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Stories about Sri Bhagavan's devotees:
« on: September 08, 2015, 07:20:49 AM »

The following are three false ideas that should be conquered before one gets into the path of Jnana.

1. I am the body.

This everyone knows. 

2. The body is mine.

The body is not mine.  It is Prakruti, Nature's property.
It can be taken away be Nature either in installments
or fully!  People lose their eyes, their limbs.  Their Heart
is transplanted.  They lose their hair and teeth at regular
intervals in parts.  This body is not ours and one should
strongly develop this conviction right from the beginning.
Once there was a brahmin priest of the Asramam.  He had
serious problems in his legs and was bed ridden.  Sri Ganesan
(eldest son of Sarvadikari) came to him and said in pity:
Sastri!  "Your leg, in Tamil, Kaal, has become like this!"
Sastri said:  "Ganesa, no problem. Mukkaal is okay, you know,
by Bhagavan's Grace!"   Kaal also means in Tamil 1/4.  Mukkaal
also means 3/4.  Sastri meant even though 1/4th was gone,
3/4/ was fine due to Bhagavan's grace!  This is the essence of
"The body is not mine - concept."

3. The body is for me.

The body is not for me. It is for the consumption of a million
viruses and bacteria.  They slowly consume the body.  I can never
claim ownership for the body.  It is for the diseases and infections.
They can take the body as and when they want.

Arunachala Siva.


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Re: Stories about Sri Bhagavan's devotees:
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2015, 07:33:19 AM »

There was one Arunachala Mudaliar in Tiruvannamalai.  He was a Saiva-Siddhanti.  He had seen
Bhagavan Ramana when He was in the Hill and was greatly impressed by Him.  At that time, Bhagavan
Ramana was slim and bony, without much eating and sitting on a stone slab in the Virupakshi Cave and constantly silent.

Later, the same Arunachala Mudaliar came to meet Him in the present Asramam in the Old Hall.
Bhagavan Ramana was then sitting on the sofa with pillows for his waist.  There was a profuse
fragrance of incense sticks.  Good sambhar and curry were getting ready in the kitchen for lunch.
There were a good number of devotees and He was smiling and conversing with them.  Mudaliar came to
Bhagavan and said:  "Swami, You are now spoied!"   Bhagavan Ramana said:  "Yes, I am spoiled".  He left happily that Bhagavan Ramana had agreed to his views!

On his departure, devotees asked Bhagavan Ramana:  Bhagavan! How come, he is telling that you are
spoiled.  And you also agreed and said:  Yes I am spoiled  What is all this?

Bhagavan Ramana said:  Yes.  The "I" has spoiled long time back!  Why should I deny that?

The devotees laughed.  The Jnani once having attained the Self, never bothers about other things in
life.  They will all come and go. But, there is permanent Self abidance.  Why bother about outward

In Tamizh saints' case, Tiru Jnana Sambandhar got married and immediately merged in the Light along
with his wife and visitors who had come for the wedding!  Tiru Navukkarasar never got married.  Manikkavachagar was married but left everyone and proceeded to various Siva temples and merged in
Light in Chidambaram.  Sundaramoorthy Swami got married to two girls!  All have already been merged
in Siva.

Arunachala Siva.