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In his humble teaching room, Ramakrishna would ask young Naren to read aloud the scriptural passages which define Bramhan the Absolute. He would not ask the other disciples to do this. The others stayed engrossed in another path of learning. Naren would refuse. The Guru would plead "Please Naren! Please read a little of the texts to me. I desire to hear them. You need not pay attention to the text." Yes, in that sense Naren would read to the Guru. As he read, Naren lost himself in the reading of Chapter 3.14.1, “All this is Him - what you can perceive and what you cannot perceive, what you know, and what you will know; these heaven-worlds, this mortal life, the Vedas and what are not the Vedas, the beginning and what is not the beginning, all this is Him”. As Naren would switch to Mandukya Upanishad, slokha 2, he would read “The soul is Him, the gods are Him, the universe is Him, truth is Him, and everything is Him. Nothing but Him. Who realizes this, attains the highest. He becomes free from the deceptions of the senses and the intellect. He sees nothing but Brahman. To him Brahman has become all in everything. As a snake discards its old skin, so does he throw off all limitations and himself becomes the shining One.” Then the texts of Brihad Arayanka Upanishad, 4.4.7 “He himself has become Brahman”, he would conclude with Mundaka Upanishad 3.2.9.

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