This Chapter is Taken from The Book “Glimpses of The Life and Teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi” described by Frank H. Humphreys.
When people ask questions out of sheer curiosity he will remain a little while in concentration, and will say: “I have not received authority from God to answer this question.” Or he may reply: “You say, I, I want to know. Tell me who is that
I? Know first that I, and then you will know everything.”
But in the case of those seeking spiritual light, he is most able and willing to argue any point for the sake of explanation.
With both these men it is invariably the same. Unless already in the train of answering questions, they will never reply straight off but drop first into meditation.