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Subramanian.R

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Anandammal
« on: February 17, 2010, 11:26:48 AM »
Anandammal, was from Tiruvannamalai. She knew Bhagavan Ramana right
from Skandasramam days.  She wanted to lead a spiritual life, but her parents forced her into a marriage.  She lived a married life for some years,
got a son too but she continued to visit Bhagavan.  Soon, her husband
passed away, and she left her son under the care of her sister and left
the home, built a thatched shed near Ramana Nagar and was visiting
Bhagavan Ramana regularly.  She used to prepare rice in a pot and add
a lot of cold water after the rice is cooked.  From the pot, she used to
take some handfuls for three or four days, with some salt, without further cooking!  One day Kanakammal brought a packet of pakodas (pakoras) and
gave it to Anandammal.  Kanakammal said:  "I have prepared some packets and giving to each devotee one packet and you should kindly accept it."
Anandammal took it and then after looking sternly at it:  Kanaka, do sadhaks need all these?  Stop such practices and do sadhana. 

Anandammal was an illiterate but she knew upside down, the entire Ribhu
Gita and Ulladu Naarpadu!

What are the roots that clutch,
What branches grow of this stony rubbish?
Son of man, for you know only a heap of broken images,
Where sun beats, dead trees give no shelter and cricket no relief!

(cricket - a small insect, that gives humming sound.)

                                - T.S. Eliot

Arunachala Siva.

 

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Re: Anandammal
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2010, 10:13:07 AM »
Oh..i just noticed another post on anandammal. Apologies subramanian sir...i repeated the same story in another post thinking that was not yet included...


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Re: Anandammal
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2010, 10:22:45 AM »
Dear SLakshmi,

No problem.  Re-reading is good if it is about Bhagavan Ramana's life
and teachings.  I read Who am I? everyday.  It is not a sterile reading, but
reading with fervor and devotion.

Arunachala Siva.