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I am the Self. Who dies? Who is born?
« on: September 30, 2009, 11:58:41 AM »
Ekanatha, the famous Bhakta Vijayam Saint of Maharashtra is also the author of Sri Ekanatha Bhagavatam. His Guru is one Janardhana
Swami.  One day, he was having Satangh on Bhagavatam.  Suddenly, one man appeared and whispered into his ears:  Sir,
your Guru is dead!  Ekanatha did not show any emotions.  He
continued his Satsangh and completed it.

After this, Ekanatha told the person who informed the death of
his guru:  I am the Self.  Who dies?  Who is born?  I am eternal.
I and my Guru are within me. 

Once Kunju Swami asked Bhagavan Ramana:  Bhagavan! I am
having some problem or the other.  But when I come to tell you,
I am not able to.  Why this is so?  What is this Maya? 

Bhagavan Ramana:  "Where is Maya and all that crap?  When
darkness comes to see the Light, how can the darkness be there
when it comes near the Light?  How can darkness ever see the
Light and ask for remedy?  You are also like that when you
want to tell Me your problems.

Once Muruganar has also had the same answer.  He says:
My ignorance gives me many thoughts, many problems.  But
when I go near Bhagavan Ramana, thoughts and problems are
silenced and there is no ignorance.  How can Ajnana explain
the efficacy of Jnana?

(Source: Anecdotes from Nochur Venkataraman's Satsangh in
Bangalore, 30th September 2009)

Arunachala Siva.