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Modes of mind, Vrittis
« on: February 07, 2009, 01:18:11 PM »
One devotee asked on 23rd February 1937:

Horripilation, sobbing voice, joyful tears etc., are mentioned in Atma Vidya Vilasam (of Sri Sadasiva Brahmendra), and other works. Are these found in Samadhi, or before or after?

Bhagavan Ramana:  All these are the symptoms of exceedingly subtle modes of mind, vrittis.  Without duality they cannot remain.
Samadhi is Perfect Peace, where these cannot find place. After emerging from Samadhi, the remembrance of the state gives rise
to these symptoms.  In bhakti marga, path of devotion, these are precursors to Samadhi.  Manikkavachagar and other saints have spoken of these symptoms.  They say tears rush forth involuntarily and irrepressibly.  Though aware of tears, they are unable to repress them. I had the same experience when I was staying in Virupaksha
Cave.

(Source: Talks, Munagala Venkatramiah.)

Arunachala Siva.