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A Brahmin's worldly sufferings
« on: May 02, 2010, 10:37:18 AM »

Today, a crippled disabled Brahmin came and complained:

"O Bhagavan, right from my birth, I have been suffering.  Is it
due to my past actions?"

Bhagavan Ramana said:

"We have to say that it is due past actions.  Then, if one asks
what is the cause of those past actions, we have to bring in previous
past actions, and so on without end.  Instead of inquiring into karma
or actions, why not inquire whose karma it is?  If we are the body,
then let the body ask the questions.  When you say you suffer,
it is your thought.  Happiness is our natural state.  That which
comes and goes is the ego.  We think we are miserable because
we forget our essential nature, which is Bliss.  Even an emperor,
in spite of his wealth and power, often suffers because of his
disturbed mind.  The Sage, who does not know where his next
meal will come from, is ever happy.  See who enjoys Bliss."

(Source:  "Sayings of Bhagavan" - From Bhagavan Ramana Birth
Centenary Offering, 1980)

Arunachala Siva.