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Re: Living Realised Person
« Reply #30 on: December 23, 2010, 01:39:04 AM »
The future generations may see Him as Buddha, but I believe He wanted others to realize Buddha in themselves. 3 people realized or thousands giving Him titles and going home to do what they always do forgetting what He says and is?
In one of my memories I see He says "this path is not for everyone...". So, certainly, not all will go to Him (to the form manifested as Ramana Maharshi). But He is manifested as many, so we should not care about anything. People forget that He is not the body and He uses all bodies. So even day to day experiences and meeting people and facing situations can be a great teaching if perceived rightly. What I have understood is that everyone is in the right place in the right time.
If one is drawn to Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi, then it means one is already caught in His jaw (no way to escape). If one remembers God, the Grace already is operating. The very earning for Truth, for knowledge of himself, for knowing God - IS GRACE.
I saw many people doubting (this path or that path, this Guru or that Guru), it is natural, but those doubts disappear as one is able to perceive that actually there was never a time when His Grace was not operating.
There are many that even don't remember and don't go to the direction of God or Self knowledge or any other means throughout entire life. It means that everyone is in the right place in the right time doing what they can in the moment. Understanding this, one gradually leaves the world alone. And then practice starts...

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Re: Living Realised Person
« Reply #31 on: December 23, 2010, 02:37:02 AM »
The future generations may see Him as Buddha, but I believe He wanted others to realize Buddha in themselves.

...so did the Buddha!  ;-)

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« Reply #32 on: December 23, 2010, 09:13:01 AM »



Dear amiatall, Om Hridayam,

Sri Ramana Bhagavan's one of the main quotes is:

"Bhagavan is always with you, in you, and you are yourself Bhagavan."

Once a devotee came and happily told Sri Bhagavan:  "Bhagavan!
My birth date and your birth date [30th December] is the same."
Bhagavan smiled and told him:  Why only birth date?  You and
I are the same!"

I think that this quote of Sri Bhagavan is worth remembering,
particularly today, which is Sri Bhagavan's birth date [Jayanti],
- as per asterism -.  I am thinking since morning, this day, during last year, when I and my wife were in Tiruvannamalai.

As per Hindu calendar, He was born on Punarvasu star day, in
1880.  It was 30th December 1880 on that day, as per English
calendar.  As soon as He was born, the midwife who was blind
saw a flashing light and she exclaimed:  "O, this boy is an avatara!  He is Light."       

Yes. He is the Light for all of us, and for many thousands in
the globe.

This year, I could not make the trip.  I garlanded His photograph
with jasmines and chanted Sri Arunachala Pancharatnam, before
my breakfast. Let us offer our prayers to this Light, the Light of
Jnanamarga.

In today's world there are many gurus but hardly disciples are
hard to come.  Because they are sishaya-vith-abahara. 
Sishya vith-abhara means one who steals the falsity of disciple.
The Sishya-vith-abhara can also be interpreted as one who steals
the pocket of disciples.  The second meaning suits many many
gurus of today.  Sri Bhagavan is the purport of the first meaning.



Arunachala Siva.   

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« Reply #33 on: December 23, 2010, 02:17:42 PM »
It's very interesting to read the posting on this thread. I'm still convinced that visiting the ashram is the right thing to do. Even tho Ramana is everywhere, and for all.

It does seem to me Ramana is somehow more than just a guru or teacher, something far greater. I don't know what, and it doesn't really matter.

With Ramana there is no doubt.

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« Reply #34 on: December 23, 2010, 02:53:05 PM »



Dear kde,

Please visit the Asramam once.  Go on a relaxed trip, with no
hurry to come to Chennai to board the next flight.  Spend some
time at each spot, the Samadhi Hall, the Old Hall, the cowshed,
the bookshop, the Azhagamma Tirtham, [the well that sprang
up after Mother's Samadhi ceremonies.  Talk to people.  Fellow
devotees. Most of the devotees know English.  Go round the Hill.
You will understand His guiding Presence.  As Wolter Kiers
observed:  "He did not ask me anything.  Nor did I give anything.
But He opened the Heart."



Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #35 on: December 26, 2010, 01:11:52 PM »
Dear Subramanian, I must visit. Right now I find reasons not to go, but I would like visit the ashram and Arunachala more than anything.

I should not wait, no one can see how long they have.

But the idea of visiting India scares me. I'm not one to travel.
But I have to go, I will  try to do it next year. I need to break it down into little steps, starting with getting a passport!

Thank you for your reply.

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« Reply #36 on: December 26, 2010, 01:59:41 PM »



Dear kde,

You can plan your visit, say between February-April.  These
are the months where the crowd is less.  In India, since exams
are held in schools/colleges, the householders, cannot come leaving
their children.  The Westerners, at least most of them are scared of
the slowly the temperature soaring.  But you can visit during this
time, provided you can put up with the heat.  You should drink
plenty of clean water or coconut water [which is available plenty
in Tiruvannamalai] to beat the dehydration.  Otherwise, your trip,
with Sri Bhagavan's grace, will be a resounding success and will
be filling the heart.



Arunachala Siva.     

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« Reply #37 on: December 30, 2010, 01:28:13 PM »
Thank you Subramanian, that would not be a bad time to
go. I don't mind the heat too much, and would prefer it to the crowds.

To arrive at the ashram would be a dream come true. It's very exciting just to think of it.

Thank you for your reply.

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« Reply #38 on: December 30, 2010, 02:40:21 PM »



Dear kde,

That is the real spirit.  Once I and my wife had been to T'malai
for Sri Bhagavan's Aradhana in the month of May.  It was sweltering
heat, 40 degrees C.  The room was there but there was 4 hours powercut.  Fortunately, in the Asramam, there is round the clock
power back up.  So fans were running.  It was a real Abode in this
sense also.  Braving the heat there were about 1,000 devotees
who had attended the Aradhana functions. A few Westerners and
many Indians were there and it was a sight to see them walking barefoot inside the Asramam, where one should not wear footwear.
It was in a way, to constantly contemplate that I am not the body!
I was remembering constantly, Sri Bhagavan, who walked up and down the Hill, barefooted for more than 50 years, in that town with
10 months of summer, in varying degrees.



Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #39 on: December 30, 2010, 03:14:19 PM »
Dear Subramanian garu,

Really i was always amazed recollecting that Sri Bhagavan, walked up and down the Hill, barefooted for more than 50 years.

He is really a gem in our Punya Bhumi.


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« Reply #40 on: December 30, 2010, 03:33:19 PM »



Dear prasanth,

In that way, Sri Bhagavan is UNIQUE in several respects.

1. He was ever barefooted.

2. He lied on sofa and but did not sleep like normally we do, that
supine, having the back on the bed. Sri Bhagavan's back never
touched the bed.

3. He wore only white codpiece.  Ochre robe was not preferred.
There should be more of internal renunciation, than symbolic
ochre robes.

4. He never wore a garland, or beads or rudraksha mala.

5. He did not do any formal puja for any god, including Siva.

6. He was never in and out of samadhi.  He was ever in Sahaja
Samadhi.



Arunachala Siva.


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« Reply #41 on: December 30, 2010, 05:34:03 PM »
Yes sir it is really astonishing and excellent.

These might be few reasons why he is called Maharshi instead of Swami.