Post by Amritha Varshini on Nov 22, 2013 18:30:23 GMT 5.5
Ramana's Reply to his Mother
The young Venkatraman, who later became Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi, left his home at a very young age to Thiruvannamalai after Self Realization. Later His mother accompanied by her elder Son met young Ramana who was then living at Pavalakkundru, one of the eastern spurs of Arunachala. With tears in her eyes Alagammal entreated Ramana to go back with her. But, for the sage there was no going back. Nothing moved him — not even the wailings and weepings of his mother. He kept silent giving no reply. A devotee who had been observing the struggle of the mother for several days requested Ramana to write out at least what he had to say. The sage wrote on a piece of paper quite in an impersonal way thus :
அவரவர் பிராரப்தப்பிரகாரம் அதற்கானவன் ஆங்காங்கு இருந்து ஆட்டுவிப்பன்; என்றும் நடவாதது என் முயற்சிக்கினும் நடவாது; நடப்பது என் தடை செய்யினும் நில்லாது; இதுவே திண்ணம் ஆகலின் மெளனமாய் இருக்கை நன்று!...
"In accordance with the prarabdha (destiny) of each, the One whose function it is to ordain makes each to act. What will not happen will never happen, whatever effort one may put forth. And what will happen will not fail to happen, however much one may seek to prevent it. This is certain. The part of wisdom therefore is to stay quiet."
The Maharshi’s reply is fraught with wisdom for us to ponder.