Key to understanding the function of mind.
SAGE-HOOD AS AN IDEAL
Q. “Do you have thoughts?”
Sri Ramana: “I usually have no thoughts.”
Q. “But when you are reading?”
Sri Ramana: “Then I have thoughts.”
Q. “And when someone asks you a question?”
Sri Ramana: “Then, too, I have thoughts when replying, not otherwise.”
Q. “How can I keep the idea of that real state always before me?”
Sri Ramana: “Because you think you are a body you are not able to keep that single idea, you are not firm! The idea that you must go to Tiruvannamalai and see Maharshi is only a function of the intellect. Really no help is required. You are already in your original state; how can anyone help you to arrive where you already are? The help given is only to clear out your wrong notions. The great men, the gurus can help only by removing the obstacles in your way. A child and Jnani are in some ways similar*. The child ceases to think of incidents after they have passed off. Thus it shows that they do not leave deep impressions on the child’s mind. So too with a Jnani.”
‘From Conscious Immortality.’
* And Jesus said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3
Swami Bawra said. “If you do not have Heaven on earth then you will certainly not have it when you die.”
Ramana Maharshi said, ” Control the mind and even Hell will be Heaven to you.”
One enters Heaven when one is in a state of BLISS. This happens when Mind becomes silent and the Self shines uncorrupted by Ego. It has nothing to do with believing anything at all. Heaven is an experiential state of Being not a place. Belief, which depends on the constant reclaiming and affirming of an illusory idea is actually generating the very mental noise that makes the emergence of Bliss, and therefore Heaven, improbable.