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Miracles Do Happen
« on: February 02, 2009, 11:43:28 AM »
Once around 8 PM in the Hall, the kitchen workers were reporting the day's work in the kitchen and then the preparations planned for the next day.  They were discussing about some fruits, for offering to the diners next morning.  They were mentioning some citrus fruit in
Tamil. Major Chadwick and S.S. Cohen, did not understand what that furit could mean in English.  Chadwick suggested a name and S.S.
Cohen, another.  But Bhagavan Ramana suddenly came out with the word, 'grape'.  This puzzled both all the more, because by grape,
the Westerners meant the dark violet fruits which come in bunch.
The subject was closed.

Next morning, S.S. Cohen went for giripradakshina and returned only around 11 am.  He was on the way thinking about what could the Indian grape would be?  He was also thinking that he would not be surprised, even if some devotees bring the particular fruit on one of these days.

After lunch, S.S. Cohen returned to his cottage in Palakottu.  As he was entering his cottage, he found Bhagavan Ramana following him, for post-lunch stroll and He was coming near him to tell something.
To his surprise, when Bhagavan Ramana neared him, He looked at the at attendant who gave him a large sweet-lime fruit, saying:
This is grapefruit!  He also added: "There was a visitor this morning, who gave me three of these fruits, saying that One is for Bhagavan and another for Chadwick and the third is for S.S. Cohen!"  S.S. Cohen was deeply touched by His passionate remembrance.  But more than touched, he was very surprised at the number of coincidences which occurred soon after the talk coincidence of time,
coincidence of number (of sweet limes), just three of them had discussed the subject, and coincidence of almost prophetic anticipation, that he had made during giripradakshina, probably at the very same moment, when the offering was made to Bhagavan, not to speak of the 'miracle' of the offseason of the fruit!

Taking gratefully the fruit, S.S. Cohen then related to Him, the premonition, he had in giripradakshina in the morning.  Bhagavan Ramana said:  "These things happen!" and then continued His stroll!

S.S. Cohen then remembered about Prof. G.V. Subbaramaiah, once telling him, "It is the Chintamani Prajna"  that is, it is the Pure Chit,
the mind free from vasanas, which is responsible for it!"

S.S. Cohen says:  "In retrospect, I think how many such "miracles" 
had happened in the Asramam!  But no body cared for them at that time!  The miracles just happened."

(Source:  Arunachala's Ramana, Boundless Ocean of Grace, Volume No. 3. Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai.)

Arunachala Siva.