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A story of Swami Sadasiva
« on: January 04, 2009, 01:17:05 PM »
Sadasiva like Trailanga Swami wore no cloth. One morning the nude yogi absentmindedly entered the tent of a Moslem chieftain. Two ladies screamed in alarm; the warrior dealt a savage sword thrust at Sadasiva, whose arm was severed. The master departed unconcernedly. Overcome by awe and remorse, the Moslem picked up the arm from the floor and followed Sadasiva. The yogi quietly inserted his arm into the bleeding stump. When the chieftain humbly asked for some spiritual instructions, Sadasiva wrote with his finger in the sands:

"Do not do what you want and then you may do what you like."[/i]

The Moslem was uplifted to a purofied state of mind and understood the paradoxical advice to be a guide to soul freedom through mastery of the ego. So great was the spiritual impact of those few words that the warrior beacme a worthy desciple; his former haunts knew him no more.

"The Autobiography of a Yogi" page-390 by Paramhansa Yogananda.
A traveler in selfactualization, seeking to experience "Who I am?".


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Re: A story of Swami Sadasiva
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2009, 03:10:55 PM »
My dear goshorasit,

Your post on Sadasiva Brahmendra.  This great Jnani has composed a
small book of verses called Atma Vidya Vilasam.  This is a great text
on advaita and has been praised by Bhagavan Ramana.  Bhagavan
Ramana had translated a couple of verses of Sadasiva Brahmendra
and this is included in Reality in 40 Verses - Supplement.  Sad Darsanam
- Anubhandam in Sanskrit. 

Incidentally Parahamsa Yogananda the author of An Autobiography of
a Yogi had visited Bhagavan Ramana when He was in the Hills.

Bhagavan Ramana used to tell a story about two great yogis.  The story
is available in Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi by Sri Munagala
Venkatramaiah.  One yogi was encountered by a solider who tried
to pierce the yogi with his sword.  The sword made a sound as if it
had met a metal vessel and it came back rebounding.  The soldier
was wonderstruck.  Then the yogi said: There is one more like me,
who is greater than me, in such and such a place.  Go and do the same
valour with him.  The soldier went to the second yogi and thrust the
sword on him.  The sword went past his chest and came back from the
back, as if it has gone through a huge mass of butter!  No bleeding!

The soldier, again a Muslim, became his ardent disciple.

The devotees of Bhagavan Ramana, whenever they went near Him,
had exprienced heat as if they were standing near a burning oven! 

Just Be Still.  You are self-actualized!

Arunachala Siva.



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Re: A story of Swami Sadasiva
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2009, 03:16:15 PM »
My dear goshorasit,

Atma Vidya Vilasam, the work of Sri Sadasiva Brahmendra, has been
rendered in English by me and posted in this Forum, a few months
back.  Kindly see the old posts.

Arunachala Siva.