Ramagita Teachings



I am the body, I am sense organs, the life breaths, I am a Brahmana, a Kshatriya, I am born, I am happy, miserable, I have lost this, gained this, all these and other functions of ordinary everyday life are due to the identification of the atma (self) with the action of the buddhi. In reality all these notions are in the buddhi, not in the self. But through ignorance they are taken to be in the Self. So long as this continues, the course of worldly life runs on.

Embodied self which is taken to be subject of birth, death, and the like is not subject to any of these conditions. Free from all these, it is the limitless unborn, undecaying, all pervading Brahman itself.

For one who has through not this, not this, arrived at the stage of realization of his self as the supreme self, the phenomenal world ceases to assert itself and he becomes perfectly indifferent to its joys and sorrows. By not this, not this, is meant here that the atma is beyond all that is within the range of speech and thought.

Ramagita is part of Ramayana and in it Bhagavan Sri Ram answers philosophical questions of brother Lakshman.