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.


Monday, December 10, 2012

The Fragrant Petal



Mother is the fragrant petal that emanates pleasantness even while you crush it.- Anonymous. 

I have a friend. An old lady. A brahmin widow. I met her in a park in my vicinity. She is the talkative kind. She would rant about her problems on and on and on. I would listen to her hoping she would feel better.

Though I did nothing much for her, one day she blessed me. She said, "You must become very rich after you finish your Ramayanam! You must get Rs. 50,000 for the book." She is a poor woman. For her, that money is a huge amount. She was blessing me with all her might. And she could only make it that big. It was both funny and overwhelming for me. And then she continued, "And after that, very soon, you must get married. You must get a nice girl, who respects your parents and takes care of your family well." I was moved. I knew she was going through a rough patch in her life. Though in pain, she had a heart to bless me. That was overwhelming.

Her life changed from bad to worse all on a sudden. Her daughter, a divorcee, started to beat her thoroughly and wouldn't let her into the house. So this lady, who had a mother too, had to roam around in the park and other areas during the day with a much older woman. And in the nights she had to take shelter in some phenyl factory vehicle sheds. This continued for about a week on a daily basis. When I saw the lady's swollen forehead, bleeding nose and the wounds on her ear and nose due to the pulling off of ornaments, I was worried, sad and angry. I thought of doing something for her, like making a complaint in the police station, or perhaps having a word with her daughter. But then because my intuition told me to keep quiet, I postponed my idea of intervening and just refrained myself in being a moral support for her.

And then somehow, the beating ended and my friend, this lady, was back to normal. Though she still has her financial struggles, her physical suffering had ended. 

Today, I met her after long. She said, "My daughter is suffering!" Her daughter has got some severe illness. I do not remember the details. But I understand it is very severe. I smiled and said, "Did she not beat you?!!"

The lady's face fell. She couldn't tolerate someone justifying her daughter's suffering. "When there is a fight I may talk like I hate her. I may say I want to leave her forever and go away. But If I really go away, who will take care of her? To whom will I go? She is my daughter. When she is suffering, I am feeling so difficult."

My sun sign is Aries. I hate to accept, someone can do something better than me. Yet, I realise and accept that I cannot love my mother as much as she loves me. And also, I realise, tomorrow, my love for my children will never be a match to my wife's love for them. As far as I have seen, if there is one thing women are best at, it is in being a mother. Like Maestro Ilayaraja says, "There is no such thing called bad mother!" 

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