Medication is currently a fashionable word. Fashions change; so do the meaning, means and purpose for which meditation is used.
To Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi, the sage of Tiruvannamalai, in the 20th century, meditation was not a subject of objective study, but a perpetual scare of being. Why perpetual? Because what every being seeks is perpetual bliss. And that is one's own essential nature, one's own self, Nothing can be closer; in fact it is I myself, We miss it because we look elsewhere for it and allow many things to veil oneself from one's self.
Bhagavan Ramana therefore, shows us the simplest and most direct way to attain and live in meditation. He recommends no mantra, tantra, or rituals, All he rells us to do is to follow the straight path of self-enquiry, subdue our prana and thoughts, and turn the gaze within, into our own heart-cave and discover the bliss of the Great Eternal Silence. He taught this through silence, the means is silence of the breath, the senses and the mind. Meditation is silent evolution.
One who follows Ramana’s path of meditation is indeed blessed.
What he taught and demonstrated in his life is sought to be epitomised in the following pages.
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