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silentgreen

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Unity in multiplicity
« on: September 09, 2010, 05:19:55 PM »
Once when food was offered to Bhagavan Raman, it was expected that he relish each item separately; but instead Bhagavan mixed all items and started eating, as if there is no concern for taste. When asked, he said: Let us have unity in multiplicity.
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Re: Unity in multiplicity
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2010, 09:59:30 AM »


Dear silentgreen,

Once when Bhagavan Ramana was having acute rheumatic pain
and also other ailments like indigestion, general weakness etc.,
there were many ointments for external use and also oral medicines
and lehyams for intake.  Bhagavan Ramana found the administration
of these by attendants to be very irritating, and said once:  "Let
me mix everything and take them inside."  The attendants were
appalled and some devotees had to request Bhagavan Ramana to
put up with this ordeal for sometime.


Arunachala Siva. 

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Re: Unity in multiplicity
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2010, 10:29:17 AM »


Dear silentgreen,

The same thing as you told about Bhagavan Ramana's remarks on
food delicacies and also about the various medicines, external and
internal, has been taken to highlight His highest philosophy in
His Verses 4 and 5 of Sri Arunachala Ashtakam.  There is only
Unity.  The multiplicity occurs due to our prarabdha effects.  Bhagavan Ramana uses the phrase "nigazh vinai chuzhalil an ninaivu oLi aadi" the whirling prarabdha effects, which produces the I-thought first and then million other thoughts. This, He says in
Verse 6 of Ashtakam.


Arunachala Siva.