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That is the surest way to handicap oneself,” Ramana Maharshi answers, “this burdening of one’s mind with the fear of failure and the thought of one’s failings.” The greatest error of a man is to think that he is weak by nature, evil by nature. What are weak and evil are his habits, his desires and thoughts but not him.

The devotee says – It is easy for You to attain and keep spiritual serenity in this jungle retreat, where there is nothing to disturb or distract You

Ramana Maharshi answers – When the goal is reached, when you know the Knower, there is no difference between living in a house in London and living in the solitude of a jungle.

(Source: Excerpts from the Maharshi and His Message by Paul Brunton)

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That way, Bhagavan Ramana is quite unique and has no comparison,
with the exception of Shirdi Sai Baba.  Sri Sankara and the pontiffs
of Sankara Maths, were/are constantly moving.  Certain other
contemporary gurus - less said the better.

Sri Satyamangalam Venkataramana Iyer in his Sri Ramana Stuti
Panchakam (which is chanted on every Saturday evening in the
Asramam) has written 5 verses on Bhagavan, sometime in the early
years of Virupaksha Cave.  In fact,these have been written even before Sri Arunachala Stuti Panchakam of Bhagavan Ramana.  There
he says:

He is the all pervading effulgence.  He has no wish to stay anywhere else excepting that place where there is neither day
nor night!

Bhagavan Ramana Himself says in Verse 8 of Sri Arunachala Akshara Mana Maalai:

Reveal Your true beauty, O Arunachala, so that the fickle mind
is prevented from wandering in the places and is stilled by Your

Dr. K. Subrahmanyam has written a book titled The Uniqueness of
Bhagavan Ramana.

Arunachala Siva.