Egoless state or thoughtless state take one inward and one can
experience Swarupam. We cannot say, on the same count, that, Bhagavan Ramana felt the body pain, He must also have thoughts like that occasionally. Because, even if thoughts do come, actions do come, it is only the God within that is causing them. Whereas even if Bhagavan Ramana is said to be in bodiless state, the onlookers are seeing the body, acting, and doing things. In one of the quotes, I have given above, Bhagavan Ramana has said: It is from your point of view that a Jnani has got a body. The real situation is that He kept the body away from His Swarupam, as if
it is remaining as a different jada pathartha. Even when there were
pains, He did not say, "I am having pain." He said that the body is
having pain. It is like saying that flowers in your balcony flower
pot is withering due to sun. The flower pot is away from you.
Whenever body pain occurred, He never said that "I am having pain"
or "MY body is having pain." Thus He remained in total non identification with the body as His.
The body will not say I. Even in our cases, if my hand is amputated
and is lying on a basin in the hospital, I shall not identify myself
with that hand. Nor the hand will say, I am Subramanian. Bhagavan Ramana treated the whole body like that, whether the body was inn good health or in pain.
This bodiless state does not happen to all Brahma Jnanis. Jnanis
like Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Sivananda have cried when there
was pain. But these two were also in the ego less state, but the identification came, when the misery became unbearable and they were forced to identify the bodies on such occasions.
Once Sri Vivekananda said: "I am talking about Brahman and
Advaita, but when some stone hits my toe, I cry, O I am pained."
But we have no anecdote on Bhagavan Ramana crying,
when He had suffered such indescribable pain during two years of His terminal illness.
We are all talking about Bhagavan's state, and not our own states.
Our own states have got, "I thought" and a million other thoughts
trailing behind it. Even if we say we are egoless and truly so,
the state of bodilessness will take a longer time to achieve.
Because once we achieve egoless state, the mind would no longer pain. But body will continue with pain because of our thicker identification with the body.