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Miracles Do Happen
« on: December 11, 2008, 09:50:05 AM »
Annamalai Swami  came to Bhagavan Ramana in 1928, from a village
nearby called Modakurichi.  Upto mid 1940s, he was taking care of
construction work inside the Asram.  He was asked to go and meditate
by Bhagavan Ramana and so he went to Palakottu, a nearby area,
adjoining the Asram.  He was abosrobed in Bhagavan Ramana on 9th
November 1995. 

Once, on a morning, he went to Bhagavan Ramana's bathroom, to help
Him in His morning bath.  Madhavaswami was also with him.  When
the bath was over, Madhavaswami asked Bhagavan Ramana: Bhagavan!
The people who take ganja (cannabis), experience some kind of Ananda.
What is the nature of this Ananda?   Is it the same Ananda that scriptures,
speak of?"  Bhagavan Ramana replied: "Eating ganja is a very bad habit."
Then laughingly loudly, Bhagavan came over to Annamalai Swami and
hugged him and called out: " Ananda! Ananda!  This is how these ganja-
taking people behave!"  It was not a brief hug.  It must have lasted for
about two minutes.  After first few seconds, Annamalai Swami completely
lost awareness  of his body.  The feeling of happiness also soon gave
way to an experience of ceasing to be aware of anything that was
going around him!  He remained in that state for about 15 minutes. He
did not know when Bhagavan and Madhavaswami left the bathroom!
This experience completely changed his life.  In a few days, he went
to Palakottu for meditation and self enquiry.

(Source: Arunachala's Ramana, Boundless Ocean of Grace. Volume 2.
Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai.)

Arunachala Siva.