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Miracles Do Happen
« on: January 30, 2009, 09:43:42 AM »
M.M. Menon came to Bhagavan Ramana in 1940s.  His second
visit on 5th May 1948 was quite significant.  After lunch, with
so much hesitation, Menon asked Bhagavan Ramana:

"Bhagavan!  I have heard about your 'vichara' marga but have
no clear conception of it.  Is it to sit in a quiet place and ask
oneself the question, Who am I? repeatedly or meditate on that
question as on a 'mantra'?

On hearing my words, all eyes were turned towards me and I felt
very shy.  Then Bhagavan looked straight at me and replied tersely
and clearly in Malayalam.

"No, it is not repeating or meditating on Who am I?  It is to dive
deep into yourself and seek the place from where the 'I' thought
arises in you and to hold on to it firmly to the exlusion of any other
thought.  Continuous and persistent effort will lead you to the

I was overwhelmed with happiness.  Though I had only a vague
idea about what Bhagavan said, I felt that I had been initiated by
Bhagavan and that His Grace had descended on me!  The bliss
I felt cannot be described.  I could not contain myself and I felt like sobbing.  I would have become overwhelmed with ecstasy in this
hour of the fulfilment of my desire, but my neighbour, a Telugu gentleman, who could not follow the conversation between Bhagavan and me, interrupted to ask what Bhagavan had said.

If we took one step towards Bhagavan, He will willingly take ten
steps towards us.

(Source: Fragrant Petals. An anthololgy.  Sri Ramanasramam,

Arunachala Siva.