Sunday, May 27, 2012
Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi
Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, the Sage of Arunachala, was a famous Indian sage who was renowned for the fullness of his self-realization, and for the feelings of deep peace that visitors experienced in his presence. Many seekers of Truth were attracted by his magnetic presence and were influence by his divine and silent gaze that bestowed the peace and tranquility to the visitors. Sri Ramana Maharshi came the holy hill of Arunchala after his spontaneous self-realisation at the age of 16 and spent all his adult life at this holy place. He answered questions for hours every day, but never considered himself to be anyone's guru. He maintained that his most effective teaching was conveyed through his silence.
He was born on December 30, 1879 in a village called Tirucculi about 30 miles south of Madurai in Tamilnadu. His parents named him Venkataraman. His father died when he was twelve, and he went to live with his uncle in Madurai. At age 16, he experiance a strage death like experiance and became spontaneously self-realized. Six weeks later he left family and came to the holy hill of Arunachala where he remained for the rest of his life.
At Arunacha he spent many year in silence and used to spend all his time in Samadhi. When he began speaking again, people came to ask him questions, and he soon acquired a reputation as a sage. In 1907, when he was 28, one of his devotees named him as Sri Ramana Maharshi. He died of cancer in 1950 at the age of 70.
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