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There are no monkeys in the Hall
« on: March 16, 2009, 01:48:34 PM »
Once Suri Nagamma wrote four verses and submitted to Bhagavan.
These were titled as Prarthana.  Bhagavan Ramana read them and
smiled.  He said about one of the poems:

"When You were in the Hill there were monkeys and
    You settled down here in the Hall.
So, why not accept my mind as monkey for service?
This monkey is after material things.
Tie it down or chastise it; but see that it does service to You!

Bhagavan Ramana further said that Sankara also wrote a similar
verse, in Sivananda Lahari.

O Sankara, You are a beggar!
Why not tie down my mind, which is a monkey to your strick?
And go about begging?
You will then get alms in abundance!

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

Arunachala Siva.