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Bestower of Salvation
« on: February 17, 2010, 09:09:12 AM »
AN ancient astrological prophecy speaks of Ramana as, “The one who came to prove that Arunachala gives you liberation, if you but think of Him”. Bhagavan heard the name of Arunachala when He was fifteen. When He was sixteen, He came to live in Arunachala. He gave unto His devotees all that He possessed. Bhagavan’s mother and Lakshmi the cow were liberated by Him. He tried to give mukthi to Pazhani Swamy, a great devotee who served Him with dedication, but before it could happen, Pazhaniswamy passed away. Bhagavan said that Pazhani Swamy would not be born again and will attain mukthi in gradual stages. These are the instances that we come to know by hearing and reading. Who knows how many beings were liberated by Bhagavan! He never spoke of such beings and therefore we know nothing of them. The puranas say that the trees and plants on Arunachala also will receive mukthi. From some strange incidents in Bhagavan’s life we know this is true. The trees under which He sat while at Skandasramam did not bear any fruit. When He touched the seeds to be planted, nothing grew out of them.

Once Bhagavan was given some seeds for sowing at Sri Ramanasramam, when a young devotee came running and with tears in his eyes said, “Don’t give the seeds to Him. The seeds will not sprout like it happened at Skandasramam. Bhagavan’s touch will destroy rebirth”. Bhagavan’s grace liberated countless beings. Many people seeking spiritual succour toured the length and breadth of the country but in vain and at last
through Bhagavan’s grace were able to go into samadhi and feel contented. An old person visited Bhagavan after many years of vain spiritual effort and was able to reach great spiritual heights. He praised Bhagavan in his ecstasy. Thus Bhagavan gave many devotees the experience of
samadhi so that it would prod them to make further efforts to make it permanent.

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


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Re: Bestower of Salvation
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2010, 10:58:12 AM »
Dear Nagaraj,

Yes.  This happened in the cases of 'human saplings' too, if not for seeds.

Bhagavan Ramana applied Vibhuti to one child of Mahalakshmi Amma and
this child found its deliverence in a few months.  So also her another child,
for whom Bhagavan Ramana was forced to feed milk rice and sweet in
a spoon. Bhagavan refused to do anna-prasanam, but was asked to do
by the child's parents.  This child too found its Way. So also Indra, the
seven year old daughter of G.V. Subbaramayya.  She ransacked the bookshelf in the Old Hall and picked out a book.  The large sized first words of the
book, she pointed out and asked Bhagavan to tell her.  Bhagavan took
the hint, He knew the Fire in her mind and taught her, Deham, Naham,
Koham, Soham...  The child repeated and memorized the words. In a
few months time, back in her home, she developed an unknown high
fever and chanting Deham, Naham, Koham, Soham, she merged in pure Space!

Arunachala Siva.