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Ramana Maharshi's temperament against the mischievous lad
« on: April 17, 2010, 11:41:22 AM »
One day as the Swami sat in samadhi at the foot of the illupai tree forgetful of his body,some mischievous imp took the oppurtunity when no one was in the sight,of approaching him from behind and testing the extent of his self-forgetfulness.The lad seems to have flung filth on the back of the Swami,thereby wetting his langodu and koupina and must have tittered away wondering at his own cleverness.

The young swami was quite unaware of what had happened to him.Sometime later his consciousness revived and from the smell he gathered the plank that some little fellow had played upon him,though no boy was standing near at the time.No anger was raised at such treatment by swami.

Source: Arunachala's Ramana Volume I

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Re: Ramana Maharshi's temperament against the mischievous lad
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2010, 11:58:06 AM »
Only Bhagavan Ramana could be like that.  There is also an instance, where an urchin urinated on His back.  He never moved or showed any anger.

There was one Siddha by name Konkana.  He was known for his
Jnana and Siddhi.  One day, he was sitting under a tree with eyes
closed.  A stark, perching on that tree, dropped its stools on him.  He opened his eyes and angrily looked at the stark.  The bird got burnt.
In the process, Konkana lost all his Siddhic powers. He then went
for begging.  In front of one house, he was asking for alms.  The
housewife inside was attending to her husband and so she came
late for giving alms.  Konkana again stared at her.  The housewife
smiled and said:  "O Konkana!  Do you think, I am that stark?"

She was a woman of chastity and Jnana.  No siddhic feats.  But
siddhi came when necessary and that is why she could ask that
question to Konkana. 

Bhagavan never never wanted any siddhic powers.  He was a Poorna
Jnani with no ego.  That is why, He tolerated everything.  He also
got angry with erring humans in later years.  But that was to correct
them, lest they may repeat the errors.  But urchins did these acts
for their fun and Bhagavan readily forgave them.

I shall narrate one more incident of interest under "What empire
are you going to capture?"

Arunachala Siva.       

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Re: Ramana Maharshi's temperament against the mischievous lad
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2010, 02:40:34 PM »
Thanks for the info Subramanian garu.