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Ramana Maharshi Brother Chinnaswami's Second Son Ganesan
« on: September 17, 2010, 04:49:42 PM »
During the years 1943/44 T. N. Venkataraman, son of Chinnaswami, the Sarvadhikari, was living in the town and coming to the Ashram daily to do his allotted work. His second son, Ganesan was at the time a little boy of about seven or eight years of age.

One day while returning from school, he accidentally met a jutka driver known to the family and so got into his jutka for a joy ride. As the boy did not return home at the usual time, his people got worried and began to search for him.

He was not found anywhere near the school nor anywhere near about. One or two people searching for him came to the Ashram and informed Bhagavan about the missing boy.

Bhagavan sent them away saying he would be somewhere near and they need not make a big fuss over it. One of the devotees sitting nearby remarked,“The boy used to be playing about here worshipping the idols of Vighneswara, Sri Krishna and other gods. What a pity! Where could he have gone?” Bhagavan with a laugh remarked, “Why worry? He will be loitering somewhere.

Running away from home is in the family. There is nothing strange.” The boy was found afterwards. He grew up and took his M.A. While doing a job in Bombay he got disgusted with life, renounced everything, went away from there without informing anybody and was ultimately traced at Kashi. His father went there and brought him back home.

He however declined to take up any salaried job or marry and settle down. Devotees from Madras and at the Ashram told Ganesan, “Never mind all that. It is enough if you remain at the Ashram and look after its affairs.” Accordingly he stayed back and is now the Managing Editor of The Mountain Path journal.

The words of Bhagavan that running away from the family and becoming a sannyasi is in the family have come true in his case. It is truly said that the words of Mahatmas are prophetic and never go waste. Their prophecy invariably comes true in due course.

Source: Letters from Sri Ramanasramam VOLUMES I, II & Letters from and Recollections of Sri Ramanasramam By SURI NAGAMMA Translated by D. S. SASTRI


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Re: Ramana Maharshi Brother Chinnaswami's Second Son Ganesan
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2010, 09:15:58 AM »



Dear prasanth,

Nice anectdote.  During recent times in my visits to Asramam, I could
not see Mr. V. Ganesan.  The inmates told me that he is spending time at home only in constant contemplation of Bhagavan Ramana, also since, Sri V.S. Ramanan and Sri Mani are looking after the affairs of the Asramam.  He had once or twice attended Brahamasri Nochur
Venkataraman's Satsangh in Chennai.

I think there are a couple of photographs in the 8 volume biography, where Ganesan, as a young lad, was standing or walking behind Bhagavan Ramana. 


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Re: Ramana Maharshi Brother Chinnaswami's Second Son Ganesan
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2010, 09:28:26 AM »



Dear prasanth,

Speaking about Sri V. Ganesan, his book Moments Remembered is
a remarkable collection of various devotees of Bhagavan Ramana.
Particularly, this book gives happenings during the last days of famous devotees like S.S. Cohen, [inside the Asramam],Sadhu Arunachala [Major A.W. Chadwick] [Vellore CMC Hospital], Maurice Frydman [Bombay] and one terrific incident in Arthur Osborne's last years.

Mr. McIver's guru, who had known black magic and casting magic spells, created a horriplilating experience in Osborne's life on that
day.  Osborne chanted Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya, and the
spell in the form of a heavy animal [sitting on his neck from back]
left him and ran away!
 



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Re: Ramana Maharshi Brother Chinnaswami's Second Son Ganesan
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2010, 10:34:43 AM »



Sri V. Ganesan's book Moments Remembered, gives certain unknown
anecdotes that are not available in any other reminiscences about
Bhagavan Ramana.  One such anecdote is about one Sri M.G. Shanmugam.  There is of course, some reference about him in the
8 volume book that came up recently.

M.G. Shamugam was from Darapuram, in Salem District, Tamizh Nadu.
He was initiated into Linga Puja in his young years.  He had an intense wish to meet a Jeevan mukta and this became possible when his father was transferred to Tiruvannamalai. He understood that
Bhagavan Ramana was a Sarvajna, all-knower.  In his very first visit,
this incident happened.  He had a fracture in his right hand and thereafter his right hand became a little shorter and bent.  So he used wear full sleeves to hide this deformity.   When he met Bhagavan Ramana, He asked him:  How is your right hand now?

On another occasion, from his pocket money of 4 annas given by his father, Shanmugam used to buy sambrani [incense] for one anna
and lighted it before Bhagavan every time. One day, his father did not give him that pocket money, and so he could not make arrangements for sambrani.  So refrained from going to Bhagavan that day.  Next day, when he went with sambrani on his hand, Bhagavan Ramana asked him:  "Yesterday, you did not come because you could not get sambrani.  Veneration in the heart is enough!"

Sri Shanmugam has 24 years of association with Bhagavan.  He had written a biography of Bhagavan which had concluded with early
years but this too could not be printed.  It appears that Bhagavan
Ramana liked it very much.



Arunachala Siva.