Ramana Maharshi and Lakshmi

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Lakshmi was one of Ramana Maharshi’s most devoted and enlightened devotees. What makes this story so special and interesting is that Lakshmi was no regular devotee. She was a cow. Continue reading “Ramana Maharshi and Lakshmi”

Gangaji – what do you want?

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What do you really want? Do you know? Could you possibly only think you do? Maybe thinking about it seems as a waste of time. There are so many responsibilities.  “It’s just pie in the sky.” Life dictates too many other obligations. Continue reading “Gangaji – what do you want?”

A Quick Look at the Story of Ramana Maharshi

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picture of Ramana Marharshi

 

Ramana Maharshi was born in 1879 as Venkataraman Iyer, in what is now Tiruchuli, Tamil Nadu, India.  After a near death experience and spiritual awakening in 1896, he had to sneak away from his family because they would not approve of him becoming a sannyasin – one whose life is marked by renunciation of material desires and who detaches from material life. He took a train to Tiruvannamalai and stayed in that area till the end of his life. Continue reading “A Quick Look at the Story of Ramana Maharshi”