Your True Birthday ~ Sri Ramana

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When the devotees first proposed the celebration of Bhagavan’s birthday in 1912, Bhagavan objected by writing two verses given in the picture. These verses can be found in the “Collected Works of Sri Ramana Maharishi.”

In these verses, Bhagavan says that the only real birth is where one recognizes one’s true nature as the Universal Being and is born into eternal life. The photo art is from John Wassenberg fb page.

All spiritual traditions in some way imply that one has to be born again or take birth in the Spirit.

In the Advaitic tradition, this birth takes place when the ego is seen through as nonexistent and thus the identification with the body/mind is weakened and severed.

In such a sage, the mind easily surrenders to God and merges into the Heart. With the complete surrender to the Divine, all the latent karmic tendencies which compel the false ego to remain in the the cycle of birth and death are destroyed.

That is the birth of the individual soul into the Eternal Being and is also known as Moksha or Nirvana in the Indian spiritual traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.

 

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