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Swami Madhavatirtha's questions
« on: January 20, 2010, 01:38:53 PM »
Swami Madhavatirtha, a sannyasi and the author of Sri Ramana Maharshi's teachings in Gujarati, writes about his questions and Bhagavan's replies:-

Question:  It is believed that the vijnanamaya sarira will not be
attacked by disease, will not grow old, and will not die without
one's desire.

Bhagavan:  The body itself is a disease.  To wish for a long stay
in that disease is not the aim of a Jnani.  Anyhow, one has to give
up identification with the body.  Just as I am the body consciousness" prevents one from attaining the Self Knowledge,
in the same way, one who has got the conviction that he is not the body, will become liberated even without his desire.

Q: What about bringing down God's power in the human body?

Bhagavan:  If after surrendering, one still has a desire, then surrender has not been successful.  If one has the attitude, "If the higher power is to come down, it must come in my body", this will only increase identification with the body.  Truly speaking, thre is no need for any such descent.  After the destruction of the "I am the
body" idea, the individual becomes the form of the Absolute.  In
that state, there is no above or below, front or back.

(Source:  Arunachala's Ramana, Boundless Ocean of Grace,
Volume 6. Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai.)

Arunachala Siva.