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Nagaraj

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Question to 'I'
« on: January 21, 2010, 07:22:47 PM »
Dear I,

Here is one question for you all - 'I':

Why do you want Knowledge?

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

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Re: Question to 'I'
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2010, 10:57:15 AM »
Bhagavan Ramana says that the only desire that one should have
is desire for the Self.  This desire for the Self is also called Self-
Knowledge - Atma Bodham, to use Sri Sankara's words.  All other
knowledge is useles tinsel.  Bhagavan says in Upadesa Saram,
Verse 27:  The Knowledge which is without knowledge and ignorance
is the true Knowledge.  There is nothing else to learn.

Now, why do we need the Self Knowledge?  It is natural for for
all living beings.  It is like a new born child, looking for mother's
breast, as soon as it is taken on the lap.  It is natural for any
living being to know the Self, the Source, like the river flowing in
all sorts of lands, finally reaching the ocean back, its Source.

Arunachala Siva. 

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Re: Question to 'I'
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2010, 04:13:46 PM »
This is not a question of wanting or not wanting, knowledge as understanding comes spontaneously.
Only through knowledge can one realize its own nature. And this knowledge is 'I AM'. If there is such knowledge that I AM, why not make use of it and try to find out to whom this knowledge comes?



Christ: "I AM [is] the Truth, the Way, the Life, only through me one comes to Father".

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Re: Question to 'I'
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2010, 12:46:52 AM »
I don't want knowlege. I want His Grace and Love. And to be I.

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Re: Question to 'I'
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2010, 01:26:00 AM »
which knowledge you want to know? To live in this world we need some knowledge. This is worldly knowledge.
After geting bored, it is quite natural for jivas to know about him, i.e. spiritual knowledge. In the begining for both knowledge we need some path, quide and of course dedication. That is all. Rest will come from grace. The self will be known by itself.




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Re: Question to 'I'
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2010, 03:43:28 AM »
I think,here,in this world we cant have absolute knowlege about Him.Coz,then it wont be pure,and it will be simple,wordly.That would mean God is limited in some sense.We can have only fragances.For now...

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Re: Question to 'I'
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2010, 02:45:53 PM »

Dear Jewell and Ramanaduli,

Yes.  Both of you are correct. Bhagavan Ramana says in Upadesa Saram, Verse 27:-

That is true knowledge which trasncends
Both knowledge and ignorance,
For in Pure Knowledge
Is not object to be known.

Arunachala Siva.