Sunday, August 26, 2007

Your firm conviction brought you here ...

The extraordinary, more than mother-like compassion of Ramana is there. Why doubt it? As long as the source of the "I" is not discovered the mind does not give up so easily and keeps doubting. One may refer to the conversation which Cohen had with Ramana. Cohen had resigned his job in Bombay and built himself a cottage next to the ashram. However, on the day of the housewarming he prayed to Ramana that he should ensure his reaching the goal. Ramana gazed silently on the calm waters of the pond nearby and replied, "Your firm conviction brought you here, where is the room for doubt?" What an assurance to him and to all disciples and devotees!

~ A. R. Natarajan, Timeless in Time

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