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The Centre and the Cirucumference
« on: October 01, 2009, 11:57:00 AM »
The Centre is Brahman, Atma or the Self.  A fly sitting on the
centre pole of a merry go round, does not have to move and it
gives stablity.  Similarly, if one could abide in Atma, the Self which is the Centre, there is always stability and let the whole circumeference, even if it moves, does not matter. The world is cirucmference and it is the moving circumference.  The world implies changes, changes denote its movements.

Even if one wants to change the world, he can never change it
and instead he will be caught in the whirlpool of changes and
get drowned.  Hence, do not try to change the world.  Be in the
Centre and watch the world.  Be like a fly at the centre pole
of a merry-go round.  If one corrects himself and abides in the
Self, then he can be blissful in life without bothering about the

Many devotees asked about freedom movement to Bhagavan Ramana.  Those were the days of freedom movement etc.,  But Bhagavan Ramana kept silent, even if someone asked questions about freedom movement and the role of suffering patriotic freedom fighters.  On one or two occasions, He had said that each one acts according to one's prarabdha and freedom fighters suffer in jails in that way only.

But the best way, He said is to free oneself than try to free
the nation.  He has also said that a Jnani sititng at a place,
without any activities, particularly not taking part in freedom
struggle, does equal good to the nation, as the freedom fighters

Long time back, I saw one sentence on the T-shirt of a young
person in the restaurant.  It reads:  I want to change the world.
But I do not know the Source Code!

The Source Code is the Self within.  If one abides in that, all
that happen in the world will be good for him only.

Arunachala Siva.