Dharma – what is good?

It is most difficult to define Dharma. Dharma has been explained to be that which helps the upliftment of living beings. Therefore, that which ensures the welfare of living beings is surely Dharma. The learned rishis have declared that which sustains is Dharma.

– In Mahabharata,shanthi parva,109 9-11.

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It has no answer

“A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.”
          – A Chinese proverb

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Sri Ramana Maharshi’s sayings

Even though the reality of the Self has been explained in many ways,
the truth of it remains unspoken because it can only be known by
directly experiencing it. Those who seek liberation are prevented from
having this direct experience by their minds which hold onto the
deeply-rooted conviction ‘I am the body/mind’.

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Sri Ramana Maharshi

Ramana Maharshi (1879–1950) is widely acknowledged as one of the outstanding Indian gurus of modern times.He was born as Venkataraman Iyer, in Tiruchuli, Tamil Nadu,India.

At the age of sixteen, Venkataraman lost his sense of individual selfhood. Ramana Maharshi himself explains  this experience in his own words. Read more…

Tied by thoughts

Be in harmony with the Way
and you will be free of disturbances.
Tied by your thoughts, you lose the truth,
become heavy, dull, and unwell.
Not well, the mind is troubled.
Then why cling to or reject anything?
If you wish to move in the One Way,
do not dislike even the world of senses and ideas.
Indeed, to accept them fully
is identical with true Enlightenment.
– Seng-ts’an in Hsin – Hsin Ming

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The ultimate state

Consider the movement in stillness and the stationary in motion,
both movement and rest disappear.
When such dualities cease to exist
even Oneness itself cannot exist.
This ultimate state
is not bound by rules and descriptions.
For the Realized mind, at one with the Way,
all doing ceases.
Doubts and irresolutions vanish
and the Truth is confirmed in you.

– Seng-ts’an in Hsin – Hsin Ming


Who looks out with my eyes? What is the soul?
I cannot stop asking.
If I could taste one sip of an answer,
I could break out of this prison for drunks.
I didn’t come here of my own accord, and I can’t leave that way.
Whoever brought me here, will have to take me home.


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