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Aids to self-realization and Who am I?
« on: July 24, 2008, 11:51:36 AM »
Bhagavan prescribes many aids to self-realization in Who am I?
He says that since all books say only control of mind as a final truth,
there is no use in reading books endlessly.  Since the Self is within
five sheaths, it is futile to search it in books.  But in our lives, we
are quite different.   From the younger days, we start with romantic,
crime and science fiction.  Then we read stuff like Camus, Kafka and
Sartre.  The we move to Western philosphy and try to understand
Kant, Spinoza, Hegel and Nietzsche.  At that stage we come to Indian
philosophy and read J Krishnamurthi, Osho, Zen teachers like
Watts, Humphreys and Dr. Suzuki.  Finally we arrive at Sankara and
Bhagavan.  Even here we go on reading many many books by Sankara and on Bhagavan.  Perhaps with Guru's grace, we shall end all these and
sit in Silence, when even books of Ramana may not interest us.

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Aids to self-realization and Who am I?
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2008, 08:19:30 AM »
Bhagavan prescribes many aids to self-realization in Who am I?
He says that since all books say only control of mind as a final truth,
there is no use in reading books endlessly.  Since the Self is within
five sheaths, it is futile to search it in books.  But in our lives, we
are quite different.   From the younger days, we start with romantic,
crime and science fiction.  Then we read stuff like Camus, Kafka and
Sartre.  The we move to Western philosphy and try to understand
Kant, Spinoza, Hegel and Nietzsche.  At that stage we come to Indian
philosophy and read J Krishnamurthi, Osho, Zen teachers like
Watts, Humphreys and Dr. Suzuki.  Finally we arrive at Sankara and
Bhagavan.  Even here we go on reading many many books by Sankara and on Bhagavan.  Perhaps with Guru's grace, we shall end all these and
sit in Silence, when even books of Ramana may not interest us.

Arunachala Siva.

Dear sir,

As you said finally nothing intrest us other than silence.

SIVA SIVA ARUNACHALA SIVA
KANNAN MEERA SANKAR