My mother used to share stories about God's and sadhu's visit to our homes. She also used to say that at one time way back in the past animals could talk to humans. As these animals could see God, these animals knew and revealed God's every movement to man and their masters. It was then that God decided to remove their ability to speak.
When I came into the Siddha path and began worshiping Agathiyar, my mother prayed to Agathiyar that I should drop my anger. Agathiyar did listen to her prayer for he mentioned this to me in one of my regular nadi readings!
Betty J Eadie, who had a near-death experience, in her book EMBRACED BY THE LIGHT, published by Bantam Books, 1992 describes the Mother's Love. She was watching the earth from the heavens. She saw beacons of light of various intensities, from mere sparks to the largest laser beams, shoot up from the earth towards space. She was told these were prayers of earth dwellers. At the same time, she witnessed angels responding to these prayers, organizing themselves and helping out, and were themselves filled with joy, in being able to assist. She says these angels responded to the brightest source of light (the largest prayers) and eventually moving on to the lesser, helping every individual who prayed for assistance. She observed that insincere prayers which did not emit much light and hardly had any power was not heard. Prayers with an immediate urgency and those prayers done for others are immediately visible and attended to. She was told there was no greater prayer then that of a Mother for her children which is the purest, done with intensity and done out of desperation. The Mother has the ability to implore the Lord for her child's sake.
That is the soul of the MOTHER. God listens to all MOTHERS and grants their wishes.
When I was in Kallar in 2005, Mataji, then a housewife and known as Sarojini, woke up early, fetched the water in the dark and boiled it so that my brother and me could have a bath before we returned to Malaysia. I saw the humbleness, patience and love in her then. Later she adorned the kaavi. She has stood by Tavayogi all these years looking into the needs and welfare of Tavayogi, the residents at the ashram and all visitors.
Tavayogi Thangarasan Adigal, the all knowing guru, shuns publicity and chooses to remain away from the limelight. He rarely speaks, but when he does he has a message for us.
As my thoughts rushes back to the very first moment I laid eyes on this bespectacled monk in kaavi, I am filled with gratitude to Agathiyar for sending him to Malaysia. He invited me to his ashram, which I did visit shortly after he returned to India. During my stay at Kallar, Tavayogi brought me to numerous caves and temple samadhis of Siddhas which was an eye opener and a new experience for me.
As I write now, it brings back fond memories of my stay at Kallar and my second pilgrimage to India.
Earlier in 2003 I was lead to my very first guru Supramania Swami of Tiruvannamalai, a Gnani.
Then comes along Jnana Jyothi Amma who will bring this path or marga to an even larger audience. With her mastery of English, Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil, and the availability of the internet, all is set to bring this marga to the nooks and corners of the world.
The Siddhas too have gone IT savvy!
My family has been supportive of my ventures and gained Tavayogi's respect and praise when they sat and conducted prayers at Kallar during our recent trip in October of 2013.
Nadi Guru Ramesh had been a medium to tap into the world of Siddhas through the many Nadi readings he had graciously provided. The least I could do for him is to advertise his services.
To all these people I have only one thing to say, a very