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The world, my body and Bhagavan
« on: September 25, 2009, 11:47:34 AM »
We are in the world and we have a body.  Without body, we cannot
see the world.  We cannot do self enquiry and surrender.  But
we have to only deal with the world and body and honestly and
leave the rest to Bhagavan.

"The world is too much with us," said a poet.  The world may
do anything with us.  Many things can happen intentionally and
unintentionally.  A lab-technician may transfuse a wrong group
of blood and snuff out your life.  A drunken motorist on the way,
can cause breaking of your legs.  A moody boss can give you
an average mark in performance appraisal and deny promotion
in the job for another 4 years.  All these can happen in this
world and we have to negotiate with this world carefully and
with total honesty.

But with Bhagavan Ramana, do not deal with Him.  Depend on
Him, totally, regardless of your worldly happiness and miseries.

He says in Sri Arunachala Akshramana Malai, Verse 35:

If you say 'Fie' and scorn me Oh! Arunachala, my past merits
and demerits will torture me and where is the hope of life
for me?

This shows that only Bhagavan Ramana is the refuge to get
past our karma-fruits of the past births.

But He again says in Verse 55:

Before your fire of Jnana burns me to ashes, pour down upon
me, your rain of Grace!

Only this Grace, we should look for, ever surrendering to Him.

                                  (Tr. K. Swaminathan)

Deal with the world but give yourself in total refuge to Bhagavan

Arunachala Siva.