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Sivaprakasam Pillai Day - 12.01.2010 (2)
« on: January 12, 2010, 08:42:34 AM »
Sivaprakasam Pillai came to Bhagavan Ramana, to ask some clarifications, whether he could re-marry!  He was quite young,
but already lost his wife.  He was working as clerk in Tirukoilyur,
in British India's Revenue Department of Madras State.  But when
Pillai approached Bhagavan Ramana, he asked only about self enquiry and not about his remarriage etc.,  But the fact remained,
that he was obsessed with sexual impulses for many years, despite
good progress in self enquiry and regular darshan of Bhagavan,
(who was then called Brahmana Swami).

Pillai visited Bhagavan Ramana, (He was in Virupaksha Cave) almost every quarter from 1910-1922.  He stayed in Tiruvannamalai for
1 to 2 weeks each time.  In 1910, he had resigned his job.  But
he did not permanently stay in Tiruvannamalai.  He was in his
home town, but frequently visited Bhagavan Ramana right through
His Virupaksha Cave days (1900-1917) and later in Skandasramam,
(1917-1922).

But his first visit of Bhagavan Ramana was in Guhai Namasivaya
Cave, on the Hills.

Pillai never visited Tiruvannamalai, after 1921-22.

He was one of the devotees who had lent some money for buildings
that were part of Skandasramam.

After Pillai's merger in effulgence, in January 1948, his close
relative, one Sri Manikkam Pillai, came to have darshan of Bhagavan
Ramana. He came and submitted the manuscripts of Pillai's writings.
Bhagavan Ramana asked him, whether there were still any manuscripts which were not known to Him, perhaps written during
Piillai's last days.  Manikkam Pillai said that there were a few but
Sivaprakasam Pillai had asked him to burn them, after his death.
Bhagavan Ramana said:  "It does not matter.  Show them to me."
The bundle was given to Bhagavan Ramana and He took out only
one paper and returned the rest to Manikkam Pilai.   This is
Sri Ramana Vachana Saram, written by Pillai and this has been
published along with Pillai's poems in a book titled Sri Ramana
Pada Maalai by Sri Ramanasramam.

Arunachala Siva.