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Bhagavan's Aradhana Day in 1953
« on: February 11, 2010, 09:56:42 AM »
Major Chadwick (Sadhu Arunachala) writes:-

On May 11th, the Asramam celebrates Bhagavan's third Aradhana,
when one will be carried back to that momentous night three years
ago, when He passed.  One can still see the tense crowds seated
in rows under the veranda of the new hall, waiting, waiting, waiting,
till the last breath should be breathed and the one they all loved
so muchn should once for all relinquish His body.

Doubtless, He was a Jnani and was beyond all suffering, He was
dwelling in the bliss of the Self, but suffering was undoubtedly
was, though He Himself would have asked, "To whom is the suffering?"  Vaguely, I sense that if one is liberated, one is free
from all pain as the Self is all bliss.  Behind every suffering there
must be a special bliss for such.  It is only a surface appearance,
though very real and painful for the onlooker.

At first people felt lost, they had relied too much on personal form,
though Bhagavan Himself had repeatedly warned them:  "You attach too much importance to this body." 

Still it was only natural that this body should be missed although
as time went on, the loss became gradually less keen.  His
Presence was felt so strongly in the Asramam and daily the feeling of this actual presence grew.  A visitor remarked to me lately:
"One does not miss the presence of Bhagavan in the Asramam, He
is there just as He was before."  And this is true.  He is there
and He is surely working and the Asramam will grow in strength
and renown as time goes on.  There have been dark days since that night three years ago, but those days are now past.  The Asramam
takes on a new life.  The school (Vedic School) has been revived
and Pujas are performed so carefully and enthusiasticaly that
the whole place rings with vibrations thus set up.

I went away never to return.  But He brought me back.  And
now I thank Him every day that I have been allowed to take
part in this renaissance. It is thrilling to the core to feel it
happening. How could anything happen to that place that He
had sanctified with His Presence for so long?

I have one piece of advice to offer to one and all.  Do not
believe the stories that you have been told about Sri Ramanasramam.  You can always test the truth of such tales
for yourself without relying on heresay.  It is very easy.  Come
and see yourself.  You will not be disappointed.

(Source:  Article written for either Call Divine or Mountain Path,
reproduced in the Silent Power.)

Arunachala Siva.