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Musings over Death - 6
« on: July 08, 2009, 12:22:24 PM »
Once Major Chadwick dug a small pit behind his cottage,
threw some salt and pepper and then built a small mantap.
He then told Bhagavan Ramana:  "I have constructed a samadhi
for death, my ego."  Bhagavan Ramana smiled at him and said:
"Oh! is it that easy? Atma Sakshatkaram or killing of the ego/
body is not that easy!"

Sannyasis, ascetics, in Hindu customs, perform death ceremony
rituals for their own selves.  This is symblic of killing the ego
and the body, even while living.

Saiva Siddhantis call it:  Saavaamal Saavadhu... dying without
dying, killing the ego and living....

Jnanadev says in some of his abhangams:  "I am staring at
death.  Death is not staring at me!"  Bhagavan observed the
death.  He was not afraid of death.  That is how, Jnanadev
and Bhagavan Ramana became Panduranga or Siva, the deathless Spirit while living.

Bhagavan Ramana says in Arunachala Padigam, Verse 11,
'kolamale kollum marunthu'  - Arunachala is the medicine,
that kills the ego but not kills the devotee.  He also says
in Arunachala Aksharamana Malai, Verse 94, 'Varumbadi
sol ilai vanthen padi aLa...'  'Have you not told me to come?
[I have come] now measure my life......'  This is Purna Saranagati. 

Bhagavan also used to say on many occasions, Nin Ishtam,
En ishtam....  Your wish is my wish....  With this, Saranagati
becomes total and it is self realization.

Marana Bhayam mikku uLa am makkaL aranaga..... Verse
2 of Sad Darsanam.

Arunachala Siva.   


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Re: Musings over Death - 6
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2009, 09:30:56 PM »
It is very true. We ask Gods to full wishes the way we want. We never say what god decides, it is fine with us. It shows even we pray our ego does not
die. We have to pray to God, to grand that type of egoless manobhavam. This forum cleans layer by layer. Everyday Bhagavan teaches me new lesson one by one.
Thank you Bhagavan.