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Ramana Maharshi => The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi => Topic started by: Subramanian.R on December 25, 2008, 12:09:32 PM

Title: Miracles Do Happen
Post by: Subramanian.R on December 25, 2008, 12:09:32 PM
Mr. and Mrs. S, were visitors from Peru, South America.  They had
heard of the Maharshi and His greatness, of how He was accepted
by Arunachala, and how He and Arunachala are one.  To the couple,
Sri Maharshi's presence on the earth seemed the second coming of
the Christ Himself, so they had longed for years to meet this God-Man
once in their lives. (Oh. What a post on this Christmas day!)

They were too poor to find the money for their passage to India.  But
in their burning desire to see the God-Man in flesh and blood, they
laid each week a few coins out of their small wages, and in a few years
they had enough money to become deck-passengers without the
pleasant comfort and luxuries of the higher classes on the ship. So,
they sailed out for many months, and at last reached India and

The couple narrated their story to Bhagavan Ramana, all the privations
they had undergone to have a look at the Maharshi.  Bhagavan Ramana
was all kindness to them. He heard their story with great concern, and
then remarked:  "You need not have taken all the trouble.  You could
well have thought of me from where you were, and could have had
all the consolation of a personal visit." The couple could not easily
understand this remark of Bhagavan Ramana, nor did it give them
any consolation as they sat at His feet like Mary and Magadalene. 
Bhagavan Ramana did not want to disturb their pleasure, in being in
His immediate vicinity, and so He left them at that.

Later in the evening Bhagavan Ramana was enquiring about their
day to day life in Peru, and incidentally their talk turned to their
place of living.  The couple began picuturising the landscape of Peru
and were describing the sea coasst and the beach of their own town.

Just then Bhagavan Ramana remarked:

Is not the beach of your town paved with marble slabs, and are not
coconut palms planted in between?  Are there not marble benches
in rows facing the sea there?  Did you not often sit on the fifth of
those benchess with your wife?  This remark of Bhagavan Ramana
created great astonishment in the couple.  How could Bhagavan
who had never gone out of Tiruvannamalai, know so intimately such
minute details about their own place?

Bhagavan Ramana only smiled and remarked:  It does not matter
how I can tell.  Enough if you know that in the Self there is no

This confirmed in the minds of the couple that Bhagavan Ramana's
original statement that they could well have thought of Him, even
at their own home and so obtained His blessings!

(Source: At the feet of Bhagavan - Sri T.K. Sundaresa Iyer. Sri
Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai.)

Arunachala Siva.