Nama Article 17th November 2013
Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji
There is no Mantra easier than ‘Tãraka Mantra’. There is no Mantra greater than ‘Tãraka Mantra’. Worship of Rama earns the fruit of worshipping all devas and devatas. The blessing that one receives on earning the Grace of Lord Rama can never be expressed in mere words. Being aware of the glory of Rama Nãma, our Bhagavãn Yogiramsuratkumar performed incessant chanting of ‘Sri Ram Jaya Ram Jaya Jaya Ram!’ As a result of this how many miracles have been performed by him? While looking into the ‘charitra’ of other Mahans we may find some miracles. But, some awesome feat/miracle have been performed every moment (‘pratikshana’) in the life of Yogiramsuratkumar! He has had astounding feats and siddhis performed. But, all these were done without any publicity! None knew the happenings. One wonders if even the beneficiaries were aware of it! The reason behind this is that he (Yogi) had no thought that he was doing it. He had no desire that others should know them. All that he wished was that his devotees should be protected somehow. Therefore, every moment he has poured forth his Grace (‘krupa’). He was a great tapasvi who suffered for the welfare of the world.
Some ten/twenty years back when I used to visit Tiruvannamali to do ‘Giri pradakshina’, one could have darshan of Lord Annamalai and Abithakuchãmbal in the temple here very easily. Giri Pradakshina on full moon (‘poornima’) is considered highly auspicious. In Ramanasram a warning board used to be placed requesting people to go in group as it was not safe to go alone. But, what do we find today? Lakhs of people come to Tiruvannamalai to do ‘Giri Pradakshina’ on every full moon and it is not very easy to have darshan of Lord Annamalai and Abithkuchãmbal in the temple. It is said that on ‘Chitra poornima’ and ‘Kãrthigai deepam’ there is flooding of people! It was not so in earlier years. What is the reason for the sudden flooding of people in Tiruvannamali? It is because Yogiramsuratkumar sat here and did tapas! Otherwise why should people feel such great attraction all of a sudden? This is the real reason. This is the truth.
Please check these: Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji