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Miss W. Umadevi
« on: February 02, 2009, 03:17:00 PM »
Miss W. Umadevi, a Polish lady, convert to Hinduism, had travelled in Kashmir and brought views from Kashmir, at which we were looking.*  Bhagavan Ramana humourously, remarked, -- "We have
seen those places without the trouble of travel!"

One devotee: I wish to go to Kailas.

Bhagavan Ramana: One can see these places only if destined.  Not otherwise. After seeing all, there will still remain more -- if not in this hemisphere, may be in the other.  Knowledge implies ignorance of what lies beyond what is known.  Knowledge is always limited...

After sometime, Bhagavan continued:

Tiru Navukkarasar was decreipt and old and yet began to travel to
Kailas.  Another old man** appeared on the way and tried to dissuade
him from the attempt, saying that it was so difficult to reach there.
Tiru Navukkarasar was however obdurate and said that he would risk his life in the attempt.  The stranger then told him to dip himself in a tank close by. Tiru Navukkarasar did so and found then Kailas then and there.  Where did all this happen? In Tiruvaiyaru, nine miles from Thanjavur. Where is Kailas then?  Is it within the mind or outside it?  If Tiruvaiyaru is truly Kailas, then it must appear to others as well.  But Tiru Navukkarasar alone found it so.

Similarly, it is said of other places of pilgrimage in South, that they are abodes of Siva, and devotees found them so.  This was true from their standpoint.  Everything is within and there is nothing without. 

(* Talks of S.S. Cohen.)   

(**  Siva himself appeared so.  Tiruvavukkarasar sang a poem,
where in he says: " In this tank, Kailas is half and Kalahasti is another half.)

Arunachala Siva.