10th Spirit In Life Blogging Anniversary on 20th May-On the Eve of this auspicious day, it is my great fortune to enter a new post and I have no words to express my joy when I prepare this new post. I am quiescent! First of all, it is hard to maintain a blog for long and to maintain a regular pace is another challenge. The reason for halting however was conscious. I took some time off to explain my previously written somber and difficult posts in discourses-a series of my conversations with ancient Seers of India. In the past since December of 2014, a regular series of my dialogues with ancient seers of India beginning with Swami Shivananda of Rishikesh to the Param Gurus of Shri Mahavatar Babaji-Agastya Maharishi, Bogarnathar, Swami Kartikeyan were recorded.
Siddha Guru Gorakhnath was very kind to enlighten me and take me to new heights. Enlightenment came also through the very reclusive Maharishi Kashyapa. The shining stars in the galaxy!
However, they were not composed as one to one conversations. This post is in continuation with the series of my conversations with the ancient Seers of India during my exclusive meditations. I never foresaw such a thing happening to me ever. Nonetheless with God’s immense grace, I was able to document on this blog those heavenly moments and my divine conversations in my meditation. With the same sense of amazement and joy, I again take to writing my one more joyful and exclusive write up. And that was my communication with Adi Shankaracharya a few days back.
I had never anticipated that I would witness a day in my life as a meditator when Adi Shankaracharya would appear to me and connect with my mind telepathically. He seems so far away in the heavenly sky. Yet he is permanently etched in my memories when I, as a student heard Bhaj Govindam authored by him. I also remember the soul touching narration of his Vedant philosophy through these verses by one of the modern -day philosophers. Those rich verses and the grave meaning are still embedded in my psyche.
God can plan our vital life events in the most bizarre and unexpected manner; they can impact us tremendously. This was one such episode without any doubt.
How did it emerge? How did it unfold so mysteriously?
Spirit in Life Annual Meet was announced this year to be held in the beginning of May, 2018 in Kerala to celebrate the tenth blogging Anniversary of Spiritinlife.
We also planned to visit Guruvayoor temple dedicated to Lord Krishna with some devotees.
I visit Kalady, the birth place of Adi Shankaracharya –
At the airport as I was embarking on our journey, I most unexpectedly met someone who I do not know but was known to my relative who was with me. He curiously asked me the purpose of going to Kochi. After knowing the reason, he vehemently insisted that we visit Kalady, the birth place of Adi Shankaracharya only 7 kilometers from the airport!! It was never in our itinerary as we had planned something else. Until then, I did not know that was the birthplace of Adi Shankaracharya. I only knew he was born in Kerala near the river Poorna.
I could see God’s intervention in the words of that stranger who crossed my path that fateful day. Kalady was unplanned and spontaneous and was accommodated in the itinerary in the last few minutes. I comprehended that God was laying the foundation of a big plan and I must just be a quiet seer. I let go of everything in order to witness the will of God markedly.
On the afternoon of 4th May 2018, I visited the very serene and spiritually charged birth place of Adi Shankaracharya and sat on that holy sanctum for some time to meditate. I felt too grateful towards God and all the Seers and saints to have ordained such a propitious day in my life. Words fall short to express the deep thankfulness a devotee offers to God and his appointed sons of God, called Gurus on days like the one I got to experience in the temple, his place of birth.
Our host in Kerala insisted that we also visit some other holy places of interior Kerala where Adi Shankaracharya did penance. Time was limited and I was finding it impossible to include them in the list. The proposal kept coming back through him. Another will of God was nudging me, urging me to accept the auspicious offer. The offer kept reappearing. Ultimately, I accepted the offer with utmost gratitude and felt exclusively blessed for doing so.
On 5th of May, after visiting Guruvayoor temple, I was able to abide by the hidden will of God and we visited those three places connected with life of Adi Shankaracharya.
- KannenkaavuMookuthala Bhagavati Temple, Changaramkulam. This is the temple of Parashakti /Bhadrakali
- Kheezekaavubhagavati – Lakshmi
- MelekaavuBhagavati – Saraswathi
When I returned home, my meditation was very lively and powerful and I could see the difference. The silent force awaiting to be discharged was no surprise at all, it was expected!
(To be continued in next)
Birth place of Adi Shankaracharya, Kalady, Kerala
At river Poorna in childhood