Author Topic: Ramana Maharshi Says To Ask For Omission Of Name as author Is act of egoism  (Read 1105 times)

ramana_maharshi

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Mr. V. Ananthachari took immense pains in the printing of Telugu,Sri Ramana Gita. When his services were appreciatively referred to in the Preface of the proposed book, he pleaded hard with Bhagavan Ramana that his name should not be mentioned.

Bhagavan Ramana told him: "Why do you worry? To ask for omission of your name is as much egoism as to desire its inclusion. So let it be. After all,who knows who is Ananthachari?"

Source: Arunachala's Ramana. Boundless Ocean of Grace.Volume No. 3. Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai.

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Dear prasanth,

Nice anecdote.  Once Viswanatha Swami's brother (who is a Gandhian and who had gone to jail etc.,) had come to the Asramam.  He wanted to prove that he is a true Gandhian and so he volunteered to sit with non brahmins for lunch.  Bhagavan Ramana looked at him and said:  Come to the other row and sit.  Then he started explaining his views.  Bhagavan Ramana said:  In spite of being a brahmin, to sit deliberately at the other row, is also a form of egoism or casteism!  Be as you are!

Arunachala Siva.