Author Topic: The boy Dattatreya  (Read 1482 times)


  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 47994
    • View Profile
The boy Dattatreya
« on: September 07, 2009, 12:18:55 PM »
On 28.2.1939, one gentleman from Tiruchirapalli brought his young
son, Dattatreya to Bhagavan Ramana.  The boy was considered as
an idiot not knowing anything in the world and always remaining
silence and introverted.  The father told Bhagavan:  Bhagavan!  We
have tried all mantras, medicines etc.,  This boy is without any change.  What can I do for him?  Bhagavan Ramana looked at the
young boy intently for a few minutes and then told the story of
24 gurus of Dattatreya in the legendary story.  All devotees had
the fortune of listening that story from Bhagavan.  Finally, Bhagavan
Ramana told:  "There is one 25th Guru for everyone.  It is one's own
body. This body is responsible for both misery and happiness. It is
also the cause for Vairagyam and Jnanam.  The Vairagyam leads to
one to get convinced that both birth and death are cause of misery.
One should develop only love for Hari with utmost devotion and faith."   

He then turned to the father and said:  "This boy is in state of bliss
for ever.  Leave him alone.  Do not worry about anything."

(Source:  Sri Ramana Ninaivugal, Annamalai Swami.  Sri Annamalai
Swami Asramam, Palakottu, Tiruvannamalai)

Arunachala Siva.