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Ramana Maharshi Concern For Sparrows
« on: May 05, 2010, 12:56:20 PM »
3rd March, 1939

At about 4 p.m. Sri Bhagavan, who was writing something intently, turned his eyes slowly towards the window to the north; he closed the fountain pen with the cap and put it in its case; he closed the notebook and put it aside; he removed his spectacles, folded them in the case and left them aside. He leaned back a little, looked up overhead, turned his face this way and that and looked here and there. He passed his hand over his face and looked contemplative.

Then he turned to someone in the hall and said softly: "The pair of sparrows just came here and complained to me that their nest had been removed. I looked up and found their nest missing." Then he called for the attendant, Madhava Swami, and asked: "Madhava, did anyone remove the sparrows' nest?"

The attendant, who walked in leisurely, answered with an air of unconcern: "I removed the nests as often as they were built. I removed the last one this very afternoon."

M: That's it. That is why the sparrows complained. The poor little ones! How they take the pieces of straw and shreds in their tiny beaks and struggle to build their nests!

Attendant: But why should they build here, over our heads?

M: Well-well. Let us see who succeeds in the end. (After a short time Sri Bhagavan went out.)

Source: - Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi, No. 640


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Re: Ramana Maharshi Concern For Sparrows
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2010, 11:28:43 AM »
Only a Brahma Jnani can understand what non-human living beings
can talk or act.  Bhagavan Ramana could understand what the
sparrows spoke to Him, what the tiger spoke to Him and what
Cow Lakshmi spoke to Him.  It is said in Puranas, that King Dasaratha
knew what ants were speaking to themselves.

Arunachala Siva.