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Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

SATHGURU SRI RAJALINGA SWAMIGAL of THIRUVANNAMALAI

SWAMIGAL’S LOVE AND GRACE ON HIS ARDENT DEVOTEE


Shri. Velu, residing in Thiruvannamalai, had known Guruji for the past 6 months. In this short span of time, Shri. Velu’s love for his Swami was so firmly and deeply established, that his relationship and Divine experiences with Swamigal, leave a profound impact on all of us. It brings great rejoicing to all our hearts…

A few months back, when Shri. Velu had visited Swamigal, His Holiness had asked Shri. Velu to sit with Him, and chant Mahaan’s Moola Manthram. After a while when Shri. Velu had been chanting the manthram, the beads of the japa-mala in his hand started to quickly run across his fingers on their own!

It later happened in his own home too, when he was once chanting Mahaan’s manthram…


Recently, in the past month at the time when Guruji was taken ill, Shri. Velu, with his family, had once visited Swami. Guruji, during His illness, had bouts of severe coughing, and was severely short of breath, and barely able to converse. When Shri. Velu was with His Holiness, His cough completely stopped, and Guruji was able to talk to him and his family, for nearly an hour!

Guruji had told him that Velu’s presence made him feel happier and He felt His condition in a better state!

Shri.Velu was Mahaan personified, to have kept our Beloved Guruji in good cheer, during His sickness and ordeal!

Such Devotion and Such Divinity!

Shri. Velu felt the fragrance of Sambrani (Frankincense), all the while, in Guruji and Mahaan’s Presence.

In the days following Swamigal’s Samaadhi, Shri. Velu had been regularly visiting Guruji’s bereaved family, and Swami’s Samaadhi. He was blessed with Swami’s Darshan in the form of a beautiful butterfly, on several occasions.

With such verve, confidence, and sheer joy, he informed us yesterday, that whenever he closes his eyes in prayer, thinking of Guruji, he is blessed with a heart-warming Darshan of His Holiness, in the form of a butterfly, wherever he goes!

He is so inspired by Swami’s showering all His Love and Grace, that he refuses to allow any depressing thought to overcome him.

Blessed is he, who served our Swami, during His last days on earth!

His faith in Guruji shall ever remain an inspiration to all of us….

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Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae


  • In order to realize God a devotee should relate to God in a certain way – one should regard Him as either a friend, a parent, husband or a child.
  • You find no difficulty in driving a nail into a mud wall. But its points break if you try to drive it against a stone wall and still it will not pierce it. There are people whose spiritual consciousness is not at all awakened even though they hear about God a thousand times. They are like a crocodile, on whose hide you cannot make any impression with a sword.
  • What good is there in reading a whole lot of scriptures? What good is there in the study of philosophy? What is the use of talking big?
  • In order to learn archery one should first aim at a banana tree, then at a reed, then at a wick, and last at a flying bird.
  • At the beginning one should concentrate on God with form.
  • The harmful effect of the study of the scriptures is that it encourages reasoning and arguing. If you repeat the Gita ten times it is reversed into ‘tagi’, which indicates renunciation.
  • The way to realize God is through discrimination, renunciation, and yearning for Him.
  • What kind of yearning? One should yearn for God as the cow, with yearning heart, runs after its calf. One can attain spiritual consciousness through both affirmation and negation. There is the positive path of love and devotion, and there is the negative path of knowledge and discrimination.

    When you preach the path of knowledge (addressing a pundit), it creates a very difficult situation: the guru and the disciple do not see each other!

  • Sukadeva went to Janaka for instruction about the knowledge of Brahman (Para-Brahma – the Lord of Universe). Janaka said to him: “You must pay me the Guru’s fee in advance. When you attain the knowledge of Brahman you won’t pay me the fee, because the knower of Brahman sees no difference between the Guru and the disciple.”
  • Both negation and affirmation are ways to realize one and the same goal. Infinite are the opinions and infinite are the ways. But you must remember one thing:
      • The injunction is that the path of devotion described by Narada is best suited to the Kaliyuga. According to this path, first comes bhakthi: then bhava, when bhakthi is mature. Higher than bhava, are mahabhava and prema.

      • He who has achieved these has realized the goal that is to say, have attained God.
  • While preaching (addressing the pundit), eliminate the ‘head and tail’, that is to say, emphasize only the essentials.
  • Immerse yourself for evermore, O mind, In Him who is pure knowledge and Pure Bliss.”
  • Live in the world like an ant. The world contains a mixture of truth and untruth, sugar and sand. Be an ant and take the sugar. Live in the world like a mudfish. The fish lives in the mud, but its skin is always bright and shiny.
  • The world is indeed a mixture of truth and make-believe. Discard the make-believe and take the truth.
  • Dedicate every action to the Lord and there will be no place for ego. That is the quickest way for the ego to subside.
  • Energy arises from surrender to God. God is positive. Man is negative. If contact is made, the divine current flows from positive to negative (the Indian tradition of touching a divine person).

THE ROSE IS BEAUTIFUL, FRAGRANT AND VERY SOFT TO TOUCH. EVERY ONE IS FOND OF A ROSE BECAUSE OF THE QUALITIES IT POSSESSES. BUT THE ROSE ITSELF IS SURROUNDED BY THORNS.

EVEN AS ONE PLUCKS THE ROSE BY CAREFULLY REMOVING THE THORNS, ONE MUST LEARN TO MEET THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF THE EARTHLY EXISTENCE WITH PATIENCE, AND WORSHIP GOD WITH UNFLAGGING FAITH AND CONVICTION.

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Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

Disciple:

Is it possible for a person, even without faith, to awaken his own Kundalini through practice of Kundalini Yoga?

Master:

The Kundalini may awaken, but what will the person do if he is without faith? If he is without understanding, he won’t progress. He will stop half way. However, if the Guru’s Grace awakens the Kundalini, the grace itself will lead the Kundalini on the proper path; faith will come automatically, in due course.

Disciple:

Are there any dangerous in awakening the Kundalini?

Master:

Some people attempt to awakening the Kundalini forcibly through self- effort or by means of Hatha Yoga. In such cases anything can happen; one can even become mad. But when the Kundalini is awakened by the grace of the Guru, it rises spontaneously and transforms the human body, making it divine. Ultimately, it completes its journey and merges into God.

Disciple:

Can Kundalini be awakened accidentally?

Master:

Yes, but only if an ‘accident’ takes place between a Guru and a disciple. When a disciple who is full of devotion meets a Guru who is saturated with Shakthi (Sheathe), the Kundalini is awakened immediately.

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Om Sathguru Shri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

Sayings of Avathar Meher Baba

  • The beginning of real love is obedience, and the highest aspect of this love which surpasses that of love itself is the aspect which culminates into the perfect obedience or supreme resignation to the will and wish of the Beloved. In this love are embodied all yogas known to saints and seekers.

  • To those whose hearts are pure and simple, true love comes as a gift through the activating grace of a Perfect Master, and this Divine Love will perform the supreme miracle of bringing God into the hearts of men.

  • It is said the Perfect Master appears when one is ready. But how can one be ready for Perfection, and all its ways? Therefore Perfection, in the guise of the Master, must come down to the level of our imperfection, and help us to be the true disciple. That is why at times, the Master often plays the role of the disciple. He shows, not tells, us how to behave, – especially in relation to him.

  • Thus it is that God (Lord of Universe) as man, proclaiming Himself as the Avathar, suffers Himself to be prosecuted and tortured, to be humiliated and condemned by humanity for whose sake His Infinite Love has made him stoop so low, in order that humanity, by its very act God’s manifestation in the form of Avathar should, however, indirectly, assert the existence of God in His Infinite Eternal state.

  • This Eternal One and the Same Avathar repeats His manifestation from time to time, in different cycles, adopting different human forms and different names, in different places, to reveal Truth in different garbs and different languages, in order to raise humanity from the pit of ignorance and help free it from the bondage of delusions.

  • God’s Imagination begets Universal Mind, Universal Energy, and Universal Body in which are contained the individual Minds, individual energies and individual bodies of every thing and being in Creation.

  • The masses who try to attain the Truth by following rites and rituals are, as it were, in the goods train which is detained indefinitely at various stations.

  • Those who sincerely and devotedly meditate on God or dedicate their lives to the service of humanity are, as it were in the ordinary train which stops at every station according to the time-table.

  • But those who seek the company of the Truth-Realized Master and carry out HIS orders in full surrender and faith are, as it were in a special train, which will take them to the goal in the shortest possible time, without halts at intermediate stations.

  • God’s TRUTH can’t be ignored. Because men do ignore it, a tremendous adverse reaction is produced and the world finds itself in a cauldron of suffering through hate and conflicting ideologies. Ultimately, when the tide of suffering is at its flood, GOD manifests anew in human form (Avathar) to guide mankind to the destruction of its self created evil and re-establish it on the way to TRUTH.

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