Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 18 Jun 2017


Surgery without anesthesia?

Shri Karthik asked: Some have undergone surgery without anesthesia as in the case of Ramana Maharshi and a Buddhist monk. Please explain.

Swami replied: If your awareness gets detached from the body, this may be possible. But, I believe that it is not possible especially in the case of surgery, in which the nerves are also cut through which awareness flows. Awareness has to receive the pain in this case. This may be true in the case of issues related to external family bonds since family bonds are related to body and not the actual body. In these cases of surgery, such experience is only due to the power and grace of super awareness or God only.