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Pearls of Wisdom through Mr. Nome - 11
« on: April 16, 2009, 07:06:24 PM »
Mr. Nome continues.....

Bhagavan Ramana is very thorough.  He destroys the root of
ignorance, burns up all the branches of illusion like fire when
it contacts straw, and receals the sole Reality, in one stroke.
He is none other than Dakshinamurti, revealing the one
undifferentiated, unbroken, expanse of Silence he natural state
of the egoless Self.  He provides the support of Grace and the Light
of Wisdom.  He lays the direct path -- WHO AM I? -- and is the
ultimate encouragement while He eliminates the doubt of "Can I
realize the Self?" in a nondual that makes it impossible for it to
rise again.  "Are there two selves, one to realize the other?"  His
familiar instruction rings in our ears, blowing dualism's dust from
our mind as His Silent Presence inunadates our hearts.    He arranges
everything.  We have only to allow Him completely, practise His
teaching without interruption, and follow His instructions exactly.

*

Bhagavan Ramana has said:  "Vichara is the process and the goal also.  "I AM" is the goal and final Reality.  To hold it with effort is
Vichara.  When spontaneous and natural, it is Realization."  He declared, "The Self, conscious Being of "I-less-ness" is That which
is one's true State realized by destroying the ego through Self enquiry."

*

WHO AM I?  I could see that the world and the body -- all composed
of the elements -- are not the true Self, do not constitute an ego-self, and ae not real.

*

Thus was the experience, without these words or ideas.  "Who
now saw?  Who did not see before? Who is the seer?  When I sought within I watched the disappearance of the seer and what survived
him.  No thought of I saw arose.  How then could be thought "I
did not see arise?"  [ Sri Arunachala Ashtakam, Verse 1 ]. He can declare even that which is unutterable though he is ever Silent.

*

"The Self is only Being -- not being this or that. It is simple Being.
BE, and there is the end of ignorance."  Truly seeing and meditating
even once upon this much of Bhagavan Ramana's revelation of Reality -- realizing its meaning, supremely profound, the "I" does not survive.  It never makes it even to the last sentence.  His Wisdom,
His Grace, His Presence is all the Reality itself.  That is the Self.  The
Self alone is.  There is no other.  There is, thus no ignorance and
no seperate state of Knowledge, no bound state and no separate state of Liberation.  Being which is itself limitless Consciousness and Bliss, alone is.  It is unbroken Silence.

*

The Guru remains, the disciple disappeared.  The Real, which ever
is, abides.  The unreal, which never is, is said to have gone away.
With a heart ever happy and at peace, all events are of no consequence and all opinions are empty echoes.  Appearance and
disappearance are equal. 

*

In His great cosmic display of Grace -- Nataraja's dance --
Bhagavan Ramana makes Himself known in ever so many ways
according to His own time.  It is beyond intellectual analysis....
Whatever is said, He speaks.  I have nothing to say myself.

*

(Source:  Centenary of the Advent of Bhagavan Ramana.  1996.
Souvenir.  An article by Mr. Nome.)

Arunachala Siva.