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ramana_maharshi

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If someone in the Ashram behaved in a very unjust manner,Sri Bhagavan used to know it (even though no one expressed it to him) and inflict some self-punishment and deny himself some dishes or courses, etc., without expressing anything to anybody.

Everyone used to come together to find out why Sri Bhagavan has given up a certain thing. As no one was bold enough to face Bhagavan and ask the real cause, they used to examine their own conduct and behaviour and discover the causes that might have caused displeasure to Bhagavan. They used to approach Bhagavan, prostrate, beg his pardon, and promise to be more careful in the future. This is Sri Bhagavan’s way of rectification of wrongdoers.

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Re: Sri Bhagavan Ramana’s way of rectification of wrongdoers
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2010, 01:54:39 PM »
Bhagavan's stories which speak about His self-punishment or
self-mortification are many.  As prasanth observed it is only
to correct the wrong doers and occasionally to stop an unwanted
luxury for Himself too. 

1. Bhagavan used to cup His palm and gulp the buttermilk when it
was served during lunch.  One day He found out that the kitchen
worker was simply standing, to give Him another 'cup' of buttermilk
without doing further serving to others.  Bhagavan admonished her
saying that already He had been served with one 'cup' of buttermilk, why another course for Him.  From next day, He stopped taking
butter milk, by cupping His palm.  Only it was served on the leaf
over the rice.

2. On another occasion, another kitchen assistant served deliberately more potato curry.  He observed it.  He flared up.
"What is this you are doing?  Will you get moksha by serving
more potato curry?  Are you doing the same thing for others too?"  From that time, the kitchen assistants were anxious to not to serve Him anything extra.

3.  So also the case with betel leaves and nuts.  He was taking betel-leaves and nuts for a few months, for digestion.  One day, the attendant forgot to bring them after lunch.  He asked for it.  Still it was delayed for some reason or other.  He stopped taking betel leaves and nuts.  The devotees admonished the attendant.  Bhagavan said:  "No, no, why scold him?  I was also thinking of to stop this practice for now.  He was only an indirect cause (nimittam) to make me stop this habit."

There are many such stories.

Arunachala Siva.         

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Re: Sri Bhagavan Ramana’s way of rectification of wrongdoers
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2010, 04:01:07 PM »
Excellent info Subramanian Garu.