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Ignorance, Learning and Knowing
« on: August 20, 2009, 11:57:40 AM »
Once Natesa Iyer, who was working as a kitchen assistant in
the Asramam, asked Bhagavan Ramana:  "Bhagavan!  Everyone
here seems to know everything, they are all knowledgeable.  I
do not know anything!"

Bhagavan Ramana said:  "Do not worry, you are ignorant.  They
are all in learned ignorance.  There is no difference.  Have Sraddha
in my words.  That is adequate."  Natesa Iyer merged with Bhagavan
Ramana in 1980s.  He was telling about 10 days before his merger
that he would be merging with Bhagavan in 10 days.  Ganesan,
the first son of Swami Niranjananda told him:  "Iyer, you are
unnecessarily worrying about your health.  Doctors have given
medicine and you will be alright soon.  Do not keep on telling this!"

But Natesa Iyer was telling others:  "Nine days more, eight days
more, seven days more etc.,"  Finally on the day of his merger
he was telling:  This evening Bhagavan Ramana is going to take
me to His Feet."  He quietly passed away in that evening!

Upadesa Saram, Verse 27 says exactly the same thing.  "The true
Jnana is one where there is neither knowledge, nor ignorance.
This is the Truth.  There is nothing else to know."

Arunachala Siva.