OFTEN SAY, NOT ONLY SPIRITUAL UPLIFTMENT
TAKES PLACE, EVEN THEIR WORLDLY DESIRES
GET FULFILLED BY PRAYING TO SAMADHI !
SOME HAVE EVEN RECEIVED MESSAGES OF THE
FULFILMENT IN THAT VERY HALL ITSELF !!
BEHAVIOUR OF PEOPLE IN THAT HALL IS NOT LIKE
WORLDLY PEOPLE. WE ARE EXPECTED TO MAINTAIN
PERFECT SILENCE IN THAT HALL. ONCE WE TALKED
IN A LOW TONE IN THAT HALL, A SEVAK OF THE
ASHRAM OBSERVED THIS, GOT UP FROM WHERE HE
IS SITTING, STOOD IN FRONT OF US & MOVED TIP OF
HIS FORE FINGER AROUND HIS LIPS SILENTLY. I
THOUGHT THIS IS SAINTLY WAY OF SAYING TO MAINTAIN
SILENCE. MOST OF THE PEOPLE TRY TO MEDITATE
IN THAT HALL OR GO ROUND THE SAMADHI MANY TIMES.
RECITATION OF BHAGVAN'S KRITIS STARTS AT 5am IN
THE MORNING MELODIOUSLY FOR AN HOUR BY A BIG
GROUP OF MEN & WOMEN.
WE CAN OBSERVE THE UNDER CURRENT OF
DIVINITY WORKING IN THAT HALL. FOR EXAMPLE,
YOU DECIDE TO GO ROUND WALKING AROUND
ARUNACHALA HILL AT A PARTICULAR TIME &
DIVINE GURU WANTS YOU TO GO AT A DIFFERENT
TIME, TWO TO THREE FRIENDS OF YOURS COME
TO YOU & SUGGEST SAME REVISED TIME TO YOU,
TO GO ROUND THE HILL.
YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO GO ROUND THE HILL
WALKING IN BARE FEET WHICH IS 14 km, ON THE
LEFT SIDE OF ROAD, LEAVING THE RIGHT SIDE OF
ROAD TO SIDDHA'S WHO ARE NOT VISIBLE & ALSO
CAN ASSUME ANY SHAPE OF BODY THEY WANT.
RAMANA MAHARSHI WAS CERTAIN THAT SAINT
ARUNA GIRI IS ONE OF THEM WHO IS IN
Ramana Maharshi with Arunachala Hill in the background
TO ALL SADHU'S IS GIVEN EVERY DAY AT 11am.
FREE FOOD AS PRASAD IS SERVED THREE TIMES A
DAY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BOOKED & TAKEN FREE
ROOMS AT THE ASHRAM.
THE ENVIRONMENT OF ASHRAM IS VERY PEACEFUL
& ALL YOUR WORLDLY WORRIES FLY AWAY, DURING
THE STAY AT ASHRAM. MANY PEACOCKS, MONKEYS
ROAM AROUND ASHRAM ALL THE TIME.
DIVINE VIBRATIONS CAN BE SENSED IN SAMADHI
HALL, MEDITATION HALL, VIRUPAKSHA CAVE ON THE
HILL & OLD ASHRAM ON THE HILL. HIGHEST VIBRATIONS
ARE AT vIRUPAKSHA CAVE WHERE BHAGVAN STAYED
FOR 14 YEARS. ASHES OF THE BURNT BODY OF A
SAINT VIRUPAKSHA FROM KARNATAKA WHO LIVED
IN THAT CAVE MUCH BEFORE BHAGVAN, IS ALSO KEPT
IN THAT CAVE. WE HAVE SEEN PEOPLE(INCLUDING
FOREIGNERS) IN DEEP MEDITATION UNAWARE OF
THEIR SURROUNDINGS FOR VERY LONG PERIOD
Samadhi like a statue on the enclosure which is about 4 feet
height & after puja, the peacock went to Samadhi & started to
move over the Samadhi to & fro for a long time.This gives us
an indication of Bhagvan's presence even today!
In our earlier 14 visits or more we have not seen a peacock
having entered that Hall !!
even Saints cannot give Liberation to others,
one has to achieve it by his own efforts
under the guidance of Guru !.
That day was Aradhana Day of his Mother !! Her Samadhi
Temple named by Ramana as 'MATHRU BHUTHESHWARI
ALAYAM' is on the left side, adjacent to the samadhi hall of
Ramana Maharshi. During Samadhi of her body a small pit
was made to remove soil which is only 3 feet in depth,People
observed that, that pit is getting filled with water. When this was
brought to the notice of Ramana Maharshi, he told to deepen it
by another 2 feet ie., totally 5 feet depth & there will not be any
shortage of water in future. You can see the Grace of Ganga
Matha where Ramana Mahershi is there. Even today water is
drawn by hand for the water requirements of Two Samadhis.
Even near Skandashram on top of the hill, when he shifted from
Virupaksha Cave, Ramana Maharshi pointed a spot on a stone.
When a small hole was made, water started flowing out of that
hole 24 hours a day. Even today water is flowing out 24 hours a
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