Sunday, 15 May 2016

DIVINITY OF BHAGVAN RAMANA MAHARSHI'S SAMADHI

OUR FRIENDS WHO VISIT BHAGVAN'S SAMADHI
OFTEN SAY, NOT ONLY SPIRITUAL UPLIFTMENT
TAKES PLACE, EVEN THEIR WORLDLY DESIRES
GET FULFILLED BY PRAYING TO SAMADHI !
SOME HAVE EVEN RECEIVED MESSAGES OF THE 
FULFILMENT IN THAT VERY HALL ITSELF !!

BEHAVIOUR OF PEOPLE IN THAT HALL IS NOT LIKE
WORLDLY PEOPLE. WE ARE EXPECTED TO MAINTAIN
PERFECT SILENCE IN THAT HALL. ONCE WE TALKED
IN A LOW TONE IN THAT HALL, A SEVAK OF THE 
ASHRAM OBSERVED THIS, GOT UP FROM WHERE HE
IS SITTING, STOOD IN FRONT OF US & MOVED TIP OF 
HIS FORE FINGER AROUND HIS LIPS SILENTLY. I 
THOUGHT THIS IS SAINTLY WAY OF SAYING TO MAINTAIN
SILENCE. MOST OF THE PEOPLE TRY TO MEDITATE
IN THAT HALL OR GO ROUND THE SAMADHI MANY TIMES.

RECITATION OF BHAGVAN'S KRITIS STARTS AT 5am IN
THE MORNING MELODIOUSLY FOR AN HOUR BY A BIG 
GROUP OF MEN & WOMEN.   

WE CAN OBSERVE THE UNDER CURRENT OF
DIVINITY WORKING IN THAT HALL. FOR EXAMPLE,
YOU DECIDE TO GO ROUND WALKING AROUND 
ARUNACHALA  HILL AT A PARTICULAR TIME & 
DIVINE GURU WANTS YOU TO GO AT A DIFFERENT 
TIME, TWO TO THREE FRIENDS OF YOURS COME 
TO YOU & SUGGEST SAME REVISED TIME TO YOU,
TO GO ROUND THE HILL.

YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO GO ROUND THE HILL 
WALKING IN BARE FEET WHICH IS 14 km, ON THE
LEFT SIDE OF ROAD, LEAVING THE RIGHT SIDE OF
ROAD TO SIDDHA'S WHO ARE NOT VISIBLE & ALSO
CAN ASSUME ANY SHAPE OF BODY THEY WANT.
RAMANA MAHARSHI WAS CERTAIN THAT SAINT
ARUNA GIRI IS ONE OF THEM WHO IS IN 
ARUNACHALA  HILL.


Ramana Maharshi,  Arunachaleshwara Temple, Arunachala Hill.


Ramana Maharshi with Arunachala Hill in the background

ANNA DANA(RICE & SAMBAR SERVED AS CHARITY) 
TO ALL SADHU'S IS GIVEN EVERY DAY AT 11am.
FREE FOOD AS PRASAD IS SERVED THREE TIMES A
DAY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BOOKED & TAKEN FREE
ROOMS AT THE ASHRAM.

THE ENVIRONMENT OF ASHRAM IS VERY PEACEFUL
& ALL YOUR WORLDLY WORRIES FLY AWAY, DURING
THE STAY AT ASHRAM. MANY PEACOCKS, MONKEYS
ROAM AROUND ASHRAM ALL THE TIME.

DIVINE VIBRATIONS CAN BE SENSED IN SAMADHI 
HALL, MEDITATION HALL, VIRUPAKSHA CAVE ON THE
HILL & OLD ASHRAM ON THE HILL. HIGHEST VIBRATIONS 
ARE AT vIRUPAKSHA CAVE WHERE BHAGVAN STAYED
FOR 14 YEARS. ASHES OF THE BURNT BODY OF A
SAINT VIRUPAKSHA FROM KARNATAKA WHO LIVED 
IN THAT CAVE MUCH BEFORE BHAGVAN, IS ALSO KEPT
IN THAT CAVE. WE HAVE SEEN PEOPLE(INCLUDING 
FOREIGNERS) IN DEEP MEDITATION UNAWARE OF 
THEIR SURROUNDINGS FOR VERY LONG PERIOD 
THERE.


Photo By A.P. Shetty, Ambligola
Samadhi of Bhagvan Ramana Maharshi
& the beautiful peacock that walked on the Samadhi.


 This is the Samadhi of Bhagvan Ramana Maharshi. On this 

day we were there. A beautiful peacock entered the Samadhi

Hall only that day in the morning ,waited till noon puja to 

Samadhi like a statue on the enclosure which is about 4 feet 

height & after puja, the peacock went to Samadhi & started to 

move over the Samadhi to & fro for a long time.This gives us 

an indication of Bhagvan's presence even today! 

 In our earlier 14 visits or more we have not seen a peacock 

having entered that Hall !!


Mother of Ramana Maharshi who got Liberation 
at death through Him ! As per Spirituality Tattva
even Saints cannot give Liberation to others,
 one has to achieve it by his own efforts 
under the guidance of Guru !.  


That day was Aradhana Day of his Mother !! Her Samadhi 

Temple named by Ramana as 'MATHRU BHUTHESHWARI 

ALAYAM' is on the left side, adjacent to the samadhi hall of 

Ramana Maharshi. During Samadhi of her body a small pit 

was made to remove soil which is only 3 feet in depth,People

observed that, that pit is getting filled with water. When this was

brought to the notice of Ramana Maharshi, he told to deepen it 

by another 2 feet ie., totally 5 feet depth & there will not be any 

shortage of water in future. You can see the Grace of Ganga 

Matha where Ramana Mahershi is there. Even today water is 

drawn by hand for the water requirements of Two Samadhis.


Even near Skandashram on top of the hill, when he shifted from

Virupaksha Cave, Ramana Maharshi pointed a spot on a stone.

When a small hole was made, water started flowing out of that 

hole 24 hours a day. Even today water is flowing out 24 hours a

 day there.



OM NAMO GURUDEVA


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Please also read following postings connected with 
Bhagvan Ramana Maharshi --


TELEPATHY PROVED TRUE -- SAINT & DISCIPLES





Wednesday, 30 March 2016

WHERE AM I ??


WHEN ALL JNANIS HAVE TOLD TO FIND OUT
'WHO AM I ?' FOR SPIRITUAL PROGRESS, HOW IS 
THIS TITLE SAYS 'WHERE AM I ?' 


WHERE AM I ??



NOBODY KNOWS FROM WHERE WE HAVE COME &
WHERE WE ARE GOING ??
THE PRESENT EXISTENCE ALSO IS WITHOUT ANY
CHOICE. HOWEVER SPIRITUALITY HAS SHOWN A
WAY TO PUT AN END TO THIS EXISTENCE, CYCLES
OF BIRTH & DEATH, BY GOD'S GRACE(ANUGRAHA).
LET GOD LEAD US IN THE PATH OF LIBERATION.



AS WE ARE ALL ENVELOPED BY MAYA WHICH HAS
TWO CHARACTERISTICS OF 'AVARANA' & 'VIKSHEPA'
SHAKTIES. AVARANA SHAKTI CONCEALS REALITY,
WHEREAS VIKSHEPA SHAKTI PROJECTS WRONG
NOTION IN ITS PLACE, MISLEADING THE AVIDYA JIVA
ALTOGETHER. WE HAVE THE FAMOUS EXAMPLE
OF ROPE SEEN AS SNAKE IN DULL LIGHT DUE TO
MAYA'S  'AVARANA' & 'VIKSHEPA' CHARACTERISTICS.

PEOPLE BY BIRTH ARE SO MUCH SOAKED, IMMERSED
IN MAYA THAT, THEY DO NOT WANT TO STRAIN
THEIR MIND TO DO VICHARA - ANALYSE, TO FIND
THE TRUTH, AS LONG AS THEIR BASIC NEEDS
OF BODY, WORLDLY MIND ARE SATISFIED. THEY ARE
NOT PREPARED TO HEAR EVEN IF SOMEBODY IS
PREPARED TO EXPLAIN THE REALITY TO THEM.

MAIN PROBLEM TO THEM IS THAT THEY CANNOT
ADJUST THEIR MIND TO BELIEVE WHAT IS BEING 
TOLD, AS THEIR SENSES SHOW DIFFERENTLY, UNREAL
AS REAL !! AS THE VERY FOUNDATION OF WHAT THEY
THOUGHT AS REAL FOR MANY YEARS WILL CRUMBLE
DOWN & FALL APART. THEIR MIND REVOLTS, RESISTS
CHANGE & DOES NOT ACCEPT THE TRUTH DUE TO
AVIDYA & MAYA, EVEN IF WE QUOTE GREAT SAINTS
NAMES LIKE SRI SHANKARACHARYA, SWAMI
NITHYANANDA, RAMANA MAHARSHI, RAMAKRISHNA
PARAMAHAMSA, SWAMI VIVEKANANDA, SWAMI
SHIVANANDA ETC.


Unreality Of The World As Told By Above 6 Saints --

SRI SHANKARACHARYA --




Sri Bhagavatpada has told that if world is real, it should 
be visible during Deep Sleep State also. In deep sleep 
state nothing is seen, hence world is UNREAL
(ASATHYA). He has told the same thing in Dasha Sloki 

SLOKA 9


All this universe, being other than the self,is unreal, 
for the self alone is all-inclusive,constitutes the ultimate 
goal, 
and is self established and self dependent. 
I am that One, Auspecious and Pure,that alone remains.

SWAMI NITHYANANDA --


Atman has neither a beginning nor an ending. Atman 
has not come from anywhere nor does He go anywhere.
Atman is everywhere. There is nothing existing but Atman. 
Interior to you and exterior to you all creation, which 
fact is unknown to you.

In the Hridayakasha(sky of Spiritual Heart, meaning no 
real, physical world) is seen the most excellent of sunrise;
when water is placed in an earthen pot, the reflection of 
light can be seen. Similarly, the entire universe, the whole 
Brahmanda (Universal creation) can be seen within one. 
When one is seated in a moving vehicle, the world seems 
to be moving.Similarly the entire universe can be perceived 
within one. 

RAMANA MAHARSHI --




Bhagavan: There is neither Past nor Future. There is only
 the Present. Yesterday was the present to you when you 
experienced it, and tomorrow will be also the present when
 you experience it. Therefore experience takes place only in 
the present, and beyond experience nothing exists.


Lady: Are then Past and Future mere imagination?



Bhagavan: Yes, even the Present is mere imagination, for the 
sense of time is purely mental. Space is similarly mental; 
therefore birth and rebirth, which take place in time and space 
cannot be other than imagination.
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IN JEWEL GARLAND OF ENQUIRY(Vichara Mani Mala) - - 
Whatever is seen is the play of the intellect, which is 
the effect of nescience. Brahman illumines the 
intellect. This intellect projects its false imagination in 
states of waking, dreaming and merges in 
the nescience in the state of deep sleep.
Nothing came into existence in the past.Nor is there 
anything existing now. Nor will there be anything in

the future.Since the objects that are known do not 

(really) exist, the terms 'witness' and 'seer' are not 
applicable.

RAMAKRISHNA PARAMAHAMSA --


The fourth  of Five Commandments of Sri Ramakrishna 

4) And you should always discriminate between the Real 
and the unreal. God alone is real, the Eternal Substance; 
all else is unreal, that is, impermanent. By discriminating 
thus, one should shake off impermanent objects from 
the mind." 

On another occasion --

VAIKUNTHA: "Is the world unreal?"
MASTER: "Yes, it is unreal as long as one has not 
realized God. Through ignorance man forgets God and 
speaks always of 'I' and 'mine'. He sinks down and down, 
entangled in maya, deluded by 'woman and gold'. Maya 
robs him of his knowledge to such an extent that he 
cannot find the way of escape, though such a way exists.

Listen to a song:
When such delusion veils the world, through Mahamaya's
spell,
That Brahma is bereft of sense
And Vishnu loses consciousness,
What hope is left for men? .

Swami Vivekananda --


Swami Vivekananda has told in Jnana Yoga that world is
unreal & is a metal projection !!

An Unreal Universe

The first part of the approach is negative, the process 

of neti, neti—not this, not this. Whatever is unreal—
that is, impermanent, imperfect, subject to change—
is rejected. The second part is positive: whatever is 
understood to be perfect, eternal, unchanging—is 
accepted as real in the highest sense.

Are we saying that the universe that we apprehend is 
unreal? Yes and no. In the absolute sense, it is unreal. 
The universe and our perception of it have only a 
conditional reality, not an ultimate one. To go back to 
our earlier reference to the rope and the snake: the 
rope, i.e., Brahman, is perceived to be the snake, i.e., 
the universe as we perceive it. While we are seeing the 
snake as a snake, it has a conditional reality. Our hearts 
palpitate as we react to our perception. When we see 
the “snake” for what it is, we laugh at our delusion.

SRI SWAMI SIVANANDA TOLD ---

SRI SWAMI SIVANANDA


BIRTH & DEATH ARE TWO ILLUSORY SCENES
IN THE DRAMA OF THIS WORLD :
REALLY NO ONE IS BORN,NO ONE DIES,
NO ONE COMES, NO ONE GOES,
IT IS Maya's JUGGLERY,
IT IS PLAY OF THE MIND :
BRAHMAN ALONE EXISTS.

GODDESS MAHALAKSHMI ALSO TOLD THROUGH
MEDIUM --

When I asked Medium old lady, to let me know whether
the world is real or unreal, Goddess repeated 3 times --
THERE IS NOTHING(ENU ILLA), THERE IS NOTHING,
THERE IS NOTHING !! The Medium out of shock ran
inside the house. After Five Years I found that Medium 
has forgotten what Goddess has shown her !!

Considering the above Six Saints sayings, if the world is
UNREAL in absolute terms, is neither real nor unreal
like dream state, then really WHERE AM I ?


Location of Mind is Spiritual Heart of Man --

Even though Throat has been told as the location of Mind,
Spiritual Heart is the real location of mind as per scriptures.
Heart is nothing but Athma which is inside the body as well 
as outside the body, all pervading, hence WHERE AM I ?
when I have no thoughts, hence NO MIND !

Ramana Maharshi has told, a person without Mind is Athma
or GOD ONLY !!

Swami Vivekananda has told, Athma is a circle whose centre
is at the heart of man & its outer circumference NO WHERE !
When rebirth takes place that center of circle changes from
old body to new body.

The origin of ' I ' ahankar(ego) which is the source of Mind 
should be destroyed for our Spiritual Progress ! Even
PRARABHDA KARMA can be theoretically destroyed by 
this method !

Three States Of a Normal Worldly Person --

He thinks world is real, all his relatives are real, his state of
mind is controlled by external situations, like happiness on 
gain of money, pleasure of senses, on good health. He is 
egoistic that he owns house, car & other luxury items. 
Sad & sorrow on loss of money, ill health of his dear family
members, loss of life of family members, situations against 
his wish, hurt to his ego etc. Thinks all the money, assets
goes to his children after his death.

In Waking State, he runs after money, position, power,
assets, not satisfied with any limits or how he earns the 
money, selfish to the extent of his family only, not even 
brothers & sisters are part of family.
In Dream State, he enjoys or suffers as per the dream, which
is normally perverted version of unfulfilled desires. He is in the 
place where the mind plays out the dream, during dream & on
waking up he thinks dream was unreal.
In Deep Sleep State, he is in mindless state or mind rests in 
Prana, he is not aware of anything, even he has a body or 
not during sleep, he is not aware where he is, he is NOWHERE
Sense of ' I '.is not there for the whole duration of Deep Sleep !
The moment he wakes up, sense of ' I ' immediately creeps in. 

Three States of a Jnani or Sage --

Waking State ---
He is aware of Maya & its implications, he is aware of the
unreality of the world, he is unselfish, broad minded, sees
Athma in everybody, sees  God in all. If his Kundalini has
awakened, GOD shows him unreality of the world many 
times a day & without the sense of ' I ', in those periods he 
will be NOWHERE !! He is in Thuriya State.

Dream State --
If the Sage has achieved Desire-less State, there will 
not be Dream State at all. If Desires,Vasanas are still 
remaining he will undergo dream state & realize that it is 
False, on waking up. 
Same Jnana a Jnani will get about Waking State on 
enlightenment that world that is seen is only MIND PLAY
just like DREAM STATE !

Deep Sleep State --
He is in mindless state or mind rests in Prana, he is not 
aware of anything, even he has a body or not during sleep, 
he is not aware where he is, he is NOWHERE. Sense of 'I'
is not there for the whole period of Deep Sleep State.
Jnanis,Sages have told this is the Sahaja(Natural) State of 
man without projection of mind or Maya ! 

State Of Videha Muktha(Highest Spiritual Level) --
(Due to destruction of Mind, he is abiding in Athma,
 not conscious of his body as in Samadhi State)

He has NO DREAM STATE at all.
He has no thoughts at all which means he has NO MIND.
He is beyond the other Two States of Waking State &
Deep Sleep State. He hardly sleeps at all.
He may enter into Samadhi State more often.
However, he has achieved Deep Sleep State during Waking 
State, by Mano Nasha(destruction of Mind) or mind merging
 in Athma & that State is called as Yoga Nidra(sleeping in 
Yoga even during Waking State). 
He is in THURIYATHITHA STATE which is the highest 
BLISS STATE & he is NOWHERE ALL THE TIME ! !
IN  STATE OF SAMADHI, WHERE IS THIS NOWHERE ?
HE IS ATHMA ONLY WHICH IS BEYOND TIME & SPACE !!

In absolute terms, even Ajnani, Jnani are NOWHERE, 
as the world projected by individual mind is not Real, but
they are under the illusion of having a body due to Maya
through Mind & to fulfill their Prarabhda Karma, Kshethra
(area of activity-a very small portion of world) of illusory 
world projected by their mind again by Maya,
to carryout their karmas(actions), their family, friends,
work, level of earning Money, Health, fate of success or
failure to enjoy or suffer as per their Prarabhda Karma, 
Birth & Death of illusory body, is the illusory creation 
of God !! --MAYA !! 

I AM ALONE NOWHERE ......
If I am considered as Support(Adhara), as I am existing
with Awareness & Consciousness as Chethana(Self 
supporting Consciousness), all other things projected
by my mind - my body, world seen, my family & others,
my house,land, assets are unreal like dream, that 
implies that I am - Individual Jiva, is alone NOWHERE !!
as in my Deep Sleep State.
This gives rise to the question WHERE AM I ? ?
As I have eliminated all things projected by my mind
mentioned above, which amounts to mindless state,
I am left with Athma only, which is beyond TIME & SPACE,
which means it is NOWHERE !! & only when mind is active,
outside world is seen ie.,in MAYA creation, then Athma is
EVERYWHERE !!  

This is the sayings of ADVAITHA PHILOSOPHY. This is 
the TRUTH & NOTHING BUT TRUTH !!

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