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Pearls of Wisdom given through Nome - 3
« on: April 16, 2009, 01:27:55 PM »
Mr. Nome continues...

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Whenever I am asked to give some story that pertains in the least
to "my life", there is the distinct feeling that there is nothing to be
said.  This so because, firstly, all the events can be told from ever
so many perspectives.  Secondly, because the events themselves
are unreal.  And thirdly, as the disciples and devotees, our only
real story is our dissolution in and merger with Him, 'like a river
when it joins the ocean.'  Fourthly there is truly, no one born,
living or dying.....

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Whatever is declared here is Sri Bhagavan's alone and does not indicate in the least any individual's significance, but only the
glory of the timeless Presence of the Maharshi.  It is said, that
not a stone on Holy Arunachala was untouched by His feet.
I am just one of those stones.

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

Arunachala Siva.
It does not seem possible to determine when illusion (MAYA) began, with all its confusion and bondage.  If an enquiry is made as to its
nature, it vanishes and proves beginningless, in the sense of never having begun at all.  With true Knowledge, it is found to be non-
existent.  It never came to be, like the illusory snake where in fact, there is only a rope.  There is no actual happiness or peace in illusion.  Delusion spawns desire and fear, anticipation and hollow memories, and attachment and aversion as one yearns for happiness, expecting to obtain from someone or something else, what is actually one's own.

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The Grace of the Guru pierces illusion's bubble-like dream in
inexplicable ways.  It is always blissful and liberating.  It reveals itself as direct experience and shines as revelation.  It manifests as sudden Samadhi, transcendent of the body  and all thought, with no apparent previous cause or condition.   It displays itself as myriad lessons of wisdom, he essence of which is always the Knowledge of Oneself.

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Sri Bhagavan also manifests His Grace  in all these ways prior to
one's knowing anything about Him, even His name and only later
makes known to the disciple or devotees His name and form, which for us is the name of the Ineffable and the form of the Formless.  In His inscrutable, divine guidance, He accomplishes what needs to be
accomplished at the perfect time in the perfect way.