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The Voice of Guruji – 2

Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae


Our Lives are uncertain and riddled with unknown rough and arduous tracts, peaks and valleys, joys and sorrows, success and failures. Where do we go for solace other than our dear Master, Mahan Sesha and our Merciful Guru Pujya Sri Rajalinga Swamigal.

Dear Bhakthas,

We recall Sathguru Sri Rajalinga Swamigal’s Voice and advice to us given during the years 2005 and 2009.

(Shri. M. Rajagopal, Mumbai)

I reach out to the Bhaktha who abdicates his worldly cares and approaches me in surrender. I am the Past, Present and Future and have carved out in fine detail to my dear Bhaktha his Life’ss course.”

My Bhaktha can’t comprehend the expanse of Life if I lay it bare before him – Life’s several facets, turmoils, triumphs and events. The very enormity of these events are sufficient to frighten him and lose his courage.”


At this stage Swamiji gave us a candid example of visit to a movie:

The audience is assembled in a Cinema hall to watch an interesting suspense movie. Just as the first scene lights up on the screen, the Film Producer comes on stage and narrates the progress of scenes, the Climax, Anti-Climax…and so on.”

Now, which spectator would be interested in the movie?’

He will lose all his interest and lose the very purpose of his visit to the movie hall!”

He further narrated that such is the mind-set of every Bhaktha, for he needs to take life in small doses at a time and experience every moment and become refined as a matured person. It is for this very purpose that the Guru’s Grace is available to him.

I permit him to take one step at a time, learn from his successes and failures and eventually reach the zenith of the goal of his life – God Realisation.”

How can I forsake him in times of need? He gets better relief when he but once realizes that I am there all the time and ever present by his side. I am the cause and the effect.

The Bhaktha is a mute spectator and an actor at certain times. He has only to hold my helping hand “Abhaya Hastham” and continue his path unfettered and worry free.”

 


How would Thy know the greatness of Thy name!

Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae


Our Beloved Guruji, His Holiness, His Grace, RajaRishi, Sathguru Sri Rajalinga Swamigal has been an epitome of Divine Love, Compassion and Sacrifice.


A Holy Saint, a Siddhapurusha, a Sathpurusha, a RajaRishi, our Guruji has been the Divine Incarnation of our Lord Sri SeshaNatha.

What has He lived for that He could speak of…except us and Mahaan…

Guruji has once said, (in His own words,) “To me, SeshaBhaktha Samaajam, and Sesha are the same…”


Avathar Sri Seshadri Bhaktha Samaajam pays homage to His Holiness, and dedicates this beautiful Abhang of Sant Tukaram at Guruji’s Lotus Feet…

Guruji is the flower whose fragrance, only we (His Samaajam) can realize. Not Him. What would He know of His Greatness?

 

Please listen to “Kamodini Kaya Jaane”

कमोदिनी काय् जाणॆ तो

परिमळ भ्रमर सकळ भॊगित सॆ

Kamodini kaaya jaaNe to

parimaLa Bhramara sakaLa bhogita se

It is the bee that appreciates the fragrance,

not the flower

कैसें तुज ठावॆं

नाही तुझॆं नाम्

आम्हीच तॆं प्रॆमसुख जाणॊं

kaise tuja ThaavEM

naahIM tujhEM nAm

AmhIcha tE premasukha jANOM

How would your realize the greatness of Thy name!

It is only us, who experience Your Loving Grace, know it….

मातॆ तृण बाळा

दुधाचि तॆ गॊडी

ज्याचि न यॆ जॊडी

त्यासी कामा

maatE truNa baaLaa

dudhaachI te gODI

jyaachi na ye jODI

thyaasI kaamaa

A cow eats grass and nourishes its calf with milk.

The one who possesses does not use it…!

तुका म्हणॆ मुक्ता फ़ळ

शिंपीपॊटीं

नाही त्याचि भॆटी भॊगती यॆ

tukaa mhaNe muktaa faLa

shiMpIpOTIM

naahIM tyaachi bheTI bhogathi ye

Tuka says, the shell does not need the pearl inside it.

it exists only for the enjoyment of others…!

 



Guruji – our Guardian Angel – Shri. Seetharaman

Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

Shri. Seetharaman of Thiruvannamalai who has had the fortune of serving our Poojaniya Guruji during His final mortal days, before His MahaSamaadhi, to this moment recollects and narrates the most enchanting of Miracles our Swami has blessed him with….

 


Once when Shri. Seetharaman was travelling with his father-in-law to be, on his motorbike. He was explaining to him, about the Blessings and Grace of Mahaan and Swami on the lives of Their Bhakthas. They were travelling on a highway, at quite a speed, and as they were talking about the Glories and Divinations of our Lord, there was a beautiful yellow butterfly that flew about and settled on the handlebar of his bike, just as they were travelling!

Both Shri. Seetharaman and his father-in-law were astounded to see a butterfly come and perch on his hand, at a moment when they were actually talking about our Swami, and the miracle that a butterfly could perch undisturbed, on a bike travelling at a speed of nearly 60 kmph, was an amazement!

Rejoicing at the miracle and that our Dearest Guruji had blessed upon them, they stopped the vehicle, and offered their love-filled prayers to His Holiness. Soon, the butterfly left….

 


 

 

Sesha Mahaan on Guruji…Mahaan Graces His Bhaktha Samaajam with His Divine Darshan…

Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae


AVATHAR and MAHAAN SRI SESHADRI SWAMIGAL on the Glory and Divinity of our Swamiji

Sesha Mahaan Graces His Bhaktha Samaajam with His Divine Darshan…

“FOLLOW THE WORDS OF YOUR GURU…”



6th. October, 2010

Thiruvannamalai


On the evening of 6th. October, 2010, at Thiruvannamalai, Shri. Seetharaman and Shri. Senthil were at Guruji’s Samaadhi Shrine, offering their prayers.

It was the hour of twilight, and in the hour of solitude, with none except themselves, the young devotees of our Lord had just lit a lamp and sat close to our Guru, at His Sacred Spot…


In the midst of their soulful prayers, they happened to notice a young beautiful ascetic clad in white, (circumambulate) our Guruji’s Sannidhi. He looked about 20 or 21 years of age, and His face bore a Divine radiance and a beautiful smile.

Addressing our friends, He asked them if they knew that it was Sri Vallalar’s birthday (Saint Sri Ramalinga Adigal), to which they said they didn’t know about it.

He then asked if the Shrine belonged to a Parama Bhaktha of Sri Seshadri Swamigal (our Guruji), to which our young friends replied in the affirmative. Smiling, He said our Guruji was a great ‘Mahaan’, and that He possessed immense powers and so did His Sannidhi…

He then continued to talk to them, asking if they followed the Divine instructions of Noble Guruji. They nodded, a little perplexed. He then instructed them not to have any Asaiva (non-vegetarian) food. He reminded them that it was one of Guruji’s significant instructions! A little confused, Shri. Seetharaman nodded in assent, but Shri. Senthil, quite guilty, immediately agreed to abide by His instructions, ( – Shri. Senthil had in fact, the same morning, consumed Asaiva food. This fact was not known to Shri. Seetharaman!)

He then inquired about the young devotees…Shri. Seetharaman informed Him that he had a shop of his own, to which the young Divine ascetic replied that He knew all about him, and that his health would soon be completely fine! Shri. Senthil then informed Him that he had just completed his education and was on the lookout for a job. Immediately, the ascetic blessed him saying he would get a job within a week! He instructed Shri. Senthil to treat at all his guests with love and respect, and take good care of them.

Saying this, He was about to leave, when our fellow devotees inquired after His Holy Self, to which His Divine Self replied, “I just came straight here, from the Holy Hill of Arunachala!”

He then came to Shri. Senthil, and as an aside, instructed him, “Do not consume food that is Asaiva.”

With the instruction, “Follow your Guru’s words…”,

…He then left, with His Beautiful, Lovely Form and Golden words,..lingering in their hearts…

… and with the dust of His Beautiful Golden Rubicund Feet enshrined in our hearts…

Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

Abhishekam at Swami’s Shrine

Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

On the 17th. of September, 2010, at about 4:45 p.m., members of the Sesha Bhaktha Samaajam arrived at Guruji’s Samaadhi Shrine.


Guruji’s Shrine is located a little ahead of the Simha Teertham, adjacent to the Yama Lingam, on the Girivalam path.

With Sesha Mahaan’s Moola Mantram and endearing thoughts of our Beloved Guruji in our hearts, remembering the time when Guruji was interred at this spot, (in the twilight hour,) at about 6 p.m., on the 2nd. of August, 2010.

We gathered here in silence.

We started by cleaning and washing the Shrine with water, and decorating the outer shrine with flowers.We began with performing Abhishekam (anointment) with water.

This was followed by Milk Abhishekam and

Abhishekam with Sandalwood paste.

Sandalwood paste Abhishekam

Finally, an Abhishekam of Vibhuthi (Sacred ash) was done.

Vibhuthi Abhishekam

This was followed with a decoration of the Shiva Lingam with flowers.

The Decorated Shiva Lingam

Aarti, with Dhoopam and Deepam, was performed to our Sathguru and Swami, and Sesha Mahaan, and the grand Arunadri facing our Swami’s Shrine.

Dhoopam

Deepam

Offerings of fruits were made, and Prasaadam was distributed to all Bhakthas and Sishyas of Mahaan and Swamiji.

Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

Guruji’s Sparsham (Divine touch)…

Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

Namaskarams,


Feels great to know about Sesha Bhakthas’ amazing encounters with Guruji’s Divine Darshan in form of beautiful butterflies. Here is what I also wanted to share. I recently went through a similar kind of experience last month on 25th. of August, exactly at 3:00 AM.

I was in office, working on some case, and it suddenly struck me that I needed to go to the nearby ATM. Unaware of the time I went downstairs and realized that it was raining heavily.

Now, there came a beautiful-looking butterfly from outside and it came flittng and struck my forehead exactly at the point where Guruji used to place his thumb. It tried to sit around my shoulders and chest.

Finally, it sat on the wall and I took a picture of it.

It was there for few minutes and flew away somewhere in the dark. I noticed the design of a trishulam on its back.

Guruji’s Divine presence reassures us that He is still in and around us.

Regards,
Shankar

24th. September, 2010

Guruji and Mahaan’s Love

Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae


I wish to share my feelings over an experience of the Love of our Lord, which convinced me that it is not for long that SeshaNatha and Beloved Guruji, allow us to dwell in sadness.

The Love and Compassion of Sesha Mahaan and Guruji is boundless, and all-compassing. Their Divine Presence drowns us in their Love…

It was the 20th. of September 2010, a Monday morning. We were in Bangalore. On and off, the nostalgic thoughts of the happy moments with Guruji kept troubling me. We had just returned from Thiruvannamalai.

Santosh and me had taken Harsha out to a friend’s place, an hour away from home. It was about 10.15 a.m. In the morning. Harsha was playing in the front yard of the house, where there were some potted plants. Santosh was with him. As they were playing, Santosh noticed a beautiful tiny golden yellow butterfly, with brown speckles on it, hover around. Soon it approached them, and it flew straight to Harsha, flit about his face, and sat on his dress for a few moments, before it flew away. We were thrilled.

The next morning too, we were supposed to meet our friends. We were there again at about the same time. This time, I too was outside, waiting. Surprisingly, we noticed the same butterfly come to us again. It was flitting about our faces!

So much more surprising was the fact that Santosh noticed not one, but two tiny golden yellow butterflies, (both looked alike), and both the butterflies came and perched on me – one on my shoulder, and the other on my dress!! It was astounding! After a few moments, the butterflies flew away..

Soon, we went inside the house.

After about a half hour or so, I had to step out of the house to attend a phone call. When I did, I soon found one of the butterflies flit and approach me. I was astonished, that the butterfly was still around, beautifully flitting close by!

In a matter of a few seconds, it came close to my face. I instinctively stepped back, and yet it crept over my dress, and it remained there. What a beautiful feeling it was, to behold our Guardian Angel, our Guruji! As I waited, half-hearted to leave the place, enjoying the Beauty and Grace of our Supreme Master, it was a whole 15 minutes, before I finally was left with no option but to go back inside. (Never in all these years of my life, has a butterfly come to me!)

Before I went in, I captured 2 videos of the Divination:

Thank You Dear Guruji and SeshaNatha for Your Love, without which we could not survive…

Guruji and Sesha Mahaan have been the epitome of Love and Beauty in my life. Where there is sunshine or rain or spring, – it is nothing else, except the Divinity of Guruji and Sesha Mahaan….

Namaskaarams,

Vaishnavi


Guruji’s Benign Blessings

Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

We first met Guruji, a few months back. Guruji initiated us with the Maha Mantra and gave us Vibhuthi blessed by Him. In the initial days after we returned to Bangalore whenever we prayed and applied the vibhuti we had pleasant fragrance. When we told this to Guruji, He said that this is Mahan’s way of showing acceptance. We developed a great Love and affection towards Guruji.

A few days after Guruji’s Samadhi, at about 7 PM while I was working in my room a beautiful butterfly with golden spots on its back hovered around for a few moments. I was extremely happy and prayed to Guruji. In all the years so far, we never had a butterfly flying in at that time or any other time!!

Natarajan Venkataraman

27th. August, 2010

Guruji’s Divine Presence

Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae


Namaskaarms to all Sesha Bhakthas,

The day before yesterday, when I was in office I got a call from my husband, Jambu, that Vedika was not not well and her teacher had called. I was speaking to him standing outside my office room where there is a Photochromic Glass, wherein you can see outside but people outside cannot see you. While speaking to him I saw a YELLOW BUTTERFLY outside the glass – as I spoke I saw it. It did not move from where it was, and I tapped it from inside but it did not move. It felt as if it directly saw me! The same incident repeated yesterday when I spoke to mother in the afternoon!

It indeed is true that our Guru is constantly in touch with us in some or the other way. Guiding us, taking care of us.

Namskarams

Shyamala

5th. August, 2010,

Guruji’s Reassuring Divine Omnipresence

Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae


Dear SESHA BHAKTHA SAMAAJAM,

I wish to share my recent experience of Guruji’s reassuring Grace…


Glory be to my Beloved Guru, my Lord – Blithe Spirit,

O tender-hearted one!

Who continues to shower His Grace upon His Bhaktha,

like the beautiful sunshine,

filling his heart with beauty and colour,

everlasting joy and hope….

Glory be to my Lord whose breath upon me,

gives me reason to live…!

4th. August, 2010, Bangalore.

It was two days after the earth-shattering feeling of having lost our Dear Swamigal. We were back in Bangalore, and I had been with Harsha to school, to drop him. He refused to go in, still clinging to me, crying. Suddenly Harsha’s teacher distracted him with a tiny yellow butterfly that came flitting by his side. Before I knew it, Harsha had already caught the butterfly. Feeling bad for the poor creature, I feared it would get crushed between his fingers. When he freed the butterfly, I was amazed to see that it few away unscathed! For such a tender creature to flit away unhurt, after such a firm grip was amazing…Soon Harsha finished his school, and the day passed, uneventful.

5th. August, 2010, Bangalore.

The next day, again, I was waiting for Harsha’s return, at his school. As soon as Harsha returned, we made our way to the car, and just as we were to get in, a small yellow butterfly came flitting by and perched on my dress, for about nearly 30 seconds. When I noticed it, it seemed to be the same yellow butterfly I had seen the previous day! (or rather another one of the same kind!)

Photo of the butterfly taken in car

I wanted to show it to Harsha, but as soon as we got in, it again flew away. A little disappointed, but wonder-struck at how the same butterfly could approach us again, left me pondering….We were still on our way home, and it might have been less than 10 minutes, when our driver announced that there was a butterfly inside the car. Much to my amazement, it was the same butterfly again! Fearing it might be blown away by the wind, we rolled up our windows, and were gladly watching it. It was perched still, on the glass of our front window.


When we almost got home, I opened the windows to let it free. Suddenly, I saw that the butterfly came hovering around me, and over to Harsha’s face, hands, and it nearly touched his eyes! Harsha was laughing enraptured! He did not make any attempts to catch it. It still hovered around, and after a few moments, flew out!

I was thrilled beyond words to think about this incident, even at this moment!

I heard from kith and kin, how a beautiful butterfly made its Presence felt, by all Bhakthas and Sishyas of Guruji, not only during the sacred ceremony of the interment of His mortal frame, but also the following day, when a few other Bhakthas visited His Holy Samadhi to pay their last respects to Him.

It was a striking parallel – definitely not a matter to be taken lightly! Why, of all the days had a butterfly to repeatedly visit us, and stay with us for quite a while, especially inside a car! It had never happened before! The way it hovered around us, left us in no doubt, that it was our most Beloved Guruji, Swamiji, who had come to shower His Divine Love, Grace & Blessings and to reassure us of His Omnipotent Omnipresence!!

Thanks,

Vaishnavi

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