Sunday, September 2, 2007

A group of pandits sit near his couch, translating a Sanskrit work, and from time to time take it up to him to elucidate some point. A three year old, not to be outdone, takes up his story of Little Bo Peep, and Sri Bhagavan takes that too, just as graciously, and looks through it with the same interest; but it is tattered, so he passes it to an attendent to bind and gives it back next day neatly repaired.

~ Arthur Osborne, Ramana Maharshi and the Path of Self-Knowledge

3 comments:

ananda said...

three year old getting clarifications on little bo peep from Bhagavan!!!

Amazing, just unbelievable. Bhagavan must have thought "what new vedic work is this, never heard of it before ?"

maybe the little sheep were thoughts. Leave them alone, the rhyme says. And they'll come home (into the heart).
maybe little bo peep was realized :-)

-- ananda

GK said...

Little Bo Peep has lost her sleep,

Her Web of thoughts, she cant unwind them.

She worries for ever about her sheep

Oh if she sleeps, she just cant mind them.

ramanamayi said...

Thank you both!