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soham3

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Jnanananda Giri
« on: March 07, 2010, 11:04:18 PM »
Jnanananda Giri of TiruKoilur was a spiritual genius. His disciples rated him higher than Ramana.
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Re: Jnanananda Giri
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2010, 08:27:25 AM »
Dear soham3,

Your statement is again not true.  Swami Jnananda Giri had great regard for Ramana.  The former preferred Nama sankirtan, the chanting of god's name particularly Panduranga Vittala.  Ramana approved chanting of God's name - but not in high pitched voice but within the lips, a silent chanting and meditation.  This is one of the auxillary routes, that ensure surrender that would pave for the royal route of Atma Vichara.

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Re: Jnanananda Giri
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2010, 08:41:37 PM »
One elderly disciple of Jnanananda Giri told me that his guru was more evolved than Ramana. His contention was that his guru was hundreds of years old and that he had been Peetham head of a  Sankara Muttam more than 100 years back.
  BTW, there lived one Poondi Swami on the other side who was a great Kriya Yogi. Once on the Deepam festival day, people at TVMalai observed a column of fire at Poondi. No doubt, his disciples considered him equal to a hindu god and certainly more than Ramana.
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Re: Jnanananda Giri
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2010, 10:18:50 AM »
Dear soham3,

If some elderly devotee had felt that Jnananda Giri's rating is higher than
Ramana, then it is his understanding.  That is all.  The fact is that the
former (forget about his elderly disciple) had great regard for him. 
Poondi Swami was again like Satya Sai Baba, had some siddhic qualities.

Arunachala Siva.