Re: The Mahatma:
Nov 11, 2000 07:51 AM
by Arthur E. Gregory
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Sherab Dorje" <sherab@w...>
> What a supremely beautiful devotional prayer to the Mahatma.
> Thank you for posting this. What tradition or secular origin is it
> attributed to?
I agree Sherab! The quote as I mentioned is from the
Yogavasistharamayana or as some call it the Maharamayana of
Yoga Vasistha. It is a classic philosophical work ranked very
highly with Vedantins and Sivaites. Sri Ramakrishna said of it: "It
is fried in the butter of knowledge and steeped in the honey of
You can acquire a copy of it from SUNY State University of New
York Press translated by Swam Venkatesananda.
I have another translation from India that is about five volumes. It
is well worth reading!!!!
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