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Why Bhagavan Ramana is different from other gurus/Jnanis?
« on: February 27, 2009, 04:17:27 PM »
Bhagavan Ramana is different from other gurus/Jnanis.  It is only
the differences, as I find, and not His supremacy, which may differ
from one devotee to another.

Bhagavan Ramana is noted for his Advaita - Ajata Vada.  He is known for it, He did not profess Himself, even this.  His views are identical with Gaudapada, the Guru of Sankara, the famous author of Gaudapada Karika on Maandukya Upanishad.  But, Bhagavan Ramana recommended one most important thing, which may be
viewed as dualistic.  And that is Arunachala Giri Pradakshina.  He
suggested this one and all, from young children to old ladies and gentleman.  Once He told one old lady who was not in good health,
to try to an extent possible, if necessary with a bullock cart coming behind her, so that if she found it impossible to proceed further,
she could clmb into the cart and return to the Asramam.    Even to those who found it difficult to cover the entire distance, He said to cover as much distance as possible, return by a cart and then proceed from that point further next day, using a cart!

On a higher sense, He has said that Arunachala is the Self, and one is only circumambulating the Self within, but outside!  While going for
circumambulation, He cautioned people not to explore the Great Banyan Tree on the Northern slope.  Even regarding going to the summit, He did not recommend to everyone, excepting those who were healthy and brave.

Arunachala Siva.