“… Release yourself from any form of identification. I’m a Hindu, I’m a male, I’m seventy-two years old,  I like this, I don’t like that. How to drop Richard? How to drop Ganesan? Every night, in deep sleep,  there is no Richard, there is no Ganesan. The same thing can be adopted, now.

Whenever you are rid of concepts, you are happy!

What is the silence? The space of unlearning!

A doubt is a concept. You want a conceptual description of truth. That very doubt is, you are escaping from truth.

Giving up of thoughts is also an other thought. Actually, there’s a root thought. “I have to give up thoughts”. The idea “thought” is the mother of all thoughts. You cannot give up thoughts.

Ramana Maharshi said: go to the Source of the Thought. Source of the Thought is The Silence!.”

Release Identification – V. GANESAN, Ramana Maharshi Grand Nephew – Interview by Richard Miller, excerpt