RM13. MOTHER'S VISIT

a poem by Rajaram Ramachandran, India - poetry writer, author, poet

RAMANA MAHARISHI

Maharishi’s stay at Mango garden
For hardly six months it went on.
Then a month he spent in the hall
Of Lord Arunagirinathar Temple.

Thereafter in different temples,
Some days in flower gardens,
Like this he was shifting places
One by one, at various locations.

In September 1898, he chose,
At Pearl Hill, a nice place,
Where his pitiable mother came,
And with tears she invited him.

He didn’t speak a single word.
The usual silence he maintained.
She begged him to come back
But in his turn, he didn’t talk.

She said, “Oh my son, leave this
Unpleasant naked appearance,
To see this, my stomach burns,
Having given birth to you it suffers.

“Don’t be very much stubborn,
You’ll be safe in our town.
There you’ll be comfortable,
Without any kind of trouble.”

She said, “Don’t be stubborn.”
But he wasn’t ready to listen,
Nagasundaram also invited him.
Saying all kind words to him.

Pachaiappa Pillai, a visitor,
Told the boy, “Write in a paper
‘Yes’ or ‘No,’ for your answer,
And gave him pencil and paper.

“One’s fate dictates all events.
What must happen, do happen.
Even if tried, none can stop it.
Better keep silence about it.”

Like this when he wrote on paper,
There was no use staying there.
So, he took back his mother,
Who was crying with tears.


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