Reminiscences of Ramana Maharshi – Krishna Swami

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Krishnaswami was a native of Srirangam, Tamil Nadu. He came to Sri Ramana in 1936 and was his attendant till the mahanirvana.

There was a lame puppy which would wag its tail whenever Bhagavan went up the hill. He was fed with iddlies. One day after having iddlies the pup went and urinated in front of the sarvadhikaris office. He got wild and ordered that no more iddlies be given to the pup. When Bhagavan asked me why the pup was not fed, I disclosed the reason. He got angry and told me, “Earlier many have come, ruled and gone, one day you too have to go.” And thus feeding of the pup got resumed. The same mongrel would come in front of Bhagavan with the mouth full of filth. Bhagavan used to wipe her mouth clean with his own towel and say, “Some great soul has come in this garb.” He never gave me the towel for washing.

Bhagavan used to say with a laugh, “A person performs

namaskaram to the Swami and expects all his prayers fulfilled and boons granted. Who wants this namaskaram? Even before they prostrate physically, I prostrate to them mentally.

One day he told me, “One could cause God through alchemy. But even if that God tells you something don’t believe it. If I come in front of you don’t believe it. The Seer is most important. You are. That is most important. Concentrate on the Seer, not on the seen. All that you see is false and the Seer alone is true. All knowledge you gather is useless, until you hold on to your Self. You are the Truth, not what is being told to you, not what you see.

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