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Ramanatha Brahmachari and Mudaliar Patti
« on: September 16, 2009, 11:18:20 AM »
Bhagavan Ramana used to say that He was afraid of Ramanatha
Brahmachari and Mudaliar Patti, because these two had intense
devotion for Him, and when they approached Him,  He could not
say "No" for anything to them!

Ramanatha Brahmachari was a student of Vedas in the temple
school.  He came to Bhagavan Ramana right from Skandasramam
days.  He used to do all sorts of jobs for Bhagavan Ramana and His
Mother Azhagamma.  He used to bring food through alms-seeking
and give it to Bhagavan Ramana.  Once he refused to part with
this food, when his father had asked him to give food, on his way
to Skandasramam.  He used to wash the stone pot used by
Mother Azhagamma daily for preparing rice later.  Later in the
present Asramam, when there was tiff between him and Sarvadikari
he stayed in Palakottu and served various devotees like Chadwick.
He was thus nicknamed Sarvadikari of Palakottu!  Ramanatha
Brahmachari was also a Gandhian.  He went for salt march in
Tamil Nadu and brought salt for Bhagavan Ramana!  Ramanatha
merged in pure Space in the year 1946.

Mudaliar Patti served Bhagavan Ramana for about 40 years
by giving daily food.  Her food was taken even after the present
Asramam was established and there was no need for outside
food.  Bhagavan Ramana used to ask for it and take it everyday.

After Echamma merged in pure Space, Bhagavan Ramana remarked:  "Only Mudaliar Patti remains!"  These words were
prophetic and Bhagavan Ramana left His body only after
Mudaliar Patti's merger in pure Space.  I should say that these
two great devotees were personally guided to salvation before
Bhagavan Himself left His body.

Arunachala Siva.   

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Re: Ramanatha Brahmachari and Mudaliar Patti
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2010, 03:02:11 PM »
Mudaliar Patti, who used to feed Sri Bhagavan daily, always tried to serve more cooked rice to him, by making a ball of rice by pressing it hard into a certain shape.

One day, Sri Bhagavan,noticing her trick, commented, “She is clever.

She feels she could serve me more food through making it appear less. I know her trick!” Bhagavan made gestures of her pressing the rice with her hands. Taking the cue, straight came Mudaliar Patti’s reply: “Bhagavan! What is more and what is less? There is nothing that is either big or small.

Everything is only our bhavana (thinking).” She made similar gestures as made by Bhagavan. Bhagavan enjoyed the joke and remarked, “See, see! How well she is giving back to me my own teaching.”


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Re: Ramanatha Brahmachari and Mudaliar Patti
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2010, 10:01:47 AM »
When Echammal had merged in Pure Space,  Bhagavan Ramana remarked:
"Now only Mudaliar Patti remains!"  Perhaps He was waiting for their merger
in Pure Space, before His Mahanirvana.

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Ramanatha Brahmachari and Mudaliar Patti
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2010, 09:05:20 AM »
It is however very sad to see the spot where Mudaliar Patti was buried (or was she cremated?). Anyway, even the small stone opposite the ashram is hardly noticeable. By now, probably even that stone marker has been removed.   :'(

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Re: Ramanatha Brahmachari and Mudaliar Patti
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2010, 11:21:34 AM »
Yes.  In some other case, I do not know whether Mudaliar Patti, the landlord
of the place, dug open the samadhi, threw away the body which had already
become dissolving.  This land lord, after some years, met with a gruesome
train accident, in which his limbs and torso were thrown away in four
directions, in bits and pieces. 

Arunachala Koba venthazhal vishaathe....

Do not fall into the burning coal of Sri Arunachala's anger!

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Ramanatha Brahmachari and Mudaliar Patti
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2010, 12:52:14 PM »
Dear Subramanian,

Yes, I have heard a couple of such stories about devotees and it is mentioned in some book. But I don't think it is Mudaliar Patti. Her stone is across the road from the Dakshinamurthy temple and it is covered by so much dust you will probably never find it. Assuming it is still there.