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Ramana - Ocean of Compassion
« on: February 16, 2010, 10:30:55 AM »
Ramana’s compassion knows no limits. Once a devotee compared His mercy to the ocean. Ramana replied that unlike the ocean, His mercy had no shores, or limits. Scholars and laymen alike received great help and support from Him. Once on the Hill, a goat fell into a narrow cleavage between two rocks. Ramana jumped in and rescued the goat. He waited for the poor people who collected wood on the Hills and gave them gruel or cold water. He has never asked any of His devotees to undertake rigorous spiritual effort. Scriptures speak of sages subjecting their followers to strict spiritual discipline in the form of fasts and rituals. But Bhagavan never insisted on anything and let his children go their way. They would always begin to follow the spiritual path of their own choice because that was the way of Ramana. He never called anyone a sinner, or even mentioned the word ‘sin’. Especially, He avoided controlling children. Once when He was sitting on a rock above Mulaipal Thirtham, a few young boys jumped into the rocky tank and swam about. Though the rocks were dangerous, Ramana did not stop them. Why, is an intriguing question. Was it because He did not want to frighten them, or was it because they were safe in His presence? A young girl felt afraid to go to the hospital to visit relatives. Bhagavan told her that the hospital where diseases are cured and difficulties removed was like a temple and there need be no fear about visiting it. He thus helped her get rid of her fear.

Salutations to Sri Ramana
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta


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Re: Ramana - Ocean of Compassion
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2010, 10:47:13 AM »
Dear Nagaraj,

Yes.  Bhagavan's compassion knows no bounds.  Sri Ramana Ashottaram
starts with the invocatory verse, Apara satchit sukavari....  Even when
He got angry very rarely with people, it is only to correct them.  They
call this in Tamil - maRa-karuNai, the compassion that expresses through
anger and punishment for setting right the devotees.  Brahmasri Nochur
Venkataraman says that at least Hiranyakashyap had only three births,
during which he was killed by Narasimha/Rama/Krishna.  But we are
not even fortunate to stop with three births!  But one thing is sure that
for Bhagavan's devotees will have liberation or a better birth to work out
liberation sooner or later.

Arunachala Siva.