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Astralman

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Mathru Sri Sarada
« on: November 12, 2011, 07:01:16 PM »
Hello All,
I first came across the Maharishi when I was a teenager by reading Arthur Osborne's book and have been challenged ever since.
Thank you Graham for allowing me on this board - It is an honor, sir.
I have only recently taken a stronger interest in Maharishi and came across the website of Mathru Sri Sarada. I ordered the book by David Godman yesterday and can't wait to get it. Godman's "Be As You Are" has been with me for many years.
Question: Has anyone seen or met her and Sri Swamy? It doesn't appear that they offer a teaching - how could it be different from Maharishi's, after all. Do they have disciples etc.
Just looking for general info.
I have met some people who I think were very close to God, but they didn't have unobstructed smiles like the Maharishi and Sri Sarada. Nothing is holding those smiles back - beautiful!
Thanks,
Astralman

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Re: Mathru Sri Sarada
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2011, 03:52:58 PM »
Dear Astralman,

Mathru Sarada and her companion are hard to meet. Darshan of these two great persons was
available only for a few.

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Mathru Sri Sarada
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2011, 07:30:16 AM »
Thanks for the reply. I anticipate that the book, "No Mind - I am the Self" sometime this week. I am busy, but will read it over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Why are they so reclusive? I can understand how he would be since he is in his mid 80's, but she looks, well, like a dynamic saint.
I have no doubt she is a saint. I could tell that from her photos - I think I've seen three. She emanates a perceptible glow.
Does anyone ever see them walking around the mountain?
Why does she say she is so reclusive? What about us poor mortals?
Thanks God Ramana lived and taught openly. I read in a Godman interview that he saw people and enlightened them even on the day of his death.

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Re: Mathru Sri Sarada
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2011, 07:59:36 AM »
Dear Astralman,

Srli Bhagavan was quite open and He was available 24 x 7. The Old Hall was
always open. Once a family from Andhra Pradesh came to see Him at 1.00 a.m!
And He was glad to see and also talk to them.

Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2011, 07:56:10 AM »
I got the book in the mail today. Kudos to the Papaji Foundation for sending it so quickly.
It has been a long time since I read about a new saint and a modern one at that.
I don't know what the book holds but I will be interested to see.
I don't know if you have to have a livinig guru or not. Sometimes I think it would be best especially if their is a power to their silence and some kind of transmission takes place.
I'm studying so I will read it slowly.
Has any one here met her or the Swamy? Or David Godman. I admire him greatly though I disagree with a few of his assertions. Overall, however, he is very much on my wavelength.

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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2011, 08:23:39 AM »
Dear Astralman.

It is nice that you got the book No mind, I am the Self.

A Guru neked not be a living Guru. If you conmsider the Guru as a person to bek ever
in bodily form, then all such gurus would become dead gurus one day. What is essentially
required is the Guru should make you feel His Presence at all times, whether he is in body
or transcended his body.


Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2011, 06:30:56 AM »
Dear Krishna and others,

I do not really understand this obsession among some devotees for a "living guru".
This comes about because, most of us are not able to jettison the body consciousness
easily. If you slightly extend the logic, a bit more, one will start seeking a living God!

In Hindu pantheon, all gods are dead in the sense that we do not "see" them in bodily
forms. Rama and Krishna are dead and gone. Siva is not born at all. Buddha died about
2500 years back. Ganesh came from Parvati's bathing turmeric paste. Skanda came
from Siva's third eye. Are we not praying to them, with stone images, metal images,
and drawings? Why not the same logic to gurus?  At least gurus like SRK and Sri
Ramana have left their photogrsphs.

Then you may say that a living guru may give you upadesa. Now with a silent guru
like Matru Saradamma, what upadesa can you get?

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Mathru Sri Sarada
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2011, 06:38:03 PM »
Dear Krishna,

Do share more about Sri Lakshamaya Swamy and Sri Saradama.

You may already have seen this. Still I post for the benefit of others:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-BeVGCINic

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

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Re: Mathru Sri Sarada
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2011, 09:20:20 PM »
Dear Krishna,

I agree with you.

each sadhaka has his/her own way to attain salvation.

For many a living guru is very much required and necessary.

Even in the case of ramana maharshi devotees i have read that many joined our guru as they were in search for a living guru and they could not believe anyone who is dead.

So even now it will not be strange that few persons may not believe in ramana maharshi as they haven't really interacted or seen him.

Even Subramnian garu frequently quotes sayings of Nuchur swami and reads many books written by many other sages/authors.

Even i require a living guru and i have choosen Sri Sundara Chaitanya Swami.

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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2011, 05:29:59 AM »
Dear Krishna, prasanth,

Firstly, each according to his inclination. What more can I say?

As regards myself, I consider Nochur as a great Jnani, and not as my Guru.
As you understand, Guru has got altogether different connotation. We may admire
many as jnanis. But a guru is unique.

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Mathru Sri Sarada
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2011, 04:39:05 PM »
well said sir.

Bg Gita says,

Ch3 Text33

Even a man of knowledge acts according to his own nature, for everyone follows his nature. What can repression accomplish?

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« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2011, 11:44:18 AM »
Om Namo Bhagavathe Sri Ramanaya!

Dear Subramanian ji,

Have you ever met Sri Lakshmana Swamy or Sri Saradamma?

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« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2011, 02:14:05 PM »
Dear Sreeswaroop,

I have not met them.

Arunachala Siva.