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Sri Bhagavan's sister, Alamelu Ammal, known to Ashram devotees as Athai (aunt) and her husband, Sri Pitchu Iyer, took over the care of  the child Sri T.N.Venkataraman,   and brought him up with great affection. He, like Sri Bhagavan, was given the name of Venkataraman after Lord Venkateswara of Tirupati, the family deity. The shortened name Venkatoo, by which devotees addressed him, had come into vogue in childhood.
Alamelu and her husband Pitchu Iyer, unable to
leave the boy whom they were bringing up as their own
son, moved to Arunachala and assisted at the Ashram. As
there was a regulation that women could not stay in the
Ashram premises, after nightfall a separate house had to be
hired for their stay beyond the Ashram premises. After
some years, Pitchu Iyer was able to build a house in a
locality called Ramana Nagar. He had generous help from
Bhagavan's devotees to build the house.

She was usually quiet, non-interfering and sweet-tempered. She had a
profound devotion for Bhagavan and when he was ill
pleaded with him with tears in her eyes that he should
cure himself. Bhagavan said to her: "Don't be sorry, my
dear. What is to happen will happen. You leave your cares
to me and be peaceful."

      After Bhagavan's nirvana her health deteriorated and
she was confined to bed for six months. On 3 January
1953 she breathed her last with Bhagavan's nama on her
lips. There was an extraordinary glow on her face at the
time of her expiry.

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WHAT IS MORE AND WHAT IS LESS?

Bhagavan once remarked, 'I am only afraid of two devotees, Ramanatha Brahmachari and Mudaliar Patti.' Annamalai Swami commented that Bhagavan was unable to refuse any of their requests because they had so much love and devotion.

I suspect that it was Mudaliar Patti's irresistible love that somehow compelled Bhagavan to take extra food. When other people served him, he frequently told them off for putting too much on his plate.
The following story is typical of her approach to Bhagavan, and of Bhagavan's response to her: Mudaliar Patti, who used to feed Sri Bhagavan daily, always tried to serve more cooked rice to him by making a ball of rice and pressing it hard into a certain shape.

One day, Sri Bhagavan, noticing her trick, commented, 'She is very clever. She feels she could serve me more food through making it appear less. I know her trick!'
Bhagavan made gestures of her pressing the rice with her hands. Taking her cue, straight came Mudaliar Patti's reply : 'Bhagavan! What is more and what is less? There is nothing that is either big or small. Everything is only our bhavana [mental attitude]] She made similar gestures to the ones made by Bhagavan.
Bhagavan enjoyed the joke and remarked, 'See! See! How well she is giving me back my own teaching!'

- The Power of the Presence

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: May 04, 2013, 11:56:01 PM »
Bhagavan, Vennuammal,Rajalakshimi D/o Vennuammal, Echammal, T.N.Venkataraman, K.V.Mama

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Venuammal

VENUAMMAL was the youngest child born to Sri Arunachalam and Srimati Kalyani in 1888 in the Tamil Nadu village of Mandakolathur, which is about 35 kilometers from Tiruvannamalai. She was the youngest of five children – three brothers and one sister. Her elder sister was Echammal, the well-known devotee of Bhagavan who after the tragic death of her husband, son and daughter in quick succession took refuge in Bhagavan in 1906 and who prepared food for him daily for forty years.
Venuammal was about seven years younger than her sister Lakshmiammal (Echammal) and also had her own tragedies. She was married at the age of nine, had a daughter, Balakuchambal, at the age of fourteen and lost her husband at the age of fifteen. It is unthinkable now that at such a tender age so much domestic cares and responsibilities could be thrust upon such a young girl, but that was the ways of this ancient Indian culture for thousands of years. So at the age of fifteen in 1903 Venuammal was widowed with a one-year-old daughter.
She was fortunate in that she received help from her late husband’s family, her parents and her brothers in Mandakolathur. It is believed that she moved back to her home village after the death of her husband and remained there until sometime after her daughter was married.

Venuammal’s daughter Balakuchambal was ten years old in 1912 when she married Sri Ramasesha Iyer, who was a sincere devotee of Bhagavan. He was employed by the Revenue Department in Tiruvannamalai and in other towns of the North Arcot District. Echammal was already living in Tiruvannamalai and had devoted her life to the service of Bhagavan and his devotees. Venuammal at some point followed her daughter to Tiruvannamalai and naturally fell into the same stream of life that her sister was in and became a staunch devotee of the Master. She served the devotees much like her sister. When Bhagavan’s mother came to live him on the hill, she naturally gravitated towards her and served her diligently. Alagammal loved Venuammal so much that she used to tell others that she was like a daughter to her. Venuammal served her tirelessly during her last illness and was constantly by her side. Venuammal can be seen sitting with Alagammal in the 1920 photo below.
In October 1920, Venuammal was very happy when her daughter gave birth to her first child, Rajalakshmi. But her happiness was again derailed when her daughter Balakuchambal suddenly died two and half years later. On the day of the death of her daughter, Venuammal was completely devastated. She decided to go straight to Bhagavan to lay bare her grief. It was the year 1923 and the Ashram had already moved down the hill to its present location. Since it was night and dark she sought the company Jnanambal Patti who walked with her from the town down the dark road to Ramanasramam with the help of a kerosene hurricane lamp while the dead body of her daughter lay in her home. Reaching the Ashram at 11 P.M. Venuammal fell at Bhagavan’s feet weeping uncontrollably. Standing alongside Bhagavan was his younger brother, Niranjananda Swami. He expressed his displeasure that Venuammal came there at that time of night and fell at Bhagavan’s feet weeping about a purely worldly matter. To Niranjananda Swami’s comments Bhagavan asked him if it was his sister weeping here before them now under same circumstances would he speak to her like that?
Bhagavan shared Venuammal’s grief and consoled her by explaining that the purpose for which her daughter was born into this world was over and so she had to leave the world. Moreover Bhagavan said that only the body dies and not the Atman which is deathless. Deeply comforted by Bhagavan’s genuine concern, gracious words and love she returned home.
From that time on Venuammal took the full responsibility of raising her granddaughter, Rajalakshmi, who can be seen in the 1928 photo below. Rajalakshmi presently lives with her sons in Chennai, and even at her advanced age she is great source of inspiration to devotees. Inspiring details of her childhood and close association with Bhagavan was published in the April and October 2008 issues of the Mountain Path. In those articles we read of the special care and attention Bhagavan gave to Rajalakshmi. Certainly, in the same manner, Venuammal received Bhagavan’s love and attention, though not much has been recorded.

One recent proof of this was the discovery of a beautiful pencil-colored Sri Chakra drawn by Bhagavan for Venuammal, probably around the year 1920. She had it framed and worshipped it daily till in her old age she was unable to do so. At that point she passed it on to her grand daughter Rajalakshmi who continued its worship until she became aged. Rajalakshmi then gave it over to her eldest son Sri Lakshmikanthan Arunachalam, who kindly made it available to us by allowing the Ashram photographic archivist, Sri V.Karthik, to take it to his Chennai studio and have it professionally scanned. Please use the following Internet link to view this color copy of this sacred Sri Chakra: www.ashrama.org/images/sri-chakra/Venuammal continued to live in Tiruvannamalai even after Bhagavan’s Mahanirvana. When she became weak with age she moved in with Rajalakshmi in Chennai for sometime and ultimately breathed her last at the age of 77 at her brother Sri Janakirama Iyer’s house in Vilapakkam. It was the same place that Echammal’s ashes were brought after her passing.
Sri Janakirama Iyer was the father of Chellammal whom Echammal adopted and brought up in Tiruvannamalai and whom Bhagavan loved so much. There are many incidents written about her in the Ashram liturature. Echammal brought up Chellammal’s son, popularly known as K. V. Mama, under the same circumstances as Rajalakshmi. He is also seen in the above 1928 group photo.

from the Newsletters of Arunachala Ramana Ashramam

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Does Distance Matter?

AFTER the devotee departed, Bhagavan turned towards us and said: “People imagine that the devotees crowding around a Jnani get special favors from him. If a guru shows partiality, how can he be a Jnani? Is he so foolish as to be flattered by people’s attendance on him and the service they do? Does distance matter? The guru is pleased with him only who gives himself up entirely, who abandons his ego forever. Such a man is taken care of wherever he may be. He need not pray. God looks after him unasked. The frog lives by the side of the fragrant lotus, but it is the bee who gets the honey.” (Selected portion of a devotee’s reminiscences.
Shantammal – speaks of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi.)
 

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This happened about two years before Bhagavan'sMaha Nirvana. One morning Bhagavan was
in the hall surrounded by devotees from many lands. It was time for lunch and everybody was
hungry. Some were already in the dining hall, waiting for Bhagavan to come. At that time
Bhagavan was suffering from severe rheumatism in his knees, which were swollen and gave him
severe pain; to get up he had to rub them first to remove the stiffness and it would take some
time. At last he got up slowly from the sofa, and leaning on his walking stick, was about to go
through the doorway when he noticed a village milkman, wrapped in a cotton shawl, with a
mudpot hanging on a strap from his shoulder.

Bhagavan stopped, looked at him and exclaimed, "Look, is it not Chinnappaya "Yes, it is
Chinnappaya"?
me,Swami," the villager replied with devotion and respect. Bhagavan asked him, "How are you?
Are you well? You have come to see me? Very well. But what is in your pot? Have you brought
some koolu (gruel)"? "Yes Swami, I have brought some koolu", replied the milkman shyly. "Then
come on, let me have it". Bhagavan put away his stick, cupped his two hands together and bent
forward holding his hands near his lips. The milkman started pouring the porridge from his pot in
a thin stream into Bhagavan's hands, as he sipped it with his chin between his wrists. The poor
man's face was beaming with joy and Bhagavan was drinking steadily, as if the grey porridge
was nectar to him.

The dining hall was full of hungry and somewhat angry people. One of them came out to see what
could be the cause of the delay in Bhagavan's coming, and when he saw what kind of lunch
Bhagavan was taking, he exclaimed, "How unfair, Bhagavan. We are all waiting for you and you
are late for the sake of this peasant"! Bhagavan grew indignant. "What, do you all think that I am
here for your sakes only? Do I belong to you? Did you care for me when I was on the hill? Nobody
wanted me then, only the shepherds, who would share their koolu with me." And he went into the
dining hall followed by the milkman and his pot.

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-ரமணர் வாழ்வில் 100 சுவையான நிகழ்ச்சிகள்…

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ஆச்ரமத்தின் கூடத்தில் இருக்கும் கட்டிலில் ஸ்ரீ ரமணர் சாய்ந்து அமர்ந்திருந்தார். வழக்கமாக அந்த நேரத்தில் வருகின்ற அணிற்பிள்ளைகள் வந்தன. சிறிதும் பயமின்றி ஸ்ரீ ரமணரின் மேனியில் ஏறியும் இறங்கியும் விளையாடின. ஸ்ரீ ரமணர் தமது அருகிலிருந்த டப்பாவைத் திறந்து பார்த்தபோது, அன்று முந்திரிப் பருப்புக்குப் பதிலாக அதில் வேர்க்கடலை இருந்தது. தினந்தோறும் அணில்கள் ஸ்ரீ ரமணரின் கையிலிருந்து முந்திரிப் பருப்பை வாங்கி உண்ணும். அவரே ஊட்டவும் செய்வதுண்டு.

இன்று வேர்க்கடலையை அவர் ஊட்டியதும் அணிற்பிள்ளைகள் அதை ஏற்க மறுத்தன. அது மட்டுமில்லாமல் முந்திரி கிடைக்காத கோபத்துடன் ‘கீச் கீச்’சென்று கத்திக் கொண்டே தாவித் தாவி அவருடைய உடம்பில் ஏறின. “வேர்க்கடலையைச் சாப்பிடுங்கள்” என்று குழந்தையைக் கெஞ்சுவதுபோல ஸ்ரீ ரமணர் அணிற் பிள்ளைகளைக் கொஞ்சினார். அவையோ தொட மறுத்தன. முந்திரிப்பருப்பு வேண்டும் என்பதுபோல அடம் பிடித்தன. ஸ்ரீ ரமணர் சமையலறையிலிருந்து முந்திரி இருந்தால் கொண்டு வருமாறு தொண்டர் கிருஷ்ணசாமியிடம் கூறினார்.

தொண்டர் சிறிதளவு முந்திரியைக் கொண்டுவந்து கொடுத்தார். “இவ்வளவுதான் இருக்கிறதா ?” என்றார் ஸ்ரீ ரமணர். தொண்டர், “பாயசத்திற்குப் போடணும்னு கொஞ்சம் வைத்திருக்கிறது” என்றார்.

“இந்தக் குழந்தைகள் எப்படி தவிக்கின்றன. போ போ. பாயசத்திற்கு முந்திரி போடணும்னு கட்டாயமில்லை” என்று ஸ்ரீ ரமணர் கோபமாகக் கூறியதும் தொண்டர் சமையலறையிலிருந்த முந்திரி முழுவதையும் கொண்டு வந்து கொடுத்தார். ஸ்ரீ ரமணர் ஆசையுடன் ஊட்ட, அணிற்பிள்ளைகள் சந்தோஷக்குரல்களுடன் உண்டபோது, ஸ்ரீ ரமணரின் வதனத்தில் கருணையொளி வீசியது.

மறுநாளே சென்னையிலிருந்து வந்த பக்தர் ஒருவர் ஸ்ரீ ரமணரிடம் இரண்டு பெரிய பொட்டலங்களில் முந்திரிப்பருப்பு கொண்டுவந்து, “அணிற்பிள்ளைகளுக்கு அளிப்பதற்காகவே கொண்டு வந்தேன்” என்றார். ஸ்ரீ ரமணர் அணிற்பிள்ளைகளுக்குத் தேவையானது கிடைத்ததில் ஆனந்தம் அடைந்தார்.

ஓம் நமோ பகவதே ஸ்ரீ ரமணாய!!

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ரமணர் வாழ்வில் 100 சுவையான நிகழ்ச்சிகள்…

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ரமணருக்கு முதுமையுடன் நோயும் சேர்ந்து உடல் மிக நலிந்திருந்த சமயம். ஆனால் எப்போதும் யாராவது அவரைத் தரிசிக்க வந்தவண்ணம் இருந்தனர். மருத்துவரோ கண்டிப்பாக ஒய்வு தேவை என்று கூறினார். குறைந்தபட்சம் மதியச் சாப்பாட்டுக்குப் பின் பகவான் சற்று ஒய்வு எடுக்கட்டும் என்று மிகுந்த நல்லெண்ணத்தோடு தீமானித்த நிர்வாகம் ஒரு போர்டு வைத்தது. ‘பகல் பன்னிரண்டு மணி முதல் இரண்டு மணி வரை யாருக்கும் அனுமதியில்லை’ என்று அதில் எழுதியிருந்தது.

சாப்பிடப் போயிருந்த பகவான் திரும்பி வந்தார். போர்டைப் பார்த்தார். பேசாமல் கூடத்துக்கு வெளியே உட்கார்ந்து விட்டார்.

‘பகவான் உள்ளே போகலாமே’ என்று மற்றவர்கள் கூறினர்.

‘யாருக்கும் அனுமதியில்லை என்று எழுதியிருக்கிறதே. அது நமக்கும் தானே’ என்று சொல்லிப் பகவான் எல்லோரையும் திகைக்க வைத்தார்.

ஓம் நமோ பகவதே ஸ்ரீ ரமணாய!!

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 Dear ksksat27 sir

I am a diabetic for the past 10 years due to heriditary. I am living in france, origin of Pondicherry. 

I am a vegetarian. I take morning 3 tablets Metformine 850 gms. Amarel 2mg. Onglyza .  I walk 45 mins on sunday morning in a neary by park.  Sometimes I take some 48 herbs of "Sakkari Kolli". My father got from local " Nattu Marundhu Kadai" at Pondicherry .My friends living here take insulin now. If you regulate your food we can bring control the sugar levels .  Avoid rice and Maidha .  Take 100 percent wheat and fibre foods. Morning Oats milk is good. Eat green vegetables.  Sometimes I get hungry at about 11 o clock morning. Pl Buy a Appartment Cycle and do exercise or yoga. Add  stevia sweetner 0 colories sugar .

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General topics / Re: Happy Ram Navami Fri 19 April 2013
« on: April 19, 2013, 11:17:36 PM »
Subramanian Sir

Om Namo Bagavathe Sri Ramanaya

pl sing saranagathi song of Sri Ramana

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ரமணர் வாழ்வில் 100 சுவையான நிகழ்ச்சிகள்…
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ஒருமுறை, பெரியவா திருவண்ணாமலை போயிருந்தப்போ, கிரிப் பிரதட்சிணம் பண்ணினார். அவரோடு இன்னும் நாலஞ்சு பேர் போனா. கொஞ்ச நேரத்துல, பகவான் ரமணரோட சீடர்கள் சில பேர், கையில் பிட்சைப் பாத்திரத்தோடு எதிரே வந்துண்டிருந்தா. பெரியவாளைப் பார்த்ததும் நமஸ்காரம் பண்ணிட்டு, ‘நாங்க பகவான் ரமணரோட சீடர்கள். பகவான் அங்கே ஆஸ்ரமத்துல இருக்கார்’னு சொன்னா. உடனே பெரியவா, ‘அப்படியா’ங்கிறாப்பல தலை அசைச்சுக் கேட்டுண்டுட்டு, புன்னகையோடு அவங்களை ஆசீர்வாதம் பண்ணிட்டு, மேலே நடக்க ஆரம்பிச்சார்.

ரமண பக்தர்கள் கொஞ்சம் தயங்கி நின்னுட்டுக் கிளம்பிப் போனாங்க. அவாளுக்கு வருத்தம்… ரமணரைப் பத்தி, அவரோட சௌக்கியம் பத்தி, பெரியவா ஒண்ணுமே விசாரிக்கலையே; தெரிஞ்ச மாதிரியே காட்டிக்கலையேன்னு!

அந்த பக்தர்கள் மலையேறிப் போய், ஸ்ரீரமண பகவான்கிட்ட பிட்சையைக் கொடுத்துட்டு, வழியில காஞ்சிப் பெரியவாளைத் தரிசித்ததைச் சொல்லி, தங்களது வருத்தத்தையும் தெரிவிச்சாங்க. அதைக் கேட்டதும் வாய் விட்டுச் சிரிச்சாராம், ரமண பகவான்! ‘அட அசடுகளா?! நாங்க ரெண்டு பேரும் பேசிண்டாச்சு; இப்பவும் பேசிண்டிருக்கோமேடா; இதுக்கா வருத்தமா இருக்கேள்?!’ன்னாராம். திகைச்சுப் போய் நின்னாளாம், பக்தர்கள்!

காஞ்சிப் பெரியவரும் ஸ்ரீரமணரும் மகா ஞானிகள்; தபஸ்விகள். அவங்களுக்குள்ளே எப்பவும் சம்பாஷணை நடந்துண்டிருக்குன்னு தெரிஞ்சபோது ஏற்பட்ட நெகிழ்ச்சிக்கும் மகிழ்ச்சிக்கும் அளவே இல்லை!

பால் பிரன்ட்டன் என்பவர் ஆன்மிக விஷயமா பேசறதுக்கு மகா பெரியவாகிட்ட வந்தார். அப்ப பெரியவா, ‘அவர் ஞான மார்க்கத்துல போயிண்டிருக்கார். நான் கர்ம மார்க்கத்துலே போயிண்டிருக்கேன். உன்னோட கேள்விகளுக்கெல்லாம் பதில் தரக்கூடியவர், திருவண்ணாமலையில இருக்கார். உன் சந்தேகங்களையெல்லாம் அவராலதான் தீர்த்துவைக்க முடியும்’னு சொல்லி, பால் பிரன்ட்டனை ரமணர்கிட்டே அனுப்பி வைச்சார். பால் பிரன்ட்டனும் அதன்படியே ரமணரை வந்து சந்திச்சு, தன்னோட சந்தேகங்கள் எல்லாம் விலகி, அவரோட பக்தர் ஆகி, புஸ்தகமே எழுதினாரே!

பெரியவாளுக்கும் பகவான் ரமணருக்கும் பரஸ்பரம் அன்பு இல்லேன்னா இது நடந்திருக்குமா? மொத்தத்துல, காஞ்சி மகானும் ஸ்ரீரமண பகவானும் நம் தேசத்துக்குக் கிடைச்சது மாபெரும் பாக்கியம்!

ஓம் நமோ பகவதே ஸ்ரீ ரமணாய!!

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Arunachala / Re: Arunachala & Mahisa-asura-mardini
« on: April 17, 2013, 12:17:01 PM »
Long long ago there lived a demon (Asura) named Mahisha. He wanted to become invincible and so he prayed to Lord Brahma for the boon of invincibility. With this aim he performed severe penances and austerities.  All the three worlds trembled under the strength of his penance. This impressed Lord Brahma who then came down to grant him a boon. Mahisha asked for immortality, which the Lord said he could not have as every creature that was born had to die. Mahisha decided that he would cunningly ask for a boon that would make him as good as immortal. He asked that no man should be able to kill and if he had to die, it should only be at the hands of a woman. He was sure that no woman could ever fight against him however strong she would be.
 Now that Mahisha was invincible, he started doing evil deeds and terrorising the people on earth and boldly tried to conquer the gods in heaven. His attack was so powerful that even Indra’s mighty thunderbolt could not drive him away. Mahisha drove out the Gods and took over Indra’s throne and  started harassing all the pious people who continued praying to Vishnu or Shiva. Unable to tolerate his tyranny, the gods pleaded with Vishnu to put an end to the demon. The Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara (Shiva) joined together to create an all powerful female form with ten arms – Goddess Durga or ‘Mahamaya’, the Mother of the Universe who embodies the primeval source of all power. The gods then bestowed upon this Supreme creation their individual blessings and weapons. Armed like a warrior, the goddess appeared on the back of a fierce lion to battle with the Mahisasura. After a fierce combat the ‘Durgatinashini’ was able to slay the ‘Asura’ king with her trident. She thus earned the title of Mahishasura Mardhini – the destroyer of Mahishasura.  Heaven and earth rejoiced over her victory and everyone, gods and humans alike chanted loudly the  refrain of  supplication before this Supreme Power:
“Ya devi sarbabhuteshshu, sakti rupena sanksthita Namasteshwai Namasteshwai Namasteshwai namo namaha.”
Vijaya Dasami is the day on which this event happened. It is the tenth day after the nine nights of Navaratri and signifies the victory of the Goddess Durga over the powers  of darkness. It is believed that the famous battle between Durga and Mahishasura took place right here on the slopes of Arunachala. Thus the brave Parvathi took the form of Durga, the fierce Shakthi and screamed at Mahishasura, “This is a sacred place where only sages and devotees of Arunachala can reside, therefore do not incur the wrath of my Lord and be burnt by Him. It is ordained that I should fight and kill you.” Hence She took him outside the borders of Tiruvannamalai. After a nine day battle She slayed him and returned to Tiruvannamalai truimphantly, where She continued her tapas on the slopes of the holy mountain. Thus the Navaratri festival although celebrated all over India, has the greatest significance in Tiruvannamalai.

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ரமணர் வாழ்வில் 100 சுவையான நிகழ்ச்சிகள்…

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உற்சாகத்தின் ஊற்றாய் திகழ்ந்தவர் பகவான். எப்போதும் அவர் உற்சாகத்தோடு இருப்பார். அவர் கொட்டாவி விட்டோ அல்லது தூங்கியோ யாருமே பார்த்தது கிடையாது. அவரைத் தரிசிப்பவர்களிடத்திலெல்லாம் அந்த உற்சாகம் என்பது தானாகவே ஒட்டிக்கொள்ளும்

ஆரம்ப நாட்களில் அவரிடம், ஜயந்தி விழாவை கொண்டாட வேண்டும் என பக்தர்கள் சொன்னபோது, ‘நான் எங்கே பிறந்தேன்?’ என்று கேட்டார் பகவான். அதுமட்டுமல்ல; ஜயந்தி விழாவை கொண்டாட சம்மந்தமே தெரிவிக்கவில்லை.

1912ஆம் ஆண்டு, பக்தர்கள் மீண்டும் பகவானிடம், அவரது ஜயந்தி விழாவை கொண்டாட வேண்டும் எனக் கேட்ட போது, ‘ஜயந்தி விழாவை ஏன் கொண்டாட வேண்டும்? அதற்கு வலுவான காரணத்தை சொல்லுங்கள்’ என்றார். அதற்கு பக்தர்கள் சொன்ன காரணம் என்ன தெரியுமா?

‘பகவானே, உங்களை தரிசிக்க தினம் நூற்றுக்கணக்கான பக்தர்கள், உலகின் பல மூலைகளிலிருந்தும் வருகிறார்கள். ஒரு பக்தர், இன்னொரு பக்தரோடு தொடர்புகொள்ள வாய்ப்பு இல்லாமல் போய்விடுகிறது. ஜயந்தி விழாவை கொண்டாடினால், பக்தர்கள் அனைவரும், ஒருவருக்கொருவர் பார்த்து பேசிக் கொள்ள வசதியாக இருக்குமே’ என்ற காரணத்தை அவர் முன் வைத்தார்கள். அதன் பிறகுதான், சரியென்று அதற்கு சம்மதம் தெரிவித்தார் பகவான் ஸ்ரீரமணர்.

ஓம் நமோ பகவதே ஸ்ரீ ரமணாய!!

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When Bhagavan was living on the hill, this incident took place. Bhagavan loved children and was charmed by their innocence. He admired their lack of hypocrisy. Vajreswari, the four year old daughter of Kavyakanta Ganapathi Muni, a staunch devotee of Bhagavan and a well known Sanskrit scholar, had full liberty with Bhagavan and would insist on sitting on his lap whenever she came. Bhagavan would often call her near him, and show her affection by putting her on his lap and talking to her.
Once Vajreswari came to the Skandasramam and as usual sat on Bhagavan’s lap. As Bhagavan was holding her and talking to her lovingly, a young monkey came up to them. The young monkey apparently got jealous of Vajreswari, pushed her off Bhagavan’s lap and took her place. Vajreswari started to cry, and she pleaded with Bhagavan, “Send this monkey out, I want to sit on your lap.” But the young monkey would not give up his privileged place and continued to sit there. This rivalry between the child and the young monkey thoroughly amused Bhagavan but at the same time, he wanted to appease both of them. He turned to the young monkey and said, “Look, Vajreswari is your sister. Is she not? Let her also sit on my lap with you. Give her some room.” Then he looked at Vajreswari who was standing near him and said. “Is he not your young brother? Come on both of you sit on my lap.”
Finally both the child and the monkey sat together on Bhagavan’s lap fully satisfied and enjoyed each other’s company. Is this not a practical demonstration of Bhagavan’s great love for all beings irrespective of their forms?

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