The Grace of Siddha – Episode 18 – Testing Sage Agastya!

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?!

“They say that Agastya Muni does countless miracles through His Jeeva Nãdi, but somehow I am not come in to believe in all that. Even then, I came here with some belief. Will Agasthya satisfy my doubt?” – came and sat a person with such a query.

“You may just leave it if you do not believe. Why waste your’s and my time?” – I said.

“Do you know the disease I have? Cancer! The doctors found this out just one and a half months back. I am undergoing treatment for it. Will I be cured of this disease? Can you ask this to Agastya Muni?” – he gave me a shock.

“I think the Sage will provide a Saying for this, but you will have to have total faith in Agastya?” – I said.

“If not, I wouldn’t have come this long in search of Agastya Muni” – he said at once.

“You do not have to say this for me. I am His messenger, that’s all. Whatever He says, I say the same thing just as it is. If you have faith, listen to it”

“One more thing. I don’t have any belief in doing remedial measures (parikaram). If (He) says so, I cannot do it. At the same time, the disease I got must be cured” – he ordered, almost Smile.

These words made me inconvenient. I do not know what He will say in Jeeva Nãdi. If there comes any parikarams or prayer offering that he will not do, the effect will be counter-productive, I worried. I wouldn’t take any medicine, but the disease must be cured. For this, the Sage must use some rare miraculous powers, he wanted.

“Let me put forth your queries to Bhagawan Agastya. Let us see what happens” – I opened the Nãdi. There came some seemingly irrelevant phrases.

That who has adorned the character of Sri Rama is gathering crowd to get in to power. Another crowd is all set to loot public’s tax money after consuming liquor and signing off documents in Ayodhya. Untruth rules over the country. That whose blood is good, is narrating about a disease that he hath not, only to scare off his siblings to loot wealth, just see what this money does!

I felt that not a single word came out for the person who is sitting in front of me. I even tried to pray many a times and opened the Nãdi, only to get the same exact phrase as above. Even I could not decipher as to what it says. I kept the Nãdi closed.

“Sir, I opened the Nãdi for you, but there isn’t anything that came for you. Perhaps the day is not so appropriate today. Please come some other day” – I said slowly.

“I know sir, it’s all like this only. I made a condition know, that I won’t do any parikaram or prayer? Then how come Agastya will reply? These are all “your” own words said blindfolded according to the person you see.” – the person left after those flaming words came out of him.

Once he left, I was confused as to why the Sage said those words. The friends who were beside me tried to interpret those words in many a different ways. No proper answer was sought.

A few months passed…

The person came to me again. At first, I had an impression not so good about him at first. Why should he revisit if he does not have faith in Agastya Muni, I thought. Even then, I opened the Nãdi for him.

What the Sage said on that day is this.

“N.T. Rama Rao, who acted in movies adorning the character of Sri Rama has decided to start a new political party called Telugu Desam. That is what I mentioned indirectly. Did Agastya tell a lie or is it true, will come to light in tomorrow’s newspapers in the first page.

It was on the same day that the ruling and opposition parties decided to loot people’s tax money. They took liquor and planned to show off a welfare-plan which does not exist only to loot crores and crores of money. But that plan has been diffused by a few kindhearted souls. Let me tell that as well.

Third, about the person who is sitting in front, I mentioned it yesterday itself. That nobody understood, even Agastya’s beloved son, yourself included!”

He wanted to take possession of the entire wealth and so he faked that he got cancer only to shock and worry his siblings, thereby to take over the entire wealth. Whatever he says is all blatant lie. He does not suffer from cancer. To take possession of his family’s wealth by shortcut means and to change the ownership of the entire wealth to his lover, he acts as though he has got cancer, how is it fair that he, blame Agastya?!” – the Muni gave a detailed explanation.

The persons’s face who was hearing all these became numb. He opened his mouth to say something, but no words came out.

I opened the Jeeva Nãdi again.

He belongs to the clan which says that God does not exist. He was sent only to test Agastya. Otherwise, will he dare say that he has the Kandamalai (cancer) disease to Agastya Himself? But know the act of fate? In a few months, he is going to suffer from a similar life-threatening disease. He will then come only to Agastya” – said the Muni briefly.

The person after hearing these words I thought, will either realize his mistake or will get scared or will apologize, but he challenged that he will prove the above clairvoyance to be false and left.

In fact I was surprised to see his behavior, the talks and all, that I began to worry ‘have I said something wrong indeed?” I was greatly worried. But whatever happens, I felt it is all offered to Agastya Muni, and left it at that. Even that person did not come thereafter. Exact three months passed by.

On a fine morning, that person came back, how? Three men were balancing this person and held him in front of me with difficulty.

“What happened?” – I asked.

“Paralysis. A hand and a leg does not function and his mouth became crooked too. It is a miracle that he is alive” – said one who came along. “Also, he insisted that he be taken to you, so we have come here.” “Whatever Agastya Muni has said is all true” – he has written this with his left hand. See!” – he showed a 40 pages notebook.

“What should I do?” – I asked.

“Please pray to Sage Agastya on behalf of him for forgiveness. For faking that he has cancer to obtain that wealth, there is really a tumor which has formed in his stomach in its beginning stages. The paralysis added up to it. He has come with complete faith in Agastya now. Agastya Muni should come forward to give him his life as alms” – said those who came along.

That person nodded his head as if saying ‘yes, yes!’ and knelt down with the help of one hand before the Jeeva Nãdi.

I could not bear all these, opened the Jeeva Nãdi.

Had he desired to accumulate good karma than to wealth, he wouldnt’ have suffered so” said the Agastya Muni and mercifully mentioned that a particular herb from Chathuragiri hills and how it has to be consumed.

Through its effects…

The person got rid of cancer and paralysis and is living hale and healthy for about 30 years now.

~ to be continued…

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