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Bhagavan's Grace
« on: January 26, 2010, 11:16:00 AM »
C.V. Subramania Iyer writes:-

Once four ladies came to Sri Ramanasramam to have darshan of
Bhagavan Ramana.  They belonged to different nationalities - an
American, an Italian, a French and an Indian Christian. They sat in
the prayer hall near the southern wall right in front of Bhagavan,
after duly paying their respects to Him.  The American lady began the conversation putting questions to Him and getting answers which were interpreted by a devotee in the Hall.  In the end, the
American lady asked Bhagavan Ramana:  "Bhagavan! Can we have
your Grace for our spiritual development?" 

Bhagavan replied:  "If you had not the Grace, you would not have thought of coming here."  What an encouraging reply!  No one
who came to His presence ever went away discouraged.  To an
earnest enquirer, He would always say:  "You are already That,
only the veil of ignorance has to be removed."  Swami Vivekananda used to tell his followers:  "Don't belive the self possessed teacher
who says:  "I see, but you cannot see."  Bhagavan never observed
any secrecy with regard to His teachings.

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

Arunachala Siva.