9 August 2013

Voice of Sri Ramana Maharshi



Many photographs and several videos were taken of Ramana Maharshi during his lifetime but there is no known recording of his voice. I’ve sometimes wondered what his voice would sound like and have noticed that even in narratives of devotees, the timbre and quality of his voice is rarely mentioned. In this regard, the following passage recounted by K.R.K. Murthi, perhaps explains the intentional absence of a recording of the voice of Ramana Maharshi:- 






‘With a view to recording Bhagavan’s voice, some devotees referred to the sound recording machines. Seeing that Bhagavan was favourably disposed towards them, they wanted to pursue the matter further and fix a date for recording the voice. At that moment Bhagavan said, “My real voice is silence. How can you record the same?”’ 

[From:Face to Face with Sri Ramana Maharshi, Page 324]

6 comments:

Divya said...

The real voice is silence - it is true, but how nice it would have been to hear his real voice!

@pique242 said...

I agree. How wonderful it would have been!!!

David Fiedler said...

Yes. But then, could we have become attached to Bhagavan's limited earthly manifestation and thereby distracted from our connection with his unlimited eternal presence? Of course, I got here because I searched to see if there was an audio recording, so I wish too to hear what that voice sounded like. Maybe best not to try to hold on to that which is ultimately ephemeral.

Unknown said...

He speaks from his eyes. Arunachalam shiva

Sanjay raghav said...

Hari Om

Dr Murali Nanjundan said...

Would have been so blissful to hear His soft and loving voice..But His loving grace through his pictures speak a thousand words...