Monday, July 13, 2009
Ramana Maharshi was one of India's greatest Spiritual Teachers of the Twentieth Century. Ramana Maharshi was born on December 30, 1879 in a village called Tirucculi about 30 miles south of Madurai in southern India. At an early age he had a profound experience in which he became acutely aware of the mortality of the body. This led on to a profound insight that He was not the Body, but spirit. After this experience he became absorbed in deep meditations, in which he began to experience his real self, which transcended ego.
With a glimpse of this higher consciousness Ramana lost interest in worldly life and travelled to the holy Mountain of Arunachala Here he spent several years meditating alone at the foot of the mountain, but gradually many seekers became attracted to the his divine personality and aura of peace and thus an ashram was built on the slopes of Arunachala, which continues today.
Ramana Maharshi taught seekers to silence the mind and try and discover the source of their thoughts. He taught the goal was to try and reach beyond their ego bound state and answer the question “Who am I?” In the beginning this is a difficult task but eventually the power of the ego will be diminished by the power of the heart.
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