Om Namo Bhagavathe Sri Ramanaya
Sadhu Arunachala of Sri Ramanasramam,Tiruvannamalai, is a good example of perfect devotion toour Guru, Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. Some twenty-five years ago the name and fame of Bhagavan Sri Ramanadragged him from England to India, and having come toBhagavan’s Supreme Abode he never returned. (
YathGathva Na Nivartanthe tath Dhama Paramam Mama
. Thatis My Supreme Abode whence none returns.
XV-6). Visitors to the Ashram now see him sitting atthe Shrine of Bhagavan every day punctually between8 to 10 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. as formerly they saw himsitting in the old Hall in Bhagavan’s physical presence. Sonaturally he has much to tell us not only of Bhagavan andhis teachings, but also of many things that happened inBhagavan’s presence. The Ashram has given the English-knowing world the diaries of Swami RamananandaSaraswathi, Sri Devaraja Mudaliar and Mr. S.S. Cohen. While the diary of Sri Ramanananda Saraswathi is a recordof talks with Bhagavan through several years, the lattertwo chronicle day to day incidents. In the same vein Sadhu Arunachala gives us in this book what he saw happeningin Bhagavan’s presence but only such as have for the mostpart been unrecorded in the books of others. Thus
s Reminiscences of Ramana Maharshi
seeks tosupplement the previous publications.