The Grace of Siddha – 42 – The lesson I learned…

Agastya Muni is full of grace and mercy. At the same time, he whips those who fails to understand Him or questions His abilities.

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?!

When a 26 year old girl was brought in front of me by her sister, I myself felt a sort of fear. She was reduced to skeleton and was not able to step forward even once and was gasping. None can tell that she is just 26 by her appearance because she appeared like a 12 year old. She wore a normal shirt and skirt. She could not talk and even if she manages to do so, the voice appeared as if its coming out from a hollow.

“What’s the matter?”

“She is my sister, aged 26. Both the kidneys have stopped functioning and is struggling for her life everyday. We have come here in faith of Agastya Muni. Please tell us some good” – said the sister.

“How long does the problem persist? Did you take her to any doctor?

“Its there for one and a half year. All our property, even the mangalya has been sold, but there has been no improvement”

“What? Did you sell the Mangalya? Does it mean she is married too?”

“Yes. Once they knew that she has this disease, her husband abandoned her, never to come back”

Those words hit me hard. I felt terribly shaken. The husband himself has forsaken her. What sort of an atrocity is this? It is now that he must be with her, my lips murmured.

“She was a beautiful girl before the marriage. Her college life ended in love, which progressed to a wedding. One and a half month right after the marriage, one of her kidneys stopped functioning. In another one and a half year, the other one failed too”

“This is truly a miserable incident” – I said.

“We did not take even this as a worst incident. But what hit us hard was the attitude of her husband, thinking that she won’t be of any use to him anymore. I have come here with immense faith on Sage Agastya. Please request the Sage to guide us to save my sister” – when the sister cried profusely, my heart sank.

I looked at the girl. It appeared that if f this condition prevails, she may not even survive for a week. I also came to know that this sister, with her meager salary and by eating once a day, is taking care of this girl’s medical expenses.

What sort of a miracle is the Sage going to create to save this girl, I thought and prayed to Him and Shri Hanuman and opened the Jeeva Nãdi.

The Sage outlined the girl’s past life’s stories and said that this girl will continue to live and that an unknown person will provide her kidney and so not to fear. Though He said these words, I myself felt that the reply was not so satisfactory. When will she get the help? Who is the person? From where will he come? How will he help? Till then, will this girl be able to survive? Will the help be in the form of money or a donation of kidney? There were no answers for these questions from Agastya Muni.

How many ever times I asked these questions, the reply were the same. So I consoled the sister and this girl and send them off. For the remaining of the day, the girl’s face kept coming in my mind.

Four months passed by.

On that day, somehow, the messages I received were just the opposite from being a good news.

With a half-mind, when I opened the Jeeva Nãdi, I heard a voice at the entrance. The sister alone was standing there. I consoled myself and prepared to receive what she was going to say.

“How is your sister Amma?” I asked.

“She is doing good. It has been two months since the kidney operation took place. I came here to convey this news to you”

“Can you please repeat that clearly again?”

She repeated the same, with happiness.

As per me, it could have been four months since the girl could’ve passed away. But as Agastya Muni said, she survived. How was this possible? I invited the girl inside and asked how this miracle happened. I have given here what exactly she said.

“I went to a magazine’s office to advertise requesting help. On the way, I met the sister of my sister’s husband and I explained my sister’s condition to her. I do not know what she felt. She took me to a person, a Government Doctor. He listened to my story and asked me to take my sister to the hospital. I took my sister there the next day itself. He carried out various tests and said if the relative of someone who has died unnaturally comes forward and if the kidney and blood matches with your sister’s, then we can do the transplantation”

I got excited.

“But five days passed by and nothing happened. I began to worry and prayed to Agastya Muni”.

On the sixth day morning.

The parents of a young man who died in an accident agreed to donate his organs and so the kidney was transplanted to my sister. Agastya’s words became true. My sister is recovering fast now” – she concluded.

This has happened as if like a cinema and this indeed is a miracle, I said to myself. But I wanted to ask the Maha Muni himself and opened the Jeeva Nãdi.

Those who seek the guidance of Agastya Muni do get doubtful when it takes a little while to happen as We said. We will forgive them. But my beloved son, you, have doubted the sayings of Agastya. Even now, you are doubtful as to how it happened.

Hence…

From now on for the next 27 days, I will not appear for you and give clairvoyance to anyone. Not only that, you must do pradakshina (circumambulate) on the Aru Padai Veedu (the six sacred temples of Lord Subramanya namely Thiruparangundram, Thiruthani, Swami Malai, Thiruchendur, Pazhamudhir Cholai and Pazhani) and do 108 namaskaram (prostration) at my shrines there. Else, Agastya will not remain with you” – the Sage whipped me!

As there was no other go, only after I visited the Aru Padi Veedu and prostrated before the shrine of Agastya Muni for 108 times in each shrines that the Maha Muni came back to me!

~ to be continued…!

The Grace of Siddha – 40 – Worldly Debt

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?!

Those who come to read Nãdi to me include people who are in great debt, not in few thousands or lakhs but even crores of rupees. Debtors who obtained money for huge interest and are not able to repay, those who have sold their properties and are greatly affected, there are many types of them who come.

No one seeks the guidance of Agastya Muni before they borrow or before they start a new venture. When the situation grows out of control, they come running to seek Nãdi’s guidance just as people rush to emergency ward in hospital.

In addition…

They expect their debt which they have incurred for years together to be magically cleared in half a second, without even thinking how practically possible it is. Many come here only to have some miracle happening with them and lo! their debts are gone. Sage Agastya is neither Kubera (the lord of wealth), to shower money nor God. He only guides those who seek His guidance, to get rid of their Karmic effects, to reach God, to encourage the sinking hearts and to show them a way out etc. that too, only when they follow Agastya Muni’s suggestions and remedies properly and completely with total faith. This is the practical reality.

On that day…

A multi-millionairre lady from Salem (Tamil Nadu) came to seek Agastya’s guidance. Her face radiated her richness and she appeared abnormally stout. She adorned her neck, ears and hands with gold and diamonds with high quality pearls studded in them. She had applied KumKum (Tilak) in the size of a old quarter Anna (a denomination of money in metal coin, then used in India). A few grey hairs here and there. She was gasping as she walked over, proving that she is not healthy. A ray of worry in her face surpassed all of this.

She rested for a while and said “We have huge debts. I am afraid that our relatives might have done some witch-craft against us. There is a debt of about 1.5 crores. We are not able to pay off the interests for that at all. Please request Agastya Muni and tell us a way to get rid off this debt.”

“Have you come alone?”

“No. My husband has come as well, but he does not have any faith in Nãdi. He is in the car, outside” – she said with a slight worry.

“That’s ok. This is based on individual’s faith. Do not worry. I am not the agent for Agastya. I won’t commit the sin of taking advantage of your situation and by charging money from you. Even Agastya Muni will show you the right direction. Please ask your husband to come here as well.” – said I.

In a while, her husband came in, not so willingly. He did not even face me or spoke but he scolded the lady with very harsh words and said “why are you asking me to come here, why don’t you read the Nãdi for yourself if you have to?”

The poor lady became so upset. She looked at me with dilemma and pity. I even felt why at all I called her husband in and understood her situation.Without speaking anything else, I opened up the Nãdi.

By cheating the brother and possessing off all the wealth, the brother’s entire family committed suicide right on this day, two years back. Their curse have caused this debt. Whatever wealth came in, went by just like how it came. This is the truth” – said the Sage and suddenly….

Let them go home at once, it’s good if they reach before sunrise. We shall tell the rest at a later time” – concluded the sage.

They both were shocked. They came with an expectation that Agastya Muni will say a lot and will show them ways to get rid of their debt and all. But…

Go home at once, that too, before 4.55 AM particularly – the Sage’s words not only must have confused them, but would have disappointed them very much too.

“Didn’t He say anything else?” – asked the lady with her voice choked with so much of pity.

“No Amma. Please do not delay and go home. You must be at home before morning. That is all. He didn’t say anything else” – I said.

The lady left with a lot of grief. I could her her husband started off with her saying “See? I told you already not to believe in these things. At least know yourself now. All these are just a fraud”

In a way, his words did affect me. By God’s grace, I am not in a position to earn money from people by reading Nãdi but why should I hear to such foul talks? Is this because of my Karmic effect? – I thought.

The first call I received the next day around 5 in the morning was that lady’s.

“What’s the matter Amma?”

“O Sire. My son has hanged himself O Sire” – she screamed at the peak of her voice.

I let her vent out and asked “When did he do so?”

“This morning..”

“At what time?”

“When we reached home, around 4.55 AM!!!”

“How is he now?”

“They have taken him to the hospital. Sire, my son will be alive know?” – she pleaded.

“Do not worry. He will sure be alive” – I encouraged her.

“If you say, it is like the Agastya Muni Himself has said so” – said she.

I felt these words were a little too much. Where is Agastya Muni and where am I? I only wanted to give her courage but it is not good to say such big words, I felt. This really caused a worry in me.

The boy has hanged himself and they have taken him to the hospital. He should be alright. If even any one thing changes, no one will believe in Agastya Muni.

I got a phone call from the lady two hours later.

“My son got saved!” – she spoke happily. I left a breath of relief and thanked Agastya Muni earnestly!

~ to be continued…