The answers of Agastya Muni to the generic questions posted by devotees can be found here. The readers are requested to send their spiritual experiences related to the Siddhas to GnanaBoomi at Gmail dot com. Though the experiences are unique and personal to them, it can shower some light or guidance to those who read them. Thanks!
Shri Hanumath Dasan had written a book on the Sundara Kandam (as mentioned in the post Sugam Tharum Sundara Kandam) and had mentioned the experiences he obtained when writing the book, to Shri Karthikeyan. This series is explained in the view of Shri Karthikeyan.
That day began like any other. I woke up at Brahma Muhurtha, cleansed myself physically and mentally, did dhyana and japa, prostrated before Agastya Muni and praised him. But a thought rose up and I decided to ask the Maha Muni Himself. I asked this.
“I asked this already and You said ‘I’d bless when the right time comes. The time is running. Many have written the holy Charitha of Sri Rama. Can you not bless this soul to write His charita (story) and publish?”
“Why do you have this impatient mind? Time has come. I was about to say this myself and you’re asking just so. In the coming Guruvar, in Brahma Muhurtha, you may begin through the grace of Almighty. He gave His consent. As we narrate, listen to them and write. Everyday before you begin, you must pray to the First one (Ganesha) and the son of Vayu (Hanuman) and seek their blessings. Through their grace, everything will get completed safe and sound. Blessings!” – when He said this, I could not believe my own eyes. I placed the Nadi in its place and prostrated before Agastya, thanking Him. When I came out of the room, I was full of sweat in that early morning, that much of nervousness due to happiness.
The mind became restless as I began to walk here and there thinking. Who will get such a blessing? How many years of prayers? He said He will narrate. Whatever He says must be written as it is, exactly as it is. No need of questions like why, how etc., If I ask anything, what if He gets angry and refuse to narrate further? I must remain very patient. If He Himself is going to narrate the Charita of Sri Rama, all the other Siddhas will definitely come to listen to it. So I must write them in the pooja room only. Only after completing that days’ part should I even see anyone else. This should be a surprise gift for everyone. The thoughts were raging.
With 4 days for the Thursday, Agastya Muni drove me to many a temples to seek blessings. In every temple, somehow or the other, someone would identify me and help me have a good darshan. I got very good respect and hospitality in all the temples. The darshan was till I was very satisfied. The happenings were very surprising to say the least.
“He drove me to all these places with all the preparations done already.” – I thought. My mind was floating in spiritual bliss in every temple I visited. I was like a wet paper with a very light mind on Wednesday. I entered the pooja room, thanked the Maha Muni and placed the request, “Please bless me to write the Rama Charita through Your narration from tomorrow in the Brahma Muhurtha”.
As I lay down, I was waiting when the Brahma Muhurtha would come where a thought ‘the rain falls for everyone due to even one’s pious mind’ came to mind. As I began to think the meaning of what it means, I had slept off. We can think whatever we want, but what happens at the end is decided by the Almighty and the Siddhas. There will be a reason for why such things happen, even if our mind doesn’t accept it. Those who walk in the spiritual path know this very well. Those who are beginning in their spiritual journey will be gasped at this, often would stop their beginning right there without knowing that it is just a test.
But I realized that Agastya Maha Muni was determined about something only when He came in that Brahma Muhurtha the next day.
..to be continued…!
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