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The Woman, and the Child and Atma Vichara - 2
« on: October 11, 2009, 07:54:41 PM »
By the time, Bhagavan Ramana came to the world as an
avatara of Skanda, the times had changed.  It was the first
50 years of 20th century.  The women had some light.  They
were going to school, reading English etc., This is the reason
Bhagavan Ramana never mentioned women as deluded and
confused like an insentient object.  For that matter, He never
distinguished betwen male and female and even neuter.   In
Manikkavachagar's Tiruvachakam, he mentions the male and female and the neuter several times.  But Bhagavan Ramana mentions this gender difference only once in Sri Arunachala Nava Manimalai, Verse 4.

O Lord who is the Light who is beyond male, female and neuter!     
Come and dwell within my Heart as Pure Awareness!

Bhagavan Ramana saw everyone as Light only, not as male
female and neuter.

Again if you see Vivekachoodamani, Sri Sankara says that in
order to attain liberation, one should be born as a human being,
and that too as a Brahmin, should be well learned and then
do Atma Vichara.  But Bhagavan Ramana says that it is enough
if one is born as a human being.  He carefully omits brahmin
and all that crap.  Both the views are as per culture of their times.
Bhagavan Ramana goes one step further and says that even formal learning is not necessary to attain Atma Jnana.

Arunachala Siva.