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Ramana Maharshi => The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi => Topic started by: Subramanian.R on February 07, 2009, 10:32:33 AM

Title: Vedanta and the Bible
Post by: Subramanian.R on February 07, 2009, 10:32:33 AM
On 23rd January 1937, Bhagavan Ramana said that the whole
Vedanta is contained in the two Biblical statements:

"I AM THAT I AM" and "Be still and know that I am God" to Saiva
Siddhanta or Siva Visishadvaitam, qualifed Siva non dualism.

Bhagavan also said  Garudoham bhavana, I am Garuda - conception does not make a garuda (vulture) of a man.  All the same the poisonous effects of snake-bite are cured. Simlarly with Sivoham
Bhavana, (I am Siva), also. One is not transformed into Siva, but the ruinous effects of the ego are put an end to.

(Major Chadwick once clarified in an argument in the Old Hall,
that the Biblical statement says:  Be still and 'know' that I am God.
The Bible does not say, Be still and 'think' that I am God.)

(Source: Talks, Munagala Venkatramiah, entry dated 23rd January 1937).

Arunachala Siva.