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Ramana Maharshi clarifies about dvaita and advaita
« on: February 25, 2010, 12:51:23 PM »
A Vaishnavite asked Bhagavan very reverentially,

“Bhagavan, is Truth dvaita (dualistic) or advaita (nondualistic)?” Bhagavan in turn asked, “Do you refer to the present stage or to the stage when the world is not.”

“To the present.”

“At the moment, you and I are very much here.”

“What happens after the world submerges?”

“In what?”

“In paramatma.”

“After it submerges, there is no world, isn’t it? There is only paramatma.”

“How do we get that experience?”

“What is your experience in deep sleep? There is no world in it. Were you there alone or as two or three?” asked Bhagavan.

The visitor had no reply.

A devotee once said, “Bhagavan, you don’t do anything. Give me your power I will do a lot of good to the world.” “Is it so?” And turning to others present Bhagavan continued, “here is a man who has no wherewithal to feed himself but wants to run a charity home!” Bhagavan gave a similar answer to Humphreys. A gentleman who had a newspaper in his hand asked.

Bhagavan: “It is said that the atma is everywhere but it is seen no-where. Where exactly is it?”

“You have a newspaper, you see the letters there but not the paper. On that account do you say that there is no paper at all?”

Source: SRI RAMANA LEELA book By Sri Krishna Bhikshu.

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Re: Ramana Maharshi clarifies about dvaita and advaita
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2010, 11:37:15 AM »
About Advaita and Visishatdvaita, Bhagavan Ramana said the following:

One Sri Vaishnavite asked him, what should he do to realize Narayana.

You pray to him and meditate on him.

After that, what will happen?

You will go to Narayana and be in his august company with other such
devotees, singing his glory.

After that, what will happen?

If Narayana is quite pleased with you, he will call you one day, very close
to him and tell you:  Please enquire Who am ?

I can do that even here!

And that is what I want you to do here and now!

Arunachala Siva.