All doing involves change and change requires some duration of time.
Change means going from one event to another and the interval between the two events is time. We can experience action or doing only in the flow of time projected by the mind from past to the future bypassing the present moment.
If we are caught in network of time, it is certain that we are missing the present. Continue reading
In Hinduism, the term “Avatar” refers to an “Incarnation” of some aspect of God in a form. For example, Rama (from Ramayana), and Krishna (from Mahabharata) are both considered Avatars of the Hindu God Vishnu. In Hinduism, many saints are also considered Avatars by their devotees. In this context, Sri Ramana was sometimes asked by devotees if he was an Avatar; and if so, of which Hindu God was he an Avatar of? Continue reading
Offered on Guru Poornima by Alan Jacobs
The ocean-girdled maiden Earth’s
Hard, long penance has borne fruit,
Pure Being, glorious Siva Himself,
Embodied in human form as Guru
Ramana of flawless wisdom
Has come to us. Continue reading
The wise say that the Tao that can be talked about is not The True Tao. Still Sages such as Bhagavan Ramana manage to indicate the existence of the underlying Reality with words and without words.
Self-Realized sages point to the Truth easily and spontaneously. Knowledge of Reality is not just their first hand knowledge but their very Being.
Bhagavan Ramana, through his silence, words, and actions, was always pointing at the highest reality, the Heart of existence, the Self. Even in minor things like giving instructions on cooking and eating food, cutting wood, or other matters, Bhagavan was doing that. Sages like that are more than just satsang givers, good public speakers, and charismatic orators. Continue reading
I can’t remember precisely when I heard of Ramana. It seems like I have always known Him! Continue reading