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Monday, July 30, 2012
The final Monday of the Shravan month.
Interesting weekend - as I took a long plane ride to the east coast to attend a wedding.
And I continued reading FACE TO FACE WITH SRI RAMAN MAHARISHI - Enchanting and Uplifing Reminiscences of 160 persons.
And I came across this - page 68
Once someone enquired of Bhagavan as to what he would request if Lord Shiva appeared before him on His bull prompting him to ask for a boon. Bhagavan is reported to have said, "Do not try to deceive me. He has no form. I don't want to be tempted by your questions. He is the formless Self in all"
And I wondered - that period when Bhagavan went into deep meditation. What really happened?
What was his consciousness doing?
Was he just blissful in his consciousness and chose to shut out the world?
Or was he still seeking?
I would love to find out.
And I actually emailed the ashram a while back - if they had a recording of his voice.
So going back to the form...
If he is the formless, and I hold onto the form.
So who is the SHIVA with the matted hair, and with the trishul?
What does Bhagavan know that he called Shiva as formless.
So to be formless is to be God?
And...I ...and you, and everyone carries Shiva with themselves?
And why is Jesus Christ so popular then? Or Krishna for that matter?
And doesn't that give me a chip over my shoulder to be carrying Shiva with me.
And I dwelt on SHIVA being part of everything.
The world - being Shivness
And - as Bhagavan has said - The eyes would never know what it looked like, but for the mirror.
The consciousness would never know what it looked like, but for the world. The world is the mirror for the consciousness. And I haven't digested that. How did Bhagavan gain these insights - by deep meditation alone? When did he really read all those books, Vivekachudamani etc. if he held a mehfil every single day?
But we look at the mirror and think that the mirror is true and everything else is false.
Welcome to the spirituality blog
This blog is an offshoot of a website that I had conceived as a result of the spiritual grace and resultant inspiration during Shivaratri Y2K (http://www.jyotirlinga.com) on the joy of Shiva Bhakti and my quest for spiritual progress. Not finding the time (yep, bad excuse!), this blog suits me fine in quickly adding content... my spiritual forays and thoughts - helps log them too. My spiritual journey started with Hinduism and it's simple stories/ teachings as far back as when I was a 2nd grader, with Lord Shiva and has now found convergence with Advaitism / Duality. The Advaitism gurus like Bhagwan Ramana Maharishi, Nisargadatta Maharaj; they have provided that spiritual boost of energy in many lagging moments and have tremendously influenced me ... little baby steps at a time... that will hopefully all lead upto a final crescendo. The merits of satsangh are many!
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