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?!
A young lad came running by. He was sweating profusely with eyes in grief. He belonged to a poor family. He has come running in the hot sun without wearing any sandals.
I made him relax for some time, offered some cold water and asked him what’s the matter and why is such a hurry.
“My mother is not feeling well. Will she be alive or be gone? Please ask Agastya Muni” – he said. If the mother is in such a critical condition, he should ideally be next to her, why has he come here running? I thought, and opened the Jeeva Nãdi.
“He is the only son of the mother. He lost his father at an young age. The mother struggled a lot to bring him up in life, but this fellow…since he lost his father and so was brought up with so much affection, he got addicted to all sorts of bad habits, got acquainted with friends who are to be shunned and roamed around.
The mother worried. Howmuchever she tried to turn him around towards good, he refused and so she gave up. She was told that if he gets married, he will be alright and so she tried all sorts of ways, told a number of lies to get him married to a beautiful young girl.
He was quiet till the marriage was over but started off with his routine as soon as the marriage was over. His activities got increased manifold after the marriage and police came to his house, searching for him often. The girl realized this guy’s behavior to be bad and so she went back to her parents without telling him one day. This fellow mistook his mother to be the reason for this and started hitting her, with the climax that happened this morning when he hit her with an iron rod. The mother is struggling for life in the hospital.
This fellow only got the realization that he has made the mother suffer so much and that his wife has forsaken him. Someone has told him about Agastya and hence he has come over here.”
In addition, the Sage mentioned, “He will realize his mistakes and recover. For his mother to live, he must forsake the drinking habit right from today and should go to the sanctum sanctorum of Lord Murugan and lit 5-faced lamp. He should work hard for his earning. For his wife to come back to him, he should forsake his friends. In addition, he should visit his Kula Devata’s temple every week and lit up a ghee-lamp. Will you?” – asked the Sage.
“For sure!” – said he.
“If you want Agastya’s words to be truthful, do all that We said without fail. Otherwise, Agastya cannot guarantee for your Mother’s life. Your wife may not return to you either. What do you say?” – Agastya Muni put forth a condition.
“O Sire! Never say so sir! Only now I realized all my deeds. Instead of running away from the police, I want to lead a normal life, I need my wife, I would like to have children” – he prayed earnestly with tears and ran back to his mother.
Two months went by.
As soon as he completed all that Agastya Muni asked him to, his wife came back to him one day. In the meanwhile, he joined as a daily-wager in a big company. His mother recovered as well. Though she wasn’t like before but she was immensely happy that her son has listened to Agastya’s words.
One day, he came to me with his mother and wife.
“It’s been three years, we don’t have any children as yet”. He was totally changed. Agastya Muni mentioned that his wife will conceive in about 9 months and not to worry. But the doctors had mentioned that it was not possible for him to become a father as he was impotent. I came to know why he asked such a query only after knowing his problem.
The mother pleaded to me “My son needs to have a child. If Agastya’s grace allows, let Him take my life. I want to be born as a child to my son” – she pleaded.
Agastya Muni accepted her prayer and the mother went back with a pleased heart. It was Tuesday and a Shashti Thithi as well. He came back running and said that suddenly, the Mother is not feeling well and only I should help her recover.
“Go home. Read Skanda Shashti Kavacham three times. Place your Mother’s head in your lap, for her soul to rest in peace. There will be a girl born to you in about ten months. It will be a re-birth of your mother” – said the Maha Muni!
Just as the Maharishi said, there was a girl in his house. He is looking at his mother in the form of his child.
~ to be continued…