Ramana Maharshi

(09 January 1879 – 14 April 1950 / Tiruchuzhi, Tamil Nadu / India)

To Sri Ganesha - Poem by Ramana Maharshi

Him who begot you as a child you made
Into a beggar; as a child yourself
You then lived everywhere just to support
Your own huge belly; I too am a child.
Oh Child God in that niche! Encountering one
Born after you, is your heart made of stone?
I pray you look at me!


Poet's Notes about The Poem

One day in 1912 a potter came to the Virupaksha Cave with a small image of Sri Ganesa that he had made and presented it to Sri Bhagavan. A disciple suggested that both he and Sri Bhagavan should write a verse to celebrate the occasion, and this is what Sri Bhagavan wrote.

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  • (5/8/2012 1:17:00 AM)

    Sometimes we are so distracted to ask the Gods whether their hearts are made of stones! When we make our hearts to be stones and fail to see the sufferings of others, we have so much guts to ask Gods such question! ! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 8, 2012


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