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Sri Arunachala Pancharatnam - 30
« on: September 29, 2009, 12:32:26 PM »
As Bhagavan Ramana said, once you hand over yourself in total
surrender, to Arunachala within, one would start seeing every
thing in the world as Arunachala. 

There was one great Sanskrit pandit, who was teaching students
every day, practically without any fees.  Obviously, he did not
make any riches.  His wife was angry with him, always nagging
him, shouting at him and scolding at him.  The poor man did not
much bother but at the same time, took care of his wife's food
and clothing.  One day, she became hysterically angry and came
to him, with a knife to kill him.  The pandit looked at her and
said:  "Amma, I have seen you in different forms everyday.
But only today, I am seeing you as Bhadra Kali.  My namaskarams to you."

No doubt, the wife became cool and asked her husband to come
and take food.

Ya devi sarva bhuteshu krodha rupinyai namah.
Namasthasyai, Namasthasyai, Namasthasyai Namo Namah:

I salute You Mother, I salute You Mother, I salute You Mother!       
Who is also in the form of the terrific Kali.

Alright, we have to see every thing and every being as the Self.
But what about certain occasions,  when the other person becomes incorrigibly diabolic?

Bhagavan Ramana says on those occasions, you show your
anger or dislike or even hate, but forget about that after
the purpose is served.  Do not have the thought or grudge etc.,
permanently.  You simply play that role for that occasion and
forget about it.  Then such act will not carry fruits of karma for you.

Bhagavan Ramana on many occasions, had shown indignation.
He had scolded the attendants, Annamalai Swami and others
on a few occasions.  With Perumal Swami, once when that fellow
came with an Iyengar (who was paid for his heavy drinking) to
abuse Bhagavan Ramana, Bhagavan controlled His anger and did
not let it come out.  Annamalai Swami came to the scene and gave the fellows each a heft blow.   

We should try to do it as a role, without carrying the thoughts
for all future to come.  Nochur Venkataraman narrates one example:  There was one chap who played Ravana's role
in Ramayana.  He played his role so thoroughly that the audience threw stones and chappals towards him, at the stage.  The play
was over.  Some people went to the green room to greet Rama.  There, they found to their astonishment, that Ravana and Rama, after removing their costumes, were sharing a samosa packet, with great relish!         

Arunachala Siva.