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The experience of the Secretary
« on: February 06, 2010, 10:48:28 AM »
Once, the secretary of the Governor of Pondycherry came with
his staff to have darshan of Bhagavan Ramana.  He had brought
a large paper with a lot of questions for clarification.  He submitted
the paper to Bhagavan Ramana. The questions were in French and
were quite complicated.  Bhagavan Ramana asked me (Balarama
Reddiar) to translate them and tell Him.  I myself found it difficult to translate even though I know French.

Bhagavan Ramana, looked at me and understood my predicament.
He then said:  "Alright, give me the substance, and that will do."
Then with hesitation, I told Bhagavan Ramana about the import
of the questions and added that the gentleman wants the answers
not merely in words but also as EXPERIENTIAL.

Bhagavan after a second, gazed at the questioner.  About thirty
seconds passed. 

The gentleman started shivering and shaking and his eyes were
shedding tears copiously.  He then said in a nervous tone:
"Bhagavan!  Not now.  Not now."


Making the jackals into horses
You made all magic
And turned the entire Madurai,
of the King of South, go in frenzy.
O the Lord of Tiruperundurai!
O the Rare Substance, the remover of sins.
O the floods of Pandya country.
O the Effulgence, rare to witness!
I do not know what to do.

   - Ananda Maalai - The Garland of Bliss.  Verse 7.
      Tiruvachakam, Manikkavachagar.

(Source:  Sri Ramana Mathuraanubhavam, Nidimusali Balarama

Arunachala Siva.