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Ramana Maharshi About Lord Buddha And Mounam
« on: May 31, 2010, 07:42:43 PM »
Disciple: Research on God has been going on from time immemorial. Has the final word been said?

Maharshi: (Keeps silence for some time.)

Disciple: (Puzzled) Should I consider Sri Bhagavan's silence as the reply to my question?

Maharshi: Yes. Mouna is Isvara-svarupa.Hence the text: "The Truth of Supreme Brahman proclaimed through Silent Eloquence."

Disciple: Buddha is said to have ignored such inquiries about God.

Maharshi: And for this reason was called a sunyavadin (nihilist). In fact Buddha concerned himself more with directing the seeker to realize Bliss here and now that with academic discussion about God, etc.

(From Maharshi's Gospel, published by Sri Ramanasramam and available for download from )


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Re: Ramana Maharshi About Lord Buddha And Mounam
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2010, 11:17:50 AM »

Dear prasanth,

Silence was itself Bhagavan Ramana's teachings.  By reading
Talks, Day by Day and Letters from Sri Ramanasramam, we
tend to think that Bhagavan Ramana was always talking to
visitors and devotees.  It is not so.  For His 54 years of life,
He talked only as found in these books.  Here again, Letters
and Day by Day are having some repetitions.  So Bhagavan
Ramana's life is more on silence than on talks.  For the first
two or three years, He never talked even a word. 

Someone said that if one keeps record of all we talk in such
50 plus years of lives, the books written from the records
will fill up this entire world.  Most of us are suffering from
lingual diarrohea.

Arunachala Siva.


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Re: Ramana Maharshi About Lord Buddha And Mounam
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2010, 12:23:33 PM »
dear sirs

in the pali kanon there is one speech of the buddha, where two devotees of brahman seek him out to help them realize that brahman because their teachers are both telling different ways...

the buddha shows them how their teachers are fake, because their heart and mind is not the same as that of brahman.

and finally gives them a teaching on how to realize brahman...

so like bhagawan he teached in a way that all seekers of every path can have maximum benefit..

so I consider both the same in realisation, both are jnanis or buddhas whatever word fits better ;)

much love