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Bhagavan & Squirrel 5
« on: August 21, 2010, 04:33:26 PM »
That naughty and mischievous squirrel, which bit Bhagavan's finger, did not stop at that. He gathered together a number of his gang and began building nest in the roof exactly above the couch on which Bhagavan sat. They began to squeeze into the beam bits of string, coconut fibre, and the like. Those things were falling down whenever there was wind. So people got angry and began to drive them away.

Seeing this Bhagavan was anguished and felt very sad at the thought that while there was not enough room for the squirrels to build a nest and the people in the hall were driving them away.

Bhagavan's face on such occasions would show so much concern for such beings; it clearly showed that he had equal solicitude for all beings.

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


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Re: Bhagavan & Squirrel 5
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2010, 10:22:35 AM »

Dear Nagaraj,

Bhagavan Ramana used to chide these erring squirrels and particularly monkeys, whenever they are over anxious to get
their share of nuts and plantains, and show their anxiety even
to the extent of harming Him.

Once there were squirrels and monkeys, about two or three of them. Bhagavan Ramana was distributing ground nuts to them, in turn. A monkey was overanxious and wanted to pick up its share even before its share is distributed.  He chided the monkey saying:

"Fie!  Why are you not patient enough till your turn comes?
Asade!  [Fool!]

[Source:  Face to Face with Sri Ramana Maharshi, Transforming
Encounters, Ramana Kendra, under the title A ground tea party.]

Arunachala Siva.