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Subramanian.R

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Writing in Light - 10
« on: April 18, 2009, 03:23:57 PM »
When Bhagavan Ramana walked and talked amongst us, and
His disciples reported that His picture had appeared to them,
transfigured in brilliant light, He counselled them to put aside
all form and to remember that what was thus seen was perishable.
What has an origin must have an end, it is the intuitive perception
of the Self that must be seized.

In quest of Self, many persons have incidentally also contributed
to the care and dissemination of Bhagavan Ramana's photographs
in the decades since His Maha Nirvana.  In the sixties, Sri Sai Das,
worked in the Asramam darkroom, meeting the needs of devotees
as well as publications, making giant enlargementments by methods
ingenious in the absence of special equipments, recopying original
prints found in the Asramam or requested from devotees, striving
always for fidelity to the original.  Krishnan of Ramana Studio in
Tiruvannamalai has performed similar service for some wenty years
and his son Mugilan continues his father's footsteps.

In the late 1970s, Matthew and Joan Grrenblatt performed a great labour of love, the fruit of which is there for all to see in Bhagavan
Sri Ramana, A Pictorial Biography.  In 1985, they made large format
copy negatives of nearly fifty rare Ramana pictures with the help of the chief archivist of the International Museum of Photography at
Geroge Eastman House, in Rocheser, New York, the foremost photographic institution in the world.  A set of these is in the Asramam archives.

(Source:  As stated in Part I.)

Arunachala Siva.