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Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi and contextual truths
« on: May 27, 2008, 01:01:58 PM »
Bhagavan Ramana is the Absolute Truth.  But,  He insisted on the
contextual truths to drive home the devotees to the Absolute Truth.
For example, when devotees were circumambulating the Old Hall,
He did not like it.  He said that the best way is to circumambulate the
Self within.  But when someone asked, why, He then circumambulated
the Hill, He had simply smiled.  Again, he is above caste and creed. But
food was served in Ashram, with two separate rows for 'brahmins'
and others.  In fact, some 'brahmins' did not take the second helping,
because the food had already been served to others!  Muruganar had
written a beautiful poem called 'Ucchishta Vaibhavam',  when he
was prevented from taking food in Bhagavan's plate, because the
food brought by Keerai Patti, had been served there.  Similarly,
he did not consent when someone came to Him, saying that he
wanted to take up sannyasa.  But when someone asked Him, why,
He then left the household to come to Arunachala,  He is said to
have remarked in Tamil :  'Oh, this is kicking me within!". 
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