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Bhakti Marga and Jnana Marga - 3
« on: April 14, 2009, 11:32:19 AM »
There could be no better proof that the path of devotion is compatible with Knowledge than Bhagavan Ramana's Marital Garland of Letters
to Sri Arunachala.

Take for instance, verse 45 of the poem: "Weak though my effort was, by Thy Grace I gained the Self, Oh Arunachala!"  It is said
that tears of ecstatic ardour streamed down His face as He composed it!  Certainly, it is one of the supreme symbolical love poems of all
ages and all religions.  It has always remained the emotional treasure of His devotees, as the Forty Verses in Reality is their doctrinal foundation.

Verse 20 of Forty Verses on Reality says:

"Seeing God without seeing the Self who sees is only a mental image.
Only he who has seen himself has seen God,
since he has lost his individuality and
nothing remain but God."

(Source: Be Still, It is the Wind that sings.  Arthur Osborne.)

Arunachala Siva.