Saturday, October 29, 2011

From ‘The Guiding Presence of Sri Ramana’ by K. K. Nambiar

This knowledge of the Truth makes an eloquent wise and active person mute, inert, and inactive. Therefore, it is shunned by those who want to enjoy the world.

- Ashtavakra Gita, XV.6

Sri Bhagavan said, “There is nothing better than giripradakshina. That alone is enough. If you do japa or meditation sitting in one place, the mind may wander. But during giripradakshina, the limbs move but the mind will be still. Doing japa or meditation without any thought while walking is called samadhi in movement. That is why in those days walking was considered so important. Giripradakshina is particularly important. As there are several medicinal herbs on the hill, their breeze will be good for health. There are several siddhas and sages on the hill even now, though we cannot see them. They also go round the hill unseen by us. When we go round the hill, we should walk on the left side of the road, otherwise we shall be obstructing their movement. …….”

Sri Bhagavan has said in Atma Vidya:
When you haven’t understood yourself,
What’s the point of understanding other things?
When you have understood yourself,
What else is there to understand?

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