Monday, March 24, 2008

Once I cried and told the Maharshi that I knew nothing about Vedanta nor could I practice austerity, being a householder. I prayed to him to help me by showing me the Reality or the way to it. I also frankly told him that his method of self-enquiry was too hard for me.

He then graciously said, "You know Ulladu Narpadu [Truth in Forty Verses]. It imparts Pure Truth, deals with it and explains it. Go on reading it verse by verse. The words of the verses will in course of time vanish and Pure Truth (sat) alone wil shine, like the snake relinquishing its skin and coming out shining.

~ R. Narayana Iyer, Face to Face with Sri Ramana Maharshi

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