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Ramana Maharshi Devotee Old Lady Keerai Patti
« on: April 25, 2010, 11:43:44 AM »
The `old lady of greens' (Keerai Patti): Ramana went to live on the hill in 1900. An old lady who lived at a corner of Guha Namassivaya shrine used to collect greens and cook them. One day she brought some greens for the Swami, the new arrival on the hill. The Swami partook of it and ever since the old lady began regularly serving the Swami. He also was a frequent visitor to her place. Not only that, he would, on occasion, help the lady in collecting greens and in getting them ready for cooking. The old lady had great mother-like affection for the young Swami.

Devotees of Bhagavan believed that the old lady was reborn as the Cow Lakshmi who stayed at Ramanasramam.

Bhagavan also appeared to subscribe to that view as may be seen from this:

A devotee once asked Bhagavan whether it was possible for a human being to be re-born as an animal. Bhagavan's reply was, "Why not? Do we not have Lakshmi?"

Bhagavan said,Here is not an ordinary birth,but a birth with a purpose.


Sources:

1) http://bhagavan-ramana.org/ramana_maharshi/books/rl/rl028.html
2) Arunachala's Ramana Volume I

Subramanian.R

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Re: Ramana Maharshi Devotee Old Lady Keerai Patti
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2010, 07:25:21 PM »
Yes.  It was widely believed by devotees of Bhagavan that Keerai
Patti was reborn as Cow Lakshmi, with a purpose. They also
say that Madhavaswami was reborn as the white peacock.

Arunachala Siva.