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Just Be!-What is it to be?

Om Namo Bhagavate Shri Ramanaya

To just be is an effortless state of existence or being. It is a state of pure surrender. It is basically shifting of one’s attention from the mistaken conception of one’s identity with the body mind complex to the self, or the ‘I-ness’ throbbing in one.

It is the state of dropping the mind, a deep let go of things.

Bhagavan Ramana’s teaching is ‘Just be’. Self enquiry was suggested by Bhagavan as it is difficult to detach oneself from thoughts and to realise the true nature of one’s being at one go.




It is the pure state of awareness. It is a state of acceptance. Non-acceptance causes rebellion or conflict in the mind. When one is in the state of just b-e-i-n-g, total acceptance has happened whatever be the external situations, with no trace of conflict in the mind.

It is pure b-e-i-n-g or existing. It is not a negative state of simply existing, but a vibrant, throbbing existence full of life - a state of consciousness.

It is the greatest state of relaxation where one is free from the illusion of the mind. By relaxing our grip over it, thoughts are pushed to the background.

Once when one is relaxed, when the grip over thoughts of the past and the future is loosened, one is fully in the Present, in the present state of awareness.

The aforesaid truth translates into being in unalloyed peace.

To just be is a state of being in meditation without the thought of doing meditation or being engaged in meditation. It is a state of pure being, the goal of all meditations.

Who could explain more clearly than the great Lord, Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi? He says, “Look, the Self is only Be-ing, not being this or that. It is simple Being. Be-and there is end of the ignorance. Enquire for whom is the ignorance. The ego arises when you wake up from sleep. Realise your pure Be-ing. Let there be no confusion with the body. The body is the result of thoughts. The thoughts will play as usual, but you will not be affected. You were not concerned with the body when asleep; so you can always remain”-Talk No 46

Bhagavan clearly states that thoughts will exist but one will not be affected by them.

May Bhagavan bestow the bliss of being, which is possible only by His infinite Grace.

Om Namo Bhagavate Shri Ramanaya.

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