[Advaita-l] Ramana's method
Venkata sriram P
venkatasriramp at yahoo.in
Wed Oct 10 02:06:47 CDT 2012
சும்மா இரு (Be quiet)
The devotee was none other than Tinnai Swami.
Vicinity of great saints itself is a great sAdhana. We don't know how the spiritual instructions are imparted by them which depends upon the disciple's receptivity.
The Totakacharya, a dull student, was blessed by Sankara with just a thought !
And lo ! he became a great acharya and composed Totakashtaka.
Similarly, the spiritual instructions of Bhagavan varied from disciple to disciple which depended upon the maturity of them. A certan devotee was asked by Bhagavan to
chant the mantra *om namo bhagavate ramanaya*.
Among the methods of deekSa, there is a method of *drik deekSa* which is sufficient to make the disciple a full fledged yogi.
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