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Arunachala Swarupam to Mother Azhagamma
« on: September 19, 2009, 12:26:07 PM »
Once Bhagavan Ramana was staying in the Skandasramam.
Mother Azhagamma had joined Bhagavan at that time.  There
were also Kunju Swami and Ramanatha Brahmachari with Him.

It so happened one day, several labourers who were picking
twigs for fire, became tired due to hot sun and came to Skandasramam.  They all told Bhagavan Ramana:  "Swami, give
us some water.  Give us some food also if you can!"

Bhagavan Ramana told Kunju Swami to bring the available food
from inside.  Kunju Swami hesitated and said:  "Bhagavan!  Amma
has not yet taken food....."   Bhagavan Ramana said:  Oh.... Amma
will see the sesham (impurity due to non brahmins eating before-hand), is it so? 

Mother Azhagamma was standing behind.  Bhagavan Ramana
then said:  "Whom do you think, these labourers are?  They
are all Arunachala Swarupam.  Everyone is Arunachala.  And they
have come here!"  This is how the Guru, (Desika) teaches the
Truth to disciples!

Amma immediately shed tears profusely.  She brought all the food,
cooked.  Every labourer was given a portion of the food and cool
water to drink!  Amma stopped observing this madi (purity) business
from that day.

Bhagavan Ramana says in Upadesa Undiyar (Upadesa Saram),
Verse 5:

ennuru yavum irai uruvam ena
enni vazhipadal undipara,
Isa nar poosanai undipara!

Ether, fire, air, water, earth,
Sun, moon and living beings
Worship of these
Regarded as form of His
Is perfect worship of the Lord.

                          (Tr. Arthur Osborne)

Arunachala Siva.