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SLakshmi

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One line changes an entire life!
« on: May 29, 2010, 05:03:57 PM »
An old pandit who occassionally visits the ashram, from somewhere in the far south narrated to me the following absorbing incident"

Dr padmanabhan of palghat had written many songs on sri bhagavan. He, like many others, would show them to bhagavan and have them corrected by him. Bhagavan rarely corrected contents, but he would correct grammatical and spelling miskates. That day Dr padmanabhan showed a verse to bhagavan and he made a small change in it. But this correction had tremendous significance indeed!

In one like Dr padmanabhan had written 'nanum avarum ondre' [ he and i are one']. bhagavan changed it into ' nanum avaril ondre' [In him i am mingled]

Change of two letters and what a transformation!

[MP, July 1987, 47-48]

Nagaraj

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Re: One line changes an entire life!
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2010, 05:40:47 PM »
There is so much difference in the change... "Nanum Avanil Ondre"  is filled with so much devotion... How much alive Jnaanis are... unlike us mortal souls (ego - I)

Naanum Avanil Ondre...  
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

SLakshmi

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Re: One line changes an entire life!
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2010, 11:29:53 PM »
You are right nagaraj sir. It is charged with emotion. Mere reading of that simple line, just makes us devotional. Such are the sentences uttered by mahatmas.

ramanarpamastu

Subramanian.R

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Re: One line changes an entire life!
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2010, 10:17:46 AM »

Dear SLakshmi,

Yes. Nanum avaril onre - is full of devotional fervour.  It displays
total surrender.  Nanum avrum one - shows the fervour towards
self enquiry.

Arunachala Siva.