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Agamas "This is the Direct Awareness of the Self, Graciously expounded to Guha by Ishvara Himself [Shiva], The foremost and first Lord, Seated as the Self in my heart." ~Ramana Maharshi --------------------------------- Witnessing of the Atman "Atma Sakshatkara means, "witnessing of the Atman", or Self-realization, and is the name of the chapter within the jnana pada(knowledge section) of the Sarvajnanottara Agama, an obscure Upagama(subsidiary Agama) text. The sublime non-dual teaching of this text is in the form of a dialogue between Shiva and Guha(Kartikeya Murugan) where Lord Shiva is the Supreme Guru and Guha is the Disciple. The text was discovered by Sri Ramana Maharshi, who translated the chapter titled Atma Sakshatkara into Tamil sometime in the early 20th century, and also composed the introductory benediction verse. The English translation of that chapter is translated by Dr. H. Ramamurthy."
Key pointers for meditation extracted from this series of Q&A's. https://realization.org/p/annamalai-swami/annamalai.talks.html The simplicity of how the Swami expresses the nature of this practice is gold. And for my brethren of a more Buddhist persuasion, that particular YouTube channel is a veritable gold mine. Jewels upon jewels, diamonds in the rough.
Diagram found on the albigen network. It's characterized as "a synopsis of states of consciousness and realization", and is aligned with Ramana Maharshi's commentary on the experience of Samadhi. Thought I'd share, along with some pertinent commentary by, Sri Sadhu Om. Mind in Sleep Kevala Nirvikalpa Samadhi Sahaja Nirvikalpa Samadhi 1. Mind alive 1. Mind alive 1. Mind dead 2. Sunk in oblivion 2. Sunk in Light 2. Resolved into the Self 3. Like a bucket tied to a 3. Like a river discharged rope and left lying in the into the ocean and its water in a well identity lost. 4. to be drawn out by the 4. A river cannot be other end of the rope redirected from the ocean
Tibetan_Ice posted a topic in General DiscussionIt seems that CN Norbu's latest book called "The Marvelous Primordial State" contains a quote from Ramana Maharashi, and the Dzogchen community over at VajraCackra are objecting, especially Malcolm, who runs that forum. http://www.vajracakra.com/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=1086&start=20 Here is the quote: And here is what Malcolm is saying: Then Malcolm claims that there is no "abiding" in Dzogchen and proceeds to pick apart the subtlest distinctions in the term "abiding" despite the fact that many Buddhist writings use the terminology "abiding in Rigpa". See for yourself: https://www.google.ca/search?q=abiding+in+rigpa&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&rlz=&gws_rd=cr&ei=9LNHUpSZGMHTqgH8tIHgBw Anyway, I find some truth with "FlyBoy216's comment on page 8 of the thread: In a way, it is ludicrous that Malcolm claims that Ramana Maharshi was not a Dzogchen master, because, unless a person is themselves at the level of Ramana Maharshi, he has no basis with which to pass judgment, and I seriously doubt that Malcolm has realized half of what Ramana realized (see- I can play that game too, who am I to assess Malcolm's realization?). And who says that in order to be a Dzogchen Master you have to write Dzogchen books or teach Dzogchen practices? Scholars judging practitioners and realized beings always leaves a bad taste in my mouth. If CN Norbu can publish books containing material which is not pure Dzogchen, and Malcolm blames the editors and translators for this faux pas, doesn't the book lose some credibility? I mean, didn't Norbu approve all the was written in the book? Didn't Norbu have final say? Didn't Norbu see the final copy? What else is there in that book that was not approved by Norbu? TI