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Be as you are. See who you are and remain as the Self, free from birth, going, coming and returning. Q: How is one to know the Self? A: Knowing the Self means being the Self. Can you say that you do not know the Self? Though you cannot see your own eyes and though not provided with a mirror to look in, do you deny the existence of your eyes? Similarly, you are aware of the Self even though the Self is not objectified. Or, do you deny your Self because it is not objectified? When you say ‘I cannot know the Self, it means absence in terms of relative knowledge, because you have been so accustomed to relative knowledge that you identify yourself with it.
But the quest for the Self I speak of is a direct method, indeed superior to the other meditation. The moment you start looking for the self and go deeper and deeper, the real Self is waiting there to take you in. Then whatever is done is done by something else and you have no hand in it. In this process, all doubts and discussions are automatically given up just as one who sleeps forgets, for the time being, all his cares. Q: What certainty is there that something else waits there to welcome me?
But the pure ‘I’ is the pure being, eternal existence, free from ignorance and thought-illusion. If you stay as the ‘I’, your being alone, without thought, the ‘I’-thought will disappear and the delusion will vanish for ever. In a cinema-show you can see pictures only in a very dim light or in darkness. But when all the lights are switched on, the pictures disappear. So also in the floodlight of the supreme atman all objects disappear. Q: That is the transcendental state. A: No. Transcending what, and by whom?
Be As You Are: The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi by Edited by David Godman