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« Reply #1455 on: May 25, 2015, 08:42:35 PM »
Sri Ramakrishna meets iswar chandra vidyasagar continued....
Intoxicated with divine love, the Master sang:

Who is there that can understand what Mother Kali is?
Even the six darsanas are powerless to reveal Her.
It is She, the scriptures say, that is the Inner Self
Of the yogi, who in Self discovers all his joy;
She that, of Her own sweet will, inhabits every living thing.
The macrocosm and microcosm rest in the Mother's womb;
Now do you see how vast it is? In the Muladhara
The yogi meditates on Her, and in the Sahasrara:
Who but Siva has beheld Her as She really is?
Within the lotus wilderness She sports beside Her Mate, the Swan.
When man aspires to understand Her, Ramprasad must smile;
To think of knowing Her, he says, is quite as laughable
As to imagine one can swim across the boundless sea.
But while my mind has understood, alas! my heart has not;
Though but a dwarf, it still would strive to make a captive of the moon.

Continuing, the Master said: "Did you notice? The macrocosm and microcosm rest in the Mother's womb; Now do you see how vast it is? Again, the poet says:
"Even the six darsanas are powerless to reveal Her." She cannot be realized by means of mere scholarship.
Power of faith
"One must have faith and love. Let me tell you how powerful faith is. A man was about to cross the sea from Ceylon to India. Bibhishana said to him: 'Tie this thing in a corner of your wearing-cloth, and you will cross the sea safely. You will be able to walk on the water. But be sure not to examine it, or you will sink.' The man was walking easily on the water of the sea - such is the strength of faith - when, having gone part of the way, he thought, 'What is this wonderful thing Bibhishana has given me, that I can walk even on the water?' He untied the knot and found only a leaf with the name of Rama written on it. 'Oh, just this!' he thought, and instantly he sank."
"There is a popular saying that Hanuman jumped over the sea through his faith in Rama's name, but Rama himself had to build a bridge."
"If a man has faith in God, then He need not be afraid though he may have committed sin - nay, the vilest sin."

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« Reply #1456 on: May 25, 2015, 08:47:58 PM »
Sri Ramakrishna meets iswar chandra vidyasagar continued....
Then Sri Ramakrishna sang a song glorifying the Power of faith:

If only I can pass away repeating Durga's name,
How canst Thou then, O Blessed One,
Withhold from me deliverance,
Wretched though I may be? ?

The Master continued: "Faith and devotion. One realizes God easily through devotion. He is grasped through ecstasy of love."
With these words the Master sang again:

How are you trying, O my mind, to know the nature of God?
You are groping like a madman locked in a dark room.
He is grasped through ecstatic love; how can you fathom Him without it?
Only through affirmation, never negation, can you know Him;
Neither through Veda nor through Tantra nor the six darsanas.
It is in love's elixir only that He delights, O mind;
He dwells in the body's inmost depths, in Everlasting Joy.
And, for that love, the mighty yogis practise yoga from age to age;
When love awakes, the Lord, like a magnet, draws to Him the soul.
He it is, says Ramprasad, that I approach as Mother;
But must I give away the secret, here in the marketplace?
From the hints I have given, O mind, guess what that Being is!

While singing, the Master went into samadhi. He was seated on the bench, facing west, the palms of his hands joined together, his body erect and motionless. Everyone watched him expectantly. Vidyasagar, too, was speechless and could not take his eyes from the Master.

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« Reply #1457 on: May 25, 2015, 08:53:27 PM »
Sri Ramakrishna meets iswar chandra vidyasagar continued....

Brahman and Sakti are identical
After a time Sri Ramakrishna showed signs of regaining the normal state. He drew a deep breath and said with a smile: "The means of realizing God are ecstasy of love and devotion - that is, one must love God. He who is Brahman is addressed as the Mother.

He it is, says Ramprasad, that I approach as Mother;
But must I give away the secret, here in the market-place?
From the hints I have given, O mind, guess what that Being is!

"Ramprasad asks the mind only to guess the nature of God. He wishes it to understand that what is called Brahman in the Vedas is addressed by Him as the Mother. He who is attributeless also has attributes. He who is Brahman is also Sakti. When thought of as inactive, He is called Brahman, and when thought of as the Creator, Preserver, and Destroyer, He is called the Primordial Energy, Kali."

"Brahman and Sakti are identical, like fire and its power to burn. When we talk of fire we automatically mean also its power to burn. Again, the fire's power to burn implies the fire itself. If you accept the one you must accept the other.Brahman alone is addressed as the Mother. This is because a mother is an object of great love. One is able to realize God just through love. Ecstasy of feeling, devotion, love, and faith - these are the means."
Listen to a song:

As is a man's meditation, so is his feeling of love;
As is a man's feeling of love, so is his gain;
And faith is the root of all.
If in the Nectar Lake of Mother Kali's feet
My mind remains immersed,
Of little use are worship, oblations, or sacrifice.

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« Reply #1458 on: May 25, 2015, 09:02:15 PM »
Sri Ramakrishna meets iswar chandra vidyasagar continued...

Growth of divine love lessens worldly duties
"What is needed is absorption in God - loving Him intensely. The 'Nectar Lake' is the Lake of Immortality. A man sinking in It does not die, but becomes immortal. Some people believe that by thinking of God too much the mind becomes deranged; but that is not true. God is the Lake of Nectar, the Ocean of Immortality. He is called the 'Immortal' in the Vedas. Sinking in It, one does not die, but verily transcends death. Of little use are worship, oblations, or sacrifice. If a man comes to love God, he need not trouble himself much about these activities. One needs a fan only as long as there is no breeze. The fan may be laid aside if the southern breeze blows. Then what need is there of a fan?
(To Vidyasagar) "The activities that you are engaged in are good. It is very good if you can perform them in a selfless spirit, renouncing egotism, giving up the idea that you are the doer. Through such action one develops love and devotion to God, and ultimately realizes Him.
"The more you come to love God, the less you will be inclined to perform action. When the daughter-in-law is with child, her mother-in-law gives her less work to do. As time goes by she is given less and less work. When the time of delivery nears, she is not allowed to do any work at all, lest it should hurt the child or cause difficulty at the time of birth."
"By these philanthropic activities you are really doing good to yourself. If you can do them disinterestedly, your mind will become pure and you will develop love of God. As soon as you have that love you will realize Him."
"Man cannot really help the world. God alone does that - He who has created the sun and the moon, who has put love for their children in parents' hearts, endowed noble souls with compassion, and holy men and devotees with divine love. The man who works for others, without any selfish motive, really does good to himself."
"There is gold buried in your heart, but you are not yet aware of it. It is covered with a thin layer of clay. Once you are aware of it, all these activities of yours will lessen. After the birth of her child, the daughter-in-law in the family busies herself with it alone. Everything she does is only for the child. Her mother-in-law doesn't let her do any household duties."
Parable of the wood-cutter
"Go forward. A wood-cutter once entered a forest to gather wood. A brahmachari said to him, 'Go forward.' He obeyed the injunction and discovered some sandal-wood trees. After a few days he reflected, 'The holy man asked me to go forward. He didn't tell me to stop here.' So he went forward and found a silver-mine. After a few days he went still farther and discovered a gold-mine, and next, mines of diamonds and precious stones. With these he became immensely rich."
"Through selfless work, love of God grows in the heart. Then, through His grace one realizes Him in course of time. God can be seen. One can talk to him as I am talking to you."
In silent wonder they all sat listening to the Master's words. It seemed to them that the Goddess of Wisdom Herself, seated on Sri Ramakrishna's tongue was addressing these words not merely to Vidyasagar, but to all humanity for its good.
It was nearly nine o'clock in the evening. The Master was about to leave.
Master (to Vidyasagar, with a smile): "The words I have spoken are really superfluous. You know all this; you simply aren't conscious of it. There are countless gems in the coffers of Varuna. But he himself isn't aware of them."
VIDYASAGAR (with a smile): "You may say as you like."
MASTER (smiling): "Oh yes. There are many wealthy people who don't know the names of all their servants, and are even unaware of many of the precious things in their houses."(All laugh.)

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« Reply #1459 on: May 25, 2015, 09:08:27 PM »
Sri Ramakrishna meets iswar chandra vidyasagar continued...
Everybody was delighted with the Master's conversation. Again addressing Vidyasagar, he said with a smile: "Please visit the temple garden some time - I mean the garden of Rasmani. It's a charming place."
VIDYASAGAR: "Oh, of course I shall go. You have so kindly come here to see me, and shall I not return your visit?"
MASTER: "Visit me? Oh, never think of such a thing!"
VIDYASAGAR: "Why, sir? Why do you say that? May I ask you to explain?"
MASTER (smiling): "You see, we are like small fishing-boats. (All smile.) We can ply in small canals and shallow waters and also in big rivers. But you are a ship. You may run
aground on the way!" (All laugh.)
Vidyasagar remained silent. Sri Ramakrishna said with a laugh, "But even a ship can go there at this season."
VIDYASAGR (smiling): "Yes, this is the monsoon season."(All laugh.)
M. said to himself: "This is indeed the monsoon season of newly awakened love. At such times one doesn't care for prestige or formalities."
Sri Ramakrishna then took leave of Vidyasagar, who with his friends escorted the Master to the main gate, leading the way with a lighted candle in his hand. Before leaving the room, the Master prayed for the family's welfare, going into an ecstatic mood as he did so.
As soon as the Master and the devotees reached the gate, they saw an unexpected sight and stood still. In front of them was a bearded gentleman of fair complexion, aged about thirtysix. He wore his clothes like a Bengali, but on his head was a white turban tied after the fashion of the Sikhs. No sooner did he see the Master than he fell prostrate before him, turban and all. When he stood up the Master said: "Who is this? Balaram? Why so late in the evening?"
BALARAM: "I have been waiting here a long time, sir."
MASTER: "Why didn't you come in?"
BALARAM: "All were listening to you. I didn't like to disturb you." The Master got into the carriage with his companions.
VIDYASAGAR (to M., softly): "Shall I pay the carriage hire?"
M: "Oh, don't bother, please. It is taken care of."
Vidyasagar and his friends bowed to Sri Ramakrishna, and the carriage started for Dakshineswar. But the little group, with the venerable Vidyasagar at their head holding the lighted candle, stood at the gate and gazed after the Master until he was out of sight.

Concluded.
Vidyasagar could never meet Sri Ramakrishna again,although he expressed his wish to do so many a time!

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« Reply #1460 on: May 26, 2015, 07:11:35 AM »
Sri Ramakrishna visits manomohan and surendra

Sunday, November 19, 1882
It was the auspicious occasion of the Jagaddhatri Puja, the festival of the Divine Mother. Sri Ramakrishna was invited to Surendra's house in Calcutta; but first he went to the house of Manomohan in the neighbourhood.
The Master was seated in Manomohan's parlour. He said: "God very much relishes the bhakti of the poor and the lowly, just as the cow relishes fodder mixed with oil-cake. King Duryodhana showed Krishna the splendour of his wealth and riches, but Krishna accepted the hospitality of the poor Vidura. God is fond of His devotees. He runs after the devotee as the cow after the calf."
The Master sang:
"And, for that love, the mighty yogis practise yoga from age to age;
When love awakes, the Lord, like a magnet, draws to Him the soul."

Then he said: "Chaitanya used to shed tears of joy at the very mention of Krishna's name. God alone is the real Substance; all else is illusory. Man can realize God if he wants to, but he madly craves the enjoyment of 'woman and gold'. The snake has a precious stone in its head, but it is perfectly satisfied to eat a mere frog.
"Bhakti is the one essential thing. Who can ever know God through reasoning? I want love of God. What do I care about knowing His infinite glories? One bottle of wine makes me drunk. What do I care about knowing how many gallons there are in the grog-shop? One jar of water is enough to quench my thirst. I don't need to know the amount of water there is on earth."
Sri Ramakrishna arrived at Surendra's house. Many devotees had assembled there, including Surendra's elder brother, who was a judge.
Futility of reasoning
MASTER (To Surendra's brother): "You are a judge. That is very good. But remember, everything happens through God's power. It is He who has given you your high position; that is how you became a judge. People think it is they who are great. The water from the roof flows through a spout that is shaped like a lion's head. It looks as if the lion were bringing the water out through its mouth. But look at the source of the water! A cloud gathers in the sky and rain falls on the roof; then the water flows through the pipe and at last comes out through the spout."
SURENDRA'S BROTHER: "The Brahmo Samaj preaches the freedom of women and the abolition of the caste-system. What do you think about these matters?"
MASTER: "Men feel that way when they are just beginning to develop spiritual yearning. A storm raises clouds of dust, and one cannot distinguish between the different trees-the mango, the hog plum, and the tamarind. But after the storm blows over, one sees clearly. After the first storm of divine passion is quelled, one gradually understands that God alone is the Highest Good, the Eternal Substance, and that all else is transitory. One cannot grasp this without tapasya and the company of holy men. What is the use of merely reciting the written parts for the drum? It is very difficult to put them into practice on the instrument. What can be accomplished by a mere lecture? It is austerity that is necessary. By that alone can one comprehend.
"You asked about caste distinctions. There is only one way to remove them, and that is by love of God. Lovers of God have no caste. Through this divine love the untouchable becomes pure, the pariah no longer remains a pariah. Chaitanya embraced all, including the
pariahs."
"The members of the Brahmo Samaj sing the name of Hari. That is very good. Through earnest prayer one receives the grace of God and realizes Him. God can be realized by means of all paths. The same God is invoked by different names."
Master on Theosophy
SURENDRA'S BROTHER: "Sir, what do you think of Theosophy?"
MASTER: "I have heard that man can acquire superhuman powers through it and perform miracles. I saw a man who had brought a ghost under control. The ghost used to procure various things for his master. What shall I do with superhuman powers? Can one realize God through them? If God is not realized then everything becomes false."


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« Reply #1461 on: May 27, 2015, 08:13:18 AM »
Sri Ramakrishna and Krishnakishore visit a Holy Man

Once a holy man came to the bank of the Ganges and lived near the bathing-ghat at Ariadaha, not far from Dakshineswar. We thought of paying him a visit. I said to Haladhari: 'Krishnakishore and I are going to see a holy man. Will you come with us?' Haladhari replied, 'What is the use of seeing a mere human body, which is no better than a cage of clay?' Haladhari was a student of the Gita and Vedanta philosophy, and therefore referred to the holy man as a mere 'cage of clay'. I repeated this to Krishnakishore. With great anger he said: 'How impudent of Haladhari to make such a remark! How can he ridicule as a "cage of clay" the body of a man who constantly thinks of God, who meditates on Rama, and has renounced all for the sake of the Lord? Doesn't he know that such a man is the embodiment of Spirit?' He was so upset by Haladhari's remarks that he would turn his face away from him whenever he met him in the temple garden, and stopped speaking to him."

Sri Ramakrishna chides Colonel viswanath upadhyaya(captain) when he objected to Sri Ramakrishna's visiting Keshab Chandra Sen(Brahmo samaj guru):
Brahman and Sakti are not different
"The jnani seeks to realize Brahman. But the ideal of the bhakta is the Personal God-a God endowed with omnipotence and with the six treasures. Yet Brahman and Sakti are, in fact, not different. That which is the Blissful Mother is, again, Existence-Knowledge-Bliss Absolute. They are like the gem and its lustre. When one speaks of the lustre of the gem, one thinks of the gem; and again, when one speaks of the gem, one refers to its lustre. One cannot conceive of the lustre of the gem without thinking of the gem, and one cannot conceive of the gem without thinking of its lustre.
"Existence-Knowledge-Bliss Absolute is one, and one only. But It is associated with different limiting adjuncts on account of the different degrees of Its manifestation. That is why one finds various forms of God. The devotee sings, 'O my Divine Mother, Thou art all these!' Wherever you see actions, like creation, preservation, and dissolution, there is the manifestation of Sakti. Water is water whether it is calm or full of waves and bubbles. The Absolute alone is the Primordial Energy, which creates, preserves, and destroys. Thus it is the same 'Captain', whether he remains inactive or performs his worship or pays a visit to the Governor General. Only we designate him by different names at different times."
CAPTAIN: "Yes, sir, that is so."
MASTER: "I said those words to Keshab Sen."
CAPTAIN: "Keshab is not an orthodox Hindu. He adopts manners and customs according to his own whim. He is a well-to-do gentleman and not a holy man."
MASTER (to the other devotees): "Captain forbids me to go to see Keshab."
CAPTAIN: "But, sir, you act as you will. What can I do?"
MASTER (sharply): "Why shouldn't I go to see Keshab? You feel at ease when you go to the Governor General's house, and for money at that. Keshab thinks of God and chants His name. Isn't it you who are always saying that God Himself has become the universe and all its living beings? Doesn't God dwell in Keshab also?"
With these words the Master left the room abruptly and went to the northeast verandah. Captain and the other devotees remained, waiting for his return.

Friends,the above words of Sri Ramakrishna if grasped would free one of false sentiments and enable one to appreciate goodness and auspiciousness wherever,irrespective of labels and denominations.

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« Reply #1462 on: May 30, 2015, 11:10:53 AM »
Friends,
When there is a true demand ,supply is there.This operates in all domains and more so in the spiritual one.The most effective approach is the most simple one.It is so simple that we tend to ignore it and look elsewhere.

This is what Sri Ramakrishna says:
Through earnest prayer one receives the grace of God and realizes Him.

This is what Brother Lawrence says:
"Men invent means and methods of coming at God's love, they learn rules and set up devices to remind them of that love, and it seems like a world of trouble to bring oneself into the consciousness of God's presence. Yet it might be so simple. Is it not quicker and easier just to do our common business wholly for the love of him?"

Truly this is all there to it;nothing more.

Namaskar

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« Reply #1463 on: June 01, 2015, 08:38:48 AM »
Vaikasi - (Baikasi) Visakam - 01.06.2015.
Buddha Pournima -:


Today is Vaikasi (Baisaki)  Visakam star day.  Today is an important day
for Lord Muruga. In all major Muruga temples (six major abodes), there will
be special pujas preceded by abhishekam with pots of milk, today. Devotees
also being milk in pots to the temple for abhishekam. Devotees also fast
today. Apart from Visakam star day of Vaikasi, the Krittika star and Uthiram
star day in the month of Panguni (Phalgun) are important.

The full moon, Pournami, starts tonight. It is Buddha Pournima day, tomorrow.
Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment today, about 2500 years back,
in Gaya in north India.

Arunachala Siva. 

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« Reply #1464 on: June 01, 2015, 09:45:11 AM »
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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« Reply #1465 on: June 02, 2015, 07:16:31 AM »

Buddha Pournima is observed today.  Some might have observed it yesterday.

Today, Vaikasi Anuradha star day, is also the birthday (Jayanti) of Mahaperiyava.
In Kanchipuram, there will be special pujas and prayers to the Samadhi of
Maha Periyava.

Someone said: While Sri Ramana is the champion of Jnana, Mahaperiyava is
the champion of Dharma.  They are the crowning glories of Hinduism.

Arunachala Siva.   
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« Reply #1466 on: June 04, 2015, 07:25:44 AM »
Saint Tiru Jnana Samnandhar Guru Puja - Vaikasi, Moola star day - 04.06.2015:

Today is the liberation day of Saint Tiru Jnana Sambandhar. At the age of 16,
immediately after his wedding in Tiru Nallur, he merged in a flame that emerged
from Siva Lingam in Tiru Nallur temple, where he had gone with his newly married
wife to pray. The temple is called Tiru Nallur Perumanam, the Great Wedding of
Tiru Nallur. It was on Vaikasi (Baisaki) Moola star day. On that day, Guru Puja
is performed. It is today.

To the wedding, Nayanmars - Tiru Neela Nakkar, Tiru Neelakanta Yazhpanar,
and Muruga Nayanar who had come to attend, also merged in that flame. So
today is also the Guru Pujas for these saints.

Sekkiazhar says in Periya Puranam, 'for the wedding, all who had participated
have attained liberation, by merging in the flame in the temple.  The priests,
who had come to o the fire rituals for the wedding and who had gone with the
Saint and his newly married wife, the pipers, the drummers, kitchen workers,
and all the servants attained liberation. There is however no mention about
the parents of the Saint, Sivapada Hrudayar and Bhagavati amma.
 
Arunachala Siva.
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« Reply #1467 on: June 06, 2015, 12:18:45 PM »



N.R. Krishanmurti Iyer writes:-

One evening (in Madurai), I went with Venkataramana Iyer to the home of
Suppiah Tevar.  Both of them were boyhood associates of Bhagavan Ramana.
Tevar's home was like an Ashram.  He had a meditation room in which the
object of worship was only a photo of Ramana that was surrounded by dumb-bells
and other implements that were used by Tevar as a physical education teacher
in the school. 

We all assembled in the room for meditation.  Iyer was reading the
18th chapter of Sri Ramana Gita.  The chapter sings the glories of
siddha purushas of whom Maharshi was the foremost, being Arunachala Himself. 

As I started listening with my eyes closed, a most amazing and unusual
experience overtook me when the stanza beginning with the word Nilaravinda.... (Ch.13.13) was recited. 

I suddenly experienced a coiled luminous serpent moving upwards
from the base of my spinal column.  It flashed upwards to my cranium, spreading
out as a canopy of lightning streaks that were gathered into a bright, roseate
spot of light at the base of my nose, between the eyebrows.  It returned
immediately as a luminous coil winding a reverse cycle around the spinal column
down to its starting point at the base of the vertebrae.  The streaks were of
different colors.  One was roseate and the other was of a pale blue color.  At the
same time, the broad based cone of Arunachala appeared over my head. From
its peak, an avalanche of nectar descended into my head and drenched my
whole body with an indescribable bliss.  I lost consciousness of my body for a
brief eternity, the luminosity alone remaining clear and bright.  A little later,
my body consciousness returned.  All the luminosity disappeared except the one between the eye brows, which continued to persist until I had more experiences
under the gaze of the Maharshi during the Sri Ramana Jayanti of 1935-35 in Sri Ramanasramam.

I did not breathe a word to my friends about my experience.  Of course, they knew that something unusual was happening to me, but they merely thought that I was
in a trance.  After meditation, we wended our way to Adimulam Pillai Agraharam.
As we walked home, I was barely conscious.  Iyer and Tevar had to support me
by taking my arms on either side.  Although I was semi conscious, I distinctly
recollect that the full moon was shining in all its glory.

As we approached Sri Ramana Mandiram and faced the terrace of Meenakshi
Temple, I saw an astonishing sight.  A queenly beautiful young woman of
about eighteen years, decked in gold-spangled sari and glittering ornaments was standing.  She had rounded cheeks and glowed with the transparency of polished emerald and lustrous eyes that shed the cool radiance of the moon.  It
was Goddess Meenakshi herself in human form!  I was overpowered with the vision and I became almost unconscious.  My friends lifted me up and delivered me to my anxious wife at about 11 PM.

Next morning I became normal.

(Source: David Godman, Part I, of the Power of the Presence.)


Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #1468 on: June 06, 2015, 01:08:12 PM »


Kavyakanta Ganapati Muni had a vision of six stars raising from Bhagavan
Ramana's head and he found Him to be an avatara of Skanda.  He also took
pride that he is Ganapati, the elder son of Siva and elder brother of Skanda.
In later years, Kavyakanta wrote Sri Ramana Chatvarimsat.  Actually, he had
planned to compose 100 verses on Bhagavan Ramana, but fate willed it that
he could not complete.  As and when he wrote a sloka, he had sent it to
Bhagavan along with a Sanskrit letter.  The total verses had come to 40 and
Sri Bhagavan Ramana arranged them in proper order and thus was born Sri
Ramana Chatvarimsat.  This composition is chanted even today in the mornings
in Sri Ramanasramam. In one sloka, Ganapati Muni says:

"He is Skanda without Spear, Rooster Banner and Peacock vehicle.
He is the dear son of Uma. The One who vanquished Tarakasura
and other demons, is residing here wearing a simple codpiece.
He is the celibate, without liking and disliking, without respect
and disrespect, without self-respect and self-defeatism.  In His
eyes resides Sakti, in His face Lakshmi and in His tongue, Saraswati,
goddess of learning.  It is my good fortune that I got Him as my Guru.
I shall prostrate at His lotus feet!"

(Source:  Spiritual Stories about Bhagavan Ramana, Banu
Ramachandran, Tamizh.)

Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #1469 on: June 06, 2015, 07:47:25 PM »
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha