Kanchi Maha Periyava

Kanchi Maha Periyava

#1  Postby venkatakailasam » 13 Apr 2012 14:21

There are many heart blowing episode involving Maha Periyava...
one such...I am sorry no English translation is available...

பல வர்ஷங்களுக்கு முன் நடந்த சம்பவம். ஒருநாள் மடத்தில் பெரியவாளை தர்சனம் பண்ண "கியூ"வில் நின்றிருந்தனர் ஒரு வயஸான தம்பதி. அவர்கள் முறை வந்ததும், பெரியவாளை நமஸ்கரித்தனர். "பெரியவா...........நான் ஸர்வீஸ்லேர்ந்து ரிடையர் ஆய்ட்டேன்.........கொழந்தைகள்...ன்னு யாரும் கெடையாது. அதுனால, மடத்ல வந்து கைங்கர்யம் பண்ணனும்னு ரொம்ப ஆசையா இருக்கு. அனுக்ரகம் பண்ணணும்." பேச்சில் உருக்கம், பணிவு. பக்கத்தில் வயஸான மனைவி. "வாழ்றதுக்கு ஒனக்கு பிடிப்பு எதுவும் இல்லேன்னுதானே கவலைப்படறே?" "ஆமா........." "எதாவுது கார்யம் குடுத்தா பண்ணுவியா?" "உத்தரவிடுங்கோ பெரியவா! காத்துண்டிருக்கேன்." அவரை அப்படியே விட்டுவிட்டு அடுத்து வந்த மற்றொரு தம்பதியிடம் குசலப்ரஸ்னம் பண்ண ஆரம்பித்தார்.
அவர்களும் வயசானவர்கள்தான். கூட அவர்களுடைய பெண்ணும் வந்திருந்தாள். "இவ எங்களோட ஒரே பொண்ணு. இவளுக்கு கல்யாணம் பண்ணணும். பெரியவாதான் ஆசீர்வாதம் பண்ணணும்..........." கையை உயர்த்தி ஆசி கூறினார். பக்கத்தில் நின்று கொண்டிருந்த "பிடிப்பு" மாமா இதை பார்த்துக் கொண்டிருந்தார். இப்போது பெரியவா "பிடிப்பு" பக்கம் திரும்பி, "பிடிப்பு வேணும்...னியே! இதோ........இந்த பொண்ணுக்கு நீயே ஜாம்ஜாம்னு ஒன் சொந்த செலவுல கல்யாணம் பண்ணி வை! நீதான் கன்யாதானம் பண்ணணும்." "செஞ்சுடறேன் செஞ்சுடறேன்." பிடிப்பு கீழே விழுந்து வணங்கினார். பெரியவா அவரைப் பார்த்து ரெண்டு விரலைக் காட்டி, அவர் மனைவியை பார்த்தார். அவருக்கு புரிந்தது........."ஆமா, இவ என் ரெண்டாவது சம்ஸாரம். மூத்தவ காலகதி அடைஞ்சதும் இவளை கல்யாணம் பண்ணிண்டேன்". பெரியவா முகத்தில் இப்போது ஒரு தீவ்ரமான மாறுதல்! "சரி..........ஒனக்கு மூத்த தாரத்தோட பொண் கொழந்தை இருந்துதே! அது என்னாச்சு?............." "இடி" தாக்கியது போல் அதிர்ந்தார் "பிடிப்பு". பெரியவாளுக்கு எப்டி தெரியும்? ரொம்ப கூனிக்குறுகி, "இவ சித்தியா வந்ததும், அந்தக் கொழந்தையை படாதபாடு படுத்தினதால, அந்தக் குழந்தை சின்ன வயஸ்லேயே ஆத்தை விட்டு போய்ட்டா......நானும் தேடாத எடமில்லே! போனவ போனவதான்.............." துக்கத்தால் குரல் அடைத்தது. "ம்ம்ம்ம் பிடிப்பு வேணும்னு சொன்னியோல்லியோ? இதோ.......ஒன்னோட காணாமப் போன பொண்ணு! இவதான்! போ! அழைச்சுண்டு போய் நல்லபடியா கல்யாணம் பண்ணிவை........." அதிர்ச்சி மேல் அதிர்ச்சி. ஆனால், இன்பமான அதிர்ச்சி! என்னது? இது சத்யம் சத்யம்! பெண்ணின் கூட வந்த தம்பதிகளும் வாயை பிளந்தார்கள்! உண்மைதான்! பல வர்ஷங்களுக்கு முன் ஏதோ ஒரு ரயில்வே ஸ்டே ஷனில் இந்தக் குழந்தை அழுது கொண்டு நின்றதாகவும், விவரம் எதுவும் சொல்லத் தெரியாததால் அவளை தாங்களே வளர்த்து வருவதாக கூறினார்கள். பெற்றோர், வளர்த்தோர் ரெண்டு பேரும் சந்தோஷமாக அந்தப் பெண்ணின் கல்யாண ஏற்பாட்டை பண்ணினார்கள்.
இப்போது அதிகமாக எல்லார் வாயிலும் அனுபவம் இல்லாமலே வரும் வாக்யம் "எல்லாமே pre planned " என்பது. மஹான்களின் சந்நிதியில் அது சஹஜமாக, அனுபவத்திலும் வரும். நம் வீடுகளில் கண்ணாடியை எங்கேயோ வைத்துவிட்டு, வீடு முழுக்க தேடியதும்,வீட்டார் யாராவது "இதோ இருக்கு" என்று எங்கிருந்தோ கண்ணாடியை எடுத்துக் குடுப்பது போல், சர்வ சாதாரணமாக "cosmic level " ல் விளையாடக்கூடியவா பெரியவா மாதிரி அவதார புருஷர்கள்.
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Re: Kanchi Maha Periva

#2  Postby VK RAMAN » 13 Apr 2012 18:06

Very nice Vkailasam. There are many who will wonder what is this all about. Some one in our group should be able to translate in english.
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Re: Kanchi Maha Periva

#3  Postby venkatakailasam » 15 Apr 2012 18:37

கீதையில் ஒரு சந்தேகம் :
காசியிலிருந்து ஒரு பண்டிதர் - மகா மகா பண்டிதர் - ஸ்ரீ மடத்துக்கு வந்தார். அவர் அணிந்திருந்த தோடா, மகரகண்டி, சால்வையைப் பார்த்தாலே பிரமிக்க வைப்பதாக இருந்தது. எத்தனையோ வித்வத் சதஸுகளில் பேரறிஞர்களின் விவாத அரங்குகளில் சம்மானமாகப் பெற்றவை அவை.
பெரியவாளை ஒரு கை பார்த்துவிட வேண்டுமென்று அவர் மனத்திற்குள் ரகசியத் திட்டம் போட்டுக் கொண்டே வந்தார்.
நமஸ்காரம் செய்துவிட்டு எழுந்த அவர், பெரியவா அருகில் சென்று, " பகவத் கீதையில், ஒரு சந்தேகம் ...." என்று இழுத்தார். (முடிந்தால், பெரியவா தீர்த்து வைக்கலாம் என்று சவால் விடும் தோரணையில்.)
பெரியவா, சைகை காட்டி, அவரை உட்காரச் சொன்னார்கள். அவர் உட்கார்ந்ததும் அருகிலிருந்த அணுக்கத் தொண்டர்களைப் பார்த்து, "எல்லோரும் இவரை மூணு பிரதக்ஷிணம் பண்ணுங்கோ" என்று உத்தரவிட்டார்கள்.
எதிர்பாராத உத்தரவு, பண்டிதருக்குக் குழப்பம். தொண்டர்களுக்குத் திகைப்பு !
" பெரியவா ... வந்து ... என்ன ... ஆக்ஞை ... இப்படி ? " என்று நாக்குழறினார் பண்டிதர்.
பெரியவாள் மெல்லச் சொன்னார்கள்:
" பகவத் கீதையில், பதத்துக்குப் பதம் ஆயிரம் சந்தேகம் எனக்கு. உங்களுக்கோ, பகவத் கீதையில் கேவலம் ஒரே ஒரு சந்தேகம் . உங்கள் பாண்டித்யம் என்ன ! ஞானம் என்ன ! அடடாடா !.... அதனால் தான் என் சிஷ்யர்களைப் பிரதக்ஷிணம் பண்ணச் சொன்னேன் ... "
பண்டிதருடைய கர்வத்துக்குப் பலமான சம்மட்டி அடி, தலையைத் தூக்கமுடியவில்லை. சிரம் தாழ்த்தி பெரியவாளிடம் ஒரு சந்தேக விளக்கம் கேட்டார்.
பெரியவா ரொம்பப் பொறுமையாக பகவத் பாதாள் பாஷ்யத்தைக் கூறி நீண்ட நேரம் விளக்கம் தந்தார்கள். பண்டிதர் அப்படியே சொக்கிப் போனார். கர்வம் காணாமற் போயிற்று.
"தன்யோஸ்மி" என்று, அஷ்டாங்க நமஸ்காரம் செய்த பண்டிதருக்கு உரிய மரியாதை செய்து கெளரவித்துப் பிரசாதம் வழங்கினார்கள் பெரியவாள்
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Re: Kanchi Maha Periva

#4  Postby venkatakailasam » 15 Apr 2012 18:44

Sri Kamakshidasan Sreenivasan Mama on Mahaperiyava -------
‘அடியேனுக்குக் காமாட்சியும் பெரியவாளும் ஒண்ணுதான், பெரியவா’ ன்னு சொல்லிண்டே, திரும்பவும் நமஸ்காரம் பண்ணினேன்; கரகரன்னு அழுகை அதிகமாயிருந்தது எனக்கு.


சர்வ தீர்த்தக் கரை. அங்கே பெரியவா காஷ்ட மௌனத்துல இருந்தார். உடம்பு ஒடிசலாக, ஒல்லியாக இருந்தது. ‘பெரியவா தூத்தம் (தண்ணீர்) கூடக் குடிக்கலை’ என அருகில் இருந்தவர்கள், வருத்தத்துடன் தெரிவித்தனர்.

அன்றைய தினம், காஞ்சிபுரத் துலதான் இருந்தேன். திடீர்னு ஒரு சேதி… ‘பெரியவா உத்தரவு, உடனே வா’ன்னு தகவல். பறந்தடிச்சுண்டு பெரியவாளைப் பார்க்க ஓடினேன்.

அன்னிக்குதான், புஷ்பங்களால மகா பெரியவாளை அலங்கரிக்கிற மாதிரி பாட்டு ஒண்ணு எழுதினேன். அந்தப் பாட்டையும் பெரியவாளோட அழைப்பையும் மனசுல நினைச்சுண்டே, அங்கே போய் நின்னேன்.

‘அவனை உள்ளே கூப்பிடு’ன்னு பெரியவாளோட குரல் நன்னாக் கேட்டுது, எனக்கு. உள்ளே நுழைஞ்சு, காஞ்சி மகானைப் பார்த்ததும் எனக்கு ஆச்சரியம், குழப்பம், வியப்பு, சந்தோஷம், பயம்னு எல்லாம் மாறிமாறி வர்றது. அங்கே… புஷ்பங்களால, பெரியவாளைப் பிரமாதமா அலங்காரம் பண்ணியிருந்தாங்க. அவரோட பீடத்துலேருந்து அவர் சிரசுல இருக்கற கிரீடம் வரை, எல்லாமே பூக்களால அலங்கரிக்கப்பட்டிருந்துது.

தடால்னு விழுந்து நமஸ்காரம் பண்ணினேன்; கண் லேருந்து ஜலம் அருவியாக் கொட்றது, எனக்கு! ‘இப்போ எனக்குப் பண்ணியிருக்கிற அலங்காரத்தை, நீ எழுதியே வைச்சுட்டியே! மனசுக்குள்ளே எப்பவும் என்னையே பாத்துண்டிருக்கியோ?!’னு கேட்டார்.

‘அடியேனுக்குக் காமாட்சியும் பெரியவாளும் ஒண்ணுதான், பெரியவா’ன்னு சொல்லிண்டே, திரும்பவும் நமஸ்காரம் பண்ணினேன்; கரகரன்னு அழுகை அதிகமாயிருந்தது எனக்கு.

‘சரி.. என்ன எழுதியிருக்கேனு படி!’ என்று பெரியவா சொல்ல… கண்கள் மூடி, பரவசத்துடன் அந்தப் பாட்டைச் சொன்னேன். அதன் அர்த்தம் இதுதான்…

‘எந்த மகானுடைய பாதாரவிந்தங்கள் காமாட்சி அம்பாளின் சரணங்களாக விளங்குகின்றனவோ, எந்த மகானுடைய சரீரம் முழுவதும் ஒரே புஷ்பமயமாக அலங்கரிக்கப்பட்டு விளங்குகிறதோ, எந்த மகானுடைய சிரசில் புஷ்ப மகுடம் சோபித மாக விளங்குகிறதோ, எந்த மகானுடைய ஞானப்பிரதானமான யோக தண்டம் முழுதும் புஷ்பத்தினால் சுழற்றப்பட்டு விளங்குகிறதோ, எந்த மகானுடைய மார்பினில் கதம்ப மலர்களால் ஆன மாலைகளுடன் துளசி, வில்வ மாலைகளும் சர்வோத்திருஷ்டமாக விளங்குகிறதோ, எந்த மகானுடைய பாதாரவிந்தங்கள் புஷ்பமயமான பாதுகைகளின் மேல் வைக்கப்பட்டு ஞானப் பிரதானமாகி விளங்குகிறதோ- அப்படிப்பட்ட காஞ்சி மகா சுவாமிகளின் பாதார விந்தங்களை, அடியேனின் சிரசில் சதா வைத்துக்கொள்வதில் பரமானந்த நிலை அடைகிறேன்!’

நான் பாட்டைச் சொல்லி முடிச் சதும், குவியலாக இருந்த பூக்களைக் கொஞ்சம் எடுத்துத் தன் சிரசின் மீது தூவிக்கொண்டார், பெரியவா.

பெரியவாளுக்கும், அவர் எப்போதும் வைத்திருக்கிற தண்டம் முதலானவற்றுக்கும் நான் வர்ணித்திருந்தது போலவே அலங்கரித்திருந்தனர். யாரோ ஒரு பெண்மணியின் நேர்த்திக்கடனாம் இது!

இப்படியரு மலர் அலங்காரத்தில் பெரியவாள் திருக்காட்சி தந்ததும், அதற்கு முன்னமேயே அப்படியரு பாடலை அடியேன் எழுதியதும்… ஸ்ரீகாமாட்சியம்மையின் பெருங் கருணையன்றி வேறென்ன?! மகாபெரியவா என்னை அழைத்ததும், அங்கே புஷ்ப அலங்காரத்தில் காட்சி தந்ததும் என் பாக்கியம்! வேறென்ன சொல்றது?!” – நெகிழ்ச்சியுடன் சொல்கிறார் காமாட்சி தாசன் சீனிவாசன்
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#5  Postby venkatakailasam » 19 Apr 2012 19:48

Speaking Without Speaking :

Once, during the mid-eighties, Kanchipuram Mahaswamiji Sri Chandrasekarendra
Saraswati Swamiji (Maha Periyava) desired to see Bhagavan Yogiramsuratkumar and
invited him through a personal attendant. He asked the personal attendant to
bring Yogiji.

Yogiji, accepting the invitation of Kanchi Maha Periyava, went to Kanchipuram.
Maha Periyava sat down and so did Yogi. Maha Periyava and Yogi looked at each
other. They did not speak a word to each other verbally. After looking at each
other for sometime, Kanchi Periyava, laughing lightly, said to his personal
attendant who had brought Yogi to Kanchi, “The matter for which he came is over.
You may take him back to Tiruvannamalai.”

Did they meet just to see each other or did they exchange some news? Nothing
could be comprehended. Yogi went back to Tiruvannamalai.

Later, when Yogiji was asked what really happened, as there was no conversation
and yet Maha Periyava remarked that the work was over, Yogi Ramsuratkumar
explained thus:

“We both spoke to each other – through the mind.

Kanchi Periyava said, ‘Bodendra chanted Rama Nama throughout his life. He was a
‘Peettadipathi’ of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam. Later, installing his successor
for the Peetam he went around giving ‘upadesa’ of Rama Nama for all,
irrespective of caste and creed; he offered the ‘upadesa’ that the Name of the
Lord was the only ‘gati’ (succour) for all in this Kali Yuga. Living in this
manner his body was transformed into a ’siddha sarira’. He attained ‘jiva
samadhi’ in Govindapuram on the banks of the Cauvery. Living in ‘jiva samadhi’
for the past 300 years, to date, he is incessantly chanting Rama Nama. You may
go and remain in that Govindapuram where Bodendra is.’

This beggar replied, ‘No! No! For this beggar Tiruvannamalai is enough.’
Acharya also said, ‘OK’.

This is what we spoke!”
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H.H. Kanchi Paramacharya

#6  Postby rajumds » 13 May 2012 15:41

http://mahaperiyavaa.wordpress.com/2012/04/30/

The article is in Tamil and titled " காணாமல் போன பையன்" and read till the last line.
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#7  Postby venkatakailasam » 16 May 2012 06:16

Dr. J.W. Elder's interview with H.H. Kanchi Paramacharya
extract.....
Dr. Elder:
Ahimsa has sometimes been included as one of the major teachings within Hinduism. In view of the recent Chinese attack on India, what would your interpretation be of the present day application of ahimsa?
His Holiness:
I think you are basing your question on ahimsa as Gandhi interpreted it. Gandhi in turn based his belief and ideas about ahimsa on Lord Buddha.
Both of them were in my opinion failures. This is my viewpoint.

When Nehru sent the Indian Army to Kashmir in 1947, he said that he was sending the army after consulting and taking instruction from Gandhi. Hence Gandhi's failure in ahimsa.

There is one version of Lord Buddha's death according to which he ate pig's flesh and dies as a consequence. Most of the Buddhist monks are non-vegetarians in the Buddhist countries such as Ceylon, Burma, Malaya and China. Therefore, Buddha's ahimsa has also failed.

I think the correct interpretation of ahimsa is that it is virtue applicable only to the highest asrama of the highest caste, the brahmin sanyasi. When he has renounced the world he should do no violence at all, not even pluck a leaf from a tree. If anybody beats him, he should do nothing to defend himself and he should receive them with joy

But this doctrine of ahimsa is not meant to be applied to nations or the leader of the nations. Some feel that ahimsa brought India here independence. This is not actually the case. The English had their own reasons for setting India free, whether or not we had been practicing ahimsa.
According to Sastras, the rigid of ahimsa are not applicable to the Government or to the leaders. Our Sastras make it clear that a ruler who does not defend his country fails in his duty.

The rules of defending the country are not only for China, but for the nation.

Of course, a leader should not wage an aggressive war.

Nor should he refuse to defend his country if it is attacked.

If a citizen is attacked by another citizen, our Sastras make it clear that it is the duty of the Government to protect its citizen even if it means capital punishment for the offender. Further the Sastras have made it clear to what extend everybody should follow ahimsa...

Source www.Kamakoti.org
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#8  Postby venkatakailasam » 22 May 2012 06:21

Source: In the Presence of the Divine
Narratives of experiences with Maha Periyaval � Volume 1
Translated by: Sujatha Vijayaraghavan

A lady had no support except her son. The young man was afflicted by a skin disease that spread rapidly all over his body. He had an itching sensation everywhere. If he scratched himself, the skin would crack and start bleeding, leaving large patches of bruises. The mother could not bear her son’s suffering. She came straight to Periyava and narrated her woes.

“My son must be cured by Periyava’s grace. I know no other refuge, nor can I afford to give him medical treatment.”

Periyava told the lady and her son to stay on in the Matha. He instructed the boy not to eat or drink anything- no coffee, tea or milk even-except what was given as left-over from his own meal. The lady accepted the instruction in great joy.

Periyava gave certain instructions in the kitchen, which were not to be altered until he said so. His bhiksa consisted only of the inner stem of the banana tree. The attendant who cooked his meal would add a little salt to it and boil it after cutting it into pieces.

Periyava would accept this in bhiksa and drink some buttermilk. The remaining portion of the boiled banana stem and buttermilk would be given to the boy. He felt unhappy and tired of the diet at first. But reminding himself that it was ucchista from Periyava he took it gladly.

Ten days later the itching and the darkness of the skin began to subside. As the days passed, the skin was rid of its infection and it became clear and healthy. When forty days passed, the skin regained its perfect health and the boy looked radiant. The mother of the boy was delighted beyond words.

“Who can boast of such fortune! I thought my son had been afflicted by this disease because of the sins of the past. Now I know that it was the merit of the good deeds of the past that gave him the infection. Who could ever have the good fortune of eating the left-overs of Periyava’s meal for forty days at a stretch?” She could not adequately express her joy.

“It was all because of the great medicinal good of the banana stem” said Periyava.

“The banana stem was only an excuse! It was all because of Periyava’s ucchista” said the lady with heartfelt gratitude.

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#10  Postby venkatakailasam » 05 Jun 2012 07:42

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MAHATMA GANDHI was touring the South in the latter half of 1927. He had heard about the Sage of Kamakoti Peetha, and wanted very much to meet him. The Sage was camping at Palghat at the time in the course of his vijaya-yatra. The Mahatma went there on the 15th of October, 1927; the meeting took place on that day at Nellisseri village, Palghat, Kerala.
His, Holiness received the Mahatma in the cattle-shed situated in the backyard of the camp. It was a unique experience for the Mahatma. Here was an authentic successor of Sankara, dressed in a piece of’ ochre cloth made of khadi, and seated on the floor. The Acharya too appreciated the occasion provided for getting to know, at first hand, the leader of the nation who had adopted voluntarily the mode of a simple peasant’s life. At the very first sight, the Mahatma was drawn to the Perfection Incarnate that was seated before him. The atmosphere was surcharged with spiritual silence. After a few moments the Acharya spoke in Samskrit and invited the Mahatma to take his seat. Gandhiji offered his obeisance and sat near the Acharya. He said that, as he was not used to speaking in Samskrit, he would use Hindi if that was permitted, and that he could understand what is spoken in Samskrit. So, the conversation took place without the need for an interpreter-the Acharya spoke in Samskrit, and Gandhiji in Hindi.
This was purely a private interview; there were no reporters; and except for one or two attendants of the math, no one was present. The conversation, which took place in a most cordial atmosphere, lasted for over an hour.
On taking leave of the Acharya, the Mahatma gave expression to the immense benefit he had derived from this unique meeting. How profoundly he was drawn to the Acharya will be evident from an incident that occurred during the interview. It was 5.30 in the evcning. Sri C. Rajagopalachari who had accompanied the Mahatma had been waiting outside, went inside the cattle-shed and reminded the Mahatma about his evening meal; for the Mahatma would not take any food after 6 P.M. The Mahatma made this significant observation to Sri. C. Rajagopalachari: “The conversation I am having now with the Acharya is itsclf my evening meal for to day” As thc Mahatma was leaving ,after a very fruitful interview, the Acharya gave him a pomelo fruit with his blessings. The Mahatma received it with great reverence, remarking that pomelo is a fruit which he liked best
Later in the evening, Gandhiji addressed a public meeting in Coimbatore. Some people in tbe audience were eager to know about the interview Gandhiji had had earlier with His holiness. Gandhiji replied saying that they discussed points of mutual interest, that the interview was a private one, that because of this, news paper reporters were not present there and that there was no point in his disclosing the details of the interview. Nothing more was known about this historic meeting.

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Above, you can see the house at Nelliseri Village, Palghat, Kerala, in which Mahatma Gandhi and H.H. Jagadguru Sankaracharya met on October 15, 1927.
A request was made to His Holiness in November 1968 for a message of the Seminar on The relevance of Mahatma Gandhi to the world of thought held at the University of Madras. Out of his abundant grace, jagadguru, the preceptor of the World, sent a message in which he recalled the meeting in 1927 with Gandhiji the Father of the Nation and paid the following tribute:
“We wish to place before this Seminar one of the’ many things which Gandhi and I we discussed when we met at Palghat, Kerala in the last Prashava year.
“Before Gandhiji arrived at Palghat there came the news of the assassination of Sraddhananda of the Arya Samaj. Referring to this incident Gandhiji remarked as follows:
“I have an apprehension in my mind that assassination of this kind would occur more often than now [in the coming years] Let not there arise in me hatred even in a small measure against the present assassin. There arises a desire in me that I should able to embrace with love even so cruel a man who commits a heinous crime, as this one, an atatayin. But it is extremely difficult to cultivate such heartfelt affection. Yet I shall make an honest attempt in this direction.”
All that we wish to point out that in this, world it is very rare even to hear about such a feeling expressed
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#11  Postby venkatakailasam » 14 Jun 2012 17:19

When Sivasankaran, a long-standing devotee of Sri Matha came for darshan one day, an attendant treated him very harshly. Sivasankaran was very upset.He felt that he had been insulted. He was not inclined to run to Periyaval and complain. He had , however, an opportunity to talk to Periyaval.

Indirectly, but intending to unburden his heart, he said with a tact, as if he were injecting a needle into a banana fruit, "Some attendants at the Matha are pronouncedly bad. They commit wrong. They covet monetary gifts. I wonder how Periyaval manages with such people around him".

Periyaval was full of laughter. His expression seemed to suggest, "What you say is not new to me".

He then began to speak.

"Consider a factory where thousands work. Is everyone skilled and straightforward? Lakhs of people are working in Government offices. Everyone does not have the same level of commitment. Many do not work properly. Or if they do, they do their work imperfectly. It is not possible to send them home. The Government has its apex body functioning. That is important. It is enough if this apex body is alright. That much is enough. Only that much is possible. The Sri Matha is an empire in itself. Many kinds of attendants are necessarily to be found here...... Do you know Parameshwara?

Sivasankaran knew five or six gentlemen of the name of Paramesvara. He blinked, not knowing which if them Periyava was referring to.

"I was referring to Parameshwara, the Lord of Kailasa. He has a snake around his neck. He holds fire in his hands. A malevolent deity is kept under control beneath his feet. His retinue consists of corpses and ghosts. He roams all over the world taking all these along with him and performs his dance. If the snake were to be let loose it will go all over the place enjoying great freedom, frighten and bite everyone. If fire is uncontrolled, it will destroy settlements and wilderness alike. If malevolent forces are allowed to go about freely, they will attack anyone they encounter. As for corpses and ghosts, one need hardly say anything (about what they may do). Paramesvara's glory lies in keeping all these evil forces with him".

Sivasankaran stood in shocked silence. He had expected that Periyaval would quieten him with some placatory words. But Periyaval's reply sparkled with the perception of the ways of the world and was given in such unambiguous terms.

It is not Sivasankaran alone, but all devotees must attain greater refinemen

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#12  Postby venkatakailasam » 03 Jul 2012 21:37

MAHAPERIYAVA A reccording on 8 7 2006 from AIR...video conversion...

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#13  Postby arasi » 05 Jul 2012 04:17

Made my day...
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#14  Postby venkatakailasam » 18 Jul 2012 06:26

Is it not what MahaPeriva was following, what his guru has preached??

The summary of non-dualistic philosophy - Atma-Shatakam..
The non-dualistic philosophy (Advaita Vedanta) has been beautifully summarized by the great Hindu scholar and philosopher Ādi Śankarācārya in just six stanzas. This famous poem is popularly known as Atma-Shatakam (also known as Nirvana Shatakam)......

http://www.shraddhananda.com/Summary_no ... takam.html
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#15  Postby venkatakailasam » 21 Jul 2012 14:34

Mahaperiyava on Seshadri Swamigal


Last century witnessed the Trinities (brahma,vishnu,siva) Seshadri Swamigal (tiruvananamalai) ,Kanchi Mahaperiyava,Sri Ramana Maharishi (also known as Chinna Seshadri swamigal).

Here is the excerpt from Maha Periyava:


Maha Periyava
Shri.Bharanidharan : I was writing �Arunachala magimai� at that time. One day, I said to Maha Periyava that I am unable to locate the house where Shri Seshadri Swamigal lived between 1870 to 1889. Maha Periyava said � why don�t you take efforts to find the house?� and directed me to various people. The search narrowed down to 2 to 3 houses. It was then I met the old man who built the house where Swamigal ived and he said � when the elder(est) son was 19years he became mad and ran away from the house�. So, finally, I located the Shri.Seshadri Swamigal�s house.

Then, when i went to have darshan of Maha Periyava who was at Kollavar Chatram, i briefed HIM on the developments. He said � shall we buy the house, much like Sangeetha mummoorthigals� houses have been bought in Thiruvaroor?�. We formed a committee, collected money, the house was bought and named as �Sri Kamakoti Seshadri Swamigal Nivasam�. Maha Periyava then asked a portrait of Seshadri Swamigal to be kept in the house and Moovalur Gopala Dheekshitar was asked to shift his residence there and do agni hotram and ishti homam. then, under instructions of Maha Periyava, the aradhana of Swamigal was started in Margazhi Navami.

One day, Maha Periyava drew a plan on the sand at Sivasthanam, Thenambakkam, on how to build a mantap at Swamigal�s residence. A trust was formed with Nalli Kuppusamy Chetty, �Sangupani� Sivaraj Mudaliyar, K.R.Visvanathan and i was also a part of it. In 1985 Sehsadri Jayanthi was also started in Thai, Hastham, again under HIS instructions.


Seshadri Swamigal
On Jan 21st,1987 (Thai Hastham) I went to the mutt to receive Maha Periyava�s blessings for the celebs to go off well and casually mentioned about Unjavrithi that i witnessed at Thiruvaiaru just a couple of days back, during Thiyagaraja aradhana. Maha Periyava said �start unjavrithi in Seshadri Swamigal Jayanthi too�. I said �okay, will plan for the next year� �why next year? start now�. i said i do not know anything about unjavrithi. Maha Periyava showed an old man standing nearby and said � ivarukku thalaipagai kattu. sombu onnu tholla (shoulder) pottuko, and as you go on the street the ladies will put rice in the sombu, collect it and come back.thats all unjavrithi is all about�. �bhajanai?�. �no need for professionals, just the two of you would be enough�. �what to sing?�. Maha Periyava thought for a moment, started putting thalam and began to sing �Jaya Jaya Jaya Jaya Kaamaakshi, Jaya Jaya jaya Jaya kaamakoti, Jaya jaya Jaya jaya Seshadri�.just repeat this. the next year, Papanaasam Sri Kunjumani Bhagavathar joined us.

One day, when we were talking about the registration of Seshadri Swamigal�s house, Maha Periyava asked me � how many Seshadris are involved in this?�. I said �four�.Maha Periyava said �five� � first Seshadri Swamigal, then your friend who is with us now, the advocate who verified the documents, the clerk in the register office and, of course, your father!!�.

Yet another day when i went to Thenambakkam, Maha Periyava sat like Seshadri Swamigal, with legs folded in the same way and his left hand palm holding the chin and asked � is this not how HE is sitting?�. I could not make out any difference between the two of them and tears welled up in my eyes.

It was some time later that Maha Periyava spoke those immortal words � will I ever become like Seshadri Swamigal?, will I attain that level?� If Maha Periyava whom all of us know is saakshath Parameswaran said this of Seshadri Swamigal, at what level HE must have been? Brahamananda nilai !!
Namasthe. This post is really encouraging and inspiring. myself and my husband are being blessed to have the opportunity of reading the book Shree Arunachala Mahimaiwith an utmost involvement and wondered that how much effort and initiation with the blessings of shree Mahaperiyava to bringout the treasure for the humanity and the generation to come Sri Baranidaran sir had taken up . Thank you sir. But the information contained in this post is new and unjavriti Mantram of Shree Maha periva and the three Kaliyug trinities enthusiastic.
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#16  Postby venkatakailasam » 24 Jul 2012 09:14

Ghatam Sri Vikku Vinayakaram - Experience with Mahaperiava ....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUqgZ4wo ... r_embedded



Experiances of different people with Periyava..

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#17  Postby venkatakailasam » 24 Jul 2012 09:34

கிளாரினெட் வித்வான் திரு.ஏ.கே.சி.நடராஜன் கூறுகிறார்….
பெரிய மடங்கள் அனைத்திலும் வாசித்து இருக்கிறேன். 30 வருடங்கள் பெரியவர் காஞ்சிமடத்தில் இருந்தபோது, வியாச பூஜைக்கு வாசித்திருக்கிறேன். டாலர், ருத்ராட்சம் எல்லாம் பரிசளித்திருக்கிறார் பெரியவர். அவருடைய ஜன்ம நட்சத்திரத்திற்கு காலை 9 மணிமுதல் மாலைவரை பூஜை செய்வார், அவ்வளவு நேரமும் தொடர்ந்து வாசித்திருக்கிறேன். ஒருமுறை ஒருவர், காஞ்சிப் பெரியவரைப் பார்க்க வந்திருந்தார். அவர் 10,000, 20,000 ரூபாய் பணக்கட்டுக்களைத் தட்டில் வைத்து அவரிடம் கொடுத்தார். ஆனால், அவர் அதை என்னிடம் கொடுக்கச் சொல்லிவிட்டார். நான், “எனக்கு வாசிப்பதற்கு மடத்தில் பணம் தருகிறார்கள், எனவே இது வேண்டாம்” என்று அந்தப் பணத்தை வாங்க மறுத்தேன். பெரியவரோ, ‘அது கணக்கு, இது சன்மானம்’ என்று கூறி கொடுத்தார்கள்.
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#18  Postby venkatakailasam » 19 Aug 2012 13:54

by Shri Balasubramanian Krishnamurthi
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Once a foreigner interested in the philosophy of Hinduism was waiting for Darshan of Mahaperiva ( Most revered Mahaswami) at Kanchi Mutt to clarify his doubt. Shortly, he got his appointment and without wasting time, he put forth his question.

Swamiji, I understand all your concepts, value them but for one particular faith (i.e.) same soul taking various births, papa, punya being carried forward to the next births etc. Can you please make me comfortable on this aspect? Because, in all our religions, we get the reward for what we do in this birth only. (i.e.) if we are honest, God is pleased and blesses us with benefits and we are dishonest, we get punished by Him.

At this point, Periva asked him, whether he owns a car and if he could do a favour of collecting some statistical information within Kancheepuram using his vehicle. The guest readily agreed, at the same time wondering why his question was not answered spontaneously.

Please, Swamiji, go ahead, What is the service you expect me to do now?

Periva said, Please go around 10 maternity centres within Kancheepuram and collect the data of children born within the last 2 days - Child's gender, health condition, parents name, status, educational qualification, time of birth.

The man said - Fine, this is nothing, - immediately rushed in his car like Lord Muruga goes in Thiruvilayadal and within a day he was back in the matam with exact statistics in front of Mahaperiva. He went through the statistics, about 15 children were born in 10 hospitals, 8 female and 7 male infants, out of which 3 children had malnutrition defects, 2 children were the first child of highly rich parents born in luxury hospitals, while 4 were children of coolie labourers who already had few children.

Maha Periva now looked at the gentleman and started asking few questions:

Do you think any of these children have been honest / dishonest within 2 days of their birth? Probably they could not even recognize their own mother. So, they have neither earned papa or punya in this birth.

According to your concepts, all these children should be living exactly identical to each other, but not so practically, some are ill, some are healthy, some are born to rich parents, some are born to poor parents. Remember all children born in the same day, same longitude, latitude, you can't blame their horoscope which is going to be almost identical.

The gentleman was dumbfounded!

It is here the concept of previous birth erupts! All these children have taken their present birth according to their deeds (karma) and the resultant papa, punya which they have assimilated in their previous births.

Sanatana Dharma was smiling at the gentleman through Maha Periva.
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#19  Postby arasi » 19 Aug 2012 23:21

Very interesting anecdote, VKailasam!
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#20  Postby rahm221 » 20 Aug 2012 08:39

Good, but if you read 'Deivathin Kural' he defends animal sacrifice and prefers monarchy to democracy.
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#21  Postby venkatakailasam » 20 Aug 2012 19:08

Animal Sacrifice in the Age of Kali
(HinduDharma: The Vedas) ...

read at...http://www.kamakoti.org/hindudharma/part5/chap24.htm
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#22  Postby venkatakailasam » 22 Aug 2012 05:10

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#23  Postby venkatakailasam » 31 Aug 2012 17:49

Dasopadesam" (Courtesy Chandra Subramaniam at FB ..sage of kanchi )

"The Ten Commandments" Paramacharya Maha Swamigal JagadGuru Shri Chandrasekarendra Saraswati

One of our duties as human beings is to avail ourselves of every opportunity to do good to others. The poor can serve others by their loyal work to the country and the rich by their wealth to help the poor. Those who are influential can use t
heir influence to better the condition of the lowly. That way we can keep alive in our hearts a sense of social service
Man by himself cannot create even a blade of grass. We will be guilty of gross ingratitude if we do not offer first to God what we eat or wear - only the best and choicest should be offered to Him.
Life without love is a waste. Everyone should cultivate "Prema" or love towards all human beings, bird and beast.
Wealth amassed by a person whose heart is closed to charity, is generally dissipated by the inheritors: but the family of philanthropists will always be blessed with happiness.
A person who has done a meritorious deed will lose the resulting merit if he listens to the praise of others or himself boasts of his deeds.
It will do not good to grieve over what has happened. If we learn to discriminate between good and evil, that will guard us from falling into the evil again.
We should utilise to good purpose, the days of our life-time. We should engage ourselves in acts which will contribute to the welfare of others rather than to our selfish desires.
We should perform duties that have been prescribed for our daily life and also be filled with devotion to God.
One attains one's goal by performance of one's duties.
Jnana is the only solvent of our troubles and sufferings.

Jaya Jaya Shankara Hara Hara Shankara
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#24  Postby kapali » 01 Sep 2012 06:16

Great sayings from a great Saint-----------These commandments only can rouse India from its present malaise to greatness and prosperity!
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#25  Postby venkatakailasam » 01 Sep 2012 10:09

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