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Subramanian.R

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Silent and Solid Grace - 4
« on: January 24, 2010, 10:13:29 AM »
K.R.K. Murthy further writes:-

An old woman bent double with age used to go round and round
Bhagavan's Hall and finally go near Bhagavan's seat and loudly
sing songs composed extempore by her.  Her spontaneous compositions used to pour forth effortlessly from her extremely
devoted heart. She was not a learned lady.  There might be some
grammatical mistakes and errors in rhyme, rhythm etc., She used
to thus sing her prayers daily for obtaining the grace of Bhagavan.

One day,  Bhagavan smilingly remarked that her songs seemed to
be much better than those of her son.  Her son was a scholar and
from an ordinary point of view of view, the scholar's compositions
ought to be superior but for Bhagavan, those arising from the
bottom of the heart with great devotion and emotion are more
pleasing.  Are not the standards of judgement different?

Whenever Bhagavan's physical body appeared to suffer from some
ailment, some devotees used to prescribe medicines for relief,
forgetting that Bhagavan Himself was Vaidyanatha (Lord of
the Universal medical care) who can cure all ills if he so willed.
Bhagavan used to take or apply the medicines just for the satisfaction of the devotees who prescribed the same and not
curing Himself.  He never wanted to wound the feelings of even
the humblest of devotees and He used to accept the medicines,
though there was no necessity for any of them as far as He was
concerned.   Though the act is the same, the object is different.

One lady devotee was one day expressing to Bhagavan that she had
come that day, from a long distance.  Bhagavan suddenly remarked:
"You did not come.  The train brought you here."  The other side of the picture is more real to Bhagavan.  She did not come there
perhaps by her individual exertion but she was brought by Bhagavan's
Grace.

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

Arunachala Siva.   
 

Nagaraj

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Re: Silent and Solid Grace - 4
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2010, 09:46:18 PM »
Dear I,

I am reminded from Mukunda Mala on reading your post, which goes like this:

Vyamoha-prasam aushadham muni-mano-vritti-pravritty-aushadham
Daityendrarti-karaushadham tri-bhuvane sanjivanaikaushadham
Bhaktatyanta-hitaushadham bhava-bhaya-pradhvamsanaikaushadham
Sreyah-prapti-karaushadham piba manah sri-krishna-divyaushadham

O mind, please drink the transcendental medicine of Sri Ramana's (Śrī Kṛṣṇa's) glories. It is the perfect medicine for curing the disease of bewilderment, for inspiring sages to engage their minds in meditation, and for tormenting the mighty Daitya demons. It alone is the medicine for restoring the three worlds to life and for bestowing unlimited blessings on the Supreme Lord's devotees. Indeed, it is the only medicine that can destroy one's fear of material existence and lead one to the attainment of the supreme good.

Medicine that cures improper desires,
Medicine in the minds of sages,
Which makes them to meditate,
Medicine for controlling king among Rakshasas,
Medicine which gives life to the three worlds,
Medicine which cures the travails of devotees,
Medicine that cures fear of existence,
Medicine that can bring all glory,
Is the holy medicine of Sri Ramana (Sri Krishna).
And so ,devotees drink it to your fill..

Om Namo Bhagawate Sri Ramanaaya

Salutations to Sri Ramana
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Silent and Solid Grace - 4
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2010, 11:26:31 AM »
Dear Nagaraj,

Once Jnaneswara was visiting the Puri Temple.  The pandas were
ready to give him a royal welcome with all prasadams, garlands etc.,
There used to be an illiterate who was reading Bhagavad Gita from
under the farther temple towers.  He was reciting BG with all mistakes.  The pandas kept him away because he was reading with
all sorts of mistakes.  Jnaneswara on entering the temple, rushed
to the farther towers, without bothering about all the welcome
rituals of the pandas.  The pandas followed him apologetically.
Jnaneswara sat near that illiterate and listened to the BG with tears
in his eyes.  He was looking at the illiterately intently.  The illiterate said:  "Swami, forget and forgive my mistakes in chanting."   Jnaneswara said:  Oh, no.  Whenever BG was read out before me,
I was only thinking about the verses.  Today I see Krishna in your
eyes on the chariot with Arjuna.

Arunachala Siva.