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5.0 out of 5 stars Yes, it's a classic!, 18 July 2006
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This review is from: Be As You Are: The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi (Arkana) (Paperback)
This guy certainly knew the truth about what spirituality is all about - discovering the real, mysterious Self ever present within you. The only criticism of the great man is that he didn't seem to understand just how difficult it can be for the average seeker to grasp this teaching and apply it. If enlightenment were so easy we'd all be good at achieving it, and at times in this book you feel the great man's wisdom was compromised slightly by an ironic lack of sensitivity appreciating that finding the Self is not as straightforward and simple as he suggests. However, it's a masterful display of spiritual wisdom and advice. Although, you are also left wondering if a man/book like this can come into the world and mass society is STILL left mostly in spiritual darkness, what chance is there ever of mass enlightenment. The message I suppose, is that we all have to save ourselves and not worry about the rest! The world changes the instance you change YOURSELF. Read this book and good luck.
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Initial post: 21 Jun 2010 23:48:05 BDT
There is no chance of mass enlightenment. Its one person at a time, our own effort for our own development.

Posted on 3 Apr 2011 21:56:48 BDT
A. Brady says:
Who am I? is a koan.

http://www.karate.butsu.net/onzen/zenkoans_dialogue.html

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Apr 2011 21:57:55 BDT
A. Brady says:
Who am I? is a koan. Read this:

http://www.karate.butsu.net/onzen/zenkoans_dialogue.html

Posted on 2 Feb 2012 21:02:21 GMT
Hi Marc,

I agree with you that it can be difficult to grasp teachings for the common man. However as I learnt 'OSHO' saying in one of his lectures that for the enlightened man & for the ''silent'' mind it is not easy to put his direct experience of the truth in words.

Regards

Pradeep
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