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Ramana Maharshi => The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi => Topic started by: Subramanian.R on January 25, 2009, 10:36:10 AM

Title: Pains for a Jnani in Sahaja Samadhi
Post by: Subramanian.R on January 25, 2009, 10:36:10 AM
Bhagavan Ramana's state baffles imagination. One wonders how the Cosmic, Pure Mind, wraps itself with a frail human body, which appears to eat and sleep and act, become diseased, tired and hungry.  It is mystery of mysteries.  Hence Sri Bhagavan used to be assailed by questions about the Jnani's mental state.

Once S.S. Cohen asked:

Does he who is in Sahaja Samadhi feel any physical pain, say a sting or a cut?

Bhagavan Ramana answered:

All pains, even physical, are in the mind. Everybody feels the pain of a cut or a sting.  But the Jnani, whose mind is sunk in bliss, feels it as in a dream.  He resembles the case of the two lovers in the story who were tortured together but did not feel pain because their minds were in ecstasy, gazing at each other's face!

(Source: S.S. Cohen. Guru Ramana. Sri Ramansramam, Tiruvannamalai.)

Arunachala Siva.