Speaking Without Speaking: Yogi Ramsuratkumar & Mahaperiyava

Not sure if I posted this incident already – yet, an amazing incident….Read on….

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Once, during the mid-eighties, Kanchipuram Mahaswamiji Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswati Swamiji (Maha Periyava) desired to see Bhagavan Yogiramsuratkumar and invited him through a personal attendant. He asked the personal attendant to bring Yogiji.

Yogiji, accepting the invitation of Kanchi Maha Periyava, went to Kanchipuram. Maha Periyava sat down and so did Yogi. Maha Periyava and Yogi looked at each other. They did not speak a word to each other verbally. After looking at each other for sometime, Kanchi Periyava, laughing lightly, said to his personal attendant who had brought Yogi to Kanchi, “The matter for which he came is over. You may take him back to Tiruvannamalai.”

Did they meet just to see each other or did they exchange some news? Nothing could be comprehended. Yogi went back to Tiruvannamalai.

Later, when Yogiji was asked what really happened, as there was no conversation and yet Maha Periyava remarked that the work was over, Yogi Ramsuratkumar explained thus:

“We both spoke to each other – through the mind.

Kanchi Periyava said, ‘Bodendra chanted Rama Nama throughout his life. He was a ‘Peettadipathi’ of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam. Later, installing his successor for the Peetam he went around giving ‘upadesa’ of Rama Nama for all, irrespective of caste and creed; he offered the ‘upadesa’ that the Name of the Lord was the only ‘gati’ (succour) for all in this Kali Yuga. Living in this manner his body was transformed into a ’siddha sarira’. He attained ‘jiva samadhi’ in Govindapuram on the banks of the Cauvery. Living in ‘jiva samadhi’ for the past 300 years, to date, he is incessantly chanting Rama Nama. You may go and remain in that Govindapuram where Bodendra is.’

This beggar replied, ‘No! No! For this beggar Tiruvannamalai is enough.’

Acharya also said, ‘OK’.

This is what we spoke!”

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5 replies

  1. I have read this article many times…it only increased my devotion and love for periyava.. but when i read it today..
    some new thoughts came to my mind.. It really wonder as how Periyava knew what is Yogi Ram Surat kumar’s soul stirring desire.(lord Sri Ram). I just feel that Periya just gave an opportunity to Yogi Ram to meet him… and be an example of how much ever devoted or Enlightened u r … there is no need to have any ego.. Follow the one and only ..Honour others.. I am undoubtedly inspired and glad to read this article.. regards ..Shaan(expresshan@gmail.com)

  2. Nice article. thanks Mahesh.

  3. Anna Ganapthi told me this incident long ago how Mahaperiyava and Yogi met. Anna Ganapthi told once that Mahaperiyava appeared to some Buddhist monk to clear his doubts. Can some one elaborate this if they know fully please.

  4. ‘Rama’ and ‘Aruna’chala are one and the same. Both proclaim the Tat Tvam Asi doctrine ! — B.R.Kumar


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