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The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Mantra
« on: August 07, 2013, 09:26:04 PM »
He has given an upadesa of a mantra to Ganapati Muni but that is a secret not known to anyone.   There is no record of
what mantra it is.
Supposedly he gave a Devi mantra.

The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Mantra
« on: August 07, 2013, 02:02:28 AM »
From Padamalai, page 225:

Though Bhagavan rarely gave out mantras, when he did, he generally recommended 'Siva, Siva'.
Which other mantras did Bhagavan use, did he also give Shakti or Vishnu mantras when someone needed them?
Muruganar himself was given this mantra by Bhagavan, as were several other devotees including Annamalai Swami, the brother of Rangan (who was one of Bhagavan's childhood friends),
and an unkown harijan.
Did Bhagavan also give a mantra to Ganapati Muni?
He practised mantras, I believe.

General Discussion / Re: garlic & onions
« on: July 28, 2013, 07:23:19 AM »
I will post the name of the book when I am able to. I am pretty sure you will be able to order it thru the Ramanasramam book store.
Thank you in advance.
It might not be part of the Collected Works?

General Discussion / Re: garlic & onions
« on: July 27, 2013, 08:42:30 PM »

There is a book written by Kanakammal about Bhagavan's advice for women.  It is a translation of various verses to Goddess Durga. I think.  I don't remember the name of it but I borrowed it from Ramanasramam library.

As you enter the new library, Turn right, it is in the second row, in the first shelf from the right.   
Dear Child of Arunachala,

Thank you very much for the description of the way to the book.
Regrettably I am in Europe (and an European without Indian roots by the way - I only choose Jyoti as my login because I know it means light) and I don't know if in this life I will be able to travel to India...

Jyoti (Alexandra)

General Discussion / garlic & onions
« on: July 26, 2013, 09:31:43 PM »
Are garlic & onions saatvic, were they used in ashram kitchen?
I'm not sure, but I belive that Annamalai Swami ate onions when the weather was very hot to keep his body cool.
What about garlic?

General topics / Re: Madhava Swami
« on: June 21, 2013, 10:41:36 AM »
Human Gospel has his full details on his visits and talks with Bhagawan and details further -

Thank you very much for the link.
This text contains information about Swami Madhava Tirtha, but I was asking about Madhava Swami who was one of Bhagavan's assistants and later presumably reincarnated as a white peacock.

General topics / Madhava Swami
« on: June 21, 2013, 04:46:24 AM »
I currently read Living by the words of Bhagavan which is a biography of Annamalai Swami.
There is some information about Madhava Swami and I was shocked to read that this man had been a misogynist and committed suicide.
What was the matter with him?

The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / The Self & God
« on: May 16, 2013, 08:15:12 AM »
What is the relationship between the Self & God?
I currently read about Nisgaradatta Maharaj and he says that "God is the totality of consciousness but awareness is beyond all".
Is awareness the Self?
Than the Self and God are not the same?

General Discussion / Re: Do you believe in alien existence?
« on: May 06, 2013, 05:57:36 AM »
The universe is sooo vast, and there may be other universes too.
It is therefore logical to assume that there are many planets with intelligent life out there.
But I don't think the people there are so different from us - they perhaps have a more advanced technology, but otherwise they identify with their bodies as much as we do.

Can you tell me a bit about Bhagavan's female family members?
I know about his mother, but nothing about his sister.
Did she ever visit Ramana Ashram?

Once one lady came alone to stay at the ashramam to escape torture from her family members. When her stay became longer, Bhagawan became scared and said to Chinnaswamy, " People may think that Swamy (Bhagawan) has kept her for himself, so send her away".
Did he find for her another place to stay?
Did he help her with her troubles?

The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Bhagavan & women
« on: May 05, 2013, 07:40:14 AM »
Reading the writings of Suri Nagamma, I seems to me that for Bhagavan men and women were equal.
It seems he never said something like "Women need to be protected" or something like that.
Many Hindu teachers are much more conservative with regard to women.

General topics / Ram Ram Shiva Ram
« on: May 01, 2013, 09:19:25 PM »
I know that Bhagavan gave the Mantra "Arunachala Shiva", but I find

Ram Ram
Shiva Ram
Ram Ram
Shiva Ram

to have a better, easier rhythm.

Ram = Ramana
Shiva = The Supreme Lord

What to do?

General topics / Re: Pancha Bhoota Stalams & their saints
« on: April 27, 2013, 08:46:22 PM »
I have read that once a woman-saint walked around Arunachala on her hands in order not to touch the sacred earth with her feet.
Does someone know her name?

General topics / Pancha Bhoota Stalams & their saints
« on: April 26, 2013, 11:37:38 PM »
I would like to know about saints who lived at the places of the 5 lingams.
Ramana Maharshi lived at Thiruvannamalai, at Chidambaram lived Ramalinga Swamigal.
Does some one know of saints from the sites of the other lingams?

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