Author Topic: Ramana Maharshi Disciple Sri Sadhu Om Discusses About Importance Of Sat-sanga  (Read 1553 times)

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Though your mind lacks the strength of dis-crimination or dispassion (viveka and vairagya) re-quired to withdraw itself from the false attraction of the pleasures of this unreal world, your mind will naturally and spontaneously become mature to the extent to which you humbly and lovingly come very close and associate with enlightened sages (Jnanis), who abide as the reality (sat).

We should not believe that we have by our own efforts and practice (sadhana) brought about the rising of such pure devotion and clear discrimi-nation that we are thus able to experience in our hearts. This true devotion and discrimination are spontaneously and naturally kindled in our hearts, not by our own efforts, but only by the power of the Grace of that Sat-purusha who is living close to us, and who appears as if he is someone other than us.

Just like a mother who feeds her sleeping child even without the child knowing that he is being fed, the Grace of the Sat-purusha enters our hearts in a manner that cannot be known by us even if we have the most subtle and powerful of intellects, and thereby His Grace reforms us and brings about the destruction of our mind. Ah! His Grace is beyond all limits and cannot be gauged by anyone.

Having understood the greatness of sat-sanga, which is revealed by the true words uttered by our Sadguru, Sri Ramana, who is the Lord of the universe, “When the excellent cool, southern breeze itself is blowing, say, what is the use of holding a hand-fan?”
Let us live taking refuge in Arunachala, the Hill of sat-sanga.

Source: A Light on the Teaching of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi The Essence of Spiritual Practice (Sadhanai Saram) By Sri Sadhu Om

Subramanian.R

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Yes.  Bhagavan Ramana speaks about this southern breeze, Malaya
Maarutam, in His Verse 3 of ULLadu Narpadu - Supplement.  There
He mentions about Sadhus in general.  Even group bhajans and
listening to discourses in a group, from a self realized Jnani, are all
Satsangh in general.

Arunachala Siva.

Arunachala Siva.