Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara Hara Sankara – Sri Maha Periyava is Saakshath Dharma Swaroopam as seen in this great incident. We have million other incidents where Periyava does not given an inch to adharma. Let’s pray to Periyava that he guides us in the path of dharma and not go astray. Thanks to Shri Shyam for the share. Ram Ram
Experiences with Maha Periyava: On the Path of Righteousness
Sri Maha Periyava was camping at Kalavai. One morning an advocate from Thanjavur came for darshan by car. There was a lot of fanfare. His wife wore the saree in the traditional manner, the sons, dhoti and upper cloth, the gentleman himself a dhoti in a traditional manner, upper cloth and a gem studded gold chain around his neck.
He held a large plate on which were fruits, flowers, sugar candy, grapes, cashew nuts, honey and with all these, money, packed inside a cover. They placed the plate in front of Sri Maha Periyava and prostrated to Him. Periyava gently probed the plate with His eyes.
“What cover is that?”
“Just a little… money…”
“By little do you mean ten or fifteen rupees?”
The lawyer’s ego was probably hurt. He was known to be the best criminal lawyer in his district. “Why did Periyava estimate of him so low?”
With an excessive display of humility, he said in a honeyed voice, “Fifteen thousand rupees”.
Periyava was silent for a while and then asked, “How did you come here?”
“We came by car”.
“Put away this cover safely in the car. The fruits and flowers will do”.
The advocate was shaken. He carried out Periyava’s instructions. Periyava conversed with him in a peaceful manner for a long time and then sent him away with prasada. The sound of the car leaving was heard. Did not Periyaval know that the attendants were disappointed because Periyaval refused fifteen thousand rupees?
“He argued a false case and won it. The fifteen thousand rupees he offered was a portion of the money he got for that. It was tainted money. That is why I refused it”. The attendants understood and accepted.
There were times when Sri Matham went through dire circumstances. The Manager would be worried. Even then Periyava never accepted money anxiously, disregarding righteousness.
“A tiny drop of salt is enough to curdle a pot of milk. If dharma is slackened for the sake of one man, it will become a habit,” He would say.
Narrated by: Sri Matham Balu Mama
Source: Maha Periyaval Darisana Anubhavangal
Categories: Devotee Experiences