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Bhagavan & Lakshmi 6
« on: August 16, 2010, 12:53:29 AM »
On another Jayanthi day of Bhagavan, the cow Lakshmi came and stood near Bhagavan. He gave her plantains as 'Prasadam', but she refused to eat them, instead she put her mouth near Bhagavan's ear as if she was telling him something. He immediately understood  what she was saying. She wanted iddlies first and then plantains. Therefore she had refused to eat plantains as Bhagavan had given fruits first.

Bhagavan called his attendants and told them to get iddlies for Lakshmi from the kitchen. When the atendants went to the kitchen to get iddlies, they were told that there were none, as there had been more devotees than expected for breakfast that morning. For the last batch uppuma had been prepaeed and served.

When the attendants came and reported to Bhagavan that there were no iddlies left, Bhagavan remembered that Mouni Sreenivas Rao, who worked  in the Ashramam office till late at night, usually would get up a little late in the morning. Therefore the kitchen people would put his share four iddlies in a lunch box and keep it on the top of the cupboard in his room.

Bhagavan knew of this and asked his attendant to get one iddly from Mouni Sreenivas Rao's room to give to Lakshmi. When the iddly was brought, Lakshmi was fed with that and then with plantains. After getting 'Prasadam' from Bhagavan, Lakshmi went off happily to her shed. Our Bhagavan who knew the likes and dislikes of his devotees very well, fulfiled them like a 'Kalpatharu' the celestial wish-fulfilling ree.

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


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Re: Bhagavan & Lakshmi 6
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2010, 10:37:50 AM »

Sadhu Natananda says:

Bhagavan Ramana Himself once pointed out the sanctity of Lakshmi by saying, "What tapas she must have performed in her previous births!  It may be that she is living in our midst now only to complete her unfinished tapas."

Once when Bhagavan Ramana was stroking her head in the Hall,
she became totally still and stood.  Then turning to the other devotees, with a smile, He asked:  "Do you know what state Lakshmi is in now?"  When no answer came, He astonished the devotees by saying that she is in nirvikalpa samadhi, thus revealing
the extraordinary power of His grace and the spiritual maturity of
Lakshmi.  [Sri Ramana Darsanam].

Arunachala Siva.