31 May 2009

Who is the Guru - interview with V.Ganesan

V. Ganesan grew up till the age of fourteen in the presence of his great uncle, Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. After the mahanirvana of Bhagavan in 1950, Ganesan went on to get a Master’s Degree in Philosophy. After his return to Arunachala, he was able to absorb reminiscences of Bhagavan that had never been recorded before. In addition to this, his close contacts with saints, sages and seers like Yogi Ramsuratkumar, Nisargadatta Maharaj and J. Krishnamurti, helped him to deepen and widen his understanding of the essence of Bhagavan’s Teachings.

In the following interview V. Ganesan is asked:

“It appears essential to meet a guru and stay with that guru. Who is the guru? What is the guru's role? How to recognise a true guru?”

His reply starts: “I am is the Guru, only Guru, because he is the only permanent Truth. All other Gurus are imaginations.”

Click on this link to watch and listen to his response to: 'Who is the Guru?'


Anonymous said...

I am sorry for the off-topic comment, Any updates on the Railway station?

Meenakshi Ammal said...

Spoke with the Station Master last month -- he said the earliest date for work completion and resumption of service at Tiruvannamalai is the end of 2009 - BUT perhaps later.

In the meantime for rail travel closest to Tiruvannamalai, you can travel to Katpadi and from there take either a bus or taxi to Tiruvannamalai.

Tiruvannamalai Booking Office remains open throughout rail works and renovations - thus one can visit the station and book tickets for Indian Rail.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update. End of the year is quite a turn off.
I wish the Mountain Town is connected by Rail sooner than later.