Peas in a Pod

The eyes are the same, don’t you think?

Both these guys realized the Self spontaneously as children, and both were spending a lot of time absorbed in the Self when these pictures were taken.

The guy on the left grew up to be Ramana Maharshi, who said that nirvikalpa samadhi can’t bring about Self-realization. Maybe not, but it seems to do something to the eyes.

He said the only practice that can bring about Self-realization is holding the mind in the Heart.

The guy on the right grew up to be Shiva Bala Yogi, who is said to have stayed in samadhi for 20 hours a day for 12 years.

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