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Prarabdha for a Jivan Mukta
« on: February 08, 2009, 10:31:09 AM »
Bhagavan Ramana has said that there is no prarabdha for a Jivan
Mukta, why talk about Agami and Sanchita.  He has also said, that
miseries and pains will come to a Jivan Mukta, but only his body would suffer them and not he.  Once Swami Lokesananda, a sannyasi, asked Bhagavan: Is there prarabdha for a Jivanmukta?

Bhagavan Ramana: Who is the questioner?  From whom does this question arise?  Is it a Jivanmukta who is asking this?

Devotee: No. I am not a mukta as yet.

Bhagavan: Then why not let the Jivanmukta ask the question for himself!

Devotee:  The doubt is for me.

Bhagavan: Quite so. The ajnani has doubt but not a Jnani.

Devotee: From all this, it looks as if a Jnani who has scorched all the vasanas is the best and that he would remain inactive like a rock or stone.

Bhagavan: No. Not necessarily. Vasanas do not affect him. Is it not itself a vasana that one remains like a rock or stone?  Sahaja is the state.

The conversation then turned on vasanas. Bhagavan said that good tendencies and bad ones (suvasana and kuvasana) are concommitant, the one cannot exist without the other. May be the once class predominates. Good tendencies, suvasanas, are cultivated and they must also be finally destroyed by Jnana.

(Source: Talks, Munagala Venkatramaiah.)

Arunachala Siva.