For some reason that I cannot describe, Ramana Maharishi, along with Chitrabhanu Ji played a central role in my spiritual life. During the phase of deep meditation when I had given up all books, and even my pranayama exercises that I loved, I still read conversations with Raman Maharishi. He was in a very real sense always absolutely alive for me. I thought about him constantly.
One night I had a significant dream. I was in a large group of people. I was a male but had a different face. Ramana Maharishi came towards the group. He singled me out with his eyes. He squinted his eyes as if in thought. Then looking at me very carefully, he said as if talking to himself and me at the same time, “Do I know you? Do I know you? I don’t know…I don’t know if I know you.” As he said these words, he came straight towards me and touched me on the head.
Even though it was a dream, my whole body was literally charged with explosive electric energy. I did not feel afraid because I was already quite used to such experiences in manifestations of the Kundalini Shakti in various ways. It was an experience, particularly relevant to me as Raman Maharishi whom I loved so much, had appeared in the dream and blessed me. It is hard to describe the closeness that I feel with the Sage of Arunachala.
Here are some of my favorite stories about Sri Ramana. There are many more as well.