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« Reply #60 on: October 22, 2012, 07:02:09 PM »
'ramaNA mAyavanE' LOL! Too good! :D :D :D
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« Reply #61 on: October 24, 2012, 12:59:50 PM »
Dear Nagaraj,

Yes. That same Raghavachari, a Vaishnavite, wrote Periya Puranam in English, as a publication of Sri Ramanasramam.

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« Reply #62 on: October 25, 2012, 05:38:30 PM »
Dear Ravi and Nagaraj,

Once Sri Bhagavan was sitting in Pachaiamman Kovil. A group of monkeys were sitting around Him. He was teaching Atma
Vichara!  Viswanatha Swami came that side and told Sri Bhagavan: O Bhagavan! What will these monkeys know about
Atma Vichara?

Sri Bhagavan replied to him: Some monkeys may understand. As some of you are understanding Atma vichara!
Sri Kavyakanta Ganapati Muni roared with laughter on hearing Sri Bhagavsn's words.

Arunachala Siva.
 

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« Reply #63 on: October 25, 2012, 05:51:33 PM »
Sir,

:D truly monkeys must be better than ourselves, we have all become too much intelligent for Atma vidyA :D

मनश्चेन्न लग्नं गुरोरंघ्रिपद्मे ततः किं ततः किं ततः किं ततः किम् ।।

Manaschenna lagnam Gurorangri padme, Thatha kim Thathah Kim, Thathah kim Thathah kim

If the mind does not remain at the Lotus feet of Guru, What is the use? What is the use? What is the use!!

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« Reply #64 on: October 25, 2012, 05:56:44 PM »
I thought monkeys are better coz they can believe better :D ... and have no need for inquiry! True True!
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« Reply #65 on: October 25, 2012, 11:56:06 PM »
Beautiful stories! And sooo cute 'conclusions' from You. I will put myself in the same category. Why symple when it can be complicated! :)
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« Reply #66 on: October 26, 2012, 11:22:05 AM »
Dear Nagaraj,

Football story: Many years later, when Rangan came to see Sri Bhagavan, he touched His legs and found the legs very smooth
like cotton. He wondered and asked. Sri Bhagavan said: Ranga, that body, that mind are all gone now! Because there is one
Asami (Self) within!

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« Reply #67 on: October 26, 2012, 11:23:30 AM »
how fortunate is Rangan, how mush tapas he may done to become a close friend of Venkataraman.

I feel jealous of all the direct devotees  :(

मनश्चेन्न लग्नं गुरोरंघ्रिपद्मे ततः किं ततः किं ततः किं ततः किम् ।।

Manaschenna lagnam Gurorangri padme, Thatha kim Thathah Kim, Thathah kim Thathah kim

If the mind does not remain at the Lotus feet of Guru, What is the use? What is the use? What is the use!!

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« Reply #68 on: October 29, 2012, 02:09:56 AM »
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"Once when I was a young boy, a friend and I were in the Arunachala Temple.
As it was very hot we went to the tank in the temple and began splashing and
playing in the water. I inadvertently went into the water over my head and began
sinking. I came to the surface a few times but was unable to stay afloat. My friend
got scared seeing me in distress and ran off. Just before I went under for the last
time I remember distinctly seeing Bhagavan's face, and then everything went
blank - I became unconscious.

When I later regained consciousness I found that I was lying on a step just near
the tank. I asked someone nearby how I got out of the water. I was told that an
old man had come and pulled me out, laid me down on the step and then went
away. Somehow I survived the ordeal. After nearly drowning, I went to the
ashram and sat in the hall without telling anyone what had just happened.
Bhagavan turned in my direction and said with a gentle smile on his lips,
"Did you have a nice swim?" I put my head down, as I felt extremely guilty and
thought that everyone was watching me. Who else was it than Bhagavan
who saved me?"

(story told by K. V. Mama)

Dear Sri Nagaraj,

Such a beautiful and heart touching story! I am deeply moved with it...
Thank you!

With love and prayers,
Love

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« Reply #69 on: October 29, 2012, 01:19:37 PM »
Dear Nagaraj,

Yes. While the young Venkataraman's concern and love was confined to His sister Alamelu (Alamelu Athai) for devotees,
His compassion spread all over the world later and Grace flowed in large quantities for ardent seekers who came to Him
as the only refuge.

Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #70 on: October 29, 2012, 06:27:00 PM »
Dear Nagaraj,

Yes. One cannot simply chant  Mantras as they listen from stray source. It needs adhikari, the initiator and a proper
initiation, with all requisite formalities.

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« Reply #71 on: October 29, 2012, 07:12:14 PM »
Dear Sri Ravi,

What a beautiful story! Thank You Very much! I am inspired to put some pictures.  :)

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« Reply #72 on: October 29, 2012, 07:53:00 PM »
Dear Ravi,

The love and compassion of Sri Bhagavan towards the monkeys, dogs, squirrels, peacocks are all the stories that will melt the
heart. Of course, Cow Lakshmi stands first. Sri Bhagavan showed extraordinary compassion towards   other animals too.   
Sri Bhagavan saw Atma in everyone of these animals and not their bodily forms.

Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #73 on: October 29, 2012, 07:59:45 PM »
Subramanian,
Yes indeed.I never tire of reading or listening to these stories.
Namaskar.

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« Reply #74 on: October 30, 2012, 04:05:50 PM »
Dear Balaji,

Nice story about kolam or rangoli in the Asramam. Sri Bhagavan has Himself said that the rice powder can be eaten by
ants and they would be food for them. What a great compassion He had for such small beings like ants!

Arunachala Siva.