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RAMANA MAHARSHI

The Ship Reaches The Port

Venkataramana reached Tiruvannamalai on the next day. His joy knew no bounds. With great enthusiasm he ran towards the temple of Arunachaleshwara. All the doors were open. There was no one in the temple. His heart throbbing with, joys, the boy stood before Lord Arunachaleshwara.

So, Venkataramana's long journey came to an end. The ship had reached the port safely. He became a sanyasi (a monk). He threw into the pond the little money he had with him together with the sweets that the Bhagavathar's wife had given him. He thought, 'This body died away, why make a fuss about it?' And so he did not bathe. He settled down in the temple.

Soon some naughty boys began to tease him. As he sat in meditation, they used to throw stones at him. To escape from them Venkataramana changed the place of his meditation to the under-ground cellar. This cellar was called Pathalalinga. For some days he was there without being troubled by the boys. But the naughty boys found out that place, too.

In the Arunachaleshwara temple, there was an aged sanyasin called Seshadri. Some people though the was a mad man. He not only saw to it that Venkataramana was not teased by the boys, but also under took to find food for him.

The meditation of the young sanyasin soon attracted the attention of the people. They took it upon themselves to look after him. But, generally he never spoke to anybody. Not that he had taken a vow of silence; 'the truth was that he had no desire to speak to any one. When he was forced to speak, he said just what was absolutely necessary.

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Ramana Maharshi - A Great Soul, who was full of compassion for all living being !
About Ramana Maharshi
Introduction
'Kumbhakarna'
'Arunachala'
The Body Is Not'I'
The Boy Leaves Home
The Journey
You are Here! The ship Reaches The Port
'Bridavan'
Meeting The Mother Again
The Family Grows
Mother And Father
The Ashram
Thieves There Too
Love For All Living Beings
Life In The Ashram
What Courage!
The Last Days
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