' Mukti '...


Mukti or liberation is our nature. It is another
name for us.

Our wanting mukti is a very funny
thing.

It is like a man who is in the shade,
voluntarily leaving the shade, going into the sun,
feeling the severity of the heat there, making
great efforts to get back to the shade and then
rejoicing, "How sweet is the shade!

I have reached
the shade at last!"

We are all doing exactly the
same. We are not different from the reality.

We
imagine we are different, that is we create the
bheda bhava [the feeling of difference] and then
undergo great sadhana [spiritual practices] to get
rid of the bheda bhava and realise the oneness.

Why
imagine or create bheda bhava and then destroy it?



- Sri Ramana Maharshi

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"Be As You Are"
The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi
edited by David Godman
Arkana, 1985

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