Sunday, July 8, 2007

God becomes a child, and vice-versa

Mr. G. V. Subbaramiah, a devotee, has written some short poems, which are interesting. Some of them refer to a child. Sri Bhagavan said God becomes a child, and vice versa. That means that the samskaras are yet latent in the child and thus its innocence is complete. When they are eradicated even a grown up man becomes a child once again, and thus remains God.

The author said: The child creates the `home' atmosphere.

Sri Bhagavan: Yes. The children are always in the `home'. We too are there but are dreaming and imagining that we are outside the home.

Sri Bhagavan added: I have rendered the word `youth' (yuva) in Dakshinamurti Stotra by `child' (bala). This seems more appropriate. To be reborn is to become children over again. One must be reborn before gaining jnana, i.e., recovering the natural state.

~ Talk 414, Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi

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