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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.

Source: TALKS WITH SRI RAMANA MAHARSHI Book


Subramanian.R

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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.