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Lakshmana Sharma and Ulladu Naarpadu - Ramana Hridayam
« on: June 19, 2010, 07:07:25 PM »
Once when Bhagavan asked Lakshmana Sarma if he had read Ulladu Naarpadu, the latter replied that he would like to study it if Sri Bhagavn would instruct him. Thus began a close association with the Master who began clarifying the deeper meaning of the verses. A lover of Sanskrit, Lakshmana Sarma endeavoured to compose Sanskrit verses according to Bhagavan's explanations. He would submit each verse to Bhagavan for correction and approval; if approval was not forthcoming. he would rework it, again and again, until Bhagavan was satisfied. In this way, all the verses of Ulladu Naarpadu were rendered into Sanskrit within a few months. But Lakshmana Sarma did not stop there: for two or three years he went on repeatedly redrafting the translations under Bhagavan's guidance.

Bhagavan once remarked, 'it is like a great tapas for him to go on revisiing his translation so many times.' Because of Sri Sarma'a repeated efforts to make a faithful Sanskrit rendering, he was blessed to receive personal instruction from Bhagavan on the subject of his core teaching.

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


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Re: Lakshmana Sharma and Ulladu Naarpadu - Ramana Hridayam
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2010, 09:26:55 AM »

Dear Nagaraj,

Yes. Sri Lakshmana Sarma had been spending many months or years, in drafting and redrafting his version of Sat Darsanam.  And when
the final draft came up for publishing, Bhagavan Ramana personally
went to Sarvadikari's Office room and told him to arrange for its printing.  Since Sarvadikari showed reluctance, Sarma made his own arrangements to print and publish it.  When the books came, the
Sarvadikari woke up to the reality and hurriedly collected the copies
and pasted the label of Sri Ramanasramam and also arranged for its sale in the book shop!

Arunachala Siva.