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Ramaneeya Vilasa Mahakavyam
« on: May 25, 2009, 12:34:46 PM »
A Sanskrit biography of Bhagavan Ramana was written one
pandit by name Viswantha Sastri.  He had composed about
nine verses praising Bhagavan Ramana in that book.  This
book was published by the Asramam only in 1945.  [Even
now, I think, there are no reprints.].  Giradalur Sambasiva
Rao wanted these nine verses in Telugu script.  But Bhagavan
Ramana did not write them Himself.  In fact Rao's intention
was to have it written by Bhagavan Ramana Himself.  In
the course of the day, Bhagavan Ramana asked Suri Nagamma
to write a Telugu copy of these Sanskrit verses.  Suri Nagamma
did that work and a few corrections were made by Bhagavan
Ramana and kept ready for Sambasiva Rao.  In the evening,
Sambasiva Rao came and asked and the copy in Telugu script
done by Suri Nagamma, was given to him.  Though happy,
Sambasiva Rao said that he had expected Bhagavan Ramana
to write them. Bhagavan Ramana laughed and said:  "O, that
is the real purpose!  Anyway my hands are shaking and I do
not write much nowadays.  Suri Nagamma is there.  Why should
I worry?"

Suri Nagamma thereafter was to be made fun of as Telugu
Secretary of Bhagavan Ramana. Muruganar the Tamil
Secretary and Devaraja Mudaliar as English Secretary.

These nine verses are said to be a wonderful piece.
I have not come across the English prose rendering so far.

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

Arunacahala Siva.