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Spiritual Stories

Spiritual Stories

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From Maharishi Ramana's lips.
From Maharishi Ramana's lips.

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PIRITUAL 
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 TORIES
AS
 
 TOLD
 
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©Sri RamanasramamTiruvannamalaiFifth edition 1999 - 1000 copiesSixth (revised) edition 2001 - 2000 copiesCC No: 1058ISBN: 81-88018-35-X Price: Rs.
Published by 
V. S. RAMANANPresident, Board of TrusteesSRI RAMANASRAMAMTiruvannamalai 606 603S. IndiaTypeset at:Sri RamanasramamOffset by:Kartik Offset PrintersMadras - 600 015
 
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The mind seeks to define the infinite. In doing so it hasused its own resources to bring down Supreme Truth in a simpleand yet potent language. Scattered throughout the religiousscriptures of India, parables and stories abound, weaving acolourful thread around the most profound spiritual truths of mankind. Handed down from parent to child these religioustreasures of India remain a relevant force today.Sivaprakasam Pillai, one of the earliest devotees to recognisethe spiritual greatness of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi,commented “Sri Ramana Bhagavan has attained the state of 
Brahman
without knowing the word
Brahman
.” For it was notuntil years later, that books were brought to Sri Bhagavan by devotees, describing the very state he himself had intuitively experienced. With his pure and retentive memory, he retainedthe essence of all these books at a glance, and brought forth at amoment’s notice, the perfect story or parable suitable to theoccasion. In Sri Ramana’s own words the beauty and wisdomcontained in such stories are made ever more beautiful and theessence made even clearer.Sri Bhagavan would not only tell the story but would actout the part to the delight of his devotees. If the story wasparticularly moving, tears would flow freely from his eyes. “Such was the attraction of these stories”, Kunju Swami related, “that when we heard Sri Bhagavan beginning a story, even if we hadheard it numerous times before, we would literally stop whatever we were doing and run to his side to hear it again!” S. S. Cohenin
Guru Ramana
relates, “Bhagavan was reciting from memory a poem of a Vaishnava Saint, in which occurred the words,‘Fold me in Thy embrace, O Lord’, whereupon the arms of 

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