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The question of Time and Space
« on: January 18, 2010, 09:20:59 AM »
In April 1943, an elderly gentleman rushed forward from the back
of the Hall, produced a pencil, wrote a question on a piece of paper
and handed over it to the Maharshi.  Bhagavan read it and smiled
broadly.  It was a question on Time and Space.

Bhagavan:  May I know who is putting this question - Space, yourself, or Time?

Visitor:  Of course, I.

Bhagavan:  Do you know that I?

Visitor: (after a little hesitation), Leave the I-question to the
philosophers and answer my question. 

Voice:  What?  Is Time or Space dearer to you than your self?

Bhagavan:  (seeing the visitor nonplussed)  All these questions
are superflous.  One thing you must bear in mind is that no question can be solved without Self Knowledge.  On the realization of the
Self,everything becomes clear and all problems are solved.

(Bhagavan in some other contexts had said:  Time and Space
are mental creations. For a Jnani who has over come the mind,
the concepts which are mental creations, have no meaning whatsoever.  Brahmasri Nochur Venkataraman has said:  The
Vedas have said about creation theories only to make the seeker
understand the vastness of Space and Time and through this vastness, understand the Creator.  There is no other purpose than

Arunachala Siva.