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SLakshmi

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sri sadasiva swami
« on: May 26, 2010, 06:07:07 PM »

Sri sadasiva swami was born near mettupalayam to sri arumuga mudaliar and parvati ammal. Like his father he served in the police but not for long. When his parents died, he resigned his job. He was serving in sri arunachaleswarar temple by way of culling flowers and making garlands at kalyana sundareswarar shrine within for sometime. Subsisting on begged food he used to frequent ashram. In response to his repeated requests the sarvadhikari, sri niranjananda swami permitted him to stay at the ashram and serve. This was in 1935. Good at making garlands for puja he engaged himself in that service. Moreover he was also put in charge of the ashram fruit store.

In particular he was entrusted with the  care of tiny squirrels in distress. It was a common sight in those days - squirrels falling off from trees or roof by accident. His gentle way of handling the poor creatures was noted with approval by bhagavan himself. Applying oil to bhagavan's legs and feet and massaging them was one of his night duties. Though this was an opportunity of close contact sri sadasiva swami never asked anything of sri bhagavan preferring his silent potent grace.

Sri sadasiva swami with a sense of thrill his association with sri niranjananda swami. It is well-known that the sarvadhikari was a vigilant task-master who would not tolerate reglect of one's duty on any occassion. When the sarvadhikari on one occassion found fault with sri sadasiva swami he had to leave the ashram in silent indignation. He walked all the way to tirukoilur, twenty miles off and he could walk not walk more. When he went to the railway station and sat on the train, whom should he find but the sarvadhikari himself
who was on a trip to tiruchuzhi!. the latter was convinced that there was nothing but love in the former. This generated an attitude of love and reverence to sri niranjananda swami in the devotee and no wonder he had the opportunity to serve him in his last days.


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Subramanian.R

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Re: sri sadasiva swami
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2010, 10:06:34 AM »

Dear SLakshmi,

Nice episode.  There are a number of such lesser known devotees
of Bhagavan Ramana who were full of compassion and love for
all beings.  Some one should make a list and give brief biography
of them.  Perhaps Sri Ramanasramam, from the old issues of Mountain
Path, can give a compact book on these great persons.

Arunachala Siva.

Nagaraj

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Re: sri sadasiva swami
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2010, 10:18:30 AM »
This post reminded me of Sri Sadashiva Brahmendra as well, the grace of Guru is such that, even by remembering one great devotee, you are reminded about so many other great souls.

Sri Ramana reminds me more of universal compassion, samatva, grace, love than of Self Enquiry, Aatma, etc. The latter is more for intellectual, rather egoistic need but the former is universal, divine - "Ramana Hridyam"

Salutations to Sri Bhagavan Ramana
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2010, 10:24:08 AM »

Dear Nagaraj,

I also thought that SLakshmi was writing about Sri Sadasiva
Brahmendra.  He was roaming naked on the roads.  He did not
have any body consciousness, even while a king cut one of his
hands. He has written Atma Vidya Vilasam, a good treatise on
Advaitic sadhana.  One or two verses of this have been translated
by Bhagavan Ramana and included in ULLadu Narpadu - Supplement.

Once Sri Sadasiva Brahmendra kept smiling with pride, when one
devotee praised him as a great Jnani.  That is why Bhagavan Ramana said in ULLadu Narpadu that even a great Jnani cannot
help being proud, when someone praises him!  To avoid being
carried away by praises from devotees, is the topmost quality
of a Brahma Jnani.

Arunachala Siva.   
 

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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2010, 10:32:25 AM »
So nice...   :)

one more connection, Sri Chandrashekhara Bharathi, Paramacharyal of Sringeri, who was a great Jivan muktha, during his childhood days, his mother used to ask him get vegetables from the market in Sringeri. Chandrashekhara Bhartahi used to chant Atma Vidya Vilaasa of Sadashiva Brahmendra and forget himself, lose his body consciousness and would keep walking, walking, walk past even the market, and even town, and after few hours, he would come back to consciousness and would return back home. His mother would remain waiting worried.

Thinking about Sri Ramana, Sri Sadashiva Brahmendra, Sri Chandrashekhara Bharathi and Saraswathi Swamigal, I get goosebumps.

its pleasantly SHOcKING to even grasp that such soul have been here in flesh and blood. My heart is beating hard even now thinking about them.

Salutations to Sri Bhagavan Ramana
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta