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What is your State?
« on: August 26, 2009, 11:18:43 AM »
Sri N.R. Krishnamoorthy Iyer had seen Bhagavan Ramana even
in his younger years, in the Hill.  Later he went for higher studies,
learnt physics and also dabbled with Western philosophy etc.,
He came to Tiruvannamalai many years later.  He had by that time
become an agnostic, interested in freedom movement etc., and
had no respect for Bhagavan.  In Tiruvannamlai, T.K. Sundaresa
Iyer wanted him to meet Bhagavan.  NRK said:  "I will come but
I will not prostrate before Him.  I shall ask inconvenient questions."
T.K. Sundaresa Iyer said, "Fine" and then both went to see Bhagavan.

Bhagavan Ramana was sitting on a steel chair under Iluppai Tree,
which you can see even today as you enter the Asramam.  NRK
went and saw Bhagavan and immediately fell at His feet!  He himself
became a little embarassed about his own weakness.  Then he asked
Bhagavan Ramana:  "What is your State?"  He was mentally preparing
for several answers and then counter questions that he had to put.

Bhagavan Ramana looked at him intently for a few minutes.  NRK
felt that an earthquake had imploded beneath and a bomb had been
kept under his feet!  His ego was slowly melting.  Bhagavan Ramana
then asked: "What is your State?"  That was the last straw on the
camel's back.  His ego waned out completely.  This gaze of Bhagavan
Ramana is called Akshi diksha.  The Akshi is Eye of the I.  The eye
of the I gazes at the I of the questioner and throws out the garbage
of ego around his ever shining Self.

Bhagavan Ramana says in Sri Arunachala Akshara Mana Malai Verse
15 :  "KaNNukku KaNNai KaN inri kaN unai, KaNuvathu evar paar
Arunachala!"  "You are seeing!   You are the eye of the I.  You
are seeing without eyes. Who can see You (with this flesh made

This transformed NRK.  He became an ardent devotee of Bhagavan
Ramana and realized that the Spirit cannot be fathomed by science,
and objective knowledge. Only faith is required.  Bhagavan Ramana
later asked him to read Ribhu Gita.  He took great interest in Ribhu
Gita and had even written an abridged version, which has been
published by Sri Ramanasramam.

Arunachala Siva.