Ramana laughs with a devotee
Day by Day with Bhagavan
March 31, 1945
One night, a few days ago, after supper, when Bhagavan (Ramana Maharshi) was resting on his cot in the verandah, east of his hall, something funny took place.
He was facing south. (Major) Chadwick was sitting behind Bhagavan’s back. Soon after Bhagavan took his seat and leaned on the cushions, Chadwick from behind stealthily and unnoticed fanned Bhagavan. When Bhagavan turned and looked, Chadwick withdrew the fan and remained still. When Bhagavan turned his face south, Chadwick resumed fanning again.
Bhagavan turned round and Chadwick stopped. Bhagavan was left wondering how he got the breeze. Chadwick then laughed and Bhagavan joined in the laughter. This shows how even with such an eminent Master a devotee can play and both can enjoy the joke like children.