Question no 4; Wen will the realization of the self be gained ?
Answer; When the world which is What-is -seen has been removed, there will be realization of the self which is the seer. — Maharishi Ramana.
Comments; These questions and answers are a little set of questions and answers in a little book named ‘ who am I ‘? These questions and answers were asked from Sri Pilli to Maharishi Ramana in the year 1902. Maharishi Ramana was in a Virupakash cave in silence. He mostly was living in Samadhi in those days. Sri pile was a graduate and was employed in Revenue department. He met Maharishi Ramana on his official tour. He struck to look him and asked these questions.Maharishi was in Silence and answers were given in writing. This is 4th question.
Answer; Maharish Wrote that when the world, meaning our thoughts of the world will be removed by self-inquiry which is observing mind, then you will be able to find the taste of bliss.
Now, as I know about it with my own experience. In doing this practice for 35 years. And experience of this is such beautiful, calm I write only for this that anybody else can take advantage of this. Our thoughts are obstacles in this experience. we can not show anything which is seen. We only suggest to anybody that you are God gifted in your heart for this. My Guru used to give an example of deep sleep. In deep sleep we have no money, car. Fame, sex, but we have experience of calmness.In meditation we find that calmness while awakening. As we cannot go into deep sleep when there are thoughts in our mind like this we have to remove our thoughts for Samadhi. This is the reason yogis holy Saints go on retreat. They have not too much demand. our Kamna Vasnnas becomes a barrier in meditation. One thing take in mind that which thing you got by without demanding that is grace and what a thing to take by demanding that is Bagging. Because our more wants becomes more thoughts and we have to do more practice for removing these thoughts.