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The Urge Within
« on: February 20, 2009, 11:19:18 AM »
There is a verse by V. Dwarakanatha Reddy, an ardent devotee
of Bhagavan Ramana.  This appears in Mountain Path, Aradhana,
2006 issue.

Your commitment to the meditation hall
Is deeply appreciated by one and all,

Yet, longing for heaven, one may end up in hell
So there is no harm in heeding good counsel,

We know you intend to be silent to the core,
But can you not silence that vibrating snore?

You are careful not to speak or sigh or laugh,
But can you do something about that explosive cough?

Your movements are hushed and yet if you please,
Can you find some way to stifle that sneeze?

We mean to say many sounds may demand expression,
But meditation thrives on williong their suppression!

(Source: Mountain Path, Aradhana, 2006)

Arunachala Siva.