By Arunachalathan, Yarlppanam, Sri Lanka
“God’s ways are mysterious and are some times incredibly destructive and wasteful.”
“All will crumble, broken, shattered, people will die like flies and corpses will lie on all streets, everywhere. All will be burnt. Destruction every where. Small bottle (kuppi) lamps will flicker miles apart, one from the other. All will run from here, deserting this nice place of Nalluran”.
Shouted, a man of seventy, from a low, small coconut palm leaf (kadjan) roofed hut, from the remote corner of Jaffna town in the years of late 1950’s. Who is this man, shouting, when everything was going fine, peaceful, contended, and perfectly calm.
He is the disciple of Mad Chellappa (Swami). All walks of people, all over the country and from outside, come to him, with various objectives of their desires. His way of welcoming the visitor is very puzzling to everyone, the visitor, as well as spectators. He will welcome the visitor with sweet nectar gaze, and words, instantaneously change to utter filth, roar like lion, frightening mood of aggressive temperament, telling the most guarded secrets of the visitor, his personality, his intention, ways of peculiar nature. Good in ego smashing which others will not ever do that in public to anyone.
In some moods he will sing, and permit others to sing, stop instantaneously the music of very good exponents singing and chase them away. Men of position and power, were scared to enter the hut of this man, enter with folded hands and pounding heart. He will speak high philosophy. Solves problems by counseling, beg from others to solve others poverty, men in high plane of spirituality and meditation will go to him to resolve obstacles in their pursuit. In some moods he will be speechless for hours, highly, indrawn / withdrawn.
The futuristic prediction comes from this man of time surpassed wisdom, yet he is neither sooth sayer nor an astrologer. He interferes with karmic knots of his devotees and spiritual seekers to remove the obstacles for their progress. He also destroys asuric nature of persons and makes them lambs. – That is Yoga swami of Jaffna, Himalayas of Himalayan mountain.
He only predicted all what is happening for the last twenty five years, in nineteen fifties, about the affairs of the Tamil’s future in this blessed land, and all, nay the whole world is witnessing, wonder struck. Even the great English poet Shelly or the great dramatist Shakespeare will find difficult to understand and sing document or write a play. Words are inadequate to translate the misery into words.
Swami Vivekananda came to Colombo from America, after storming at Chicago, and reached Jaffna, before he set foot at Rameswaram. There was a public reception at Jaffna Hindu College, Jaffna. Swami was standing on the platform of the coach which was pulled by youngsters and children of Jaffna to the venue of the reception hall, along the route. Swamiji was on the podium of the packed hall, and sea of heads standing outside who couldn’t enter.
“TIME IS SHORT, SUBJECT IS LARGE”, roared the Vedic lion, manifestation of all, timeless wisdom and heritage, of India. The roar stunned so many, amongst them were this tiny brat, budding boy Yogan, who was one amongst many who pulled the coach.
This roaring, Mantra, Time is short, Subject is large, was echoing and reechoing like a sound, emanating from a C.D, or a Cassette repeatedly for years to come in the life of Yoga Swami, till his last, which he often repeats to all, and enjoys and relish this, re enacting, the pose and posture of standing, thunder voice of Swami Vivekananda, which was enjoyed by some of the fortunate devotees, who had the blessed fortune. This was the initiation and mantra deeksha to Yogan to transform him to Yoga Swami, the cub, who started roaring exactly like Swami Vivekananda, echoing and reechoing all over the world and manifesting by numerous ways.
Why such a tiny small place of culture and spirituality, unknown dot of the of the globe, had become a subject of discussion at every place, high and low, educated and ignorant, rich and poor, theist and atheist, feared and admired. Churning the minds of all sorts of people, raking their heads and doing various actions, befitting their mental and karmic equations, to bring back a situation, what they think is right and justified, and reverse what is prevailing at present, situation of death, destruction, retrogradation of all progress the world is experiencing and witnessing, culture, values, real, imagined, absolute and relative.
What is divine guidance and play in this episode? Is there any experience of divine manifestation, experiences amongst population of North and East of Sri Lanka, and particularly of the people of Jaffna who had the fortune of being hallowed by so many sadhus and saints? How does the people (spiritual/religious) view / accept or reject, feel about the situation.
Is this a subject like the Ithikas of Ramayana and Maha Baratha or Chilappathikaram or combination of all, to come out altogether and be a different model, where the play of divine will is unfathomable, ungraspable and unexplainable to anyone till the full play unfolds, to small minds who could not or cannot conceive or perceive.
But pure minds or mindless sages like Yoga Swami could perceive in 1950’s of events, to come in 1980’s to 2007 and beyond. All that is happening now would have reflected in his mental or supra mental mirror, which he voiced to some of his devotees. It is a great ray of hope. He had also told that the things to unfold after this present episode is over, and had emphatically told that, many great things to happen and glorious future to unfold, which will be admired by everyone world over.
Countless stories are told by men and women who are adherents of religious practices and what spiritual personalities and practitioners have experienced and received instructions, from manifested forms or personalities of divinity or in dreams of events.
How this had happened. This is because, these advanced souls who are manifestations of pure satwick minds and beyond minds and personality, the divine will, divine command manifest, reflect in their, mental, supra mental screen. Which, out of compassion revealed, to pure souls, to forewarn, to reduce the force of impact and suffering, on the devotees and good souls.
What to take place of will happen. This is Karmic law. Karma (Pirarabtha Karma) will exhaust only after experiencing the effects of it. Experiences of divine interventions to avoid big calamities, deflected certain occurrences, which would have created unprecedented events, are in the vogue of pious Hindu people of north and east of Sri Lanka.
How are these spiritual / religious people comprehend the events and happenings.
World had witnessed, lots of similar incidence of destruction and reconstruction, changes in manifestation, philosophy methodology of human behavior due to power games. Changes from the existing order to a new order, new methodology, new technology had caused tremendous vibrations, and upheavals etc. This was very evident from, the two world wars and localized wars that occurred in every country and nation states.
Swami Yogananda Paramahamsa had documented his anguish during the first world war for the destruction happened, for which Maha Maya revealed to him, the wider plan / her Leela in the world war I. His agitation and anguish of the mind had calmed down, only after he had the dharshan of Maha Maya and revelation of her will and plan, of her macro cosmic vision, target and game plan. He understood and accepted her will and quietened down and regained his composure.
Like wise, the game plan of Maha Kali is terrible to experience. Death, destruction, poverty, malnutrition, hunger, indignity, greed, arrogance ignorance, vices of all sorts, all asuric nature manifest and dance.
The wise, righteous, honest punniya athmas adhere to values virtues, accept all happenings as leela of divine will and pray to Lord Almighty to give the strength to bear with all misery and guide, at times of difficulty which they are getting from the Ista Devata.
The ordinary people are mentally frozen and paralyzed and had become deaf, dumb and blind, reduced to animalistic existence, irrespective of their geographic location. They use these faculties to perform the physiological functions only.
Lord Murugan (Kartigeyan) is the presiding deity of Hindus of Sri Lanka, be it Lord of Kathirkamam of south, or at Nallur in the Jaffna of North, and all other temple deities of various other places, are the guardian deities of all people of Sri Lanka. During the difficult periods, many stories of experiences and guidance etc are being. told about the mercy, compassion, protection and other leela of miracles created, manifested, enacted to various devotees to protect them , are stories for families and friends circles, to be retold every time. Certain devotees had the vision of Wiswaroopa Dharshan of Nalluran prior to and during the time of mass exodus in 1995. Devotees with total surrender pray thus.
For those who chant
The Lord Murugan’s name
(Ohm Saravana Bhava – Manthira)
If fear appears, on the devotees face
Then his six faces will appear
If fierce conflict, the Vel (sphere) will appear
With “Do not fear” assurance
If you meditate on his feet once,
He will appear all times.
* At a time when lakhs of people run away from their dwelling places at Vaharai / Batticaloa, leaving every thing to keep lives and body intact, and find shelters in open spaces with no roof and only soil / land to sleep under trees, getting free bath by rain god.
* The divine hand of Swami Vivekananda through the monastic monks at Ramakrishna Mission and Punnya Athmas with or without the flag of R.K.M.
* Manifest Compassion in action and reach these children of god, is wonderful and incredible event / sight, in this world of greed and basal values, manifesting divinity, spirituality in action, in the site of Modern Kalinga.
* Living in reality, to the sprit, and letters and in action to the principles of Swami Vivekananda to the extent of depleting the entire reserve funds of several millions every month up to now.
* Lord Shiva begs with a bowl of skull. Mother Annapoorna feeds her children. It is with gratitude we record the leadership, solace,and compassion exhibited/provided by Swami Athmagananandaji, vice president, Ramakrishna Mission and his team of punniya Aathmas, for fifteen years, while in Sri Lanka, He,as Lord Shiva and Mother , Annapoorna, begged for the displaced and arranged for feeding them.
* This is compassion spirituality in action.
* Only persons of spiritual eyes will see, and ears of good samskara will hear. Others are deaf and blind. Devotees feel that there is a big lesson to the world like Ramayana and Maha Baratha or Chilappathikaram or combination of all is unfolding gradually, apart from the play (the Stage) the actor, and the spectators (Seer, Scene and object of Scene). The underlining truth, the manifestation of new order that is to appear will be a lesson not only for the enlightened but also for others to reflect, world over.
The great spiritual visionary poet of Thamil Nadu, India, is Maha Kavi Subramaniya Bharathy. His Spiritual ascetic Guru whom he had met at Pondichcheri is Arulampala Swamy of Point – Pedro, Jaffna. He praises his guru, in one of his prayer, as Lord Shiva, the Shankar who had come down in human form, manifested. Bharathy in his poem praises of his Guru’s origin, says that, Kuvalayathin Veliz poonra Yarlppanathan – “Hails from Yarlppanam , which is eye to the world”.
He praises the Yarlppanam as eye to the world. Does it mean that Yarlppanam as eye to the world of the future. Does it mean that Yarlppanam can see things that are not perceived or not seen by the world or worldly people? Does the athma of the Yarlppanam seeing and experiencing the theater of the future world unfolding. Are these manifestations of the part of the big drama enacted?
Every thing is Predestined – Munname Mudintha Kariyam. (T)
We do not Know – Naam Ariyom (T)
Nothing is Wrong – Oru Pollappum Illai. (T)
Who Knows – Yaar Arivaar.(T)
* Yoga swamy – often says
The prophesy of Yoga Swami and Barathy is the ray that holds the faith of the people in relation to the time tunnel.
Lead kindly light, Amidst encircling gloom, Lead thou me on. This is the prayer of Tamils / Hindus of Sri Lanka,. This is for reflection.
Let us pray to Maha Kali to reveal herself, and console us to tide over shocks of her terrific leela of the past and future yet to unfold. Prostrations to divine sparks, and manifestations existing and guiding, in this difficult times.
Nurture Compassion and Love
Have faith in you
Lead clean life
Seek refuge under the lotus feet
Think of Karma and Dharma
Do what the nobles do
Meditate, Meditate, Meditate – Arunachalathan