Are you ready ?

When the body is old,

Life ready to fold,

The body can no longer hold

The soul untold

No longer can you breath

The heart unsteady

What will you do?

The body so dear

Now old and fragile

What will you do?

Your time has come

All friend and relatives

Can no longer comfort you

A journey to beyond

You have no friends

Save your past karma

Your screams drowned

What will you do?

And yet you spend

Weeks month and years

In nonsense deeds

Knowing nothing

Only speculation of worlds beyond

I dare you to find the world beyond

And know thyself

Don’t deceive others or yourself

Be honest

Try to find the truth.

and go to heavens while breath is in body

Neem Karoli Baba

Reading the Gita in front of Maharajji, a devotee paused and asked Maharajji to tell him what was the quickest method to see God. Maharajji laughed and asked the man if he knew how to swim, and the devotee replied that he did. Maharajji said that , in that case, he should bind his arms and legs and tie himself to large boulders and throw himself into deep waters. “Then you will see God right away.”

Maharajji laughed.

Becoming more serious, Maharajji continued, “Arjuna never saw God in that way. I’ve never seen God. He cannot be seen with these two eyes. Only after years of practice and hard work can you hope to see him.”

Miracle of Love

Ram Dass

Neem Karoli baba says he never saw God. What did he mean ?

And no he did not mean when you tie a stone and try to swim you die and see God either

Time for an applause ! Maybe

Here is a great quote ! I won’t tell you the key lime that is missing

Sincere people figure out what is missing

What is written in books……

What is written in books, scriptures and religious texts – is nothing compared to having an experience.

Experience is far more delightful and has far more detail than all books added together

In shiv mahimna it is said

Asitagiri samam syatkjallam sindhupatre,

surataruvarshakah lekhani putra murvi |

Likhati yadi gruhitva Sharada sarva kala,

tadapi tav gunama nisha para na yati || 32 ||

असितगिरिसमं स्यात् कज्जलं सिन्धुपात्रे सुरतरुवरशाखा लेखनी पत्रमुर्वी।

लिखति यदि गृहीत्वा शारदा सर्वकालं तदपि तव गुणानामीश पारं  याति॥ ३२॥

O, great master! Even, if one were to assume that the blue mountain , the ocean, the heavenly tree and the earth are the ink,the ink-pot, the pen and the paper respectively and the goddess of learning (Saraswati) herself is the writer,she will not be able to reach the frontiers of your greatness,however long she were to write!                        

This is quite true. This is how the great saints are able to stay in samadhi for thousands of years – constantly experiencing something about God. This experience is endless. Amazing. Beyond all that is written.

Don’t get stuck reading books and pretending to knowing anything. Don’t be a fool and try to impress others with your meager experience

Don’t seek Fame or money or sex of food three is something more sublime and pure

About Ramana Maharshi

So yesterday we read about his total neglect towards the body

In the last century there were many others who were like that too

The only difference is they choose that no one should ever know about it. But they helped a few around them, gave them an opportunity to become like them and secretly helped thousands of people in the world

So nothing is lost!

Who is Ramana Maharshi

He was so oblivious of his body that he didn’t wash, his hair grew matted, his fingernails curled over, and he only ate when people put food in his hand. Ants nibbled his flesh, snakes and scorpions crawled over him.

A few devotees were attracted by the magnetic aura of the young ascetic. One, named Paliniswami, cared for and protected his body for seventeen years while he lived in one cave. Ramana sat inwardly absorbed for such long periods he often needed help to stand up .

Once he answered a question by writing on the wall of the cave in Tamil, and someone realized he was educated. Eventually they got his name and village, and through word of mouth his family was contacted.

In 1907 Ramana broke his silence to instruct an especially ardent devotee, Ganpati Muni, himself a learned yogi who had many devotees. It was an indication of the compassion that colored Ramana’s actions the rest of his life. Ganpati Muni was also an accomplished poet and scholar. Later he helped record Ramana’s teachings, and it was he who bestowed the title Bhagavan Ramana Maharishi on the renunciate youth he now took for his guru.

Be Love Now

Ram Dass

This is a glimpse of the level of renunciation and love for God and being established in self and yoga

Now who has knowledge? Please speak up

Do you really think that the color is important?

Here is a picture at Raman Ashram

All these men with wearing the garb of a monk – saffron color – a color that originally showed enlightenment – are enlightened?

So nowadays it is a common color to show – I am a brahmachari , a sadhu, spiritual person – in most cases a con job.

Wearing a robe gives no enlightenment. A robe wearing person is not a sign of enlightenment. The opposite is just as true. Wearing jeans and tie does not mean you are robbed of your enlightenment

The inner enlightenment is not dependent on the garb. Don’t get fooled by the clothes

Many great shlokas about the greatness of a guru

Here is something said in plain English. Or not so in plain English. :)

Ramana maharishi and shaivism

Kavyakantha [Sri Kavyakantha Ganapati Muni] approached the Virupaksha cave where Brahmana Swami [Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi] was staying, and prostrating himself before him, said in a trembling voice, “All that has to be read I have read. Even Vedanta Sastra I have fully understood. I have performed japa to my heart’s content. Yet I have not up to this time understood what tapas is. Hence have I sought refuge at thy feet. Pray, enlighten me about the nature of tapas”.

For fifteen minutes Sri Ramana silently gazed at Kavyakantha. He then spoke:

“If one watches whence this notion of ‘I’ springs, the mind will be absorbed into that. That is tapas. If a mantra is repeated and attention is directed to the source whence the mantra sound is produced, the mind will be absorbed in that. That is tapas.”

The scholar was filled with joy and announced that the upadesa was original, and that Brahmana Swami was a Maharshi and should be so called thereafter. He gave the full name of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi to Brahmana Swami, whose original name had been Venkataraman (named after the Lord of Tirupati). Kavyakantha was now the foremost disciple of Sri Ramana. His disciples also came to the Maharshi. They sought and obtained clarification on many doubtful points. His Sri Ramana Gita recording these questions and answers (between the years 1913 and 1917) is divided into eighteen chapters like the Bhagavad Gita and is a great source of inspiration.

(From ‘Ramana Smriti’, KAVYAKANTHA: A COLOSSUS OF LEARNING AND TAPAS [K. Natesan])

In my opinion, the updesha or teaching is not original.

The point that Ramana Maharshi makes – of destruction of ego as the end result of meditation- shaivism experience starts at that point.

There are many layers above it which have been described in shaivism, tantra, mukta shastra etc

Truly rare

It is very rare to find a soul that is fully committed to achieving success in it’s search for Self. The spirit. I see around me – the whole world being devoured by materialism. Success in money Eating. Fame. Sex.

Few try on the path of God. But even most of those when on the path seek publicity and money. Make it a business. Becoming financially Rich and Spiritually a beggar.

Then amongst those who truly want success get stuck with idolising their wrong concepts and wrong guru. They simply won’t listen to someone telling them the truth.

Beyond that level, those who try – perfect guru, stick to the path, want nothing but still cannot make progress. Why? Their past karma prevent them from doing meditation perfectly. Thousands of such people may try but only one reaches success.

Gita chapter 7 verse 3

मनुष्याणां सहस्रेषु कश्चिद्यतति सिद्धये |
यततामपि सिद्धानां कश्चिन्मां वेत्ति तत्वत: || 3||

manuṣhyāṇāṁ sahasreṣhu kaśhchid yatati siddhaye
yatatām api siddhānāṁ kaśhchin māṁ vetti tattvataḥ

manußyå√åµ sahasreßu kaçcid yatati siddhaye
yatatåm api siddhånåµ kaçcin måµ vetti tattvata˙

TRANSLATION: 

Amongst thousands of men, one may try to achieve perfection. Amongst those rare persons that endeavor for perfection, one may actually know Me.

So this is not too discourage any one. But it gives 3 reality checks

1. Perfection is rare. Hint : true gurus are even more rare.

2. Perfection is uncompromising. Meaning there is no compromise in purity. Or love for God. Love for God alone

3. Those who cannot reach there it is due to their own deficiencies not the deficiency of the path of Yoga

I do not call what you see or hear on the internet at yoga. It is something very unique that is given from guru to disciple privately