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Ramana Maharshi about Kantabharanam Story
« on: June 25, 2010, 01:44:05 PM »
A princes lost her golden necklace and she was seraching for it everywhere with concern and worry. At last when somebody among the courtiers pointed out that he necklace was already in the neck, the princess became happy. It was not a case of finding the necklace but she had only to recognise the necklace which was already with her. Same is the case with the Self (atman). All the search is meant to recognise the Self which has always been with us. We are that "Self". Bhagavan Sri Ramana called this illustrative story as the story of Kantabharanam -- the ornament which was already in the neck.

(Taken from Sri Ramana Jyothi, June 2009)


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Re: Ramana Maharshi about Kantabharanam Story
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2010, 12:51:46 PM »

Dear prasanth,

Bhagavan Ramana used to say two stories about "it being there but
not recognized" aspect of the Self.  One is the necklace and the other
is the Tenth Man story.  Brahmasri Nochur Venkataraman added one
more story:  It is like keeping the spectacles on the nose and then
searching for them!

Arunachala Siva.