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47506
The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Prior to.....
« on: August 13, 2008, 07:28:28 PM »
Dear jimrich, Prior to thoughts, there is Awareness.  But
prior to Awareness, there is nothing, since It is the First
Cause, the Causeless Cause.

Arunachala Siva. 

47507
General topics / Re: SEEK THE TRUTH IN REALITY TO KNOW THE SELF
« on: August 13, 2008, 07:24:22 PM »
Dear Sankar, stay in Silence, and be Silence.

Arunachala Siva.

47508
General topics / Re: Living Realised Person
« on: August 13, 2008, 07:22:39 PM »
Dear DRPSSVN Raju,  The magazines talk about  Jaggi
Vasudev, Nityananda Swami, Sri Sri Ravishankar and
others.  You can follow any of them.  But you are treading
in the unchartered waters.  Bhagavan is an ocean who
has been already treaded by many others, and who have
now become the ocean.

Arunachala Siva. 

47509
General topics / Re: Reply to Marjan's Personal Message
« on: August 13, 2008, 07:18:22 PM »
Dear srkudai,  Vaishnavaites do not have a separate concept
of Ganesa.  They have got a deity called Thumbikkai Azhwar,
who is the foremost devotee of Narayana, a devotee with
a trunk like elephant!  Do not laugh.  In Srirangam, Tamil
Nadu, you can see a sculpture of him!

Arunachala Siva.

47510
General Discussion / Re: Sri Ramana Maharshi's Disciples
« on: August 13, 2008, 07:06:33 PM »
Dear srkudai,  Dr. Venkatasubramanian, is not me.  I am a
little worm in the vast ocean of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi.
All those people whom I mentioned in the post are realized
persons.  But you can verify only if you can.

Arunachala Siva.

47511
General topics / Re: Uddava Gita
« on: August 13, 2008, 06:30:02 PM »
Dear srkudai, there is a beautiful translation in English,
published by Sri Ramakrishna Math.  There is also
a Tamil translation by Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai.

Arunachala Siva.

47512
General topics / Re: Reply to Marjan's Personal Message
« on: August 13, 2008, 06:27:33 PM »
Dear srkudai, if Krishna is different from Ganesa, Siva,
Uma and Skanda, then Krishna is not One without a
second.  If there is more than one, why not someone
else going for the second or third or fourth?  This is
where Philosophy was interpreted as religion and
then the whole lot of trouble started.

Arunachala Siva.

47513
General topics / Re: Who am I? as aid to self-realization
« on: August 13, 2008, 06:24:03 PM »
Dear DRPVSSN Raju, you are correct.  Banishing all other
thoughts that take us outside is the most difficult thing
in life.

Arunachala Siva.

47514
General Discussion / Re: You are consciousness / Awareness
« on: August 13, 2008, 06:05:34 PM »
Dear srkudai, Thoughts are not bad, when these come
from Pure Mind.  It is the Pure Mind with which jnanis
work.  Again, Brain is a part of consciousness and not
vice versa.

Arunachala Siva.

47515
General Discussion / Re: Sri Ramana Maharshi's Disciples
« on: August 13, 2008, 05:58:39 PM »
Dear srkudai, there are Sri V.S. Ramanan and Sri V. Ganesan
who are Bhagavan's brother's grandsons.  I am not sure
whether Michael James and Robert Butler are still there.
There is also one more gentleman called Dr. Venkata
Subramanian, who co-authored David Godman for
some books.  I am not sure whether Graham Boyd or
Graham Bell met Bhagavan when He was in His body.

Arunachala Siva.













Dear srkudai,  Sri V. Ganesan and Sri V.S. Ramanan,
Bhagavan's brother's grandsons are there.  There are
also Robert Butler and Michael James.  There is Dr.
Venkata Subramanian, who co authored David Godman
for some of his books.  There is Graham Boyd or Graham
Bell but I am not sure whether he met Bhagavan when
the latter was in his body.

Arunachala Siva.










   

47516
General Discussion / Re: DISEASE AND CURE
« on: August 13, 2008, 05:51:21 PM »
Dear kde,  Suddha manas or Pure Mind is like a mirror where
one can see the reflection of the objects kept in front of it.
Viveka Choodamani says that suddha manas is necessary
for the seekers and jnanis to do work in this world without the sense
of doership.  Bhagavan says it is like a burnt rope!  It just is there,
but does not do anything that we ordinary mortals do!

Arunachala Siva.

47517
General topics / Re: satsangh
« on: August 13, 2008, 05:21:18 PM »
Dear DRPVSSN RAJU, you are correct.  But Bhagavan
meant both being with Sat and being with jnanis or
learned people, with identical spiritual quest.  The
latter helps you to clarify your doubts in practice.

Arunachala Siva.

47518
General Discussion / Re: WHAT IS SERVICE TO GURU/ GURU SEVA
« on: August 13, 2008, 05:13:28 PM »
Dear DRKPSSN Raju, you are correct.  Serving the master
is serving the Self.  It is not going to Sri Ramanasramam
and sweeping the floor. In fact, Bhagavan chided one Western
devotee, when he tried to do all these things.  In Viveka
Choodamani, Sankara says, the best Guru seva is being in
the Self, always contemplating on the Guru.

Arunachala Siva.

47519
General Discussion / Re: DISEASE AND CURE
« on: August 13, 2008, 05:10:36 PM »
Dear kde, the mind and the ego are the branches of the
same organic tree.  In fact, there are 4 things as books
on Advaita state:  The mind, the ego, the intellect, and
the mind-stuff (chit).  The mind is necessary for knowing
things about Bhagavan Ramana, but if this mind is in the
path of self-enquiry, then it is suddha-manas or Pure Mind,
which is helpful not only for reading books but also for
all worldly activities.

Arunachala Siva.

47520
General Discussion / Re: WHOIS SATGURU?
« on: August 13, 2008, 05:06:33 PM »
Dear DRPVSSN Raju, you are correct.  As Bhagavan Himself
has said in Ramana Gita, a true guru is one with whom you
get total peace.

Dear kdo, regarding other books, you may read Aruthur Osborne's
Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi's teachings in His own words.

You may David Godman's The Power of the Presence. 3 vols.

Sri Ramansramam has recently brought out a seven volume
compendium on Bhagavan called The Life and Teachings of Bhagavan
Sri Ramana Maharshi.  It is brought out both in English and in Tamil.

Arunchala Siva.