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Intermittant bliss and Unbroken bliss
« on: February 07, 2009, 09:35:02 AM »
Once Major Chadwick made the following point.  This was on 13th
November 1935.

"Mr. Edward Carpenter, a certain mystic, has written in a book that he had Self Realization on some occasions and this effects lasted sometimes afterwards, only to be gradually lost.  Whereas, Sri
Ramana Gita says: Granthi (knot, bondage), snapped once, is snapped for ever."  In the case of this mystic, the bondage seems to have persisted even after Self Realization.  How can it be so?"

Bhagavan Ramana cited Kaivalya Navaneetam and said:

The disciple, after reaching the all-shining, unitary, unbroken
state of Being-Knowledge-Bliss, surrendered himself to the Master
and humbly prayed to know how he could repay the Master's Grace. The Master said:

"My reward consists in your permanent unbroken Bliss. Do not slip away from that. 

The devotee  further asked:

Having once experienced the Supreme Bliss, how one stray away from it?

Bhagavan Ramana: Oh yes! It happens.  The predisposition  adhering to him from time immemorial will draw him out and so ignorance overtakes him.

The Devotee:  What are the obstacles to remaining steady in unbroken Bliss?  How can they be overcome?

Bhagavan:  The obstacles are:

1. Ignorance which is forgetfulness of one's pure being.
2. Doubt, which contains in wondering if the experience was of the Real or of the unreal.
3. Error, which consists in the "I-am-the-body" idea, and thinking that the world is real. These are overcome by hearing the Truth,
reflection on it and concentration.

(Source: Arunachala's Ramana. Boundless Ocean of Grace.
Volume 3. Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai.)

Arunachala Siva.