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Nir-vritti Panchakam
« on: July 21, 2009, 12:04:47 PM »
Even a Jnani gets disturbed from his Sama-drishti, equal outlook
as each one is Brahman, while meeting a lowly person or a person
highly placed.  But Bhagavan Ramana held this Sama-drishti throughout His life in Tiruvannamalai and He never moved away
from it.  We ordinary mortals always think of body and then the
body related conversations we meet some one.  Even in Tiruvannamalai, when you sit inside the Asramam, when someone
who appears quite lowly with tattered clothes sits beside you,
you try to ignore or revolt or avoid.  We lose this Sama-drishti
in no time.  But Bhagavan Ramana displayed this on all occasions.

Whether it is Mysore Maharaja or Poori Sankaracharya, He kept
up his equal outlook when they came to see Him.  He never stirred
out of his sofa.  In fact Poori Sankaracharya declined the special
seat for him and sat on the floor in front of Bhagavan Ramana.  But even for this, Bhagavan Ramana did not object or react.  When
Mysore Maharaja was hesitating to prostrate to Him in front of so
many commoners, Bhagavan Ramana did not say anything.  Later, the Maharaja requested Him to come to His bathroom and inside the
bathroom, the Maharaja removed his head gear and did namaskaram on the wet floor!  Bhagavan Ramana did not show any reaction for this too.

Once Narayana Guru came to see Bhagavan Ramana, when He was in the Hill.  Narayana Guru stayed out of the Cave and looking into the Cave for Bhagavan.  Bhagavan Ramana did not come out.  Then it was lunch time, He came out and asked Narayana Guru in Malayalam:  Shall we have food?  Narayana Guru replied in Tamil:  Yes. I can eat Sri Ramana Prasadam!

They sat under a tree.  Bhagavan Ramana took His usual food and Narayana Guru took his special food brought from the town.  After food, Bhagavan Ramana simply walked to the Hill as usual!  Narayana Guru was wonderstruck about His sama-drishti.  He then wrote the famous:  Nirvritti Panchakam, the five verses on state of non-movement, Sama-drishti or equal outlook.

Arunachala Siva.