I was always taking Hisblessings before I join any position.It was 1979..I am an MBA and was doing well as a GM of a Mahalingam’s co and because of my integrit,honesty and hardwork I was very popular amidst Textile Cos in Coimbatore.Thee was one P.K.Doraisamy,a very Honest IAS who wanted to turn the sick NTC Mills into a money spinner.Thanks to PKD I was selcted as Gm of Rengavilas Mills with 1000 workers.I didnt accept the position as I wanted to take His blessings.
It was Dec19179..Mahaperiyavaa was camping in Ugar,near Pune.I had booked by train from Bangalore to Ugar on a particular date.The train leaves at 9PM from Blr via Belgaum.I took a State Transport Bus from Chennai at 8AM so that I will go to Blr by bus andcatch this train.My bus met with an accident near Vellore.
Time was running out and we were in Vellore till 7 PM.
The arranged another Bus and when we reached Blr it was 3 AM.I missed the train..
I took another train and reached Ugar next day morning at 6 AM.I was surprised by the reception at the station of Ugar Sugar Fac officers..”Saab..Swamiji Dheknekeliye Madras se..”They gave all the help and I went and prostrated befoe Maha periyava.It was a bit cold and He was sitting under a nice Pillayar.Many visitors were there,particularly one Krishnaswamy of Asian bank.
Whn I prostrated(He knows me only as Son of Rajah Iyer)He enquired ‘why yo have come?”
I said “I have got this Job as GM in Rengavilas Mills.I want to join after seking Periyavaa’s Blessings..”
He was evr smiling as susual.He asked Krishnaswamy”Enna ithu nall velaiya?Cheralama?”
He said”At this young ageif he joins as GM he might even become an MD sooner..It is good..He can..”
Mahaperiyavaa was a bit silent.”Evvaluvau ambala?”
I said …”….”
Periyavaa was again silent for a few mts.Nishabdham…
“Ithunoondu Paiyyan.Ivvaluvu sambathikiraan.Enna Annadurai Iyengar.Neththu BelgaumleVeda school aarambichele.Evvaluvu pasanga?”
Annadurai Iyengar comes and tells Him”!2 per”
“12 to 13 irukkum”
Mahapeiyavaa “Ithunoondu pasangalai 12 to 13 vaysile pidichchu,kudumiyai vachchukka cholli..Rupai 100 kooda kodukkamudiyama,Vedam Kaththukkonna Eppadi Kaththupaanga..”
I imm understood His agony..I prostrated and said “Periyavaa ennai evvaluvu Kodukka cholelo Nan Kodukkare..”
Smiling He said..”Nee Onnum Pannavendaam.Unga appa Neraiya Panniirukkar.Krishnaswamy ivar appa illainna namba Madam peyaraiye kedukkaparthargal..Iva appa ennai athigam Vanthu Paththathu illai.Aaanal avr Kunnakudi adigalar Madaththai paththi Assembly thappa pesina odene,Rajah Iyer ezhunthirunthu avar pesiyathi ‘Thappunnu’proove panni,apology vankachonnar..Athunale..Nee Onnum panna vendam..Velele Poi Cheru..”He blessed me..
I was in tears…
When I came this side Baalu mama told me”Lucky you didnt come Yesteday,It was moolam.He wdnt have talked so much”(See how I missed the train!
Within a year I did a very good job at Rengavilas Mills but I didnt like the Govt co.I went to Nigeria.Earned a lot and there also I usd to conduct Periyava Jayanthi evry year.In 1985 I had published a Jayanthi souvenir and distributed to all Indians (I have copies if anyone wishes) When I cam on a vacation I went with a cheque for Rs10000 to Mahagaon.Annadurai Iyengar was there.He said”Lucky you have at ritght timePeriyavaa is about to go into NIshta”
Mahaperiyavaa asked me”Looking at the cheque of Rs10000…inthango Annaduraiiengar..yetho aasai padaran.eduththukongo..”
Periyavaa asked them to bring a picture of His(a pose taken on the river bed)and put some kukum and gave it to me..”
That picture is the centre piece in my Pooja room..
I have never looked back.
Both my daughters are married and well sttled.
Both of them got scholarships..For Undergraduate studies..Elder to Princeton Younger to Harvarad(if any one family has got such a gift..it is certainly due to His anugraham only ..what else,as I used to take them to Kanchipuram when they were young..
These episodes will stand the test of time even in 3012..whoever reads them to know Mahaperiyavaa was God HImself..
None in USA wd believe that a joker in Chennai is talking about Princeton and Harvard for UG studies with Full Scholarship..
In my own family none believes it cd happen..
I believ firmly it wd happen,privided I submit eveytime I have a good thing happening to me to dedicate it to His lotus Feet!
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