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Peanut Parayana Of Ramana Maharshi
« on: April 23, 2010, 06:40:42 AM »
I recollect one amusing incident that took place early one morning, just before the Parāyana (ed: reading of scriptures) was to be chanted. For several weeks, Bhagavan had not been eating much food in the evening. As a result he tended to get a little hungry at about 4 a.m. the following morning. To assuage his hunger Bhagavan used to roast peanuts on His kumutti (ed: charcoal grill) and eat them. After he had roasted them He would offer some to Krishnaswami, His attendant, and to anyone else who happened to be in the hall at that time.

On this particular morning Bhagavan took out his peanuts and told Krishnaswami, 'Before they start the Veda Parāyana let us do peanut parāyana.'

Source: (Recollections of Sri Annamalai Swamy)

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Re: Peanut Parayana Of Ramana Maharshi
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2010, 08:47:50 AM »
There is also a peanut tea party!

Once, in an evening, when devotees were waiting for Him, He went to the stone bench near the well and one monkey and a squirrel came with Him.  He started feeding the monkey and the squirrel by turns,
each time giving one peanut to each animal. Once before his turn
came, the monkey tried to jump towards His fingers and pick up
a peanut.  Bhagavan Ramana said:  "Asathe!  (O fool!), wait till
your turn comes.  Am I going to refuse to you?"  This peanut
party was going on for some time.  All devotees came out of the
Hall, and were watching this wonderful communication between
the Guru and the sishyas! 

Soon, when the peanuts were over, Bhagavan Ramana said:
NaLaikku Paakalam pongoda!  We shall see tomorrow and you
go now!

Arunachala Siva. 

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Re: Peanut Parayana Of Ramana Maharshi
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2010, 12:57:16 PM »
thanks for sharing this incident Subramanian garu.