At 17 Ramana Arunachala- later known as Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi, experienced a death like state. This profound spiritual experience awakened his enlightenment , in which he realized that after death , life continued as that of the Eternal Self . The true ‘I Am’
Afterwards, he lost interest in worldly things which caused family disquiet that resulted in his leaving home .
And, to the sacred hill of Arunachala ,
where he lived in solitude and silence for the first few years of his life. Bhagavan life was a lesson in submission. He stayed in the hills in silence from 1915 until 1922.
Owing to his refusal to express any wish or desire the Ashram authorities built up their own structure and regulations and Bhagavan obeyed them willingly and with good grace. There was never any question of what mood he was in for he had no moods .
He was closely observant and humurous. The love that shone in his eyes was one of luminous understanding
Animals and children were drawn to him.
In The Sri Ramana Ashram, there was rhythm and order to life, Where both Bhagavan Sri Ramans and devotees followed a meticulously exact routine.In the mornings he often sat with hid devotees in silence .
Osbourne ( 1977)describes the atmosphere as one ‘vibrant with his Grace. It was a peace and fullness in which words would be a distraction’. Osborne pp19)
The teachings of Bhagavan Sri RamalaMarashi are a gift of Grace, to all those who seek it, irrespective of religion race or creed.
Reopening to mankind the Direct Path of Self Enquiry.
‘ Self enquiry alone can reveal the truth that neither the ego or the mind really exist and enable one to realize the pure undifferentiated Being of the Self or Absolute’, ( Osborne 1997pp 64)
He is know as the Sad Guru who teaches in silence.
‘ To all those who turn to Bhagavan in their hearts the response is even more immediate, the support more powerful’ ( Osborne pp70)
Arthur Osborne 1997) Publisher: V.S. Ramanan, President Bord of Trustees, Sri Ramanasramam
The Sad Guru- .
Important note to self
I have to be very careful when speaking of the mysteries of Bhagavan Sri Ramana.
At first it appears the teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramala are simple making them easy to repeat and expound upon. BUT, his teachings are not theoretical: They do not engage in ego’s mental gratification.
As far as I can understand, Sri Ramala is not advocating a new religion, to the contrary we are encouraged to stay with the religion we know and remain actively involved with the work we do ,in world we live
( I can do that! I know I can ….)All we have to do is ask ‘ Who am I really? And then be open to his Grace. Such self enquiry will allow us to aware of our True Self as one with God , helping us to let go of ego go and mental Ego driven activities.
It sounds absolutely wonderful to me and I am definitely going to give it a go….I mean living in the moment constantly aware of God Grace sounds a whole lot better all this mental garbage that is always rattling away in my head.!!!
Yup it is DEFINATELY a plan
So here hoping for my salvation – hurrah!!