Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Mother of Sri Nannagaru

Sri Rajayamma garu, the Mother of Sadguru Sri Nannagaru left her mortal frame on 30th April 2013 at 1.15 pm. She was 98 years old. She was taken away amidst the chanting of the name of the Lord at 4.30 p.m. This is a great loss to the entire family of Sri Nannagaru (not only family members but also devotees). She was most loving person who always welcomed devotees wholeheartedly. She never differentiated between people irrespective of their age or status. She treated all of them alike.

As a Loving Mother, she was always concerned about Sri Nannagaru's health and advised Him to reduce his travelling. It was her ardent desire that Sri Nannagaru should be on her side in her final moments and her funeral rites be done by Him. We are glad to inform that Sri Nannagaru fulfilled her desire accordingly.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

The real house of God is your heart

Many own houses here at Murumalla, Amalapuram and other places. But the real house of God is your heart. Our spiritual heart is His home. The temples out here are temporary abodes of God. God is formless and cannot be grasped with our senses. We have created images of Lord Vishnu and Shiva, so that our mind can mediate on the form of God we choose to pray to. To know our true selves we pray to such forms. Remember, there is nothing more great than spiritual science. All the other sciences are limited to finding out new things in this world. But it is spiritual science that will lead each one of you to ever lasting peace. It will take
you away from the cycle of births and deaths, and thereby breaking all attachments with this world. It will dip you into an unlimited ocean of happiness.

It is only when the real supreme knowledge dawns on a person can that person speak about the immense bliss and peace. A real mahatma is the person where you will get peace in the little time you spend with him/her. A mahatma is the person who can propound a few words of the ultimate truth. In the presence of a mahatma, all your unhappiness will just flow out like water from a tap.

Saint Tyagaraja said a person will never get permanent happiness as long as there is no control over senses. To acquire all worldly pleasures, there is a requirement of money. Similarly, to acquire the ultimate truth, one must be dipped in real peace.

The day this body takes life, on that day itself God decides its death. Jesus Christ said every living being in this world has a place to rest. But this son of God (Jesus) has no place to live. Jesus was emperor of peace. When Jesus was crucified, he never blamed anyone. He was filled with peace.

Mahatmas also have enemies and friends, which is because of the fruits of past actions. They bear insults in a normal way. They never react. That is what one has to learn. Bear insults in a normal way. Never react. Praise or an insult will never have any effect on the soul.

"Beauty and Power within his words" - (By Parvathi Garu)

While returning back from Shiva's temple in the village of Kommara, I heard the preaching's of Sri Nannagaru for the first time. One day I visited one of my friends, as I saw Sri Nannagaru sitting on a bench. Upon seeing Him, I felt so happy as if I found out
my lost property.

Sri Nannagaru upon seeing me said lovingly: "I've never seen you before."

I replied: " This is my first visit. However I happened to listen to your sermons in Shiva's temple of Kommara. I was in a hurry to go back home, yet I listened to your discourse."

Speaking thus, I mentioned some of the highlights of preaching's that I heard. The same day Sri Nannagaru visited our house. I told him that I had devotion in my childhood and I dont have any of such now.

Then he replied : " The devotion cannot disappear. The suppressed devotion needs to be awakened."
Saying thus he asked me, "Who is your dearest GOD?" I replied him as Lord Krishna.

He then asked me to bring the Bhagawad Geetha that I use for reading. He put back the book into my hand and said," Keep reading this and whenever possible try to come to Junnor." Saying thus, he left.

This was my first introduction to Sri Nannagaru.

I never imagined that the discourse of Nannagaru that I heard accidentally would become the very basis of my life or that Lord Krishna whom I adored would himself take the form of Sri Nannagaru and bestow his Grace in the form of preaching's.

After a gap of 9 months, I visited Junnor to attend Sri Nannagaru's sermon. Sri Nannagaru explained in detail the glory of the Self Knowledge through the verse: " What is the essence of this Life which is devoid of Truth Realization? "

I was surprised of the fact that how can beauty and power hidden within the words, I was enchanted thereby! Whether we like or dislike Sun, aren't we enjoying the Sunlight? Similarly I felt whether I like Sri Nannagaru or not, his words are much useful for my spiritual life. I felt that all these days I filled my mind with unnecessary thoughts and now I should treasure these most beautiful words. I prayed thus: " Oh! Lord, do empty my mind." From that day on wards, He taught me the thinking methodology to get rid of the laziness within my mind.

I went to Arunachala after an year. After my return, one -+++day I went to Junnor to see Sri Nannagaru. Asking me about my experience of Arunachala, he said: " You came here all the way walking in this hot sun. Let me bring a glass of water for you." Saying thus he went inside and brought me a glass of water. Due to the sunlight, you are able to view my shadow. How would you feel if I stop giving you water and hand over the glass to your shadow?

After thinking over for a while, I replied:" Rather than respecting me, it would look as if you are respecting my shadow and have forgotten me."

Immediately he said: " This body is being driven by an unknown power. If you honor your body forgetting that power, How would GOD feel about this? The way you would feel when you stop honoring yourself and start honoring your shadow, even God would feel the same manner when you stop honoring him (the very basis of your existence)and start honoring the body. Don't forget this word." Who can explain us the essence of these words? It is only his Love which has to reveal the same. From that day on-wards, I started depending upon his Love. I understood that his words possessed power to bestow Love and Grace upon us.

Sri Nannagaru's love and his preaching's were attracted by me. This attraction gave me the strength to overcome my weaknesses and thereby made my Life a sweet journey.

The secret behind his preaching's is to take all of us to the blissful state that he possessed.