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Self, the Ever Existing Reality

Janaka was the King of Mithila. One afternoon, when he was taking rest, a messenger came and announced that the neighboring ruler has made an invasion into his kingdom. King Janaka got up and ordered mobilization of the troops and went to the border and faced the enemy. In the war that followed, Janaka was […]

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Self Knowledge

Most of us have acquired higher degrees by passing certain examinations.  The certificate issued by the Universities declares that we got specialization in the specific field we have chosen to study.  Now, after many years, assuming that I am going to sit in the same examination hall, I may not be able to answer the […]

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The Death Experience

Venkataraman was about 16 years then. Rather than studying lessons, he started contemplating on various aspects on spirituality. He used to stand before the image of Meenakshi temple at Madurai soliciting the grace of the Goddess. He happened to get the book ‘Periyapuranam’ that dealt with the devotion of 63 Tamil saints, Nayanmars. He was […]

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Power of Silence

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi seldom communicated in words and in his presence, the devotee never felt the need for a word. The spell of silence was overwhelmingly present before Maharshi. Before him, one could feel the power of silence as if it was a solid substance. Kunju Swamy said that it was like a Dhara, […]