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Bhagavan & Lakshmi 3
« on: August 15, 2010, 11:43:36 PM »
On June 17, 1948, Lakshmi fell ill. The following morning June 18 it looked as if her end was near. At about 10 o’clock in the morning Ramana went to her. He found her breathing hard and she was lying prostrate. Taking her head into his arms, stroking her neck, Ramana fixed his gaze in her eyes. Her breathing became steady immediately. Tears began to trickle from her eyes. Ramana’s eyes too overflowed as he looked at her with great love. How could those nearby hold by their emotions? He asked tenderly, “Amma (mother), do you want me to be near you? I must go now as people are waiting for me in the hall. But wherever I may be, I am always with you.” Then he placed his hand on her head as though giving diksha. He put his hand over her heart also and then caressed her, placing his cheek against her face. When he convinced himself that her heart was pure, free from all vasanas entailing rebirth and centred solely on him, he took leave of her and returned to the hall. Her eyes were calm and peaceful. She was conscious up to the end and left the body at 11:30 a.m. quite peacefully.

On her tomb was engraved an epitaph by Ramana which makes it quite clear that she attained liberation.

- A R Natarajan, Timeless in Time

How fortunate we are to have fond memories of the great devotees of Bhagavan.... heart melting incidents....

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


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Re: Bhagavan & Lakshmi 3
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2010, 10:17:28 AM »

Bhagavan Ramana wrote a Venba stating that in the month of
Aani [Mithuna], on a Dwadasi day, Pasu Lakshmi (Cow Lakshmi0
attained mukti.

Devaraja Mudaliar asked Bhagavan:  Bhagavan!  Have you written
as a statement of formality, that you have said that Cow Lakshmi
attained mukti?"  Bhagavan Ramana said:  "No, No, she attained

Devaraja Mudaliar then asked:  "How come, for your mother you
stayed till her absorption into the Heart, whereas you did not stay
with Lakshmi till her last breath was absorbed within?"

Bhagavan smiled and said:  "She had no vasanas at all in the last minutes. Whereas for Amma, the vasanas were there till the end
and so I had to stay with her, with my hands on her Heart and head."

Arunachala Siva.