beloved of Bhagavan Ramana
lived and died at His Holy Feet
We are your children, Lord.
The look in Your eyes is unmistakable. Lord
The loving eyes of a Father.
Ever Free One,
Are you afraid of bondage
Of our love
Our love will pull You from the furthest reaches
of the world
From other realms, worlds
For you there is no escape
We are your children, Lord
The Feet of the Glorious Ramana
our life, our path and our destination
all we know
all we love
all that loves us.
His Feet that have rescued us
that cleanse us
of all pain, of all longing,
their shadow is bliss itself
We cannot forget for a single moment
that we are your children
so mad is our love that it has crossed all boundaries
Our bodies exist only to love Thee
only to take Thy sweet name
only to remember Thee
only to serve Thee in any way You wish
You are the father of this complete cosmic manifestation, the
worshipable chief, the spiritual master. No one is equal to You, nor
can anyone be one with You. Within the three worlds, You are
- Bhagavad Gita: 11 - 43
Beloved, We just cannot seem to able to say this enough to You:
You are our Father and Mother
You are our everything
We are your children
in body and soul
You are the Father
Of this world
Of all beings
Of all the moves and all that is still
Each cell of this body says 'O Ramana, My Father!', 'O Bhagavan, My Father!', each claiming You.
Let me be condemned eternally to Your bhakti,
O Ramana, O Arunachala.
O One Father.
What is suffering, O Bhagavan. but a distant memory, the absence of one's recognition of one's identity.
When each cell remembers that it was made of You, when each cell sings your name, in unison, the Being pulsates 'O Bhagavan, My Father!' then that is the highest sadhana, the highest joy, that is being in Your Feet.
O Beloved, to be mashed into Your Feet, what joy!
"i revere, I adore, I worship this Swami" was all Echammal could say of Bhagavan
- Self Realization, BV Narasimha Rao, p 101
Even Brahma and Shiva and Vishnu long for these Feet
long for their touch, their fragrance
even their shadow
Worshipping these Feet is the highest form of worship
the purest worship
all forms of worship can finally only bring you to this place
abandon all other forms, abandon all else
and worship these Feet
Such are the Feet of my young Venkat
the Feet of the one who became Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi
whom the world loved, and loves to this day
whom millions revere and worship
the One who calls us, who beckons us, who claims us today
He is pervading each cell of our bodies and soul
slowly let go so He may claim all
let Him claim all
This is all His anyway
it always was His and always will be
so are we
there never was an 'I' or 'us' ever
it was all Him
from the start
the dream is that we are 'I' and 'Us'.
In truth, just Him
Let this be your prayer, your state of mind, always
day and night
His Feet are His Heart
The Heart of your most beloved Ramana
The Heart of the little boy who left his home when barely a man
The Heart of the man who lived on the mountain, in caves, in silence for long
resting in Arunachala
The Heart of our Father
of whom we are
These Feet are our Father and Mother
each cell of this body is made of these Feet
Utterly destroyed and blissful
"Let all your thoughts be thoughts of Ramana,
And the Lord by His Grace shall reveal all;
If your thoughts be Ramana-saturated
In you shall He then close abide."
"He is beyond worlds all
Yet, here below, He bestows His grace abundant
On the good and the devout,
And in love works for salvation of all;
Thus is the Holy Guru
Whose praise is beyond speech
Like unto Siva, the Being Pure.
The Guru comes, purifies and grants Godhood,
They see this not,
The witless ones of vision faulty;
But the holy ones take to him
In endearment as unto kith and kin,
And worship him as Lord Himself."
I feel You in the air, in my bones,
stronger than anything else.
let this be the end, my Lord, let all this be yours.
take over this body and mind and soul,
and let it do your work.
it certainly is not mine. Only You are mine, beloved.
You are all i love. You are all there is.
Lord. let me love You till me last breath.
Lord, your love for me, is greater than Universes together.
(from Greater than Universes Together)
"Guru is none but Siva—thus spoke Nandi;
Guru is Siva Himself—this they realize not;
Guru will to you Siva be,
And your Guide too;
Guru in truth is Lord,
That surpasses speech and thought, all."
nothing surpasses these Feet
the Holiest of the Holy
love them more than you have loved anything else
His Feet are bliss itself
They are the key, the secret key to becoming one with Him
To have just You and nothing else.
To survive on just Your name.
Taking your name is joy itself.
(from Your Name is joy itself)