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Photograph with Bhagavan!
« on: January 23, 2010, 12:00:11 PM »
Mr. P.T. Muthuswami writes in an article in Arunachala's Ramana,
Boundless Ocean of Grace, Volume 6:-

My joy found no limit when I had the darshan of Bhagavan Ramana
Maharshi, on 8th June 1947 at 9.20 a.m.  Apart from Asramam
inmates, Indians and foreigners, there used to be a stream of
visitors in the morning and the evening.  Some visitors, with the
permission of the Asramam authority used to take snapshots of
Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi.

In my heart of hearts, I was deeply thinking whether I could be
so fortunate as to have a photo taken along with Bhagavan.  A
good and pious idea indeed!  But, the question of its fulfilment was
entirely left to the entire grace of guru dev.

It so happened that a rich and a pious soul with a band of devotees
from Andhra Pradesh came to the Arunachala Temple and then to
Sri Ramanasramam.  They had the darshan of Bhagavan in the morning and they arranged for a group photo to be taken along with
Him in the evening.

Bhagavan Ramana stood in front of the small gate towards the eastern side, facing Arunachala Hill.  I and another devotee were
observing all this very keenly from a very respectful distance.  One
of the devotees seeing Bhagavan standing, had very wisely brought
a stool from the Asramam, upon which, Gurudev sat.  The photo
was about to be taken, when the Sarvadhikari, in hurrying up to the
spot, saw me and another devotee, standing at a distance, asked us
to follow him.  We both immeditately followed him and joined the group photo!  The photo was taken! 

My happiness was beyond expression.  I have a copy of this eventful photo with me.  This is how the Kripa of Bhagavan works miraculously.

It is noteworthy that Bhagavan Ramana did not speak a word on this at all.  His silence and grace, the very nature of one's own Self worked the miracle.

Om Suprasannaya Namah:     (46)

Salutations to the One whose Presence is also Pure Grace.

                                 -  Sri Ramana Ashtottaram.

(Source: Arunachala's Ramana, Boundless Ocean of Grace,
Volume 6.  Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai.)

Arunachala Siva.