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Nagaraj

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All Knowing Bhagavan
« on: October 20, 2011, 07:25:37 PM »
Kunju Swami was very young when he first came to Bhagavan. At times Kunju Swami and a friend, for fun, would see how many times they could run from Skandashram to Virupaksha Cave and back. Chinnaswami would object: "This boy is so irresponsible! It is his duty to bring us food from the town - what if he falls and breaks a leg!" Bhagavan would tenderly say, "It is not he who is doing it... It's his age that is doing it!" In speaking of a misdeed, the strongest word Bhagavan would use was "mischief".

Kunju Swami described Bhagavan's state of mind as all-knowing, yet without an element of personal will; that is, he did not "read" minds nor would he give any indication or display of this ability. It was simply his natural state. The thoughts and past deeds of all were immediately apparent to him. About this facet Bhagavan once commented, "It is true I know the innermost thoughts of you all, but if I brought them all to light would any of you stay here?" Kunju Swami narrated this with a laugh.

Bhagavan's complete and total disregard for siddhis set him apart from virtually all other saints, Kunju Swami noted. It seems on one occasion Bhagavan said he had experienced his body dissolving into the five elements, yet called it back. "There has never been a saint so unique as Bhagavan, who remained so human, so simple and so ordinary to all appearances," Kunju Swami exclaimed in ecstasy, "and I don't think there could ever be another one like him again!"

(Kunju Swami)
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Re: All Knowing Bhagavan
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2011, 08:30:56 PM »
Bhagavan ramana in many aspects is unique and brilliant which is the main reason why we all joined this forum :-)



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Re: All Knowing Bhagavan
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2011, 08:43:31 PM »



Sri Bhagavan's uniqueness is described by K. Subrahmanyam of Hyderabad in his book.

1. He never wore ochre robe.

2. He wore only a white kaupina and a towel sometimes.

3. He never stirred out of Tiruvannamalai unlike some other saints who toured to Kasi, Chidambaram etc.,.

4. He never lied down flat on His back for sleeping. He was sleeping in a slanting position on the sofa.

5. He never ate individual items when served. He mixed everything in one lump and took three or four lumps. He took
only buttermilk after finishing food.

6. He never discussed about caste systems, birth control, social movements, freedom struggle etc., even though He was
reading news papers daily.

7. He never wrote anything on His own accord excepting Padigam and Ashtakam. All the rest were written at the request of
some one else like Muruganar.

8. He indulged in conversation only when questions were asked. Sometimes He used to tell spiritual stories on His own.

9. During terminal illness, He took treatment as told by doctors and devotees and never preferred a particular treatment.

10. He learnt Telugu, Malayalam and Sanskrit in quick time and spoke these languages and translated His poems in that
respective language.

11. When He left His body, a shooting star rose suddenly in the sky and perched on the Hill. This did not happen in any
other saint's life, when they left their mortal coils.



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Re: All Knowing Bhagavan
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2011, 08:44:33 PM »
Dear Prashant ji, Subramanian Sir,

yes....  Bhagavan is Self itself and Self is more dearer than anything else :)

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

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Re: All Knowing Bhagavan
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2011, 12:15:19 AM »
yes nagaraj garu  :)

Subramainian garu your points made me recollect about bhagavan's greatness once again sir.

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Re: All Knowing Bhagavan
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2011, 01:36:09 PM »


Dear Nagaraj, prasanth,

There are many more aspects of Sri Bhagavan's uniqueness:

1. The Maharshi is modern proof of utter possibility of continuous advaitic experience being consistent with worldly activity. Thus
He is the living meaning to the forgotten word Sahaja Nirvikalpa Samadhi.

2. Sri Bhagavan was most casual about the miracles that were constantly happening to those who reached out for succor to a seemingly
unresponsible Maharshi. Raising the dead, appearing in two places simultaneously etc., are all recorded.

3. He had no Mission. In the absence of a Mission, the Maharshi needed no middle men. He had therefore no disciple and He
said that every body is a Jnani.

4. In the absence of the ego, the Maharshi needed no hours of privacy, to be 'himself.   He was available to all 24 X 7.

5. The Maharshi was a master cook, calligraphist and caricaturist. He was a naturopath, raconetur, editor, and engineer
extraordinary.

6. He spoke little and wrote even less.  His poems are not only mystic but magnificent mantras.



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Re: All Knowing Bhagavan
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2011, 03:17:36 PM »
Dear Subramaian garu,

Nice points sir.

Regarding 2nd point "raising from the dead" is this the example of the broken egg one you are referring to?
And regarding "appearing in two places simultaneously etc" are you referring to kavyakanta's example sir?

I believe these things can really happen some times though it is hard to believe for many people until they experience for themselves.

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Re: All Knowing Bhagavan
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2011, 03:54:48 PM »


Dear prasanth,

Raising the dead happened in the case of a young by named Ramana. He got raised two times. Once when he was a young child
when he was bitten by snake and became black and blue. The same boy Ramana once got drowned in the Temple tank, and Sri
Bhagavan came in the guise of an old man and picked him up from the tank. Next day Sri Bhagavan asked: What Ramana! Were the\
waters of Ayyankulam Tank very chill? and laughed!

The simultaneous appearance in two places happened in case of Kavyakanta and Echammal.



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Re: All Knowing Bhagavan
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2011, 06:15:54 PM »
Thanks Subramanian garu for this clarification.

Yes i remember all these incidents.

Absolutely speaking its not really "raising from the dead" but rather can be said as "saving his devotees"

Anyways bhagavan is undoutedly unique and will remain my guru till my last breath and with guru's grace will continue.

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Re: All Knowing Bhagavan
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2011, 06:42:39 PM »
Dear Friends,

Even during such passing phases, we should never forget that, really, there is nothing that dies or nothing that takes birth. We should even cultivate the contemplation of the Truth that we are deathless really and we are not the body.

This is our greatest Oblation or Namaskarams possible for a Guru.

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

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Re: All Knowing Bhagavan
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2011, 06:49:12 PM »
well said nagaraj garu,

Bhagavad Gita Ch2 Text 20

For the soul there is never birth nor death. Nor, having once been, does he ever cease to be. He is unborn, eternal, ever-existing, undying and primeval. He is not slain when the body is slain.