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

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…!