KMS025. INTERVIEW BY PAUL BRANDON-PART 4

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

KANCHI MAHA SWAMI

Their conversation continues:-

MS: “Please go to your place,
After meeting him there once,
While clearing your doubts
He’ll fulfill all your desires.

Paul Brandon followed his advice,
And cancelled the trip to his place,
In order to go to Thiruvannamalai,
And meet the great Ramana Maharishi.

He took leave from Maha Swami,
And went back to Chennai City.
With his friend, Venkataramani,
Who escorted him all the way.

Venkataramani told Paul Brandon,
That he was lucky to get permission,
For the first time, from Maha Swami,
As a foreigner, for this interview.

Paul Brandon saw that night,
Near his bed a bright light,
That showed Maha Swami
Was standing there nearby.

He rubbed his eyes to verify
Whether it was a dream
Or real scene to believe,
What it was at that time.

He, however, went to meet later,
Sage Ramana Maharishi there
At the hills of Thiruvannamalai,
As advised by Maha Swami.

After this long tour Maha Swami,
Wanted to go back to Kanchi,
The place where Adi Sankara,
Had, it appears, his Moksha.

As he was at Kumbakonam Mutt,
On his first arrival to Kanchi Mutt
All the people of Kanchi Town,
Gave him a very grand reception.

KMS024. INTERVIEW BY PAUL BRANDON-PART 3
KANCHI MAHA SWAMI
KMS026. STAY AT KANCHI MUTT

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