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Ramana Maharshi => The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi => Topic started by: Subramanian.R on October 26, 2008, 01:53:29 PM

Title: Seat Reservation and Vanara-dhrishti
Post by: Subramanian.R on October 26, 2008, 01:53:29 PM
Suri Nagamma says:

If food-server is our man, then it does not matter even if we sit
in the last batch of food in a wedding feast.  Because, the food
server knows that we have not eaten and so would have kept
reserved the food for us.  In the Old Hall, devotees used to place
a towel or a handkerchief and 'reserve' their seats!  I had therefore,
necessarily to sit in the last rows.  One day, Satyananda Swami asked
me:  Where were you?  Bhagavan Ramana was 'looking' for you! 
I felt bad and went near Bhagavan and asked Him.

He was telling that the disciples should not make the Guru to
guess where they were.  They should be ready, nearby at beck
and call!  This is called Vanara dhrishti.  Monkey will just wink their
eyes and the other monkeys will crowd around him.  This is also mentioned in Vedanta books. 

(Source: Sri Ramanasramam - Vazhvum Ninaivum, Tamil
                 Suri Nagamma.)

Arunachala Siva.