--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Vaj <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> 
> On Jul 26, 2006, at 10:41 AM, authfriend wrote:
> 
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Vaj <vajranatha@> wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> On Jul 26, 2006, at 12:55 AM, jim_flanegin wrote:
> >>
> > <snip>
> >
> >>> Perhaps you should just refer to Maharishi as His Holiness as you
> >>> do the Dalai Lama, since you are using equivalent terms anyway. Or
> >>> continue to refer to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi as Lord Shiva or Lord
> >>> Indra. Your choice...
> >>>
> >>
> >> In the case of the Dalai Lama, this name is conferred based on
> >> accomplishment and conferred by living Buddhas. It has a specific
> >> meaning.
> >>
> >
> > FWIW, it's fairly common for Indian teachers to refer
> > to their own masters as "His Holiness."
> >
> >
> >> In the case of Mahesh, "Maharishi" is an assumed name, as
> >> is "yogi".  These were never conferred by the Shankaracharya
> >> tradition he originally came from, nor are they indicative of
> >> accomplishment.
> >>
> >
> > What tradition conferred the title "Maharshi" on
> > Ramana Maharshi?
> 
> 
> A saint, a muni IIRC.
>

And Tatewalle Baba used to speak at MMY's ahsram. Matanada Mayi used to visit 
him. 
MMY's "pet" Shankaracharya was the one who presided over the 1957 celebration 
of 
Gurudev's birthday and HE acknowledged the title.







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