Incidents from Ramana Maharshi’s Life – Asylum
Once, a group of young monkeys entered the Hall. When Sri Bhagavan’s attendants tried to chase them away, the young ones ran straight to Bhagavan and hid under sofa, as they knew that nobody would touch them as long as they were near Bhagavan.
The attendants indeed stopped pursuing them.
The little ones made the most of their strategic advantage and lost no time in taunting the attendants, going as far as making faces at them. Bhagavan chuckled, fully enjoying the situation. He made it clear that He was on the monkeys’ side, by rewarding the cheeky little rascals with fruits and nuts.
(Source: Hobblers and Monkeys of Arunachala.)