Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Inner Worship


"Q: What is that which is called the inner worship or the worship of the attributeless?

A: In sacred texts, the worship of the attributeless has been elaborately explained (as a separate discipline). Yet, all disciplines such as sacrifice, charity, austerity, observance of vows, mantra repetition, yoga, ceremony are, in effect, modes of meditation of the form 'I am Universal Consciousness'. So, in all the modes of discipline, one should see to it that one does not stray away from the thought 'I am Universal Consciousness'. This is the purpose of inner worship."

- Ramana Maharshi

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