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Miracles Do Happen
« on: January 22, 2009, 09:41:23 AM »
Santhanam Iyengar was working as a Tamil Pandit in Thanjavur.
He had no spiritual pursuits till his 32nd year.  Suddenly he felt
on the impermenance of the worldly life and things.  He started chanting Sri Dakshinamoorthy Stotram and Dhyana Sapana of
Vedanta Desika.  Shortly after, his wife died. He did not remarry.
He was pursuing his studies and Rama Japa for more than 6 years daily.  One day, he could see the halo of stars and bright light on
Rama's picture to which he was praying.  After about 2 years of intense prayer, one night, he had a dream, in which he was a hill
and some thatched sheds, trees and a hall.   He also saw in the dream someone telling him to go and see Ramana. He proceeded from Thanjavur to Tiruvannamalai on the next morning itself. To his surprise, he saw the Hills, and the same thatched sheds and trees and the hall in Asramam.  He sat before Bhagavan Ramana. As he
looked at Him, he saw around Bhagavan Ramana' face, the same halo, the stars and the bright lights!  He prostrated before Him, with the conviction that Ramana was Rama.  He spent some days in the
Asramam and returned.  He felt that his life's purpose was fulfilled.  He used to go to Deepam festival and Mahapuja function, every year thereafter.  One one such occasion, he was also  assured by Bhagavan Ramana that he had His grace and there was no need to fear anything.

In 1956, he was asked by the Asramam, assist them in accounts work. At that time, he had just then retired from service.  He took up the work gladly believing that he should do that work for Bhagavan Ramana, for his remaining years of life.     

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

Arunachala Siva.