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Ramana Maharshi says A strong mind controls the weaker mind
« on: March 31, 2010, 01:12:53 PM »
30th September, 1936

Talk 252.


D.: Sri Ramakrishna touched Vivekananda and the latter realised Bliss. Is it possible?

M.: Sri Ramakrishna did not touch all for that purpose. He did not create Atma. He did not create Realisation.Vivekananda was ripe.He was anxious to realise. He must have completed the preliminary course in his past births. Such is possible for ripe persons only.

D.: Can the same miracle be worked for all?

M.: If they are fit. Fitness is the point. A strong man controls the weaker man. A strong mind controls the weaker mind. That was what happened in the case cited. The effect was only temporary. Why did Vivekananda not sit quiet? Why did he wander about after such a miracle? Because the effect was only temporary.

Source: TALKS WITH SRI RAMANA MAHARSHI Book

Devotee: Bhagavan, it is said that Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa put his palm on the head of Swami Vivekananda and that the latter had transcendental experience. Could you not do some such thing for me.

Bhagavan smiled and said: Yes, scriptures speak of such dikshas (initiations) and hastha diksha is one of them. But that too is a limitation. When a mighty river runs overflowing its banks, why divert it into a particular channel? Let all those who are thirsty drink to their heart's content and capacity.

-- Quotations and Conversations Found in the Ramana Pictorial Souvenir, 1967

Sources:

1) http://www.arunachala.org/newsletters/2004/?pg=jul-aug
2) Talks With Ramana Maharshi Book