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Bhagawan watched movie?
« on: March 24, 2009, 11:04:05 AM »
In 1946 Mrs. Taleyarkhan took a lot of pains and arranged for
‘Harischandra’ a Tamil film to be shown to Bhagavan in the
dining hall this night. The show could not be started before
9-30 p.m. and so Bhagavan had to keep awake till 12-30. But
Bhagavan sat through it all and I believe he enjoyed it.

Bhagavan looked up Harischandra’s story in Tamil and
said, “They had abridged the story very much at one place.
They did not show how Chandramathi was suspected of
having killed the king’s son and was sentenced to death for
that supposed murder of hers.” In the afternoon, Bhagavan
was looking into the life of Pundarika in Bhakta Vijayam;
the Tamil film ‘Bhakta Pundarika’ was going to be shown
this night to him. There is a lot of difference between the
story in the book and the film version.

Bhagawan also watched a Hindi Film 'Karna', 'Mira Bai' ...

When somebody said, “Probably sitting late last night to see the film has affected
Bhagavan’s health,” he said. “No. No. I sat there as I sit here.
Part of the time, I was sleeping there. Further, they themselves
give so many intervals. Whenever the reel was not moving, I
closed my eyes. That gives me sufficient rest. Even if I sit for
the whole night like that, it would make no difference to me.”

॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta


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Re: Bhagawan watched movie?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009, 11:10:19 AM »
Bhagavan Ramana, I should say, 'watched' the movie as He
'listened' to Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar's story!

This movie business became stronger, when someone came to
Asramam and said that he would exhibit many more movies. 
Someone stopped it, because, crowds started pouring from the
town late night to watch these movies and this caused great
annyoance to inmates.  Bhagavan Ramana as usual kept quiet,
without any opinion. 

So also was the case, who came to picturise the activities in the
Hall, bringing an old type movie camera.  Some one else came to
record His teachings, with gramaphone players.  These were not

Arunachala Siva.