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

Sujal Upadhyay sujal.u at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 03:16:20 CDT 2016


What Bhaskar ji says is true. He didnt belong to any traditional
sampradAya. General way of spiritual progress is first comes flowers, then
fruits, but in Maharshi's case, it was opposite, fruit (of Atma GYAna) came
first, then came flowers (of meditation, tapa). Maharshi needed to
permanently abide in his true Self i.e. sahaj samAdhi. Maharshi was

On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 1:11 PM, Bhaskar YR via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> praNAms
> Hare Krishna
> Oh I meant that I was only provisionally accepting Kripa ji's view that
> Ramana Maharishi did not belong to a sampradAya for the sake of argument. I
> do not believe that to be the case.
> >  But I want to be true to myself here.  It is quite evident that, when
> we go by the strict norms of orthodox saMpradAya and its avichhinna
> guru-shishya paraMpara, ramaNa did not belong to any of the bonafide
> saMpradAya, as I said he can be considered as mahatma from atyAshrami.  But
> it does not make him an official representative of any  sAmpradAya and
> Acharya or saMnyAsi of an orthodox tradition.  Fact remains, atleast in my
> opinion, based on his biography and teaching that bhagavAN ramaNa  maharshi
> was a brahmanishTa jnAni but not shrOtreeya in traditional sense.  And he
> was not a traditional dashanAmi sanyasi but it hardly a matter of concern
> to this 'sage'.
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar

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