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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #1020 on: February 14, 2015, 08:28:04 AM »
All kinds of thoughts arise in meditation.

That is only right; for what lies hidden in you is brought out.

Unless it rises up, how can it be destroyed?

Thoughts rise up spontaneously,only to be  extinguished,
thus strengthening the mind.

The Power that created you has created the world as well.

If it can take care of you, it can similarly take care of the world.   

If God has created the world, it is His business to look after it, not yours.

Your duty is to BE and not to be this or that.

" I AM THAT I AM '

sums up the whole  truth.

Heart is Thy Name, Oh Lord.

Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #1021 on: February 14, 2015, 08:36:46 AM »
Bhagavan Ramana Teachings:

Devotee:Is that nature also called Swarupa (the Self)?

Bhagavan: Yes. There is no difference between the two.

Devotee: If it is said that Ananda is the Self itself, then who experiences it?

Bhagavan: That is the point. So long as there is one who experiences, it shall have to be stated that Ananda is
the Self itself.When there is no one to experience, where is the question of a form of Ananda? Only that which IS
remains. What IS is Ananda.That is the Self. So long as the feeling that the Self is different from oneself persists
there will be one who inquires and experiences.But when one realizes the Self there will be no one to experience.
Who is there to ask?  What is there to say? In common parlance,however, we shall have to say that Bliss is the
Self or is our Real Nature. (Swarupa)

V.Ganesan.

Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #1022 on: February 14, 2015, 08:51:42 AM »
As the First Guru indicating, Supreme Silence:

With the intention of delivering mankind, and following the common tactic of catching a wild deer, by showing a tame
one, Lord Siva assumed many human forms.First among these was that of Sri Dakshinamurthi, the primal Guru.
The Self Knowledge that he then graciously revealed through mouna mudra (the gesture of silence) had by modern
times degenerated into more scriptural learning, and assumed attitudes.  Mankind was indulging in self deception
and was consequently about to be afflicted by the great sin of Brahman (by failing to recognize it).  Seeing this sorry
state of affairs, the same Sri Dakshinamurthi manifested as Sri Maharshi and revealed through His own experience of
mouna is the meaning of the Maha vakyas.  Although many are not aware of this truth, the secret of His divine
incarnation is indeed only that. 

In accordance with the dictum of Vasishtam, 'Attaining any state other than the state of mouna in which all whirling
vasanas have been destroyed, is not good', Sri Bhagavan always indicated through His silence that state of mouna
is the aim of human birth.  Further, He also explained in words that this state that  transcends the mind cannot be
described except by silence.  Among the great teachers who incarnated to reveal the supreme state of silence, Sri
Ramana is the one who comes next to the primal guru, Sri Dakshinamurthi. While those who were blessed by
Dakshinamurti were only four., Sri Ramana was always surrounded by thousands of devotees.The mystery behind
this difference is worth inquiring into.

Sadhu Natanananda.

Arunachala Siva.     

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« Reply #1023 on: February 14, 2015, 09:17:52 AM »
Wherever one looks, one sees only God:

The Supreme Self , which was expounded as a  third person, (that is he, she or  it rather than the first person 'I')
by the great incarnations such as Krishna, Buddha, Jesus and Mohammad,and which has up till now been considered
to be beyond recognition,has now been revealed by Bhagavan as the first person,through the following explanations:

Consciousness is the real nature of man.  In his natural state, man is not aware of anything. Why?  Because that which
exists is only one.Its nature is being consciousness.  As this is the natural state of man,in that supreme space of
consciousness, which is non dual  and perfect, there is no room for dualities and trinities.

The science of the Self is nothing but recognizing clearly one's true nature, as being consciousness.  This consciousness
of one's real nature, which has no limitations and no 'otherness' is described as knowledge sight (Jnana drishti) and
Self Knowledge.

As the Supreme Self is described as whole and perfect, (pari purna) and as the marks of wholeness are non duality
and limitlessness, in the state of the Supreme Self the trinity of seeing, seen and seer does not really exist.

Sadhu Natanananda       

Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #1024 on: February 14, 2015, 09:21:19 AM »
The nature of peception:

If it is true that there is nothing apart from God, who alone is, how is it that world of names and forms appears in the waking
state and dream states?  Furthermore, how can it be said that the world appearance, experienced by all, is unreal while
the obscure Brahman is real?

Sadhu Natanananda.

Arunachala Siva,.   

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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #1025 on: February 15, 2015, 07:39:27 AM »
Solitude is an attitude of mind.

One might be in the thick of the world and yet maintain perfect serenity of mind;
such a person is always in solitude.

Another may stay in the forest but still be unable to control his mind.
He cannot be said to be in solitude.

Self surrender is the same as Self Knowledge.

And both necessarily imply self control

The ego submits only when it recognizes the Higher Power.

Heart is Thy Name, Oh Lord.

Arunachala Siva.   

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« Reply #1026 on: February 15, 2015, 07:44:17 AM »
Bhagavan Ramana Teachings:

Devotee: That is all right, Swami.  But however much we try, this mind does not get under control and envelops
the Swarupa so that it is not perceptible to us. What is to be done?

Bhagavan with a smile placed his little finger over His eye,'Look.This little finger covers the eye and prevents the whole
world from being seen. In the same way this small mind covers the whole universe and prevents the Brahman from
being seen. See how powerful it is!

V. Ganesan.

Arunachala Siva.     

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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #1027 on: February 16, 2015, 06:45:55 AM »
Bhagavan Ramana Teachings:



திணிந்த கார் இருளில் தெளிந்த தூ வெளியாத்
 திருவணாமலை உறை தேவன்
தணிந்த மூ ஆசைத் தபோதனார்க் கார் வந்
 தரும் உபசாந்த வேங்கடவன்
பணிந்த சீர் அடியார் பரன் உலகு ஆளப்
 பைம்பொலங்க் கழல் அடி முடியா
அணிந்ததோர் தலையால் ஆரையோ வழிபட்டு
 அடையுமோர் பேறு மற்று உண்டே.

Arunachala Siva.


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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #1028 on: February 16, 2015, 06:51:34 AM »
The translation by Sri Prof. K. Swaminathan:

In the deep dark night, like a clear pure space of light,
He lives in Tiruvannamalai and He is our Lord.
Those who have conquired the three desires, the tapsvins,
He is the one who makes them and love Him, He will make them rule the world of Moksha.
He has anklet wearing feet and and these tapasvins
Keep their heads on His feet,and pray to Him.
Who can get such a boon other than this?

Arunachala Siva. 

 

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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #1029 on: February 16, 2015, 07:12:33 AM »
This is again from Sri Ramana Sannidhi Murai:



வருந்தி மலர்த் தாள் வழிபட்ட
 வாதவூரக்கு அறம் உரைப்பான்
குருந்த மரத்தின் குளிர் நீழல்
 குலவி இருந்த குரு மணியே
பொருந்த விளங்கும் ஆன்மா அனு
 பூதி எனக்குப் புகல் என்றேன்
இருந்த படிக்கே இரு என்றான்
 எந்தை ரமண இறையோனே.

Arunachala Siva,.
 

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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #1030 on: February 16, 2015, 07:15:56 AM »
Translation is from Prof. K. Swaminathan:


I cried:

'Best of Masters! You who shone
In the kurundai tree's cool shade
To teach your devotee of Vadavur,
Full and clear, lay bare to me
The 'Secret of Self Knowledge
Said Ramana, my father and King:
Be as you are, your Self.

Arunachala Siva. 

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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #1031 on: February 17, 2015, 07:16:03 AM »
The following verse is from AruNai Ramanesan, Sri Ramana Sannidhi Murai:



மறுளுரு மன்னுயிர்த் தொகை தம் மாயை மாற்று
 மந்திரமும் மணியும் அரு மருந்துமாமே
பொருளுரு மெய்ஞ் ஞாணானுபூதி பொங்கிப்
 பொலியும் உளப் புண்டரிகபுரத்தனாமே
இருளுரு அஞ்ஞானத்தோடு  ஏய்ந்த வாழ்க்கை
 இடர் கெடவண் சுடர் விடு கண்ணிறைவனாமே
அருளடிஎன்றலை மேல் வைத்து ஆண்டான் பெம்மான்
 அவனாகில் அருணை ரமணேசனாமே.

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #1032 on: February 17, 2015, 07:22:25 AM »
English Translation of the above verse by Prof. K. Swaminathan:

The mantra, the jewel medicine that destroys
The Maya that bewilders all mankind,
The Lord of  the Heart lotus blossoming
In the bright, blissful light of Pure Awareness,
The sovereign Lord whose glance illumines
Lives once hidden in the darkness dense of ignorance,
He has crowned my head with His gracious Feet
And governs me, this Lord Ramana of Aruna.

Arunachala Siva.     

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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #1033 on: February 17, 2015, 08:08:13 AM »
The following is the verse from UNmai Nilai _True Being:


உண்மை நிலை

உள்ளலும் மறத்தலும் ஓய்ந்து உணர்வு உருவாய்த்
தெள்ளு தன் நிலையெனத் தெரித்து ஒளிர் தேவனை
தெள்ளு தன் நிலையெனத் தெரித்திடும் ரமண நின்
கள்ளுறு மலர்க் கழல் கருத்துறத் தொழுதும்,

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Bhagavan Ramana Teachings
« Reply #1034 on: February 17, 2015, 08:11:09 AM »
The following is the translation of True Being by Prof. K. Swaminathan:


As Being Awareness which transcends
Both knowing and forgetting,you,
Lord Ramana, reveal how pure
Being is clarity and stillness.
Let us with steady mind adore
Your flowery Feet, that fount of Bliss.

Arunachala Siva.