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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #11)

Tue May 5, 2020, 05:56 PM

12. I find it very difficult to stay detached; or to stay attached to my own sense

of self awareness. Even though I have found that when I do that - I notice that a happiness comes in from nowhere and it feels really good. And I am sure about what Sri Maharshi says about happiness only originating in the Self because even if we think our happiness comes from say another person.....not every person feel the same happiness when they think of that person. So, in fact the happiness does come from within myself.

I have been watching Youtube videos about Ramana Maharshi's life and I am entirely entranced. He would sit somewhere and his legs were being eaten up by bugs and rodents and he did not even feel it because he was so consumed with his inner being. Compare that to myself who has spent years doting on every physical ache and pain that shows up and his life sounds like paradise to me!

And yet, the simple instructions are still hard for me to follow. Go figure.

I am really happy that you know what I am talking about though!

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