Tag Archives: Ramana Maharshi

Silent Retreat III : Why Retreat into Silence ?

In a word, love. Love of silence, of mere being, of thusness – the completeness of things as they are. Anything else ? Freedom from doing, from the sense of doer-ship. Yes, freedom from the role of the doer, freedom from … Continue reading

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Silent Retreat at Spirit Falls

The silence calls. It has called for years. Since 2005, I have answered by immersion in silence at least once each year, sometimes more if possible. This year, visited a retreat center for the first time: Spirit Falls in Pine, … Continue reading

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Mantra

Ramana Maharshi’s meeting with a master of Sanskrit and non-dual philosophy (Vedanta) named Ganapati Muni, speaks to the effectiveness of chanting as an avenue for awakening. At the time, Ramana had been living in silence for 11 years in a … Continue reading

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