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Activity in Inactivity
« on: December 03, 2009, 04:50:53 PM »
Ella Maillart writes:
(From Arunachala's Ramana, Boundless Ocean of Grace, Volume
VI, Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai.)

According to my actual understanding, it would be foolishly daring
of me, to write something about Bhagavan Ramana Himself, the
mode of life of a sage being an abysmal mystery but for those who
enjoy a similar state of consciousness.

'How and to whom can be described what is experienced within
by one who is desireless, whose sorrow is destroyed and who
is commented with repose in the Self?"

                                                 - Ashtavakra Gita

But with reference to the standpoint of the common man, I would
like to make a remark that might interest a few of my friends at
home a remark that might interest a few of my friends at home.
That remark is borne out to write what I felt strongly at Tiruvannamalai.

Even supposing that such great ones as the Maharshi could be
really inactive, that they simply sat among us but were otherwise
lost to our world -- neither mediating, praying, nor receiving the
respects of their devotees - even were such an impossible case
possible  - I say their activity is tremendous; they are the salt
of the earth, their influence spreads out far away and is un-
consciously felt even by workers hardly ever giving a thought
to such sages.  Something intangible emanates from these
realized men; rather, what they stand for permeates the land
they inhabit.  They sanctify the place through their Presence.
A kind of equilibirium is brought into being the mind of the
people.  Whatever happens, good or bad - in the daily life of
these men, everything seems to be in order because the Sage
is there.

Arunachala Siva.