Monday, March 27, 2017

Guru can only guide, the seeker has to seek self-realization; no one could give self-realization to another - Ramana Maharishi

An extract from the book, A SADHU’S REMINISCENCES OF RAMANA MAHARSHI, By SADHU ARUNACHALA (Major A. W. Chadwick), ebook available here:
http://www.jainlibrary.org/elib_master/jlib/007501_book_english_41/Sadhus_Reminiscences_of_Raman_Maharshi_007606_std.pdf, is given below. It is from Page 13 of the ebook. Note that in the extract, He refers to Ramana Maharishi.

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He never preached or laid down the law, but always concentrated on turning the seeker back on himself and pointing out to him that it was entirely up to him, the Guru could only indicate and guide, for no one could give Self-realization to another.
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[I thank the author - Sadhu Arunachala (Major Chadwick) - & publishers of above mentioned book, A SADHU’S REMINISCENCES OF RAMANA MAHARSHI, and jainlibrary.org, and have presumed that they (and their heirs) will not have any objections to me sharing the above short extract from their book on this post which is freely viewable by all, and does not have any financial profit motive whatsoever.]

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