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Subramanian.R

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What Has to Happen Will Happen
« on: December 20, 2009, 11:00:58 AM »
From Marleen Boers' article from Mountain Path, July-Sep 2008:-

I first heard about Bhagavan when I was only in a teenager.  My
mother had bought a copy of Heinrich Zimmer's The Way to the
Self which contained a photograph of Bhagavan that fascinated me
and gripped my heart.  It was a loose Dutch translation from the
original German work and contained long winding comlicated
sentences. Still the book was devoured by me.  Later I suffered
a sense of emptiness, a sense of nothingness and I conlcuded
that God is infinite and there exist nothing besides God in the
universe.  A year later, I happened to get the autobiography of
Arthur Osborne and found the same idea expressed there.  This book
also contained Bhagavan's photograph.  I had then been reading
something about Sufis and Sri Ramakrishna.  Around 1960s, I
concluded that Bhagavan Ramana was my Guru and I decided to
visit Sri Ramanasramam.  In November 1968, I came to the Asramam, after visiting Belur Math of SRK.  I felt that it was my
home right away and feeling attraction to the holy Hill of Arunachala.  My second visit was in December 1970, when I had
been stationed in Karachi.  In December 1970, I was to be transferred to Washington D.C. and I wanted to pay a visit to
the Asramam, since it would be difficult to reach the Asramam once
I settled down in Washington.

In early 1972, Sri V. Ganesan suggested to me to buy a small
plot of land in Tiruvannamalai.  I consulted Mrs. Osborne and she
also said so.  In Sept 1972, an offer came for a plot of land and
in the winter of 1972/73, the registration of the plot was concluded. In 1974, I was transferred to Bombay and my visits to the Asramam were easier.  It was at that time I was introduced to Maurice Frydman and through him to Nisargadatta Maharaj.   When Maharaj asked me, "Who is your Guru?", I pointed out Bhagavan's picture behind him and he nodded approvingly.

In 1975, the foundation of my house was completed in Tiruvannamalai.  The construction got delayed due to trouble
given by the contractor and in 1975, I resigned my job and finally put down my roots in my home at Tiruvannamalai.  Sri V. Ganesan helped me in getting entry visa and residential permit by standing guarantor for me.  In 1978, already living in Tiruvannmalai, I visited Nisargadatta during his last days. 

What I slowly learned through the years is that I really know
nothing -- apart from the fact that I AM - and I cannot do anything of my own, there is no free will, everything is pre-destined, which leads to surrender to Bhagavan Ramana.  I am at peace at the core of my being listening in silence and enjoying the view of Arunachala Siva, a symbol of nondual Reality.

Bhagavan has said:  What has to happen will happen.   It happened just as Bhagavan said.  What more to say?

Arunachala Siva.           

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Re: What Has to Happen Will Happen
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2009, 08:40:37 PM »
OHM ARUNACHALAYA NAMA:
 SWAMI,
                I READ UR ARTICLE, AND I ALSO AGREE WITH THAT BY MY EXPERIENCES. BUT I AM ALWAYS CONFUSED THAT WHEN EVERYTHING WILL HAPPEN , WHY WE DO SADHANA, IT ALSO MAY HAPPEN... IS IT?

BY RANJITH

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Re: What Has to Happen Will Happen
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2009, 12:50:27 AM »
dear subramanian

yes indeed I feel also that the more I meditate the less I feel to be a special or great meditator...its strange in a way....but all sadhana is solely to weaken the ego..

I enjoyed your post, and Iam very happy for you...and I still wish to see arunachala and the samadhi of bhagawan, I also hope ot meet with as many people from this homepage as possible..

I will fly to nepal and north india next year to study dzogchen in depth, and really use my time fro spiritual practice...so I hope my second visit (pilgrimage) to india will be tiruvannamalai..




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Re: What Has to Happen Will Happen
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2009, 12:57:07 AM »
dear tvranjith

I can answer from my point of view (wich is limited)

sadhana is itself grace of guru and the same grace will make it something that just happens...and then the question "why make sadhana if everything is allready brahman" will not emerge anymore..

good night
matthias

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Re: What Has to Happen Will Happen
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2009, 08:01:13 AM »
Dear I,

This body itself is a Sadhana. Once Kavyakanta after introspection said to Bhagawan, for one to lead his life, a maximum of Rs. 3 (or something) would suffice, for food and basic necessities, is there any need more than this? Bhagawan replied "oye, you need so much is it? wont this body itself suffice for your living?"

Its good if one gets confused. So long 'I' looks outside for answers, confusions after confusions will come. Only when 'I' looks for answers from 'I' only then confusions will cease. See who is the 'I' that wants to do some Sadhana.

Salutations to Sri Ramana.
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: What Has to Happen Will Happen
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2009, 10:45:04 AM »
Dear tvaranjith,

Yes. Even Sadhana is possible only when one's Prarabdha is good
towards that direction.  But Guru's Grace is essential and a must.
Even if Praradha does not warrant conferal of sadhana to you in
your present birth, Guru's Grace, for which you should surrender
to him, will take care of that inadequacy.  Therefore surrender.

Dear matthis,

As soon as you finalize your travel plan, after reaching Nepal,
you let me know.  I shall tell you whatever I know to make your
travel to T'malai as smooth as possible.

Dear Nagaraj,

Yes.  Guru's Grace is paramount.  Guru's Grace cannot be compared
to anything else.  It shall even smother your otherwise not good
Prarabdha and show you the way.

Arunachala Siva.   

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Re: What Has to Happen Will Happen
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2009, 09:24:26 PM »
dear subramanian,
I do not know if I have the money to travel from north india to south india during this trip, but who knows what will happen...

I thought of visiting arunachala on my second flight to india...wich is not jet planned...but who knows maybe ramanas grace is pulling me to arunachala sooner as I think...

much love and thank you for your presence in this forum
matthias