Ashamed to call myself a monk!


HH Dalai Lama in his own words:

“I sought an audience with the Sankaracharya and met him at Kanchi. I saw and heard undiluted truth ringing in the voice of His Holiness – a voice of great wisdom, conviction, constantly smiling and in peace within himself. The first that stuck me on arrival was his extreme simplicity, austerity and true renunciation. For a moment I almost felt ashamed that I too call myself a monk – a Buddhist monk. The Sankaracharya created that reflection in my mind and I felt, “Here is a holy person and we can work together for the betterment of mankind’. I thoroughly enjoyed the spiritual experience”.

Words coming out of his heart – words coming out of a divine experience…..


Once Swami Chinmayananda came with Shri Gemini Sri Ramamurthy mama to have darshan of Periyava & did namaskaram.

Periyava asked him “A sanyasi shouldn’t do a namaskar to another sanyasi… Isn’t it?”

Swami Chinmayanda gave a great reply!

“Swami, I’m not a sanyasi!” Gemini Sri Ramamurthy Mama was astounded. Later Swamiji explained, “Compared to what He is (practices), none of us are worth to be called a ‘sanyasi’…”

We lived in the time He lived – we talk about Him all the time – what more we want!


Categories: Devotee Experiences


8 replies

  1. I have in myhome library alll HIS Collections of speech . I keep it open to public to peruse and read his SAYINGS and be BLESSED

  2. //We lived in the time He lived – we talk about Him all the time – what more we want!//

    Words that are more than just truth…! Important is we continue to worship Him and most important is to live in the way He wants us to

    Jaya Jaya Sankara..Hara Hara Sankara


  4. The real greatness can understand and experienced only by people who lives in that line. Both H.H. Dalailama and Swami Chinmayananda are living as a sanyaasi, When they saw MahaPeriyava both struck by wonder the way and life adopted by the swamigal has become a sparkling example the life of a saint. Hara Hara Sankara Jaya Jaya Sankara.

  5. Hara Hara Shankara, Jaya Jaya Shankara!

  6. Blessed are we, who were Graced by Him when He is was with His Body….

    He is nothing but avathar of anyform one think to worship… SHIVA, KAMAKSHI, VISHNU, SKANDA, RAMANA…

  7. Mahaa Periavaa showed the way one should lead a life of renunciation by actio-filled living and not verbal.He hardly talked except voiced His concern regarding the humanity.The love and concern of Mahaa Periavaa was visible in every move of His Holiness.There is no wonder Shri Dalai Lama opened his heart and poured out his genuine impressions about Mahaa Periavaa.He has not left but lives in our hearts will be so till Shiva merges the whole creation through Mahaa Pralayaa.

  8. We are blessed to have Dharshan of LORD SHIVA who came as SRI SRI SRI SRI MAHAPERIYAVAL

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