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Navaratri (Dasara) Celebrations in the Asramam - 3
« on: September 21, 2009, 04:23:27 PM »
Mother Azhagamma story continues....

5. Mother Azhagamma once had prepared some hot food inside
Skandasramam.  But she had not yet taken her food.  Bhagavan
Ramana was waiting outside.  Suddenly some Hill labourers who
used to collect twigs and dry leaves, came and asked for some
food and water....  This story, I had written during the last few
days.  Members may kindly go through it.

6.  Once Mother went outside for some work.  She had bolted
the weak wooden door with a fragile latch and had gone out.
Bhagavan was sitting inside the room with eyes closed.  After
sometime, Bhagavan wanted to come out and He knew how to
open the wooden latch from outside through a hole.  He quietly
opened it and came out re-closed the door and sat outside the
Skandasramam.  Mother Azhagamma returned and found her son
sitting outside.  She nearly fainted thinking her son had got some
siddhic powers!  Bhagavan Ramana did not reveal the truth to her.
After many years, Bhagavan Ramana narrated the incident with
a roaring laughter!

7.  Once Dhandayuthapani Swami asked Amma  for some towel 
to wear around his waist.  Mother did not have any towel with her.
What she had was some old saris.  Mother without hesitation tore
of a portion of her sari and gave it to Dhandayuthapani Swami.
Swami was greatly elated about her kindness.

8.  Once in the morning, Amma went down quietly to the town
without telling Bhagavan Ramana.  She had gone to Echammal's
house to bring some dhal, spices and other ingredients. Bhagavan
Ramana asked her what they were.  She said the truth.  She
then asked Bhagavan Ramana to help her in powdering the dhal
and spices to prepare dhal batter for making appalams, round think cakes, which when dried, are used to prepare the Papads, appalams, with heated oil.  Bhagavan Ramana said:  You only do
it and I will not come.  And I will make another type of papad.
Thus came the famous Song of Pappadum, which describes Jnana Vichara, through the simple acting of making papad and frying it for eating!  See Osborne's translation in the Collected Works.         


to be contd.

Arunachala Siva.