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Sri Sundaram Iyer
« on: March 08, 2010, 08:45:04 AM »
Sri Sundaram Iyer, father of Bhagavan Ramana died when Bhagavan
was young Venkataraman.  The father's death brought in Ramana's
mind the first ripples of atma vichara.  Father is dead?  What is that is dying?  His body is now inert.  But there must be something more than that which must have propelled the body when he was alive.
What is it?

Sundaram Iyer was a successful uncertified pleader (an advocate
without a formal degree).  He was a philanthropist.  He had a large
house in Tiruchuzhi (now Sundara Mandiram), where one portion
was left vacant for stay of pilgrims, visitors and govt officials whenever they had come. 

Once young Venkataraman did some tricks in the neighbour's
house and ran away before getting caught.  The neigbhour complained.  Sundaram Iyer got very angry and said:  Let him
come back.  I shall strip him and give him a codpiece and drive
him away from the house!  IT HAPPENED A FEW YEARS LATER!

Sundaram Iyer's Day was celebrated on 5th March.

Om Sundararya tapa phalaya namah:

Salutations to the One who is the fruit given as the prize for
Sundaram Iyer's great tapas.

             -  Sri Ramana Ashottaram, Name 10. 

Arunachala Siva.     

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Re: Sri Sundaram Iyer
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2010, 10:40:02 AM »
I wonder what will happen to the parents of great souls like Sri Bhagavan. We know his mother's story very well, but who knows whether his father also attained Mukti.

Of course, Bhagavan made no special distinction between his own family and the world, but nevertheless, to be blessed with a son like him, his parents must have had some great merit.

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Re: Sri Sundaram Iyer
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2010, 10:45:50 AM »
Sundaram Iyer was a great karma yogi.  But his very qualification, as father
of Bhagavan Ramana would have surely conferred him liberation.  Scriptures
say that a Jnani's thirty generations before and after him, would be liberated
without any qualifications.

Arunachala Siva.