I saw the greatest Karma Yogi!
Today the purpose of my life has been fulfilled. I have seen God! Yes, I saw the greatest Karma yogi. Last year, I saw a stunning news on Suntv, about a son - a farmer from Madhya Pradesh called Kailashgiri carrying his mother all the way from Bargi village near Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh to Rameswaram, to enable her fulfill her vow to visit the Lord Ramanathaswamy temple there by Padayathra!!!! He has been carrying her for the past 9 years!!
Thirty-four year-old Kailashgiri, carried his octogenarian mother in a basket, suspended on one side of a pole slung across his shoulder while on the other, he carried his mother's belongings, food etc in another basket. I was stunned when I saw the news..I have heard the story of a son who was carrying his parents during the Ramayana period. But never in my life did I expect to see someone carrying his mother on his shoulders and going on a padayatra to fulfill his mother's vow! When I saw this news - I desperately wanted to meet him and offer my humble prayers to this great Karma yogi.
And today while driving to Tiruttani - I met this great Saint - the greatest Karma Yogi I came across - he was carrying his mother on his shoulders and was running towards Tiruttani. I immediately asked my driver to stop - and told my mother about him - ran towards him - and touched his feet and his mother's. If it was not for the road - I would have just fallen flat on his feet! He didnt speak - but was just taking rest by circumbulating his mother! I felt very emotional since I have seen God in human form. In this age of Kali Yuga - where children dont even care for their parents - I am seeing an epitome of pure selfless love! The story of Kailashgiri is going to be a part of history and I am very happy that I have witnessed this part of history.
Its easy to become devoted to God and become a saint by living reclusively! But the greatest way of attaining spiritual liberation is by following one's duties and this incident is far above anything on earth! I was telling my mother - that I will never be able to do something like this and I felt ashamed for it! I am worse than a corpse!
Even though I have personally seen God before- I cherish this moment as one of the greatest moments of my life and thank my Arunachala for bestowing his grace on me to witness and experience Him as pure LOVE! Naan piravi payanai adainthu viten!