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"Swami! You are spoilt!"
« on: September 17, 2009, 11:15:47 AM »
There was one Arunachala Mudaliar in Tiruvannamalai.  He was a
Saiva-Siddhanti.  He had seen Bhagavan Ramana when He was
in the Hill and was greatly impressed by Him.  At that time, Bhagavan
Ramana was slim and bony, without much eating and sitting on a
stone slab in the Virupakshi Cave and constantly silent.

Later, the same Arunachala Mudaliar came to meet Him in the
present Asramam in the Old Hall.  Bhagavan Ramana was then
sitting on the sofa with pillows for his waist.  There was a profuse
fragrance of incense sticks.  Good sambhar and curry were getting
ready in the kitchen for lunch.  There were a good number of devotees
and He was smiling and conversing with them.  Mudaliar came to
Bhagavan and said:  "Swami, You are now spoilt!"   Bhagavan
Ramana said:  "Yes, I am spoilt".  He left happily that Bhagavan
Ramana had agreed to his views!

On his departure, devotees asked Bhagavan Ramana:  Bhagavan!
How come, he is telling that you are spoilt.  And you also agreed
and said:  Yes I am spoilt!  What is all this?

Bhagavan Ramana said:  Yes.  The "I" has spoilt long time back!
Why should I deny that?

The devotees laughed.  The Jnani once having attained the Self,
never bothers about other things in life.  They will all come and go.
But, there is permanent Self abidance.  Why bother about outward
changes?

In Tamil saints' case, Tiru Jnana Sambandhar got married and
immediately merged in the Light along with his wife and visitors
who had come for the wedding!  Tiru Navukkarasar never got
married.  Manikkavachagar was married but left everyone and
proceeded to various Siva temples and merged in Light in Chidambaram.  Sundaramoorthy Swami got married to two girls!

Arunachala Siva.