The mind cannot think it – Ramana Clips Talk 99 part 1


The mind cannot think it – Ramana Clips Talk 99 part 1
A sannyasi asked: “It is said that the Self is beyond the mind and yet the realization is with the mind. Mano na manute, Manasa na matam, and Manasaivedamaptavyam (The mind cannot think it. It cannot be thought of by the mind and the mind alone can realize it). How are these contradictions to be reconciled?”
Ramana Maharshi answers: “Atman is realized with mruta manas (dead mind), i.e., mind devoid of thoughts and turned inward. Then the mind sees its own source and becomes That. It is not as the subject perceiving an object.”

This Ramana Clip is from a longer video from Richard Clarke, as he comments on the Talk.

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