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Mighty Impersonality
« on: January 06, 2009, 12:00:27 PM »
I got a small booklet written by Sri M.P. Pandit, an Aurobindo devotee.
He says that there are four types of mysticism, when one experiences
the Divine Consciousness in the world outside.  The first is contemplative
mysticism, when this experience is gained through a long exercise of
mental faculties of thinking, imagination and evocation. A perception
of Oneness of life, a unity of all creations occur to him and he becomes
a Sage.  Second, is practical change in the being, mainly in the emotional
parts; there is an outburst of love, a spontaneous flow of the being
towards God in thought, feeling and desire. He is soaked in devotion,
adoration and surrenders himself to God. He becomes a Saint.  The
third is a Nature worshipper.  Every movement in Nature speaks of
god and the mystic is held captive by the grandeur in Nature.  The
last is practical mysticism. One is drawn to God in the multiple forms
of creatures and objects in the world. His heart goes out in compassion,
and the life energies flow out in the serice of fellow beings.  If a bull
is whipped, marks appear in his body!

Now, where do we place Bhagavan Ramana? It is difficult to place Him
exclusively in any of these.  Though He admits certain religous practices
and disciplines that elevate purity of one's life and helps him in entering
the spiritual quest, He is not a religionist.  He does not believe in foisting
an abstract philosphy on men who are not ready for it.  He recognizes
the gradations in the evolving society.

He is the Jnani of the highest order.  He is in possession of the core
knowledge that gives the key to all else, yasmin vinjnate sarvam idam
vijnatam bhavati.  But on that account He is not just a philospher.

He is intensely devotional.  His outpourings of the heart move us to
tears. His compassion was not confined even only to human beings.
Plants, animals, birds -- all come for their share.  He scales rare
heights of mysticism in his communion with the Hill Arunachala. To
Him, the ancient mountain is a living image of Siva, the king of ascetics.
He is also deeply conversant with occult secrets of Nature and occasionally shares these insights with others.  While circumambulating
the Hills with Kapali Sastri, He said: "There are Siddhas!", after
'observing' them!  He went to Tiruvotriyur in His subtle body to help
Nayana.   He was also a poet of great calibre and His every word had
a mantric potency!  And He was definitely an avatar.

He had no compulsion of past karmas.  He did not belong to that line
of manifestation.  He was a direct Emanataion from the Divine Being
in its aspect of conquering Knowledge, Skanda Sanatkumara, as
affirmed by Vashista Ganapati Muni.

Such is the unique Personality of Bhagavan Ramana.  And yet He
was suprmely Impersonal, an Impersonal Person.  He was
Consciousness working under the frame of Time and Space but
was also beyond them.  He is the Mighty Impersonality!

(Source:  Mighty Impersonality, M.P. Pandit. Dipti Publishers,

Arunachala Siva.