Author: Ramana MaharshiPublisher: Sri RamanasramamYear: 2013Language: EnglishPages: 288ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788182880894
The devotee who witnessed Bhagavan Ramana’s effortless and Natural Sense of equality and his treating all beings alike including animals, Birds and Plants have expressed their sense of wonder and have affirmed that they had not seen such an instance elsewhere in their lives.In Bhagavan's days, his Ashram was like an Ancient Rishi Ashram where birds and Animals lived fearlessly and in friendship. Lakshmi, the cow, would not enter the newly built goshala on the opening day without Bhagavan entering it first; so she went to the Old Hall to fetch him. On the hills Bhagavan would arbitrate between two warring Monkey groups. Kamala, the dog, would take a newcomer to the Ashram for Giripradakshina, when told by Bhagavan. When a sparrow's nest was disturbed, she would come, chirp and complain to Bhagavan. Madhava the white Peacock was trained by Bhagavan to be a strict vegetarian; he stopped eating worms. Bhagavan was their Guide and Friend. He showered Grace and Compassion on them. They in turn reciprocated with a Love and faith, which the humans would envy.There are so many incidents of Bhagavan's Relationship with animals which inspire us to respect the entire Creation of the Lord without Discrimination and to surrender totally to Sadguru Ramana Bhagavan.
PrefaceChap. I :Life Sketch of Bhagavan Sri Ramana MaharshiChap. II :Bhagavan and the Animal DevoteesChap. III :Bhagavan's SatsangChap. IV :Bhagavan's Devotees - The Cows :1. Gomatha Lakshmi :In Memoriam2. The Black Cow3. Calf-the DevoteeChap. V :Bhagavan's Companions - The Monkeys :1. Monkeys' Meditation2. The Monkeys' Gratitude3. The "Miraculous Vibhuti"4. The Old Monkey King's Samadhi5. Nondipaiyan - The Lame Monkey6. Venkitoo and Nondi7. Nondi's Coronation8. Etiquette of the Monkeys9. Rivalry over Sitting on Bhagavan's Lap :Monkeys in Sri Ramanasramam10. Visit of the Old Monkey King11. Perilous Journey - Blessings to the Newborn12. Perilous Journey of Grandpa13. Bhagavan's Empathy14. Monkeys' One - Pointedness15. Asylum16. Bhagavan's Warning17. Bhagavan's Command18. Suffering is Mine19. Transgressing Official Orders20. The Empty Couch21. What can you do about this?22. Bhagavan's Patronage23. Monkey - Mangoes24. The Obedient Monkey25. The Monkey's Work26. Independence Day Celebrations27. One - Consciousness28. The Monkey and the Child29. Bhiksha for the Monkeys30. Kindness to Monkeys31. ReminiscencesChap. VI :Bhagavan's Children - The Dogs :1. Chinna Karuppan2. Jack-I3. Kamala4. Neela5. The Red Dog6. Guru's Command is Upadesa7. Advanced Souls who Came to Bhagavan :The Canines in Sri Ramanasramam8. Jackie-II9. Jackie's Endurance10. Jackie's Last Days11. Bhagavan and the Pup12. Speechless Appeal13. Teaching Through Dogs14. Dog Prefers Bhagavan's Company15. Territorial Rights16. Pups are Like Small Kids17. Permission to Eat18. Treatment for Rickets19. Duty Bound Canine20. The Saint who Came in the Night21. Giver of the Boon22. Bhagavan's Compassion23. Bhagavan's Solicitude24. No Complaints25. Iddly Swami26. Lakshmana Sharma's Dog27. The Lame CatChap. VII :Blessed Soul - Valli the DeerChap. VIII :Mongoose - The Great Souls :1. "Mahatma" - Mongoose2. The Golden Hued Mongoose3. Mastan of Desur-account4. Suri Nagamma's AccountChap. IX :Bhagavan and the Wild Cats (Cheetahs - Tiger - Leopards) :1. "Poda" (Go Away)2. Brute and Man Alike3. Rangaswamy and the Tiger4. Cheetah and Tiger Near Virupaksha Cave5. Leopards Near Virupaksha Cave6. Cheetahs near Skandasramam7. Leopard and Veda Parayana8. Chanting - Bhagavan's Name9. The Abode of Cheetahs10. The Tiger Cub11. Experience of a Hungarian Woman12. Baby CheetahsChap. X :1. The Elephant :2. Bhagavan with the Temple ElephantChap. XI :The Sheep :1. Lost Sheep Found2. Retrieved SheepChap. XII :The Favoured Ones - The Peacocks :1. Bhagavan's First Pair of Peacocks2. Attachment to Bhagavan3. The Bodyguard4. Dancing of Peacocks and Snake5. The Peacock and the Kolam6. Unlucky Ones7. The White Peacock8. Universal Brotherhood9. Remembrance - Forgetfulness10. The White Peacock and the Crow11. Bhagavan and the Peacocks12. Sveta-mayura AshtakamChap. XI :A. The Well-wisher of BirdsB. The Doves (Pigeons) :1. A Pair of Pigeons2. The Injured Pigeon3. The Wounded Dove4. The Doctor BhagavanC. The Sparrows :1. Perfected Beings2. Viswanatha Swami's Account3. Complaint against Madhava Swami4. Protection from Cold5. Victory for Sparrows6. Bhagavan's Advice7. Can a Cracked Egg be Hatched?8. The Bird in a Chimney (the Cause of Bondage)D. Crows :1. Vigil of the Crow2. Crow and the Parrot3. Reminiscences of SampoornammaChap. XIV :A. The Protector Snakes - Scorpions :1. It is Cool and Soft2. Snake at Skandasramam3. Obedient Snake4. Do Not Kill the Snake5. Protector of Snakes6. The Green Snake7. The Snake and the MeditatorB. Snakes and Scorpions Protected :8. Scorpions9. FrogChap. XV :Bhagavan - Compassionate Friend of Squirrels :1. Protection2. Punishment for the Wrong Deed3. Anguish4. Samadhi of Baby Squirrels5. We Want Cashew Nuts6. Mother to the Squirrel Babies7. Turning Inwards8. Are the Squirrels Dumb?9. The Feeding of Squirrels10. The Lucky Ones11. ReminiscencesChap. XVI :A. Bhagavan and Insects :1. Bhagavan and Hornets2. An Insect is Rescued3. MosquitoesB. Ants :4. Kolam with Lime Powder5. Prasad from Termites6. AhimsaChap. VII :Abhayam Sarva Bhuthebhyaha (Security and Compassion for All Beings) :1. Echamma's Bilva Pooja2. Tulasi Laksharchana3. Does it Not Pain the Coconut Tree4. Trees Also have Pain5. Do Not Beat the Tree6. Let the Flowers be on the Plant7. Do Not Touch those Seeds8. Deliverance to a Thorny BushChap. XVIII :Bhagavan in the KitchenChap. XIX :Equal Vision (Samadarsatvam)Chap. XX :Ahimsa MurthyChap. XXI :Bhagavan - Whom All Beings LovedANNEXURE:1. Walk with Bhagavan to the Lake2. Hen and Chicks (Talk 286)3. Caterpillar (Talk 286)4. Moth-like Insect (Talk 616)5. The Stray Bull (Talk 563)6. Elephant and the Chain (Talk 326)Drops of Nectar from Bhagavan