Ramana Gita – Chapter 4 – Nature of Knowledge
Sri Ramana Gita – Chapter 4
Verse 1 and 2
Best of sages, which of these meditations, “I am Brahman”, “Brahman am I”, “I am all”, “All this is Brahman”, can be termed “knowledge“? Or is it different from all of these four concepts?
Bhagavan Ramana Muni, my preceptor, Guru, graciously listened to this question and replied thus.
There is no doubt that all of these meditations are merely conceptual. Abidance in one’s own pure state is “knowledge” according to the wise.
After hearing that doubt-dispelling reply of the guru, I questioned him again about another problem.
Lord of the sages, can Brahman be comprehended by thought? Please remove this doubt arising in my mind.
Hearing this question, friend of those who have taken refuge in him, showered me with his gracious glance and spoke thus.
If thought seeks to comprehend Brahman, which is one’s own Self, it loses its separate identity and becomes “That”.
Sri Ramana Gita
Recorded in Sanskrit by Sri Ganapati Muni in the model of Bhagavad~Gita.
Questions by: Great Disciples of Sri Ramana Maharshi Between the years 1913 and 1917
Commentary in Sanskrit : Sri Kapali Sastriar
Translation in English : Sri A. Natarajan