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Thursday, July 30, 2009

B.V Narsimha Swami ji-Chapter -7.

Share Author: Manisha.Rautela.Bisht on 10:47 AM

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In continuation with biography of Pujya Shri B.V Narsimha Swamiji ,today I am uploading the Chapter-II (part-2) but I shall number it as chapter 7 keeping the sequence of the post .This chapter narrating about the quest and journey of Shri Narasimha swamiji at Ramana Maharishi Ashram followed by his change of place to Hubli .Readers who have missed earlier parts of biography can read by clicking on the links which are given below here at the end of post chapter by chapter .Jai Sai Ram.(Posted below is portrait of Pujya Shri Narsimha Swami ji .)

CHAPTER-2 PART-II

With Ramana Bhagawan contd...


Justice Sundaram Chetty went through the manuscript given by Narsimha Swamiji and he was deeply impressed by it. He wanted to share this benefit with all other spiritual aspirants and as such impressed upon M/s Higginbothams to publish the work in book form.

Narasimha Swamiji’s manuscript took the shape of an authoritative biography of Ramana Maharishi under the title “Self-Realization”. M/s Higginbothams has sales counters in Railway stations, airports, bus stations, and prominent places and within a short period of its publication, Ramana Maharishi, whose value was appreciated and profited by a limited circle, became known by this publication, to a larger number of people.

In fact, it opened up the floodgates to devotees and aspirants swarmed to Ramana from all over the globe. In this context, it may be assessed how quick was the intellectual perception of Narasimha Swamiji and also under what a deep debt of gratitude he was placed the world by discovering Ramana Maharishi and making him known everywhere by this biography. Even though hundreds of books on Ramana Maharishi are now available, the first book on him is by Narasimha Swamiji.

Somehow, Justice Sri. K. Sundaram Chetty published it. In 1931, Ramanashram itself brought out this publication with a foreword by Justice Sri.K. Sundaram Chetty. Till date fifteen editions of this book have been brought out and has been translated into several languages.

Life with Ramana Maharishi did contribute to the spiritual enlightenment of Narasimha Swamiji. It was all intellectual practice and if devotion was needed, songs were addressed to Ramana Maharishi. Narasimha Swamiji was thirsting to drink from the pool of juicy devotion to grow his heart alongside his head and he found that he had lost the fervor of ‘Bhakti’ in which he had made good progress before leaving Salem.

So sometime in August 1929, Narasimha Swamiji sought from Ramana Maharishi as to when he would be bestowed with peace of mind. Ramana Maharishi intently looked at Narasimha Swamiji and told him – “ I am not your Guru. Your Guru is waiting for you in the North. You will attain Realization from him.”

With the permission and blessings of Ramana Maharishi, Narasimha Swamiji left Ramanashram in August 1929 for Western India.

AT SIDDHARUDHASHRAM

Narasimha Swamiji set out in his quest. He had no money in his packet. As a mendicant he has to walk or travel in a vehicle if someone offers a lift. If somebody offered, he used to take food or otherwise he would be fasting. He did not care about his body. He had left everything to God. His only motto was to go in search for a Guru-a guide on spiritual wisdom and attain God Realization.

As Narasimha Swamiji left Tiruvannamalai, on the way, a friendly lorry driver offered him a lift and gave him tea and bread. As Narasimha Swamiji mentioned his ‘search for a Guru’. The Lorry driver offered him a suggestion – “ I am going to Hubli. A great saint lives there. His name is Siddharuda Swamiji. He is so powerful that even wild animals like lions and tigers follow his instructions.” Narasimha Swamiji was reminded of the lines in Vishnu Sahasranama – “Anukulah Satavartah…” etc., where Lord Narayana takes a form to help his devotees. He considered the lorry driver as God coming in that guise to help him. He readily accepted his suggestion and accordingly landed in Hubli by the end of August 1929 to go over to the Ashram of Siddharuda Swamiji.

Siddharuda Swamiji was a great Siddha Purusha”. Whose fame had spread far and wide. Narasimha Swamiji was readily accepted in the ashram. Even though he was reciting Sahasaranamas, he had no knowledge of Sanskrit. At Siddarudhashram, he learnt Sanskrit from the basics and texts on Vedanta like the ‘Vicharasagara’. The ‘Panchadashi’, the ‘Yogavasista’ and the ‘Panchakarana’. He also studied Saivism at Siddharudashram. This gave him the knowledge of the real meaning of the eternal truth, higher than which there could be nothing.


Narasimha Swamiiji’s knowledge, wisdom, humility were exemplary and soon he became a favorite of Siddharuda Swamiji. One of his companions in the Ashram was Krishna, who later on became Swami Muktananda Maharaj, a disciple of Swami Nityananda who established a magnificent ashram at Ganeshpuri. Siddaruda Swamiji’s fascination for Narasimha Swamiji made other jealous of him. They made several attempts to tarnish the image of Narasimha Swamiji and throw him out of the Siddaruda Ashram, as they were afraid of his popularity and the fear that he might be anointed as a successor to Siddharuda Swamiji. All their attempts failed because Siddharudha Swamiji had high regard for Narasimha Swamiji.

Unfortunately, in the early 1930, Siddharuda Swamiji attained Mahasamadhi. It became crystal clear to Narasimha Swamiji that he had no place in the Ashram after the demise of Siddharuda Swamiji. So before being expelled from the ashram, he left Siddharudashram on his own.To be continued...
Chapters Posted:
  1. Introduction.
  2. Early Life.
  3. Childhood in Salem.
  4. Public Life.
  5. Turning Point.
  6. In quest of God.
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