Crumbs from His Table by Ramanananda Swarnagiri

By Ramanananda Swarnagiri

If the scale of a ebook is the degree of it is contents,Crumbs from His desk has definitely debunked this fantasy. through the pages of this small booklet the writer relates his own interplay with Bhagavan Ramana from 1933 and notes down the wealth of functional knowledge he heard and absorbed in His presence. Sri Ramana himself might from time to time suggest Crumbs from His desk to seekers who clearly benefitted from the foundation and counsel gleaned from it is pages. conversing of Sri Ramana Maharshi the well-known British writer Paul Brunton has the subsequent to claim: "The phrases of this Sage nonetheless flame out in my reminiscence like beacon lighting fixtures. I pluck golden fruit from infrequent conferences with clever males, wrote trans-Atlantic Emerson in his diary,and it's convinced that I plucked complete basketfuls in the course of my talks with this man.Our top philosophers couldn't carry a candle to him....

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Please tell me what the ‘I’ signifies in such instances. Prabhu: ‘I think’ signifies association with the faculty of thinking. Similarly also in other instances, association with the body, the senses and the faculties is meant. If, on the other hand, ‘I’ be identical with them how many I’s are there? You are mistaking a superimposition for the reality. 1 Gulikas are some medicinal herbs, supposed to be available on the Sahyadri hills near Gokarnam and which, some people allege, the famous St. Xavier, whose body still remains unperished in Goa, had taken, and the properties of which are supposed to so energise the body as not to let it perish for hundreds of years.

There are four obstacles in this, namely, vacillation of: i. mind ii. life breath or prana, iii. body, and iv. drishti. In kevala nirvikalpa samadhi one is not free from vasanas and does not, therefore, attain mukti. Only after the samskaras have been destroyed can one attain salvation. D: When can one practise sahaja samadhi? B: Even from the beginning. Even though one practises kevala nirvikalpa samadhi for years together, if one has not rooted out the vasanas, he will not attain salvation. D: People say that even a Jnani is not free from the effects of prarabdha (the matured past karma).

If this is the case with regard to a 22 Crumbs from His Table thought which took shape immediately before he sat for meditation, there is no doubt that thoughts which have taken deeper root earlier will still remain unannihilated; if annihilation of thoughts is salvation can he be said to have attained salvation? Sadhakas (seekers) rarely understand the difference between this temporary stilling of the mind (manolaya) and permanent destruction of thoughts (manonasa). In manolaya there is temporary subsidence of thought-waves, and, though this temporary period may even last for a thousand years, thoughts, which are thus temporarily stilled, rise up as soon as the manolaya ceases.

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