Author Topic: Ramana Maharshi says Disinvestment of possessions is the highest happiness.  (Read 1310 times)


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When Sri Bhagavan and Rangaswami, an attendant, were on the rocks,Bhagavan noticed someone in the Asramam rocking in a rocking chair,and remarked to the attendant:

“Siva made over all His own possessions to Vishnu and wandered away in the forests and wilderness and cemeteries and lived on food begged by Him. In His view non-possession is higher in the scale of happiness than possession of things.”

D.: What is that higher happiness?

M.: To be free from anxieties. Possessions create anxieties such as their safeguarding, their utilisation, etc. Non-possession does not bring any anxieties in its train. Therefore Siva resigned everything in favour of Vishnu and He himself went away happy.

Disinvestment of possessions is the highest happiness.



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Dear prasanth,

Once Kavyakanta Ganapati Muni who was also a great tapasvin
told Bhagavan:  Ramana, if one could have an income of Rs 3.00
per month (it was in 1920s!), one can do atma vichara without
any hindrances.  Bhagavan Ramana said:  Nayana, for atma vichara,
even this body is a concession!

In ULLadu Narpadu, Bhagavan says:  One should have a body
to do atma vichara.

But the same body also sees the world and this must be understood
as ephemeral.

(Verses 5 and 6)

Arunachala Siva.