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Miracles Do Happen
« on: January 29, 2009, 10:38:54 AM »
G. Ramaswamy Pillai writes:

In the presence of Sri Bhagavan, actions took place spontaneously of their own accord.  Now when we think of them after a lapse of years we find them to be 'natural miracles'.  It was as if Bhagavan Himself unmoving held us as captives and allowed us all to play, as if He were the screen and we figure on it.

Once Sri S. Doraiswami Iyer, Dr. Srinivasa Rao and others were going by car from Bangalore to Pondicherry and they stopped at
Sri Ramanasramam to have darshan of Bhagavan. They were to stay only for a few hours, their car had some minor repairs to be done and it was sent to the town. When Doraiswami Iyer was talking to
Bhagavan, I was present in the Hall.  He was recounting how when they passed through Chengam (20 miles from Tiruvannamalai), their car had grazed an old woman who then fell down, and this had caused some delay. Immediately, Bhagavan Ramana asked with some concern: "What is her condition now? Has she been attended to?"   I who was merely a silent listener, immediately felt that I should go to Chengam.  Without telling anyone, (not that I did not want to tell, but the thought never occurred), I took my cycle went to Chengam and on enquiry at the hospital there, found out that there was no injury to the old woman and that she was attended to, and sent home. I was satisfied.  I returned cycling, came to the Asramam and reported everything to Bhagavan.

The party, who could not have their car repaired, had meanwhile gone to the Railway Station to catch a train for Pondicherry. Presuming that they would go only after the car came back, Sri
Niranjananada Swami had prepared dosais for them to eat and he was expressing disappointment that they had left without eating them. I volunteered with joy to take the eatlbles to the station. I had just then returned after cycling nearly 45 miles. I took the dosais
and eatables, gave them to the party and after telling them about the satisfactory condition of the woman, who was injured in Chengam, and returned to the Asramam.

The point to note here is:  Bhagavan did not ask me to do anything, but He impelled me from within to do all this.  This is the miracle.
To cycle nearly 50 miles without anyone's prompting, and without any urgent need for it and even without any personal satisfaction,
(the party was not close to me) to do all this without thinking why
means that it was done in the Presence (Sannidhi) of the Master!
His concern for the old woman and solicitude for His devotees made me do all this with no strain and no thought of myself.

Bhagavan used to perform many such miracles and play with His
devotees, especially those close to Him!

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

Arunachala Siva.