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Subramanian.R

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Three types of visitors to Bhagavan
« on: April 30, 2010, 08:18:05 AM »

During the bodily presence of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi,
crowds of people daily visited Tiruvannamalai to have His darshan.

Some of these visitors were attracted by His extraordinary personality
-- which was obvious to all - but they went away without being
deeply influenced by Him, although they acknowledged His greatness.

Others were more deeply moved, and became then and there devotees
and true bhaktas.  For them the Maharshi became their haven of
refuge, and for the rest of their lives they submitted their egos to
His divinity.

A small minority of visitors acknowledged His divinity, but at the
same time understood His teaching and began to practice Self
Enquiry according to His advice.  These people became His real
disciples.

So we see that different people, with their ego-ridden minds, saw
Bhagavan Ramana in different ways.  That is natural, because the
Divine, being always beyond relativity, assumes, like a colourless
gem, many facets according to the faculty of the admirer's eye.
So mortals see the Maharshi as a great personality, a Rishi,
a Jivan mukta, a Sadguru, a Sthitaprajna, an avatara, and so on.

(Source:  From the article of Dr. Robert Fuchsberger, in the Birth
Centenary Volume of Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi, 1980.)

Arunachala Siva.