Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara – Can’t find a better time (and the picture too…) to post on this auspicious Aashada Shukla Ekadasi day. We find this Parama Oushadham in Ekadasi posting from Deivathin Kural as well (Langanam Parama Oushadam).
Thanks to Smt. Priya for the Whatsapp share of experience below. Ram Ram
Experiences with Maha Periyava: Parama Oushadam (Supreme Medicine)
One day, Sri Maha Periyava returned from his bath in the river. He began to run a high fever. His body seemed to be blazing a high temperature. The doctor came and had a look. “Some milk must be taken and then the tablet”, he said.
It was Ekadashi day, a day of absolute fasting. Not even a drop of water would be taken, what to say of milk?
“Neither milk nor tablet is necessary,” said Periyava firmly.
The Manager came and literally pleaded with Sri Maha Periyava. He argued, “One does not have to fast when one suffers from fever. This is after all medicine. Not food.” The last argument was the strong point in his case.
Periyava told the attendant who was near Him a in a low, quivering voice, “What the doctor prescribed was medicine. I have given myself the supreme medicine, parama oushadam.”
The Manager did not understand. Periyava himself explained to clarify the matter. “It is said that fasting is the most supreme medicine.”
The next morning before dawn, Periyava got up as usual, bathed in cold water and followed it with anushtana and pooja as usual in His own perfect manner.
The fever vanished as rapidly as it had come on.
A thousand and eight instances can be quoted to show that Sri Maha Periyava’s body functioned according to His will.
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