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Following in His Footsteps
« on: May 11, 2009, 05:25:11 PM »
Further says the article, Practical Sadhana, in Mountain Path, October-
December 2008:

Perhaps even more assuring will be that through "the crown of
our achievement", Bhagavan will declare to us when we come
away from His Asramam and Arunachala, the very same words
He spoke to Arthur Osborne when he once left for Madras.

"He is taking the Swami with him!"
[Be Still, It is the Wind that sings, Arthur Osborne, p.78-79, Edition,
of 2000]

For through our seeking with patient perseverance in transformative
abhyasa and vichara and our heeding Bhagavan Ramana's call, "think
of the feet of the Lord", we will discover the abode of those divine
feet.  Even though physically for us, there is:

"No more the beloved face, no more the sound of His voice, but
henceforth the Lingam of polished black stone, the symbol of Siva,
over the samadhi as our outer sign, inwardly there will be His footprints in the Heart."  [ Ramana Maharshi and the Path of Self
Knowledge, Arthur Osborne, p. 225. Ed. 2006].

[ "Why do you pointlessly find fault with me, saying that I no
   longer looke at you?"

    "If you would only fix your gaze upon me, you would know
    that, established in the Heart, my gaze is ever fixed upon you."

    "Looking at you from within the Self, I never leave you.  How
     can this fact be known to your externalized vision?"

                       - Padamalai, Muruganar, Verses 598-600.]

( Source: As indicated in above.)

Arunachala Siva.