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Subramanian.R

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Miracles Do Happen
« on: January 28, 2009, 10:02:12 AM »
N.V. Gunaji writes:

When there is a sincere desire on the part of the a devotee to
see Bhagavan Ramana and a determination to do so, Bhagavan
helps him miraculously and meets him half way.  From the moment,
I decided to see Bhagavan Ramana, everything helped me.

I wanted to know about the Asramam and also about Bhagavan.
I went to Madhavpur near Belgaum for purchasing books of the
Asramam and enquired about a man called Mr. Sukhdev. The man who was tending to cattle and to whom I enquired was Mr. Sukhdev!
He gave me all information and books and told me to meet Messrs
Karuguppi and Navkot who had seen Bhagavan Ramana to get an
introduction.    When I went to them, they told me that there was
no need for an introduction at all but I could meet one Sundaresa
Iyer, who was a local school teacher.   When I entered  the Asramam around 6 PM on 3rd January 1935, in the Hall where everyone was
meditating, one man told me:  Bhagavan Ramana has gone up to the Hills for a stroll.  He further asked me:  Are you Gunaji?  After seeing Bhagavan Ramana, I asked him who he was.  He said: I am Sundaresa Iyer, the local school teacher!

I later told Bhagavan Ramana after quoting a song of Saint Sairoba, " O Bhagavan Ramana!  If you are going to give us anything, please give us this.  our ego should vanish, our vision should be focussed
on the Self, thought should stop and the world should be no more!

Hearing this, Bhagavan Ramana was mightily pleased. He stretched Himself up and in a loud voice proclaimed: "Take take as much as you like. Get in, get in."    The features of Bhagavan Ramana at that moment were a sight for the gods to see!

(Source: Fragrant Petals. An anthology. Sri Ramanasramam,
Tiruvannamalai.)

Arunachala Siva.         

Subramanian.R

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Re: Miracles Do Happen
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2009, 03:51:11 PM »
Dear srkudai,

I observe that the following aspects are very special to Bhagavan
Ramana.

1. His Self realization was sudden.  He has Himself said that there
was no element of time in that.  Biographers have written that it
took about 15 to 20 minutes for Him.

2.  He had never gone through any scriptures.  Whatever little
He had read before Self Realization, were devotional poems and stories, and not on advaita per se.

3.  He never knew the word  Brahman, at the time when He realized
the Self.

4. He kept mum and avoided eating, not as a "tapas".  He just dwelt in the bliss of Self, with the result He had no liking to speak or eat!
Even after nature  calls, in the early years,  He had, on many occasions no washing!

5. All that He read later in Tiruvannamalai, was for the sake of others, for clarifying certain points or as in the case of Pazhaniswami, He read them because Pazhaniswami could not read Tamil!

6. All that He wrote, perhaps with the exception of Arunachala Patigam and Arunachala Ashtakam, was for the sake of others.

7. He never wore ochre robes.

8. His teaching, if at all you call it as teaching, was consistently on self enquiry.  For a few people who could not go to self enquiry directly, He advised them simple mantras like Siva..Siva...Rama..Rama.

9.  He died a death after an incurable disease, with all the tribulations, as anyone else.   He only expresssed a very little pain at the final period,  say, one month.   

10. He gave liberation to His mother, which even Sankara did not do.

Arunachala Siva.         

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Re: Miracles Do Happen
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2009, 09:57:56 AM »
Dear srkudai,

Yes, Bhagavan Ramana had pain.  When asked, "is it paining?"
Bhagavan Ramana replied: "The body is paining!"  He groaned
and grimaced during that period, particularly at night.  Bhagavan
Ramana has said in one of His conversations: "Yes, a Jnani would
also have pain, but it would be as if in a dream."  Saiva Siddhantis say that prarabdha will have to be gone through by Sivajnanis but
the prarabdha will be "thinned" by Siva.  Kindly read the book
Guru Ramana of S.S. Cohen, particularly the last 30 pages, where
Cohen writes about Bhagavan Ramana's life from Jan 1949 to
Apr 1950.

Arunachala Siva.