A note relevant to the previous post about going naked before God.
Some think there is a geat distance between Bhakta and Jnana. Only in the outward form. Though Robert is called a Jnani even in the Ramana Ashram, remember his famous story of meeting Ramana. I don't know whether it occurred when he first met him, or later when walking around Arunachala.
Robert said this story with great passion. I was there at this Satsang. He was electric. He sat on the edge of his chair perched somewhat forward and looked upwards and into the distance, as if he were again seeing Ramana.
He said Ramana and a group of people walked towards him and suddenly he felt complete surrender and devotion. He felt utter humility and wanted nothing more than to touch the guru's feet and surrender.
He said he took off all of his clothes and dropped at Ramana's feet, totally surrendered. Totally loving and devoted.
At this point Robert said, "This is how you have to be," as if the story was self-explanatory as to the need for surrender.
Ramana supposedly either grabbed him or told him to arise, I don't remember the story exactly and said, "I have been waiting for you." I'll bet Ramana did not specifically mean Robert, but he had been waiting for any of the devotees that showed such devotion and surrender, because these people, these devotees already were close to God and felt the ecstasies of being with the infinite.