Taleyarkhan hands Maharshi two letters. One is from Dr. T. N. Krishnaswamy, Madras, in which he writes that his own cow has given birth to a she- calf, ……..
Yesterday Sri Maharshi composed a quatrain on Lakshmi in Tamil, giving the date and the astrological sign of her death, referring to her as a “liberated soul”, for which he used the Samskrit word “Vimukti” to make it quite clear that it was not merely release from the body that he meant, but final emancipation.
The famous cow Lakshmi, the pet of the Ashram, who has been ailing since some time, today passed away at about noon. Having known of her approaching death, Sri Maharshi went to the Goshala (the cow house) at about 9-45 a.m., sat on the ground, put her head in his lap and stroked it gently, repeating with infinite tenderness “Lakshmima, Ma, Ma, Ma Lakshmi” to comfort her in her last hour.
6th June, 1948
An article about Sri Maharshi has appeared in the Free Press, Madras. Professor Subbaramayyah of Nellore reads it aloud,
Visitor: I have read all the Western philosophers from Descartes to Bertrand Russell – they are all useless. But our Rishis differ among themselves. Shankara says, “Go on repeating ‘I am Brahman’ and you become Brahman.” Madhvacharya says that the Soul is ever separated from Brahman. You say “Enquire ‘who am I’ and you will arrive.” Many other teachers gave many other solutions. Is this not puzzling? Which of you is right? Swami, which way am I to go?
Bhagavan: (with a gentle wave of the hand) Go the way you came.