“The more we are humble, the better it is for us”. ~ Ramana Maharshi. But what is this humility advocated here? Acknowledging, perhaps, that we are an integral part of the cosmos and that our true nature is far more than the body-mind system we currently inhabit. Thanks for this simple and deep post, Harsh Luthar!
Sri Ramana’s teaching is that the ego/mind merges in the Heart in two ways.
First, we can investigate the nature of the ego and examine the sense of “I” that we naturally feel and see where it arises. To do this, one needs to still the mind and with a purified and subtle intellect trace the “I” back to its source, the Heart. This is the yogic path of Jnana.
The second approach is to simply surrender the ego/mind without reservation to the Lord and accept that it is never our will but the Lord’s will as to what happens. If this attitude of “not my will but thine my Lord” penetrates deeply into our being, then we become accepting of everything. We see that worries and anxieties associated with ego/mind do not belong to us as we have surrendered our individual identity to the Lord. This is the approach…
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