Monday, March 28, 2011

Self (Aatma) reveals to purified

# Self (Aatman) is not revealed to them who is neither Jnani (refined soul) nor tyagi (one who sacrifices). The impurities in your heart and your sins itself are not showing your path towards the self. Even one bad tendency prevents from realizing the self (Aatman). Self (Aatman) is not revealed to weak and lazy people. You have distanced yourselves from the self (Aatman) by enjoying sensual pleasures since many births. The self (Aatman) is not revealed until and unless you travel back the same distance through sadhana.

# Self (Aatman) is invisible it cannot be seen, it reveals to you only when you are purified. You cannot get rid of the sensual pleasures and go beyond nature until you taste the bliss of the self (Aatman). Self (Aatman) reveals only to a truth seeker. Self (Aatman) is truth and the body is nothing but gross. The body works only with the energy of the self (Aatman). Self (Aatman) will be revealed to you only when you use 100% of your energy.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

"Spear of Jnana on Sri Nannagaru's wrist" - (By Dr.Mithin)

After this the meeting broke up.

I arrived the next day to the same house in Jubilee Hills and waited for Sri Nannagaru to come.

His chair was placed under a Granite Sculpture of Arunachala.

He came and sat amongst us and went into Silence.

Gradually he came out of the Silence and said " You have to have a very strong mind to follow the spiritual path. There is no scope for indecision. If anyone comes to ask help from you and you are in a position to help him, you should go all out to extend help."*

He then talked for sometime about his stay in Sri Sailam and the atmosphere there.

After some time he looked at me and said " Mithin I will not be here tomorrow. I am going back to SR Nagar."

I said "I will come Nannagaru."

The meeting soon broke up and Sri Nannagaru stood up to go.

I approached him and said " Nannagaru I want to do Arunachala Giripradakshina."

He did not hear it properly.

Gopika said "Dr Mithin wants to do Giripradakshina."

He nodded and said " Do it. Its very good."

I said "I want to do it HERE."

He looked surprised and asked Gopika "Where does he want to do Giripradakshina?"

Gopika said "He wants to do it here."

Sri Nannagaru became silent. I took it to mean that he was agrreable.

He walked to the lift and myself and Gopika entered it with him.

Upstairs he sat on a chair and indicated that I could start.

Myself, Gopika and his attendant Bujjigaru circumbulated him three times.

He held me and looked into my eyes deeply for a second.

After prostrating to him we left.

The next day I met Sri Nannagaru in SR Nagar but dont remember what transpired there.

The next day we went to Kukatpally where he was put up in a devotees house.

Sri Nannagaru came and sat on the chair and looked at me.

"Allexternal things are false. Truth is internal. But of all external things, ones parents are the highest importance to an individual soul. They too are external but very important."

He smiled. The current went away.

There was the dim darkness of an early morning around us.

Sri Nannagru's gaze had not left me. He seemed to be smiling at someone inside me.

His smile was knowing, charming and mischivous.

I was wondering about Sri Nannagru's love for me, his assurance that I will attain Self Realization in this birth etc.

He caught me wondering and gave a heavenly smile again.

His smile was like a small boy's. Remembering now I think his smile reminded me of Lord Murugan and Sri Ramakrishna.

His body went into a minor spasm as a wave of ecstasy passed through him and his smile broadened.

"You do not know your past lives. I know. Some previous punya has brought you here to me."

His smile did not leave me.

The current came and light was on but his smile kept holding me in a daze.

He raised his right arm in a mudra of the snake.

Below his wrist I clearly perceived the Jnana Vel of Lord Subramanyam formed naturally but the veins of his forearm.

In an abrupt action he made a motion of the hand towards me like a snake biting me.

I clearly perceived a spear like point entering my inner soul and hitting me.

He has pierced me with his Spear of Jnana, I thought!

This ego called Mithin will die...I thought with my heart palpitating...

to be contd

Dr.Mithin Aachi is an orthopaedic surgeon by profession. He is a star-gazer, painter, and writer. He is an amalgamation of all kinds of arts and activities. He is a happy go lucky person, who just sees love in everything. From the very tender age, he had an quest to know the truth. He admires and worships Rama Krishna and believes Nannagaru is an avatar of Rama Krishna and worships him in this form. He is a simple person who is an embodiment of love.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

"You are my spiritual child" - (By Greeshma)

My real spiritual journey and devotion intensified from here.

I was homesick; felt there was nothing here but just a mechanical life. I felt I was all alone and I cried many days for being apart from my parents and dear ones. There was a situation where I felt I should leave USA and go to India, but some force just stopped me from doing so.

I also felt I was far away from Nanna and I cried a lot for him too. But the grace I received was unseen and unheard, that cannot be expressed through words, though I didn’t notice it then.

I slowly started listening to his speeches from his website. Though I was amongst many people I still felt alone and something was amiss. The more I listened to his speeches, the more love and respect intensified for him. I felt some unknown bond is slowly strengthening between us, as his work is unseen and unheard. It is the silent work of GURU.

Though I was physically away from him, often I used to get short dreams where Nanna used to embrace me and shower his love. In one such dream I remember where Nannagaru said, “Please, give way to her. she is the closest devotee to my heart.” Whenever I felt longing for him, he used to come immediately in a dream and bless me.

As a year passed I paid a visit to India, which told me how much did I actually miss it.
It was in 2008, July-August. It was my first visit to India after completion of one year at USA. Everything was coincidental and was fortunate that I had an opportunity to visit Nannagaru on Guru Pournami (On this day, all spiritual aspirants and devotees perform a 'puja' of their respective spiritual preceptor or 'Gurudevs'.). I felt it was such a blessing to visit Guru Nanna on this auspicious day, after so long time and everything was perfect on that day.

At last we reached to the place where Guru Pournami celebrations were taking place. The moment of joy in my heart after having a glance of Guru can't be expressed or narrated. Formalities, rituals were being performed; it was the time where Guru is giving darshan to his devotees. I was in a big queue waiting for a glimpse of my guru. As I had to wait for long, I was chanting his name and was in satsang with my mother and my respected aunt talking about guru's grace, the discussion was endless because such is the grace of the guru - Infinite. Within no time we were few foot steps away to get glance of Guru.

The moment arrived, Nannagaru just looked into my eyes for few seconds, asked when did I come from USA? He asked how was I doing. I said all is well with your grace my father. I could see through his questions he was showering blessings and grace. I offered him chocolates as dakshina (offerings given with respect), he said did you get it from abroad? I said yes Nannagaru. He said very good.

He gave me some fruits and had to leave since there was big queue behind waiting for his darshan. Later on he gave a spiritual discourse.

At last we dispersed.

Fortunately Nannagaru had plans to stay for 4 days in my city. I felt happy that I had some time to spend with Nannagaru, it was again his grace and will. Everyday morning, at 6:00 AM I used to go to the place where Nannagaru resides. Everyday he used to stay in silence or address few words of wisdom. As it has been long time since it happened, I couldn’t remember the words that he spoke , more than his words his silence was as pure as gold, which I can experience till date and I am sure I would cherish that peace & bliss for life long. The four days passed within no time.

It was the day that Nannagaru had to leave to his native place. He said where there is a meeting there will be parting. I felt this parting time is hard to experience. He usually comes to the railway station 1 hour before so that he could settle down and look at the devotees. He arrived, we all walked along with him to the platform where the train departs from. I felt I was walking with god. Undoubtedly walking with Guru is walking with god.

He slowly looked at everyone and it was my turn, he smiled and blessed. With a benevolent smile he said to an aunt nearby, "She is my spiritual daughter, amma". I didn’t had any words..I was just in silence and so was everyone... I conveyed my reply internally (this might not be completely what I thought at that moment, but summarizing the thoughts I've had and to the best of what I remember)

"Nannagaru, though we all are not well-deserved, in some way or the other you are showering your grace on us. This might not be only on me but all of us this is your grace. Though our minds are egoistic in nature, you elevate us to the level where we deserve your grace and then you shower it on us with eternal love. I apologize for my fickle mindedness, when it tries to understand, because it is beyond our understanding"

He might have said those words that I am his spiritual daughter, addressing to me, but Friends truly we all are his spiritual daughters and sons, he has just chosen me to convey the message, everyone is considered as a child in front of Guru. We all are in his jaws, let him chew our mind and swallow the saliva until we reach to the mind-less state. He has been travelling all the places across South India , some parts of North India, and as well as abroad. If we could dig deep into these actions and inquire the intention of these long sermons, we then know that these are desire less actions, "out of compassion and out of grace", his speeches and efforts are to make us to reach to the ultimate state of bliss. The only way to pay off the debt to our Guru is by understanding and following his words.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Self (Aatma) doesn't need body

# Self (Aatman) doesn’t need any body but the ego needs a body. Only those who lead their life carefully and humbly will realize the self (Aatman).

# My dear friends! Instead of traveling hundreds of miles externally if you travel at least an inch towards your heart, you will understand the glory of the self (Aatman). Love the truth and it will be revealed to you. Without realizing the self (Aatman) there is no point in studying any number of Shastras (Scriptures). A self-realized soul has no work with the scriptures.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

"You will go directly to God" - (By Dr.Mithin)

I met Sri Nannagaru the next day in the satsang.

There were already a group of people surrounding the chair he was to sit in and they gave way for me to come and sit right in front of the chair.

Some lady devotees were distributing coffee to everyone and I did not get it.

Sri Nannagaru came slowly towards the chair and sat down and had a foot massage.

After the foot massage the days newspaper was handed over to him for his perusal. Someone brought coffee for him and he began to sip it. He looked at me and said "Has anyone given you coffee Doctorgaru?"

I shook my head and hastily a cup of coffee was procured for me and I began to sip it.

At the end of it, Sri Nannagaru went into Silence for sometime.

His hand raised in the mudra of a snake and he was nodding to someone or something in the depths of his conciousness. His eyes were closed and the margins of his mouth drooped down in an attitude of solemnity.

He gave an occasional cough and would sometimes run his hands over his thighs and adjust his shirt.

He opened his eyes and looked at me intensely.

I felt the waves of peace bombarding me again.

He then closed his eyes and went back into his trance like state.

He opened his eyes again and looked at me for sometime in the deepest of gazes. I looked back not knowing what I had to do.

He scanned the entire room.

He now looked at devotees and broke his silence

"There are many amongst you who will go to punya lokas after they die."

He looked at a lady devotee sitting next to him and said "You will go the Abode of Vishnu. You have the attitude of service in you."

The lady cried silently.

He looked at me and said "You will not have any of these false states of going to various divine heavens. You will come to God Directly."

His look and voice carried a conviction born of Pure Knowing.

I kept looking on at him.

After sometime he said "Tomorrow I will not be here I am going to a devotee's house in Jubilee Hills."

I nodded and said "I will come."

He smiled and asked someone to give me the address.

The next day I headed out to Jubilee Hills residence of the devotee.

It was hard to find and by the time I reached it the morning satsangh had just begun.

Sri Nannagaru was expectantly looking at the door and as soon as I entered he gestured knowingly and asked me to come and sit next to him.

After having seated my self, I looked around.

A lady devotee came and gave me coffee and there were little smiles around the group.

Finishing the coffee, Sri Nannagaru looked at me and said " What is there to desire in another? They are all verily you."

I looked on.

"Fruits ripen either in the basket or on the tree. You will ripen on the tree" he said.

He looked at me and said "Do you have any doubts?"

I nodded and said " How can one lead one's life so that every second is dedicated to Guru's Pure Feet?"

He said " It comes with devotion. It is called the path of Sharanagathi. The path of Surrender. But you should understand that by Guru's feet the physical feet are not implied but what is implied is the Heart Centre. Padam means foot and also root. The true feet of the Guru are in the Heart Centre and that is where one should surrender oneself."

(to be contd)

Dr.Mithin Aachi is an orthopaedic surgeon by profession. He is a star-gazer, painter, and writer. He is an amalgamation of all kinds of arts and activities. He is a happy go lucky person, who just sees love in everything. From the very tender age, he had an quest to know the truth. He admires and worships Rama Krishna and believes Nannagaru is an avatar of Rama Krishna and worships him in this form. He is a simple person who is an embodiment of love.