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G.V. Subbaramayya's Reminiscenes
« on: June 01, 2009, 12:44:57 PM »
In 1945, there was in the Asramam, a small, sickly, lame, puppy that we feared would die at any moment.  But under Bhagavan's
constant care, he not only recovered health but began to eat
iddlies [rice-cakes] daily with so much relish that Bhagavan
nicknamed him Iddli Swami.  Relating this incident, I wrote
on June 15, 1945, a Telugu verse meaning:

"O Ramana, you once [as Lord Krishna] straightened
and beautfied the hunchback woman of your abounding
Grace. So now you have reared this little lame puppy to
a fine Iddli Swami. How wonderful!"

Two days later, Subbaramayya also composed couple of
verses reading as under:

1. "Seeing you caress peacocks, squirrels, cows, dogs
and monkeys and children with such tender Grace, anyone
must melt to his bondes. O Ramana!"

2. "So many birds and animals coming to you, have attained
deliverence.  Likewise do bless us with Grace this human
animal that has sought refuge at your feet, O Ramana!"

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

Arunachala Siva.