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Tushnim.Asanam

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Wrong Understandings About Bhagavan's Teachings
« on: March 10, 2013, 09:37:39 AM »
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      :) There are many ideas about Ramana's teachings which get dismissed upon holistic understanding of this teachings. If Ramana seems to have said one thing at one place and another thing at another place ... we should take both ... and more importantly nothing that Ramana said should be against reasoning.

This is my attempt to illustrate these here.
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Re: Wrong Understandings About Bhagavan's Teachings
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2013, 09:42:40 AM »
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IDEA 1
Bhagavan Forbade "I AM BRAHMAN" bhavana

Totally partial understanding...
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Upadesha saram verse 8: bedha bhavanat soham iti asau bhavana abhida pavani mataa
contemplation without duality that "He is me" is considered as holy and superior to contemplation with duality.

Clear instruction. Absolute clarity. Where is the question for doubt ?

Ramana forbade people from merely repeating "I AM Brahman" without understanding ... this was mistaken to think that i am brahman bhavana is not ramana's teaching ... and some people used this to say Ramana taught different method than shankara. Ramana himself never did that. Infact I do not find Ramana's teachings to be different from Shankara's teachings of vivekachudamani.

and if people think one should not say I am Brahman coz a man does not say I am man ... thats also partial understanding... as long as there is doubt one has to repeat says Annamalai Swami. Annamalai Swami calls it the ultimate sadhana ... so now ... people have to reject annamalai swami's teachings as well :D ?? for that matter even dualistic worship is only for one who has body consciousness ... its lower form ... but these same people are never going to call it "less" or "unnecessary" ... but always "I am Brahman" gets the beating !! is this justified ? is this Ramana's teaching at all?


 
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