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Maharshi Versus Maharaj
« on: February 28, 2010, 11:07:25 PM »
When Ramana looked into the eyes of some one, some thing transpired which changed the man's attitude towards his  life & the world. This particular faculty was not there in Nisargadatta & other teachers.
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Re: Maharshi Versus Maharaj
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2010, 12:55:58 AM »
You must be an expert ophthalmologist.  ;D

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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2010, 08:54:15 AM »
Dear grhluna,

The ego of the ajnani is so strong, it tries to evaluate and judge jnanis. It gets attracted to a particular jnani's body, words, descriptions; thinking that by doing so it is along the path to liberation when in fact it gets into more and more bondage. I am sure you understand and can watch yourself to see whether this is happening or not. Self realization seems to be about compassion and oneness, not about separativeness or superiority. A lot more can be understood from the way Bhagawan behaved towards animals in the ashram and people in the dining hall, rather than by reading his books or by repeating some words he used.

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Re: Maharshi Versus Maharaj
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2010, 09:24:14 AM »
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yes yes ... Ramana is the first realized person. infact Ramana was the only realized person!

And even if Ramana said something different, he is wrong and I am right.  ;D

My guru can burn your guru with just a look of his grace.   ::)

My god can destroy your god and prove his compassion is best.  :P

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Re: Maharshi Versus Maharaj
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2010, 11:06:52 AM »
Bhagavan Ramana's fixed gaze on a person had the most telling effect.
It is a "transforming enounter of eye meeting the eye."  It brings the
soul through the eyes as tears.  He himself has said, that gazing, thinking
and touching are three dikshas, inititations.  He did gazing very rarely.
Touching - never.  But thinking, He did provided you have got the faith
and conviction.  Similarly His silence was more potent than His words.

Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2010, 05:56:51 PM »
BTW. some foreigners used to consider Vishwanath Swami as Mini-Ramana. At 5 PM , they will assemble in  his room. Vishwanth Swami will receive them and close his eyes,  and they will also close their eyes ( there will be a sprinkling of a few Indians such as Jagdish Swami in the group ). Meditation will continue upto 6 PM. Then Vishwanth Swami will answer doubts & questions of the members. After death of Vishwanath Swami, foreigners started gravitating towards Dr. Hugho.
 
Note below :  Though I am a hindi-speaking boy, these & others are my reminiscences during my stay in southern India.
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Re: Maharshi Versus Maharaj
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2010, 07:03:13 PM »
i don't see any difference between maharaj and ramana at all.
compare speaking waves between themselfs what Ocean could do or not could do.
this is ridiculous.

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Re: Maharshi Versus Maharaj
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2010, 07:10:38 PM »
Disciples of Maharaj claim that there is none of his stature between him and Sri Krishna meaning that Maharaj is more than Sankara, Ramakrishna, Ramana and others.
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Re: Maharshi Versus Maharaj
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2010, 07:18:23 PM »
Let them say whatever they want to say. And pray that everyone could recognize the Oneness throughout diversity.

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Re: Maharshi Versus Maharaj
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2010, 07:59:40 PM »
The topic sounds like a wrestling match!!   

Well, most wrestling matches are fixed I hear.......

Who is the winner here? Neither Maharshi nor Maharaj, but the refree - 'I' the reigning & undefeated Champion !!! :D



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Re: Maharshi Versus Maharaj
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2010, 08:53:34 PM »
Dear srkudai,

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In Truth All Gurus are the same!

But only if my ayatollah, er guru,  says so. ;D

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These statements are not intended to insult!

Though the title of this thread may seem otherwise. :)

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Ramana is unique! and if he is my guru... i think about him alone! I think of his stories! That is excellent practice!

Yes, great practice for organizing future contests. Maharshi versus Sankara, then versus Brahma, the winner versus Siva etc. Ultimate winner gets a ticket to Vaikunta and challenge Vishnu on his home ground.  ;D

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At the same time... To me, Ramakrishna is none other than Ramana. Sankara is none other Than Ramana etc! Ashtavakra or Vasishta is Ramana! Ramana alone!

Jesus is also Ramana. And Jesus is in the bread at my church. So all bread is Ramana, all the bakeries are also nothing but Ramana. ;D

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« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2010, 09:41:39 AM »
Only names and forms are different.  The sweetness is the same, like
peppermints of different colours.  But some 'peppermints' are not peppermints at all.  So they cannot be sweet.

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Re: Maharshi Versus Maharaj
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2010, 07:49:54 PM »
In the novel ' Animal Farm ' by George Orwell, there is a very powerful statement, " ALL ARE EQUAL BUT SOME ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS ".
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