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Be as you are – Ramana Maharshi

There is neither creation nor destruction, neither destiny nor free will, neither path or achievement. This is the final truth.

Be as you are.

Reality must be always real. It is not with forms and names. That which underlies these is the reality. It underlies limitations, being itself limitless. It is not bound. It underlies unrealities, itself being real. Reality is that which is. It is as it is. It transcends speech. It is beyond expressions ‘existence, non-existence’ etc.

You are awareness. Awareness is another name for you. Since you are awareness there is no need to attain or cultivate it. All that you have to do is to give up being aware of other things, that is of the not-Self. If one gives up being aware of them then pure awareness alone remains, and that is the Self.

Your own realisation is the best help you can give to others, but there are no others
to be helped.

Work performed with attachment is a shackle, whereas work performed with detachment does not affect, the doer. He is even while working in solitude. To engage in your duty is the true Namaskar and abiding in God is the only true work.

Success and failure are due to prarabdha and not to will power or lack of it. One should try to gain equipoise of mind under all circumstances. That is will power.

Ramana Maharshi