I am sad to let you all know that one of our fond readers of this blog Shri Gopalaswamy passed away a week back. He was a retired person from Southern Railways and lived near Kodambakkam. He has been suffering from heart-related ailments for quite some time – had a heart attack and underwent a by-pass few years ago. Mama is a great devotee of Mahaswami. He had spent lot of time with Him and have received lots of blessings. Once when mama asked Periyava for padhukas, Periyava said “I am always in your heart – why do you need padhukas – no need for it”. That is the kind of devotion he had for Him. Periyava had blessed him so much. I am sure mama’s pure soul is resting at the holy feet of Mahaperiyava in Kailasam. Our condolences to mama’s family.
I have a special affection and respect for mama. Same way he had a special kind of affection towards me. He sends me a lots of emails on different topic – gho-rakshana was the topic he talked till his last breath. He repeatedly asked me to take gh-rakshana as a priority task. Recently, I requested Shivaraman to do a video interview of mama and he got the number from me. He called their house yesterday to hear that mama passed away a week ago. I guess we are not blessed enough to hear mama’s interview.
Although we were exchanging emails, these are the two emails that brings me tears to my eyes. I feel guilty of not calling him after August 5th email – I guess I am going to live with a sense of guilt for the rest of the life for made him wait for my call.
Here is the article I posted some time back about him too.
On August 5th, he wrote:
dear mahesh. mahaperiavals blessing will be there in your every effort. At present I am sending1001 per month to thogur, 1000 to athur vedapatasala(tapas trust)apart from, I am sending often some money to goseva.net at madavaram. shall i continue or shall i send it to you?
you wrote to me that you will contact me ,i m waiting
On November 3rd he wrote:
Dear Mahesh, may periavals grace never leave you even if you are in moon. thank you or your kind enquires of health and care you take to ask me.
My phone no Is 91-44 23770003
eagerly awaiting your call
blessings and regard
Sorry for not calling you. It is all my fault. I should have called you right away after seeing your last emails….I have no excuse. I feel ashamed. It is too late now..Hope you will forgive me. Whatever gho-rakshana effort I want to do is purely because of your inspiration and encouragement.
Looking for your continued blessings
I will dearly miss your emails and support.