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What do you find to be the best biography of Ramana Maharshi? I'm thinking of bying 'Timeless in Time', is it good?

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I started a topic some months ago about Swami Vivekanda and freemansory but nobody responded to it. Since you're a freemason you can probably answer it. This is what I wrote:

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I've been reading Swami Vivekananda's teaching and information about his life and I found out he was freemason. Altough I know little about freemasonry, this disturbs me a little because I've heard that satan worship, demonic rituals and other dark stuff is part of it. So what do you think about this and is my stereotypical view about freemansory totally wrong. And were any other famous advaita teachers freemasons.

thanks


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General topics / Re: Few Ramana Maharshi Youtube Videos
« on: May 31, 2010, 10:13:59 PM »
Here is a wonderful and peaceful video containing sweet music and lovely quotes and pictures of Bhagavan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Jsswtme-Dw


E: I watched this again and words can't describe how beautiful it is.

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General topics / Re: Ramana Maharshi on Jesus healing blind man
« on: May 31, 2010, 10:09:15 PM »
Okay thank you. I should had payed more attention to Sri Bhagavan's words which were: "there is a story related as follows", and not "in the bible there is a story".

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General topics / Ramana Maharshi on Jesus healing blind man
« on: May 30, 2010, 02:12:37 PM »
In the book Talks with Ramana Maharshi, Volume I, page 17, a person asks Sri Bhagavan

"Jesus Christ cured people of their diseases. Is that only an occult
power (siddhi)?" And Sri Bhagavan answers:

" Was Jesus aware at the time that he was curing men of their diseases?
He could not have been conscious of his powers. There is a story
related as follows: Jesus had once cured a man of his blindness. The
man turned wicked, in course of time. Meeting him after some years,
Jesus observed his wickedness and asked him why he was so. He
replied saying that, when he was blind, he could not commit any
sin. But after Jesus had cured him of blindness he grew wicked and
Jesus was responsible for his wickedness."



I have tried to found this from the Bible but haven't found it. Is it really there?

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In the book 'Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi Volume III', page 480, a person asks: "Am I to think “Who am I”?
And Sri Bhagavan replies: "You have known that the ‘I-thought’ springs forth. Hold the ‘Ithought’
and find its moola (source)".


How can we know whether the person asking meant to ask: "Am I to think: "Who am I?" or "Am I to think who am I?" (i.e verbally thinking about himself)? Does the original recording of this conversation still exist?

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General topics / Re: Question concerning the path of surrender
« on: May 22, 2010, 12:27:26 PM »
Thanks, I like these replies. I found a nice quote regarding this question.

"If one surrenders oneself there will be no one to ask questions or to be thought of."

(From Be as You Are)

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I read the article that snow posted. In it Shinzen Young says that other practices that can lead to same goal as do-nothing-technique is self enquiry. Now, of course there are many variations of self-enquiry and it has been founded in many cultures and it is used in many spiritual pahts. So I don't know if he means Bhagavan's self-enquiry. But still wouldn't this do-nothing meditation be the same as Surrender?

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Congrats and thank you for always patiently helping newbies like me :)

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General topics / Question concerning the path of surrender
« on: May 19, 2010, 07:56:27 PM »
Sri Bhagavan said that self-enquiry and surrender are the only two ways for realization. Now, when people asked what should they do when doubts, fears and desires arise, Sri Bhagavan replied "see who is it that all these arise to". These were (I assume) people who were on the path of jnana. But how should one who is taking the path of surrender proceed when doubts, fears and desires arise.

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Out of topic question, but I remeber Bhagavan once advising meditator to look at the tip of the nose. Why is this and how long should one concentrate on it?

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General Discussion / Swami Vivekananda and freemasonry
« on: March 27, 2010, 06:19:57 PM »
I've been reading Swami Vivekananda's teaching and information about his life and I found out he was freemason. Altough I know little about freemasonry, this disturbs me a little because I've heard that satan worship, demonic rituals and other dark stuff is part of it. So what do you think about this and is my stereotypical view about freemansory totally wrong. And were any other famous advaita teachers freemasons.

thanks

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The proper way to get rid of a desire is to find out `Who gets the desire?
Should one then turn within and inquire: 'Who am I?' or should one try to observe the relationship between the desire and the I?

and one more thing, are desires essentialy thoughts?

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Japo, how can you think about reality? Try and tell me if you succeeded, if not... then it is your answer.
I'm still trying to figure it out  :P


And thank you very much Subramanian  :)

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He gave me Arunachala Siva.  This works very well in my case.  
Wow, did you meet Sri Bhagavan?! Have you written about this meeting in the forum?

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Subramanian, I would like to get an answer from you to my question. Can thinking about reality or teachings be a helpful method in the path ot Self-Realization? Didn't Bhagavan say to get rid of all thinking?

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