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Ramana Maharshi => The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi => Topic started by: Nagaraj on August 21, 2010, 04:07:53 PM

Title: Bhagavan & Squirrel 4
Post by: Nagaraj on August 21, 2010, 04:07:53 PM
Bhagavan said, "They communicate with me. Sometimes, if I am having a nap they draw my attention to them by gently biting my finger tips. They have their language of their own. There is one great thing about squirrels. You may place any amount of food before them, they will just eat what they need and leave the rest behind. Not so the rat, for instance. It will take everything it finds and stock it in its hole."

Salutations to Sri Ramana
Title: Re: Bhagavan & Squirrel 4
Post by: Subramanian.R on August 22, 2010, 10:16:29 AM

Dear Nagaraj,

Yes.  The squirrels and sparrows are not tricky and selfish.  But
rats and cats are not like that.  Dogs, if properly taken care of,
will show utmost faith in their Masters.  They are steadfast, and
strong-minded to search for their Masters and help them too.
Their perseverance is very high.  Bhagavan Ramana uses the
metaphor of a dog in His Sri Arunachala Akshara Mana Maalai,
Verse  39:-

Am I worse than a dog?  Certainly not.  By my own strength,
I shall trace you and reach you, O Arunachala!

Arunachala Siva.
Title: Re: Bhagavan & Squirrel 4
Post by: Nagaraj on August 22, 2010, 11:15:15 AM
some how, I am attached to this alternative meaning of the verse -

I am worse than a dog. With what strength can I trace you and reach you, O Arunachala?

I am unable to trace and reach Him. I give up. Sharanagati is inevitable. That also he only has to do it for me, help me attain sharanagati as well.

Avan Arulaale Avan Thaal vananga

not a pinch is possible from me. There is absolutely nothing that I can do! I parcel all the theories and intellectual properties in a sack and throw it into the ocean. Still 'I' am there. Such is my nature - mind.

Avan Asaindaal, Asaiyum Akhilamellam

Avan andri Asayadu

Who am I?

I am not even fit to be one among dusts on his foot.

Salutations to Sri Ramana