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Sage and saboteur

Ramana Maharshi said that progress on the inner plane is determined by whether we are thinking less.

The mind claps its little hands in excitement. “Now you’ve given me something to think about!”



Inner progress is not a linear movement. It is a slow circularity, like ascending a mountain by walking around it.

Slow is good.

Giving up

Men want to make progress on the inner journey but they don’t want to give anything up. They want to add some notion of progress to what they already have. But there is no progress! There is only giving up.

Acquisition, we are taught from a very early age. Disposition, we learn for ourselves. Of course, in order to learn subtraction, a teacher is necessary. Not to worry. Life will provide all of the instructors we need.