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The very first Self Enquiry made by Bhagavan
« on: December 19, 2013, 12:07:00 AM »
In 1892, Sundaram Iyer, who was only 47,  fell seriously ill.  His brother and Venkataraman and Nagaswami went to him immediately, but he died within four days, on February 18. Alagammal was left with the four children who at that time ranged in aged from 4 to 14.  For some hours after his father's death, Venkataraman contemplated the matter of how his father's body was still there, but the 'I' was gone from it. This was perhaps a forecasting of what was to happen two years later.

Sri Ramana later described his inquiry on that day, and Paul Brunton recorded it:

“On the day his father died he felt puzzled and pondered over it, whilst his mother and brothers wept. He thought for hours and after the corpse was cremated he got by analysis to the point of perceiving that it was the ‘I’ which makes the body to see, to run, to walk and to eat. “I know this ‘I’ but my father’s ‘I’ has left the body.”