Saturday, June 29, 2013

Love God from the heart

Aham (ego) means saithan in Christianity. The mind thinks that this body is mine, and has a sense of doership (kartutvam). The body always looks to cling to a form. Just before death also, it crises for a form (such as mother, son, and others). The body dies crying for the form it wishes to cling on to. But once the body dies, the chaitanyam (pure consciousness) inside you does not shed tears. Chaitanyam does not require any form or this world.

Ishwara is the administrator and we cannot do anything without his will. Some die in accidents, a few at home and others in hospitals. All the bodies die in different states. All this is Iswara’s wish. It is he who decides when a person and where a person should die.

God has said kama and krodha (desires and anger) result in unhappiness. Again, he has also said these come from the mind. So to tame them, speaking sweet words will not work. But constantly performing all tasks without expecting anything and abiding by God’s will is required. Do not attach any sense of doership to a work. Practicing to work in this way will lead you to peace.
Shastram (sacred scripture) never misleads you. This life is just like the railway tracks, which are parallel to each other. Following the teachings in sacred scriptures, never causing any harm to others, by not speaking ill about others, visiting a temple every week and possessing steadfastness of faith is required to reach the ultimate goal of life (unlimited happiness or pure consciousness).

Just as one cannot stop a person who loves to read from studying, one needs to have the same intensity of love for God. It is not worldly-wise love, but love from the heart. Never go with a desire to a temple. But instead tell God to give you of what you deserve. He is the right judge.

"He is verily my innermost Self" - (By Dr.Mithin)

I met Sri Nannagaru after this a few times but don't remember anything particular. It is as if he has blocked my memory of the events. He came for the Guru Poornima and Birthday celebrations but I don't remember anything in particular to share. After his birthday celebrations whence he had gone back I had a chance to meet him when I had gone to Bhadrachalam ITC for a medical camp.

Before I left for Jinnuru I thought it will be nice for me to visit Lord Sri Ramachandra in the world famous temple there. All my life I knew I would have a profound spiritual experience in Bhadrachalam. I wondered what was in store. I had with me two others who were accompanying me. One of them was my physiotherapist and the other was a very close friend of mine since two decades. He was a physician and very much interested in spiritual matters. He was ardently waiting to meet Sri Nannagaru.

'Is he omniscient? All knowing? If Sri Nannagaru has attained God he must be knowledgeable about our every action.'

I nodded and said 'You will see'

When we entered the temple a young priest came and greeted us and took us inside. We didn't know anyone in Bhadrachalam and were worried as to how our darshan will take place. Surprisingly there was no rush in the temple and the young priest on coming to know tat we are doctors took us personally into the sanctum Sanctorum and made us sit a foot away from the main idol!

He waved the Aarti and showed us the faces of Lord Sri Ramachandra and Goddess Sita clearly. I felt my life was blessed having seen AtmaRama.


I had an amazing darshan of Lord Sri Ramachandra in Bhadrachalam by the Grace of Sri Jinnuru Nannagaru I thought. Next I came out and saw the Bhadra Maharshi Rock in which he is in eternal Rama Nama Chant. Legend has it that a pure devotee of Lord Rama will be able to hear the Name of Lord Rama emanate from the depths of the rock. I decided to test my heart's purity. I put my ear to the rock.

When I put my ear to it I didn't hear the chant of Lord Rama. I didn't hear the chant of any deity. Instead...
I heard the Silence of the Infinite Brahman, the Vast Ocean of Supreme Beatitude. It was so Silent, Calm, Vast, Infinite, Immense.

People came and went. But I had my ear stuck to the rock for two hours before I could finally let go with sadness. My mind drowned in Peace.

Om ParaBrahmane Namaha
Om Paramatmane Namaha.

I mentally saluted Sri Jinnuru Nannagaru for this profound spiritual experience. Next day we headed to Jinnuru. Sri Nannagaru was waiting for us. My friend was waiting to be convinced by Sri Nannagaru's personality. No sooner did we reach Jinnuru than we went to Sri Nannagaru's residence to meet him.

The saint greeted us warmly and asked about our journey. When we told him about our stay in Bhadrachalam , Sri Nannagaru smiled and said -'A young priest must have come and escorted you into the sanctum isn't it? He must have made you sit near the idol. There must have been no rush of people a all there isn't it? The temple must have been less crowded? The priest must have waved the Aarti and shown you the Faceof Lord Sri Ramachandra?'

Saying this Sri Nannagaru looked at my friend who was stunned to the core.

By the time we left Jinnuru the next day we had spent priceless moments of ecstasy with him and my friend became a believer.


Another tone Sri Nannagaru told ''What is the world but a play of the 5 senses? The mind gets easily externalized. Only he who has experienced the Bliss of the Self goes beyond them. Even if you have attraction for even one sense related object you will not get Self Realization. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is a great example of Supreme Indriya Nigrahanam. Even sugar never got wet when it was put on his tongue.

'What is the world but the play of the 5 senses?'

Why do I Love him so much?

'One day a devotee asked Sri Nannagaru as to why people loved him so much?

Sri Nannagaru replied 'You love yourself the most isn't it? That is why they too love me.''

He is verily my innermost Self.

Whenever emotional instability overwhelms me, whenever restlessness ceases me, either due to happiness or sorrow, I think of the Divine Face of Sri Jinnuru Nannagaru and feel calm.

The waves stop in Awe of the Supreme Vast Ocean of Immortality.

I am thankful to Sri Jinnuru Nannagaru that amidst the materialistic madness he willed that I think of him just now for about five mins.

Even Bhakthi comes by God's Will alone.
I realize how powerless I am and how all encompassing is the Lord's Will.
I can't even proclaim myself to be his devotee for what is in his will I don't know.
Nothing is by my volition , even Bhakthi or the loss of it.
What he Wills that alone comes to pass.



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.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Analyse your mind

Most of you will never compare yourself with Ramakrishna Paramahamsa or Ramana Maharishi. But you are quick to compare with the wealthy people in the cities. What you think, study and idolize or admire is different. You read books on Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Ramana Bhagawan. But you will never make an attempt to follow those teachings. You will never aspire to become another Ramakrishna or Ramana Bhagawan. As you like money, you prefer to ape and become like the wealthy people.

This is not an election meeting where you are asked to believe the speaker’s words. But I am asking each one of you to go home and analyse your mind. Think about whom you admire the most. You require no external judge for this. You are your own judge.

Samsaram (family) does not mean husband, children and house. Samsaram means birth and death. So, a person has to fall out of this. As long as you are ignorant, you wiill be in the well of samsaram. Therefore, previous birth’s good deeds and divine interference is required to guide you out from this.

"You think of me, because I think of you" - (By Venamma)

I was born and brought up in Jinnuru(the birth place of Sadguru Sri Nannagaru). My school was beside the house of Sri Nannagaru. Everyday I used to visit Sri Nannagaru's house during interval, to drink water. But I don't remember seeing Sri Nannagaru during that period. I never knew that He is going to be my sole support in future.

My aunt used to say about Sri Nannagaru: " He is GOD Himself. It is our good luck that He stays here. All of you come and see Him." Then I asked her: " Who is Nannagaru? Are you referring to the son of Rajayammagaru? "

Sri Nannagaru once said:" You have not understood Lord krishna if you consider him as the son of Vasudeva. "Whenever I come across these words of Nannagaru, I am reminded of my question to my aunt: "Does Nannagaru refer to the son of Rajayammagaru?"

I got introduced to Sri Nannagaru in Hyderabad. That first sight of Sri Nannagaru and his loving call of 'Come, Ma! Venamma!' are still very much fresh in my memories.

Sri Nannagaru's speech looks as if he is serving us (the food of Jnana). As far as possible, I try my best to attend all his sermons. There would be at-least one sentence in the meeting that would touch my heart. When I contemplate upon it, I get immense bliss. Sometimes I feel if he has told a sentence only for my sake. The sentence also works upon me in the same manner.


For a period of time, I felt very sad that I am unable to make any effort to become intimate to God. But I used to love the preachings of Sri Nannagaru. Whenever I heard such preachings( that touched my Heart) I used to experience boundless happiness. Once in one of the speeches, Sri Nannagaru said : "If I do not think of you, you cannot even
think of me." During that period of time, I thought of Sri Nannagaru almost throughout the day. I then felt: " What else do I require if Nannagaru is thinking of me for so many times?" Why should I feel sad that I am unable to make any effort to attain GOD? Isn't it he, who does everything? Is there anything which I can do on my own? " On thinking thus, I lost my inferiority complex (of unable to make any spiritual effort). I always felt that all my flaws will be washed away in His flood of Grace. Whenever his thought came to me, I felt as happy as I would feel when he calls me by my name 'Venamma'.

I was not attracted towards him for a particular reason. Even now I don't understand as to how I came to him or why I came to Him. It is only my sheer luck. His presence gives me the satisfaction of fulfilling a hundred desires. His words are very sweet. His loving and gracious sight indicate the Truth that He is not a mere human. My GOD is the peace that resides in my heart. I experience at least a bit of it through His words and also in His presence. I still keep going to him only for this reason.

It is said that one should possess a strong desire to attain Self Knowledge. But I never felt it should be so. I once asked Sri Nannagaru: " Is it mandatory that one should have an intense longing for Self Knowledge?" Nannagaru replied: "If you deserve, you will attain Self Knowledge even without your desire for it. If you do not deserve, you will not
attain it even if you possess the desire for Self Knowledge."

I always get great assurance (of being protected and saved) in his words. Practicing his words imply leading our lives as he indicates.

Birth and sorrow are inevitable if I do not die in your contemplation. Therefore, Oh! Arunachala, Bless Me that I do not forget thy remembrance in the last moments of my life.