Monday, April 21, 2008

Do not vainly argue through the reasoning power of the intellect, which ignores the Self and clings to the non-Self, that ‘reality exists’; ‘it doesn’t exist’; ‘it is form’; ‘it is formless’; ‘it is dual’; ‘it is non-dual’. Only the mauna that shines forever as the unfailing experience of being-consciousness-bliss is true religion.

~ from a forthcoming new translation of Guru Vachaka Kovai by Dr T. V. Venakatasubramanian, Robert Butler and David Godman


Nate K. said...


I have been reading through your various blogs and every time I read of Bhagavan or his few powerful words I've felt compelled to say something ... but I never have any words.

Perhaps that is a lesson in itself. Thank you for all of this and compiling the various stories and teachings.

ramanamayi said...

Dear Nate,

Thank you for your nice comment ... if you feel moved to say more, feel free to email me at

best wishes