RM17. SIVAPRAKASAM PILLAI

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

RAMANA MAHARISHI

In 1897, near Chidambaram Town
Sivaprakasam Pillai was born.
During his student days his mind
Was struggling for this “I” to find.

After his graduation, he went
And joined Revenue Department,
Under Collector of South Arcot
District Office, in a decent post.

In 1902, for the first time,
On duty, he had to come,
And had an opportunity then
To visit Tiruvannamalai Town,

He heard about the greatness,
Of the young Ramana’s deeds,
And got necessary clarifications
From him for thirteen questions.

It was more about, “Who am I?”
What Ramana had about this “I.”
In 1910, leaving his job he went
To his Ashram on frequent visits.

In his personal life he met
Several tragic incidents,
Like the death of his wife,
A serious one in his sad life.

“To remarry a girl or not,”
He could not decide it.
If Ramana could solve it,
He would thank him for it.

He forgot really at that stage,
To ask about his marriage,
As Ramana, in his young age,
Didn’t think about his marriage.

Ramana’s power acted there,
To erase his thought forever,
Of marrying a girl once again,
More in favor of renunciation.

He died on 12-01-1948 at last,
Leaving this earthly bound life,
His thought of one more wife,
Had also disappeared with that.

Ramana said, “Siva Prakasamanar”
As his name was, “Sivaprakasam”
To mean that his soul got merged
With Siva, the most merciful God.

RM16. IS THERE ANYTHING NEW?
RAMANA MAHARISHI
RM18. M. V. RAMASWAMI IYER

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