‘VEDA MATHA (Goddess of Veda) has eulogized the Paramaathman, with a superlative adjective, “The Best”. Among those , is the word “ஸுச்ரவஸ்தம்”– meaning “the best in listening well”. Our Sree Saranal is that ஸுச்ரவஸ்தம மூர்த்தி”
It was 3.30 P.M on a particular day.
“Is there nobody?”—–SriSaranar is enquiring. He means if there is nobody who has come to see Him with a ‘petition’!
The attendant who just took over his duty a little while ago says there is none.
Periaval who was sitting with His feet on the ground, legs folded at the knees, put His hands on the ground, in between His legs smiled and said, “ My things have to begin now only!”
The attendant, was surprised and asked Him, “Has not Periava had Bikshai?”
His smile widened and He showed His forefinger and rotated it anti-clockwise, indicating the ‘thing’ before that!
Yes, His ‘Abhinayam’ (silent mono acting!) talks better than actual words!
“Japam?”—-queries the attendant.
He repeats the earlier sign once again!
Shocked, the attendant asks, “Bath?”
Once again, the same signal!
The attendant, not understanding, keeps looking at Periaval!
Now, with a big smile, He changes His sign. He keeps the forefinger horizontally, in front of His lips and moves it from right to left and back.
The attendant was really shocked and said, “Oh! Not yet cleaned the teeth?!”
He replies ‘yes’ with the sign only and gets up for cleaning His mouth, saying happily ‘Today only, I am a real Sanyasi like that ‘ODACHERI Swamikal’, without any specific time table, taking things as they come!”
Does He mean that in other times, He is a ‘fake’ Sanyasi?
Ok! Let us leave that! That Swamikal was without any time table, not bothering about outside matters, as He thought that the Bliss inside His heart was the real sainthood .But our Saint has discarded the time table, for the sake of listening to the worries, problems etc. submitted to Him by the thousands of people coming in queue! Could that True Sanyasi have withstood even a miniscule portion of this botheration?
That particular early morning 3=30 also, when He went to ‘Kottakai’ (meaning ‘bathroom’) and returned, somebody came with an urgent petition. ‘ஸுச்ரவஸ்தமர்’ also sat down to listen to him. No sooner did that petitioner take leave, another one followed, then another two, and some more—-the crowd started swelling, and our ஸுச்ரவஸ்தமர், forgetting about cleaning the teeth, bath and other duties, sat there, and went on listening…listening….and listening! Even after that, at 3=30 P.M, as if that was not enough, He asks, “Is there no body?”
TO BE CONTINUED………………………………
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