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Sandehi Yarendru Sandehi ! (Doubt the Doubter !)
« on: June 14, 2010, 01:31:58 PM »
1. An apt reply to the doubts that have come, or a state in which doubts do not come – which do you prefer? The wise will only recommend becoming pure knowledge
(jnana), in which there is no room for doubts to rise !

2. Even if the doubt which has once come is cleared by an apt reply, again another will spring forth in your mind.If you like not to have such a nuisance again, enquire
within ‘Whence does this doubt rise?’

3. Doubts can rise only about the existence of things other than oneself; no doubt can rise about the existence of oneself, If one’s existence is mistaken to be the body’s existence, then doubts will rise about the world and God (which come into existence only when the wrong,identification ‘I am the body’ rises); if one’s existence is known to be Self, the sale existence, no doubt will rise !

4. Before the doubt ‘Am I this body or something else?’ is cleared, why should one-raise doubts about other things (such as the world and God)? Know that the only question (doubt) allowed for true aspirants is to enquire within ‘Who am I?’.

5. Whatever doubt may rise, it cannot rise without the rising of you – the first to have risen – who raised it.There-fore the primal doubt, namely that of not knowing who you are, is the root of all doubts !

6. Until this primal doubt is cleared, replying to your other doubts will be just like cutting the leaves off the branches of a tree, because they will sprout again and again! But if the root is cut, they will not sprout again!

7. Doubts about the reality of the world and God rise only because of one’s defect of not knowing the reality of one-self. When one’s reality shines as Self, without another, what doubt can rise?

8. Doubts do not rise during sleep. When sleep ends,someone, as if you, rises from there. This ‘you’ who is now here (in the waking state) is the doubter. He did
not exist in sleep, but you did exist there. Therefore,you (who exist even in sleep) are not the doubter !

9. It is only in the waking and dream states that the doubter exists; he ceases to exist in sleep. Did you who existed then (in sleep) have any doubts? You who exist (even in sleep) are That (Brahman or Self).

10. The doubter’s existence itself is doubtful; but your existence is the undoubtable, absolute existence! He who rises as ‘I am the body’ is the doubter; but you are the Space of Jnana; what other thing is there for you to know?

11. This is the reason why the Gracious Lord Ramana,Jnana incarnate, who took me as His own, replied to many of the questions of His sincere disciples, “Doubt ‘Who is the doubter who asks these questions?’.”

Source: The Path of Sri Ramana PART ONE The Jñana aspect of the teaching By Sri Sadhu Om


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Re: Sandehi Yarendru Sandehi ! (Doubt the Doubter !)
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2010, 04:43:16 PM »

Kavyakanta used to say that it is the Brahmastram of Bhagavan
Ramana.  No one can stand it.  Who is the doubter?  Who says
whether the world is real or unreal.  Who says that the God is having a form or formless?  Who says  " I am not understanding this point!".
All these are ego's mischiefs.

Brahmasri Nochur Venkataraman  used to say in his discourse:

1. Do not take notes.
2. Do not try to understand.
3. Do not ask questions.

These things indicate that your ego is acting vigorously.  Find
out the ego's nature.  Doubt the doubter. 

He used to further say:  Simply listen to me with some attention.
The things that are likely to be forgotten by the mind would have
already gone into the Heart. 

Arunachala Siva. 


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Re: Sandehi Yarendru Sandehi ! (Doubt the Doubter !)
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2010, 05:26:09 PM »
Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya

Salutations to Sri Ramana
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॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta