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Truth is ever young and the illumined never contradict.
« on: April 29, 2010, 08:47:46 AM »
Dilip Kumar Roy's conversation with Bhagavan:

Once I asked Him why He often quoted with full approval the
famous couplet of Sankara's cryptic Sri Dakshinamurty Stotram:

Chitram vatatarormule vriddha sishya gurur yuva |
Gurostu mounamayakhyahnam sishyastu chinna samsayah ||

Lo, under the banyan tree old are the disciples and young is the
Master.  His lectures are wordless silence, but they are convinced.

The Maharshi's answer  was revealing.  He claimed that the Truth
of truths is ever young, even when the seekers keep growing old,
and the deepest exegesis of Truth can be conveyed only through
Silence.  Succinctly, words veil but hush reveals.

I then asked Him to explain what the writer of Maha Yoga quotes
as his considered opinion, that no authentic sage ever contradicted
another, all illuminates being essentially one.

He answered me this time, at some length, contending that paths
may seem diverse, but when the pilgrims reach the goal, the
perspective changes and one sees clearly, that only those who
have logged behind quarrel about the relative merits of different
roads, and that only the goal matters.  "So it is an utter folly",
He added, "to go on wrangling among ourselves, because we were
one in the beginning and shall be one again in the end.  Also
this oneness is so thrillingly real that one may say, if X wants
anything from Y then Y can hardly decline because in giving to
X, Y only gives to himself in the ultimate analysis."

(Source:  Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi's Birth Centenary Souvenir,
1980. Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai.)         

Arunachala Siva.