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K.V. Ramachandra Iyer
« on: November 18, 2009, 01:48:59 PM »
Sri Ramachandra Iyer, was a great Tamil scholar, capable of
writing poems in Tamil. He came to Bhagavan Ramana for the
first time, in Virupaksha Cave. He has composed hundreds of
poems on Bhagavan Ramana.  (They have not been printed).

Once in the Hill, Ramachandra Iyer wrote a poem on seeing a dove trapped in hunter's nest like this:  "If the dove could leave the
hands of the hunter, it shall fly away from the forest, knowing the
danger therein."  Bhagavan Ramana immediately composed a
poem meaning:  "The dove escaping from the hunter's hand,
escapes too from the forest, it is said.  When the hunter hunting
for the "I" gains freedom, the forest shrinks into a home."

Contemplating Bhagavan Ramana as Muruga, Iyer composed
a poem beginning, "Where is the Javelin?  Where is your mountain?
Where are your twelve shoulders, where is your blue-bloomed
peacock...?   Bhagavan replied:

The Javelin, the bright eastern hill, the Mother's milk of
grace, the twelve arms, the big blue peacock mind-beguiling,
all these are there in the measure that one lives in the world
in fear of Ramana the Mother (in fear of Ramana's mother.)

Arunachala Siva.