Saturday, June 29, 2013

"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.

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