Six months must have passed. A gentleman, Thambi Rangaswamy by name,
invited the young sanyasin to go and stay with him. Venkataramana agreed. The gentleman
had a garden called 'Brindavan' and he made the necessary arrangements for the
sanyasin'smeditation there. His prayers and meditationcontinued undisturbed there. He
could think deeply and meditate on God; and so, new knowledge dawned on him. Many problems
had troubled his mind. What is God?
'What man means Soul? What is the relation between the Atman and the Paramatman (the
Soul and God)? What happens to the Atman after the death of the body? Is the Atman also
subject to death as the body is? Or is it immortal? Now he found answers to all these
Venkataramana arose from the 'Samadhi' (or trance of contemplation); after this,
knowledge came to him. He decided to suggest solutions to the problems of people patiently
and to relieve their sufferings. His fame spread far and wide. The number of people
visiting him grew. Pilgrims who came to the shrine of Arunachala came to pay him homage,
There was a mango grove very near Thambi Rangaswami's residence. Venkataramana resolved
to stay there.