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Major Chadwick Liberation Day - 17.04.2015
« on: April 17, 2015, 09:05:19 AM »
Today is the day of liberation of Major Chadwick (Sadhu Arunachala). He was born in the year 1890.  He served the British
army in South America.  He was captivated by the book of Paul Brunton - A Search in Secret India. He resigned from army and
came to Sri Ramanasramam in November 1935.  He remained there  for good.  He has published his "A Sadhu's Reminiscences o
Sri Ramana  Maharshi in 1961.

He writes:
 
Whenever people came to Bhagavan with their family stories He would laugh with the happy, and times shed tears with the
bereaved. He never raised His voice. He would never touch money because He never had need of it and was not interested
in it.  He preferred every sort of simplicity.   

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Bhagavan was invariably kind to all animals. Snakes and scorpions were never allowed to be killed.  For dogs He always
had a tender spot. There is a story about Cow Lakshmi which is known to all.

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Bhagavan was a very beautiful person; He shone with a aura of visible light of aura. He had the most delicate hands I have
ever seen with which alone He would express Himself, one might almost say talk.  He was scrupulously clean and His body
gave off a faint perfume, though He never used any scented soap.  He always radiated tremendous peace, but on those
occasions when the crowds were attracted to the Asramam such as Jayanti and Deepam, this increased to an extraordinary
degree. The numbers seem to call up some reserve of a hidden force, and it was a great experience to sit with Him at such times.

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I doubt if we realize how lucky we are.  One is inclined to get used to things and take them for granted.  But there is no
taking Bhagavan for granted, He is always surprisingly different, and that is one of the greatest wonders of His Presence.

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Sri Chadwick fell sick and was admitted to Vellore hospital.  The nature of sickness is not known but he had his tongue
swollen and he could not speak.  Three days before Easter 1962, he asked the nurse, who was surprised about his
speaking,  whether that day was Easter. The nurse replied that Easter would fall after three days. He said, 'No, today is
Easter for me.' He merged in Bhagavan that evening!

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He had translated all the works of Sri Bhagavan in English and this was okayed by Sri Bhagavan. However, it was not
published since Osborne's translation was already published.

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Arunachala Siva.