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Suri Sabha Guruna.
« on: October 23, 2008, 02:21:10 PM »
In March-April  1947, when Bhagavan Ramana was not keeping
good health, it was ordered by Sarvadhikari, that devotees should
not keep on talking to Him and only if He speaks anything, it should
be listened to. 

However, during this period Bhagavan Ramana was talking to
Suri Nagamma, more often and one day He was explaining at
length the stories of Sundaramoorthy and Sambandha from
Periya Puranam, the Tamil epic of 63 saints.  One day, He was
talking to Suri Nagamma at a great length and even for evening
walk to the Hills, the attendants were ready with waterpot and
walking stick.  Bhagavan Ramana then stopped the talk and saying
that is time and rose from His sofa.

On seeing the whole scene, one devotee came to Suri Nagamma
and told her:  "Ganapati Muni had already written in Sri Ramana
Chatvarimsat, that Bhagavan is the Guru for Suri's Sabha!"

Suri Nagamma was extemely happy.  The phrase Suri Sabha means
the court of learned pandits.  It can also mean the court attended
by Suri (Nagamma).  The Verse 2 of Sri Ramana Chatvarimsat starts,
Ganaranmukha suri sabha guruna... meaning,

"Who is the Master and Guide of the whole group of learned
scholars starting with Ganapati*, who is the repository of all
the highest virtues, whose beatific effulgence is hidden by the
sheath of the gross body, like the blazing sun hidden by the clouds?"

*Ganapati here means Kavya Kanta Ganapati Muni.

(Source:  Suri Nagamma - Sri Ramanasramam - Vazhvum Niniavum,

Arunachala Siva.