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Pearls of Wisdom given through Nome - 2
« on: April 16, 2009, 01:02:32 PM »
Mr. Nome continues....

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His wisdom is supreme.  Not a question or doubt, misconceptions or
notion, sankalpa or vikalpa, mis-identification or attachment, can
remain when His wisdom is met.  There is nothing like it.  There
are doubtless Sages who realize the identical, blissful Knowledge
but there is nothing similar to that which when realized, is sole-
existent.  In non duality, there can be no comparison or contrast,
for there is not differentiation.

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I cannot say when I first met Bhagavan or when the Maharshi's
Presence first started to influence the life or when He first 'came to me'.  To say it happened suddenly seems to deny His ever present
nature.  To say it happened gradually seemsto deny the evident fact
that He is always present in His entirety.  To speak of a sudden event
or of gradual growth of that Presence in this life has no rationale.
There were memories from before and a distinct vivid feeling of familiarity with the places, images, words, etc., associated with
Bhagavan Ramana, as there must be for ever so many disciples and
devotees. Yet to place emphasis on such here would seem to accord
some dust of belief in an ongoing jiva, which His Grace and Truth have
irrefutably proved to be non-existent.

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Sometimes, one hear a seeker ask if there is a stage when the Guru
is no longer necessary.  The answer is that a stage is reached when the disciple is no longer necessary!

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Hearing a story is captivating for the mind.  If the story is endowed
with wisdom, such as are the stories told by Sage Vasishta and the
episodes related in the Upanishads -- and of course, the sublime
story of our Guru, the Maharshi -- the mind is led by the story beyond all stories.  It is just as when a decoy deer has been deployed to
capture the deer.  Any story about a disciple or a devotee serves only
to further glorify the wondrous Guru..... Rather, we find ourselves
revelling in the liberating Presence of the Guru, our Bhagavan Ramana, immersed in His sweet Grace, with each story in some
way our own!

(Source:  Centenary of the Advent of Bhagavan Ramana Souvenir,
1996. An article by Mr. Nome.)

Arunachala Siva.