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Kavyakanta Ganapati Muni's Letters
« on: January 05, 2009, 02:55:13 PM »
Kavyakanta Ganapati Muni, when he was staying in Anandasram,
Sirsi, Karnataka, had written more than 20 letters to Bhagavan Ramana
from there.  These were in the year 1931.  He was writing lettes in
Sanskrit and one or two of them in Telugu.  Viswanatha Swami, Daivarata,
and a few others were staying with him, for some months in Sirsi.

Sastri addressed Bhagavan Ramana, as Guha (Lord in the Heart Cave
or Subahmanya), the Spirit in human form, Immanent in All, the World's
Guru and other such epithets.  He was doing Sad Darsana (Ulladu
Narpadu in Sanskrit) and a few other works in Sirsi.  In some letters
he was telling his progress in tapas and meditation and how yet he had
not merged in the Self.

In the letter dated 10th March 1931, he was describing:

Lord, my present inner experience, achieved by Bhagavan's look of
grace, I understand to be herence in the Vijnana Atman, the sphere
of pure intellect.  I clearly experience my Self in the Cave of the Heart
quite distinct from the body.  Yet, I have not ceased looking upon the
world as different from myself.  And, so I consider that this is not the
complete and ultimate inherence in the Self.  May Bhagavan Himself
bless me with that Purna Nishta by His gracious look, capable of traversing
any distance.  My experience of ecstasy hitherto was particularly dynamic.
It was pure and simple flow of power.  But now it is perceived to be a
flow of light giving a sense of utmost lightness."

On 17th March 1931, he writes:

"From the Saturday, my vision became distinct.  I may say that I see
everything as the manifestation of One Existence. It is my prayer to
Bhagavan that this vision may culminate as spontaneous experience,
unassialable.  I see as bubbles in water all formation in one existence.
And I try to discard the former and experience pure existence alone

On 31st March 1931, he says:

"Giver of everything desirable! Though I may be having a thousand
desires, they are all set at rest within the Cave of the Heart, scorched
by the effulgence of Your benevolent look.

On 14th April 1931, he writes:

"May my inherence in the Vijnana-Atman (pure intellect) show me
the way to get established at the Source, one's Reality."

(Source: Epistles of Light, Vasishta Kavyakanta Ganapati Muni's
Letters to Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi. English. The Kavyakanta
Foundation, New York. Published by Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai.)

Arunachala Siva.