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Major Chadwick's Day - 17.04.2010 (6)
« on: April 12, 2010, 12:09:59 PM »
Talks No. 550 speak about the visit of Somerset Maugham, the
well-known English author, to Bhagavan Ramana.

He fell extremely sick and was lying in bed in the cottage allotted
to him.  In fact, he became unconscious in Major Chadwick's room.
Major Chadwick requested Bhagavan to come and see Maugham.
Bhagavan Ramana went into that room and gazed on Maugham.
He regained the senses and saluted Bhagavan.  They remained
silent and sat facing each other for nearly an hour.  The author
attempted to ask question but did not speak.  Major Chadwick
encouraged him to talk.  But Bhagavan said:  "All finished, Heart-
talk is all talk.  All talk must end in silence only."  They smiled
and Bhagavan left the room.

We all tend to think that Maugham was given some glimpse of
Self realization.  "Talks" - do not clarify.  Annamalai Swami also
mentions this incident in his Tamil reminiscences. 

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Major Chadwick cleared the puzzle in his Reminiscences.  Maugham
was given only a gaze to set him right from the swoon caused by
the hot hot Tiruvannmalai weather.  As otherwise, no special spiritual benefit accrued to him.

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(Source: Talks No. 550, and A Sadhu's Reminiscences, by
Major Chadwick.)

Arunachala Siva.