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Ramana Maharshi

Ramana Maharshi ´s life,and teachings

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Sri Ramana was born in a village called Tiruchuzhi near Madurai in Tamil Nadu, South India on Ardra Darshanam day, into an orthodox Hindu Tamil (Iyer) family, the second of four children of Sundaram Iyer (1845?-1892) and Azhagammal (?-1922), and named Venkataraman at birth. His siblings were Nagaswamy (1877-1900), Nagasundaram (1886-1953) and sister Alamelu (1891/92-1953). Venkataraman's father was a respected pleader.

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Sri Ramana Maharshi's Teaching (2)

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Sri Ramana Maharshi's Teaching (1)

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Comment by Sukadev Bretz on February 25, 2009 at 9:17pm
Dear Katalin,
thank you for creating this wonderful group. Ramana Maharshi was one of the greatest Adwaitins of our time. I hold Ramana Maharshi in great esteem. He has been inspiring me since my Yoga beginnings.
Om Shanti, Sukadev
Comment by Kati Kalipriya Cato on February 25, 2009 at 11:50pm
Ramana maharshi - Bhagavan's Life Story
Comment by Kati Kalipriya Cato on February 25, 2009 at 11:52pm
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Comment by maryse on February 26, 2009 at 2:02pm
Thank you for the invite. I have always wanted to learn more about Sri Ramana Maharshi. I like reading and studying vedanta......what a great honor to see some of these videos. arigato
Comment by mjfaustino arsatelier on February 27, 2009 at 2:45am
Hello everyone! Thank you Katalin for the invite and the creation of this exceptional group.

I have never heard of Sri Ramana Maharshi. I looked around and watched the video inspite of the warning... :-)

Kind regards everyone! mjf
Comment by KARUNAMOY SUR on March 7, 2009 at 8:05pm
I pay my deep respect and homage to Sri Ramana Maharshi ji and also thank you for inviting me. May the Lord empower you with more energy so that you may proceed with your divine activities and propagate at an immense larger scale.

Karunamoy Sur.
Comment by Kati Kalipriya Cato on March 25, 2009 at 6:47pm
Comment by Kati Kalipriya Cato on March 25, 2009 at 6:48pm
Comment by Kati Kalipriya Cato on March 25, 2009 at 6:51pm

Comment by Kati Kalipriya Cato on April 12, 2009 at 9:22pm
Arunachala : The Spiritual Center of the world

Each of the spiritual centers of India has its own character and its own line of tradition; and among them all it is Tiruvannamalai (Arunachala) that represents the most direct, the most formless and the least ritualistic of paths, the path of Self-enquiry, whose gateway is silent initiation. This is expressed in the old Tamil saying: “To see Chidambaram, to be born at Tiruvarur, to die at Banaras or even to think of Arunachala is to be assured of Liberation.” “Even to think of” because in the case of the direct path physical contact is not necessary. Hence, it was no accident that the Maharshi made Tiruvannamalai and its sacred Arunachala Mountain his home.
When the Maharshi attained Self-realization through a swift, spontaneous act of Self-enquiry while yet a lad of sixteen, he left home and set out as a sadhu for Arunachala. He remained there for the duration of his life. At the time of his passing, more than fifty years after his arrival, a bright star was seen moving slowly across the sky and sinking behind the peak of the holy mountain. This was a clear indication not only of his devotion to Arunachala but also his Oneness with it. Through his compositions, his sayings and his life the importance of Arunachala as a spiritual center has once again risen to eminence. The Maharshi called Arunachala the spiritual Heart of the world. Aruna, which means ‘red, bright like fire’, does not signify the mere fire that gives off heat. Rather, it is Jnanagni, the Fire of Wisdom, which is neither hot nor cold. Achala signifies hill. Thus, Arunachala means the ‘Hill of Wisdom’


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