Cherished Memoirs 66 – Know Faith, No Fate! – Part 2

This series chronicles interesting experiences recounted by the devotees of HH Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji. These articles are translations from the series, “Madhuramaana Mahaneeyar” that is published every month in Madhuramurali Tamil monthly magazine.  The original article was written by Dr. Bhagyanathanji, Personal Secretary of Sri Swamiji.

Know Faith, No Fate! – Part 2

Mr.Angappan  a devotee, who chants Naama (Mahamantra) regularly at Sivakasi Namadwaar who also has the habit of carrying the picture of Sri Premikavaradan and Sri Swamiji along with him.  Once Mr.Angappan had to go to Coimbatore for official purpose and he stayed in a room with six other people. During this visit, a friend of Mr.Angappan also joined him in Coimbatore and stayed in the same room for 2 days. As his friend had a brand new laptop he placed it along with Mr.Angappan’s laptop in laters bag and went to bed. Next morning  Mr.Angappan’s friend got up and was looking for his laptop, but he couldn’t find his laptop in the bag, only Mr.Angappan’s laptop was there, by this time rest of the room-mates had already gone out, so it was not possible to enquire about the laptop with anyone else.  Mr.Angappan’s friend was getting anxious as he lost his favorite brand new laptop. He even started doubting Mr.Angappan, the situation was getting tense and police were involved in the case.  Mr.Angappan was going through a tough time, how will it feel to be accused of a crime that one didn’t commit? Especially by one’s own friend. Mr.Angappan had an internal turmoil, he couldn’t even share his feelings with anybody and was bottling all his emotions inside.  At the worst moments of his life, with the fear of facing wrongful accusations for a crime that he did not even think of committing Mr.Angappan  lost his peace of mind.  At a time like this, Mr.Angappan  was constantly chanting Naama and praying to Guruji non-stop. Police conducted investigations for 2 days and when they searched Mr.Angappan’s bag they saw Sri Premikavaradan and Sri Swamiji’s pictures from then on their outlook on Mr.Angappan started changing and they were less doubtful than before. Mr.Angappan was not able to understand how suddenly the police had changed their outlook. Eventually, the investigation was over and Mr. Angappan regained his peace of mind.

With the divine grace of Gurunathar ( Sri Swamiji) even mountain like sorrow caused by wrongful accusations disappeared magically like dew drops and bestowed peace of mind to  Mr.Angappan. Only the blessed ones that have experienced the grace of Gurunathar can understand the warmth of the protective embrace of our beloved Guruji.

Dr. Bhagyanathan, personal secretary to His Holiness Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji
Originally published in MadhuraMurali Tamil monthly magazine, Dec 2015 issue.
Translated by Viji Ramakrishnan, Dallas TX

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