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Saint Ramalinga Swami
« on: March 13, 2009, 11:00:48 AM »
Devaraja Mudaliar was more proficient in English than in Tamil.
But with his stay in the Asramam with Bhagavan Ramana and his
association with scholars like Muruganar, he became very much
interested in Tamil poems.  Bhagavan has quoted a number of Tamil poems and Mudaliar used to note down these details and read them
from books or write them in his notebook.  He also memorized Muruganar's Tamil poems on Bhagavan Ramana and used to recite them in the Hall.

Once Bhagavan Ramana quoted a Tamil poem of Saint Ramalinga Swami.  He liked that poem very much, since he felt that his state
was that of an erring son, as mentioned in the poem!

" If a father beats a fool of a son, the mother at once embraces him and protects him.  If the mother beats him, the father will come
to the rescue.  As you Lord, ash-covered and dancing in Chidakasa or
Pure Consciousness, are both my father and mother.  Cease this
beating. Caress and console me, my Father-Mother, I can bear no more!"

Saint Ramalingaswami, uses the word Ammai-appa, to mean Father-
Mother, Siva.  Saint Manikkavachagar also uses the word, Ammaiye-
Appa. O Father-Mother.

Devaraja Mudaliar, used to address Bhagavan Ramana as Ammai-
appa.  He used to proudly call himself , as Ramana Chey, meaning
child of Ramana!

(Source: Arunachala's Ramana, Boundless Ocean of Grace. Volume Number 5. Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai.)

Arunachala Siva.