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Krishna Sakshatkaram
« on: November 14, 2009, 12:11:37 PM »
A temple priest from Dwaraka, after visiting Pondicherry, came
to the Asramam to see Bhagavan Ramana.  He asked in Sanskrit:

"I wish to get Sakshatkaram of Krishna.  What should I do to get it?"

Bhagavan Ramana said with reference to the priest's question,

"I do not want to disturb his faith, but wanted to tell him, Just
leave it to Sri Krishna -- even this Sakshatkara of Krishna."

Bhagavan Ramana added:

"What is your idea of Sri Krishna and what do you mean by

On this the priest replied: 

"I mean the Sri Krishna who lived in Brindavan and I want to see
him as the gopikas saw him."

Bhagavan Ramana replied:

"You see, you think he is a human being or one with a human form, the son of so and so, etc., whereas he himself has said:  I am
in the Heart of all beings, I am the beginning, the middle and the
end of all forms of life."  He must be within you, as within all.
He is your Atman or the Atman of your Atman.  So if you see this   
entity or have Sakshatkara of it, you will have Sakshatkara of
Sri Krishna.  Atma Sakshatkaram and Sakshatkaram of Sri Krishna
cannot be different.  However, to go you own way, surrender completely to Sri Krishna and leave it to him to grant the
Sakshatkara you want."

(Brahmasri Nochur Venkataraman quoted from Srimad Bhagavatam,
about the story of Uddhava wanting to see the form of Sri Krishna.
Sri Krishna asked him:  Do you want to see my Kalarupa (the
form that is bound by time) or Atmarupa?  The Kalarupam is
not permanent.  It will go away from you one day.  Atma rupam
is permanent, and is ever within your Heart!)   

(Source:  Arunachala's Ramana, Boundless Ocean of Grace,
Volume 5.  Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai.)

Arunachala Siva.