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His complete disinterest in material gain.
Also he did not refuse to work - in fact he cooked for the people who visited the Ashram.

That he did not travel abroad like many modern Gurus - the seeker comes to the mountain, not the mountain to the seeker.

He never said something like "Believe in me" or "Obey my orders".

His path (self enquiry) is open to all - rich and poor, Indians and foreigners, men and women, Hindu and non-Hindu.
No need to travel to India to find a Guru who gives you initiation in a special mantra or something like that.

In his eyes, everyone was equal.

He was kindness personified, even towards animals.

His sense of humor.


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Center and axis are different things?
This is confusing, how can they be different?

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Tripura Rahasya and other ancient works / Re: Bhagavad Gita online
« on: April 07, 2012, 01:28:29 PM »
Thank you very much.  :)

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The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / What are thoughts?
« on: April 07, 2012, 12:50:29 PM »
When nothing but the self exists, then thoughts also must be part of the self.
But thoughts keep us from residing in the self.
So what are thoughts?

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Tripura Rahasya and other ancient works / Bhagavad Gita online
« on: April 06, 2012, 04:59:33 AM »
Where can I find an English Bhagavad Gita translation online that is not translated by ISKCON?
I try to find out about 12.5, the translation I read is:
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For those whose minds are attached to the unmanifested, impersonal feature of the Supreme, advancement is very troublesome. To make progress in that discipline is always difficult for those who are embodied.
I suspect this to be the ISKCON interpretation.

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General topics / Re: Bhavamukha
« on: March 29, 2012, 09:21:37 PM »
Does that mean Bhagavan cannot help anyone anymore because he did not remain in Bhavamukha?

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General topics / Bhavamukha
« on: March 29, 2012, 03:05:07 AM »
I have read that Sri Ramakrishna got a command from Kali Devi to 'remain in Bhavamukha for the enlightenment of the people'.
Can please someone explain what Bhavamukha is?

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General Discussion / Re: Interesting article about 'Aham' on Wikipedia
« on: March 28, 2012, 12:20:35 AM »
Dear Mr. Subramanian,

Did Bhagavan also say something about 'Maha'?

Greetings,
Jyoti

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General Discussion / Great site with lots of texts about Bhagavan
« on: March 28, 2012, 12:17:14 AM »
http://www.hindudharmaforums.com/library.html

Under Ramana Maharshi you find:

Aksharajna: Sri Ramana, The Sage of Arunagiri
Brunton, Paul: Maharshi and His Message
Chadwick, AW: A Sadhu's Reminiscences
Cohen, SS: Guru Ramana
Cohen, SS: Reflections on Talks
Cornelssen, Lucy: Hunting the 'I'
Devaraja Mudaliar, A: Day by Day with Bhagavan
Devotees: Surpassing Love and Grace
Ganapati Muni: Epistles of Light
Ganapati Muni: Forty Verses in Adoration of Ramana
Glen Friesen: Hindu and non-Hindu Interpretations of a Jivanmukta )
Humphreys, Frank H: Glimpses of Life and Teachings
James, Michael: Happiness and the Art of Being
Krishna Bhikshu: Sri Ramana Leela
Mahadevan, TMP: Bhagavan Ramana
Muruganar: Ramana Puranam
Osborne, Arthur: Be Still It Is The Wind That Sings
Osborne, Arthur: Ramana Maharshi and the Path of Self-Knowledge
Osborne, Arthur: Teachings in His Own Words
Ramanananda Saraswati: Sri Ramana Stuti Panchakam
Ramanananda Swarnagiri: Crumbs from His Table
Ramanasramam: Golden Jubilee Souvenir
Ramanasramam: Ramana Smrti (Birth Centenary Offering - 1980)
Sundaresa Iyer, TK: At the Feet of Bhagavan
Suri Nagamma: : Letters from and Recollections of Sri Ramanasramam
Swartz, James: The Teachings of Ramana Maharshi
Viswanatha Swami: 108 Names of Bhagavan


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Why should a cat wait at the entrance of a hole, where rat
had hidden itself? Why should it wait for it to come out? Without a mind and thought, how can this happen?
Instinct. And they smell the rat.
Again plants. Some plants (not in India) wait for a worm to crawl on its leaf and suddenly closes the leaf and opens it
after some time. The worm is not there!
Instinct & reflex (to close the leaf).
Very rarely, very rarely, a coconut falls on a person's head and injures him. 99.999% it does  fall only on an empty ground.
Why?
That is the Karma of the person standing under the tree.
The tree has nothing to do with it.
Some birds from South America come to a particular bird sanatorium every year, at a particular season. It is in Karnataka.
There you can see 10000 birds not belonging to India. How did they come?  Without mind, or intuition or intellect?
This is neighter intuition not intellect, it is just that evolution has given them the instinct to fly to this place at that time.

In regard to the verses of the Bhagavad Gita again: When someone has fallen down so low that he has been born as a leaf, and when this leaf is offered to god in a puja - does this being gain freedom then?

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But what about those who are born as an animal or a plant?
They cannot even think, what chance do they have?

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The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Bhagavad Gita 16:18-20
« on: March 26, 2012, 02:13:56 AM »
I found these verses here.
Verse 20 says:
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O Arjuna entering demonic wombs birth after birth, these fools receive an even more abominable destination unable to achieve me.
Does this mean that some being that has fallen into this state can never become enlightened?
Did Bhagavan say something about this?

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General Discussion / Women devotees
« on: March 20, 2012, 07:15:13 PM »
So far I know:
Echammal, a widow who not only had lost her husband but also both of her children
Chellamma (nice of Echammal)
Suri Nagamma
Satyamayi (from the West)
Any more?

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When Mount Arunachala is the centre of the universe, why do the Puranas say it was Mount Meru?

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General topics / Re: Discussion on Horoscope
« on: March 17, 2012, 03:17:24 PM »
B.V. Raman has also predicted  a few things wrongly. e.g. one American Presidential election result, where he had said Bush
would lose,  but Bush had won! 
It is my impression that Bush acctually lost, just his party was fast enough to claim victory.

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