Author Topic: Ramana Maharshi Devotee Swami Iswarananda Recollects His Experiences  (Read 1504 times)

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IT WAS IN 1934 that I had the privilege of meeting the great sage of Tiruvannamalai.

It was about ten o’clock in the morning when I entered the large hall in which the Maharshi was. The hall was full of devotees. I made my prostrations and stood up and found the Maharshi completely unconcerned.

An attendant once brought to him some newspapers which he went on reading. Another brought some proofs for correction and he sat up and returned them corrected. He again relapsed into a state of all-significant look, in a reclining posture. All
these went on silently till about 12 o’clock when the bell rang for lunch.

After we had all returned to the hall and the Maharshi got seated on his cot, some attendant introduced me to him as coming from the Ramakrishna Ashram, Mysore.

The Maharshi asked me if I had any news of Swami Siddheswarananda who had gone to Paris to start a centre of the Ramakrishna Mission there. It so happened that I had a letter of his in my pocket which I handed over to him.


The Maharshi went through the letter and expressed his surprise at the fact that few Frenchmen living so near England knew English.

The Maharshi enjoyed the humorous episode mentioned in the letter which arose on account of this language difficulty.

Swami Siddheswaranandaji’s hosts did not know English. At meals when his hosts brought him wine, he said no. They asked him what he would take. He said milk. They brought him water and then soda. He again said that it was not what he wanted.They were puzzled. Then the Swami resorted to a gesture of imitation of milking the cow. The hosts immediately understood and the difficulty was got over. The Maharshi enjoyed this immensely and recited the incident in Tamil and Telugu to the audience in the hall with great glee.


Source: SURPASSING LOVE AND GRACE SRI RAMANASRAMAM By His devotees
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Swami Siddeswarananda of SRK Math, was one of the greatest
devotees of Bhagavan Ramana.  He once discussed at length abput
Einstein's theory of relativity with Bhagavan Ramana.  Bhagavan
heard him in all attention and then said, 'Even here where time
and space are reduced to one component, there is an observer
and the observed.  In Advaita, there is only the Seer and there is
no seen.  So here even the time/space continuum becomes zero.

Swami S. had been responsible for spreading Ramana's teachings
in Paris to the extent it was possible for him, amidst his schedule
of managing the Math in Paris.

Arunachala Siva.     

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thanks a lot udai garu and Subramanian garu for your valuable information.
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Swami Chinmayanada writes in his experiences:  I went to the
Hall and sat before Him for some twenty minutes.  Suddenly,
He gazed at me intently for a few minutes.  Then He resumed some
conversations with devotees.  Later, I came to Uttara Kasi to be
with Tapovan Maharaj.  All that I learnt in Uttara Kasi for 6 years
had been already taught by Bhagavan Ramana in those few minutes.
Balakrishna Menon was Chinmayananda's poorvasrama name.

Yes. As srkudai said Sri Ramana Darsanam is Sat Darsanam.

Arunachala Siva.