It was during 1985 in Kanchipuram Sri Matam.
Prostrating, I got up.
“Yaru (who is that)?… Hubli Ramaswamy? Where do you come from? Only from Madras?”
“From Vijayawada I come. My work is only there now…”
“It is not so… only from Madras”.
Thinking that what I said earlier did not reach Periyava’s holy ears, I said in a slightly louder voice, “From Vijayawada…should come only through Madras…”
“No… You have come from only Madras”, said Periyava.
With no inclination to argue it further with Periyava I received the prasadam and came to Chennai. I had some work there. Ringing up my higher official by phone, I asked him for a week’s leave.
He said: “Ramaswami! Here is a bombshell… you are transferred to Madras!!!”
“Sir, I had not asked transfer for Madras, only for Secunderabad…”
“Sorry. You are to be relieved tomorrow. Go to Vijayawada immediately and get relieved tomorrow.”
I did as told.
A copy of my transfer orders to Chennai–would it have gone to Periyava’s hands before it reached me?
“No… You have come from only Madras”–in that minute when Periyava said it, I had been an official in Chennai only.
All we can do is just only one thing. And that is to transfer all our burdens to Periyava, without worrying about anything!
Author: N.Ramaswami, Secunderabad
Source: Maha Periyaval – Darisana Anubhavangal Vol 3.
Categories: Devotee Experiences