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Vichara not intellectual
« on: January 03, 2009, 11:51:29 AM »
Daivarata, Kapali Sastri even prior to asking questions to Bhagavan
Ramana, in the group of Kavyakanta Ganapati Sastri, had some talks
with Bhagavan Ramana in the Hills.  These are also called 'Talks'.

Daivarata: If I go not rejecting thoughts can I call it Vichara?

Bhagavan: It may be a stepping stone.  But really Vichara begins
when you cling to your Self and are already off the mental movement,
the thought-waves.

Daivarata: Then Vichara is not intellectual.

Bhagavan: No. It is Anthara Vichara, inner quest.

Daivarata:  That is Dhyana?

Bhagavan: To stick to a position unassailed by thoughts is Abhyasa
or Sadhana.  You are watchful.  But the condition grows intenser
and deeper when your efforts and all responsibilites are taken away
from you, that is Aroodha, Siddhi state.

(Source: Sad Darsana Bhashya. Kapali Sastri. Sri Ramanaramam,

Arunachala Siva.