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Jnani's concern for true devotee
« on: June 10, 2009, 12:27:14 PM »
Suri Nagamma writes 20th Jan 1946:

Two three years back when Bhagavan had jaundice, He
could not relish his food and felt a great dislike for food.
For about a week or ten days, His food was only popcorn
and the like.  As Echamma and Mudaliar Patti have a vow
that they will not eat unless Bhagavan takes at least a
morsel of food cooked by them, He used to take a few
grains from the rice brought by these ladies, and mixing
them with popcorn, somehow used to swallow the food
so that their Vratam or Deeksha might remain unimpaired.
There is not limit to His benevolence and consideration for
the feelings of His devotees, what ever the occasion might
be.  He does not allow others to feel hurt or aggrieved in any

A number of doctors were giving him medicines to cure
the jaundice.  For their satisfaction, Bhagavan used to take
those medicines and for the satisfaction of these ladies
He used to eat their food.  Perhaps the good effects of
medicines and the bad effects of food got neutralized,
He did not become alright for long.  After all the medicines
had been tried, He cured Himself of jaundice in no time,
with dry ginger, ipecac and other Ayurvedic herbal medicines.
Let anyone venture to ask Him how these was cured!

[David Godman in his Power of the Presence, describes the
food of Echamma and Mudaliar Patti.  They were not expert
cooks and the rice and curries were not fully cooked and
the curries had literally no spice at all.  Added to this,
they used to pour a lot of putrfied ghee to the rice balls.
Excepting Bhagavan Ramana who had abundant grace
for devotees, no one else could dare to taste them!]

(Source: Letters from Sri Ramanasramam, Suri Nagamma.]

Arunachala Siva.