Arunachala has his ways of revealing. Revealing what? Well, revealing can only be for a person, the 'I' thought. There is no revealing for the ever-present, the omnipresent SELF, Arunachala. But stories, we have to tell. Praises, we need to sing. Let's embark on one. On a beautiful warm afternoon, random explorations via Google maps … Continue reading Malaysian Swamini Premanandeshwari: 17 Years in Tiruvannamalai
Mouna Swami of Tiruvannamalai: The Sage Who Never Lies Down!
It is not often that you come across a person of miraculous abilities. But in Tiruvannamalai, the land of Shiva, miracles are everywhere. Rather, life itself is a miracle. It is then not about the place, but rather this feeling within or just this awareness, which makes everything one. There are no two, there is … Continue reading Mouna Swami of Tiruvannamalai: The Sage Who Never Lies Down!
Ayya Swami of Arunachala: 18 Years on a Mountain Top Without Food
Headlines are to impress. And I'm sure this one does. When one thinks of Mount Arunachala, Ramana Maharshi's name occurs simultaneously. They're both the same, the same guru tatva (essence), the same absolute reality. All these efforts to describe the indescribable are like meditations to reach a point where there is no meditator. And perhaps … Continue reading Ayya Swami of Arunachala: 18 Years on a Mountain Top Without Food
12 Years in a Cave: A Sadhu’s Tapasya on the Banks of River Narmada
This story will sound like one from yesteryears. 12 years in a cave on the banks of Narmada. This is the story of a man who has found truth by his own experiments, probably the only way in which one can find peace. Following a master or any set practice and having a guru is … Continue reading 12 Years in a Cave: A Sadhu’s Tapasya on the Banks of River Narmada
Meeting Devi Amma in Whitefield, Bangalore
It is around Saturday noon in Mumbai. I am fast asleep owing to some exhaustion from the working week that has just passed. On the 74th floor of a high rise in Parel, this body felt heavy in sleep. It was like something pushing down as a thrust and taking flight. Not an imaginary flight … Continue reading Meeting Devi Amma in Whitefield, Bangalore
Poondi Swami of Kalasapakkam
A seven feet tall physical body that went underground in a flood and was found alive in the same state, days later. The residing spirit is Poondi Swami. It’s some time in August 2021 and we’re riding on our scooter to a village called Kalasapakkam. Sarasvati read about Poondi Swami in Mountain Path (Ramana Ashram’s … Continue reading Poondi Swami of Kalasapakkam