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Desur Akhilandamma
« on: February 06, 2010, 10:32:11 AM »
Desur Akhilandamma writes in her reminiscences:

I do not anything on what I should ask Bhagavan Ramana.
I have no capacity even ask Him any questions.  I was simply
going everyday giving some food and greens to Mother Azhagamma
and prostrating to Bhagavan Ramana. 

One day Bhagavan Ramana was sitting after the monthly tonsure
and was sitting alone before a bath.  I went and prostrated to Him
and submitted to Him:  "Bhagavan!  You should tell something to me
and grace me."  Bhagavan gazed at me and asked: "What should
I tell you?  I grew nervous and there was horripilation on my body.
I kept quiet in fear and anxiety.  Bhagavan understood my predicament and He knows my mind.  He then said graciously:
"Do not leave your Self."  For sometime, I did not understand anything of these words.  I did not also know how to practise
this "Do not leave your Self."  There was however a lot of satisfaction and the words were coming back in my mind again and again.  There was total Peace in me.

Bhagavan remained there seated for quite sometime.  Perhaps,
He showed me how to practise "Do not leave your Self."  I do not
know the Vedantic import of these words.  But these words were
enough for me.  After some pause, I told Bhagavan: " Bhagavan!
Hot water is ready."  Bhagavan then left for bathing.

When Desika says:  Be still.
I stood still, drowned in the flood of bliss.

              -  Sri Sadhu Om.

(Source:  Sri Ramana Mathuraanubhavam, Desur Akhilandamma.)

Arunachala Siva.