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Subramanian.R

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Swami Satyananda
« on: January 27, 2010, 10:06:10 AM »
I was born in 1916, in Mavelikara, a village in South Kerala.  My
mother who was of a pious disposition used to serve sadhus and
was happy to help them in various ways.

Once when I was in Pandikkan Mazhi Math, between Madurai and
Manamadurai, on my pilgrimage to Rameswram.  The Math was
managed by one Narayanaswami, who had stayed at Sri Ramanasramam for some time.  He spoke to me about Bhagavan
and gave me the full address of Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannmalai.

From Rameswaram, I came directly to Tiruvannamalai.  This was
in 1938.  I was overcome with joy when I saw Arunachala.  After
spending a few days at the Virupakshi Cave, one day I ame down
to Sri Ramanasramam, with a sadhu.  When we arrived, Bhagavan
had just returned from His afternoon walk to the Hill and was sitting in the Hall alone.  He looked at us and smiled.  I can never forget
that smile.  After sitting in His presence for sometime, I returned to the Cave.  Thereafter I used to visit the Asramam daily and have darshan of Bhagavan.

Soon I changed by abode from Virupakshi Cave to Skandasramam
and finally after 7 years (during which I had begged for alms),
at various places, I finally obtained Bhagavan's Grace, the good
fortune of serving as His personal assistant from 1946, till His final Nirvanana on 14th April 1950.

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

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Swami Satyananda
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2010, 11:44:09 AM »
Dear I,

really, these small small events, incidents are so much, thousands of times more graceful than the empty intellectual discussions I have been having. I just feel, this is enough for me. Just reading the stories and incidents of Ramana. At this moment, I feel, I don't even want Jnana or even Bhakti, I like to remain in this "Bhodam". Like the drunken man, I want to remain drunk in Ramana Leela.

This Bodhanai is Amrutam

Salutations to Sri Ramana
« Last Edit: January 27, 2010, 11:45:40 AM by Nagaraj »
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta