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Subramanian.R

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Time, Space, Mind and Heart
« on: August 20, 2009, 11:15:27 AM »
It is the mind that creates all thoughts, which cover time and
space.  The mind is never quiet.  Saint Arunagiri Natha says in
one poem of Kandar Andati:  "O Skanda, please still my mind,
which moves 700 million times within one rotation of the potter's
wheel!".

Mind now thinks of some part of Bangalore, then moves to Chennai,
then moves to Shimla (about Jaswant Singh's expulsion), then
rushes to New York (where my son is attending a conference),
then comes back to Bangalore.  All in one minute, or even less.
The mind thinks of yesterday, tomorrow, next year, some twenty
years back, about a day, when you were shouted at by your boss)
etc., For a person, who resolves his mind into Heart, there is no
time, no space.  Bhagavan Ramana lived His 54 years of life in
Tiruvannamalai in that state only.  He was ever in NOW.  He is
ever in NOW, since he has transcended time and space.

He mentions this two aspects of time and space in Sri Arunachala
Akshara Mana Malai:

Verse 74:

Pokkum varavum il podhe veLiyinil aruL
Porattam kattu en Arunachala.

Let us be in a place, where there is no going and coming.
In that Pure Spece, let you show your struggle of Grace
with me!  Here is where there is no space.  No coming and
no going.  Where to go?  Where to come?

Verse 91:

Raapagal illa veru veLi veettil
Ramithiduvom vaa Arunachala.

Let us in a place, where there is no night or day.  In that
Empty Space, let us be in union, O Arunachala!  Here, by
telling there is no night or day, Bhagavan Ramana indicates
the trascendence of Time.  Moon and Sun, night and day
mark the passage of time.

Arunachala Siva.
 

       

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Re: Time, Space, Mind and Heart
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2009, 11:24:03 AM »
Bhagavan Ramana, on very rare occasions, showed through
His conversations, about His state of trasncendence of time
and space.  Once a devotee asked:  "Bhagavan!  If Lord Arunachala
comes before You, what will you ask him?"   Bhagavan Ramana
told the devotee, after a pause:  "I shall tell him, do not have
this business of coming and going with me!"

Seeing Godhead alone will not do.  Ravana and Hiranyakasyap
saw Narayana.  What use?  They could not conquer their mind
and ego!   In case of Saiva Saints,  Siva did not come because
they wanted.  They were ready for salvation and Siva came to
take them to his Abode.

Madhva Vidyaranya says:  "Only when one can fold the Space,
as a mat, and swalllow the Sun as if it is a sweet-dish, he
can attain Atma Jnana!"   This only speaks of conquest of
space and time.

Arunachala Siva.