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Yoga Vasishta and Bhagavan Ramana
« on: June 17, 2008, 11:25:29 AM »
When I posted about "Ribhu Gita" on 15th instant, I mentioned
about three books on advaita, which Bhagavan, often referred to
and recommended.  On 16th instant, I posted about "Kailvalya
Navaneeta".  The third book is Yoga Vasishta.  The original "Bruhat
Yoga Vasishta" or "Yoga Vasishta Maha Ramayana" is of 32,000
Sanskrit couplets, attributed to Valmiki.  It is a dialogue between
Sage Vasishta and Rama, on advaita particularly on the purest
form of Ajata vada.  A Kashmiri Pandit, Abhinanda Bharati condensed
it into 6000 Sanskrit couplets and called it Laghu Yoga Vasishta. A
further condensation of this work was made long ago, by an unknown
author into about 230 couplets.  Bhagavan used to refer to Yoga
Vasishata frequently and has even incorporated 6 couplets from it in
His "Supplement to Forty Verses".  These are verses 21 to 27.   A
Tamil version and an English prose translation are available in
Ramansramam.  This information may be useful for fellow Forum-
members.  Members/devotees living in Europe and America can
inform any other transalations available in their countries.  Arunachala


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Re: Yoga Vasishta and Bhagavan Ramana
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2008, 01:06:25 AM »
Dear Subrahmaniyan ji

Even Lord Rama got Guru "Vashist and Lord Krishna got "Sandeepany. Kabir says Guru bina gyan nah.
like Rama and Krishna. I did not have guru because I am not like them. But at least I have kinchit punyam to read Bhagavan's books and I got convinced by you people that
even though He is not in human forum He gives mano dhiksha. And Guru and His grace is not different. Bhagavan is everywhere and everytime and His grace is also there. So one of my doubt is cleared .Ramana is my Guru., and Dhakshinamoorthy.
Once again I thank you to this forum and the writers.