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Subramanian.R

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Bhagavan Ramana's Grace
« on: December 01, 2009, 02:06:53 PM »
Akhilandamma writes in her memoirs:-

"I used to bring some food to Seshadri Swamigal and also to
Bhagavan Ramana, at frequent intervals.  One day, I went
with some food.  There were brahmins waiting to serve Him
food, many items of great standard.  I was hesitating.  Bhagavan
Ramana was sitting before the leaf.  He looked at me and said:
" Amma, bring your food also.  I shall eat, a portion of each one's.

On another day, I took some good plantains for preparing curries.
In the Asramam, Kunju Swami and Madhava Swami were cutting
plantains for preparing curries.  Bhagavan Ramana looked at all
of us and said:  "Brahmins do not prepare plantain curry, in a
tasty and nice manner.  Desuramma (Akhilandamma) will prepare
plantain curry quite well."  I was horripilated.

Arunachala Siva.     

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Re: Bhagavan Ramana's Grace
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2009, 05:38:30 PM »
Dear srkudai,

Bhagavan Ramana never observed caste differences.  But He
had to bear with the culture of His times.  So, He permitted
two batches of food rows, one for brahmins and other for others.
He used to sit facing both the rows in perpendicular.  Once threre
was a heated discussions on caste systems.  Bhagavan observed:

"No system can be reformed through compulsive reformation
processes.  If  one tries to do that, such caste differerences
will pave away for another class of differences."   This is what
exactly happened in post-Independent India.  Various new classes, reservations etc., came into practice.  Some more new classes
also cropped up.  Cinema actors, politicians, local dadas, IT
workers, govt workers, working class labourers, white collar,
blue collar, this hero follower, that hero follower, fights inter-se
--all came into practice!   

Arunachala Siva.