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How to perceive Allah?
« on: November 14, 2009, 11:45:15 AM »
On 23rd April 1946, a Muslim youth came to Asramam with two
or three friends.  From the way he sat down, I felt that he wanted
to ask Bhagavan Ramana, some questions.  He began asking in

Question:  "How can one know Allah?  How can one see Him?"

That was the purport of his questions.  As usual, Bhagavan Ramana said:  "If you first find out who is that is questioning, you can then
know Allah."

The young men said again:  "If I meditate on this stick, thinking
it is Allah, can I see Allah?"  How am I to see Allah?"

Bhagavan said:  "The real thing, which is never destructible, is
known as Allah.  If you first find out the truth about yourself, the
truth about Allah will poresent itself."

That was enough to dispose of him.  He went away with his friends.  Soon after they left, Bhagavan remarked to those by His side:

"See, he wants to see Allah!  Is it possible to see with these eyes?
How could these eyes ever perceive?"

KaNNukku KaNNai KaNN enri KaN unai,
KaNuvthu evar par arunachala!

You are the sight within the eye and without the eyes You see.
Who can see You but Yourself, O Arunachala!


Eye of the eye You are, and without eyes You see.  Who can
see you, O Arunachala!


You are the all-seeing Witness, seeing all sights and seen by
none.  Who can see You?  If is for You to see me and give me
Your Grace, O Arunachala!

            (Tr. Prof. K. Swaminathan)

(Source:  Suri Nagamma's Letters from Sri Ramansramam.)

Arunachala Siva.