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Dehatma Buddhi (the body consciousness), Jnani and Iswara
« on: September 07, 2009, 02:36:30 PM »
Once on 5th June 1939, Sri Annamalai Swami asked Bhagavan
Ramana:  "Sri Bhagavan!  Sri Rama, when born, should have also
had body consciousness (dehatma-buddhi)?

Bhagavan Ramana said:  Sri Rama showed his form as Maha Vishnu
to his mother Kousalya and then was born as a child to her. Further,
when Sri Rama was in jungle, he was searching, Where is Sita,
Where is Sita, and then wandered here and there.  Seeing this,
Parvati asked Siva: Does not Sri Rama know where Sita was? Why
should he then search for her?  Siva then told Parvati:  Alright, you
go in the form of Sita and stand before Sri Rama, then you will know
(the truth).  Parvati accordingly went and stood before Sri Rama
in the form of Sita.  Sri Rama still went past her and cried:  Where
is Sita, where is Sita?

After telling this, Bhagavan Ramana quoted the Verse 137 of
Kaivalya Navaneetam, (Verse 137 in Tamil, Verse 36 of English
Version, Part II):

Disciple:  "O Master!  you who are formless transcendentally,
function as Iswara (cosmically), and appear in human form (there)!
You speak of a Jnani and Iswara as the same.  How can this be so?"

Master:  "Yes. Iswara and the Jnani are the same because they are
free from "I" and "mine".  The Jnani himself is Iswara, and the
totality the Jivas, and also the cosmos."     

(Source:  Sri Ramana Ninaivugal, Sri Annamalai Swami.  Sri
Annamalai Asramam, Tiruvannamalai.)

Arunachala Siva.