RM33. THE WANTS OF A SANYASI

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

RAMANA MAHARISHI
(BED TIME STORY - 2)

A greedy Sanyasi there was,
Who wanted many disciples
To serve him as his servants,
And to build his own mutt.

Some disciples joined him
But soon left on seeing him,
That a bogus person he was,
Having no special powers.

So, the sanyasi left that town
With the bag of his own,
And moved to a distant place
To spend his days in peace.

A house was kept open.
He carefully went in,
Kept his bag inside,
And silently sat outside.

The housewife saw him
And Inquired about him.
He said, “My disciples
Kept my bag in your house.”

“You can see for yourself
If it is on your front shelf.”
When she went inside
She saw the bag as he said.

Sanyasi alone shouted then,
“I asked you to come soon,
But why are you coming late
And for you I have to wait.”

There was no one there
But he acted as if there
Was one of his disciples
Giving some silly excuses.

This kind of cheating scene,
The landlords have seen,
And kept his bag hidden,
In some secret place then.

When he asked for the same
They coolly replied him,
“At present we don’t have it
As your disciple has taken it.”

The man who wanted to cheat,
Got himself cheated by his act,
And he silently walked out,
Keeping his mouth shut.

RM32. THAYUMANAVAR
RAMANA MAHARISHI
RM34. CHANTING MANTRA

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