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Subramanian.R

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Miracles Do Happen
« on: December 12, 2008, 10:34:06 AM »
The arrival, stay and departure of Cow Lakshmi is itself a miracle.
Once in 1926, one Arunachalam Pillai brought to the Asram, a cow
and a female calf as presentation to Bhagavan Ramana.  When Bhagavan
refused, Pillai was adamant and said that he would not leave the Asram,
with the cow and the calf, even if his throat was cut!  At that time,
Ramanatha Brahmachari, a puny and weak figure himself, tapped his
chest and tod Bhagavan Ramana that he would take care of the animals!
The animals were thus left in the Asram.  Soon, the cow delivered another female calf and this was named Lakshmi.

Lakshmi was very special to Bhagavan Ramana.  She had innate intelligence, that she would come to the Hall, just at the time of lunch
and dinner.  She used to be fed with rice and other food even before the
devotees.  As regards, fruits, she always liked mountain plantains, a special
variety and Bhagavan Ramana used to serve her only with such fruits!

Lakshmi delivered nine calves and thus she was responsible for the Asram
cowherds.  When the foundation of gosala, cowshed, wa laid,  Lakshmi
went to the Hall, to preside over the function!  When the gosala was complete, again Lakshmi came to Bhagavan Ramana and requested Him
to come and inaugurate the cow shed!

At the time of liberation, Bhagavan Ramana stayed with her for quite
sometime, and holding her head on his lap, he consoled her and asked
her to take her departure, peacefully.  She attained nirvana within a
few hours thereafter. 

When Devaraja Mudaliar asked whether Lakshmi had really attained
liberation, or was it a mere epithet that Bhagavan Ramana mentioned like that, Bhagavan Ramana emphatically replied that she had attained Mukti
and was not merely dead!  He wrote a Tamil poem on that and this was
inscribed on her Samadhi in Sri Ramanasramam.  When someone asked
Bhagavan Ramana:  "How come, you left Lakshmi, even before she left
her body and did not stay till the end like in the case of Mother Azhagamma,
Bhagavan Ramana replied:  She had no vasanas left behind. So, there was
no need to stay till the end."

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

Arunachala Siva.