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Subramanian.R

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Is it That?
« on: July 20, 2009, 06:30:04 PM »
Devaraja Mudaliar was constantly pestering Bhagavan Ramana that
he has not attained the bliss of self realization.  One day, he was
sitting very close to the sofa in the Old Hall.  Bhagavan Ramana was
sitting on the sofa looking at the Hill through the window.  Suddenly,
Bhagavan Ramana turned swiftly and looked at Devaraja Mudaliar
for a minute or so.  Devaraja Mudaliar felt that his body is melting
and he has no body consciousness.  He tasted the bliss of self
realization for full five minutes, the Peace that passeth understanding.  Then he asked Bhagavan meekly:  "Bhagavan!
Is it That?"  Bhagavan Ramana smiled and said:  "Oye Mudaliar-vaL,
(Mudaliar-garu):  It is That!"

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Is it That?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2009, 11:47:14 AM »
Dear srkudai,

The Guru out of his abundant grace sometimes transmit the
bliss of the Self within [the bliss is already there, but it is
perhaps pointed out, or dug out from the clutches of mind]
either temporarily or permanently.  Devaraja Mudaliar thus
had the foretaste of the Self for a few minutes.  Sri Ramakrishna
transmitted this power to Swami Vivekananda.  The guru at
Tiruperundurai [who was none else than Siva himself] did
it for Manikkavachagar.  The idea is that the seeker should
rush to obtain this small drop of bliss by his own Self enquiry
as a permanent Source of bliss.

Arunachala Siva.