Author: Sri Ramana MaharshiPublisher: Sri RamanasramamYear: 2013Language: EnglishPages: 108ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788182881006
That a human being could speak with animals is not commonly accepted notion. But in the life story of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, there are abundant reports from those who witnessed first-hand the sage communicating with Animals, especially the monkeys that lived on Arunachala Mountain.Ever since he went up the hill in 1899, Sri Bhagavan moved closely with monkeys, understood their cries and gestures, and even followed their individual stories. Once such story is that of Nondi the Hobbler who got his name from Bhagavan as he had the tendency to limp. As a youth, he was abandoned by his clan but was blessed to find his way into Bhagavan's care. After years of mentoring, Hobbler was not monkeyreadmitted to his clan but rose to a position of prominence and even earned the respect of the other on the hill.The present volume is Hobbler's tale. But more than that, it tells the life story of one of the greatest saints of modern times- the sage who spoke with animals.
Publisher's Note In the BeginningPart I: Early Days on the HillChapter 1: A Sage's GardenChapter 2: The Hill Tribe Comes to the RescueChapter 3: The Leaseholder and an Imaginary Curse Part II: HobblerChapter 4: Saving an Exiled Monkey- PrinceChapter 5: Regular Visits Chapter 6: Serving HobblerPart III: War and Peace at SkandashramChapter 7: Sri Ramana, PeacemakerChapter 8: Death of on Old Monkey- KingChapter 9: Nondi Becomes KingPart IV: Visiting Sri Ramana AshramChapter 10: Taking Refuge in BhagavanChapter 11: Festivals and Fruit Chapter 12: Crossing Enemy LinesEpilogue: Last DaysTimeline of Key EventsReferences and SourcesGlossary