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Marula Sankara Devar
« on: June 02, 2009, 02:56:34 PM »
On 6th October 1945, it was reported to Bhagavan that
somehow under covers of the leaves, two mangoes had
escaped the notice of the monkeys and had grown to quite
a big size and that they were discovered only that day.  One
was taken away by the monkeys and the other left behind.
This made Bhagavan Ramana think of the expression under
cover of leaves and by association of ideas, He thought of
a stanza in Prabhu Linga Leela, the 9th stanza in Marula
Sanka Devar Gathi and read out to us a few stanzas, where
it is related that once Marula Sankara Deva was living like
a madman near the place, where leaf-plates, after eating
were thrown away in front of a Math. 

Neither the head of the Math nor the disciples knew anything
about this man.  But when Allamma Prabhu went that way,
Marula Sankara got up and prostrated himself at his feet and
Allamma Prabhu in term took him up and embraced him.
For each knew the other's worth.  Only a Jnani can recognize
a Jnani. One who indulges in charya, kriya or yoga can also
be recognized by these activities which he goes through.
But in case of a Jnani there is no such external thing by
which we can recognize him.

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

Arunachala Siva.