From Eight Stanzas to Sri Arunachala
“2. ‘Who is the seer?’ When I sought within, I watched the disappearance of the seer and what survived him. No thought of ‘I saw’ arose; how then could the thought ‘I did not see’ arise? Who has the power to convey this in word when even Thou (appearing as Dakshinamurti) couldst do so in ancient days by silence only? Only to convey by silence Thy (transcendent) state Thou standest as a hil, shining from heaven to earth.” ~ The Collected Works of Sri Ramana Maharshi
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