Once a man brought two peacocks with their eyes covered. When let loose in Bhagavan’s presence, they flew away. They were
brought Backagain but they again flew away. Bhagavan said: ‘It is no use trying to keep them here. They are not ripe enough in their minds as the dogs.’ However much the man and the asramites tried to keep the two peacocks in the Asramam, they would not remain there even for a minute.
Sadhu Arunachala (Major Chadwick) in his book ‘A Sadhu’s Reminiscences of Ramana Maharshi’ writes:
This is most interesting and shows that all were not fit to remain in His presence, and even animals came to Bhagavan with a purpose. Bhagavan also told us how, at times, people would reincarnate in the body of animals just for a chance to be near with Him. There is of course, the famous example of Cow Lakshmi.
(Sources: Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi, # 120 &
A Sadhu’s Reminiscences of Ramana Maharshi)