Monday, 30 December 2013


MY dad Late.D.B.Reddy who had been a Hockey Player and Food Ball University captain in Kerala University when he was studying in Victoria College, Palghat , and University Athletic Champion, also served in Southern Railways , joined in Imperial Railways during British days, and my Grand Dad also served in Railways, and retired in the year 1976 . He was a very truthful and straight forward man with integrity, and owing to that nature he did forego many promotions and victimized , for he said we could sacrifice anything in life for the truthfulness and not being corrupt, for even i was not selected in Railways by Service commission Secretary who in turn fired verbally by my Dad when he was working as an officer, which he reflected by not allowing me to join in the Railways. But my dad told me before attending the interview after passing the written examination, that when he opened your application and saw my name in it as your father you would not be selected since he had a strong lesson from my father for being corrupt. Some how he came to top by using his connections and he did what he did to me , otherwise I would have become one of the General Managers in the Indian Railways . Ha ha ha ha .

My dad said you would be a better competent man by going to private corporate sector which I followed and joined in The Spencers , chennai , then switched over to one Italian Company and latter to the company which was owned by Mr.Bachan's group , and my company's Chairman being Mr.Ajithabh Bhachan,( none other than the younger brother of Sri.Amitabhji, and I diverted into my own business later.
Well, tomorrow Dec' 31 is the day my Dad passed away in the year 1981.
Good man, I am fortunate enough to have been born as his son and my Mom's name is Late.Mrs.Muthulakshmi, very much devoted to religion and one of Baba's devotees with whom I visited Puttaparthy also .
Once my dad said ' you need not go to job at all, if I have been corrupt and disloyal to my job, but you would be very proud of me when years rolled by and you become of my age.Every drop of your blood is pure without a single paisa of corruption. That is the greatest property one's father could earn for his next generation.'
Very pleasing to watch him talk and converse in English though he knew many languages with his British accent and used to narrate his English Professors and Shakespearean Society and used to mention one of my grand dad's cousins who was the first batch of Madras Medical College and later served to The Highness of Travancore. Swami Chinmayananda was his senior who later went to Banaras Hindu University to do his M.A., and B.L. I heard my father saying former CM of Karnataka Sri.Ramakrishna Hegde was the class mate of Swami Chinmayananda in Banaras Hindu University.

well Dec 31 is the day My Dad passed away in the year 1981.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Bhagwan is our protector / Sathya Sai Baba.

The following is the translation of an article written by Kavinjar Ponmani on the experiences of Sai devotees , and in the referred article she writes on one devotee's experiences , Smt. Rama Krishnamoorthy, which appeared in one of the Tamil weeklies ' Sakthi Vikatan' .I hope as usual Sai Devotees relish reading the following, if any mistakes found in the brief, that is entirely mine, not the fault of the original article by the author.
The following is written in the first person as described by Smt. Rama Krishnamoorthy.

This has happened after the prayers of the 85th Birthday celebrations of Sai Baba, my son [ Smt.Rama Krishnamoorthy's son] Audithya went to participate the Birth day celebrations of Baba to be held in one of the Sai Devotees house called Rangan. Since the celeabrations were of prayers Bhajans and Narayana seva [ feeding the poor] they said they would take the lunch there in the celebrations , and I thought of taking two dosas for the afternoon since suffering from knee pain,I did not close the front door of my house so that if any visitor comes I need not go out to open the gate so that I sit facing the front gate.\

One unknown lady around 11 o'clock came into the house opening the door; she was fair complexioned , wearing green silk saree and blouse, pottu [ vermilion mark ] on forehead, Jasmine flowers strewn around the hair, glass bangles, chain of black beads around the neck, 'metti' [ a silver ring worn on the toe usually worn by Hindu ladies after marriage ] anklet on her legs, with divine grace on her face. She was carrying a paper plate covered , came in , moved the papers on the teapoy and placed the plate on it.

I kept on asking  ' where are you coming from?' to that lady, she did not answer my question,she simply went to the pooja room , she joined her palms in the Hindu prayer posture in front of the Perumal, our family deity.

I asked again ' from which sai samithi  [ sai prayer center ] you bring this?' She came back from Pooja Room and said in Telugu language ' Swami ichinthi theeskondi ' [ swami gave this , take this]

' Meeke ichinthim , meerae theesukondi, biddulukku othu' [ only for you not for the kids ]

Having said this , she went outside and followed immediately to the threshold and found, she vanished , no where to be seen, I was surprised...........
Is this my imagination....
I called the Sai Samidhi, as to whether did they send anyone with ' Prasad' . They said 'no'. I came back and had seen 15 different kinds of dishes in the plate. I relished the food and my kids were surprised to know this on their coming back.

Same night , when I slept Swami came in my dream and said ' this kids took food , did you like the food ?'
I said ' yes Swami I am happy , I did like the food.'

Monday, 7 November 2011

Konerirajapuram / Near Kumabakonam of Tamil Nadu /India / Lord Nataraja Statue.

In the temple of Konerirajapuram there is a statue of Lord Nataraja, one of the trinity of Hindu Gods, whose statue is of five metals called Panchaloga in Hindu tradition , which is unique in the sense for the following reasons and the information we get while researching the topic.

As per the very own words of 'Appar' , one of the Tamil Saints who says, only who have poorva janma punya  ( benefits in the previous births only) will be able to visit this temple. This place is no less than the Kailasam itself. Here we see a 'suyambu nataraja of 8 feet with parvathi'. The temple was originally called thirunallam as the place got submerged into the grounds, Lady Sembiam Mahadevi (Grand mother of Raja Raja Cholan) renovated and established this as grand  stone temple. The legend says that while the King wanted to make out huge Nataraja Statue, despite all efforts of the sthapathi  (sculptor ), he could not make one beyond 3 feet; when the deadline date was given by king to do this job, the worried sthapathi prayed to Lord and Lord shiva and parvathi came in front in manushya roopa ( human forms)  and asked for little water; out of his frustration caused by the king, the sthapathi told them to drink the liquid he kept ready to make the natraraj statue (impon - pancha loka liquid) and then, Lord and parvathi drank the same and the very moment became a beautiful Nataraja & Parvathi statue of 8 feet. The King disbeliving it, tried his sword  on the staute and witnessed the bleeding; the same time, he got affected with Kushta roga (white patches ) ; Having done a mistake, he prayed to Lord and as per the celestial order, did poojas for the "Lord Vaidyanatha swami" the suyambu linga and got cured of his illness.

This is the only temple where one can see 'swayambu nataraja of impon statue' .... the marks of king's stroke, a mole and skin colour patch in one of the hands of Lord Nataraja and the GREAT smile on Lord Parvathi's face are just remarkable and no word can describe the real beauty of the same.

Besides in the arm pits of Lord Nataraja people witnessing the growth of dark hair depending on the waxing and waning of the moon , increases the growth and goes down respectively.
This temple had been constructed by the grand mother of King Rajaraja of Thanjavur.
The temple priest is quite interesting personality explaining in detail about the temple and history surrounding the temple.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Does IITs standard fall as said by Narayana Moorthy.

Few days we have seen the verbal dual between two people, one Chetan Bhagath, another one who made money Narayana Moorthy; first started on the standard of IITs by Naryana Moorthy, latter reply by Chetan saying , even the body shop Infosys made money by the hard work of IITians, no doubt , yes .. that only brought him now to the center stage of making comments on IITs which is the domain of academics to worry about, not Naryana Moorthy who knows what his body shop needs, where as the IITs produce not only for body shops but for various demands of the industry through out the world.
And to say the falling standards of IITs is childish not child like . These youngsters prove in every walk of life , not only in IT industry, and even NASA did not comment on the standards of IIT products, then what made this Infosys man to have made such comments, reason is simple when one's success goes to his head this happens despite the posture one maintains as though simple ; this kind of acting is nothing but the ego blurting out incognito despite the mask one puts on showing the world as though simple, my God how simpletons live and become role models.
When a graduate of English literature or Journalism comes out of the University , he is not coming out only to serve the BPO or talk to some foreigner over phone , by changing his or her name according to the convenience of customer overseas.
And if a BPO CEO says that University is not producing English litt students up to expectation of the industry is simply ludicrous, then what gives them the temerity to say that is the accolades and encomiums paid to them day and day out in various fora , that go into the them making them super human beings in their thinking, and so they feel they can comment on anything and will be digested and assimilated if given in a centralized AC halls.
Just imagine the same statement given in open ....... what would be the consequences.The media is to blame to certain extent for blowing anything out of proportion as though a Nobel Laureate made a statement on his own domain.
The same man made a statement on our National Anthem once when foreigners assembled in a venue........ and we know the consequences....... Now a days no one thinks and talks , just pour out as though intellectual wizards.
My God ..... humans are humans............ homo spaiens..........

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Reflections of the reflections of my Morning walk

I got up as usual morning 5.15 and started for my walk with the usual Gayathri,Thryambagam, etc on my lips and reached the place where many people come for morning walk, not very bright and Sun was about to come up , chill as usual at this time in Coimbatore, a blessing for Coimbatoreans.
Then four or five people , a group walked past me and I overheard their talk, one of them was telling to his other friends, ' He could not have become such a great personality without the grace of God and Goddess , though he is super brilliant since I knew him , both were batch mates in Chartered Accountancy and practicing simultaneously.... He was born in a small village , Urumandampalayam near Coimbatore and now All Indian President of the Chapter of Professionals....... my God though his personal development and dedication to his profession...... He has full grace of Goddess Saraswathy' And they passed me and went away ten feet ahead of me.
My mind started ruminating on the sentences they spoke and scanning my books and examples in my mind, like a super computer and memories flooding into the bowel of thoughts like a torrential rain and since I was walking more than an hour every day , I never stopped my thoughts since it is also a meditation like Osho says 'Meditation in a market place' and J.K says 'totality of becoming the observer and observed one....... and that happens which you may call that, power, God or any symbol your mind or some one taught you' ha ha ha, let me come the main core of my thinking.
Spiritual workings in human life....... this is what my mind was observing in my thoughts.
Osho in one of books, name of which I do not remember now, says ' the poet , this word in English does not match correctly the word 'Kavi' of Sanskrit and our sages who created Mahabharatha and Ramayana are not poets, they are Kavis, whose work can not be matched by some one who is a poet; for instance Arunagirinathar, the Tamil Saint, who with the blessings of Lord Muruga, sang the great work 'Thirupugazh' whose rhyme and metrics can't be matched by any other Tamil work, since spiritual working though Arunagirinathar.
We had a recent marriage in our home, my nephew marriage , when I happened to meet one Engineer and his wife , an ardent devotee of Shirdi Baba, who during the conversation mentioned one of the recent happenings in his life, though many such things happened to him in his life by the grace of Shirdi Sai.
He said ' recently as a routine to all the overseas countries, I was working on a project off shore in middle east before flying down to attend the marriage here... one technical aspect was not working out in the project despite being a leader of the team of more than 20 engineers, and I decided at last I would try with the same technique and formula, but different help .... I started chanting sairam, sairam while working and applied the same technique and lo and behold........ every thing became fine and going through...... all my colleagues asked me then.. sir what is that formula you were telling yourself and working simultaneously.. what to say my collegues....... formula is one and only one SAIRAM........' And he was laughing loudly in our visitors' hall and got a flight to pune to visit Shirdi with his wife.
My brother's brothers in law are maestros in their chosen fields whose names I am not using here..... but all are Parthy Sai devotees, one of them is a cardiac surgeon in one of the top hospitals in U.S and he used to come India every year and conduct surgeries in Puttaparthy Hospital for service.Swami calls him by his pet name and blessed him always , and he would not leave Puttaparthy unless Swami gives him permission to leave for U.S back. On one such occasions, he came down to India and discussing a complex cardiac operation with his fellow Docs and went in with his team and finished the surgery successfully...... after some time he took bath and went to see Swami........ Swami smiled at him and called him near.......Swami said ' what serious discussion [his name used by Swami] ha ha .. why worry when I do operation inside the theater...' Doc said ' Oh Swami, I realize '
Then Baba asked ' what happened your chain with dollar ?'
Doc touched his neck and found the chain was not there and worried a bit since that chain and Swami dollar was created by Swami and Swami personally put it around his neck, for Swami said ' Don't worry...... when you were in a hurry to see me you missed......' and Swami created a chain and gave it to him , Doc wore it around his neck, but Swami said' oh this is without dollar  ok give it ' and Doc removed from his neck and gave back to Baba , Baba created the chain again with Dollar with his figure and gave back which he still wears in U.S.
But once he had a cardiac problem which needed surgery and his colleagues took all the tests and said they would do the surgery , for he said he would go to Swami and have his darshan and come back to surgery. He came to Puttaparthy and had the darshan of swami and asked the permission of Swami to leave for U.S ,  he did not inform Swami what problem he had, neither Swami asked anything ........ when about to leave Swami touched him near chest and went inside.
Doc came back to U.S and took tests again since almost 10 days gone during his visit to India; My Swami the results show he was alright completely......... both the reports he keeps with himself....... his colleagues did not know what to say.        Spiritual working among us , another example.
To be continued..........

Friday, 2 September 2011

Sai Baba in my dream.......... a pleasant experience.

Early morning while sleeping I had a dream, Bhagwan Parthy Bala came and with another old man, but Baba looks like He was in His 50's and as usual Bright like Sun, effulgent and in pure white attire, I was standing among the crowd and felt happy to have been able to see a few feets away. He was looking around and looked at me signalled  me to come near... I obliged and went near to him and stood a few feet away, Swami said ' Come near ' in Telugu.
Asked me to sit down very near to Him , but I refused saying, Baba if I sit near you , those in the distance can not see your physical body, so I would sit from a distance.
Swami said ' No no Come near and sit near to me'
Then went near and sat beside his Chair on the floor.
Swami asked me how many languages I know , for I said few, but fluent in two languages ..... only English and Tamil.
Other few things also He was talking , but whole conversation with Swami was in Telugu.
Then he created Vibhuthi, and applied on my forehead and around my eyes and chin and blessed me.
When immediately I got up time was around morning 2.30 then washed my face and went to sleep before I got up around 5.30 to start for morning walk .
While walking I was thinking about this dream........... very plesant indeed this dream and unforgettable.
Sai Ram.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Morning walk of Independence Day

As usual I started for my walk early morning by around 5.30 A.M and the walking place is on the way to the nearest mountain and people were coming by that time to that road for walking , almost all known faces , both ladies and gents, porfessionals, owners etc., and that place we see all independent big bungalows or big houses, from where if we walk further towards the hill, I was informed by one retired teacher , sometimes wild elephants come and he warned me not to venture that area before 5 o clock morning since it was dark at that time and we could not make out if any wild elephant strayed into that area.
One retired teacher gentlemen brought out a stool on which he plaes flags and pins to fix on the shirts and good amount of choclates to be given to those walkers and passers by. I was greeted by this gentlemen and friends ' Happy Independece Day' and I also greeted them back , and he fixed a small flag on my shirt pocket and gave me choclates.
Ladies were given flags on their palms and reguested to fix either on their sarri or dhuppatta or sweater since my place already has become very cold, that too my area.
Total euphoria of Independence Day feeling among those who were walking or passing by in that area.
Thanks to that gentlemen whose name is Subramanyam Teacher.