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Paratpara Rupam - The Form of Supreme Being
« on: July 22, 2009, 02:23:27 PM »
Suri Nagamma writes in her Letters from Sri Ramanasramam, entry
dated 2nd May 1946.

This afternoon some Andhras came with their ladies and went
away after staying for sometime in Bhagavan's Presence.  One
of them asked Bhagavan Ramana with folded hands, "Swami!
We have come here after going on pilgrimage to Rameswaram
and other places and worshipping the gods there.  We want to
know from you what Paratpara Rupam (Form of the Supreme
Being) is like.  Please let us know."

With a smile Bhagavan said:  "Is that so?  It is the same.  You
yourself are saying that you have come after worshipping all
the gods.  Though He is one in all that which is above all is
Paratpara Rupam.  It means, the form of the Supreme Being.
As you have seen all those temples, it has occurred to you to
wonder what that Supreme Being is, which is the Source of all
these gods.  Would this question arise if you had not seen them

On looking at Bhagavan Ramana's face, it appeared as if the
Supreme Being was dancing on His face.  That glow on His face,
beaming with happiness must be seen!  Though those words
were not understood by that young man, he was satisfied with
the benevolent look of Bhagavan and so went away with his people
after prostrating to Bhagavan Ramana.

After they went away, Bhagavan said enthusiastically to a devotee
sitting nearby,  "See, the real meaning is in their words themselves.
Parapara Rupam means the form or figure of the Supreme Being
which is highest of the high.  The meaning of the question itself
is not known.  If the meaning is known, the reply is in the question

Arunachala Siva.