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Bhagavan & Rangan 5
« on: August 08, 2010, 11:06:14 AM »
There were many occasions when I needed help and I soon got into the habit of telling Bhagavan all about my family troubles on my visits to the Skandashramam. On one occasion he turned to me and said, "You think that your own troubles are very great. What do you know of my troubles? Let me tell you about one incident.

Once, while climbing a steep part of the mountain, I was holding on to a rock to keep my balance. The rock was loose and would not take my weight. I fell back and was partly burried by a small avalance of stones. I managed to remove them but found my left thumb dislocated. It was hangine loosely near the finger. I pushed back the thumb into its socket." Bhagavan's mother told me that she could not bear to recall that accident. He came home bleeding all over.

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


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Re: Bhagavan & Rangan 5
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2010, 12:48:54 PM »

Dear Nagaraj,

Yes.  Guru Vachaka Kovai describes this aspect beautifully:-

Verse 952:-  One's own reality, which shines within everyone as
the Heart, is the ocean of unalloyed bliss.  Therefore, like the
blueness of the sky that appears as a superimposition, misery
exists merely in the imagination, not in a reality.

Verse 955:-  He who does not know himself as the true, one, non-
dual Self will be caught in imaginary duality, will be frightened and
will suffer daily, to no good purpose.  Therefore, in order that your ego, the "I am the body" awareness which is the seed of that duality, be completely destroyed, attain the non-dual state through firm awareness of your real nature.

Verse 956:-  By clinging solely to the consciousness as the true
refuge, the sorrowful samsara that arises through ignorance will be destroyed. 

Arunachala Siva.