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Sri Ramana Panchakam
« on: November 01, 2008, 10:27:53 AM »
Kavyakanta Ganapati Sastri first met Bhagavan Ramana in 1903.
Again he met Him in 1907, when Bhagavan Ramana looked at him,
for about 15 minutes and transmitted the turth and thebliss of vichara marga.He also said:  Where the sounds of mantra, spring from and to where the sound withdraws back, that is the Heart-Centre, the place of the Self for vichara marga.  Sastri who is a famous Sanskrit extempore
poet, immediately composed five verses, called Sri Ramana Panchakam.
To our misfortune, the first composition of Sastri, is not available now.

(Source: Arunachala's Ramana - Ocean of Boundless Grace Vol.1)

Again, it was arranged that Kavyakanta Ganapati Sastri, would
read the 1000 verses of Uma Sahasram, a composition on Uma,
at the Arunachalesvarar Temple, at Tiruvannamalai.  Till the previous
night, only 700 verses were ready.  At around 8 pm, Sastri sat
in the Mango Tree Cave, and started composing the last 300 verses,
with four of his disciples sitting in front of him to write them out.
Sastri requested Bhagavan Ramana, to be with him in the Cave.
Bhagavan Ramana sat a little away in the Cave and was intently
'looking at' Sastri.  Between 8 pm and 12 midnight, the three hundred
verses were completed!  After completion, Bhagavan Ramana looked
at Sastri, and asked him, "Have you taken down all that I said?"
Sastri said, "Yes".

When Sastri made a number of changes in the verses of Uma Sahasram,
later, he made no alterations in the last 300 verses!   Sastri always
was telling that those verses were composed by Bhagavan Ramana
Himself!

Arunachala Siva.