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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Teachings of the Maharishi



The jiva (our physical being) itself is Shiva;
Shiva Himself is the jiva.
It is true that the jiva is no other than Shiva.
When the grain is hidden inside the husk, it is called paddy; when it is de-husked, it is called rice. Similarly, so long as one is bound by karma one remains a jiva; when the bond of ignorance is broken, one shines as Shiva, the Deity. Thus declares a scriptural text.
Accordingly, the jiva which is mind is in reality the pure Self;
but, forgetting this truth, it imagines itself to be an individual soul
and gets bound in the shape of mind.

From: Self Inquiry, A Discussion with Sri Ramana Maharshi

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