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4. The Mother in the Life of the Ashram

Fragment ID: 19648

Someone told me that Ramana Maharshi lives on the overmental plane or that his realisation is on the same level as Shankara’s. How is it then that he is not aware of the arrival of the Divine, while others, for instance X ’s Guru, had this awareness?

I can’t say on what plane the Maharshi is, but his method is that of Adwaita Knowledge and Moksha – so there is no necessity for him to recognise the arrival of the Divine. X ’s Guru was a bhakta of the Divine Mother and believed in the dynamic side of existence, so it was quite natural for him to have the revelation of the coming of the Mother.

23 January 1936