Does My Realization Help Others?

A wonderful, powerful excerpt from Maharshi’s Gospel: The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, p. 24. Could Ramana Maharshi be more beautiful?

D[isciple]: Does my Realization help others?

M[aharshi]: Yes, and it is the best help tat you can possibly render to others. Those who have discovered great truths have done so in the still depths of the Self. But really there are no ‘others’ to be helped. For, the Realized Being sees only the Self, just as te goldsmith sees only the gold while valuing it in various jewels made of gold. When you identify yourself with te body, name and form are there. But when you transcend the body-consciousness, the ‘others’ also disappear. The Realized one does not see the world as different from Himself.

D: Would it not be better if the saint [were to] mix with others?

M: There are no ‘others’ to mix with. The Self is the only Reality.