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On Weeping and Wailing
« on: September 06, 2009, 11:41:57 AM »
Question:  I went to Skandasramam yesterday.  As I sat there,
for no reason tears started to come.  I cried and cried.  I am a
little puzzled about this.  Why should something like this happen?

Annamalai Swami:  A similar experience happened to me once.
When I was very young,  I went to the town (Tiruvannamalai)
and to the temple where Siva first appeared for Manikkavachagar.
When I sat there in the temple, tears flowed down my face.  Tears
like this are often a sign of Grace.  When your tears are for God
rather than for worldly things, the mind and the heart are purified.
If you want God so much that you cry when you call on Him.  He
will surely come to you.  When a baby cries, its mother comes to feed
it.  When a devotee cries because he is hungry for Grace. God
sends the grace to nourish him.

(Source:  Living by the Words of Bhagavan, David Godman)

Arunachala Siva.