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Bhagavan & Sundaram (Sadhu Trivenigiri)
« on: August 06, 2010, 04:25:24 PM »
Sundaram (sadhu Trivenigiri) was a spiritually minded person. He came to the Ashramama in 1933 and was taken on the staff. He worked for long years in the kitchen.

Once, when I served food to Bhagavan, he asked, "Why did you serve me more than usual? How you dare make distinctions like this?" The people nearby pleaded for me, "No Bhagavan," they said, "Sundaram did not serve you more. Look, we got as much as you did." But Bhagavan would not be so easily appeased. "You do not know, the ego is strong in him. His giving preference to me is the working of his ego", he said

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


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Re: Bhagavan & Sundaram (Sadhu Trivenigiri)
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2010, 10:50:48 AM »

Sundaram started his life in the Asramam as a kitchen worker.
When he was in Tiruchendur, in 1932, it came  to his mind that
if he was intent on leading a spiritual life, he should regard all
women as his mother or VaLLi.  He went to the deity and the
following words flashed into his consciousness:  "Here I am,
a God, who does not talk.  Go to Tiruvannamalai.  There, Maharshi
is a God who talks."

In December 1932, he wrote to Ramanasramam and received a reply that conveyed Bhagavan's Upadesa that the body is the result of prarabdha.  It said that though the joys and sorrows
the body experience are inevitable, they can be borne easily if we put all our burdens on God.

In 1933, one Vakil Sri Vaikuntam Venkatarama Iyer spoke to him
about Maharshi and gave a copy of Tamizh Sri Ramana Vijayam.

In February 1933, he wrote to the Asramam again and received a prompt reply.  In response to his various enquiries about diet and
meditation, the Asramam (Bhagavan)  had given detailed replies
about sattvic food in moderate quantities and about Kevala Kumbhakam.  The replies also contained the mantra - I am
Brahman saying that it is the best one.

[From David Godman's book, the Power of the Presence, Part III.] 

Arunachala Siva.