Ramana Maharshi (30 December 1879 – 14 April 1950) is widely acknowledged as one of the outstanding Hindu gurus of modern times.He was born Venkataraman Iyer, in Tiruchuli, Tamil Nadu, South India, and given the name Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi in 1907.
In response to questions on self-liberation and the classic texts on Yoga and Vedanta, Ramana recommended self-enquiry as the principal way to awaken to the “I-I”, realise the Self and attain liberation. He also recommended Bhakti, and gave his approval to a variety of paths and practices. Read More On Wikipedia
Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.
I am not the perishable body, but the eternal Self.
Self-reform automatically brings about social reform.
You need not aspire for or get any new state. Get rid of your present thoughts, that is all.
Concentration of the mind is in a way common to both Knowledge and Yoga. Yoga aims at union of the individual with the universal, the Reality. This Reality cannot be new. It must exist even now, and it does exist.