Om SathGuru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae
MAHAAN SRI SESHADRI SWAMIGAL OF THIRUVANNAMALAI
“I WILL SHOW YOU SOME FUN, COME HERE…”
Shri Venkatachalam and his wife Subbhalakshmi Ammal were earnest devotees of Swami. Quite often Swami used to visit them, take food in their house and talk to them in a jolly fashion. In the backyard of their house there were two poovarasu (Potia) trees and two drumstick trees. It was a new moon day. Swami dropped in at 4 p.m. and said, “Subbhalakshmi, come here, I will show you some fun.” When she asked what He was going to show, Swami looked into the sky through the open verandah and raised His hands calling out, “Come! Come!” Immediately one crow came, then another crow flew in, then five, ten, hundred crows flew in, likewise a number of other species of birds like pigeons, parrots, various types of sparrows, all flew in.
They all crowded the whole place including the neighbouring house, sitting on the ground, on the roof, on the trees etc; and started making noise and jumping here and there and playing. Swami was in the midst of the birds and played with them. Subbhalakshmj was watching the fun with curiosity. Then Swami took a strand from his shoulder cloth and blew it. Immediately all the birds departed.
“One turns away from the Guru who is near at hand and seeks to meditate on the Divine which is difficult of attainment, may be linked to one who throws away the treasure he already has and goes in search of a hidden treasure.”
– Sesha Mahaan