Saturday, February 28, 2009



Greatness of India -Mahans-Rama Nama ---By Sri.Sri.Muralidhara Swamiji - Part-6

Ravishankar Gopal Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 7:02 AM
Radhe Krishna To all,

Sadasiva Brahmendral was a Mahatma. There are lots of 'pramana' (proof) in his life for his 'advaita anubhooti' (experience of oneness). Once, while still a young boy he was not able to get food when he was hungry. His mother told him that it would take some time. He thought, "Of what use is this home where one cannot get a morsel of food when hungry?" and left home! Hunger brought about a great change in his life. We also suffer lots of sorrows in our lives. But, no change seems to occur in us!

Ramana's father's death brought about a transformation in his life.

Buddha was a prince who had a beautiful wife and children. But, the scene of an old man, death and disease led him out of the comfortable palace to a forsaken 'bodi' tree and he 'Realized' the Truth. We also see such scenes of old age, death and sickness but it does not create any impact on us.

Pattinathar was a famous Minister in the court of the King in Kaveripoompattinam. He was a rich merchant, too. He sent his young son across the sea on trade. On its return journey the ship was caught up in a storm and there was danger of the son losing his life. The father prayed fervently for the safe return of his son. But, when the son returned he asked him what he had earned out of his business trip abroad. The young son showed a needle with a hole that could not be threaded. The enraged father beat up the son. The young son asked Pattinathar, “Father! What was your prayer to the Lord last night when I was caught up in the storm? Did you not pray that you did not seek any wealth but only my life? But, now you are angry with me. Know that even this needle that cannot be threaded will not accompany you when you leave this world!” These words were a slap on Pattinathar's face. At once he left his home, his wealth, his post, to seek God

In Sundaramoorthi Nayanar's life, it is found that the Lord stops his marriage and takes him unto Himself. Thus, God takes each unto Himself in different ways.
Purandaradasa, filthy rich but a miser, at the age of 30 gave up everything in a moment to seek God.

On a stormy night Tulasidas goes to join his wife who was on a visit to her parental home. His shocked wife who was spiritually evolved through the japa of Rama Nama points out to him, "Do you know how you have reached this place on this stormy night? No boatman has had the courage to bring you across the flooded Ganga. You have ridden on a dead body taking it to be a block of wood! You have taken hold of the most poisonous snake mistaking it to be a rope hanging from the tree and jumped over the wall to enter this house. This is because of your desire for this bag of flesh and bone. If only you had one percent of this earnestness (that you possess to see this bag of bone and flesh) to see Lord Rama, you would have seen Him long back! Have you ever felt this deep restlessness to see God?"

These words of his wife rang in his ears as he lay down to sleep that night. In the morning it took him away to Kasi Kshetra! We find that he sacrificed everything ('sarva sanga parityaga') and wrote Ramayana. Some word or incident seems to have been the reason for making them into a Mahan. Such incidents seem to occur due to God's Will.

!!! Will Continue !!!

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At 1:10 AM, Blogger latha vidyaranya said...

very nice post bringing out the effect of rama nama japa. the story of tulasidas and his wife's words are like a whiplash to us too! may lord rama lead us all in the path of shreyas!

ram ram

At 11:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where was this History of Pattinathaar taken from? His Son's name is Mardhaavannan. If research is done, it should have been stated that Marudhaavanan was not the biological son of Pattinathaar but a son received as a result of a trade. Marudhaavanan is actually the manifestation of Siva. Marudhaavanan showed Pattinathaar a bag of disks made from cow-dung. Pattinathaar became enraged and flung the bag and the disks cracked open to reveal gems. It was then that Marudhaavanan gave Pattinathaar the box with the needle. It should be noted that Pattinathaar was Kugehraa, Celestial of Wealth, in His previous life. The note that accompanied the ear(eye)-less needle read, "Kaadhatra Oosiyum Vaaraadhu Kaan Kadaivazhikeh!"

At 11:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My apology, Marudhaavanan gave the box to Pattinathaar's mother and ran away. Pattinathaar's mother then gave the box to Pattinathaar. More importantly, Pattinathaar never beat Marudhaavanan.


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