What is real?

In the words of Ramana Maharshi.

Reality must always be real.
It is not with forms and names.
That which underlies these is reality.
It underlies limitations, being itself limitless.
It is not bound.
It underlies unrealities, itself being real.

Reality is that which is.
It is as it is.
It transcends speech.
It is beyond the expressions «existence, non-existence,» etc.

Reality, which is the mere consciousness
that remains when ignorance is destroyed along with the knowledge of objects,
alone is the Self [Ātman].
In that Brahma-swarupa [real form of Brahman],
which is abundant Self-awareness,
there is not the least ignorance.

The reality which shines fully, without misery and without a body,
not only when the world is known but also when the world is not known,
is your real form [nija-swarupa].
The radiance of consciousness-bliss,
in the form of one awareness shining equally within and without,
is the supreme and blissful primal reality.

Its form is silence
and it is declared by jnanis
to be the final and unobstructable state of true knowledge [jnana].

Know that
jnana alone is non-attachment;
jnana alone is purity;
jnana is the attainment of God;
jnana, which is devoid of forgetfulness of Self alone, is immortality;
jnana alone is everything.

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