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Arunachala Pilgirmage - Dec. 20-22 2008
« on: December 23, 2008, 09:49:18 AM »
I went to Tiruvannamalai on the early morning of 20th, Saturday,
and reached the Asram around 9.45 AM.  I was allotted a guest
house in Morvi, M-37.  The stay and darshan were excellent regardless
of the heat and the crowd, which has not fully melted after Maha
Deepam.  The crowd in the Asram was not very thick but was
definitely more than a normal day.  Thr food was as usual very nice.

The most important thing.  The darshan of the Great Light on the Hills!
We could see the Light right from 6 PM to 9 PM, really "live", without
the help of webcam or media like TV and newspaper.  The Light was
visible even from my room window, the light that had attracted 20
lacs people on the Maha Deepam day.  The darshan of the Light from
Seshadri Swami Asram, right in front of  Dakshinamoorthy was a
glorious experience.

About people.  I could meet three noteworthy persons this time.
The first, one Shian, an Israeli girl in her twenties, who spoke ravishingly
about Bhagavan Ramana.  She had chance to go through Bhagavan
Ramana's books through her friend about 6 months back.  She became
interested and the fire caught on!  She said to me that she is able
to feel the 'effervescence', (the exact word that she used) in the
Heart!  Like the brimming soda water!  She has come with plans to
stay for three months. She was happy to see us and said she came
from Jordan to Bombay and from their to Chennai and from Chennai
to T'malai in a cab.  We were talking about Golda Meir, Moshe Dayan
and the Sinai desert.

The other is one Srinivas from Hyderabad.  He is an IRS, working in
Secunderabad.  He is a great Shirdi Sai Bhakta and he had been to
Shirdi, where some one had told him about Bhagavan Ramana and
he decided to come to T'malai and has come.  He says that he will
dwell more and more in Ramana and read his books and visit T'malai
more often in future.

The third one is an old Kannada lady from Hoskote, a town near
Bangalore.  Her son Ambarish was working as in charge of Virpakshi
Cave, had a shoulder knee problem.  He has undergone surgery
in Bangalore and is resting at home. Doctors have told him not
to work for 3 months.  Asram has given the mother adequate
money for  medical treatment and has promised to reinstate the
son when he gets well in Virpakshi Cave supervision!  This lady
was shedding tears to speak about Bhagavan Ramana and said
that she keeps His photo at home and read the Kannanda books
on Bhagavan from the Asram.

To me, the meanest flower that blooms,
Can give thoughts that lie too deep for tears!

Arunachala Siva.