53 – Is Witchcraft true? – Part 3

The Grace of Siddha series can be read here.

 These are not stories. They are real incidents. Read through these and do reflect if anywhere, anything in these series is resonating with your own self. Do you feel any of these telling anything to you? Do you feel yourself that any of the phrase is a reflection of yours? Is there an answer to you in these?!

We just wanted to know if witchcraft is true, but seldom expected that it will turn out to be a potential “interactive session with ghost”. My friend though courageous, he hesitated and slightly shivered on thinking about an encounter with ghost on an Amavasya day. Even though this experience is begotten through Agastya Muni and therefore no harm is expected, my mind began to think that there must be some relation between witchcraft and ghosts. Otherwise, the Maha Muni won’t suggest me to enter in to such a thing.

Hinduism beliefs that our ancestors live in the form of spirit and they appear in Agni to bless us when we offer our prayers on their Thithi day or on a Amavasya day. Even Christians those who live in countries like England have witnessed the presence of ghosts in some mansions but were failed to take photographs of them, I had read in some papers. People who follow Islam too believe in such things. Some of them even perform rituals to make use of the good spirits and to drive off the evil ones.

Though ghosts is a term which is not accepted completely by many, it is widely believed in its shadowy form. So I accepted to listen to Sage Agastya on what He will instruct.

It was an Amavasya day!

People came to meet me enthusiastically but said “So looks like you’re all set to meet the ghost. Carry a metal piece or a knife just in case. Then tell us what happened!” Some said “Sir, do not mistake me for saying this. I respect the Sage Agastya very much. But I cannot accept in such things as witchcraft etc. He is a Siddha, sure. But He should not come in Jeeva Nãdi to fool us or to scare us off” – they opined in their half-secularist mindset.

Those who came to meet me on that day was great in number than usual. Though I did not read the Nãdi for anyone, I felt that everyone is looking at me like the “sacrificial goat”. The friend who promised “I sure will come” did not turn up until 7 in the evening. Apart from this, I need to check the Nãdi to know what I am supposed to do, so I prayed to Agastya Muni and opened the Jeeva Nãdi.

That one who is named after Venkatavan (Lord Balaji of Thirupathi) will not come as he is mentally scared. His wife has convinced him enough that he is now at the sanctum of Thiruvallur Vishnu’s shrine. About 40 stones distance (a variation to measure distance on those days, also called as milestones) from here, there will be an Ayyanar’s statue (a village deity who appears in huge forms, big mustache and a fearful look. See Ayyanar) in the middle of the road. If prayed to Him by standing there, a bhairava (dog) will come. Follow that dog for a distance. There you will spot a new building which is half-constructed. Stand there on the southern side where a tree is. We will instruct you further there. Go at once! You are being instructed to be there right at midnight” – said the Sage!

Villages of Tamilnadu contain great a legends out of which, Ayyanar holds a prominent role of Protector.
Villages of South India contain great a mysteries and legends out of which, Ayyanar holds a prominent role of Protector.

My friend got married only recently. He had informed his wife that he is all set to meet a ‘ghost’ with pride. The wife got scared that nothing should happen to him, made a big issue out of this and sent her husband to the Shrine of Lord Veera Raghave Perumal. It is better to see the Lord than to see the ghost, that too on a Amavasya day, said the wife and took him there, the Sage clarified in the Jeeva Nãdi.

Though my friend accepted this as true, I was a bit unhappy that he did not come. But there was no use in delaying further and so I set forth alone in the direction that Agastya Muni showed, with only Jeeva Nãdi in my hands. It was a surprise indeed that no one was ready to even drop me in a car or a two wheeler to that place. The spot which the Maha Muni mentioned came and I got down from the bus.

In the middle of the road, the only breathing thing was me. But there stood a majestic Ayyanar statue bearing a sword, mace and a big mustache. I looked around. It was an ordinary village with huts placed here and there at a distance. The agricultural lands have been converted to plots whose white stone markings were visible even at that night.

Fireflies circled around was slightly interesting to watch. The bus I got down disappeared from eye sight. As it was the last bus that goes to the village, there weren’t anyone I could see. I switched on the torch I carried to check the time. It was 11.40 in the night. We are going to see a ghost in about half an hour, which is absolutely a new experience, I stood there with my heart beating faster when the black dog which was lying down all this while stood up suddenly with its ears pointing upwards and began to move. I followed it swiftly.

En route, I saw snail-shells, small stones used for construction, broken pot pieces, plants with thorns, unpaved road – all of these took its toll on the feet.

All of a sudden…

There was a strange noise, as though ten owls screamed together, that made even my tough heart tremble for a second. I even thought “Let’s go back right away”. To pray for sometime, I opened the Jeeva Nãdi right there.

Fear not! Why fear when I am Here? Your journey will happen without any obstacle” – the Maha Muni said in glowing letters.

I felt very thirsty.

There was a well and a water tank nearby. I slowly went near the water tank thinking that I should not fall back in to the well accidentally. I could not even find out if there was water inside due to the darkness and hence I swayed my hand inside.

There was water!

I gathered some water with both hands and drank, washed my face as well. With the help of the torch light, I came back to the pathway where the dog was standing as though waiting for me. As soon as I came, it started walking as if its showing the way.

I was following the dog as if I was carried away by some force but never felt that I was doing it out of my own conscience. “Who am I? Why am I following this dog? Is this necessary to be in this situation?” – such thoughts never occurred to me at that time, which surprises me to this date.

As soon as the black dog stood in front of the building which was half-constructed…I do not know from where all those dogs came. All of them began to howl loudly, looking at that building, except that black dog! It did not even bark and stood right there. Until now the black dog which I was thinking that it took me near the building, was not to be seen thereafter, which surprised me! But that fearsome howl of about twenty to twenty five stray dogs appeared as if they are chasing something while they howl.

“That something”, whichever direction it went, the dogs will follow and howl. If “it” stops, the chasing would stop too! But the howling would continue, piercing the darkness, and would fall back slowly out of fear. This hide-and-seek happened for about seven minutes in the northern and southern side of that building.

“Is this the ghost? I came here only to see this?” – I thought and opened the Jeeva Nãdi right there.

Wait and see. Till it climbs the stair case, the howling will continue, then you climb the staircase too” – said the Maha Muni and disappeared!

That howl did not seem to wake up anyone in those nearby huts as nobody came with a torch or a stick in hand. There wasn’t any watchman in that building or else, he sure would have come asking “who’s that?”. No one turned out. Neither did a voice come to chase these dogs out.

At that time, I felt there was a form which walked nearby my side and went towards the terrace which faced outwards. I summoned up courage and pointed the torch towards that ‘form’.

But…

The torch did not lit up. I tapped it, shaked it, did all that’s possible, but it won’t come up, even with those new batteries inside. In fact, even the torch is a new one.

You could imagine my condition. I was totally shaken. The fear of how to find out the way out caught me now. “Ok, ok, Agastya Muni will take care. Whatever will happen, let it happen” – I stopped the wavering mind with that thought and looked up the stair case where that ‘form’ went.

It appeared as if it kept climbing up and coming down the stairs. When it climbs up, the howling would stop. When it comes down, the howling will resume and the dogs would chase it. It appeared funny at the same time was causing great amount of fear in my stomach. I was wondering at this rare sight for about ten minutes. Then the dogs began to drift off and the howling came down slowly, I slowly went near the stairs and kept my step on the stairs.

Right at that time, I felt as if someone lifted me to the terrace with such an enormous force. I am merely reading the Agastya Jeeva Nãdi and am telling whatever good it is, to people. For such a person, how is it fair to get caught in such a thing?” – I thought.

But…

I realized that probably Agastya Muni wanted to show me this ghost as an example of what witchcraft means. Before I could think as to “what” or “who” bought me up with such a terrible force, right before my eyes…

I could see a foggy form of a girl wearing a half-saree, standing right opposite to me, which I could see clearly in that Amavasya darkness of 1 AM!

Now, myself and that ‘form’ were standing very close, facing each other!

 

~ to be continued…!

Image courtesy: Lord of Nerur

Another experience of Jeeva Nadi reading at Kallar, Mettupalayam

 

A devotee went to seek the guidance of Sage Agastya in the Kallar Gnana Peedam. His experience is given as it is, from how he stated them originally in Tamil.

First, let us see what the Siddha Kaka Pujunda says about Shri Agastya Muni:

அகத்தியரே பெரும் பேற்றை அடைந்தோராவார்
அம்மம்மா வெகு தெளிவு அவர் வாக்குந்தான்!
அகத்திலுறை பொருளெல்லாம் வெளியாய்ச் சொல்வார்
அவர் வாக்கு செவி கேட்க அருமையாகும்!
அகத்தியரின் பொதிகையே மேருவாகும்!
அம்மலையும் அகத்தியரின் மலையுமாகும்!
அகத்தியரின் அடையாளம் பொதிகை மேரு
அவர் மனது மவரைப் போற் பெரியோர் உண்டோ!
காகபுசுண்டர்

In English…

It is Agastya who attained the huge blessing
Oh my holy Mother! His words are pretty clear!
He clarifies the hidden meanings openly
The ears will be pleased to hear His words!
Agastya’s Podhigai Hills is but Mount Meru!
It is Agastya’s holy abode indeed!
Agastya’s identity is Podhigai Meru
Is there anyone who can match Him?
Siddha Kaka Pujundar → http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kagapujandar

Namaste

I have been reading the Sitthan Arul for weeks together now and have realized that I was getting immediate answers to all my queries from the various incidents from that series. Just like how I get a reply each week, this week also, I got to know that “If it is getting delayed to reach a place without we knowing or by unavoidable circumstances, they are for good only!”

I had a grievance for a long time. For that, I have checked the Nãdi in various places and have done parihar, but I never thought that I will get an answer from Agastya’s Jeeva Nãdi! If “They” are the one who calls, then whatever happens is all because of “Their” grace. This was shown to me clearly as that of a movie by Them.

After lengthy thought process, I chose a auspicious vrata day, offloaded every other burden in the name of Lord and took the phone number of Kallar Gnana Peedam and gave it to people close to me, requesting them to talk. I can most certainly say that it is all Their grace. The first surprise was that I got a date allotted for receiving the Nãdi reading. But from that day on, whatever sins I havd committed knowingly began to daunt me, leaving me sleepless. I realized what sort of a big sinner am I, in those short span of time. There is forgiveness for sins committed unknowingly. But I had known from reading Sitthan Arul (The Grace of Siddha’s original Tamil version) that those accumulated karma’s effect will continue birth after birth. Having said these, will the Maha Muni Agastya say any word at all, for a person like me? This fear surrounded me.

I began to do Japa whenever I thought of, fed the cow with ample fruit and was doing whatever parihar I learnt. The truth is, as the day came closer, many sleepless nights added up. Even if He (Agastya Muni) scolds me, it is fine, but what if He says ‘I won’t help’?, everything will be over and done! Fear. I bewailed this to one of my friend who visits Agastya’s temple constantly. My friend might have thought – O, if only he relieves me of this torture – he use to say “do not go if you fear”. Again I use to get worried and then will summon courage to do the regular tasks!

The day of travel came!

As we could not get train tickets, we decided to go by bus. I thought I should get some sweets and snacks for the children there at the Ashram and to tell my friend before I set off. When I called him up, he asked:
“What are you taking for Agastya?”

I could not answer. Then he himself suggested to get Vastra (garment), Beetle leaves, fruits, saambrani (frankincense), rose water etc. As it was already dark, we could not get any of these and so we boarded the bus. The bus started an hour late and due to rain, it moved in the speed of a tortoise. What could be reached in 4 hours, it took 6 hours to reach Coimbatore. It is for good as the shops will be open by then! We boarded a bus that goes to Mettupalayam.

It was happier that from a shop, we got garland and other items. We inquired the cab drivers who asked for Rs. 600 to Kallar which is only about 6 kilo meters. As we stood there, an auto rickshaw came and hurried us to get in. He said ‘give me 100 rupees, but get in first’. It was about 8 in the morning. The auto rickshaw guy said that he knows the place but where he went was to Sri Ramakrishna Math. There were nobody and I thought I shall take bath right there as I remembered the post which said that there is a river that runs by. I was very eager but I couldn’t take bath since I could not spot any river. I began to doubt. Is this the place? The person accompanied me confirmed my doubt too. Then we realized that we have been mis-routed, and somehow reached Agathiyar Gnana Peedam. From a distance, the Ashram looked as if asking “Here you came, at last?” It was 5 minutes to 9. Once my companion took bath in the Ashram and then I began to read some slokhas and did some Japa. The garland we bought, as expected, covered the Sage Agastya from the neck to toe. This itself gave me a sort of peace. We are in the right direction, I realized.

The crowd was good enough. After a while, HH Mataji came out of the Dhyana Room. When she began to call out names, we said ours and she said ‘Oh O, I just called out this name and since there wasn’t any, I moved other names prior to yours”. Then she wrote our names. We were the eleventh.

Ok good. Let us do japa for a longer time, we thought. Around 11 AM, when inquiring a person who lives there, he explained how the Eka Mukhi Rudraksha came there. A spontaneous feeling of paying respect to that rose in me. Then I asked the doubt which I had in mind.

“If we have committed a sin knowingly, will Agastya Muni help?”

The answer he gave was so soothing. “Even if one has done the 5 most hideous sins (referred to as Pancha Maha Papa), Agastya has the motherly heart of forgiving, only 10 times more”.

While talking, I saw Lord Subramanya who is at a meditative posture and the moment I thought “O our Murugan, He is quiet without doing any mischievosness!” – the person whom I was talking to said “Today, the crowd is more”

“Looks like it will be dark before our reading”

“No no, the moment sun sets, Agastya Muni will say “Stop!” after which not even a line can be read!”. I became dumbstruck. By looking at the cold wind and the weather in that hill, it appeared as if the Sun might set right at 4 PM itself!

“When exactly does the sun set?”

“Anytime! Could be 4, 5 or even 6” – he said.

“So far, the reading is done only for 6!”

We c a n n o t do anything. It is His count. Humans cannot do anything. If sun sets, one has to just leave! We couldn’t get lucky, even they called out our names before! Without knowing this, we came slowly – all sorts of thought-bursts started. “O Muruga, please save me! – I began to chant the Kanda Sashti Kavacham for about 6 or 7 times, Hanuman Chalisa, Agastya Akhanda Japa – all these happened. Everyone was invited to have food. I could not go. I was greatly confused in mind. Around 2 PM, Swami Thangaraj came who appeared as the embodiment of peace. He asked “Had your food?”

“No” I replied.

“I am going for food, please do so too” – his words reflected a blissful silence!! Then Mataji took us to the dining hall and said “We will surely read Nãdi for you”. The mind was relieved a little. Then Japa, slokha and meditation continued. There were a few people and were with full of hope. One of them could not move his head. I felt a soft corner for him. Even our grievance is to be resolved, but the chances of his name to be called out was less. I went up to him and said “Do you want to go in before us?” He said “Let it be over for you first as you keep praying!!”

We all started chanting Adithya Hrudhayam by facing West, praying that everyone should be blessed with a reading. As a surprise, the sun did not set even after 6 PM!

They called us around 4.30 PM. One can have a darshan of the Eka Mukhi Rudraksha as soon as entering the room. I prostrated and sat in front of Guruji. I had written down my queries. Guruji asked my name, my
father’s name and asked if I have the questions.

“Quesions O Sir? I only have grievances.”

Thereafter what Guruji read off the Nãdi were only Answers, Reasons and Remedies! Who will have this much of mercy? Within ten minutes, Agastya Muni had become a Mother, Father, and Everyone! For that ten minutes, I totally forgot my bodily presence and felt like a leaf which afloats freely in air. It was as if a mother’s lullaby to her child in a cradle. He made me realize that all the suffering is only for the physical body! As and when he narrated my previous births, I forgot this present Janma (birth). The grievances was not grievances anymore! Even then He came as a rain-cloud of mercy. It felt as if the words that came out were more than enough, with which one can cross the ocean of birth.

Mataji writes down the reading in a notebook clearly and explains to us. Then they hand over the notebook to us. Even if the questions are same, two people cannot enter at the same time as the Nãdi will be read for one at a time. This is Agastya’s order. Then when explaining the reading, the others can be present. THEY DO NOT EXPECT ANY MONEY FOR THIS! But since they feed everyone who comes and does services, it is good to give around 500 Indian rupees. It is up to individuals to offer more, adding up good karma. Their request is that when there is a Guru Puja where a Yagna is conducted, one should be present and get the grace of Siddhas – this is the blessings of elders there.

Om Agatheesaya Namaha!

Note from GnanaBoomi Admin:

A number of people who came for the Nãdi reading said that they were asked to provide whatever they can, for the Yagna that takes place in December. This became a topic of discussion and eventually it turned to a comparison between what they experienced in Thanjavur with Shri Ganesan’s reading and here at Kallar. One of them said that the letters appear in Gold there with Late Shri Hanumathdasan and now with Shri Ganesan. The Mataji had told me that the letters scroll as and when read here.

Another person said, ‘Last time when I got the reading in Thanjavur, Gurunathar (Agastya Muni) had mentioned a few parihaar to be done and quoted that it is because of past karmic effects etc. I did complete them all but when I listened to Him here today, there wasn’t any mention about the past effects. I think that the parihaar what I did has taken care of it.

We could feel that the question of ‘Why does this information about Yagna is said to everyone and they are requested to do whatever they could for the ritual? Why this does not happen anywhere? The Sage does not compel anyone to donate money or even to perform the remedial measures He suggests! He just guides and leaves the decision to oneself. He has mentioned this in many a questions that the answers one get may differ at times, which depeneds on the individual’s fate, the time and his karmic effects. It is out of His mercy that the Agastya Muni goes out of the way to help people. It is the individual’s wish to donate anything they want or to do anything He suggests.

However, we took this question to none other than Mr. Karthikeyan, who writes the Sitthan Arul. His explanation made it very clear.

Why does everyone get a note about the Yagna that happens in December?
→ It is the Sage Agastya who mentions this to everyone to attend the yagna, where the Siddha-Purushas will be present in an invisible form and will bless those who attend and those who helped in whatever
means they could. This is told to everyone to get Their blessings! The Yagna is being conducted as per the instruction from Agastya Muni Himself!

Why doesn’t the letter appear in Gold as in other places? When they read it here at Kallar, the Guruji reads one palm leaf, flips and opens the second, and so on, where a video showing Shri Ganesan’s reading shows him reading it from a single leaf itself.
→ How the letter appears, how they read etc is not important. What is important is that it is Agastya Muni who answers. In case of late Shri Hanumathdasan, he sometimes closes the Nãdi, closes his eyes and
starts saying the clairvoyances! One has to focus on what the message is for them than how it is read.

What Siddha Agastya says is:

“With the thoughts turning inward, from a human perspective, even upon meeting a person who is holy, one should understand this clearly. Even if undergone many a spiritual experiences, this person is still entangled in Maya. Even he may have some bad karmic effects out of which, sometimes he may say a good reason, sometimes incorrect ones. So, every human, meeting a Gnani is not wrong, but if done so, one should think on his own and come to a conclusion. This is what We say at this juncture.”

And experience shows that the one who believes and surrenders to Agastya Muni, He never forsakes them, and never lets them go wrong!

First hand experience with Jeeva Nadi

 

As soon as the Important Update on Jeeva Nãdi was published, there were a number of enthusiastic responses seeking more details. Just like our thrilled readers, I was very excited to have a first hand experience of Jeeva Nãdi myself. So I set forth to the Ashram.

This trip was no short of a pilgrimage, with the mind completely filled with the thoughts of Agastya Muni and His Grace in many lives. The Ashram situated in the most apt location of Kallar welcomes one with its natural beauty. The weather was very comfortable and the people very kind and polite. I enquired the passerby on how to reach the place, albeit the name boards directing you very comfortably.

There came a figure descending from the hill with his saffron robe and walking-shoes. His hands gently glided through the beard of his and I ended up enquiring Himself. He said “It’s our Ashram only. Please wait in while I’ll be back from walking”. I later realized that He is none other than HH Thangaraj Swamigal, the founder of Agathiar Gnana Peedam, Kallar as per the instruction from none other than the Agastya Muni Himself. More on this later.

I was pleasantly welcomed by the inmates, a cat among them too. I was offered to choose between taking bath in the nearby river or in the Ashram itself and I chose the latter. The bath in cold water refreshed me a lot for I could not sleep well in the bus enroute. There were about three of us waiting, a gentleman who came the day before and another who was blessed with an experience of Jeeva Nãdi reading obtained from both Late Shri Hanumathdasan and Shri Ganesan of Thanjavur. When HH Mataji enquired our whereabouts, his reply was “The Sage has pulled me here as well”.

With our excitement growing, there formed a natural Satsang among those who came a little later. One among them is a gentleman with a rare but noble hobby, only done religiously. He plants saplings in temple premises with the choice of the temple authorities and hands over the responsibility of nurturing them to the locals / priests. Sometimes, he takes over them too wherever he can.

Talking to him revealed how famous the Sitthan Arul series is and how Mr. Karthikeyan is respected and sought after! He was all praise of the series and his wife enthusiastically joined him saying “We wait for it so eagerly”. Our man then said those words which validated the whole purpose of hosting GnanaBoomi. He said “I must have stumbled upon your link through Mr. Karthikeyan’s Sitthan Arul blog and I found those series in English as well, it is good. Keep up the good work. It is a pleasure to have met you.”

The gentleman who came a day before slightly differed with the posts however, by saying that one should buy the printed copies of the book written by Late Shri Hanumathdasan. It was a good meeting with like minded people sharing experiences and waiting eagerly.

HH Swamiji came back and had a few visitors. So we waited a little more, with a lot of excitement and a focussed mind. HH Mataji took our names in the order of our arrival. Swamiji went on with the Karpoora Harathi for Agastya Muni and Lord Subramanya doing penance, a rare sight indeed, both in golden color radiating beauty and serenity. He then went on to show Harathi to the huge 7 KG Eka Mukhi Rudraksha bead, seen nowhere else in the world. More on this later too.

Thava Murugar

The first person went in. It took almost an hour before he came out and people gathered around him asking questions out of curiosity. How was it sir, What is your experience, and so on. He answered them with patience and my excitement grew larger. Then HH Mataji called out my name…

I entered the room. Guruji has a sweet and gentle voice. He speaks slowly but clearly. He asked me to be seated while having a cup of tea. I was looking at the Nãdi with awe and the world seemed to have stopped for me, except the sound of the table fan and chirps of birds around the hill. My curiosity jumped out while Guruji was having His tea.

I asked..”Guruji, have you really seen the Agastya Muni?”

“What sort of a question is this? Is it without His darshan that I have started all these?” (meaning the Ashram duties)

“Please pardon my ignorance. I read about you in the booklet outside and it is just curiosity that I dared to ask so”

“Have I seen? Of course I have. It is Him who instructed me to establish this Gnana Peetam. I came here to attain Samadhi (after having done penance in hills like Chathuragiri for 4 years and more) where He appeared before me instructing me to do this and to be of service to others”

“That’s so wonderful to hear Swamiji”

I had written down the questions I wanted to ask in a notebook. He went through them carefully and confirmed with me on my questions. Then said “The questions ought to be in my mind when I read the Nãdi for answers”.

He opened the Jeeva Nãdi after praying to Sage Agastya, taking it closer to his eyes, as though worshipping. Then he slowly began to unwind the thread, my pulse and excitement increased. He looked at the Nãdi and asked “What was your name
again?”

I mentioned. He then asked my father’s name and looked in to the Nãdi again.

He then started narrating with HH Mataji writing down every word of it. He narrated them slowly and it was in understandable literature Tamil. It went on and on with me immersing deeply in to a strange journey within. I got tears at time, felt so grateful at His mercy, and felt so puny. It went on.

I had an important question in mind about a mail which I received sometime back, that the Siddhas are going to take over the world towards Dharmic rule and as a symptom of which, the temple tanks will get rid of any foul smell and will radiate fragrance. I had written that question and asked: 

 Is that true?”

Agastya Muni kindly replied thus:

This is the time of Siddhas. Every Yuga is ruled by Gods. In this Kali-Yuga, We have appeared to uplift the Dharma and to prevent the world from destruction. We have set forth to destroy the Adharma carried out by people in the name of religion. There will be fragrances of Sandalwood and the fragrance of Thiru Mann (the holy mark held by Sri Vaishnavas with Mann literally means soil) in places where we come by. Since you are Our devotee, We have uttered this truth to you.

Post the narration, the Guruji mentioned that “This is a great Bhagyam that the Sage has revealed such truths.” The day went on with a feeling of a heavy load lifted off my shoulders. I began to feel lighter and calm. Later during the evening, I had the fortune of talking to HH Guruji and I asked the same question again. The answer this time was elaborate.

“Have you seen Agastyar, Swami?”

“Yes indeed.”

“How did he appear? I mean, how was the whole experience?”

“Do the Siddhas have form? They take whatever form they want to. Just to appease us humans, they appear in forms. At first, there was a radiating light that appeared before me, within which the Agastya Muni was seen coming towards me (He gestures walking). It was wonderful!”

During the day, I had the great opportunity to listen to HH Mataji, who is a down-to-earth, loving lady. She mentioned that “On a certain day around 5 in the morning, someone had entered the Ashram premises and called us from there (she points me to a place). Guruji went up to him where the person said “It has been ordered to hand this over to you” and handed over a heavy item wrapped in saffron clothes. Guruji went inside and placed it in an altar, returned only to find the person to be missing. Mataji said.. “we have no clue as to how he entered the premises which was closed and locked”. When they opened it, they found the 7 KG Eka Mukhi Rudraksha, in the form of Shiva Linga, and another Rudraksha of about 650 grams, Eka Mukhi too.

I later spoke to a lady who said that whatever that came off the Nãdi was precisely true and that she felt tears when she listened to them. May be it is true that in the presence of divine, our bad karma begins to melt as tears!