A prediction

In 2013, 1 Tuesday, I chanted a whole day praising Rama's Feet. The next day morning I had a dream. In it I won an Oscar. I'll win 4 sure.

Posted by Ramesh Sadasivam on Sunday, 1 November 2015

The Ultimate Liberator!

For the seekers of knowledge
Can there be a knowledge?
better than
The Knowledge of The Divine, Shri Rama!

The one who liberated
Even the blades of grasses
And all the swarms of ants

Leaving none behind
That ever existed
In the Good City of Ayodhya

And placed them in
An exotic heaven
Created exclusively for them
By the Great Grandshire Brahma!

-Nammazhvaar


Ramayanam is Agriculture
Bhagavatham is Harvest
-Me


The twin-syllable, Rama
When a devotee exalts!
The Birth-Death cycle
It permanently halts

Goodness and Wealth
It everyday brings
Sin and poverty
It cleanses and shrinks

-Kambar


Goodness Honesty Sweetness Simplicity
Gentleness Strength Humility Bravery
Valour Talent Prowess Success
Memory Trustworthiness Heroism Genuinity
Such adorable qualities and so much more
By chanting Rama's name you will score!

-Me

My Lord's Story: Goodness Incarnate

Ramayanam in English poetry.

The Supreme Lord of the Universe was once born on this earth as a Human Being, faced challenges and had His share of pain and pleasure going through both good and bad times like any of us. Like any of us He too, took His turn in laughter and cry.

This humility of The Lord, that makes Him come down to earth and share with us our difficulties to show us a way to handle them is what I admire in Him. This quality of Him, makes me surrender to Him unconditionally and makes me want to sing His Glory on and on and on.

My Lord's Story is an out pour of my devotion that seeps out in gratitude for the pains He took to be a lighthouse for us, to cross the ocean of Samsara.

Links to all the posts have been provided in an order on the right side column.


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY


Today is the birthday of Maestro Ilayaraja.

I've had the golden opportunity of seeing him twice. Once when he came to Music Academy in Mylapore to release his entrancing Thiruvasagam. The second time was when he released a book on Mahathma Gandhi in Landmark, Nungambakkam, Chennai. Being in his presence by itself is a beatifying experience.

He is my favourite. His play with music is awe-inspiring and his voice is mesmerising and has no second to compare with. I've always found solace in his voice.

I was then working with Tata Aig Life insurance as an insurance advisor. Life was tough as I had to roam about all around the city in the hot sun and the income wasn't worth all the trouble. I was also staying alone in a small room in chennai. So I had to wake up in the morning get things done, go about my work and come back home with nobody to recieve me. I felt very lonely. Once I was lying on my mat thinking about this. Maestro Ilayaraja's voice came from one of the radios in my neighbourhood.

"ஆலோலம்பாடி அசைந்தாடும் காற்றே
அதைக்கேட்டு தூங்கும் ஆவாரம்பூவே
தனியானால் என்ன? துணை இங்கே...
நான் பாடும் பாட்டுண்டு...."

"Singing a song the wind dances
Listening to it a flower sleeps
What if you are left alone
My song is here for you
To give you company"

It was so soothing. Tears started to flow down my eyes. It was like someone hugging me and caressing me with love. It was a spiritual experience. All the tiredness and loneliness in me got wiped off. That's what every devotee expects when he enters his place of worship, isn't it?

I don't think a thousand Oscars can equal the few drops of tears his music brought in me. I don't think he is going to win a better award than my heart, which he won by soothing it. And, he has won millions of such hearts around the world.

Happy Birthday Maestro!

Incidentally, today is the B'day of a girl I loved in the past.

To listen to a song sung by Maestro, Click here.

14 comments:

manivannan said...

WOW! I'm taken by surprise anna! Firstly, thank you for writing this wonderful post, and wishing my Raja!

I'm so touched reading this. I wish and pray that your love blossoms again. We never know the ways of life. So, be happily in love :-) Rest God will take care!

And, I too join with you and wish HAPPY BIRTHDAY to both of them.

May they live long and be blessed!

manivannan said...

One more thing 'na. Even a poet, Na. Muthukumar, I think, had had the same experience listening to that soulful song! I read in Vikatan.

And, you're right. No Oscars can equal the tears and joy he has brought in us.

Long live Raja!

Resonator said...

Hi Ramesh..How r u..its been a long time to see your post here..

ya, thats y he is rightly called Maestro..

Good to see you back!

Happy Blogging

KParthasarathi said...

It is a touching piece about Ilayaraja.He has been an influence in the Tamil world that is
non pareil.His music has a home grown beauty about it that goes straight to the heart.
My best wishes to you

venus66 said...

Happy Birthday to Maestro Ilayaraja.
Hmm...2nd June....my 16th.wedding anniversary.:)
Love will blossom again. Leave it to God.God Bless.

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

#Manivannan

Hi mani, Thanks.

#Resonator

Hi Prema, I just wanted to take a small break from blogging. :) I don't know if it's over.

#K.Parthasarathy

Hello Sir, Thanks. Yeah, His music goes straight to the heart.

#Venus

Belated Anniversary wishes to you.

Yeah, I left it to God long back. But I think some things are not possible even by him.

venus66 said...

Hi Shri, everything happened for some reasons, rite and only HE knows.

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

:) May be...

Parv Kaushik said...

hey man long time! whr hav u been?? busy i guess! it was a nice one! ladies come ladies go... we cannot force ppl to stay with us... we hav to move on the way God has planned the life for us!!

keep blogging!

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Hi Parv,

Thanks for those words friend. I was just engaged with little work and more thoughts.. so had to take a break from blogging...Sure I will be back soon...

Ladies come ladies go...
But some leave a mark behind...
which you never want to erase...:)

Anyhow.. I get your point...
And yes I am looking forward for a happy married life... :)

Vishwanath Seshadri said...

Wonderful story.. I can completely relate to this as I have also experienced tremendous loneliness while working for a brief period in Oman..

Cheers

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Thank you Vish. :)

கவிநயா said...

Hi Ramesh! I was wondering there for a moment if it is the same Ramesh :) Thanks for the touching post. Happy Birthday to the Maestro and best wishes to you!

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

:)