By Suri Nagamma/Tr D.S.Sastri
Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi preached silence via staring at it Himself and Ashramites,aspiring for religious development sat on the holy toes of Bhagavan,imbibing the teachings of that silence. Occasionally,Bhagavan spoke on spirtual matters.On such occasions,a few devotees recorded no matter what He acknowledged: and among them Nagamma,compiler of those letters,was one. whilst Nagamma grew to become an asramite,she renounced every little thing and while sitting on the toes of the mastershe felt an impossible to resist urge to list the disussions devotees have been having with Him and,and as she started recording them,found that this paintings was once a type of sadhana for herself and so begun writing them within the form of letters to her brother inMadras.273 letters have been therefore written-each one proven to Bhagavan for any corrections prior to being published. The ashram released the 1st seventy five letters in the course of the lifestyles time of Bhagavan they usually have been learn out in his presence.The last 198 letters have been released susequently in 4 varied volumes. The intensity of knowledge and information inside the cryptic sayings of bhagavan,is a veritable mine of information,presented in an easy and simply comprehensible demeanour and is definitely worthy cautious examine. This current quantity comprises the 2 books released formerly below an analogous writer -- Letters from Sri Ramansramam and Letters abd memories from Sri Ramanasramam.
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When he was here, a dog used to go into the hall with him. It was a particularly intelligent dog. When Sastri or his wife came into Bhagavan’s hall, it used to come in and sit like a wellbehaved child and go out along with them. It was very keen on living in the house. People did whatever they could to prevent it entering the hall but it was no use. Once the old couple entrusted it to somebody when they went to Madras and did not return for 15 days. At first, during the first four or five days, it used to search in the halls go round the hall, and then go about all the places which they used to frequent.
Then Bhagavan said, “In the Bhagavatham, pigeons also are stated to be in the hierarchy of Gurus, in the chapter relating to Yadu Samvadam. ” Bhagavan said, without attachment but assuming responsibility, “Who knows? They come, and decline to go back. They say they will stay here only. ” Dear brother, it is very interesting to witness these strange happenings. It is said that in olden days Emperor Bharatha renounced the world and performed great tapas (meditation), but towards the end of his life he could think only of his pet deer and so was born a deer in his next life.
You know I always address even beasts and birds in a respectful manner. In the same way, I used to address Mother also with the respectful form of speech. It then occurred to me that I was doing something hurtful. So I gave up the practice and began addressing her in the familiar way. If a practice is natural and has become habitual you feel uncomfortable at changing it. ” He spoke with deep feeling and my eyes filled with tears. Before the dawn of youth appeared on his face he had relinquished all worldly desires, and with Divine desire he hastened to the holy Arunachala where he reigns in the Kingdom of Eternal Bliss.
Letters from Sri Ramanasramam by Suri Nagamma/Tr D.S.Sastri