the eternal, pristine Being
Q: I believe that we should not inflict suffering on other lives. Should we then endure the mosquito bite and submit to it also?
Ramana: You do not like to suffer yourself. How can you inflict suffering on others? Just keep off mosquitoes since you suffer by their stings.
Q: Is it right that we kill other lives, e.g., mosquitoes, bugs?
Ramana: Everyone is a suicide. The eternal, blissful, and natural state has been smothered by this life of ignorance. In this way the present life is due to the killing of the eternal, pristine Being. Is it not a case of suicide? So then, everyone is a suicide. Why worry about murders and killing?