Sunday, June 22, 2008

such was his concern

Here we shall mention an incident that took place when Venkataraman's only sister Alamelu was a little girl. Being the only female child, she was pampered by the family. It is said that she used to cry to see her grandfather living in Pasalai, a village a few kilometres from Tiruchuzhi. Once she was taken there she at once would want to go back to her mother. Sometimes Venkataraman would accompany her. While returning seeing his sister's tender feet getting blisters walking on the rough path, Venkataraman would cut off the wild vines growing on the way side and tie round her little feet which will serve as slippers. Such was his concern for his sister.

~ Arunachala's Ramana, Volume I

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