Re: no effort is doomed [be aware of false gurus]
- View Source--- In email@example.com, "texasbg2000" <Bigbobgraham@a...> wrote:
> > > From "Who Am I?" by Sri Ramana Maharshi from The Collected WorksI am learning from everyone
> > > Ramanashram)
> > >
> > > 1. Who am I.
> > >
> > > The gross body which is composed of the seven humours, I am
> > > the five cognitive sense organs, viz. the senses of hearing,
> > > sight, taste, and smell, which apprehend their respective
> > > viz. sound, touch, colour, taste, and odour, I am not; the five
> > > conative sense organs, viz. the organs of speech, locomotion,
> > > grasping, excretion and procreation, which have as their
> > > functions, speaking, moving, grasping, excreting and enjoying, I
> > > not; the five vital airs, prana, etc., which perform
> > > the functionns of in-breathing, etc., I am not; even the mind
> > > thinks, I am not; the nescience too, which is endowed only with
> > > residual impressions of objects, and in which there are no
> > > and not functionings, I am not.
> > >
> > > 2. If I am none of these, then who am I?
> > >
> > > After negating all of the above mentioned as 'not
> Hi Karta:
> I think it is a worthwhile distinction to make.
> > I was pondering on, that it is harmful
> > to stop the vichara premature and relax
> > into a stance of guru-dom etc
> I see. Yes, the abidance is the beautiful part of life. No reason
> to stop it.
> > [still on the page with Ganagak and
> > deluded guru-doms]
> > as for me was made clear, that for her
> > the MOST important thing is to be
> > ACKNOWLEDGED and not to
> > contribute
> > and I feel bad that she is not
> > posting anymore her wisdom and
> > undertsanding
> We all have things to learn. I have been recently thinking of the
> group dynamic and how it is nice to have people around who can help
> with understanding. What I mean is that in a group, roles are
> assumed in relationship to other roles. The roles shift from person
> to person sometimes.
> The teacher becomes the student or the "far thinker" needs to be
> brought up short by the academician. The calm one and the agitated
> one, the experienced and in...well anyway.
> Refusal to change roles is a little irritating to me. But people can
> do as they wish.
and wish the wise ones to post
and I wish I woundn't bump into the
> Bobby G.
> > love, Karta