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45301
General Discussion / Re: Sri Ramana Maharshi's Disciples
« on: August 15, 2008, 12:00:26 PM »
Dear non duel,  Thanks for your information on V. Ganesan's
book BE THE SELF.  I did not remember to mention it.  It is
a small but excellent book on Bhagavan.  There is one more
book called THE MOMENTS REMEMBERED, about the nicest
moments of some devotees with Bhagavan.

Arunachala Siva.

45302
General Discussion / Re: Sri Ramana Maharshi's Disciples
« on: August 14, 2008, 12:22:57 PM »
Dear srkudai,  All those people are living in Tiruvannamalai,
either inside the Ashram or outside in the town.  You can
write to them c/o Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai - 606 603.
They will reply if they feel like.

Arunachala Siva.

45303
General topics / Re: Living Realised Person
« on: August 14, 2008, 12:18:26 PM »
Dear srkudai,  Sukhabodhananda, has written so many books
in Tamil and English on mind control, without his mind having
been controlled!  You have to pay to listen to his address! Sri
Sri Ravishankar has founded the Art of Living Course, with
the aim of teaching correct living.  He has not mentioned
anything about self enquiry.  It is he who has now gone to
Kashmir to solve Hindu-Muslim unrest on account of Amarnath
Shrine land allotment.   Dayananda Saraswati is an exponent
of Bhagavad Gita, like his guru Chinmayananda, who in the
past had said that Bhagavad Gita tells everything and Nirad Chaudhry
blasted him saying that Bhagavad Gita is not telling everything.  See
Nirad Babu's book on Hinduism.

Arunachala Siva.
 

45304
Dear DRPSSVN Raju, you are right.  Bhakti - devotion
leads to Atma Bhakti or Self -Surrender, and it
culminates in enquriy and self realization.  Bhagavan
used to say:  Bhakti is Jnana Matha.  Devotion is the
mother of Wisdom.

Arunachala Siva.

45305
Dear DRPSSVN Raju, all the aids are useful and they
have become plenty nowadays.  But there are several
precautions to be taken.  a) Firstly these are quick
fixes but there is no quickfix for self realization. b)
Many of them are bogus, like small paperbacks that
are there to teach the art of management.  c) All
these books or atleast most of them are written by
people who are not self realized and it is like a blind
leading a blind.

Arunachala Siva.

45306
The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Dive deeply...
« on: August 14, 2008, 10:45:45 AM »
Dear DRPSSVN Raju,  Diving deeply is taking the "I thought"
to the Heart, the Self.  Diving is pushing inward.

Arunachala Siva. 

45307
General Discussion / Re: FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE
« on: August 14, 2008, 10:29:37 AM »
Dear Kannan05, There is no freedom no bondage, no
independence, no dependence, if one could shed
all thoughts that bind people.

Arunachala Siva.

45308
General Discussion / Re: WHAT IS SPIRITUALITY ?
« on: August 14, 2008, 10:27:44 AM »
Dear Sankar, Remaining in Spirituality is just Being.
No questions, no answers, no doubts, no clarifications.

Arunachala Siva.
 

45309
General Discussion / Re: Anyone have info about Michael Langford?
« on: August 14, 2008, 10:25:29 AM »
Dear nonduel,  I am happy to read your posts.  The forced
silence, I had, was to read some books like GVK and Padamalai.
I did not say that Michael contradicted Bhagavan.  I only
said that he was rephrasing and paraphrasing Bhagavan's
teachings, which have been done many others.  Who can
add or deduct anything from what Bhagavan Ramana had
said.  Incidentally, are you still eager to have a living Guru?
The living Gurus are going to Kashmir to solve problems!
But Bhagavan did not move out of Tiruvannamalai, because
He was solving problems with His Heart.

Arunachala Siva.

45310
Dear DRPSSVN Raju, this is what Bhagavan has said in
Who am I?  When He said, think "I-I-I", it is not
mechanical repetition, but a 'bhavana' or conviction
or an attitude.  It is not mouthing of the word but
the deeper meditative contemplation.

Arunachala Siva.

45311
Dear DRPSSVN Raju, Thoughts are the hindrance that
gives rise to objective universe, the personal gods and
I am the body feeling.

Arunachala Siva.

45312
Dear DRPSSVN Raju, I saw your excellent piece.  Only one
addition.  The spiritual heart is all pervsaive and is everywhere.
It is called the Self, Brahman or Atma.  The Heart Centre,
for enquiry lies on the right side of the chest and is different
from the blood pumping organ.  By enquiring into the Heart
Centre, one merges with the Heart.

Arunachala Siva. 

45313
The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: False "I"
« on: August 13, 2008, 07:50:31 PM »
Dear DRPSSVN Raju, the false I is the ego.  When the
ego is destroyed, the real I,  Bhagavan calls it 'Thaan'
in Tamil and is translated as "I-I" shines forth.

Arunachala Siva.

45314
The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: What is self-enquiry
« on: August 13, 2008, 07:47:38 PM »
All thoughts are mental manifestations and are obstacles.
When thoughts are killed as they come out of the fortress,
at the end, there will not be anyone inside the fortress and
it will be ours.

Arunachala Siva.

45315
The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: self-enquiry
« on: August 13, 2008, 07:42:56 PM »
Dear DRPSSVN Raju, mental activity is necessary for the
practioners, the bhaktas who do the self enquiry.  The
mental activity is :  I am Brahman, bhavana or attitude.  Staying
in Brahman is after the self is realized.

Arunachala Siva.