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Miracles Do Happen
« on: January 11, 2009, 03:58:23 PM »
Paul Brunton spent about three fortnights with Bhagavan Ramana.
After the first meeting where he had talked a few words, there was
no further talk at all.  Before leaving, he wanted to talk to Him and
upon getting the message thorugh someone, Bhagavan Ramana readily
agreed.  He gazed him intently and clarifed Brunton's doubts. The
civilization and culture do not matter.  The Self is within everyone, and
it is the quest that takes one to the Self regardless of societal and cultural
differences.  Brunton was convinced but could not take the quest by staying there.  He took leave of the Maharshi.  On the last day, Bhagavan
gazed him again and Brunton writes:

"His eyes shine with astonishing brilliance. Strange sensation begin to
arise in me. Those lustruous orbs seem to be peering into the inmost
recesses of my soul.  In a peculiar way, I feel aware of everything
he can see in my heart. His mysterious glance penetrates my thoughts,
my emotions and my desires. I am helpless before it.  At first this
disconcerting gaze troubles me. ... I feel that he has perceived the
pages that bleong to a past which I have forgotten. He knows it all.
I am certain."

Brunton then leaves for Calcutta and meets Mahendra Nath Gupta,
the writer of the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. He then meets some
pandits in Kasi, then one Chandi Das and then Meher Baba.  He comes
back to Bombay and books his ship ticket for sailing back to Europe.
He is somewhat sick, goes back to the hotel and lies down. He gets
a mental picture of all the great persons he had met.  Leaving everyone,
Bhagavan occupies the centrestage.  He then seems to hear an inner
voice telling:  "Go back to the Maharshi.  You should not go back to
Europe."  However much, he dispels the idea, the idea comes forth
again.  He gets up and sips a cup of tea, feels that he has become alright!  Next day, he goes to the shipping company and cancels his travel plan.
He then catches a train, comes to Madras and then proceeds to Tiruvannamalai.

(Source: Arunachala's Ramana. Boundless Ocean of Grace. Volume 2.
Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai.)

Arunachala Siva.