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Loving Devotion
« on: January 26, 2010, 10:43:18 AM »
T.P. Ramachandra Iyer writes:-

Once Chadwick wrote to me from the Asramam.  In that letter,
he had said that Bhagavan's health is deciling and He is becoming weaker day by day.  "You know that He would not accept any health
medicines.  However, you may search for some ayurvedic preparations, for stamina and health, which Bhagavan would normally not object to take."

On receipt of letter, I went in search for ayurvedic preparations
in Madras.  I went to Venkataramana Dispensary in Mylapore,
famous for such medicines.  He was prepared to give a lehyam
(fluid preparation) called Jiraga Vilavdi Lehyam.  I sent immediately some bottles to Chinnaswami.


Chinnaswami on receiving the parcel, placed the same to Bhagavan
with the letter of T.P.Ramachandra Iyer. 


I went to Tiruvannamalai that week end and prostrated before
Bhagavan.  Bhagavan said:  "This is the lehyam you have sent.
I am using it regulardly four times a day.  Jiraga and Vilva are
very good for billiousness."

I felt very happy.  After a half a minute, Bhagavan asked me:
"Did anyone write to you to send this?"  I immediately admitted
it and said Bhagavan about Chadwick's letter. I also said that
Chinnaswami too does not know since I had not mentioned about it in my letter.

Bhagavan laughed so graciously, saying:  "See that, see that..."

That evening Chadwick entered the Hall at 4.00 PM.  Bhagavan
looked at him and said: "Did you write anything?"

This was a moment of shock and surprise for Chadwick and he
having done all this out of his extreme love and devotion to Bhagavan, happily declared:  "Yes, Bhagavan!  I wrote all that
to TPR.  What can we do?  Bhagavan never takes anything and
it was miserable for us, devotees, to be witnessing Bhagavan
growing weaker day by day.  So I did all that and I am happy now.

He resumed his seat and began to meditate as usual.  Such was
Major Chadwick's (Sadhu Arunachala) devotion and love to Bhagavan.  He was one of the many old devotees whose devotion to Bhagavan Ramana knew no bounds.

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

Arunachala Siva.