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Bhagavan Ramana on Inititations, dikshas
« on: February 08, 2009, 11:43:23 AM »
Bhagavan Ramana, on 14th April 1937, said the following to the
devotees and visitors in the Hall:

The books say that there are so many kinds of dikshas, initiations,
hasta diksha, sparsa diksha, chakshu diksha, mano diksha etc.,  They also say that the Guru makes some rites with fire, water, japa, mantras, as if the disciple becomes ripe only after scuh processes are gone through by the Guru.

If the individual is sought, he is nowhere to be found. Such is the Guru. Such is Dakshinamoorthy.  What did he do?  He was silent.
The disciples appeared before him. He maintained silence. The doubts of the disciples were dispelled, which meant that they lost their individual identities. That is Jnana and not the verbiage usually associated with it.

Silence is the most potent form of work.  However vastand emphatic the sastras may be, they fail in their effect.   The Guru is quiet and peace prevails in all.  His silence is vaster and more emphatic than all the sastras put together. These questions arise because of the feeling that have been here so long, heard so much, exerted so hard, one has not gained anything. The work proceeding within is not apparent.  In fact the Guru is always within you.

(Source: Talks, Munagala Venkatramaiah.)

Arunachala Siva.