Wisdom from the smiling sage

Ramana Maharshi

Question : How does one get rid of fear ?

Ramana Maharshi : What is fear ? It is only a thought. If there is anything besides the Self there is reason to fear. Who sees things separate from the Self ? First the ego arises and sees objects asexternal. If the ego does not rise, the Self alone exists and there is nothing external. For anything external to oneself implies the existence of the seer within. Seeking it there will eliminate doubt and fear. Not only fear, all other thoughts centred round the ego will disappear along with it.

About Michaela

I am a wanderer and a wonderer, like you are. I love our journey and to walk in the company of friends – to learn, experience, share, laugh, cry and above all I simply love this marvelous, magical, mysterious life. I have no plan (cannot believe I am saying this) and my only intention is to be truthful to myself and others.
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1 Response to Wisdom from the smiling sage

  1. Michaela says:

    The answer is in the question. We cannot get rid of fear, but we cease fearing if we truly see. However, first we have to look there.

    How can we cease fearing something we do not want to look at in the first place ?

    Ramana Maharshi is telling us, the sun is always shining. But how can we enjoy the sun, if all we see are clouds ? Looking at clouds and seeing what they are is what disperses fear.

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