Brahmin’s Curse

“Have the best intention, but act in such a way not to win praise, but to incur blame. Resist the temptation to justify yourself even when you are just.”

Yogi’s Penance

This part is taken from Various Stories & Tales in “Spiritual Stories” as Told by Ramana Maharshi Bhagavan narrated the following story to illustrate the distinction between manolaya (stillness of mind) and manonasa (destruction of mind). A yogi was...

Tapo Bhrashta (Fallen from the State of Tapas)

This part is taken from Various Stories & Tales in “Spiritual Stories” as Told by Ramana Maharshi Nakkirar was doing┬átapas on the bank of a tirtha. A leaf fell down from the tree; half the leaf touched the water and the other half touched the ground....

The Immature Pot

when you identify yourself with the body as in jagrat you see gross objects; when in subtle body or in mental plane as in swapna, you see objects equally subtle; in the absence of identification as in sushupti you see nothing. The objects seen bear a relation to the state o

Bhakta Ekanath

A discussion in the hall centred on the story of Kulasekhara Alwar, which had appeared in the Vision magazine. During a Harikatha, Kulasekhara identifying himself so completely with the situation of the story, felt it his duty as a worshipper of Rama to at once hasten to Lanka and release Sita. He ran to the sea and entered it to cross over to Lanka, when Rama appeared with Sita and Lakshmana and showered His grace on him. This led others in the hall to remark, “Some Maratha saint also did a similar thing. He leaped up to the roof, I think.” Thereupon Sri Bhagavan related the story.