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Subramanian.R

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Mind in Day by Day - 19
« on: July 11, 2009, 11:25:11 AM »
Devaraja Mudaliar writes in his entry dated 21st August 1946:

A visitor from Bengal asked Bhagavan Ramana,  "Sankara says we
are all free, not bound and that we shall all go back to God from whom
we have come as sparks from fire.  Then, why should we not commit
all sins in life?"

Bhagavan Ramana:  It is true we are not bound, i.e. the real Self
has no bondage.  It is true you will eventually go back to your Source.
But meanwhile, if you commit sins, as you call them, you have to
face the consequences of such sins.  You cannot escape their
consequences.  If a man beats you, then, can you say:  "I am free.
I am not bound by these beatings and I don't feel any pain.  Let
him beat on?"  If you can feel like that, you can go on doing what
you like.  What is the use of merely saying with your lips that 'I am
free'."

Arunachala Siva.