….channelling Grace and others……….August 27, 2010
“I only know that a steady river of quietness seems to be flowing near me, that a great peace is penetrating the inner reaches of my being, and that my thought-tortured brain is beginning to arrive at some rest” – Paul Brunton on meeting Ramana Maharshi
Ramana was a silent Teacher, if there was one. It would be more appropriate to call him the Silent One, for teaching denotes duality, the teacherand taught, while Ramana was, as a devotee wrote, “the Pure Non-Dual Essence”. His most direct and profound teaching was transmitted in silence.
I have not said that a Guru is not necessary. But a Guru need not always be in human form. First a person thinks that he is an inferior and that there is a superior, all-knowing, all powerful God who controls his own and the world’s destiny and worships him or does Bhakti. When he reaches a certain stage and becomes fit for enlightenment, the same God whom he was worshipping comes as Guru and leads him on. That Guru comes only to tell him that ‘God is within yourself. Dive within and realize.’ God, Guru and the Self are the same. ~ Ramana Maharshi
Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind ~ James Russell Lowell
Books That Have Led me to the Gee-You-Are-You Within
“Honey and Dust”, “All Kinds of Magic” – Piers Moore Ede
“The Three Marriages: Reimagining Work, Self and Relationship” – David Whyte
and the book that I reference at the beginning of this magical mystical carpet blogride in October 2009, “The Art of Racing in the Rain” – Garth Stein.
“When heart speaks to heart, what need is there for words?”
~ Ramana Maharshi
This is the violet hour, the hour of hush and wonder, when the affections glow again and valor is reborn, when the shadows deepen magically along the edge of the forest and we believe that, if we watch carefully, at any moment we may see the unicorn. Bernard de Voto – “The Hour”
Coming Attraction: The Greek Silenus