Ramana Maharshi : His Still Self

Sri Ramana Maharshi (1895 – 1950 CE) was born in a Brahmin family in Tamil Nadu, and after some spontaneous mystical experiences, eventually moved while still a young man to the vicinity of the holy mountain of Arunachala. He remained there for the rest of his life, meditating and teaching. He himself had no teacher, but he is considered to have been supremely realised, some regarding him as an Avatar or divine incarnation.

In the court, Siva, though motionless,
before Shakti in stillness.

In Arunachala, with solemnity,
He stands.

She withdraws there
into His still Self.

Translation Ivan M. Granger

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