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Seshadri Swami
« on: July 05, 2010, 11:45:25 AM »
I was reading Seshadri Swamiji's biography published by Bhavan's.
Its really excellent.
Seshadri Swami shows great vairagya from the very beginning of his life. he practiced japa sitting in cremation grounds
and always remained detached.

its really a wonderful feeling to read such great lives of saints.

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Re: Seshadri Swami
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2010, 02:54:04 PM »

Dear srkudai,

Seshadri Swami was from Kanchipuram.  He had no father.  His
mother, while dying called the young boy and touched his chest
and said: Arunachala Siva, Arunachala Siva..... Seshadri Swami
after some time, left for Tiruvannamalai.  His apparent lunatic
behavior was only to ward off unwanted visitors and crowd.  But
with some sincere devotees, he had behaved very normally.
Akhilandamma had served both Bhagavan Ramana and Seshadri
Swami.  She had once, called him and given him a good oil bath,
and gave him hot food.  Seshadri Swami, who never stays in one
place for more than a few minutes, stayed with Akhilandamma and
accepted the elaborate bath and good food. 

He knew the people's mind.  One guy who was giving money and
taking high interest payments, came to him.  He said:  I am having a salary of Rs 1000/-.  The Chinna Seshadri (Bhagavan Ramana)
is having a salary of Rs 10,000/-.  Should you not at least earn
Rs 100/- for your moksham?  The guy understood this.  Others could
not.  He was discreet in criticizing people. 

People often told Bhagavan Ramana that Seshadri Swami was a
mad cap.

Once Bhagavan Ramana said:  "There are three lunatics in this
place.  One is Arunachaleswara [who has given half his body to
his wife], the other one is Seshadri and the third is mine!"     

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Seshadri Swami
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2010, 04:55:39 PM »

Dear srkudai,

Once Seshadri Swami and Bhagavan Ramana sat together for
eating food.  Both were given leaves and both were served.
[I think it must have happened during Virupaksha days, when
Akhilandamma served food].  Seshadri Swami started throwing
the cooked grains in all 8 directions, saying that 'this is for
Varuna, this is for Indra, this is for Vayu....' etc.,  Bhagavan
Ramana, as you know never liked wasting even a grain of rice.

He mildly chided Seshadri Swami:  "What is all this?  Eat without
throwing the food like this!"  Seshadri Swami kept quiet and started
taking food.

Arunachala Siva. 

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Re: Seshadri Swami
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2010, 05:08:52 PM »
One morning Sheshadri Swami is paying respects to holy hill of Arunachala and Bhagawan is passing by.
Bhagawan remarked do you still feel separation from the Siva consciousness pointing to Sheshadri Swami.
Yes said Sheshadri Swami,praying Arunachala i am blissful though it is in dimension of duality.
Bhagawan said sari,sari which means you have freedom to do what you like.He won't interfere in other's devotion unless
the other is willing to grow further.
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Re: Seshadri Swami
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2010, 05:11:49 PM »
Dear Subramanian,it is Palani Swami who said " "What is all this?  Eat without
throwing the food like this!".Bhagawan just kept silent.
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2010, 05:14:49 PM »
  :)

Dear srkudai,

  Once Echammal or someone was taking food to the Hill for
Bhagavan Ramana in a brass vessel.  Sri Seshadri Swami who
was seen on the way remarked:  "Oh, She is going to the samsari
on the Hill.  There is also some nice pickles taken for Him!


Once one brahmin lady came to meet him. Seshadri Swami suddenly
grabbed her ear and pulled down the ear stud.  This lady ran away
crying.  With in two days, she was presented diamond ear studs by her husband!

But on a different occasion, for the same apparently cruel act
of Seshadri Swami with another lady, she lost her husband and
she had to remove her ear studs [as was the practice in the olden
days]!

Who can understand a Siddha's mind?

Seshadri Swami was not only a siddha purusha but also a Brahma Jnani.

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Seshadri Swami
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2010, 05:19:33 PM »

Dear Dr. Raju,

Thank you for correcting the details.

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Re: Seshadri Swami
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2010, 06:47:53 AM »
Once Sheshadri Swami was forced by his relatives to comeback to his native place and they forcibly put his body in the train
but train stopped at the outskirts of Tiruvannamalai.It only moved after Sheshadri Swami got down from the train and started walking back to Tiruvannamalai town.Like Bhagawan he insisted in staying Tiruvannamalai and left his body there only.
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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2010, 09:32:03 AM »

Dear srkudai, Dr. Raju,

There is one Tamil biography on Seshadri Swami by one Kuzhumani
Narayana Sastri.  It gives a lot of incidents and 'miracles' of Seshadri Swami.  The train incident mentioned by Dr. Raju, is one such event.

Once there was one Mudaliar [I think he was called Thoppiah
Mudaliar] who brought tins of gingely oil for lighting 1 lakh
lights in Tiruvannamalai to celebrate Mahadeepam.  Seshadri
Swami came to him and asked with a roaring laugher:  "O Mudaliar,
you are going to light 1 lakh lamps, is it so?  hi...hi...."  He
then went away.  Mudaliar who knew Seshadri Swami became somewhat confused.

On that Mahadeepam day, there were heavy winds almost like
a storm!  Not a single lamp would remain lighted for even a
few seconds.  They all got put off, by heavy winds.  Swami
came to Mudaliar and told him:  "Why are you doing all these?
There is a light on the Hill.  Why not see it and be happy.  Go
and buy a lot of pumpkin and bags of rice and prepare nice food
and feed everyone who come to Arunachalam for darshan!"

Mudaliar immediately rushed to the grocers and bought everything and food was arranged for that night to thousands of pilgrims on that night.

Arunachala Siva.