RM16. IS THERE ANYTHING NEW?

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

RAMANA MAHARISHI

Young Ramana changed many places
But never changed his daily habits,
Like meditation, Tapas, Samadhi,
And also his observance of silence.

Pazhanisami brought religious
Books from local libraries,
Which Ramana read keenly
To update his knowledge freely.

Anyone can ask “Who am I?”
But he had explained for this “I”
100 years back in his own way
That attracts people even today.

Highly well educated persons,
And those in high positions,
They also went to meet him
To know the truth from him.

They saw his intensity in tapas,
Besides his ever shining face,
Thus revealing his inner intention,
Without a need for oral explanation.

Even on those days of silence
His eyes contact with persons
Mesmerized them for good,
So much vital power his look had.

People thronged his place.
There was not even a trace,
Of dislike for them on his face,
As he saw that “I” in every case.

Uthandi Nayanar, after a long time,
Came, with 100 Rupees, to see him,
But did the Maharishi take it?
No, he was not even for touching it.

Of the dignitaries who came often
Municipal Overseer Seshaiyer was one,
Who was a devotee of Lord Rama
And wrote several books on Him.

He visited Ramana to explain,
And clarify on some portions,
From his book ‘Rama Gita,’
And got clarified by Ramana.

One more prominent person
By name Sivaprakasam Pillai
Approached Ramana similarly
To clarify on his every question.

Tapas = Penance

RM15. SHARING THE FOOD
RAMANA MAHARISHI
RM17. SIVAPRAKASAM PILLAI

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