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Paul Brunton: One Who Introduced Ramana Maharshi to the World


About Paul Brunton

  • Date of Birth: 21 October 1898
  • Place of Birth – London.
  • Parents – Anusuya and Sage Atri (According to Puranas).
  • State of Living? (Samadhi or Alive) – Samadhi on 27 July 1981.

Paul Brunton message to the world:

His teachings were combined with love and knowledge.

He always experienced the fact that genuine philosophy shows a man how to live.

Path of Enlightenment

Self-enquiry, the Jnana Yoga (Path of Knowledge) coupled with Bhakti Yoga (Path of Devotion).

How did Paul Brunton experience Enlightenment?

Like his guru Shri Ramana Maharshi, he followed the path of knowledge (Self-enquiry) coupled with devotion to the ultimate reality to experience the absolute reality within him.

Paul Brunton’s Guru Name:

Shri Ramana Maharshi.

Ramana Maharshi brief Introduction:

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Ramana Maharshi was an Indian Hindu sage and jivanmukta. He was born Venkataraman Iyer, but is most commonly known by the name Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. He was born in Tiruchuli, Tamil Nadu, India.

Paul Brunton’s Spiritual Practice:

After raoming around India he finally settles down at Ramanashram in Tiruvannamalai.

The place where he finds his guru Ramana Maharshi.

He was unaware of his relationship with Ramana Maharshi at first stage, later he realizes that he is his disciple.

Paul Brunton initially struggled to sit cross-legged and meditate.

Then gradually his physical body becomes flexible and able to meditate for long hours.

Based on his guru’s teachings of self-enquiry, he experienced the true bliss which the Hindu scriptures referred to as Sat-Chit-Ananda (Truth-Consciousness-Bliss).

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Paul Brunton Enlightenment Experience:

He used to follow the instructions from the guru Ramana.

One day when he comes to the evening where all the people were gathered and sit in front of Ramana. This was the usual way of Satsang.

He sat and closed his eyes after a while, he finds himself outside the rim of world consciousness. The planet which has so far harbored me disappears. He was in the midst of an ocean of blazing light.

He could feel rather than think. He knew that it was the primeval stuff out of which worlds are created. The very first state of matter.

It stretched away into untellable infinite space and yet incredibly alive.

He slowly opens his eyes and sees most of the disciples had left for the dinner a few hours had already passed.

But Ramana Maharshi was simply sitting gazing at the tree.

Source: A secret search in India by Paul Brunton.

Do check out his books for fascinating experiences he has had along his spiritual journey.

Prior to meeting Ramana Maharshi, Paul Brunton has had met Shankaracharya from Kamakoti Peetham.

Upon his suggestion, he gets clarity on who he has to meet next during his spiritual journey.

Shankaracharya of Kamakoti Peetham also promised that he will be satisfied with the presence of Ramana alone.

Brunton had a great reverence for Shankaracharya and even admitted the fact that he was equal to the stature of what Ramana was in his Spiritual heights.

Paul Brunton on Ramana Maharshi

Below is the Paul Brunton experience with Ramana Maharshi in his own words.

“Forty years have passed since I walked into his abode and saw the Maharshi half-reclining, half-sitting on a tigerskin-covered couch. After such a long period most memories of the past become somewhat faded if they do not lose their existence altogether. But I can truthfully declare that, in his case, nothing of the kind has happened. On the contrary, his face, expression, figure, and surroundings are as vivid now as they were then. What is even more important to me is that–at least during my daily periods of meditation–the feeling of his radiant presence is as actual and as immediate today as it was on that first day.

So powerful an impression could not have been made, nor continued through the numerous vicissitudes of an incarnation which has taken me around the world, if the Maharshi had been an ordinary yogi–much less an ordinary man. I have met dozens of yogis, in their Eastern and Western varieties, and many exceptional persons. Whatever status is assigned to him by his followers, or whatever indifference is shown to him by others, my own position is independent and unbiased. It is based upon our private talks in those early days when such things were still possible before fame brought crowds; upon observations of, and conversations with, those who were around him; upon his historical record; and finally upon my own personal experiences, whatever they are worth.

Upon all this evidence one fact is incontrovertibly clear–that he was a pure channel for a Higher Power. “

~ Paul Brunton

Source : https://www.paulbrunton.org/pb-on-ramana-maharshi.php

Here is a video glimpse of Yogananda Paramahansa meets Ramana Maharshi along with Paul Brunton.

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Foundation Details:

  • Foundation Name – Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation
  • Foundation Address – Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation 4936 NYS Route 414 Burdett, New York 14818 USA
  • Phone Number – 607-546-9342

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