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Tiruvannamalai Venkataraman
« on: December 22, 2009, 10:50:42 AM »
It was the time of Ramana Jayanti in the Asramam.  Devaraja
Mudaliar desired that the members of his family to join him at the
Asramam, to receive Bhagavan's grace on this special occasion.
He sent them a post card intimating his wish.  Prompt came the
reply expressing helplessness due to a scarcity of funds for travel
etc., Mudaliar solved the problem this way:  Break the family Hundi
of funds, (Hundi = a small box kept for placing savings which is
intended for God's purpose like pilgrimage etc., ) containing the
offerings to the family deity, Venkataramana of Tirupati and use
the funds to finance the pilgrimage to the Asramam.

After implementing his plan, he went straight to Bhagavan Ramana
and confided the nature of the correspondence between he and his
family.  Bhagavan Ramana neither approved nor disapproved.  He
appeared to have no reaction at all!  There was not even the usual
nod of the head but He merely maintained His customary silence.

On arrival of the family, all were duly introduced to Bhagavan.
Then Mudaliar said:  "Bhagavan, as for me, between Tirupati
Venkataramana and Tiruvannamalai Venkataraman, there is absolutely no difference."

Bhagavan replied with a smile:

"And did you not amply prove it by breaking the hundi?"

(Source: T.R. Kanakammal's article in MP April-June 2007)

Arunachala Siva.