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Miracles Do Happen
« on: March 23, 2009, 11:41:08 AM »
Sharon Mass writes in Mountain Path, Jan-March 2009:

The year was 1972.  The place was Guyana, South America, a
small country wedged between Venezula and Brazil, a hopeless
place, which even we the self-deprecating Guyanese labelled
The Place Behind God's Back.

I was 22 years old and slowly dying of thirst.  I felt like an outsider,
an outcaste.  I had read the book The Book of Mirdad, by Mikhail
Naimy.  Since reading Mirdad, I knew what I wanted and needed a
guide, someone to lead me out of my despair.  I had read somewhere:  When pupil is ready, the Guru will appear.  After some
years of spending life as a hippie girl, a small time journalist, I met
Margaret Cohen.  Then one day in the Indian section of local library,
I took In Days of Great Peace, by Mouni Sadhu.  I was electrified
as I read through the pages.  I wanted to see that Guru, but the photo had been torn off from the book.  I wrote to Sri Ramanasramam asking for a photo of Ramana Maharshi and permission to stay. 
V. Ganesan replied:  You are very welcome to the Asramam, along with a photo of Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi.  The miracle had
happened.  Against all the odds, my Guru had found me!

Sharon Mass reached Tiruvannamalai on 3rd December 1973, with
great difficulties, via Switzerland, London, Karachi, Bombay, Madras... through cheap aircrafts, trains, buses and finally bullock carts.

"I had finally come home!"

(Source: Mountain Path, January-March 2009)

Arunachala Siva.