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« on: March 12, 2010, 10:35:31 AM »
Swami Ramanagiri the Swedish, who came to Bhagavan just in the
years before His Maha Nirvana has written some random notes,
entitled Cold Fire.  Some details about Swami Ramanagiri, are available in David Godman's article in MP, Jan-March 2010.

1. Beloved Ramachandra has asked this fool, at least for his sake,
to write a word every day, and my dearest Ramu is deluded by maya,
so he has given this big book.

2. His Name, taken once with wholehearted love and a one-
pointed mind, is worth more than the knowledge collected from
every book, all over the world.

3. Learning is learned ignorance.  Unlearning is learning.

4. What you speak about others, does not reveal anything about
them, but about you.

5. The power of listening attracts more than the power of speaking.

6. Jnana and Bhakti are not separate from each other.  One
cannot know Him without loving Him, and one cannot love Him,
without knowing Him.

7. If the ego is allowed to play with our emotions, it is capable of causing havoc.  Only by drawing the ego to its Source, can the
saddest feeling can be converted into Ananda. 

8. The disciple's love for the Guru is more important than the
Guru's power. 

9.  The ego will cry like a mad man when he sees that he is going
to be killed.

10.  The human body is the greatest hindrance in realizing the
Self but it is also the only means.  We are imprisoned within
the walls of our thoughts.

(Source:  David Godman's article on Swami Ramanagiri, MP.
Jan-Mar 2010)

Arunachala Siva.