The following are the "last" words of the fully-realized Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi on Friday April 14, 1950:
"They say that I am dying, but i am not going away. Where could i go? I am here." 1
When his devotees complained that he was abandoning them, he replied:
"You attach too much importance to the body"2
"The Guru is not in the physical form. So contact will remain even after his physical form vanishes." 3
Sri Bhagavan declared that one who has obtained the grace of Guru would never be abandoned.
Sri Bhagavan is here.
Two long month ago, on August 18th Sri Bhagavan spoke:
"You are and always were ONE with Me. You are me."
"Forget being my devoteei.
Forget pleading and weeping and finding a new excuse or avenue for suffering.
There is nothing you can give me. Nothing.
Just sit still and enjoy my love, my devotioni to you.
Enjoy how I love you, and do nothing else."
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (NM) was told by his guru, Sri Siddharameshwar Maharaj, "You are myself". NM believed his guru's words, and was realized in 3 years.
What was spoken on August 18th is being realized today. I touch myself and i touch you. Yesterday we were the flower and the scent, today we are the flower.
"The Buddha twirled a flower and Kashyap smiled."
Just the flower. The Guru-Disciple are One flower. One mind, One soul.
The Guru-disciple is the sound of one hand clapping ... is how a coin with only one side looks ...
As the delusion of the wall between Guru and Disciple crumbles i see that the entire universe is the sound of one hand clapping.
Creation is a coin with only one side. There can only be one hand.
Let me share a few appropriate words spoken by Sri Nisargadatta to a visitor.
"Isvaro gururatmeti" (The Self is the God and Guru). A person seeks happiness and learns that
God alone can make one happy. He prays to God and worships Him. God hears his prayers, and responds by appearing in human shape as a Master in order to speak the language of the devotee and
make him understand the Reality. The Master is thus God manifest as human being. He gives out His experience so that the seeker might also gain it. His experience is to abide as the Self. The Self is within. God, Master and the Self are therefore seeming stages in the Realisation of the Truth.