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2-2-46 Morning

A visitor told Bhagavan that he was working for Harijan uplift, that he and his co-workers in the cause had darshan of Mahatma Gandhi and got his blessings, that Mahatma Gandhi told them that if they could bring about marriages between Harijan girls and higher caste gentlemen, such marriages would have his blessings; and that he (visitor) would like to have Bhagavan’s views in the matter.

Bhagavan said, “If Mahatma Gandhi has said so, we will all hear what he has said. What more is there for us to do? He is a distinguished man and is working in that field.What have we to do with that?”

Turning to us, Bhagavan added,“If I open my mouth, something will appear in the papers that so-and-so has also said such-and-such a thing. The next day there will be people to criticise it. Our business is to keep quiet. If we enter into all these, people will naturally ask, and justifiably, ‘Why is he interfering in all these instead of keeping quiet?’

Similarly if Mahatma Gandhi keeps quiet leaving aside all his activities,they will ask, ‘Why is he keeping quiet instead of engaging in all these activities?’ He must do what he has come for. We must do what we have come for.”

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Re: Ramana Maharshi Says Everyone Must Do What They Have Come For
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2010, 10:59:06 AM »

Dear prasanth,

Yes.  Each one in this world, has to work for the purpose for
which they have come.  Bhagavan Ramana's famous dictum is:
" Be as you are. Go by the way the Guru/God directs you."

Once there was a gentleman who came to the Asramam daily
and was sitting on the Old Hall.  As soon as some conversations
started, he would start dozing off.  This was happening for several
days.  Once Kunju Swami who had observed this, went to him
and shook him to wake up.  Bhagavan Ramana told Kunju Swami:

"He is doing the work for which he has come.  You do the work
for which you have come.  Why do you disturb him?"

Arunachala Siva.


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Re: Ramana Maharshi Says Everyone Must Do What They Have Come For
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2010, 11:13:16 AM »
Its worthwhile to again contemplate on the following words of Bhagavan to His Mother.

The Ordainer controls the fate of souls according to their destiny. what ever is bound to happen will happen try as you may to prevent it and whatever is bound not to happen will not happen do what you may to make it happen, the best course there fore is to remain silent.

Salutations to Sri Ramana

“You cannot travel the path until
you have become the path itself”