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The discussions on the Heart-Centre
« on: October 02, 2009, 02:00:11 PM »
Many devotees of Bhagavan Ramana have devoted much time
and perhaps rightfully, about the Heart Centre.  Even during
Bhagavan Ramana's time, the devotees had extensive discussions
on this subject with Bhagavan Ramana.  Bhagavan Ramana has
categorically said that the Heart-Centre for ardent seekers is
on the right side of the chest, about two digits to the right of
the midchest.  For authority, He has quoted one Malayalam Ayurvedic Book called Ashtanga Hrudayam.  But He stressed that
this was His own experience too.  A over-curious devotee once
went to Bhagavan Ramana and touched His right chest and he
heard the beats of a heart, three quick beats and a long pause..!

But as a seeker progresses, he should realize that the Heart, the Self is everywhere.  This too, Bhagavan Ramana had highlighted
in Talks as well as Day by Day.

David Godman had run and moderated an extensive thread
on this issue in his blog. 

People quote the following ancient texts, which of course,
Bhagavan Ramana did not mention.  Bhagavan Ramana never
wants details in anything.

1. Sitopanishad.
2. Bible
3. Narayana Suktam  (Adhomukha padmam)
4. Chandogya Upanishad, Chapters 3,6,7 and 8.

Bhagavan Ramana mentions this Heart Centre only in one
verse of His original, in Sad Darsanam, Supplement, Verses
18 and 19.

He uses the translations of Sanskrit verses from Yoga Vasishtam.

Verse 21 of Sad Darsanam, Supplement - Yoga Vasishtam,
Verse 22 of Sad Darsanam, Supplement - Yoga Vasishtam,
Verse 23 of Sad Darsanam, Supplement - Yoga Vasishtam,

Arunachala Siva.