The answers of Agastya Muni to the generic questions posted by devotees can be found here.
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The human mind is a strange thing. The supreme has given the rights to think over and decide but due to greed, the short-cuts they take to achieve something, circumstances, not being clear etc, pushes a man to ditch. When stuck at such situations, if someone surrenders to the Siddha, He will guide them in the right direction. Today’s post is one such incident.
A 24 year old lad came in to read Nadi. I inquired him.
“I need to get a Nadi reading”
“What do you want to ask Agastya Muni?”
“I have a debt of 25 lakhs. My monthly salary goes off just paying the interest. Can you please ask Agastya Muni to show me a way out of debt?”
I was surprised, 25 lakhs debt at this age? How? I looked at him, he looked down. He began to speak as I was thinking.
“I desired to earn a lot of money right from my childhood, to get car, bungalow etc. Then it became an obsession where I got stuck.”
“I got a message that I have got a lottery of 1.25 crores and that two representatives will meet me. I was surprised and thought that people might be jealous of this if they come to know and might even try to stop this somehow. Hence I kept it as a secret.”
“Didn’t you tell this to those at home?”
“None whatsoever. I just thought I can take them all by surprise once I got the lottery money.”
“One day, two men and a young lady came to meet me showing a cheque for 1.25 crores. They said that I have to give them 25 lakhs at first which will be returned to me as well. I could not control myself on seeing the cheque in my name for 1.25 crores. I thought there is nothing wrong in giving 25 lakhs to get such a lump.”
“Didn’t you ask them why they needed that 25 lakhs?”
“Then..what did you do?”
“I mentioned this to my parents and brother. They didn’t believe at first but I convinced them and sold the jewels, there was a land for us which I sold too. The money wasn’t sufficient then too and I sold my father’s house, got loan in the office and friends. I borrowed money for unbelieveable interest (Kandhu Vatti as its called in Tamil Nadu). As the company wanted the money within one week for me to become eligible for 1.25 crores, I made all arrangements and gave them the 25 lakhs.”
“Were they in contact with you all the while?”
“No. They said they’ll visit Mumbai and Delhi, came back after a week asking if I made all arrangements. They gave 10 more days and collected whatever I had got.”
“It took one more month for me to hand over all that money, they gave the 1.25 crores cheque. I floated in the seventh heaven that I became a millionnaire and I kept the cheque at home thinking I should deposit it in an auspicious day. Then I figured out that it was a fraud and that there wasn’t any such company.”
“What’s your education?”
“M. Tech. I work for a software company.”
You can feel how surprised I was.
“I do not know whether to live or to die. I even tried committing suicide twice and escaped somehow. How will I get out of my debt? What’s my future? Only Agastya can tell me.” – the software engineer’s eyes were moist, his voice choked with emotion.
I prayed to Agastya Muni to ‘guide’ him.
“He took the short cut route to become rich. He could have consulted with someone well ahead. Greed blindfolded him and pushed him in a ditch. Agastya would not blame it on ‘Fate’ for it is his greed which blinded him, spoiled his family. The younger brother who got in to debt because of this man left the house, yet to come. Isn’t there a talk in the town that he committed suicide?” – Agastya asked, making that man tremble.
“Further, his parents might try committing suicide in a few days or months as they could not bear the insults being faced. Agastya feels that his parents should not commit suicide for the mistake their son did and hence, let me show him a wonderful way out.
Before that, let him go to the Aru Padai Veedu of Lord Subramanya (Lord Muruga has 6 battle houses in Tamil Nadu) with his parents. If he embarks this journey with devotion, a miraculous incident will happen. Then let him come back to Agastya again.” – said Maha Agastya.
“I do not have the money to visit all the 6 places…” – software engineer worried.
“Try trusting Agastya. Someone will be pointed by Agastya Himself.” – said I.
He bid farewell with a tearful eyes. Two months went by when I heard a knock at my door. I opened to door to see that lad, I remembered the past and asked if he visited all the 6 holy places.
“I came back just yesterday. I have to tell you a happy news.”
“What is it…have you got a way out of your debt?”
“I was in need of a few thousands to visit all the 6 battle houses, as Agastya Muni instructed. I asked many but couldn’t get it. I visited the Chennai Vada Pazhani Muruga temple on a Friday, cried thinking of Lord Muruga and felt unconscious. I do not know for how long I remained there but when I woke up, I found a red bag made of cloth near me. As no one claimed ownership, I opened the bag. It had 6 pairs of golden bangles wrapped in a paper neatly. I assumed that it is Lord Muruga’s gift to me and I took it to the broker.
What I did was wrong but I thought that I will return these bangles to Lord Muruga’s temple hundi and went on with my pilgrimage. My conscience kept asking me, if what I did was the right thing. But I had no other go. While I was visiting the temples, I found a rich man’s family, who was visiting the battle-house temples. His daughter was suffering from polio and therefore, none was ready to marry her. When he saw me, he liked me and so he asked my parents if I would marry his daughter.
The girl, though uneducated, a bit bulky, disabled, her eyes looked longing. I agreed to marry her. My parents asked me if I am agreeing for the lust of money.
“No. Agastya Muni said that when I visit the 6 battle-houses, a miraculous incident would happen. Hence I agreed to marry her.” -having said this, the lad had come over.
He wanted to know what Agastya would say if his decision was right. The Maha Muni agreed. The boy was pleased. His debts were cleared off and he is living with his wife happily.
O devotees of Agastya!
There is nothing wrong in desiring to come up in life. But one should watch over that the desire doesn’t become a greed and swallow oneself. Agastya’s grace will definitely surround us and protect.
~ to be continued…!