Embodiment of Divinity


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Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara – How many of us have the mind set or maturity level of this great Gurkha? Many Jaya Jaya Sankara to Shri Ramesh for the share. Ram Ram

Experiences with Maha Periyava: An embodiment of divinity

A Gurkha came for darshan, his face reflecting the heaviness of his heart.

“Ask him what the matter is”, said Maha Periyava to the attendant.

The Gurkha said, “I have known only difficulties since I was born. But by some good fortune, I have come to Periyava who is the embodiment of divinity. I must be blessed that I am never born again”.

Periyava did not say, “Aha! May it so happen! You shall never be born again!” Very softly he spoke to the man.

“I do not have the power to grant that kind of a boon. But I shall pray to Chandramouleeswara and Tripurasundari who I worship every day that your prayers be granted”.

The Gurkha felt that this was a fair enough reply. He was thrilled. He received the prasada and said as he left, “I have no more births. This is the declaration of the Lord”.

With his eyes sparkling in the brilliance of his wisdom, Periyava said, “After a long time, this was the only person who has made such a prayer!”

I remembered something I had heard. A scholar who was discoursing in the Ramayana once said, “Rama incarnated as a man. What gave him the courage to grant salvation to Jayatu? In spite of himself, his divinity manifested itself!”

The attendants who were with Sri Maha Periyava may not have understood that Periyava was none other than Lord Sankara himself, but the Gurkha did!

Narrated by Sri Matam Balu Mama
Source: Maha Periyaval Darisana Anubhavangal – Volume 1
Compiled by Jagadguru Sri Maha Periyava – Kanchi Paramacharya fb
Hara Hara Shankara Jaya Jaya Shankara



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  1. Periyava paatham saranam saranam saranam

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