Author: Sri Ramana Maharshi
Publisher: Sri Ramanasramam
ISBN/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.
In the Beginning
Part I: Early Days on the Hill
Chapter 1: A Sage's Garden
Chapter 2: The Hill Tribe Comes to the Rescue
Chapter 3: The Leaseholder and an Imaginary Curse
Part II: Hobbler
Chapter 4: Saving an Exiled Monkey- Prince
Chapter 5: Regular Visits
Chapter 6: Serving Hobbler
Part III: War and Peace at Skandashram
Chapter 7: Sri Ramana, Peacemaker
Chapter 8: Death of on Old Monkey- King
Chapter 9: Nondi Becomes King
Part IV: Visiting Sri Ramana Ashram
Chapter 10: Taking Refuge in Bhagavan
Chapter 11: Festivals and Fruit
Chapter 12: Crossing Enemy Lines
Epilogue: Last Days
Timeline of Key Events
References and Sources