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By Sri Ramana Maharshi, David Godman

Ramana Maharshi used to be the most major non secular academics to emerge from India through the first 1/2 the century, and is still extensively sought after. This contemporary number of conversations among him and the numerous seekers who got here to his ashram for counsel includes the essence of his educating. His problem all through his lengthy lifetime of presenting his event to others used to be to persuade his listeners that self-realisation - or enlightenment - isn't really an alien or mysterious country, however the average of guy. This nation will be simply came across through venture the self-investigation essentially defined in those talks. The lucid directions to every part supply extra illumination of this larger seer's message.

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It rolled across south and southeast Asia changing with each new medium but maintaining its own vital power. R&ma, like religious matters generally, must be viewed as part of human experience, not separable from the other modules of experience. In its fullest sense, the experience of religious living encompasses a total commitment to something seen as ultimate concern, lived out with such intensity that it transforms 1 In 1965-66 it was our privilege to live in Madras where I worked as closely as I could with Dr.

The Old Javanese Rimlyapa 21 (Sajeg kula gesang dereng nate maos serat Jawi ingkang saenipun bab basat rerenggan Isp. )8 Looking more closely into the study of the Ramayana by various students so far, I feel that they form links of a chain which are not yet joined together, so that every part of it seems to contradict the other. I will attempt to reconcile these findings as it were by connecting the links together seeking for points of agreement which are like bricks to build up a beautiful shrine* First I would like to look at the date of the Old-Javanese Rimayana.

At the end of the Ramayana, as understood so far, only the yogiiwaras and sujanas are said to benefit from it. The Sanskrit Ramayana of Walmlki however mentions many more. I quote: ** He who reads the story of Rama, which imports merit and purity, is freed from all sin. He who reads it with faith M Poerbatjaraka renders sista as komt tot rust (became serene) which is better rendered as purnna or sampat. M H. Jacobi, p. 85. •• Shastri, The Ramaya*a etc.. vol. I, p. 9. n Vaidya , p. 5. L, 128,1972, p.

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