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Ramana Maharshi => The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi => Topic started by: srkudai on September 20, 2011, 05:35:34 PM

Title: A Story
Post by: srkudai on September 20, 2011, 05:35:34 PM
This is a story I heard from Swami Tattvavidananda Saraswati ji.

Once Siva and Parvati were on their world tour and they see Sanatakumara seated in a small hut. Parvati immediately notices the splendor and the grace with which he was conducting. She asks Siva and in reply Siva tells her that he is a Great Jnani. Mother immediately says that we will go and give him some boon. Siva tells her "See, he is a Jnani. He does not care whether you go to him or not. He is totally unattached and treats everything as unreal. Its a waste of time". Still she goes to him and says "My son! I am really impressed by your Jnana. Siva himself calls you a Jnani. Please seek some boon". Santakumara says "Mother, I have nothing to ask. Thank you for the offer".
But Parvati does not agree. In order to please her, he says "Mother, please grant that this needle , when I stich my shirt, should pass from one side to the other". She was a little perplexed and says "Thats not a wish. Ask something else". He looks up and says "Mother please bless that the sun should set in another 6 hours". Mother gets angry "You seem to be really proud!"

Sanatakumara says "Mother, its not pride, its actually lack of ego. I am just not able to think of anything else. I need nothing".

She says "Ok, since you do not seek a boon, ill give you a curse... You seem very proud , may you become a camel"
And so he becomes a camel.

A couple of years later, Siva and Parvati were passing by the same route when she sees the camel roaming about in the same premises. She goes to Santakumara and says "Child, I think you have had enough of this camel life, I'll now convert you back to your human form"

Sanata kumara says "Mother, Thank you for the offer, but this upadhi [form] seems to be very comfortable. Earlier, I had to cook food, now I can eat any leaves here and there. Earleir I had to wear some dress, now I am fine without it. This is very comfortable, please allow me to continue thus"
Title: Re: A Story
Post by: eranilkumarsinha on September 21, 2011, 07:00:54 PM
Dear Sri Udai Shankar,

Yes, this is a nice spiritual story. One who is abiding in the State of egolessness, and is therefore immersed in the Bliss of the Atma-Swarupa, cannot be persuaded to enjoy the pleasure of boons which imply a movement and reflection away from one’s Blissful Natural State.

Please keep on posting such nice spiritual stories which are full of wisdom.

Thank You,
Title: Re: A Story
Post by: eranilkumarsinha on September 22, 2011, 09:44:54 AM
Dear Udai Ji,

Yes, sir, yes. Sri Sanata Kumara and Sri Bhagwan are the Self. Self is the only True Life. Hence, we would certainly do rather well for ourselves if we follow not only His Teaching but make a conscious effort to emulate His conduct as far as possible in our daily lives as well.

Thank You,
Title: Re: A Story
Post by: Subramanian.R on September 22, 2011, 03:53:58 PM

Once Sri Bhagavan forgot to wash His towel and codpiece, after bath.
Viswanatha Swami quietly went to the bathroom and washed the
clothes and dried them up.  Sri Bhagavan came to know that and then
told Viswanatha Swami: "Viswanatha, tomorrow you should give your
dhoti and towel to me. And I would like to wash them myself."

Once when Sri Bhagavan was about to get up from sofa [for a stroll
on the Hill], there was no one else, some unknown visitor came and
asked for the tiger's skin. Sri Bhagavan said: Alright, you take it.
The man quietly went with the tiger skin and was about to leave the
Asramam gate. Someone found it out, pulled back the tiger skin and
placed it back on the sofa, after giving a thrash to the visitor.  Soon
Sri Bhagavan returned from the stroll. The devotee asked Him: Bhagavan,
"someone was taking away the tiger skin. He says, You have given it.
Is it so?"

Sri Bhagavan smiled and said: "Yes, someone gave the skin a long time
back. Today someone wanted it. I had given it! What is there? If someone
possesses a thing which is eagerly wanted by another, then even such
a possession is greed."

No one can be as unique as Sri Bhagavan.

Arunachala Siva.

Arunachala Siva.