Author Topic: How to know the state of a Jnani?  (Read 976 times)


  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 17366
    • View Profile
How to know the state of a Jnani?
« on: February 08, 2009, 11:26:43 AM »
On 6th April 1937, an Andhra gentleman, in the course of his conversation, asked Bhagavan about the state of a Jnani and Bhagavan told him as follows:

"Until you gain Jnana, you cannot understand the state of a Jnani.
There is no asking about the work of Iswara and the rest. Some
ask why Siva went naked in Daruka forest and spoiled the chastity of wives of the rishis.  The Puranas, which record this incident have also said that Siva previously saved the devas and the universe by consuming the poison, halahala, at the time of churning the ocean of milk.  He, who could save the world from the deadly poison and lead the sages to emancipation had also wandered nude amongst their
women.  Their actions are incomprehensible to ordinary intellects. One must be a Jnani to understand a Jnani or Iswara.

Devotee: Should we not learn the Jnani's ways and imitate them?

Bhagavan Ramana: It is no use!

(Source: Talks, Munagala Venkatramaiah.)

Arunachala Siva.