CONVERSATION ABOUT RAMANA
SE: You were with Ramana for two years.
SE: And how long was it after, before you really got what he was teaching you?
R: Well I didn't go there to be taught, I actually went there just to see him. I had everything before that, whatever it is. I was there two years before he died.
SD: Did you stay there for the whole two years?
R: No. I went back and forth because he was very sick, he could hardly walk. SD: And you couldn't stand to see that?
R: No. I was able to have an audience with him twice.
SD: How was it being in his presence.
SD: I mean, did you feel elevated, did you feel like you'd known him all your life, did you identify with him or were you in awe of him?
R: Well if you recall the story, I used to see him when I was a baby in my crib and then I saw his picture in a book and then I went to India.
SD: So you'd known him all your life?
R: Just about.
SK: Does he ever come to you taking on that same visible form? In dreaming or...
R: Lots of times.
SG: How old were you when you went to India?
SG: A young age to be traveling in India.
R: I know. (
SL: Bet you were wild.) (laughter)
SK: And that was a wild time about nineteen forty what?
- Robert Adams, Collected Works, Ts 12