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Subramanian.R

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Are my spiritual qualities imperfect?
« on: March 29, 2010, 07:53:25 AM »
The conversation between a devotee and Bhagavan Ramana:

Devotee:  Are my present qualities of faith, humility and surrender
sufficiently intense, or are they still very imperfect and requiring
further development?  If so, how can I quickly develop them to
perfection so as to deserve the grace and early success in the
realization of Atma, or in the annihilation of the ego?

Bhagavan:  Do not entertain such thoughts of imperfection, lack of qualities etc., You are already Perfect.  Get rid of the ideas of imperfection and need for development.  There is nothing to
realize or annihilate.  You are the Self.  The ego does not exist.
Pursue the enquiry and see if there is anything to be realized or
annihilated.  See if thre is any mind to be controlled.  Even the effort is being made by the mind, which does not exist!

Devotee:  What can I do to increase the receptivity of the mind
to your spiritual vibrations while sitting in the Hall and to increase
the frequency and duration of the efforts at 'enquiry' in the Hall,
or to ease such efforts?   

Bhagavan:  Keep the mind quiet.  That is enough.  Sitting in this
Hall will help you.  The purpose of the 'effort' is to get ride of all
efforts!  The force will be clearly felt when the stillness is achieved.
Spiritual vibrations exist everywhere.  They will manifest when the
mind is stilled.

(Source:  A Practical Guide to know yourself - Sri A.R. Natarajan)

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Are my spiritual qualities imperfect?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2010, 08:00:01 PM »
Sitting in silence in the Old Hall, both those days and today, looking
at Bhagavan/His photograph, one true seeker gets the stillness
of the mind and the rain of amrutha dhara.  The Old Hall, where
Bhagavan conducted His court for more than 25 years bristles with
His Presence even today.  Once I was sitting there and in order
to arrest the wandering mind, I chanted within mind, the Verse 17 of Sri Arunachala Aksharamana Maalai and it helped. 

Muruganar says that Bhagavan Ramana is the one who confers
the Samadhi state to anyone even without any Sadhana.  His Presence is more than adequate.

Arunachala Siva.