Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae
SAINT LINGAPPA APPEARED AND SAID THAT HE WAS HUNGRY
Veeramma, a rich lady used to bring food for the Swamiji. There was one Swami at Veerapura known as Kokkarachedu Lingappa. He would ask for food when he needed and eat if offered. But he was not particular. He would go away after eating or in the middle of the meal saying that the Swami was satisfied. The street urchins used to throw stones at him. Once he bled profusely from his head, but he did not feel the pangs of pain. Veeramma on one occasion had just stepped out of her house carrying food for Sri Yerriswamy. Then Lingappa appeared and said he was hungry. But how could she give the food meant for Yerrithatha? Veeramma went back for getting food for Lingappa. Lingappa, knowing this because he was a “Yogi” and said to her that the Swami’s stomach was full.
Veeramma then left for Chellagurgi in the same breath. When she arrived, the Swamiji was fast asleep. It surprised her, as he would always wake up to receive the food. She waited in vain for the Swamiji to get up. How could he take the food, which she did not offer, to the other yogi, Lingappa, when he wanted it? It is only great people, the highly evolved souls that understand each other.