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Bhagavan on Heart-Centre
« on: February 08, 2009, 12:18:02 PM »
Once on 17th April 1937, some devotees asked whether it was true
that some disciples have had the privilege of feeling Bhagavan's
Heart Centre to be on the right by placing their hands on Bhagavan's
chest.  Bhagavan Ramana said: "Yes."

(Mr. Viswanatha Iyer, Narayana Reddi and others have said they felt
Bhagavan's Heart-Centre to be on the right by placing their hands on His chest.

A devotee then observed that if hands could feel and locate the Heart-Centre, delicate scientific instruments should certainly do it.

Devotee: The Heart Centre  is said to be on the right, on the left or in the centre.  With such differences of opinion, how are we to meditate on Hridaya. 

Bhagavan:  You are and it is a fact. Dhyana is by you, of you and in you.  It must go on where you are.  It cannot be outside you. So you are the centre of dhyana and that is the Heart.

A location is however given to it with reference to the body.  You know that you are.  Where are you?  You are in the body and not out of it. Yet not the whole body.  Though you pervade the whole body, still you admit a centre wherefrom all thoughts start and where they subside.  Even when the limbs are amputated, you are there with defective senses.  So a centre must be admitted.  That is called the Heart.  The Heart is not merely the centre but the Self.  Heart is only another name for the Self.

(Bhagavan Ramana says in Arunachala Pancharatnam, Verse 2
the same idea.  You dance as I-I-I and You are Heart.)

(Source. Talks, Munagala Venkatramaiah.)

Arunachala Siva.