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Ramana Maharshi => The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi => Topic started by: Subramanian.R on February 04, 2009, 11:03:42 AM

Title: What is egoism?
Post by: Subramanian.R on February 04, 2009, 11:03:42 AM
Mr. V. Ananthachari took immense pains in the printing of Telugu,
Sri Ramana Gita.  When his services were appreciatively referred to in the Preface of the proposed book, he pleaded hard with Bhagavan
Ramana that his name should not be mentioned. Bhagavan Ramana told him: "Why do you worry?  To ask for omission of your name is
as much egoism as to desire its inclusion.  So let it be. After all,
who knows who is Ananthachari?"

(Source: Arunachala's Ramana. Boundless Ocean of Grace.
Volume No. 3. Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai.)

Arunachala Siva.
   
Title: Re: What is egoism?
Post by: ramana_maharshi on March 11, 2010, 12:39:15 AM
well said by bhagavan ramana.
Title: Re: What is egoism?
Post by: Subramanian.R on March 11, 2010, 10:00:47 AM
Once Viswanatha Swami's brother, who was a Gandhian came to the
Asramam.  It was lunch time.  Despite being a brahmin, this gentleman
in order to show, that he was a true Gandhian wanted to sit in the
non-brahmin's row.  Bhagavan Ramana said:  To show yourself as
above casteism and to deliberately sit in non brahmins row is also
egoism as it is egoism to sit in brahmin's row.  If you want, you can
sit beside me, (perpendicular to both the rows, facing all).  Viswanatha
Swami's brother quietly shifted to brahmin's row!

Arunachala Siva.