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In the old days some Vaishnavites used to come to me, and when they were wearing the ‘U’ mark they would put it on me also, and when they were wearing the ‘Y’ mark they would put that on me, and then they would prostrate themselves before me. I used to let them do what they liked with me.”

Bhagavan added, “These Vaishnavites used to come and advise me to undergo a samasanam(initiation) but I used to keep silent.”

Source: DAY BY DAY WITH BHAGAVAN From the Diary of A. DEVARAJA MUDALIAR


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Re: Ramana Maharshi recollects incident where he had Vaishnavite marks
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2010, 03:41:11 PM »
Dear prasanth,

There are funny incidents about Namam, Sri Churanam, in Bhagavan
Ramana's life.  One day, a Vaishnavite asked Bhagavan Ramana to apply Sri Churanam and the devotee continued:  Bhagavan!  If you apply Sri Churanam on your forehead, Kavyakanata would also follow suit and we shall be happy.  Bhagavan with a smile agreed and applied Sri Churanam on His forehead, while sitting at the lunch.  There was a mirror and the turmeric and the white stick had been kept near Kavyakanta.

Kavyakanta quietly took the mirror and the other materials and neatly
applied Sri Churanam on his forehead too.  Everyone was quite happy
including that Sri Vaishnavite.

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During very early years in the Hill, Bhagavan once wanted to see
the adornment of Annamalai and Unnamulai, the deities who were
ready for procession, at the time of an utsav.  Pazhani Swami had
seen the alankaram and come back.  Bhagavan wanted to go in
disguise and so he took a towel from Pazhaniswami, neatly wore
it on His codpiece.  He then applied Sri Churanam to further place
Him in disguise.  He then went to the temple mantapam, and was
seeing the gods for a minute.  Before that, the priests understood
Him and happily said:  "Look, Brahmana Swami has come as Narayana
today.  Let us welcome Him.  They were about to garland Him, which
Bhagavan refused.  Then, the priests gave large lumps of sweet
pongal and tamarind bath as prasad.  Bhagavan quietly accepted
and returned to the Hill!

Arunachala Siva.         

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Re: Ramana Maharshi recollects incident where he had Vaishnavite marks
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2010, 03:57:23 PM »
Subramanian garu,

I heard that 2nd story already sir.

yes sometimes i feel that i should have been born somewhere around 1900's to have physical darshan of bhagavan.

Alas i am born 30 years after his maha nirvana.

What to do except to follow his teachings.

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Re: Ramana Maharshi recollects incident where he had Vaishnavite marks
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2010, 04:06:16 PM »
Dear prasanth,

This is what many many devotees express about Bhagavan Ramana.
I have also not seen Him since I was born later.  However, one
devotee told me in the Asramam, "Sir, we must have been born
at least as a monkey or a fly on the head of the monkey, near the
Asramam, in our last birth, i.e.  during Bhagavan Ramana's time and that is the merit that has made us to become devotees in this birth."
It must be true. 

Further, Bhagavan Ramana has said as a parting message:  "Where
can I go?  I am here."  So the best way is to visit Asramam and sit
in the Old Hall and other places at least once in a year and re-
charge ourselves with Ramana-nectar.

Arunachala Siva.
to become devotees in this birth.     

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Re: Ramana Maharshi recollects incident where he had Vaishnavite marks
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2010, 04:24:31 PM »
Well said Subramanian garu.

You have given me optimistic reply.

Yes it is suggested to go to ramana ashramam as many times as possible.

Guru Ramana willing i will visit again in dec this year.