‘Divinity, Here and Now’ : This is no catchy slogan. Unmindful of the present, the now, we oscillate between the past and future as mere playthings of time, of Karma. Ramana Maharshi exemplifies what it is to live naturally, giving each moment of one’s life full attention. What he taught was a simple and direct way to experience the unknown but limitless joy of an abundant life.
In June 1982, my dear friend V.Ganesan gently insisted that I should write the Editorials in the ‘Mountain Path’ from the July issue. There could be no greater honour. Yet I was hesitant for the torch bearers of the past two decades had been great spiritual giants: Arthur Osborne, Lucia Osborne, Viswanatha Swami and Prof.K.Swaminathan. Then love for Ramana and his way gave me the courage.
What an opportunity it has been! What a rare blessing! Fourteen editorials have come out so far. I say opportunity for, then, one is soaked in Ramana, the meaning of his words and thoughts about the path. The Endeavour has always been to rely on Ramana’s own words, exclusively to through light. The path of self-enquiry, for discovering the truth about oneself, is unique and Ramana’s guidance in treading this direct path has been constant and complete. His first spiritual ministration was his advice to his mother in 1898. The last, when he was in the body was in 1950. Almost every single word of his in this span of fifty two years has been presented. Such is the divine scheme. Ramana’s theme is that Self-Knowledge is easy and accessible to all. Only steadfast courage and vigilance is needed to tap the fountain of joy and within and to feel its overflow everywhere.
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