[Advaita-l] Ramana Maharshi - Advaitin or Neo Advaitin?

R Krishnamoorthy srirudra at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 07:06:22 CDT 2016

Dear to
Bhagwan Sri Ramana Maharishi always left it to the devotee to find out for
himself the truth. He insisted on self enquiry. We have instances that the
persons including foreigners used to get their doubts cleared just by
sitting in His presence. He was a realised soul. He could effortlessly
grasp the sayings of the upanishads. So nothing to wonder how he speaks on
Gita etc. He was very simple to approach but great like the Himalayas.You
can read the book of His life by Sri Paul Brunton.
R. Krishnamoorthy.
On 19 Sep 2016 17:11, "Bhaskar YR via Advaita-l" <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> praNAms
> Hare Krishna
> Please forgive me for my ignorance. I had this long standing doubt about
> Ramana. I believed that Ramana taught Advaita all along thanks to the
> popular opinion. However I later realized that he was unacquainted with the
> scriptures.
> >  traditionalists who are familiar with Sri ramaNa's teaching would say
> he has completed these formalities ( like shAstrAdhyayana, shravaNAdi
> sAdhana etc.) in his previous janma/s so no need for him to start it
> again.  Rishi vAmadeva realized the truth in his mother's womb and it is
> because of his previous janma's saMskAra...justification for not reading
> the scriptures in this janma would go like this.
>  Further, he apparently learnt from the hill which he considered as Shiva.
> Isn't this dogmaā€ˇtic and a deviation from the tradition?
> >  for that matter guru dattatreya had 24 guru-s and all of them were not
> shrOtriya and brahmanishTa vedAntins as you know, mara (tree) sometimes
> lead to rAma as in the case of vAlmeeki  :-)
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar
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