Friday, February 29, 2008

NADHI MOOLAM RISHI MOOLAM......THE ORIGIN OF A RISHI ..ORIGIN OF A RIVER

THE END


Engum goshangal.....(Everybody is chanting )

Kannaji swamiji..Kannaji swamiji...Kannaji swamiji..Kannaji swamiji

Athu than ennudaya tharpodaya roobam ...(Its my current identity)

Manadhil ninaivalaigal..(procession of thoughts in my mind )

After slogging for 30 long years, got my two kids married off pretty early in life.Both settled in a distant foreign country..With my better half bidding me bye several years years back..the nomad in me surfaced..I wanted to travel, travel and travel..Resigned the job,gave off all the useful things to an orphanage..with that only few things connecting my past remained such as my degree certificate etc..I decided these were mere papers in my life and quickly disposed them off in the river and along with it my past..Turning back one last time at my single room HOUSE,which had seen a 30 year history of me and my family, I walked towards my destiny which was waiting patiently for me several hundred kilometers away..

With no clear cut plan I hopped between cities but just ensured that I covered most of the heritage places and the periniel rivers..The grandness of our country was overwhelming me often..nights invariably spent in Dharamsalas or in smaller villages in the temples..If the place was to my liking I used to enjoy staying for a longer time..Athithi Devo Bhava (Visitor is like God )pervaded everywhere and never had any problem for food or shelter.


Kaalam ,was an enchanting place of a size between a village and a small town.On the outskirts was a temple which hypnotised me to stay back.My beard had by then become long and flowing.It was in this temple the transformation occured..


One day , I was sitting in a corner and praying .When I opened my eyes,an elderly couple were sitting in front of me.They gently asked me if I belonged to south and what I was doing this far away from my hometown..I dont know why I said that but I said two things..My name is Karuppanna sami and Kanna moochi aadaren,( playing hide and seek..).


The elderly person suddenly was highly thrilled and he exclaimed..Sir you are Kanna ji swami and hiding the past and seeking God..he was ecstatic...but I never said any of those words !! He took leave of me and next day to my surprise,he brought his whole family and perhaps relatives( 20 of them ) with varieties of fruits etc.Sitting in front of me they started singing bhajans.Being God fearing I also enjoyed ..This continued for few days but the crowd went on increasing..Because language was a barrier, most of the time I replied questions with a nod or a smile..perhaps that was why Kannaji Swamiji was also called as Mouni Baba..I had no escape from the love of people .It occured to me one day..if so many people had so much love for me why not reciprocate and stay with them..After all life is giving love and taking love..That decision of mine was my destiny..my past forgotten till this moment...

As I shook myself back to the current ,

Kannaji swamiji..Kannaji swamiji...Kannaji swamiji..Kannaji swami was the only thing I could hear...

and the never ending lawns of MY Ashram is the thing I could see,

Did I want to be a nomad or a Sanyasi ?

A question sweeps though me

Am I a sanyasi or A swamiji..Is there a difference

This village KAALAM is giving me an answer but is this the answer in totality




If others see Godlinees in you,you become a Swamiji

If you realise the God in you,you become one !


TC

CU



THE BEGINNINING......take off from a beautiful yester year movie..The Guide

63 comments:

rayshma said...

how very simple... yet so profound....

Preethi said...

Welcome back.. why are the posts so far between.. missing your stories !! This one was very nice.. like Rayshma says simple yet profound!! But enna sanyasi story??

Preethi said...

These words are haunting me "Athu than ennudaya tharpodaya roobam ..."

Joy said...

Hey are u planning to become a sanyasi??? Or are u one already??

plush said...

hmm...y am i reminded of bono?

Preetilata【ツ】 said...
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Preetilata【ツ】 said...

oho! lovely! enjoyed ur story very much. ..

kamon accho? ... aajkaal khub busy bujhi? .. anyways bhalo theko always.

take care
:) :) :)

Nisha said...

Heyy...

loooonnnnnggggg time have come across your blog. now that i have hit on your blog.. i need a "welcome back" post... ;)

Anyway.. as for this write-up... quite good... but one question... is this fiction? or am i conversing with a Sanyasi?

Keep writing on!!!

Love,
Nisha.

c e e d y said...

ommmm

very simple and interesting

but once you realize the god in you, can you sustain its power...thats where the crux lies....

being in a society...we tend to somehow want to be accepted or admired....and thats where the most purest of the GOD becomes a Swamiji

Ziah said...

Its interesting:)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Rayshma
Wow.thats a beautiful remark..tks
TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Preethi
Bayappadatheengo..Me not yet a sanyasi !!lol

TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Joy
Good question but time only can answer that !!

TC
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@plush
BONO..na I dont get it !!
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Preetilata【ツ】
Bhalo aachi baba..Tumi kemon aacho..Delhi esh chillam,theen deener jonne ,kaaje
TC
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Nisha
Welcome Welcome Welcome..ages since you came out of your shell where had u been ?..Still in Hydrabad ?

TC
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@c e e d y
Wonderfully said ceedy ..Sometimes I wonder if there is only a thin line seperating the two !!
TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Ziah
Vaango..ivvalavu kashtappattu oru reel vittu irukken,ithhanoondu commenta !
TC
CU

backpakker said...

seeking god in oneself..does that make one a swami ?

Vidya said...

Did you really do this? Or is it one of your stories? It, however, is profound!

Vidya

Raghavan alias Saravanan M said...

hello sir. long time could not come.. how r u.. hope u r doing fine and rocking as usual :)

just thot of putting an attendance.. take care!!

i believe u remember me! :)

Sandhya said...

Hi,

Nice story......

PurpleHeart said...

From ghostly ones to spiritual ones - you have come a long way ! :)

m.flowerr said...

Nice story.....

zorba said...

thats a beautiful story, only a true sanyasi can write it:)

Sumana said...

There seems to be a lot of spiritual confusion in the story like the mind of a budding sanyasi. Nice one.

sahasra said...

Ur post reminded me about Shiridi Sai baba's quest for knowledge.

How do u get such beautiful concept?Are u inspired by reading books or observing the life?

Kudos to ur thoughts and expression!!!

anits said...

very interesting..enjoyed ur story..hv a niceday!

Aarthi said...

Hey nice one...so this is how we hav so many saamiyar /sanyasis around..??? Good Investigation or guess whatever it might be...n Hey I have surprise for u ...chk out my blog...:)

Nisha said...

hey... how have you been doin... it been real long i have been around...

going through your posts now... :)

btw i have my new blog... do check in there..

www.nisha-back-to-life.blogspot.com

cya around!

Keshi said...

CU if u ever decide to become a Sanyasi in a jungle somewhere, dun forget to take ur mozzie bite cream. LOL!

Keshi.

venus66 said...

Nice story. How are you? Where have you been?:)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@backpakker
good point! unfortunately &honestly i dont have an answer ..May be friends in the blog could voice their opinion..
TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Vidya
Hi long time here..Thanks for the words..Could it be me ? ..lol
TC
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Raghavan alias Saravanan M
Vaanga..enga romba naala kaanom
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CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Sandhya
Thanks Sandhya ..Keep passing by
TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@PurpleHeart
Paranormal Transitions I guess !! lol
TC
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@m.flowerr
Thanks.m.flowerr
TC
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@zorba
First time here, I guess ,zorba and already putting words in my mouth..lol
TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Sumana
Confusions and contradictions I guess..
TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@sahasra
//How do u get such beautiful concept?Are u inspired by reading books or observing the life?//

oops !!that was touching
Stopped Reading books years back..
Observing life ..yes many times..
But going thru it in life,mostly ..does it answer !!
TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@anits
Thanks anits..
TC
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Aarthi
Thanks Aarthi ..It was nice of you to have given me TWO..Picked them up from your site
TC
CU

c e e d y said...

Since you are SPRING CLEANING your email box/comments - just reminding you - am waiting on the sideline to catch your next post....:)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Nisha
hello my long lost friend..how hv u been..will visit
TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Keshi
Only that Keshi !!
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@ venus66
Very much alive and kicking venus..only that I remember to work ,sometimes, to fill up my tummy !!
TC
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@c e e d y
LOL,The next one is again an almost real life story which I watched and witnessed the last couple of weeks,from the sidelines of course..Believe me it was ,what should i say, nerve wrecking fast track happening !!
TC
CU

c e e d y said...

Sir I think then u should launch it before bollywodd launches their fast version "Race" :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@ c e e d y
Friend if only I knew how to manage my time in my life !!Movies ,ages since I have seen one in full
TC
CU

Keshi said...

lol n one more thing...ur PC..to blog.

Keshi.

Swati said...

Hi.. missed your stories.. read this and the previous one.. will be back to read more. for now, how hv u been?

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Swati
Welcome Swati ,after a long break !
please do return back soon with your comments too..
TC
CU

Vanjula said...

I was actually about to comment the same thing as your last statement. I resembled so much like R.K.Narayanan's book. The Guide. Simply superb. I loved the book a lot. The protagonist/the narrator awoke so much of the sentiments strongly hidden in us. Nandri for the rememberance. Are you looking for a change?

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Vanjula
Welcome Vanjula ..Where did you vanish ?Dont tell me you landed up in thillekeni and got lost .Lol.The common man which RKL portrays,The common issues which RKN writes all simply things which we do not catch our attention in day to day life.
Looking for a change ,didnt quite get the meaning of it..if its me changing to a sanyasi,hmm..worth pondering..
tc
cu

Thinking aloud said...

ok..very nice CU...different from the usual ones...i personally like the ones you write with teh twist...:)

and u not to be seen anywhere in the blogworld?...self imposed exile? ;)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Thinking aloud
Welcome Suma.Yes I am very adept in poor time management and caught in whirlpool of business commitments,which will keep me tied down till June.I miss the blog and posts of friends like you,my apologies.But hopefully hope at least I will post once a month.Even if I am not able to leave comments in each my friends blog,I am just managing to read thru
TC
CU

anusha said...

hey ,.... beautiful story .... simple yet strong :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@anusha
welcome anusha ..its been long time you have been here..thanks
TC
CU

Matangi Mawley said...

tht was a good post!

2nd thing: i love the movie guide!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Matangi Mawley
Welcome,first time I guess..Yes guide was a great movie..keep passing by
Tc
CU

Pri said...

yaaa while reading it, all that were flashing infront of me were scenes from 'guide'...
dev anand in his days of yore has been one of my fav actors!! :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Pri
Dev & his charisma was visible in every scene of Guide
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CU