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Mind in Suri Nagamma's Letters - 2
« on: July 15, 2009, 11:10:49 AM »
Once Bhagavan Ramana told about the story of ten brahmins when
Dr. Srinivasa Rao asked Him the following:

"Bhagavan always says that these things [desires etc.,] come
on because of the mind and that they will disappear if you try
to get of them yourself.  In Vasishtam also it is stated that all
these come upon a person by the desires of the mind and it is
the mind that creates them all.  But how is that possible, Bhagavan!"

"How, you ask.  Is this not stated in the story of the ten brahmins?
That story is also stated in the Vasishtam," said Bhagavan.

"Will you kindly tell us what that story is?"  asked another devotee.

Then Bhagavan narrated:  [abridged]

One day after creating all the worlds, Brahma went to sleep.  When
he woke up in the next morning, he found more worlds have been
created.  He was wondering.  He then asked the Sun-god.  The Sun-
god said: "Oh Lord, when you went to sleep, there were ten brahmins who were doing intense tapas for getting what they had wanted.  First they wanted food, knowledge of Sastras, wealth etc., They were not satisfied.  They wanted Brahmatvam, the power of Brahma.  They continued their tapas giving up all thoughts and desires and keeping this only thought of Brahmatvam.  They died and their bodies fell off like dry leaves.  But on account of their intensity of tapas and desire for Brahmatvam, ten new world sprouted in the Space and all these
ten Brahmins also became ten Brahmas sitting in the world they had created.  That is why, as you woke up this morning, you saw ten
new worlds created.  I am the Sun in charge of these ten worlds!"

Bhagavan then sat in silence.  The questioner asked then, "That means if one consistently desires Ananda, that Ananda comes and
remains permanently, is that so?"

Bhagavan said:  "Yes. Yes. If that desire becomes strong, it will
remain so, but then there should be no other desire in the mind."

Bhagavan resumed His silence.

(Source: "Letters" entry dated 28th March 1949)

Arunachala Siva.