PATTERNS IN SPIRITUAL LIFE.
by Chennai based K.B.Gopalakrishnan
20th feb,2007 10:40 AM
When I read the life of nagamma, it
suddenly flashed to me that the enlighten process happens in stages
and phases. Most of the nagammaís biography seems to go through this
Most of the souls donít fit in with
the society. They are the people who like to speak the truth
,support what is dharma, cannot take lies and crookedness, easily
forgiving, and do not like to take revenge or carrying over enmity.
They donít know how to crook. So they lose money in business or have
failure in work. For example tukaram lost money so many times in
business and so is swami ramadas. Normal notion among the people is
to become successful first then make lot of money and only finally
think of god. The failures, trails and tribulations these souls face
in their work make them mover towards god. My teacher told in
succinct manner" if god exist then world does not exist. if the
world exist then god does not exist. U cannot have success in both
". People who have become guru without meditation normally speak in
Secondly human relationships by nature
are very painful. Many people have hope and long for perfect
relationship. This expectation is also shattered for these souls.
Take the case of tukaram, he lost his first wife and child in
famine. The great gampopa of kagyu lineage lost his wife in
epidemic. The j Krishnamurthy lost his brother whom he loved. Mata
amritanandamayi had lot of problems with her family.
Next thing is that death stares at
them in one way or another. For example when ramana maharishi heard
of some oneís death, he started having death like appearance and
sensation. Take the case of osho who was told by astrologer that he
can die with in 8 years. The great Buddha saw the death when he went
out of his palace.
Some will have incurable illness which
will get cured only by the intense faith in god. The great appar was
cured of his stomach pain by application of vibhuthi by his sister.
The great purshotamanda of vasiata guha was cured of his stomach
problems in the temples of guruvayur.
Love for god, sadhana, the friendship
of holy saintsí starts at a very early age in their life. This like
embers of fire was slowly stroked by time. These souls are normally
born in places where rishi have meditated or have a sacred temple.
When ever these souls put faith on money and people some kind of
tragedy happens to them. They feel intense pain. I have seen so many
sadhakas and good people who lose money in business, their savings
getting wiped out in one go and they are left with nothing. The more
they put faith on god; they can see their life comes into order.
plus their material needs is taken care by other people. When they
hear bhajan they start crying or they have intense desire to see
god. Normally relatives and friends hurt them so many times that
they long for peace and happiness.
The guru, the path and the method
appears for them clearly. They like to pray for a long time or long
to pray. For example if you see the life of nagaamma she prays for
guru who is like dakshinamoorthy and gets the vision also. Swami
ramdas gets his mantra from his father. All this happened for these
great souls when they are in the age of 36 Ė 30. This was the big
turning points in their life. The search for guru and path suddenly
stoped and the faith started rooting in their life.