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Ramana Maharshi => General topics => Topic started by: mark on September 18, 2008, 11:07:19 PM

Title: "Let there be Peace."
Post by: mark on September 18, 2008, 11:07:19 PM
On realization, you feel complete, fulfilled, free from the pleasure-pain complex, and yet not always able to explain what happened, why and how. You can put it only in negative terms: "Nothing is wrong with me any longer". It is only by comparison with the past that you know that you are out of it. Otherwise, you are just yourself. Don't try to convey it to others. If you can, it is not the real thing. Be silent and watch it expressing itself in action.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

While this is not a Ramana quote, it easily could be. . . I find myself compelled to speak about realization, and yet everytime I do, I know that it has slipped throug my fingers yet again, so to speak.

I send this with love and compassion for all. May the wars and hatred of self be realized for what it is, so that it can finally end. "Let there be peace."
Mark
Title: Re: "Let there be Peace."
Post by: Subramanian.R on September 19, 2008, 11:25:58 AM
Dear Mark,  Wonderful!  Yes, the experience can never be reduced
into words.  Lao Tse has said:  Those who speak, know not; Those
who know speak not.  In Tamil, they say:  'Kandavar Vindilar;
Vindavar Kandilar', meaning, those who have seen, cannot express;
those who express have not seen.'

Again, one Tamil Saiva Saint, called Thayumanavar, who lived in
17th century has said a beautiful example.  In the morning after
the nuptial night, the bride comes out of the room and she is
unable to express anything to any one.  Even to her mother, she
is not able to say anything and she merely, 'looks' at her mother!

Arunachala Siva.
Title: Re: "Let there be Peace."
Post by: mark on September 19, 2008, 10:14:38 PM
Subramanian. R,
you truly are a "hero member" on this forum.
You sustain this forum  with your understanding and knowledge, and your commitment to teaching that truth.
I am grateful for all of your 1212 posts! Yikes!
Mark
Title: Re: "Let there be Peace."
Post by: Subramanian.R on September 20, 2008, 10:32:06 AM
Dear Mark,

Thank you.  I am a small pond, reflecting the Sun, Bhagavan Sri
Ramana, the son of Siva, matchless after Sankara.

Arunachala Siva.