One may come to a conclusion
That Ramana’s indifferent action
Towards his mother wasn’t fair
Even after her shedding tears.
It might perhaps be his intention
That her mother’s contention
About “I,” “I’m here,” “My son,”
“My place,” were all just illusions
To come out of “I” and “Mine,”
Softness might not work then,
So, he kept continuous silence
In her interest for renunciation.
At the Pearl Hill, he stayed
There for a short period,
Thereafter he lived in caves
Of the famous Arunachala Hills.
There were plenty of caves,
For him to choose any cave,
And from 1899 to 1916 period
In those caves only he lived.
Cave Virupaksha was his choice,
Which was on the top of the hills.
There he stayed for several years,
Observing silence on many days
In “OM” shape this cave was
And to go there up the hills
One must walk two miles
On a rough path full of stones.
The ashes of Virupaksha Thevar
A great Rishi, was kept there,
And it was managed by a Trust,
That became a non-functional unit.
Two groups went to court.
For years unused it was kept.
It was in this cave he stayed
And visitors there only prayed.
His age then was just 20 years,
When persons of 30, 40, 50 years,
Visited his cave for his darshan,
As they felt age wasn’t the criterion.
One group collected three paise
From visitors coming for visits.
Hearing this irregular practice,
He moved out to sit under trees.