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#1121 - Monday, July 1, 2002 - Editor: Jerry

from NDS

dearest sun you cry
golden tears on pristine sea
mirrorlike and still
yearning to dive into drops
just to play love games with me


from NDS

Dissolving into being, The edges of what I call my self,
no longer clearly defined, I drift outwardly, blending
into all that is.

A tree here, a colour there, a flicker of movement, the
slightest sound, All is emotionally connected, all is
the moods and emotions of my Self.

Appearance is just energy pulsating and dancing
endlessly as Life. Where ever the senses rest I find
myself yet again, on and on. The sense of Self is
everywhere though when looked for I find no one.

All alone I am crowded by my own company, forever
present in my presence. Nothing that I do or say is for
others, all that is done is for the joy of Being.

I slowly am stripped of all that defines myself, the
edges exploding outwardly. Nowhere is there where I am
not and where I am not I find also myself anew.

Within, without no longer have a boundary for there is
now no reference point, No point of view to hold, I
agree and disagree with all that I hear, words are only

What comes, goes and what goes goes nowhere for all is
here in my Being, always.


from HarshaSatsangh list

The Nature of Inquiry

The question was raised regarding whether Self-Inquiry
is inconsistent with other spiritual practices.

Self-Inquiry is not inconsistent with other spiritual

After Kunju Swami and served Bhagavan for 12 years and
asked for advice on how to proceed, Sri Ramana suggested
Japa, Kirtan, meditation, etc. in combination along with
inquiry. It should be remembered that Kunju Swami was a
highly advanced yogi, who had already glimpsed the
nature of the Self and had many superconscious

Sri Ramana has stated clearly that all other modes of
spiritual practice presuppose the retention of the mind
and therefore lead to Realization indirectly when
through grace the mind is absorbed into the Heart.
Bhagavan has said that for those able to practice pure
inquiry, self-inquiry is the direct and best method for

The Sage of Arunachala, however, did not dismiss other
yogic practices and his answers to people were
contextual. Quoting Bhagavan selectively can easy lead
to the comical situation of making Sri Ramana engage in
professional wrestling with his own words.

Love to all


from I AM list

Long Live the Feet of the One (Sri Ramana) who utters,
'Keeping all the burdens (duties and responsibilities)
upon the (Fullness of the) Lord, at all times abide
thinking of His Lustrous Feet with devotion'.


from Shaivayoga list

Q: What will happen to the world?

Bhagvan: The world!

Q: In the world, much is going on. What about that?

Bhagavan: Have you found the reason for your own
miseries so that you are now going to find out the
reasons for the sufferings of others?

Q: But on such matters you always remain silent!

Bhagavan: With silence one can affect the whole world.

--Godman: Power of the Presence, I, p. 235

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