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yeah, thinking about it, India had a great tradition of saints. even in the last century, the steamship age, the space travel age. these are people who thought of nothing except God, uninterruptedly. even looking at pictures of them confers immense blessings.

dude (del), Tuesday, 21 September 2010 01:52 (thirteen years ago) link

1. He urged people who came to him to practice self-enquiry;
2. He directed people to look inward rather than seeking outside themselves for Realization. ("The true Bhagavan resides in your Heart as your true Self. This is who I truly am.");
3. He viewed all who came to him as the Self rather than as lesser beings. ("The jnani sees no one as an ajnani. All are only jnanis in his sight.");
4. He charged no money, and was adamant that no one ever ask for money (or anything else) in his name;
5. He never promoted or called attention to himself. Instead, Sri Ramana remained in one place for 54 years, offering spiritual guidance to anyone of any background who came to him, and asking nothing in return;
6. He considered humility to be the highest quality;
7. He said the deep sense of peace one felt around a jnani was the surest indicator of their spiritual state, that equality towards all was a true sign of liberation, and that what a true jnani did was always for others, not themselves.

dude (del), Tuesday, 21 September 2010 02:24 (thirteen years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Friday, 1 October 2010 23:01 (thirteen years ago) link

this is one of the first polls i've ever remembered to vote in

i wonder how the workshy teadrinkers will vote

yessir, i can't help but wonder...

dude (del), Saturday, 2 October 2010 03:22 (thirteen years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Saturday, 2 October 2010 23:01 (thirteen years ago) link

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