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ULLadu Narpadu - 75
« on: May 04, 2010, 11:58:40 AM »

Brahmasri Nochur Venkataraman gives the following anecdotes
and information:

1. In Viveka Choodamani also, the disciple asks the Guru:  O Guro!
After this enquiry, I find nothing, everything is Void?  Then the
Guru asks:  Who is telling that there is nothing and there is only
Void?  So still there is some traces of ego, to call it Void.  Look into
it and pursue your goal.  Then, the disciple keeps quiet and experiences
the Being-Awareness-Bliss. No more questions.  No more doubts.
No further explanation needed.

2.  In a hall where he was having a Satsangh, suddenly lights
went off.  After some time, people started leaving one by one,
because the mike was not functioning.  Then, the lights came on.
Brahmasri Nochur Venkataraman then asked:  Some people had
left during darkness, because they could not listen to the Satsangh.
But some you stayed back.  In that utter darkness, though you
could not hear ,me or see the people leaving, were you aware of
Yourselves?  The audience said :  Yes, Even in darkness we were
aware of ourselves. What is that gave them awareness?  Is it
outside light?  No. It is the Light within.  The Light of Atma, I am
I am, that is Light Itself.

3.  In another class room, where he was addressing the young
boys and girls in Palakkad, suddenly there were rains.  To avoid
rain water, the doors and windows were closed.  Then the lights too
went off.  The class remained quiet.  The children did not move.
Brahmasri Nochur Venkataraman asked them:  How do you all
know that you are, even in darkness, even when the windows and
doors of the classroom closed?  One boy stood up and said:  Uncle,
Because I am aware of myself! 

The Atma is the light of the light.

Bhagavan Ramana also explains this idea in ULLadu Narpadu,
Supplement, Verse 7.  This is a translation of some verse of
Sri Sankara.

Where is light for you?

The Sun is the light for me.

At night?

The lamp is the light for me? or the moon?

When everything is absent, where is the light for you?

My aham, the Self is the light for me.

Arunachala Siva.