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I am only remaining Summa!
« on: May 25, 2009, 12:58:55 PM »
Once G.V. Subbaramaiah, had brought his two young daughters,
Lalita and Indra, to the Asramam.  The younger one Indra,
who was hardly 5 years old was quite mischievous.

In the Hall, some devotees at that time were asking Bhagavan
Ramana, how to remain still [to remain Summa], amidst various
work in the world.  Bhagavan Ramana said that it is all in the
mind.  If the mind could be quelled and made to stay in the
Self, within, any amount of work could be done, without
desire-ship and doer-ship.

Meantime, Indra, was moving here and there in the Hall.
She was pulling out books, Bhagavan Ramana's stick,
alms-bowl, the time-piece near the sofa etc.,  Bhagavan
Ramana asked:  "Amma, what are you doing?"  Indra
replied:  " I am not doing anything.  I am remaining Summa."

Everyone laughed.  Bhagavan Ramana also laughed and said:
"See, this is how the worldly work should be performed!"

(From Nocchur Venkatraman's discourse in Sri Sankara TV,
on Acharya Vaibhavam.)

Arunachala Siva. 


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Re: I am only remaining Summa!
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2009, 01:23:59 PM »
Very beautiful....
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta