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Swami Niranjananda's Liberation Day - 29.01.2010
« on: February 04, 2010, 11:47:24 AM »
I was away from my comp. last Friday, the 29th of Jan 2010.
It was Chinnaswami's Liberation Day.  He merged with Bhagavan
on this day, in the year 1953.

The role of Chinnaswami or Sarvadhikari (means Manager) role
is full of mixed aspects.  He was authoritative, as his role demanded.  He had quarrel with many devotees of Bhagavan Ramana, starting from Annamalai Swami, Ramanatha Brahmachari
and to Suri Nagamma.  But his role as an efficient administrator
of the Asramam can neve be under-estimated.

Any Brahma Jnani keeps himself aloof and does not take part
in any adminstrative work.  It is not his business to run ashrams, feed the devotees, and publish books. The person who takes that role is the collaborator.  We have seen collaborators throughout the history of religion and philsophy.  We had Ananda for Buddha, we had St. John, who cried under the Cross and about whom Jesus said to Mary:  "Please take care of him, as your son", were all collaborators. In recent times we had Swami Vivekananda for Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Niranjananda for Bhagavan Ramana.

Chinnaswami joined Bhagavan, a few months after Mother Azhagamma's joining Her son.  By that time, he had lost his wife, his only child (T.N. Venkataraman, later, Swami Ramana Padananda) was left with his sister, a housewife (Alamelu - Athai Alamelu as devotees called her) and came to Bhagavan Ramana.  Bhagavan knew the course of destiny beforehand and hence permitted him to stay with him.  In due course, he became the Manager of the Asramam after say, 1924. 

Bhagavan Ramana never interfered with his work.  He kept golden silence whenever the devotees complained to Him.  But to some, He gave green signal to ahead with certain work without informing anyone else.  Like Annamalai Swami's construction work.  Suri Nagamma writing her Letters... etc.,  When clashes erupted with
Chinnaswami, Bhagavan Ramana kept silent.  Only when Chinnaswami threatened Annamalai Swami that he would expel him
(Annamalai Swami), Bhagavan Ramana said:  Then I shall also go with him!  Things became alright.

Like Ananda, St. John, and Swami Vivekananda, the collaborator was taken to the fold of Brahmaswarupam - the Guru, at the appropriate time.

(Ideas from Arthur Osborne's article.)

Arunachala Siva.   

               

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Re: Swami Niranjananda's Liberation Day - 29.01.2010
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2010, 02:46:56 PM »
Swami Niranjananda Swami felt that the cowshed should not 
built as a large one.  But Annamalai Swami made preparations
for a large cowshed.  This was with Bhagavan's silent approval.
Because He knew the course of destiny as a Brahma Jnani, who
is aware of the past, present and future of all devotees and things
that would happen.

With Ramanatha Brahmachari, Chinnaswami quarrelled for some
right reasons.  Brahmachari was a terrible mypic wearing very thick
glasses.  Still, as a Gandhian, he was making the thread with his
charka, the wheel.  Sarvadikari asked him to stop, lest it would weaken his eyesight further, as he had to look into the slender thread always.  Brahmachari refused.  He lifted him bodily and rolled him down the steps outside the kitchen.  Ramanatha did not still
concede.  Sarvadikari stared at him and said:  "Do you know who I am?"  Ramanatha Brahmachari politely answered:  If both of us knew who we are, then we shall not be here."  Ramanatha spoke
the Who am I? philosophy in one sentence!

With Suri Nagamma, again, Sarvadikari did not want her to write
the famous Letters from Sri Ramanasramam, covering the incidents/conversations in the Hall.  Sarvadikari felt, as he had experience of Paul Brunton, that such devotees might later write books and say that those were their own ideas!  Suri Nagamma told him that she would stop.  But she continued, stealthily, writing the days' conversations in the form of a letter, at night, in her small house.  Bhagavan Ramana knew everything!

Arunachala Siva.