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Bhagavan Ramana's Humour - 6
« on: October 27, 2008, 02:48:34 PM »
One day, an old widow came and prostrated before Bhagavan
Ramana and sat at a distance.  Bhagavan Ramana looked at her
and exclaimed:  "O is it you?"  That lady became very shy and
wanted to hide further.  The devotees became curious and asked.

Bhagavan Ramana said: "She and I were living as neighbours
in Tiruchuzhi.  I used to be in the kitchen, more to pester mother
for some some eats than to help Mother Azhagamma.  People
used to point out this lady and say and I should marry her when
I grow up. One day that girl's mother said: 'O why should I
give my daugher in marriage to that fellow, who is always in
the kitchen wearing a koupina and doing odd jobs for his mother?'
Thank god, there was no marriage in my life!  If I had married
her, what would have happened to me?"

Everybody laughed at the mischievous humour in Bhagavan Ramana's
words.

(Credits:  T. R. Kanakamma, Ninaivil Nirainthavai, Tamil.)

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Bhagavan Ramana's Humour - 6
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2008, 03:17:35 PM »
My God. He is so sweet. I cannot imagine. Could He also cut jokes like this.
Anyway, Thank you for giving such a nice jokes. A brahma jnani, also could cut jokes? But He lived like an ordinary man.



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Re: Bhagavan Ramana's Humour - 6
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2008, 03:33:36 PM »
Dear Ramanaduli,
                       Only a Brahma Jnani can cut real jokes because the whole cosmos is a joke to them because they know it is dream.
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Re: Bhagavan Ramana's Humour - 6
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2008, 03:34:18 PM »
Dear Ramanaduli,

Great Brahma Jnanis were quite humourous.  The only difference
is that they were not digging at anyone else but to them only.
Once Sankara went to Kasi to meet Mandana Misra, an authority
on Vedic Karmas.  He was so great that even parrots at his doorstep
used to chant Vedic mantras.  He did not like Sannyasis, who leave
all karmas and do self enquiry.  So the door was purposely closed
when Sankara was coming.  Sankara, who is fully tonsured,
mottai in Tamil, used his powers and the coconut tree in front of the
house bent down and he climbed and alighted inside the house of
Manadana Misra.  The karma yogi became surprised and asked
Sankara,  "Wherefrom this tonsure head comes?  Mottai Enkiruntu
Varugirathu?"

Sankara cooly replied:  "The tonsure head comes from the tree
of Anna, food."  

Food causes growth, all growth including the hairs.  Even if you
tonsure your  head, the hairs will grow only to be cut again.
But here, the tonsure head came from the Tree, meaning the
Coconut tree,  with the help of which Sankara descended into
Mandana Misra's house!

Arunachala Siva.  

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Re: Bhagavan Ramana's Humour - 6
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2008, 06:02:45 PM »
Dear Raju ji


Thanks for giving nice another story which contains lots of meaning. I forgot the story of the parrot which was in the cage of mandala Misra. It is its habit, it was telling the veda maha vakiyam. But it did not take any attempt to fly from the cage.
and happily eating living inside the cage instead of geting freed. Can you post what was the sentence the parrot was telling.
One of Sankra's deciple came and released the parrot. I think the story tells the truth of human beings condition.

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Re: Bhagavan Ramana's Humour - 6
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2008, 06:25:57 PM »
Dear Ramanaduli,

Thanks for enjoying the post.  I should check up with Sri
Sankara Vijayam, which tells about the parrot speaking the
mantras.

Arunachala Siva.