Thanks to Sri Bharath for sharing this….
Shri Govind Giri Maharaj who was ordained the SanyAsa by HH Pudhuperiyava himself , narrated an incident in Gangtok, Sikkim where Pudhuperiyava was camping. The camp happened in winter and it was extremely cold in gangtok at that point of time. HH Pudhuperiyava , unmindful of all that, in his kAshAya vastram decided to sit outside to give prasAdham to the local people. The conversation, as narrated by Shri Govind Giri dev Maharaj, as follows:
GGM: Guru maharaj, why do you have to be here in this weather? You are already shivering and this temperature does not suit you. Please place the prasadh here and we all will distribute it to people
HH: This village has never seen an achArya from our Kanchi Kamakoti peetham. I need to be here to ensure people get the prasadham from Me and remember that a Shankaracharya from an esteemed mutt and Guru paramparA came to our village and blessed us personally.
The incident speaks for itself and I don’t have to say more. Shri.GGM also narrated an incident where a group of muslim villagers near Bhuj, Gujarat explained with tears in the eye that the Mutt’s van was the only vehicle to stop in their village to provide earthquake relief.
Jaya Jaya Shakara Hara Hara Shankara
“AchArya ShankarAcharyA, Santhume Janma Janmani”
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