[Advaita-l] ***UNCHECKED*** The Jivanmukta's attitude
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Thu Dec 14 10:06:02 EST 2017
Thanks for sharing this incident.
On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 6:39 PM, Praveen R. Bhat via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Namaste Subbuji,
> Thanks, this reminds me of an incident I was told about Shridhar Swamiji by
> someone who frequently accompanied Him. Swamiji was then recently gifted a
> tiger skin by someone and was sitting on it in a similar set up of darshana
> when a person was waiting in front of Swamiji for long. When the person was
> asked by Swamiji as to if he wanted something, he said he wanted a tiger
> skin. Swamiji asked someone to look inside if there was any tiger skin to
> be found but there was none. This person was eyeing Swamiji's seat with the
> tiger's head nicely filled up and looking alive. Then, Sridhar Swamiji
> asked "idu kodlano? (shall I give you this)?" pointing to it. He said
> "yes". Swamiji just got up and handed over the same. The chap went away.
> A day later or so, in the darshana, Swamiji asked around for the person who
> had gifted the tiger skin, as he was nowhere to be found. On inquiring,
> someone said, the person hasn't come. Swamiji said, "hmmm, lets go to his
> place"! On reaching his house, the person was surprised seeing the
> visitors. Swamiji smilingly asked him "yAko, nanna mele kopA bandidiyA?
> (why, are you angry with me)"? He started crying replying "No Swamiji, I
> felt sad that you gave away the tiger skin which I had prepared for you. It
> was for you to use!" On this Swamiji said the golden words "eshto adu mohA
> hulicharmada mele!!! (how much is the attachment you have to the tiger
> skin)? After you gave it to me, was it yours to cry over?" Suddenly, the
> fellow fell at Swamiji's feet and expressed his wish to perform pAdapUja.
> He didn't have much. Swamiji just asked him to not bother for details, but
> just put a flower and pour water on the feet.
> --Praveen R. Bhat
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> On Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 10:00 PM, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> > 'Letters from Sri Ramanasramam' (224) TIGER’S SKIN:
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