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Details about the Heart
« on: January 29, 2009, 11:24:08 AM »
On 25th April 1937, Sri B.V. Narasimha Swami is in the Asramam to prepare the third editon of his English translation of Sri Bhagavan's
Upadesa Saram, with his own commentary.  He requests the Master to give Him some more details about Heart and its movements.
Sri Bhagavan said:

Heart is the seat of Jnanam as well as of the granthi (the knot of ignorance).  It is represented in the physical body by a hole smaller than pin-point, which is always shut.  When the mind drops down
in Kevala Nirvikalpa, it opens but shuts again after it. When Sahaja is attained, it opens for good.

The granthi is the knot which ties the insentient body to the Consciousness which functions in it.  That is why, when it is loosened temporarily in Kevala Nirvikalpa, there is no body consciouness.

I used to feel the vibrations of the Heart, which resemble those of a dynamo, even in school. * When I developed rigor mortis many years ago in Tiruvannamalai, every object and sensation disappeared, except these vibrations.  It was as if a dark screen before my eyes
and shut the world completely from me, but of course, I was all along conscious of the Self, with a vague feeling that someone was crying near me. This state continued till just before I regained physical consciousness when I felt something rush from the Heart to the left chest and re-established life in the body.

A sudden fear, sudden joy, or a shock makes the Heart vibrate very forcefully,** so that it can be felt by anyone who pays attention to it. Otherwise, it is felt only in Samadhi.

(* This was in the Hills, near Tortoise Rock, when Vasudeva Sastri
was near Bhagavan.  Vasudeva Sastri started crying on seeing Bhagavan's rigor mortis.  ** This has been explained in Who am I?)

(Source: Guru Ramana. S.S. Cohen. Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai)

Arunachala Siva.