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Conversations on the Heart
« on: July 23, 2009, 11:05:59 AM »
On 23rd May 1946, Mr. Poonja, a Punjabi gentleman asked some
questions about the Heart.  Bhagavan Ramana replied:

"I ask you to see where the 'I' arises in your body, but it is really
not quite correct to say that the 'I' rises from and merges in the
Heart in the right side of the chest.  The Heart is another name
for Reality and It is neither inside nor outside the body.  There
can be no 'in' or 'out' for It, since It alone is.  I do not mean by
'heart' any physiological organ or any plexus of nerves or anything
like that, but so long as one identifies oneself with the body and
thinks he is in the body he is advised to see where in the body the
"I-thought" rises and merges again.  It must be the Heart at the
right side of the chest, since every man, of whatever race and
religion and in whatever language he may be saying "I", points
to the right side of the chest to indicate himself.  This is all over
the world, so that must be the place.  And to keenly watching
the daily emergence of the 'I-thought' on waking and its subsiding
in sleep, one can see that it is in the Heart on the right side.

(Source: Day by Day, Devaraja Mudaliar)

Arunachala Siva.