RM37. COW SHED (GOSHALA)

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

RAMANA MAHARISHI

In the year 1926, September month,
One day, there a devotee came,
With a cow and calf to gift both,
For the benefit of the Ashram.

At first, Bhagavan was reluctant
For the reason it was difficult
To take care of them in Ashram
As there was none at that time.

A local devotee offered to keep
Both cow and calf under his care
And all devotees assembled there
Requested him to accept the offer.

The calf was too smart to look at
Her name as Lakshmi they kept.
She came everyday to Ashram,
And stood before his room.

After taking what he gave to eat,
Back to her mother she went.
This became her regular routine,
To visit Ashram daily and return.

Years passed, when she came,
One day, with her calf to Ashram,
And she stayed there itself
Till the last day of her life.

She became so close to his heart,
Till she ate her food he used to wait.
One day, he didn’t take his food
As there was no grass for her to eat.

One of them rushed to the town
Brought cart load of grass then,
And after she took her feed
He started eating his food.

After her arrival, more cows came.
They built a Goshala near Ashram.
On the opening day, she led him
To Goshala as a captain of the team.

Time came for her final departure.
He had all the appreciation for her,
As she had spent a glorious life,
He gave her a tearful send off.

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