Ramana Maharshi — Indian Philosopher born on December 20, 1879, died on April 14, 1950

Ramana Maharshi /ˈrʌmənə məhʌˈrɪʃi/ was an Indian sage and jivanmukta. He was born Venkataraman Iyer, but was and is most commonly known under the name Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi... (wikipedia)

All bad qualities centre round the ego. When the ego is gone, Realisation results by itself. There are neither good nor bad qualities in the Self. The Self is free from all qualities. Qualities pertain to the mind only.
No one succeeds without effort... Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.
Silence is also conversation.
If there is anything besides the Self there is reason to fear? Who sees the second? First, the ego arises and sees objects as external. If the ego does not rise, the Self alone exists and there is no second.
All activities and events that a body is to go through are determined at the time of conception.

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