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Subramanian.R

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God, Birth and re-birth
« on: January 11, 2010, 05:18:02 PM »
To an individual, who was persistently asking Bhagavan Ramana,
"Why is God so unjust, so imperfect?"  He replied:  "Why ask me?
Go and ask Him?"  On being told that he could not go to God,
Bhagavan retorted:  "Then, when you cannot reach Him, how can
you question Him?  Salvation is not for the weak!"

Another man, went on asking Bhagavan where his deceased had
been reborn, He replied not to bother about such things, as they
were only manifestations of his ego.  The man persisted saying:
"It was a quest for knowledge, pure and simple.  No ego involved."
Bhagavan Ramana then said:  "Was she born first only as your sister?"  On being told that she must have had thousands of births
before, He asked him, "if he ever had cared to find out what she
had been born as, before she was born as his sister."

On his replying that he did not, the Maharshi told:  "Do you not see that it is only your egoism that has prompted your questions, and
not any desire for knowledge, pure and simple."

(Source:  An article by Sri. K. Panchpakesa Iyer, in Arunachala's
Ramana, Boundless Ocean of Grace, Volume 6, Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai.)

Arunachala Siva.       

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Re: God, Birth and re-birth
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2010, 10:03:05 PM »
Excellent sir.

Continuing the discussion ramana said below reply to a person who said that he could not understand the world at all

Sri Ramana replied, “As you are, so is this world.Without understanding yourself, what is the use of trying to understand the world? People waste their energies over all such questions. First, find out the truth behind yourself; then, you will be in a better position to understand the truth behind the world, of which yourself is a part.”

Source: Golden Jubilee Souvenir

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Re: God, Birth and re-birth
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2010, 10:39:46 AM »
Ekanma Panchakam says:

What is there to know, if one has known oneself?
If one has known oneself, what else remains to know?

Arunachala Siva.