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.


Sunday, November 22, 2009

A Wonder!

A wonder happened last Sunday. One more time, it made me realise that every single day of my life is planned by the Supreme Lord Himself. I felt blessed and more relaxed after that.

So... What is the wonder?

I read a novel, Thangachurul (Golden Foil), by the ace Tamil writer Balakumaran. Every single day numerous novels are being read by numerous people through out the world in different languages. What is so wonderful about reading a novel? Before sharing that with you, let me give you a gist of the novel.

The story starts in a marriage scene. Sivagami and Kanagasabapathy get married among many friends, relatives and well wishers. Among the many who come to wish them good luck, there also comes a problem creator. She whispers into the ears of Sivagami that Kanagasabapathy is a womaniser and walks away. Sivagami is shocked and her face falls.

Kanagasabapathy asks his bride why her face has lost its gleam. Sivagami hesitantly tells him what that 'well-wisher' whispered into her ears. Kanagasabapathy and his parents explain to her that the particular woman wanted him to marry her daughter. His family had refused as the woman had a negative reputation in the society. At this instance Kanagasabapathy says, "I've always liked to live like Lord Rama. Marry a woman and ever remain sincere to her by deed, word and even by thought. Trust me."

This brought a smile in my face. 'Ha... Lord Rama!'

The story moves on. Kanagasapabathy works for the Indian railways. Painting is his hobby. He gets an order to paint a sign board for a wine shop. He paints, as per the clients requirement, a woman dressed carelessly. People appreciate. He gets a lot of orders. Kanagasapabathy gets scared within. He gets afraid that he'll end up drawing woman paintings that will invoke lust in many teenagers and youngsters. He refuses to accept orders. He informs his clients that if at all he does sign boards he will do the picture of Mahathma Gandhi without any charges. No orders come his way. He takes up Tanjore paintings, drawing Gods and Godesses, not bothering about the orders but as an act of deriving some self-satisfaction. But people do come and buy them.

One day he starts to draw a picture of Coronation of Lord Rama. I am delighted again. (ha... Lord Rama) He draws this picture for more than a year. A big one. Like the one you see in the picture. Also he draws a crowd of people watching the coronation. In that crowd he draws himself, his wife, his parents and in-laws. He prays to Lord Rama that this picture should be bought buy a good person and that the life of that person must change for good after this picture goes to their home.

One day a jeweller comes to his house. On seeing the picture, the jeweller is unable to take his eye off the painting. The jeweller says, "Give me this painting. I can give fifteen thousand bucks. Not more than that." Kanagasabapathy's family is more than happy. They had in mind only three thousand bucks.

After a year the jeweller comes back to them and says, "After your Rama came to my house, all my debts have been paid off. Now I am making a huge profit in my business." Kanagasabapathy is happy.

Life moves on. He gets orders from and through his friends to draw more of Coronation of Lord Rama pictures and also other God's and Goddesses. Fifteen years roll by. The jeweller comes back to him.

"I am building a three star hotel. I want to have a grand picture of Lord Rama's coronation at the entrance. It must be a real grand one. It must be like Lord Rama sitting in an open auditorium. Lord Rama's kith and kin and the citizens must be inside the auditorium. Domestic and wild creatures must watch it from outside the auditorium."

The project kicks off. Kanagasabapathy takes leave from his office and does it full time. The role played by his wife in supporting him brought tears in my eyes. She goes to the hotel touches the wall and prays that the project must be a grand success. She promises to herself that she would not invite him for any physical relationship until he finishes the project. She chants the name of Lord Rama while cooking, washing and while doing all her house hold chores for the successful completion of the project.

He finishes the project in one year. His painting becomes famous through out India. The trustees of Thirupathi Balaji temple approach him to draw a painting of Balaji. He takes up that project and finishes it. He comes back and informs everybody that he would not draw any other picture other than that of Lord Rama. He says, "I don't get the same satisfaction that I get when I draw the picture of Lord Rama." He continues to draw pictures of Lord Rama's coronation and retires after drawing more than a thousand pictures of Lord Rama.

This novel by itself is a wonderful one. It made me choke many times without any reason. What is more wonderful than that is that I read it!

In June 2006 I read 'Prince of Ayodhya' by Ashok K. Banker. After that I read so many other versions of Ramayana but never any other book, story, novel or magazine in the past three years. Not even Bhagavath Gita. Last Sunday without any proper reason I decided to read this novel. And, Lord Rama is the spirit in this novel. It is about a painter drawing pictures of Lord Rama. It is about his wife supporting him by chanting Lord Rama's name! And at the end he decides not to draw any other picture, not even of Gods, other than Lord Rama's Coronation!

Isn't that wonderful? Isn't it proof that I am with Him and He is with me? I really cannot express my joy when I think of this. He has come in my dreams so many times. But this incident stands tall and beautiful among all my spiritual experiences. There is a subtle message in this novel and in me reading it.

"There is no more travel after reaching Lord Rama!"

25 comments:

venus66 said...

Hi Shri,you have expressed very well.
Lord Rama is always with you, in you and in whatever you do.Thank you for sharing.

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Hi Mary, Thank you so much. :)

staceyjwarner said...

Shri,

What a wonderful mystical experience. Lord Rama was coming through to you in a most profound way...how wonderful...and you wrote beautifully.

much love

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Dear Stacey,

:) Thank you very much. Yeah, Lord Rama does come to us in profound and subtle ways.

Anya said...

Very touching words :-)

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

:) Thanks Anya!

Vishwanath Seshadri said...

Beautiful Story and picture... Thanks for sharing !!

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Hi Vish, Welcome! It's my pleasure. Thanks for the read and comments. :)

kanagu said...

Lord will be always with you anna.. for your good thoughts.. :)

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Thanks Kanagu. :)

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

You wrote that wonderfully, Shri,
Love your touching post and pic.
Thans for your lovely comments.
:)

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Hi Betty,
Welcome back. Thanks for the read and comment.

Welcome. It's my pleasure. :)

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Hi Shri, thanks for passing by. Have a nice day!

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Welcome Betty, :)

Cyrus Rumi said...

Greatly moved by this post...thank you so, so, much for sharing this with us all, brother...May Lord Rama be with, till the end of time, and beyond...Amen!:)

Namaste to you:)

Cyrus

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Hi Brother,
Thank you very much for your wishes.

Namaste! :)

venus66 said...

Hi shri, update please!:)

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Hello Venus,
Yeah I will update soon. :)

venus66 said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Sneha said...

You really expressed very well.
beautiful story and picture.

Thanks for sharing.

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Thanks Sneha. :)

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Thank you very much Reus. :)