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BHAGAVAN SRI SRI SRI VENKAIAH SWAMY THE NOBLE BIOGRAPHY

CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE OF SWAMY


It is a common phenomenon that now and then, God incarnates on the earth in a human form to uphold the values of dharma. Lord Sri Rama and Lord Sri Krishna were such Godlypersons who incarnated and wandered on the earth as normal humans. Rare indeed are such persons who are worshipped in this Srishti by humankind. And, Bhagavan Sri Sri Sri Venkaiah Swamy, the Auspicious Form, is one such Sadguru and Mahatma, who is the absolute incarnate form of God. Whoever reads His Life and Teachings with devotion and faith and whoever listens to His Story with unwavering mind, their lives would be blessed with abundant peace and prosperity. Bhagavan Sri Sri Sri Venkaiah Swamy is a true form of the Holy Trinity Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara who incarnated on the earth in a human form. Our Divine Father, neither had any formal worldly education nor was he familiar with any Epics. Yet, He was such a Sadguru, who commanded the Srishti, ruled the universe and saved the mankind. Devotees, blessed by His Divine Glory, have become purified and sacred and have realized that God, indeed has a Form and Name. The leelas displayed by God-Incarnate persons are beyond the grasp of human intellect. Their birth and death are so mysterious that they are ever-elusive to evaluate with human wit. Similarly,
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Bhagavan Sri Sri Sri Venkaiah Swamys year of birth is an unsolved mystery. But, responding to His devotees whole-hearted appeals, Gurudeva, the Creator, Himself disclosed through a Srishti Cheeti about His birth. Since the Srishti Karta (Gurudeva, the Trikala Jnani, is well aware of the past, present and future) the Creator, Himself narrates the matter and ensures that the same written on a Cheeti (paper slip), it is called a Srishti Cheeti.

SRISHTI CHEETI

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Chit relating to Podalakuru Venkataiah :


For the pain in the buttock, left leg and elbow of right arm, it is Anjaneya Swamy and for the pain in the thigh it is the Universal Mother (Ammavaru) who removed the pain. I am the sixth person suffering the pain and treading the path of Venkatagiri Muddu Krishnaiahs brother. For the pain in the elbow of right arm and for the pain in the left knee; eight lakh crores worth Gems and 10 lakh crores worth precious stones have been bestowed by the creation. All the daughters-in-law of the house have agreed for six days postponement. Divinity incarnate, Kaliyuga Avatara, Gurudeva, Bhagavan Sri Sri Sri Venkaiah Swamy was born at Nagula Vellaturu of Atmakuru Taluq, Nellore District. In course of time, the village became famous as Nagaleturu As the fruit of the penance performed by father Sompalli Penchaia Naidu and mother Pitchamma, he was born as their eldest son. He has two younger brothers Venkatadri Naidu and Chinappa Naidu and a sister, Mangamma. The family of Swamy had two houses, two cattle sheds and about ten acres of land. From childhood, he never used to mingle with the children of his age, but used to move like a mad man here and there. The local people used to call him a Mad Venkatapathi. Swamy from his childhood used to do hard physical labour. Swamy while taking care of cows used to examine the palms of his fellow cattle grazers and tell their future. Others used to pile up the dung cakes with the help of sticks dubiously placed in between the cakes to show that they collected more. Swamy used to pile them right from the ground. Thus, from childhood, Swamy demonstrated that one should work hard and be honest. If anybody did not hear his words, he used to disturb the pile and press it with his legs, teaching them a lesson. In those days while he was bringing bundles of grass, if anybody on the way said, Venkaiah we do not have grass for cattle, he used to throw the heap of grass there itself and go on his way. From childhood he used to move without showing any distinction
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between yours and mine. Until completion of twenty two years he used to do the work of two persons single handedly and learnt all other different works of an agricultural family. In those days running like a madcap he used to shout, at home gold has been dropped. The thieves dropped it, go and see. As if to prove all religions, castes and faiths are one, he used to snatch the food of harijans from behind while they were going in the streets and run to a distant place and eat it. Once when Sri Nutheti Sriramulu Naidu, a native of Nagula Vellaturu was giving food to Sri Hazarath, a harijan of the same village, Swamy suddenly came there, snatched the food which was in the hands of hazarath and ran way. Unable to control his anger Hazartaiah blurted out saying what a devilish act is this!. Fearing that Sri Venkaiah might be around, people of the Mala, Madiga and Chakali castes of the village while returning to their homes after getting alms from the local houses used to come in groups. Even then, somehow without their knowledge, Swamy used to take their food and eat it. When any one asked why he had taken their food, he used to laugh in his special way.

THE WAY GURUDEVA TAKES FOOD


Some times he used to go to different houses, beg for food, collect it and used to distribute it to crows, dogs and ants and then offering homage to the sun god with folded hands, he used to take the food for himself. When Swamy was called to take food in a house, the women folk or the members of the house hold had to serve all the items in a leaf (vistari) for eating and leave him alone. Then only would he commence taking food. These details were given on Monday 30.06.80 by Sri Veluru Obul Naidu, an eighty three year old contemporary of Swamy living in Nagula Vellaturu. In this state he used to roam around the village shouting Chakali Yogam, Mangali Yogam, Jakkala Yogam, Budabukkala

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Yogam Kikara Bakara, Dookudu Boora, Yakara Saidu. Because he was taking food from other castes, the elders of the village once scolded him. From that day he stopped going to others houses. He was criticized and expelled by own caste people. Some elders with an intention to bring Swamy back into the caste; as a ritual of repentance (prayaschitta) burnt his tongue with a hot golden ring (It was the superstition in those days that this procedure would purify the man). The maternal uncle of Swamy, Korrakuti Narasappa Naidu thinking that Swamy was a mad man or influenced by planetary disturbances, tied him to a tree, had his head clean shaven and applied different herbal decoctions to his head on the advice of various doctors. Many talismans tied by many charmers could control Gurudeva only for two days. On the third day he freed himself and continued to behave as before. When he felt tired roaming all around, he used to take rest on a bullock cart which was available on the street. In those days whenever he used to come across young women on the streets, entire body of Gurudeva used to become rigid. Only after they went out of sight his body becomes normal. Externally the physical body seemed to become rigid, because he used to control his mental attitudes with reins of knowledge so that it might not waver. That was how Gurudeva passed his childhood and teenage. Despite measures to control him by own caste people, he behaved as he wished. All efforts of Swamys relatives to ensure Swamy marriage went in vain. Thinking that the mental imbalance of Swamy had increased, there were incidents when he was tied to a tree and given a good beating. Swamy, who is personified Brahman used to bear all these troubles with a smile, not even uttering a harsh word for his torturer. It seemed as if he used to invite them fearlessly, thus setting an example for us that all these troubles are for the body and the soul is not affected. Such was our father, Gurudeva. One day Swamy was sitting on the platform (mandapam) at Lord Sree Rama Devastanam. Using harsh words, Sri Kannam
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Vekama Naidu a native of that village with a few other ignorant persons slapped Swamy and threw him out of the Mandapam, saying, You, who eat the food of harijans have no right to enter the temple premises. After this incident Swamy lost interest in the village. Later on Sri Kannam Venkama Naidu faced many troubles, went on losing weight and breathed his last. One day some wicked people of that village who were of Swamys age called him for lunch. Swamy accepted their invitation. Wishing to insult Swamy, the mean persons cooked meat and were awaiting Gurudevas arrival. What is that the Divine Master cannot know? To teach them a lesson the divinity incarnate placed burning faggots on his head and two more on his shoulders and came to the place of invitation as the Fire-God personified. Seeing the Master as a deity of death, afraid the wicked people ran away. From that day Swamy made a bullock cart which was lying idle in his fields as his bed. His family members used to bring food for him there itself. He used to work in the fields when required and at other times used to live according to his wishes. Generally in day time to avoid others, he used to stay alone behind a big bundle of Jonna Choppa.

THOROUGH PRACTICE DARSHAN OF SRI SAI


One day Swamy tied a well trained bullock and an untrained calf to the plough. As the calf was not habituated for this kind of work It did not cooperate with the bullock and remained standing. Swamyin a fit of anger hurt the calf. Shedding tears, it looked at Swamy writhing in pain. As Swamy was of divine origin, filled with compassion his heart melted. He left the plough and whip there itself and sat under a Uleendra tree nearby. Those who brought lunch for Swamy from home, not finding Swamy any where saw the plough pointed stick and the calf which was looking back. They
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were freed from the plough so that they might graze and searched for Gurudeva, but could not find him. The moment Swamy hit the untrained calf with His pointed stick and the animal looked at Him in pain, Swamys heart-beat galloped. Fear gripped Him. Not knowing what to do, He could not stand there and ran to the nearby village, Chintalatmakuru. He used to run between the two villages shouting day and night fear, fear. Sometimes He used to ask people to shut him alone in a house and sitting under a cot used to shout fear, fear. His relatives thinking that He had become mad, tortured him by forcing to take different herbal medicines. He also went to Balaji Raopeta which was three miles away from Chintalatmakuru. In those days Swamy used to go to the place where lambs and sheep were kept and used to sleep there on the stem of palmyra leaves (thati matta). He used to take food at nights, if offered by the shepherds. Early in the morning He used to go deep into the forests away from the human habitat and used to comeback to the place where the sheep were kept at night. When this routine was being continued, the relatives at Nagula Vellaturu unable to trace Swamy, came to Balaji Raopeta and came to know the above facts. They asked local people to catch hold of Swamy, tie him and inform them. That night when Swamy returned to that place to take rest, with great difficulty ten strong people could capture and tied him and then they sent word to Nagula Vellaturu. Again the villagers at Nagula Vellaturu tortured him using various herbal lotions. He escaped again and started living in the fields as before. (These incidents were narrated by Sri Gutta Ramaiah Garu, a native of Balaji Raopeta on Sunday night 17.01.88 at Guru Nilayam) One day when Sri. Swamy was hiding behind a Jonna Chappa, on the village outskirts in the fields, a saint wearing a white Kaphni gave him Darshan. It was noon time. The Saint asked Swamy that he wanted milk. Immediately Swamy went to the village and got milk with sugar mixed in a vessel and gave hospitalSatcharitra of Bhagavan Sri Sri Sri Venkaiah Swamy of Golagamudi

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ity to the Saint. The great Saint accepted Swamis hospitality with great joy and wrote on the Swamys tongue some Bijaksharas (holy letters of initiation). We strongly believe that the great Saint is none other than Shirdi Sai baba. As a proof I am narrating a real incident to the readers. Sri Vaman Bhai Patel visited the temple of Sri Somanath at the young age of eight years around 1881 or 1882 A.D. He saw a muslim faqir outside the temple. He saw the faqir later many times around the temple. After 29 years in 1911 he was astonished when he saw the same Fakir at Shirdi. He was told by the villagers that for the last 50 years Baba had never left Shirdi. But he told them that he saw this same mahatma near Somanath temple. It is astonishing that these incarnations co-existed in the same period, displaying leelas of each other. At that time Sri Swamys age was about twenty five. Swamy lost alI worldly interests but as some responsibilities were yet to be fulfilled, He decided to complete them, Therefore he left his village and did agriculture at East Khambampadu and made arrangements that these earnings be given to his parents. He gave his share of his ancestral property to his sister Mangamma and thus became free from all worldly bondages, seeking the protection of the divine power. The Swamy with discriminative intellect moved from that place, reached a Margosa tree on the outskirts of Madapalli village. Noticing that the branches of that huge tree were hanging into the middle of a big well, he decided that the place is suitable for his Sadhana. From that day, twisting both his legs to the branches of tree and hanging downwards into the well, day and night he was engrossed in various ascetic practices. At the time of these practices, when he used to lose consciousness in the process of linking Jeevatma with Paramatma and attaining self-realization, the body which was being supported by the branches losing the grip, used to fall in the well. The body of five elements getting contact with water, which is one of the elements, came back to consciousness, with an intense desire to
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merge in God, never leaving dedication to Yoga again and again and started its Sadhana for liberation. Hanging like a bat from the tree, he was always immersed in Tapas. In this Sadhana, cleansing himself of the sins of many lives, developing the noble instincts of previous births, he continued meditation. He dedicated one full year in ascetic practices and conquering the illusion of sleep, he reached the state of continuous awakening. By that time, Gurudeva was about 27 years. After finishing these practices endowed with continuous knowledge, strength and Tejas to get control over Mula Prakruti, which is made up of Satwa, Rajas and Tamo Gunas and is the form of Vishnu; Swamy who had a physical body, invisible to anyone, went straight to Penchalakona. Swamy spent some time in Upasana in the caves not seen by others. In the course of that Upasana, Swamy remained hidden from all, spent some time behind the bushes on the north side of the temple of Sri Lakshmi. During those days, it rained one day in torrents continuing till mid-night and the water was overflowing all over. It was dark on the new moon day. Unable to find any way and unable to bear the gush of flowing waters, he strongly embraced the trunk of a tree. Swamy felt that there was something very smooth between him and the tree and thought that in the dark night if he missed the grapple hold, he would be washed away in the rushing waters. He enjoyed the smooth touch between him and-the tree till early morning. As the dawn came and the rush of the waters reduced, Swamy also loosened his grip on the tree. Oh! What a great surprise, throughout the dark night between Swamy and the tree, the Adishesha himself slept as a bed. It is the duty of Adishesha to serve Maha Vishnu as a bed in Vaikunta and because Swamy was an incarnation of Srimann Narayana, Adisesha Himself served him by offering his body as a bed. What else can we say other than that of Gurudeva who is the Divinity Incarnate. Then Swamy separated himself from the tree. Adishesha with the satisfaction of performing its duty, simply moved away.

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THE POWER OF PENANCE (TAPOYOGA) AT PENCHALAKONA


When Swamy was in Penchalakona for some days, he used to sleep on the compound wall of a choultry constructed by some business people of Nellore and used to drink water from a nearby canal. In those days he generally used to go to the forest on the mountains early in the morning and after coming back in the evening, he used to relax on the compound wall of the choultry. What sort of food he used to take in those days? Only God knows. What intense practices he performed throughout the day in the mountains and forests, one cannot even guess. During this sadhana period, one day Swamy was climbing the Southern hills towards .the West of Penchalakona temple. On the way he had to go through bushes full of thorns (undra-chandra kampa). After going some distance he was unable to move forward. When he tried to return back it was not possible. While the dusk was descending, a peculiar incident took place. When Swamy was unable to find the way, a person attired as a worshipper of Basava (Jangama Veshadhari) questioned, standing behind Swamy, ayya, what are you searching for? Immediately Swamy replied that he was unable to find the way. The person asked Swamy to follow him. Following the man dressed as a Jangama, Swamy came down the mountain and reached the four pillared Mandapam. Then the man vanished behind the tree. Since Swamy was an incarnation of divinity, God Himself showed the way as a man dressed in a tribal attire. What great luck it was that we could see and serve the physical incarnation of God who in this age of Kali was shown the path by God Himself. Let us remember our Gurudeva and think how blessed we are! None can determine a value to our lives. That is why the words that Gurudeva made me to utter in Gurustuti as, it is our good fortune that we are able to serve your feet. It is the result of pious deeds done in many earlier lives, are literally true.

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During this period of Upasana by Sri Swamy, when he was sitting in the Ammanni Devstanam, from the west door of Penchala Swamy Devasthanam Sanctum Sanctorum (Garbhagudi), an old Brahmin came out with a stick in his hand, wearing wooden sandals and shining brilliantly. Swamy in complete humility and devotion by seeing this mahatma from a distance went forward to receive him. It seems that the divine form which came out from the Garbha Gudi of Sri Pemchalakona Narasimha Swamy Devasthanam entered into Swamy himself. I am narrating a quotation of Gurudeva from Geethamrutham: Myself and Penchala Narasimha Swamy are one and the same It has already been made clear to us that Swamy was an incarnation of Sri Maha Vishnu, when Adishesha himself rested under him as a bed in the midst of flowing waters in Penchalakona forest. When in the mountains Swamy said that he was unable to find the way, that is the path of liberation, Parameshwara Himself appeared as Jangam Veshadhari. This itself is enough to conclude that Swami was of Shivamsha (part of Siva). The merging of the brilliant divine form shining with Brahmavarchhas coming out of Penchala Narasimha Swamys temple proves that Swamy was of Brahmamsha (part of Brahma) also. The above three incidents prove that Swamy was not a human but a combination of the Holy Trinity - Brahma, Vishnu, Maheshwara. Swamy was an absolute Para Brahma. He was the combined form of Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara in physical form (in accordance with the necessity) of a Kaliyuga Daivam. God incarnates Himself in the human form to dictate dharma to humanity. That is what Sri Krishna told Arjuna in Bhagavad Gita. To keep his promise of Sambhavami Yuge Yuge God incarnated himself in many forms to help mankind and our Gurudeva, Venkaiah Swamy is one of them.
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KANWA MAHARSHI DARSHAN OF RISHIS MANIFESTATION OF THE UNIVERSAL GODDESS (JAGANMATHA)


Thus, Swamy spent three years in ascetic practices at Penchala Kona, The age of Swamy was about 30 years at that time. One day when Swamy was in deep meditation, Sri Kanwa Maharshi appeared before him. Swamy with extreme joy prostrated before him and satisfied him by his services. Sri. Kanwa Maharshi invited Swamy to come with him to a distant place and touched the eyes of Swamy with his divine hands and placed his thumb between Swamis eyebrows. In an instant Swamy found himself along with Kanwa Maharshi in a cave at Ahobilam (a mountain dedicated to Sri Narasimha Swamy). At Ahobilam, Sri Kanwa Maharshi and Swamyhad the darshan of 101 Maharshis. Swamy showed due respect to all and served them. Then Sri Kanwa Maharshi told the Rishis as follows... O! Mahatmas, I told whatever I knew completely to this great man. All of you should also grant your powers to this man. Saying so, he vanished. Swamy served the Rishis there for three and half days and learned the vidyas and shaktis from them. On the noon of the fourth day, Swamy found himself on the outskirts of Ahobilam forest. Swamy did not know from which way he had entered the caves and came out. He could not even find a trace of the 101 Rishis he had served. Of the 101 Rishis, some Rishis took only air as food, hanging with heads down from the branches of trees, leaving the physical bodies to the vagaries of Sun and Varuna. Some did Tapas in Seershasana (a yogic feat), some had deer and tiger skins as asanas and some were completely naked. What Swamy gained in the three and half days he spent with these Deva Rishis, one dont know. Only He alone knew. From that day onwards, forgetting thirst and hunger Swamy entered a state of other worldly bliss. Elders call this state as an infinite eternal bliss devoid of all external

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worldly affairs. In those days Swamy used to wear a piece of jute cloth as lion cloth (koupina) and used to tie another jute cloth to his head and carry an axe on his shoulders like Parasurama. In this state of internal bliss, forgetting the external world, for thirteen years Swamy wandered all over India from Cape comerin to Himalayas. I am reproducing the divine words of Gurudeva as proof of this. Venkaiah walked for thirteen years. Thus Gurudeva spent his days in mountains and forests doing purifying rites and penances. In this period the Divine Mother appeared before him and showered Her Grace on him. The utterances of Gurudeva from the Gitamrutam are direct evidences. 2nd chapter : 95th Geetha: Mysore king should think. 98th Geetha : Then Swamy saw God. 162nd Geetha : The Mysore King gave Dalam Swamy. Explanation: Gurudeva Bhagavan Sri Sri Sri Venkaiah Swamy conquering jealousy, hatred, greed and attachment through self control, established the Paramatma in Himself, that is, he could win over creation (Srusti), preservation (Sthiti) and destruction (Laya). He became the lord of nine kinds of riches (navanidhi), eight kinds of Sidhis and other various powers. For some time he did tapas in the presence of Penchalakona Narasimha Swamy. For some time he did tapas in the presence of Chamundeswari Mahasakthi. He realized Paramatma there and became a part of Him. Throughout the period of the penance Swamy exercised total self control, eating only leaves. At that time, not giving prominence to the rules and regulations of caste, creed and religion, treating all as himself, giving them due respect, he used to accept the offerings of Jaggayya and Pitchayya of Mala Caste. Compassion is the greatest of all mantras. This is mantra of the wish-fulfilling tree (kalpavruksha), said Gopala Krishna, that is, Sri Krishna Paramatma. In compassion exist all the divinities. Compassion envelopes all directions. There is no other way for liberation than compassion.
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ARRIVAL AT MADRAS
Swamy being blessed by the Divine Mother, not knowing thirst and hunger roamed for thirteen years. At last he took rest on the steps of the Madras High Court. Swamy had roamed all over the world thirteen years. By that time Swamy was 42 years old. When the Swamy awakened again, the worldly ties were re-established and he became thirsty and hungry. At that time he wrapped a gunny bag to the waist, sporting a gunny cloth as a headgear and an axe on his shoulder and the financial condition was nil. From that day hunger and thirst which are basic necessities to every human being reappeared. Full of hunger, he did not know whom to ask and how to ask! He heard the sound of a running machine coming from a nearby building and was attracted by it. When Swamy went there he found that it was a groundnut mill. Our father standing before the building, seeing the heaps of groundnuts asked, ayya! I am hungry. Please give me some groundnuts. The proprietor of the mill seeing Mahatma, with full reverence said, ayya! On that corner are the nuts! Eat to your satisfaction but please do not take them outside. He added you can come at any time you want and consume groundnuts to your satisfaction. Swamy sat before the heap of groundnuts and ate. Later he said he was not aware of the quantity he had consumed. We do not know what amount of hunger the illusion of Kali created in our Swamy, who before that had not eaten for thirteen years. This was told by Swamy to his devoted disciple Sri Chalama Naidu. After satisfying his hunger with groundnuts, naturally he felt thirsty. When the Narayana incarnate Swamy came out, he saw before him at a distance the waves of the ocean. Immediately he went to the sea and drank sea water, quenching his thirst. He went directly to the High Court buildings, relaxing on the steps he went to sleep. For two days he slept and when he woke up, said, five Judges wrote the accounts. When he felt hungry, he used to eat groundnuts at the mill and drink water from the sea. At present people
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An artistic imagination of how Gurudeva looked-alike at the age of 42 years, wrapping a gunny cloth to His waist, sporting a gunny cloth as a headgear and so on.
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are worshiping Venkaiah Swamy as their Lord, their God and a great saint. But at that time even though the external appearance of Swamy was repulsive, how great and noble was the proprietor of that groundnut mill, who reverentially invited Gurudeva. Because of the pious actions of his past lives, he gave hospitality for some years when the Swamy was hungry! We offer our heart felt namaskarams to that lucky person. We do not hear of any person who survived in this Kaliyuga after drinking the sea waters. Even in the puranas it is said that Mahamuni Agasthya is the only person who drank the sea waters. How lucky we are that we could serve this Yuga Purusha, Divinity Incarnate, seeing him and telling about him to others. In those days Swamy used to tie a gunny bag around his waist, placing an axe on his shoulders with another gunny bag covering his physical body. Swamy used to take rest on the steps of the high court, eating ground nuts when hungry and drinking sea water when thirsty. At other times he used to roam in the streets of Madras. In those days on a hot summer day, before the houses of the wealthy people, he saw smooth mattresses, pillows and covers made of velvet being kept in the sun for drying. When he saw them, for a moment, Swamy felt an urge to sleep on them. To teach a lesson to the mind which was craving a smooth bed for the comfort of the physical body, immediately he went to the outskirts of the city where the plants of Nagajamudu (a kind of cactus plant with sharp poisonous thorns) were growing, axed and laid them as a bed. At that time a man saw this from a great distance and fearing that a mad man was rolling on the thorns and might die, came running there. Even then Swamy was engrossed in his work and did not notice the person or hear the sound of the new comer near him. The passerby asked Swamy, being a normal human being, why are you behaving like this?. Afraid as if, Swamy answered, ayya, this (mind) wanted a silk bed, thats why I have prepared this bed. This desire is now fulfilled. When the stranger saw the back of Swamy thinking that a number of thorns had pierced and blood might be oozing, was astonished to see that there was not a single
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sign of thorns piercing the skin or any trace of blood. Instead, all the thorns of Nagajamudu were flattened. Seeing this peculiar scene, the traveller understood that Swamy was a great man and ran away to tell the nearby people about the miracle. When a large group of people came to have darashan of this Mahatma, he quietly disappeared from there knowing well that people would not allow him to move freely. He went directly to the railway station and started roaming near the railway station. In those days hundreds of workers (coolies) were engaged on the Egmore railway line. Seeing Swamy, they asked if he desired to work. Gurudeva immediately accepted and worked as a coolie on a wage of six annas per day. After working for a few days like this, a very peculiar incident happened. One day, due to some signal fault on the Madras - Rameswaram line, two trains came opposite to each other on the same track. Recognizing that a disastrous accident is likely to occur in a few moments, the Divinity Incarnate, protector of the helpless, Swamy jumped between the two approaching trains about to collide, stretched both his hands and ordered the two trains to stop. As per Gurudevas order, both the trains approaching fast in opposite direction have instantly stopped. Jumped in between the two thundering trains, Shouting at the Godly mandate to stop, The trains came to a screeching halt They sang glories of the Swamy in hope. The helpless drivers who were aware of the imminent accident were astonished and were unable to guess how the trains had come to a sudden halt. Hundreds of travellers who were sure of going to the other world, and were in a terrified state, took some time to learn that they were safe and realized the great miraculous help rendered by Swamy. The one who saves people from the clutches of death is the Lord Himself. The officials and coolies working there realized that Swamy who had saved the lives of so many people was not a colleague of theirs but a God in human
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form. The travellers singing praises and hailing Swamy did circumbulations (pradakshinas) to him for saving their lives and offered heaps of money. Our Gurudeva is beyond the grip of worldly ties and attractions of money. The moment the passengers realized His greatness, anticipating that they would not allow him to move from that place, behaving like an insane person, Swamy escaped from there. It seems that he roamed in and around Madras for a period of about four years.

DARSHAN OF KANCHI VARADARAJA SWAMY VISIT TO RAJAPADMAPURAM


Swamy reached Kanchi from Madras. At Kanchi, Swamy used to stay in the Devasthanam of Sri Varadaja Swamy. At Rajapadmapuram, near Kanchi, relatives of Swamy were large in number. They generally used to go to Kanchi to get household items. Wondering that mad Venkaiah was there, they came together and took him to Rajapadmapuram. Swamy installed the idol of Sri Narasimha Swamy there. He used to visit the Devasthanam of Sri Alamgedu Nataraja Swamy which was near by. The people of Rajapadmapurarn who first thought that Swamy was mad, after understanding his divine leelas, started worshipping him as God with utmost reverence. Gurudeva was completely non-attached. He ate, but did not know the taste. He did not enjoy the scenes whatever he saw. In celibacy he was equal to Lord Hanuman. He did not show any interest in any thing. He was pure, conscious and completely detached. Not seeing any thing, he was a complete Yogi. Such a Mahatma keeps away from worldly pleasures. Therefore, Swamy not showing any interest in the honours given by people, slowly left that place. For some time he lived in mountains and forests of Tirupathi, Penchalakona, Srisailam and Badrachalam, performing various penances (tapas). Calculating the Karmas of many lives with the full knowledge and staying here
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and there he came back to Nellore District after one year. There Swamy went to a place by name Chenna Reddy near Lakshmipurum which is about a mile from Duttaluru Village. He constructed for himself an ashram with the help of revered Sri Keshava Avadhuta and Sri Subbayya Swamy. Swamy was 48 years of age. There these three Mahatmas spent two years together. From there they went to Kakuvaripalli which is about two miles north of Kotiteertham, constructed an ashram (hermitage) and spent two years there also. After that, Swamy never stayed permanently in any town or village but used to roam around all the villages and nearby places, such as ... Madapalle, Koti Teerdham. Teluguraya Puram, Penna Badvelu, Isukapalli, Revuru, Minagallu, Venkatareddy Palle,. Kothapalle, Kachadevarayapalle, Bedusupalle, Srinivasa Purum, Ananthasagaram, Talupuru, Cherlopalle, KulIuru, Rajupalem, Mudugedu, Inukurthi and Deegani. These were some of the places he frequented. We are not capable of numerating the places where divinity can roam. But with the details I could gather, I have given the names of some of the villages. Can human beings say that the divine physical form pervading every where is located at a particular place? One can be recognized as an incarnation if He conforms to the requisites detailed in Brahma Sutras 111-3-32. He roams all over the world as Omnipotent and Omnipresent. Even though he moves in this world, he is always engrossed in Brahman and there is nothing in this world which can lure him. Likewise, our Sadguru incarnated as an Avatara in this Kaliyuga. He was Omnipotent and Omnipresent. The entire population saw him as Sri Venkaiah Swamy who left a few indications of his movements and thereby bestowed great blessings on us. What else can He be other than God incarnate?

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PRACTICE OF YOGA AT KAPILA WELLS


The physical body of Paramatma was now 52 years old. During his wanderings Swamy used to do tapas, hanging with head down in the wells situated in the garden on the outskirts of the villages. The farmers who used to take their bullocks for agricultural purposes early in the mornings and seeing Swamy there, accepted him as the incarnation of divinity and not desiring to disturb his tapas, silently brought back their bullocks. In each garden Swamy used to spend two or three days in tapas in that manner. The farmers intending not to disturb the incarnation of divinity used to stop all their routine activities during the stay of Swamy in their gardens. They again started their routine when Swamy finished his tapas. Some times Swamy in the period of his tapas losing his grip of the tree used to fall in the well. Again he used to get-up and start his tapas as usual. After performing tapas for two or three days at one place, he used to shift his location to another garden. Gurudeva being happy with the devotion and faith of Sri Podaparthi Narasappa Naidu, a resident of Madapalle village stayed longer in the premises of his house and sanctified it by the dust of his feet. Sri Naidu who was loved by the Swamy was afraid of water because he did not know swimming. The All Knowing Gurudeva to remove the fear of water of his devotee asked him to Iie on water. Without thinking of the pros and cons he followed the order. That is how a disciple should have complete faith in His Master. Gurudeva, the Necatarine Form, whoever approach him, is capable of making them immortal. The Guru Swamy is capable of creating anything by mere wish. He does not need any means to get results. For the pious soul of Sri Naidu, the word of Gurudeva who was divinity incarnate was enough. From that day onwards, he could lie flat even on fast flowing waters without any fear by chanting the name of Gurudeva. Gurudeva spent four days in his tapas going to one of the gardens. Every day going with his bullocks, the proprietor after
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having darshan of Swamy used to come back silently. The proprietor seeing that the garden was drying due to lack of sufficient watering was greatly worried and was counting every moment for Swamy to break his tapas. He was waiting in great concern without causing any disturbance to Swamy. On the fifth day, the divinity incarnate approached to the edge of the well after finishing his tapas. As soon as Swamy stopped his penance, the proprietor started drawing the water from the well with the help of the bullocks. Swamy started diverting the water that was being drawn out from the well towards a waste land. Swamy said, that was the wish of God. The proprietor continued to draw the water, greatly worried about the wastage of the water. Seeing this creative activity (channeling the drawn water to wasteland without allowing it to wet the garden) with great anger the proprietor attempted to push Swamy by placing his hands on the throat shouting, for four days you did not allow me to supply water to the garden and now when I am working hard to wet the trees, you are wasting water like this. Swamy going two or three yards ahead, showed Abhaya Hastham (a gesture of assurance of protection) lifting his right hand. The proprietor thinking that Swamy was showing some signs with his hands, looked back. He had a very peculiar experience. The land on which the bullocks and the bullock driver who was sitting on the platform rose to a height of one foot and were about to fall into the well. By the effect of Swamys Abhaya Hastham, the two bullocks and the bullock driver seemed as if they were coming back to their original position. It is to be witnessed to be understood. The farmer with great repentance and grief for his wicked action, out of deep fear fell at the lotus feet of Swamy and sought protection. Gurudeva who was an incarnation of Parabrahma Himself, the root cause of the entire creation, Srishti, Sthithi and Laya happening in Himself could see any being different from Himself. That is why He is the divinity incarnate. The Anadha Rakshaka (the protector of the helpless) and Apadbhandhava (the relation of all those who are in trouble), dayapethudu (one who is full of compassion), with great love excused the farmer.

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Love never abuses. Love never searches for the faults. Love endures what ever may be the difficulties with utmost patience. God means Love. Love is God. To realize the Love of Incarnate, the only way is Love. The goal is also Love. Such people who tread that path shall invite the love of God into their hearts and they will always enjoy the privilege of keeping affinity with the God. When God is available to us, when He is moving along with us, it is good to invite him into our hearts. From that day, people started praising the miraculous powers of Gurudeva with thousands of voices and realizing, Swamy as an incarnation of Sriman Narayana, they sought his blessings.

ASSESSMENT OF GOD
God = Divinity Angels Brahmam The ways = The farmer, the tax given to the king for the land Karma, means the creation of the Universe Akarma, means Parabrahman (inactivity) Gurudeva diverted a part of the water drawn by the farmer towards dry fields. Swamysaid that this action was His divine act. Land is the visible God. Every type of energy can be found in the Earth. The Mother earth contains in herself the element of water which gives energy to the whole humanity. The agriculturists cultivate only the land which they think fertile and by their hard work and service they harvest the grains required for the mankind. Hard work always gives good result. They not only get DhanyaIakshmi (food grains) but also get money. So their physical requirements are also fulfilled and therefore they live in contentment in the world according to the wheel of time.

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Creation is equal throughout and we cannot divide it as fertile and non-fertile. In the eyes of God everything in the world is a divine creation. Some people live in the illusion that only a part of the land is fertile. As every thing in the Universe is Brahman there is no differentiation as fertile and non-fertile, useful and not useful. God, who is All-Pervading has no limits. In this infinite limitless earth the powers of the Anantha (infinite) co-exist. Not differentiating between personal and that of others and realizing the truth that all are equal, if we make efforts, wealth can be generated. To make this truth of creation understood by the people, Gurudeva behaved like this. O! Man! Being enchanted by life, squeezed with different tensions and working only for worldly desires, do not waste your Life. Try to understand the creation, its root cause and realizing the Parabrahaman, chanting the name, turn your eyes towards His message. Feed the hunger - Save the sufferer With love and compassion towards all beings we should live in this world is the great message which the Parahbrahma incarnate Bhagavan Sri Sri Sri Venkaiah Swamy gives to us in this age. Giving directions, to turn our lives towards light is the message of Kaliyuga Avatara, Gurudeva.

Inner Meaning
Gurudeva who is a Parahbrahmam Himself, after tapas used the stream of his tejas i.e., illumination in the form of water to make the barren land fertile. He gave water to hearts which were dark with illusion i.e., he illumined their hearts.

Special Meaning
Asthi - Bhathi - Priyam Asthi - That which exists - eternal
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Bhathi The self illumination Priyam - That which gives favourable results at all times and places. In this world, it is the Parabrahman which is truth and eternal. It is the Parabrhamam which is self-illuminating. It is the light which gives to beings what is liked by them or good for them. The process of self-surrender to the Lord of the world in search of truth is the tax the human being has to pay in order to reach the eternal self-illuminating god. The public who called him as mad Venkaiah are now serving him as divinity incarnate repeating his name as Venkaiah Swamy. Wherever tapas Swamy did in a garden to divert the waters as a stream, that land became very fertile and gave more yield to the farmer making him rich. All the fields which were touched by His Holy Feet became fertile. The owners of the fields who did not benefit by Bhagavans Foot touch, observing the wealth generated by the fields were lucky enough to get the privilege of His touch. In contrary, those who tired to produce more yield, provided more water and fertilizers but could not obtain even half of the crop produced by the lands sanctified by His Feet. They could not compete with these fields and the difference can be seen very clearly. Realizing the truth, farmers awaited his arrival at their gardens with a thousand eyes. Whom to bless, where, how and when only Swamy knew. Human being can never understand. He used to bestow His Grace only on those who serve Him with body, mind and soul (Trikarana suddhi). He never cared for the allurements. Those house holders who were graced by Swamy used to look after the needs of Swamy and serve him in all respects. Hearing about the miracles of Swamy, the nearby villagers came in large crowds seeking his grace and blessings. The omniscient, omnipotent Swamy, unfolding their past, present and future, used to give them protective blessings from their impending dangers. He also bestowed them with sufficient patience and energy to bear difficulties and sanctioned both the worldly and heavenly happiness.

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Sri Koteswara Swamy at Kotiteerdham

Goddess Parvathi at Sri Koteswara Swamy Temple

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KOTITEERDHAM - THE SHRINE ITS IMPORTANCE


The abode of Lord Koteswara with Goddess Parvathi at Kotiteertham, a village situated on the southern side of river Penna, Atmakur Taluk, Nellore District, is an ancient and very sacred place. Legends say that Sage Parasurama installed the Shiva Linga (the emblematic representation of Shiva) during the Treta Yuga. Siva means auspicious. He established this to keep the creation happy. It was known as Dakshina Kasi, i.e., Southern Benares. Later it was covered by and got buried in the earth. A shepherd was going there with his cows every day. One among the cows was going there and offering milk to the Shiva Linga and joining the other cows silently in the evening. This cow, the blessed soul, had been doing this without any hindrance or hesitation. One day, an incident of rare virtue and opportunity was witnessed by this spiritually-ignorant shepherd. Being illiterate, uncultured and brutal, in a state of emotion he hit the Linga with his axe. The traces of damage on the head of the Linga can be noticed even now. As a result, the shepherd became blind then and there itself and started crying. Having realized the sin he had committed, begging pardon for his unholy act, he began to render service to the Lord. After some days Lord Shiva got pleased and restored back his eye sight. He felt thrilled with the regaining of his eye sight and constructed a small temple there as a mark of gratitude. In this way the miraculous power of Lord Shiva was made known to the world. Later Kotiraju, a feudal king was travelling through this area with his men and money packed on the backs of cows. From a distance they noticed a gang of robbers approaching them on horses. The king then surrendered at the Feet of Lord Shiva, situated on a southern side of the river Penna and decided to construct a grand temple for the Lord if he safely reached his country. They crossed the river and reached the other bank before the thieves could approach them. But as soon as they all reached the other side safely,
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The stones that have been transported on elephants and laid as steps at the bathing-ghat on the banks of river Penna

The Moraceae (Marri Ficus benghalensis) tree planted by Gurudeva at Kotiteerdham

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The birth-place of Gurudeva at Nagula Vellaturu village, Nellore Dist., AP

Late Sri Chinnappa Naidu, brother of Gurudeva, who reached the divine abode on 09.10.1991
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the river at once was flooded with water, giving no chance for the thieves to cross the river and reach them. The king who was greatly benefited by this miracle, kept his word. He engaged elephants for carrying huge boulders and constructed wide steps so that the river water might not enter the temple. The temples of Lord Subrahmanya on the South West, Goddess Parvathi in the North West were also constructed. It is believed that great saints come and pay homage to the Swamy at nights. Many people have attained salvation here. To quote a few, His Holiness Sri Kesava Avadhuta, Sri Papayya Swamy, Sri Subbaiah Swamy, Sri Yagna Siddhi Sadananda Baba, Bhagavan Sri Sri Sri Venkaiah Swamy, Brahma Sri Ramanaiah are some. His Holiness Sri Kesava Avadhuta was born in 1932 (approximately) at Akkwlaya Palle of Kadapa District. He was a Digambara and his Samadhi is at Akkulayapelle. His holiness Sri Papayya Swamy was born at Kottavangulu village of Kavall Taluk, Nellore District. He attained salvation in the year 1940. His Holiness Sri Yanga Siddhi Sadananda Baba merged with God in the year 1977 at Rekkamaru village, Kadiri town of Anathapur District. Those who take bath in the holy Penna river, do Pradakshinas (going round the temple premises) and serve the Lord, they are sure to be released from the clutches of their previous bad Karma and would attain Salvation. We can now see a huge Banyan tree flourishing well with its branches to the North East of Lord Koteeswara. It was planted by Bhagavan Sri Sri Sri Venkaiah Swamy. These details were given on 09-12-87 in Nellore by Bhramarshi Sri Ramanaiah Swamy varu who built a platform around this Banyan tree planted by Venkaiah Swamy. He also built a Gita Mandir on the north side. His mother, late Smt Subbamma planted a Banyan tree in the east, opposite to the main entrance. It has now grown big and Sri Ramanaiah Swamy performed Maha Rudra Yagna under this tree. Our Gurudeva reached this grand place of the piSatcharitra of Bhagavan Sri Sri Sri Venkaiah Swamy of Golagamudi

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ous Kotiteertham, the abode of Lord Shiva.

Prayer
The trees come running when so ordered The Fire, The Wind and The Waters obey your orders I am unable to extol your miracles, Lead on my pen! 0 Venkaiah Swamy ! While Swamy was at Koti Teertham, He used to wrap the gunny piece as his loin-cloth (koupeenam). He used to tie the country twine around his waist with pieces of rope (which was used to draw water from the well) on his head like a turban. He had a piece of rope with fire, keeping it in his left hand and seeming to be an incarnation of Parasurama, wandered all over. Swamy used to cut huge trees which were located in the Temple of Sri Eswar. The logs which men cannot easily carry were put in the Holy Fire (dhuni) throughout the day and night. One day a very big margosa (vepa) tree was cut with axes by ten strong men working for the whole day and they tried to carry that log towards the Dhuni, but their efforts were in vain. They were disappointed and felt very much for their helplessness and decided to bring a cart to carry the log. Thus thinking, they returned to the homes. Early next morning they reached the spot where the log was left with all the essential items in a bullock cart. The log was not there, nor were there any signs of its removal. By whom and when it was taken away? The huge tree which was intended for the sake of Divya Yagna was not found in the vicinity. Not finding the log, people ran towards Gurudeva and found the log blazing in the fire. They were perplexed on seeing the log burning in dhuni which was helplessly left by them on the earlier day. In astonishment and full of awe they became silent spectators to the scene. Recovering from their senses after some time, they felt sad for their inability to perform the pious task, fell at the Lotus Feet of Swamy and asked, how could the huge tree trunk was brought single handedly, which all of us were not even able to move?. Thus,
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expressing their doubt they stood with folded hands in all humility before Swamy. Swamy, pleased with their devotion looked at them in compassion and with smile playing on his lips said, ayya, will it not come if I order? Purified by the looks of the Omnipotent Lord, having full faith that Gurudeva was divinity incarnate, they applied the Divine Dust of His Lotus Feet on their heads. With peace obtained by the divine blessings, immersed in the bliss of the experience, they reluctantly left for their homes. While Gurudeva was at the temple of Sri Koteswara Swamy, Podapati Penchala Naidu got an opportunity to serve the Lotus Feet of Gurudeva. One day Swamy was suffering from uncontrollable malaria fever and shiveringly began to moan. Penchala Naidu who was in the service of Swamy, seeing the physical suffering of Gurudeva was in an inexplicable mental state, not knowing how to deal with the situation! Helpless, he came near the lotus feet of Swamy and imagining the suffering of Gurudeva to be his own, losing courage and with sorrowful looks kept on looking at Swamy. After some time Gurudeva slipped into sleep. Sri Naidu also felt weak and tired. Though the mind of Sri Naidu was telling that it was his responsibility to look after Swamy, yet because of fatigue Sri Naidu went to sleep. Around mid-night, Sri Naidu woke-up suddenly in great excitement and looked towards the place where Swamy was lying down. He found no one on the bed. He searched all around for Gurudeva, but he did not find him any where. Suffering with Malaria fever and with unbearable body pains, where might Swamy have gone? Naidu searched every where. At last with some hope in mind he walked towards the Penna river. Swamy who suffered unbearable pains during that night was actively swimming in the Penna river. Where was the malaria fever? How was he swimming in the coldwater? What kind of co-relation was there between these two actions? The man who does such unusual acts in this Kaliyuga has no hope of survival. While creating, He dons the role of Brahma, while preserving He acts as Vishnu and while destructing He performs like Maheswara. Creation, Preserving and destruction, though the three
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are different in physical aspect and three names are used for the above three actions, in real the three are one (ekarupa). In reality the whole universe is the expression of the Omnipresent God who is only One. Nothing else is there. That one and only one Parabrahman, according to Yuga Dharma is taking innumerable names and forms (rupas) with the influence of his great Maya in order to bless his devotees. In this Yuga, Bhagavan Sri Sri Sri Venkaiah Swamy has showered his blessings on all of us as the incarnation of Parabrahman . For the humanity which is struggling in the ocean of sansara and is burdened with Asta Madhas (eight prides) and Arishad Vargas (six enemies), the only way to get salvation is to serve Him. This was the message. For such divinity incarnate, these small plays are mere fun! Om Saranam Saranam Saranam Bhagavan All capable (sarva samartha) Sadguru, God of Gods (Devadideva) Saranam Saranam. Om Saranam Saranam Saranam Saranam, the form of Shiva (sivarupa) Noble among the Gurus (Guru-kulasresta). Mahabhaga Saranam Saranam. Om Saranam Saranam Saranam Service at Your lotus feet fulfills the objective of life. Om Saranam Saranam Saranam Service at Your lotus feet paves the way for Salvation. These words uttered by me by the grace of Swamy are true at all times. If urbanity lives up to these words which are given by Gurudeva, taking its essence, keeping it in their minds and put them in practice will get salvation; is a certainty at all times. Seeing his beloved follower, Swamy, with a smiling face and glittering form came out of the river and both of them came back to the temple. Till that moment Sri Naidu was suffering from great mental agony. Now seeing Swamys auspicious form with Brahma Tejas,
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his joy knew no bounds. Then he came to a conclusion that Swamy whom he was serving and worshiping is none other than the Creator of the Universe. Knowing this naked truth, getting enlightened, he spent his remaining life at the feet of this beloved Lord with inexplicable love and devotion.

FIVE COGNITIVE SENSES, VIZ., HEARING, TOUCH, SIGHT, TASTE AND SMELL
In those days Swamy explained the importance of the five elements and their Gunas as Hearing (Sabda), Touch (Sparsa), Sight (rupa), Taste (rasa), Smell (gandha) to the world. In order to show the importance of sound to the universe, he showed the following experiment.

1. Sound: Its Origin


At night in the temple of Sri Koti Theertham between two rock pillars he fixed two poles and connected them with ropes. In between these two poles he arranged seven wires. In between these wires he arranged six small pieces of wood to keep them apart. In between these two poles, on the seven wires he experimented with sounds. At a distance equaling to a hand length (mooredu) from the wires, he placed 24 small pots filled with water. Because of the sound vibrations, water in the pots used to get evaporated. Water was continuously refilled by Gurudeva.

Significance :
Gurudeva fixed two pillars as symbolic of contraction and expansion to the Nirvikara achala paripoorna Brahmam (which is without changes (Nirvikara), immobile (achala)). The two wooden sticks symbolic of night and day are bound by the rope of illusion. Between these two wooden sticks the seven worlds (Bhooloka, Bhuvaraloka, Suvaraloka, Maharloka, Janaloka,

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Tapoloka, Satyaloka) are symbolized by the seven strings. Between these strings he created the six types of beings separating them by six small wooden pieces. They are respectively (Deva, Danava, Manava, Gandharva, Yaksha, Kinnera). Between the seven strings of wire located in between the two Pillars, he used to successively create the sound of Om (pranavanada), thereby activating the seven planes. About a yard away from the strings, he used to fill 24 earthen pots with water symbolizing the five-fold differentiation of five elements. The water content in the twenty four earthen pots was getting evaporated by the Pranavanada created by Gurudeva. And, He would fill them with the water of river Penna.

24 Earthen Pots: The Five vital Elements :


1. Earth 2. Water 3. Fire 4. Air 5. Sky

The five-fold division of Sky (Aakasa) :


1. The knower - jeeva. 2. Mind 3. Buddhi 4. Chitta 5. Ahamkara These, are called the inner senses (Anthah Karnana)

The Five-fold division of Air:


1. Prana 2. Apaana 3. Vyana 4. Udana 5. Samana These are known as five Vital Airs (Panchapranas)
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EXPERIMENTING ON SOUND - PURPOSE


East West

Night Maya (illusion)


D e v a

C o n t r a c t i o n

D a y

Bhooloka

Bhuvarloka
D a n a v a

Suvarloka
M a n a v a

E x p a n s i o n

Maharloka
Gan dar va

Janaloka
Yak sha

Thapoloka
Kin ne ra

Satyaloka

24 Earthen Pots with filled-in water North South

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The Five-fold division of Fire :


1. Ears 2. Skin 3. Eyes 4. Tongue 5. Nose These are called as sense organs by which the external knowledge is obtained (Gnanendriyas)

The five-fold division of the Water :


1. Sound 2. Touch 3. Form 4. Taste 5. Smell These are called the Pancha Tanmatras. (The measure of elemental essence)

The five-fold division of the Earth :


1. Mouth 2. Hands 3. Legs 4. Sex organs 5. Anus These are called the tools of action (Karmendriyas) The fundamental basis of all the five elements is the Nirvikaara, Achala, Paripoorna, Brahman. This Parabrahman is the Parameswara. That absolute Parabrahman incarnated on the earth as Purushottam Bhagavan Sri Sri Sri Venkaiah Swamy. The incarnation is our worshipful Gurudeva even though the five-fold division give the number of 25, the knower (Jeeva) which is a part of the inner senses is our Gurudeva, The Onipresent. The remaining 24 are symbolized by the earthen pots.
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These earthen pots are made up of the Earth - the grossest of the five elements. Nature is the total combination of five elements. Because of the Earth which is one of the five elements of nature, every visible object in this world must be destroyed (yeth drusyam tath nasyam). What is visible to the physical eyes is sure to get destroyed after some time. Therefore everything must get absorbed in the lap of the Mother. That is why it is said that there is neither a begining nor an end to the Mother Earth. To such as a creation, the Parameshwara who is without a Beginning, a Mid point or an End (Adi Madhyantha Rahita) is he Lord. The Parameswara came to the Earth In the physical form of Gurudeva, with the physical body consisting of the Five vital elements. Long back He incarnated as the Lord Seshasai who handed Amrutha (Nectar) to the Devatas. Today the five-fold physical body incarnated as Gurudeva. According to the Yuga Dharma, he transformed the virtuous water of the River Penna as nectar and filled it in the earthen pots. He used the earthen pots as the instruments for His penance and showed sound (sabdha) to the world. Because of the sound vibrations of Narayana, the nectarine water in the earthen pots used to get evaporated. Unable to bear the Divine vibrations (Pranava Naada) of the God in Human form, the nectarine water was unable to bear the power of vibrations. And, unable to bear or able to move at once as a whole to seek refuge in Brahma, the water used to evaporate (perhaps tired for running at high pace) and thereby the water levels decreased, leaving mere traces in the pots. Swamy used to fill the pots again. Gurudeva showed this act to the world for a few days. Melodious vibrations took birth in Light In these Vibrations the Bindu (POINT) took birth From the POINT, the Earth and Sky took birth. The deep meaning of this can only be understood by Gurudeva, the Omniscient Creator, others are helpless to understand it.
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When Gurudeva was engrossed in His penance, the devotees according to their ability used to offer food as Prasadam to Swamy. After his tapas, Swamy used to give the entire offerings as food to the living beings (ants, rats, snakes etc.,) which used to move around those surroundings.

Sound, Inner Significance:


In Krita Yuga, the incarnation of Maha Vishnu using the mount, Mandhara as the churner and the serpent Vasuki as the rope, churned the ocean of milk and created a terrific sound which was as loud as if the entire universe was exploding. The breath coming out of the thousands of heads of the king of serpents, Vasuki, destroyed the power of rakshasas (demons). The same Sriman Narayana in the age of Kali incarnated as Bhagavan Sri Sri Sri Venkaiah Swamy. In that age, Sri Maha Vishnu at the time of churning the ocean of milk, by the fiersome hisses of Vasuki, weakened the mighty power of the demons (asuras). Incarnating as Venkaiah Swamy in this Yuga, with His vibrations of Pranavanada, He made the water (which cannot be converted as nectar) in the earthen pots to evaporate (asuras). To confirm that Gurudeva, Bhagavan Sri Sri Sri Venkaiah Swamy is the incarnation of Maha Vishnu in the age of Kali, I include here the sentence from Geethamruta, the discourses given by Gurudeva on the morning of Thursday 15-01-1981, at Golagamudi ashram. Hearing that universal sound (Jagannadha), I brought into the World and it forms The vibrations which are pranava Jagath + Nadha = Jagannadha = Mahavishnu (the Lord of the Pranavanada forms of this world). Hearing that universal sound, Sri Vishnu sounded the Pranavanada which exists under all the forms of world.
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I am Sree Maha Vishnu who creates all forms in this world and the Lord of all these forms. In this age of Kali, I am bringing down the Pranavanada causing divine vibrations is what Bhagavan Sri Sri Sri Venkaiah Swamy is disclosing by his divine acts mentioned above. Dividing the time period into Yugas and explaining the order of creation, the King of Saints (Munis), Vyasa was influenced by Sri Narada at the end of Dwapara Yuga. To prove that in the coming Kaliyuga devotion easily gives better results than that of the gnana and karma yogas (the yuga of knowledge and karma); he was inspired to write Maha Bhagavata. The same incarnation of Maha Vishnu is Bhagavan Sri Sri Sri Venkaiah Swamy. Both these incarnations are one and the same. That is why, I am the same Sriman Narayana, said Venkaiah Swamy, our Gurudeva. Once breathing out the worlds Inhaling them once again Witnessing both in every aspect I remember that in every atma. The name of Grurudeva is a Great Sacred Word Maha Mantra. The orders of Gurudeva should be followed. In the age of Treta, Sri Prasannanjaneya who was the most devoted servant of Sri Rama, establishing the lord in the caverns of his heart, could make the name of Rama tingling out from every hair in his body. Such was his great devotion. He was the great devotee who moulded his whole life chanting the name of Rama and became the leader of all devotees for all ages. He served Sri Ramachnadra Murthy who was the incarnation of the divine Vishnu and got the blessings from the lord who embraced him and said, O warrior, vanara veera, let every wish of yours be fulfilled. Your story will remain until my deeds are sung in this world. May you live forever. Even now he remains the symbol of devotional fervor. Taking him as our ideal, with body, mind and soul (Trikarana Suddhi), let us repose total faith in the Lotus feet of Gurudeva.

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Repeat the name of Gurudeva, chant the Guru Manthra (panchakshari) and perform the actions imposed by Gurudeva. It is a universal truth that those of humanity who follow what is said above will merge in the divine personality. As a proof, I reproduce a Srishti Chit dictated by Swamy to beloved devotees: Nellore 24.01.1976 Okka proddunte yedi kavali ante adi vasthadi okka proddu ante yedi kavalante adi vasthadi : : : : : single (in word) day (time factor) If existing whatever you desire : that will come

Explanation:
If a person can steadily maintain purity of mind on the Lord even for a day in his entire life span, he can get everything. The statement of Gurudeva is the explanation of the Mahavakya Aham Brahamsmi (I am God). This body is a great tree and the Jeeva resides in it in a very subtle form. Tied by the desires, the human being forgets Jeevatma throughout his life because of his kama and krodha (lust and anger) and behaves like an animal. At such times, a person recollecting the message of Gurudeva should spend one whole day in trying to link Jeevatma with Paramatma. On that same day, the Jeevatma merges with Paramatma and the person gets a way for liberation. The essence of the Paramatma which is not attained even by Maharshis, our Compassionate Gurudeva who is divinity incarnate,

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gave us the knowledge of liberation by his message in this age. Such is our Gurudeva, the incarnation of Sri Maha Vishnu.

GURUS NAME IS THE GREATEST MANTRA


As a proof of this I am placing before the readers the divine words of Gurudeva uttered on 15-01-1981 at Golagamudi Ashram: Swamy is the mantra for mandaara (Mandaramunanaku mantramu Swamy) 1. Mandaaram 2. Paarijatham 3. Santanam 4. Kalpa Vruksham 5. Harichandanam The above five are called divine trees. Here, the word Mandaara means happiness. Swamy is indicative of Paramtma who is in the form of Jeevatma. Mantra is that which brings happiness to jeevatma and paramatma i.e., it can merge the Jeevatma in paramatma and give the happiness of liberation. Mandaara also means that which has very small thorns which remove foul diseases. Thus, in this divine utterance, the word Mandaara has three

Meanings :
1. Happiness 2. Having subtle thorns 3. Removal of foul diseases. Thus . that which cures diseases, removes the worldly thorn and gives happiness is mandaara the Mahamantra.
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O Swamy O! Jeevatma! O! Paramatma! Understand. Behave by understanding. Just as the divine tree Kalpa Vruksha fulfils every desire, that which brings back the mind from the worldly glamour and firmly establishes it in the divine and grants realization of God is Mandaara, Itself is a mantra. This mantra can be obtained only as a grace from Gurudeva. Therefore, the name of Gurudeva is the Maha Mantra. The Guru is the protector and the Paramatma incarnate. Sir Sri Sri Venkaiah Swamy, our revered Gurudeva, the incarnate Head of Lord Vykunta is the Divine Form of Lord Venkateswara Swamy in this Kaliyuga. To confirm this I am going to explain the divine words of Gurudeva, who is the lord of the Vykunta in this Kaliyuga, uttered at Golagamudi Ashram on 23.02.1981. Venkaiah exists in the Mantra. In this Mantra, Venkaiah means Lord Venkateswara. Venkaiah is another name used for Lord Venkateswara, the avatar of Kaliyuga! Mantra means that which protects the man who contemplates (manana) on it. In this age of Kali, Sri Venkateswara Swamy is the visible lord (pratyaksha daivam). The seven hills are symbolic of the seven worlds - Bhoor, Bhuvaha, Swaha, Mahaha, Janaha, Tapaha and Satyam - made up of five elements, five inner senses, five vital airs (pranas), five senses of knowledge and five senses of action. The lord of all these worlds and everything that is present in Lord Venkateswara. To please the lord easily, we are chanting the Panchakshari Mantra of our Gurudeva i.e., Venkaiah Swamy. O Swamy, O Jeevatma Venkaiah Venkaiah is Mantra, the Mahamantra. Hence, when we do the upasana of the mahamantra Venkaiah incessantly; it will protect us always. Here at Golagamudi I, who am an incarnation of Lord Venkateswara and
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known as Venkaiah, enshrined to bless people, save sinners, punish the wicked, protect the sadhus and those who are unable to ascent the seven hills and get the darshan of Sri Venkateswara. Thus, Sri Venkaiah Swamy confirms that he is an incarnation and those who chant his name will always be happy and content. The divine secret, that he who exists, from the beginning of creation, himself came down as different incarnations and as our revered Swamy again confined to the world by the divine utterances given on 23.02.1981 at the ashram of Golagamudi. These words are taken from, Gurudeva Gitamrutham..Rama is Venkaiah. How blessed are those who serve Gurudeva by forgetting their bodies in divine bliss, knowing that Gurudeva is none other than Sri Rama Himself by his utterances. If we can understand the intentions of this incarnation of the divine, probably we will not have any more births! That is what is meant by liberation. When we completely surrender to one who allows us to see and understand the unavailable divine in creation and gives us a chance to live near the compassionate Narayana in physical form, we get liberated and merge in Parabrahmam. This is a fact reiterated again and again in Upanishads, Vedas and vedangas!. In this age of Kali, the Parabrahmam, the protector of the world incarnated as the physical form in the name of Bhagavan Sri Sri Sri Venkaiah Swamy. I am explaining to the readers what Gurudeva told on 15.01.1981 in the Golagamudi Ashram about the service and devotion rendered by Sri Anjaneya Swamy to Sri Rama Chandra during the time of Rama Avatara in Gitamrutham. Choornam - Bhooranam Dharanam ---- Niluvu Swamy The powder (choornamu) War on earth (bhoornamu) being engrossed in God (dharanamu) not going anywhere, established itself Swamy, keep me there, thus said Swamy.
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Even when the world because of wars and sounds (like earth quakes) becomes dust (powder) i.e., completely destroyed; the AllPervading Lord instals Himself permanently in the hearts of those devotees who do not waver and who pray to the Swamy.

Essence :

It means that such devotees become Gods themselves. That is they merge with God. Using the method of touch, Gurudeva experimented on his body. In the early stages of tapas, Swamy used the thorns of naga jemudu (cactus), eetha (wild date tree) and regu (zizyphus jujube). Later on, when the mind wandered, He used the bigger and larger thorns of Buluja tree piercing with them between his eye lids or gums. Thus, he gave the method of touch as a sadhana to the world. Sometimes he even put the powder of capsicum in his eyes to control the vagaries of mind. Gurudeva never permitted anyone to be near him at night. When Swamy was in deep meditation or sitting in a relaxed mood, every kind of living being, irrespective of whether they are poisonous or not (snakes, ants, rats etc) used to move about freely on his body, playing and chasing each other. The divine incarnation without giving them any trouble or disturbance used to enjoy their play. Because the immortal, desireless and absolute Brahman took human form, he experimented the method of touch by using his body. With the thorns of the mind, intellect, chitta, light, the absolute Brahman in His tapas practiced fullness (paripoornathvam). The creator Guru Brahma making his own physical body as a temple for the sake of his fellow beings whom He himself had created, becoming the main God in Garbha Gudi (sanctum-sanctorum of a temple) and remaining immobile like a statue, permitted the playful pranks of the dumb animals, witnessing their deeds and enjoying them and blessed their lives and also gave them liberation. Such is our Gurudeva, the Parabrahman incarnate. In the age of Dwapara, in the incarnation as Krishna, the little pretty black child, lying in the cradle and seeing the wicked asura
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The method of touch (sparsa) :

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who came to kill him in the form of a wheel, began to weep in a very loud voice, creating a great noise. The gopikas (cow-herd girls) ran towards him in great anxiety and the little boy jumped into their laps. They smothered the child with kisses and to divert his attention they showed him carts and wheels. He reached the Sakatasura who was in the form of a wheel and killed him by the touch of his left foot. The Compassionate God incarnate Sri Krishna burnt the sins and wickedness like camphor of the asura who came to kill him and blessed him with liberation by the touch of His left foot . Such was the compassion of the Neela Megha Syama. The black compassionate Krishna of Dwapara Yuga has come into our midst as Venkaiah and according to the yuga dharma, developed the tapas by touch. As a proof of this, I quote the divine words uttered by Swamy (from the Gitamrita of Gurudeva) Compassion and Venkaiah came to the same side (Golagamudi, date: 23-02-1981 ) It means, Compassion and Swamy are on the same side. Compassion, kindness and love are all the attributes of our Guruswamy. Compassion is Swamy (God) and Swamy is Compassion. Stressing this universal truth he announced that he was the divine incarnation. The two syllable Sanskrit word daya unites the entire creation. Disclosing this truth and putting this in practice with body, mind and soul, Gurudeva, the Wish-Fulfilling Tree, blessed the world. As a proof of this I am submitting a sentence uttered by Gurudeva on 15-01-81 at Golagamudi. Swamy ! What supports the universe? Swamy ! What did they know ? Swamy ! Compassion?

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In the above sentence Gurudeva is questioning people, what is the basis on which the universe is built and what is that one should learn. Answering, Swamy says it is compassion (daya). Making people to realize that in this world daya gives vital support and if there is no mutual understanding and compassion, it will be a baseless world. This is the knowledge provided by the compassionate Gurudeva. The puranas also state that there is no greater pious deed than compassion. Slokardhena pravakshami yaduktham grandha kotibihi Daya samam nasthi punyam, papam himsa samam nahi. The essence of what is written in crores of books can be told in half a sloka. There is no punya (pious deed) equivalent to compassion or a sin which is equivalent to violence. Nacha dharmo dayathparam There is no dharma which is equal to daya. Dharma is the essence of absolute Parabrahman and that essence is the Parameshwara. That Parameshwara came down to earth in human Form as Gurudeva, bearing the name Venkaiah. Those human beings who understood and practiced whole heartedly the divine words of Gurudeva, they became immortal.

FORM : (RUPA SADHANA)


For some days, decorating a human skull with turmeric powder (pasupu) and kumkum (a powder composed of turmeric, alum and lime juice) and roaming in burial places and fields, Gurudeva displayed His Image (Rupa). In those days Swamys body was full of dust and with an axe on his shoulders, he was always smeared with smoke. Gurudeva with a burning torch, unaware of day and night, used to roam in the burial grounds like Parama Shiva. Thus, he gave proof that the Lord of Kailasa had come down and he was moving between us with skull in his hands. In Siva Sahasranamam it is said:

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Smasana vasi bhagawan khacharo gocharordhinah, Abhivadyo mahakarma tapasvi bhoota bhavanah Smasana vasi : One who lives in the burial grounds Bhagavan : Who is God Khacharo : One who is roaming in the sky Gochara : Visible only to the prophetic eye Ardinahaa : Seeking alms Abhivadyo : One who is to be respected Mahakarma : Performer of great actions Tapasvi : Great ascetic Bhoota bhavanah: Lives in all creatures. Parama Shiva lives in burial grounds. He is a great ascetic who occupies the whole space and seeks the alms of wisdom. To such a Parama Shiva, performer of great deeds, living in all creatures, I pay homage. Kamandaladharo dhanvi banahastah kapalavan, Ashana sataghni khadgai pattasicha ayudhi mahan Karnandaiadharo: One with a kamandala in hand Dhanvi : Having a bow in one hand Banahastah : Arrows in another hand Kapalavan : Carrying a skull Ashani : Who is having a Vajrayudha (the weapon of God Indra) Sataghni : Destroyer of hundreds of evil qualities Khadgai : One who sports a sword Pattasicha : A special type of wide sword / axe Ayudhi mahan : having the most powerful weapons Gochara : the transit or passage of a planet in relation with other planets during the course of their usual movement. At any moment of time, a planets position is different from its natal position

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I pay homage to The Lord who sports a bow and arrows, a skull, vajrayudha in the hands and destroys hundreds of sins with powerful swords. Smasaneshwakrida smarahara pisacha sahachara Chitabhasmalepala, sragapinpakaroti parikarha Mangalayam silam tava bhavathu Naminamakhilam Tadapi srothrunaam varadaparamam mangalamapi (from the writings of Pushpadantachari) Smasanesu kreeda : One who plays in burial ground Smarahara : The slayer of Manmatha Pisacha sahachara : One who has demons as companions Chitabhasmalepa : One who smears all over the body the ashes from pyres Sragaspapi karoti parikara : One who utilizes the human skull as an instrument Tava : For you Mangalyam sheelam : Auspicious character Bhavathu : May give Tathapi : Even then Hey varada : One who gives blessings Evam akhilam nama : Thus your every name Srothrunaam : Those who hear Paramam mangalam : Highly auspicious Api : May happen Slaying kama and krodha, moving in burial grounds, killing the demons forms of lust, egoism, illusion etc., smearing the ashes from the pyres, using a human skull as a vessel, removing bad qualities, he blesses all. One who hears about such a lord Shiva, he is bound to get auspicious results. Our Gurudeva possessed all these divine qualities. Therefore He is certainly the incarnation of Parama Shiva. Thus bearing resemblance to the form, Gurudeva appeared as Shiva. I bow to Gurudeva who is the absolute Parabrahmam having

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all the powers. That is why the ancient Aryans, our forefathers described the master as Parabrahmam. It is revealed in the following verse Gururbrahma, Gururvishnu, Gururdevo Maheswaraha Gurusakshat Parabrahma Tatsmai Sree Guravenamaha In those days of his wandering, one day when some people were going to a nearby village, Swamy who was holding a skull in his hands said, ayya ! the head horn is jumping and falling before the house you are going to visit. Thinking that he was speaking about the branches of the neem tree falling before the house, they went to the house. As they reached the house they heard people weeping. The only heir of the house was dead. Gurudeva knew what was to happen in the past, present and future (trikalagnana). He is omniscient. That is why the absolute Brahman Incarnate said like that.

Imagination of form (Rupamu)


Thus, Gurudeva was the immobile desireless paripoorna Parabrahmam creating compression and expansions and symbolizing the number of different worlds as the skull, decorating them with turmeric and kumkum, that is Prakriti and Maya used to roam between burial grounds and fields (death and life).

Taste: (RASAMU)
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and act according to the divine will. If he thinks that he is powerful and great, it is only an illusion. Overcoming the situation or illusion and seeking refuge in the divine, if we pray asking for compassion, the Lord of compassion is sure to shower His Grace. To cure this disease, the Compassionate Master, on the shores of the river towards the East of the temple dug a pit three yards square. There he placed three Kapila Moku (thick rope used to draw water from a large leathern bucket passing over a wheel and drawn by bullocks) ropes entwined in such a position that it remained a yard above the pit. The pit was filled-up with the sacred Penna water. Then he lit the entwined ropes. The sacred water worked as ghee to the fire. Then he placed sixty earthen pots of regular graded sizes very close to the pit. He asked the disease-stuck persons to fill all the sixty earthen pots with Penna water without any break for two months ( i.e., sixty days). What is the proof that there is God? Because God is invisible, we cant see him with our naked eyes. We can recognize God by spiritual practices. Gurudeva (Paramatma) is without a beginning or an end. From the beginning to the end he used to sit with intense dedication (deeksha) near the sacrificial altar giving the results of his tapas to those who approached him, suffering with bad Karma. Because of this Yagna and by the Grace of Paramatma, the physical ailments of the disease-struck persons gradually decreased and finally they were cured. The graceful look of the divinity incarnate not only released the physical troubles of those who approached him, but also resulted in a change of mental attitudes and used to lift them to the ecstasy of unselfish, noble, spiritual intoxication. Sri Swamy, until the disease-struck persons who were under his protection were completely cured, allowed the divine auspicious pyre to burn continuously for sixty days. In this period of intense tapas, the Guru Brahma glowed like a light merged in Paramatma. Gurudeva who incarnated in this age of Kali was Self-luminous. He
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was in the form of light. Light is God and it is the form of God which is all pervasive. From the eyes of God this creation evolved. From the words of Swamy we can know that he was the creator himself. As a proof, I am placing before the devotees his utterances of 23.02.1981, (155 verse) at Golagamudi Ashram as follows : Whose is this Iamp? The lamp is that of God. Whose is this Iamp? The lamp is that of Venkaiah God is Venkaiah. The light of Venkaiah is pervading all over the Universe. One of the important characteristics of great persons and incarnations of God is Satya Sankalpa. That is, the determination of the Mahatma is firm like the Himalaya mountain and cannot be shaken. The Mahatmas with the power of the truth can order even impossible happenings to occur. Even though Gurudeva who incarnated in this age of Kali could remove the peoples karma by touch, divine looks, speech and even by mere wish according to the Yuga Dharma. Following the laws of Karma to confirm the saying Serving Humanity is Serving God, Himself acting as the doer, performing the duty, made the world know how to use the Rasa Tatva (Jalatatva) in a grand experiment. Paropakara Punyaya Papaya Parapeedanam (One who acquires Punya by helping others and acquires sin by harming others) Madhava who incarnated as the man, Gurudeva, showed to the whole humanity this truth which is the essence of the whole Vedanta. Only the sky can compete with the sky and an ocean with an ocean. Following the above aphorism, only the leelas of our Gurudeva can be comparable to the power of Narayana. None else

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can compete in this creation. Even today these facts are told and retold as leelas by the villagers. With this experiment, not only did he remove the sufferings they were bearing, but he could create by his Brahma tejas a desire in them to know divinity and prepared for them a royal road to acquire liberation. Such an incarnation of Sriman Narayan was our Gurudeva. In the 22nd verse of Karma Yoga of Bhagavad Gita, it is said, Na me pardhasthi karthavyam, trishu lokeshu kimchana, Nanavaptha mavapthavyam, vartha evacha karmani

Explanation :
Partha, I have nothing to do in these three worlds or which I need or desire to acquire. Therefore I need not stress again that I do not have anything to do as duty. Even then I do works just as all of you perform. (He is telling that he is God Himself doing acts of Love). Dharma Samsthapa Nardhaya - Sambhavaami YugeYuge

Explanation :

I incarnate in every age to establish dharma. I act as an example, so that people may perform actions as I do. It can definitely be said that our Gurudeva Bhagavan Sri Sri Sri Venkaiah Swamy is the incarnation of Krishna; because of the above words of Lord Sri Krishna in Bhagavad Gita. In this connection I put before the readers what Swamy told on 15.01.1981 at the Golagmudi Ashram. Those who-have conquered sleep should worship God The above sentence means that only who could conquer sleep, that is, laziness, drowsiness and ignorance can really worship.

Distinct Meaning :
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Here, sleep also means Maya. What Gurudeva says is proved by himself as an exemplar of those states. That is why, to prove the above statement, for 60 days he was continuously engrossed in tapas night and day, guarding the pyre which he lit with the waters of the river and conquering Maya. Removing the sufferings of those who sought refuge in him, Himself acting as the performer, doing the duty, in him we witness the words of the Gita. Such a compassionate one is our auspicious Gurudeva.

RASA Inner Meaning :


When righteousness, that is Dharma declines on the Earth, evil is on the increase. The creator Brahma from his attributeless aspect (nirguna) steps down with an elemental body on earth and establishes himself as an incarnation. Even though the divine descends on the earth in the form of Purushottama from the higher planes, following the Yuga Dharma he behaves on earth as normal human beings do. That incarnation in this age of Kali who appeared as Bhagavan Sri Sri Sri Venkaiah Swamy is the Lotus Born Brahman Himself, who mixing both the traditions of earth and heaven was the essence of Karma Yoga and gave it to those who were suffering, making them free from their Karmas. Thus, He is a person of Karana Janma - A man born with a mission. It is natural that human body since birth undergoes a regular graded change in physical and mental characteristics that occur till sixty years of age. Gurudeva showed this gradual change of nature by manifesting divinity in all its aspects. Madhava with love towards humanity determined to show the world miracles and leelas which are beyond human imagination, to remove the sufferings of those who are in distress.

Sixty Earthen Pots:

The sixty earthen pots symbolize the gradual changes that occur right from the time of emergence from the mothers womb and the effects shown on the physical body for
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a period of sixty years. Beginning with a very small earthen pot, he gradually changed the sizes of the earthen pots. These 60 earthen pots, he placed them very near to the place of sacred fire. To remove the suffering of diseased persons, Swamy utilized the 60 earthen pots using his creative bhavana and sankalpa (vitalized and visualized imaginations). For the limited human intellect they seem to be only earthen pots, but the fact is that they are tools to understand the various prakriyas (actions) of the all pervading Paramatman. In the divine presence of Swamy, reaching a stage of ecstasy, completely surrendering to this divine father, blessed are the lives of those humans who utillzed this great occasion to lie in the lap of the World Protector.

Sixty Days : The Vedas and Vedangas proclaim that two thousand years of Earth cycle are equal to one day for the creator Brahma in His plane of existence. The same Brahma has incarnated in this age of Kali as our Gurudeva and cured the diseases of those who sought his protection in a span of 60 days. The effect of sixty years karma-phala was cleared by Bhagavan Sri Sri Sri Venkaiah Swamy by his miraculous powers. In the Heaven (swarga loka), according to human time scale, two thousand years are equal to one day. That dweller of swarga loka who took birth on the earth showed that one year is equal to one day. He granted them a healthy Life with wealth for sixty years from Prabhava to Akshaya (the starting and ending year names in the cycle of sixty years of Telugu calendar). He also gave them the boon of nine types of devotion to be practiced in the Vanaprasta Ashrama and later gave them a chance to merge with him. Such is the glory of our Gurudeva. In the age of Dwapara, he gave the message of Gita to the grief-stricken Arjuna, in the battle of Kurukshetra field, removing his despondency as Lord Sri Krishna and giving him the strength to
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do the work on hand and in the end absorbed Arjuna in Himself. The same Parabrahmam, who, hearing the cries of those in distress, came to their rescue and gave them peace and happiness. Gurudeva, the Incarnate Divinity, is bestowing us the required purity and concentration in action and is making our lives blessed. It is Varnashrama Dharma to get purified by taking refuge at the Divine Lotus Feet of Gurudeva, despite following the duties of a house holder (Gruhasta Ashrama) before entering the Vanaprasta Aashrama. The devotion to God in a house-holders life is like the Marjala Kishore Nyayam and we should try to understand the depths of such an attitude. It is but natural to forget the Paramatma, the Rescuer in Calamity, while we are struggling to cross the ocean of family burdens. Even though we forget Him in our day-to-day life, the kindhearted Omniscient, Omnipresent Master comes to our rescue as similar to a cat going in search of its kitten and bringing them back to safety. It is quite natural for the devotees to keep their minds at the Lotus Feet of Paramatma when they enter in Vanaprasta Ashram, leaving all family burdens and worldly distractions of their previous Life. The blessed soul who is determined to lead a life of unflinching devotion and finds that his mind is wavering, immediately brings it back to the state of unwavering devotion and craves only for the support of divine. We observe that in Vanaprasta Ashram, the Markata Kishora Nyayam is applicable. It is quite natural for the mother monkey to be nonchalant when the kid leaves its lap and roams hither and thither. The mother monkey knows well that its kid will come back again after the play is over. The mother monkey takes the child to her heart and showers all its love and affection as and when the kid comes back after the play is over. The elders take this play of hide and seek beSatcharitra of Bhagavan Sri Sri Sri Venkaiah Swamy of Golagamudi

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tween a mother and child as a measure of faith and devotion. It is important for the devotees in their Bhakthi and Shraddha towards Paramatma who observes them, to know fully well that they are sure to get Salvation at the end. The Vanaprastas, who have dedicated their lives to the feet of Lord Trinetra perform their duties developing the Sadhana Chatustaya offering their devotion and faith with body mind and soul. It is a certainty that a seeker of knowledge who is determined to realize even while being in the physical body, and naturally may at some instant forget the name of Madhava to take a wrong step; but he can wipe-off the Chitta, when it rises its evil head for a moment and divert his mind again towards Sath (Truth) to achieve salvation. It is the divine grace of the Compassionate Gurudeva that He bestows the highest stage of self-realization on His children who surrender at His Lotus Feet. He liberates them from the illusory sorrowful mortal world by merging them into His Own Divine Self. He had a pit dug having three yards dimensions. Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara are the three deities who create, protect and destroy. These three control the universe performing their duties sincerely. Even though they are three (Holy Trinity) they are but the manifestations of the one absolute Parabrahman. The absolute Parabrahman is the Paramatman. The Paramatman is indestructible, all knowing and the only real controller of this world. The Paramatma exists in all beings in a unique manner manifesting himself in the three worlds and in all planets. To show that he is the Paramatma the basis for the three deities and for the three worlds, Gurudeva asked for the three yard pit to be dug. In reality, the three deities Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara are one. That single absolute Parabrahman is Gurudeva. To make the earth and human beings understand this Bhavana (emotion) and understand the triple manifestation in Himself, he made the
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three yard pit. To show the unity of creation, the manifestation and destruction, the Incarnation of all the three-fold gods, he symbolized them by having three yards as the dimensions of the pit. The basis for the three deities is Shakti. This power is He, the the All Pervading Universal Mother. She is infinite and boundless. Gurudeva symbolized this Shakti by the hollowness of the pit.

WHAT IS THERE IN THE PIT?


The void is there. What is seen in the void? The infinite Sky is seen. What is there in the sky? The sound is heard. What is seen in the sound? Vibrations are seen (heard). What is seen in the vibrations? OM kara is seen. What is OM kara ? It is the Brahma. Nada Brahma, is All-Pervading and All-Powerful. He Manifests as all forms and is the Creator, the Protector and the Destroyer. This Parabrahman is one and is not many, To make it easy for us to understand, Swamy showed the infinite form of the Paramatma by digging a three yard pit. The fundamental power, the root cause for the three fold deities pervades everywhere. As a symbol of that power, the hollowness of the pit was shown by Gurudeva. Now the mankind has to get control over this infinite power. How?

Rasovaisa : He is Rasa in everything. The Paramatma the universal Mother is manifesting herself as Rasa. How to have control over this Rasa?

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Vedas through the Upanishads have distributed rich knowledge. The devotees controlling the wavering minds and praying God with devotion show that this knowledge can be obtained. Long back, Markandeya, the son of a Rishi satisfied the Lord Parama Shiva with great devotion, obtained immortality and attained liberation through devotion. Devotion is the main way to get liberation. Without any doubt we can reach the Feet of Lord by serving the Paraathpara with full mind control and faith and devotion with body, mind and soul, thereby getting release from the bonds acquired from life after life and which bind us to the world. Gurudeva, to show an example to the world of the above statement entwined three stout ropes and arranged them over the pit so that they were a yard above. Then he filled the pit with Penna water and then lit the rope. This means he united the three states of human consciousness-, i.e., the wakeful state, the dream state and the sleep state. He also entwined the three Gunas; Sathwa, Rajas and Tamas and brought them into an equilibrium state. This entwined heavy rope ball, which symbolizes the mind was dropped into the pit which was symbolic of boundless and infinite power. Thus he showed that a mind which is controlled by the universal Mother (pit) cannot be in contact with the external world. It cannot come out. Then the rope which was symbolic of the mind was filled with river water. Water -means rasam (taste) having ability to burn. Because of this power, the past sins and their bad effects are completely burnt and the mind acquires a pure Satwic State. Then he lit the rope (mind). That is, he lit the light of knowledge. Thus he protected the human mind, from Sattva (harmony), Rajas (motion), Tamas (inertia) characteristics and from the states of awakening, dreaming and sleeping. He filled it with Rasa of devotion and knowledge, thus showing the divine light. We understand by this demonstration that the Rasa of devotion protects man from sins and merges him with the divine. He becomes one with the light of divine knowledge.

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Slokam :
Sparsa shyamapya samsaram nayathi kanakathaam Chanthi kamchumbavashma suthe agnim surya Kantho dravathi thada parashandra suryabhimukhyath Hanythyannam sannidhanath wishamathi gahano Hyashi vestu prabhavo jeevanaam mukthi Revam Bhavathi Bhagavatha kim punarbhavanthah (Bhagavad Gita 8 - Paramahamsa Balasubramanyam Brahma Swamijis writings) Explanation : The touch-stone (magnet) attracts iron. The Suryakanth Mani attracts the sun. The Chardrakanta Mani attracts the moon. Poison attracts the Prana and kills it. Similarly the man in the physical body gets attracted to luxuries, worldly enjoyments, likes egoism etc., and after some time becomes lifeless. Therefore man should entwine all of them, control the mind and burn them with the fire of knowledge.

Slokam:
anta kale ca mam eva smaram muktva kalebaram yah prayati sa mad-bhavam yati nasty atra samsayah (Bhagavad Gita 8 - 5) Whoever incessantly meditates on Me (smaran) throughout his life at all times on the absolute divine light, at the end of ones life one can have the full benefit of consciousness. By the continuous prayer of the absolute Brahman, the Jeeva will certainly realize Brahmam.

Slokam:
Vilakhata mive rupam chitta bhitthout murareh Sumuna iva Mano yairarpitham tatpadabje Pratipada mudyadbhi sathvikai Ragnak. Tagnastha iha bhava payotheh paramullagna yanthi
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Explanation : Those who pray the absolute Paramatma as having form or without attributes, meditate with devotion and enter the inexplicable state of Samadhi are jeevan mukthas (people who have attained liberation while still having a physical body). Such a jeevanmuktha is Gurudeva Sri Sri Sri Venkaiah Swamy. He is the physically visible Sadguru, the Absolute Parabrahmam. That, we are able to remember and serve him to our hearts content is the greatest fortune bestowed on us by this Sadguru Paramatma.

SMELL (Gandha)
The saying that smell is punya, shows that water etc., have this quality of punya. Just as the natural pure Jeeva though having the light of knowledge, by coming in contact with ignorance becomes impure and ignorant; similarly the qualities like smell etc., though pure before creation, by coming into contact with living organisms become impure. Hence the state of impurity is not natural to them. Being born as a human being is the highest fortune in the evolution. Hence it is the duty of every human being to utilize it with Buddhi (intellect) and acquire knowledge. The ability to experience the divine leelas of the incarnated -formless absolute as Gurudeva, with form and attributes and enjoying the bliss of contacting the Brahman in the heart and roaming there is called Gandha (smell). One Sunday Morning, Sri Chalama Naidu, a native of Penna Badvelu was stung by a poisonous snake and started for Kachadevarayapalle to get medicine (Iingam). To reach Kachadevarayapalle he had to cross the Penna River. The moment Sri Chalama Naidu put his feet in River Penna to cross it, he saw Swamy with a small gunny piece tied round the waist and an axe on His shoulder and a burning torch in the hand and his body was

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smeared with dust and smoke. It seemed as if Gurudeva who was the creator of the whole universe was wandering in the burial ground with a light in his hand in the serene environment, as if he was the awesome God Rudra. Noticing Gurudeva in such a form, Sri Naidu screamed aloud in great horror and stood as a statue, unable to speak as if the heart had stopped beating. The Compassionate, Kind-Hearted Saviour in distress, the soul which has no beginning and end, the Parabrahma Swaroopa, Gurudeva, showering great love and affection came near Sri Chalama Naidu, touched his body and back slowly and smoothly with His nectarine hands. As and when Swamy touched his body, Sri Chalama Naidu gained consciousness from an unconscious state. Immediately the fear disappeared when he saw the glittering and gleaming face of the Paramatma. The happiness of the man had no bounds and he looked very closely into the eyes of Sriman Narayana. The incarnation of Srimann Narayana, Gurudeva took Sri Chalama Naidu into his embrace with full of love and affection and said, ayya, I know where you are going. But please come along with me to the temple of Eswara. With the compassionate words and nectarine touch of Gurudeva, Sri Chalama Naidu lost all his suspicions and fears about the changes that were occurring in his body due to the poisonous serpent bite. Sri Naidu followed Gurudeva to the temple of Koteswar Swamy, as if a snake follows the melodious sound of Nadaswara. When they reached the temple, Swamy placed all his utensils on the floor and brought out two yoganadas from the corner and arranged them on the opposite sides. Swamy took a wild date (Eetha) stick in the right hand and a broom stick in the left hand. With great devotion and love, Swamy touched a yoganada with the broom stick three times singing in a melodious tone and touched the second one with the Eetha stick only once in a different nada, before Lord Shiva. Gurudeva immersed himself in this ragalaapa (melodious tune) with great concentration. Hearing the melodious tunes of Sri Parabrahma at the door steps of Parameshwara, Sri Naidu was also immersed in Nada Yoga with full concentration and did not observe the passage of time. Sri Naidu forgot the ex61

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istence of the universe and was immersed in deep devotion, hearing the melodious tunes. His mind was swimming in that sweet state, not knowing whether he was asleep or awake, hanging in between these two states. Sri Naidu who was thus hovering between these two states was suddenly surrounded by the aromatic sweet smells emanating from the Infinity, which cannot be experienced or known in this universe, and is unknown even to the Maharshis, which even the Vedas and Vedangas cannot describe. Till then the mind of Sri Naidu which was swimming between the shores of sIeep and wakefulness, now entered a state beyond the three, namely, wakeful, dream and sleep wherein the Atma merges with Pararnatma. How long it took for the Jeevatma (Sri Naidu) to come back from that state leaving the experience of being with Paramatma, one cannot imagine. Sri Naidu after coming to the normal state, leaving those sweet memories of nirvikara, nivrithi state, fell at the feet of Gurudeva who was the incarnation of Sadashiva. With devotion and obedience, he begged, Father ! I am unable to understand these smells that I experienced till now. Gurudeva, the incarnation of the Holy Trinity (Trimoorthi Swaroopa) said, ayya, In Devaloka the packets of honour were broken. This is their fragrance. Oh! in this yuga, at this time, mingling amongst us, he who shone as divinity, incarnated as God, Gurudeva on that day itself, to fulfill his mission, himself being that and that being himself (Swamy), placing himself between the created worlds, standing between that plane and this plane, protecting the relationships of all the lokas (planes) created by him, sang in ecstasy, call it celestial or the melody produced by God, who knows! It is incomprehensible to human intellect and imagination and indescribable as well. I heartily congratulate Sri Chalama Naidu, the blessed soul who heard the divine melody so pleasing to the ears. I am explaining the message from the Gitamruta delivered by Gurudeva on 15.01.1981 at Golagamudi Ashram:
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1. Aalokamu ee lokamu - coming of Gurudev : From the nether world to earth came Venkaiah. (AaIokamu - ee lokamu - coming of Gurudev) 2. Lokalokamulu : Namaskarams - Think that Venkaiah is in all the worlds. (lokalokamuIu) 3. Srusti - Creation: What Jagannatha has done I brought. (creation) Smell is the expression of miracles performed by Swamy who is Parameshwara Incarnate. A doubt arose in the mind of Sri Naidu, who had heard the inexpressible infinite song, inherent in creation and sung by ananta (Infinity) himself. In order to clarify his doubt he came to the door steps of Gurudeva and with great love and affection and asked, Swamy you have played the Nada Yoga with the broom sticks three times and one time with Eetha sticks, praising the Lord. I did not understand the reason for this. Please enlighten me. In that peaceful atmosphere, looking at his disciple, who was enthralled by hearing the celestial tunes, with eyes so cool and pleasant like air wafting from the Himalayas, the Compassionate Divine Power, Gurudeva repiled, ayya, the sound produced using the broom stick is Parvati and the sound produced by Eetha stick is Lord Eswar. The whole secret that lies in the divine music of creation was expressed and explained through these nectarlike words.

Sloka:
Na bhoomi na jalam chaiva na tejo na cha vayuvah Na cha Brahma ne cha Vishnu na cha nekshatra tarakah Servashoonya niralambam swayambhooh viswakarmanah (Not the earth, not the water, not the Fire or the wind, not Brahman, not Vishnu and not the stars, all was void without support, Self-Born is the creator of the Universe)

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Explanation : When the five elements, the earth, the sky, the
air, the water and the fire, were not; the three deities, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva were not the gods beginning from Indra, were not; the planets beginning from the Sun, were not; the stars beginning from Ashwani, were not; Vishvakarma, the Creator of the Universe, existed without support, in the void as SWAYAMBHU. The world had no name and image before the creation. It existed as a void, the Parabrahmam. The pure Parabrahmam which has no qualities and no form has in it, the root cause (moola prakruti) as Maya. It takes three forms namely, Avidya Shakthi (ignorance), Maya Shakthi (illusion) and Nikshepa Shakthi (super imposition). Our Gurudev who was an incarnation of Paramatma, delighted the divine Mother, who is the personification of the three powers mentioned above by the celestial music played by him, three times with a broom stick. In the Universe, the Parameshwara was created by the Mother of the Universe, and was united with Gurudeva once by his devotion (by beating Eetha stick only one time) We get peace, stability, infinite power and limitless love in the presence of Mahatmas. Gurudeva, the incarnation of Shiva having a stable mind used to move about in the lonely nights to perform the rituals to appease the Gods, for the benefit of mankind and to give peace. Sri Naidu, who, by the grace of the Compassionate Gurudeva, who was an ocean of bliss, was established in peace, stability, infinite power and limitless love by the divine vision of the four-handed form (Vishnu Swaroopa), the root of four fold efforts (dharma, ardha, kaama, moksha), with a heart, overflowing with joy and was permitted to stay for three days with him. After getting the permission from the Paramatma, as per the orders of Gurudeva with great delight Sri Naidu, spent two days at the feet of Gurudeva and spent two nights in continuous nama
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japa of Jagadeeshwara, forgetting the existence of the mundane world. For two days and two nights Sri Naidu was completely engrossed in the given task. On the third night, the Creator Gurudeva left the place in order to perform his own creative work. As soon as Swamy had left the place, the mind of Sri Naidu wanted to witness the divine activities that were performed by Him. He became restless and could not concentrate on the job on hand. Desires invite trouble to the Desiree : The curiosity that arose in the mind of Sri Naidu made him very restless. On one side was the fear of disobeying the orders of the Swamy and on the other side was the desire to see what Swamy was doing. Till midnight he experienced a struggle in his mind whether to go after his master or not. At last his mind decided not to stick to his promise and decided to go after his master. In an inexplicable anxiety to reach the feet of his master, he lost concentration and said, I will get happiness whatever may be your decision. I come here to surrender myself to your divine power. I have no other place to go, except your feet. Hey ! Master, do as you like. Thinking like this, Sri Naidu ran towards the thorny place where Gurudev was camping. Sruthi : Agne Naya Supadharaye Asman Viswani Devayunani Vidwan Yuyodhya smagnuhuranameno Bhuistam Te Nama Uttaram Vedhema

Explanation:

O God of Fire I Who is the form of Light, please lead us to your path in order to get Salvation. O God of Wisdom! Please give us wisdom to get liberation. Please destroy all the sins that are done by us, which obstruct our pious goal. If You render this help, we will pay homage to you in gratitude. He is the master of all the five elements in Agni. Gurudeva is Lord Brahma who took birth in a human form on this earth with a body consisting of the five vital elements. In order to show his Tejas, the incarnation of Paramatma, Gurudeva is shining in this
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world in the form of Agni. There is no difference between Agni and Paramatma Swaroopa. In order to explain the duties of a human, Madhava has taken the body form of a man. To show the importance of Fire, he worshipped Agni as his deity. I am narrating the following words as uttered by Gurudeva in Gitamruta. Who is the Light? The Light is the Lords Light. Whose Light is it? It is the Light of Venkaiah. Venkaiah is the Lord. The Light is Venkaiah. Where is the Light? Every thing is accounted for, the light of Venkaiah spreads all over. Light means, the light of wisdom. That is Agni the God of Fire. Gurudeva Venkaiah was nothing except the Light of Wisdom. Venkaiah became a God. The fire in the form of Light of Wisdom was obtained by Venkaiah. So, Venkaiah became a God and spread this light in the form of Jyothi all over the Universe. God, in order to save his devotees, takes the human form and shows many miracles which are very significant. Madhava, who has taken the body form of man, though self-luminous, performs deeds according to the laws of Karma to mitigate the Karma of humanity. Gurudeva came to this world as an incarnation. We can see auspiciousness and immense Bhakthi in each and every movement of this Sarweswara who was in the human body. I humbly assure that no man can get rebirth on this earth, if he can understand even a single atom of his Parama Tatvam, though unable to digest the whole of his nature. Those who become one with the Divine Father are not re-born. Complete surrender to the Narayana in Human form who preached the essence of Paramatma. Oh! Doers of good deeds! To our hearts content, we are now going to hear the exploits of such a God. The Paramatma in Human form, Guru Swamy, prepared a big sacrificial altar (Agni Gundam) on an elevated place. As if to cool
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the Agni-hotra water filled in nine earthen pots, he placed them in a circle. The rasa (water) separated from the admixture of elements by the terrific heat of its colleague (Fire) and in the process of evaporation reached its mate, the infinity in human form (ananta) filled the earthen pots which were being used as instruments with more water. When he could fully satisfy the Agnihotra (i.e, when the fire was blazing), then he brought a huge tree trunk near the altar to be used as Aasana (seat) and sat on it. Gurudeva who was the embodiment of Fire, offering His Lotus Feet as Aahuthi (oblation) stretched his legs into the fire. Thus offering His feet to the Agnihotra to use, forgetting the labour of the body, the Brahmi Bhoota (One who has become the Brahmin) merged his Atma in Paramatma and remained in that state. Verse: sarva-bhuta-stham atmanam sarva-bhutani chatmani ikshate yoga-yuktatma sarvatra sama-darsanah (Bhagavad Gita, Ch : 6-29)

Explanation : A true yogi observes himself in all beings (the


atma) and sees (the atma) alI beings in himself, seeing unity in diversity and diversity in unity in all beings. He possess an equal and balanced vision or vision of the knowledge. Indeed, the selfrealized person sees Me and recognizes the All-Pervasive Supreme Lord. External expressions and attributes cannot have their influence when the Brahman incarnate transcends the world and the five senses. The Lotus Feet of the divinity in the dhuni-fire altar became red like a piece of iron kept in the furnace. They shone brilliantly like the red Sun at dawn erupting flames which were so bright that they could not be seen and no living being could withstand them.

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Sri Naidu who witnessed this extraordinary scene which no human being might have seen, became rigid. He felt as if his body is in flames because of the immense heat emanating out of Swamy in the Agni Gunda. Losing all senses he stood like a statue of stone. How long it took for him to regain his senses, we do not know. After coming back to senses, repeating the name of the Guru, like a mad man in agony he ran for help, shouting, What Swamy is this. Till then Swamy was in another plane of existence beyond the five senses, like a free bird flying in bliss. Because of the fierce shout, Swamy came back to His senses and again the Vasanas of the five senses were felt. Immediately he withdrew his Lotus feet form the fire. The All Knowing, though disturbed in His penance did not get angry and with great patience and infinite compassion sent him back saying, ayya, are you still awake. You should not stay here. Spending the whole night there itself, after finishing Tirumajjana (the abhisheka to God), he offered all the instruments used for the sacrifice early in the morning along with the earthen pots to the sacred and pious Penna River. Gurudeva installed nine earthen pots near the sacrificial pit. These nine earthen pots were symbolically placed there to show that, in the world there are nine different paths of devotion. These instruments using the Upadhi water as Upadana (the main reason) were exhibited as the symbols of devotion. The authentic words of Lord Sri Rama Chandra in the age of Treta, as told to his close devotee, Mother Shabari that the Nine Types of devotion are the means by which a Sadhaka (practitioner) can reach the divine presence, were shown to his follower, by Sadhana in this age, by Venkaiah Swamy.

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THE SCIENCE OF NAVAVIDHA BHAKTI


(Nine Types of Devotion)
Navadha Bhagathi Kaha oo Throhipaahim I Savadhan Sunu Dharuman Mahim II Pradham Bhagathi Santhankar Sangaa Dusri Rati Mama Kadhava Prasangaa I Gurupadhi pankaj seva Theesri Bhagathi Amaan I Choudi Bhagathi Mama Gunagana Kara Ekapathi Thajgaan II Mantrajaap Mama Dhruda Bikshasa I Panchama Bhajhan Soobedh Prakasa II Charadham seel Birathi Bahukarama I Nirat nirantar Sajjana Dharamaa II Thsaathva Aamsam Mohimai Jagdhekaa I Mothemsanth aadhik Karilekha II Aatva Jadhalaabh Santosha I Sapne Hanahim Dekhi para Dosha II Navam Sarath Sabman Chalhina I Mama Bharosi Hiyaharam nadina II Navamahu ek uianha kemhoi I Naari purusha sa chara charkoi II Soie atisaya Priyabhamini Morem I Sakal Prakar Bhagathi Dhrudatorem II - Rama Charita Manas Oh ! Shabari, I am telling you the nine types of Devotion. Listen to me attentively. 1. Keeping company of the righteous people. 2. Curious to hear my stories. 3. Leaving egoism and serving at the feet of Guru. 4. Singing my glories without deception. 5. Repeating my Mantra with unwavering faith. 6. Practicing good actions with a spirit of Vyragya (dispassion). 7. Know that the whole world is pervaded by Lord Rama and grasp that the righteous persons are superior to ME.
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Believe, I am the sole refuge and be content with what is obtained unasked. Treat joy and sorrow alike and trust that I look after your welfare and safety.

9. Shed the cunning and wicked nature and love aII beings with a pure heart. Desist from counting the faults of others even in a dream. Oh! Noble woman Sabari, all the creatures, male or female become dear to me by practicing any one of the above nine devotional paths. . Bhakthi Priyo Madhava. There is nothing more pleasing to the Lord in this Universe than the devotion of a person. This is the message given by Lord Sree Rama Chandra to his devotee Sabari. Let us meditate on this message and pray Gurudev (the incarnation of various God heads) to give us the ability to practice the paths of devotion, with mind, word and deed (Trikarna Suddhi). Kaha Raghupathi Sunu Bhaminibata I Mana u Ek Bhagateekar Naathaa I Jati Pati Tul Dharm Bada Ee I Dhenubal Parujan Gun Chatura Ee I Bhagathi Heenar Soho Ekasisa ! Binujal Barid Dekhi Akhisa II - Aranya Kand 3-10-20 Oh Bhamini, you hear my words. I can only be controlled by devotion. One who practices devotion is very dear to me. Devoid of devotion - the factors of caste, religion, greatness, strength, family honour, expertise etc. are as useless as a cloud without water. In reality God demands and likes only devotion. The divine words uttered by Sri Sri Sri Venkaiah Swamy on 2302-1981 at the Golagamudi Ashram to make the truth that everything is Paramatma, the progenitor, supporter and destroyer who incarnates in all the ages known to all, I am placing before the devotees.
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VENKAIAH IS LORD RAMA


He made Fresh on the Earth the words uttered by God. Lord Rama, who incarnated in Treta Yuga came down in Kali yuga as Sree Venkaiah Swamy. It is but natural that helping humanity and establishing righteousness has to be shown in practice. The advent of this incarnation is very difficult to grasp. All devotees who are themselves embodiments of divinity and are thirsty for the divine nectar can have their fill through the message of this grand immortal incarnation of earth. All incarnations have the purpose of uplifting the down trodden humanity and establishing Dharma by following and making others to follow it. But who can try to follow every act of Poojya Gurudev, the God Incarnate. Only he alone could do it. It is impossible for others to follow. In this age of Kaliyuga, the divinity incarnate Gurudeva by precept and practice gave this message to people who are unable to understand the mysteries of divine worship. That, if they are unable to grasp completely the various paths of Bhakthi Yoga, even the practice of a single step is sure to give Union with God, by both practice and precept. Ayya, are you still awake? You should not be here. Hearing these words of Gurudev with a heart gripped in panic, unable to stand there even for a moment, as if some super-natural power is guiding him, Sri Naidu entered the premises of the temple. Losing confidence, unable to stay at one place and vacillating, he hid himself near the Lingam of Chandra Shekara. Waiting for the arrival of his Lord (Swamy), feeling each passing moment as a yuga, fearing the consequences of not following the orders of Gurudev, he was continuously chanting the Lords name. When the Lord wants to enter into a devotees life, such a repetition of Pranava occurs. Gurudeva, the personification of all Lokas (worlds), after compleSatcharitra of Bhagavan Sri Sri Sri Venkaiah Swamy of Golagamudi

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tion of the Yagna which was conducted for the welfare of the world, entered Sri Koteswara Swamy temple. The vision of Ananta searched for his companion. The grace filled eyes fell on him, who was hiding in a corner owing to fear and anguish near the place of Sarveswara lingam. Just as we, the ignorant cannot leave this world of illusion, similarly a knowledgeable disciple, being away from illusion, even if he wants to leave the proximity of Gurudev cannot do so. The Guru also cannot leave his ward behind. Such is the great bond between the Master and the disciple. God is a slave of true devotees. Times may change. Yugas may pass by. Worlds may collapse. But, divinity is essentially the same. It is a truth that when divinity saw with eyes full of divine love, all the anxieties which were troubling his heart were swept away like fog by the sun rays. With a heart full of bliss, Sri Naidu sat before the Lord. Purity comes and takes hold of such pious devotees by itself who could take refuge at the Lotus feet of Poojya Gurudeva. Such people enjoy the fruits of ever-lasting peace. The pious soul of the blissful companion went into wondrous rapture at the feet of the worshipful master. The nearness of Guru Swamy, the God Incarnate, is naturally an abode of Peace and Purity.

SERVANT CHELAMA NAIDU


The recipient of Divinitys grace was waiting as if every moment was a Yuga to hear the words of the Lord. To cure the malady of one who took refuge in him, who was Rudra, Gurudeva, with beautiful and grace-filled eyes saw him from head to feet. Just the vision, the Divine Look of the one in Human form can bring about the complete transformation of any living or the non living thing, but to keep up the general behavior. Gurudeva the expert Medical Man - as per the sayings of Vaidyo Narayana took nine pulse seeds
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in his hand, filling them with nectar and wishing to give them as Prasad to his devotee, asked him to take three seeds a day for three days, and put them in his out-stretched hands. Intoxicated by the divine touch, unable to express his acceptance, he kept his head on the feet of the Master and indicated that he would follow Guru Swamys order by the Grace showered by the Guru; the incurable and undiagnosed ailment troubling Sri Naidu vanished on the third day. The Compassionate, All-Knowing Gurudev cut asunder all the bonds of his devotee whom He wanted to bring close to Him. It is an established fact that he who is showered by the grace of the Guru has all his bonds broken. From that moment onwards till his last breath, Sri Naidu dedicated his Life to the service of the Paramatma reaching the heights of Paramapada or Salvation. While Gurudeva was at Kotiteertham, a middle- aged person who was beautiful, strong and tall used to beat Swamy with a cane, asking Tell me something. The body of Swamy, unable to bear that caning went into the midst of trees to take rest. Yet, that egoist person followed Swamy, pulled him out and beat him with a tamarind cane. Seeing this atrocious situation, the people of that village took him into the temple and locked the doors of the temple very strongly. Seeing this sorrowful incident, the Compassionate Gurudeva requested, Ayya, leave him, dont do anything. The people could not ignore his request and complied. After coming out, the wicked man repeated the same brutual action towards the Omniscient. The beloved people, unable to see the situation, put the strong headed man in the temple and closed the doors again. Again Gurudev, the Embodiment of Kindness, ordered his followers to let out the person who was locked. Owing to the order of

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Gurudeva, the people released the wicked person, who again repeated the same activity. Seeing this unwanted situation the kind hearted people once again locked the villain in the temple. Again, the kind hearted Gurudeva ordered his followers to release this unwanted soul from confinement. It became a routine feature for the wicked, perverted man to misbehave with the infinite incarnate. Those who could not control themselves any more, stood before Gurudeva, the Form of God, and humbly asked, what is all this game? The non-attribute personality in a slow gentle voice replied, this is the game of God. Why do you meddle? They humbly consented and continued to observe with sympathy the playful acts of the Absolute. After seeing the troubles of their Father for three days, they lost self-control and decided to end the misdeeds and to face the villain fearlessly. They bundled him and took him in a cart to a distant lonely place and left him there with a warning that his head would be smashed if he came back. From that day onwards there was no trace of that gigantic personality. Gurudeva said, It is the play of God, why do you interfere in this game? The God in human form took an unknown person as a companion and exhibited to the world, how to face the problems and difficulties in the world. Narayana in the form of a human, gave a wonderful message to the humankind entangled in bad habits and tendencies symbolically. He showed by his playfuI acts to the mankind who are making rounds in the cycle of birth and death, affected by mental perversions that they have to take punishments for their misdeeds in this life itself or in some other plane. Our father, beloved Swamy gave a message to this world like Geethacharya, by this play. By engraving the words of Gitamrita, the Namaskarams to Venkaiah in all worlds, in-our hearts and doing japa of Panchakshari

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Mantra -Venkaiah Swamy by remembering the noble words, if we put their essence in practice it is definite that we get liberation.

Message of Gurudeva :
Feed the hunger Save the sufferer offer your hand to the needy The entire universe is God-pervading It is Gurudeva, the Paramatma who gave the message Bhagavad Gita. He preached that all mankind is equal, irrespective of religion, caste, creed and all creation is the play of God. On the banks of the Penna river near Kotiteertham temple he used to cut trees, huge trunks of palm trees in day time. The trunks on the ground were ignited and burnt. When they blazed fully he used to cover them completely with sand. During midnight when the world stays calm and quiet, the Almighty Swamy felt with his touch that the covering used is lit for penance. He used to roll on the very hot bed of that sand and burnt his body. Sri Maidukuri Subbanna, who was with Gurudeva in those days described this extraordinary divine play of Gurudeva. The desires of human grow like a palm tree for a long time. To eradicate the desires he used to burn the palm tree symbolically. Covering the trunk with sand and rolling over it, represent the vitality of the soul and the mortal nature of the body. To make this clear was the goal of Swamys life. Thus, we should realize that Venkaiah Swamy was born with a definite purpose. (Sri Y. Obul Reddy, Tallapalli, Pulivendaia Taluka, Kadapa Dist) The Paramatma is all pervading in each and every atom. The Paramatma is present in all planes of existence like effulgent fire. He preached Paramatatva to those creatures who have taken birth on this earth and who are intensely desirous to know about the unknown by his symbolic acts described above.

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AGNI STAMBHANA
(Performing Fire Rituals - Yogic act)
On auspicious occasions Gurudeva used to put wooden sticks about a yard deep in the sand on either side of the Stream of Penna river near Kotiteertham. The wooden sticks were properly protected from flowing waters with the fencing of thorny bushes. He used to fill the intervening space with dust, leaves and waste material, small pieces of wooden bark and ignite it. Standing in the river Pennas water flowing toward the East, the Lord of nature, the revered Gurudeva stood in the North, draw the pious waters of the Penna river and pour it over the blazing fire in the Southern direction. Even though the water which was full of Rasa was thrown in large quantities by the Nectarine hands of one who was the incarnation of infinity, it could not show its supremacy over the Davanala (Fire). The Ominipotent Gurudeva, to appease the fire God, used to fill the watery sacrificial pit with the Homa Samagri (small pieces of wood and leaves). Gurudeva, when occasionally sprinkled Penna water on the sacrificial pit; Agni Deva, unable to control his Ananda - in joy unbound shone with brilliant flames mounting with full splendor. The Sun, a symbol of wisdom raises in the East. The pious waters of the Penna flow towards the East to spread the nectar of knowledge to the world. Sri Swamy, who is all pervading, who has neither the beginning nor the end, established two pillars on the banks of the Penna river. These pillars are Satya Stupam (the pillar of truth) and Dharma Stupam (the pillar of righteousness). In this illusion filled world, the presence of non-violence and tolerance creates the fears of illusion in the wicked people. These fears and illusions are represented by the two pillars. To exhibit these reflections to the world, to educate and to enlighten the wicked people about the importance of the truth and Dharma, Gurudeva established the two pillars namely the Satya Stupa and the Dharma Stupa

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and fenced them symbolizing Ahimsa (Non-violence) and Kshama (toleranc) that is Satya and Dharma depend upon the practice of Ahimsa and Kshama. The place between the two pillars was filled with sand and dust symbolizing Asta madas and Arishad vargas.

East side - Sadguru part (side):


The Sun who symbolizes wisdom, rises in the East. So it is Sadgurus side. It means that Sadguru gives knowledge.

South:
It creates ignorance. Here expectations, desires, anger, selfishness, arrogance (madamu) and envy (mathcharyamu) develop.

West and North: (The parts of Jagannatha)


The above two parts are called the division Jagannadha. Those who acquires knowledge and illumination by Sadhana and Tapas can reach the great heights and at last they become united with Jagannadha. To destroy the waves of ignorance from the southern direction and to remove the dust of arishdvargas between Satya and Dharma, Swamy lit the fire. Being the embodiment of Parabrahman, he stood with a steady mind in the Northern Part. The West and the North parts are called the Jagannatha parts. Jagannadha stood in his place, that is in the North, steadily as if he had been allotted the task of protecting the world. The upadrasta (One who determines the nature of work), standing in the North as the world protector, poured water drawing it from the river over the brilliantly burning fire god in the South. By the touch of the Amrita Moorthy, the water which became nectar-like, performed abhisheka (ritualistic bath) to the fire God. Gaining strength from the Amrita, the Fire God unable to control the bliss He experienced by the shower of nectar on him, burnt to ashes the evil planetary material that existed in him. Observing
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the panchajanya (Fire) in full joy by the touch of Sarveswara, the Divinity Incarnate, offering water like Amritha to the brilliant flames of the fire burning at the altar brought out Ahimsa from it giving support to vahni (Fire) with air, he brought out forgiveness (kshama) from the sacrificial altar with the help of cleanliness (showcham). Thus, showing the way to the ignorant and confused, He made them acquire the Amruta Tatva (immortality). Gurudeva is the compassionate Showree (Hari) who created non-violence and forgiveness as the nectarine truths from the fire. Gurudeva admonished those who are struggling for liberation from life, advising them to seek union with God through devotion and faith is Brahma Gnana. He thus showed a sure way to the humanity suffering in bondage. The human intellect is not able to pierce through the secrets of nature. But God finally reveals all aspects and secrets to the devotees. When the material five elements, the earth, air etc., are linked with the subtle senses, the living being acquire a body. Because of the physical body, the various Karmas of the jeevas start bearing fruit. The physical body is a reservoir of Karmas. It is said to be the house of pleasure and pain.

Slokam :
Agnir Moortha Chakskhusi Chandra Suryow Disha Srothre Vag Vruthascha Vedaah VayuhuPranohridayam Viswa masya Prudhvam Privithivi (Adhvaita Ramayana Aranaya 9-33-48) Head Eyes Ears Vak Prana Heart Bhoomi = = = = = = = fire god moon and sun the ten directions (words) vedas air world Prithivi (Earth)

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Thus the human beings contain in themselves the essence of all the five elements. When the physical body which is acquired by gathered karmas is linked with the five elements and thus attains siddhi (control), a human can realize the Parabrahma. The Omniscient, all pervading Gurudeva, an Aahitagni (one -who keep fire), by mixing both water and fire was preparing to give the method of fire worship (aahitagni) to the earth. To express for the first time to humanity, his intense noble intentions (deeksha) to allow a symbolic touch of the Fire God to the physical body, he used to take the pieces of thick ropes which were thrown as waste bits near Kapila wells and Iighting them used to bear the Fire God on his shoulders day and night. Such was the determination of the Divine Master. To give inspiration to the external world, the Brahma Swaroopa used his physical body as an instrument to conduct the great divine sacrifice. From out of it he brought the treasures of divine qualities, namely, non-violence (Ahimsa) and forgiveness (Kshama) and determined to exhibit these qualities to the world. Swamy, who was an embodiment of the formless attributes of Paramatma in physical form was involved in continuous work so that every one could learn the method of Salvation to reach the Lotus Feet of Sarveswara. Burning the bits of Kapila rope and from that burning our brilliantly shining qualities of Ahimsa and forgiveness, stressing that these two qualities are the stepping stones to give the results of the Sadhana; was undoubtedly the mission of Gurudeva.

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cause humans learnt forgiveness. Forgiveness is piety. Because of forgiveness, the world experiences a harmonious life of cooperation. Forgiveness is mental peace. Forgiveness is the quality of gentlemanliness. It is a quality of those who have self control. These are eternal noble qualities. (The outcome of love and forgiveness is non-violence) From the qualities of forgiveness and love, non-violence takes birth naturally. According to the ancient adage, Ahimsa Paramo Dharmaha; only non-violence is the highest virtue on the earth which is practiced and prescribed by revered Gurudeva. Those who wholeheartedly follow this message of the Lord Earth are the luckiest persons! Swamy is a synonym with forgiveness. Forgiveness is Swamy. The form of Swamy is the union of the external and the internal qualities of forgiveness manifested itself as a great shining power illuminating the universe. The physical incarnation of the Infinite Absolute even when others wanted to punish the person who was creating great trouble to him asked them not to interfere. The divine incarnation, Swamy gave the practical demonstration that nothing could be equal to the power of the divine quality of forgiveness. The lord of the five elements, Gurudeva carried paanchajanya (Fire), making his physical body made-up of the five elements appear to the world at large as his representative and placing it on the shoulder used to roam about. The flights of winged manifestations of the three fold deity roaming all over the earth like trivikrama (the Vishnu incarnation who measured the three worlds by three steps) not caring whether it was three Sandhyas or three nights, the beings of the world cannot understand, but only the Viswatma (the Brahma) can know ! The Lord always bows to the wishes of his devotees! The Protector of Orphans, He is the one who gave solace to those in troubles and to those who seek His Shelter. The grand Gurumurthy changed directions of their lives giving them the required assistance.
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Searching for a suitable field (devotee) for his needs which were very secret and of great depth, Gurudeva, the Agriculturist who Sow the Seeds of Loka Kalyana (seeking good to the humanity), used to move continuously from place to place. The protector of orphans, used to tell the devotees dedicated to the service of the infinite (Ananta); ayya, so and so is coming here. Ask them to stay. Thus ordering, he would move away to fulfill his personal work somewhere else. His physical movements were visible to the people. That is all. How can the ignorant people assess the movements of Paratpara? No, it is not possible. Only his followers can understand his visits when manifested in the visible worlds. Can humans determine the movements of Narayana? The Gurudeva in his tours around the world, not understandable to the mortals, after solving the problems of the people, he stays elsewhere. Completing his self-determined tasks, making them happy and relaxed, he used to come back from where he left, to perform his unknown ministrations. Attending to the needs of the physical body, perform his regular duties, the Aatma meditating on the depths of the Universal creations, he used to move all about. Our Gurudeva, the protector of those who sought his refuge, hearing the complete details of their past, present and future sufferings, would bless them. Removing their physical and mental sufferings, mixing both the requirements of this world, fulfilling their wishes, changed the ways of their lives. Such was the grand and magnificent personality of our Gurumurthy. Gurudeva is God in human form talking and moving amongst us. He was not a human being.

Slokam (Verse) :
Utpatti Pralayam chiva Bhootanam Gathim Gathim Vettu Vidyamavidyache Savachyo Bhagavanthi

Meaning:

One who knows the birth of elements (bhutas) and their destruction, knowing future benefits and dangers, knowing both ignorance and knowledge, is called the Lord (Bhagavan).

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(Sri Bhagavan Uvacha - Sankya Yogam - Srimad paramahamsa Bala Subramanyam Swamy) Understanding the past and the future of those who seek His help on this earth; He makes them easily cross the ocean of the worldly life with His rudder like compassionate looks. And, blessing such persons was Gurudevas primary task. It is a fact, those who with steadfast complete surrender believing that the dust of His Holy Feet is everything, spend their lives in the service of that Divine Father whole heartedly, will be united with him and acquire liberation. He is the Universal Faith pervading the whole universe since the beginning of the creation. To manifest this essence of devotion of the people on the earth, the lord descends in the world as different incarnations. Then, now and every time divinity incarnates in human form to express to the external world, what is right and what is wrong. In this age, at this time, this great opportunity which is beyond our intellect remains an unsolved problem, filling us with great wonder and happiness. But, is it not the responsibility of the creator to save and protect the world which is without a beginning and an end, taking incarnations in different forms. Even in those days when the pious river penna was in floods and dangerously flowing, if the Almighty Gurudeva decides to cross and reach the other shore; it seemed as if he took a dip at this shore, the next instant he used to appear on the other shore giving the pleasure of his presence there. There were small boats which used to pIy over the dangerously flowing waters of the penna helping the travellers to cross the river. Thus some people used to earn their livelihood. One day Swamy desiring to reach the other shore by boat, embarked it along with other travellers. The moment the Almighty set His feet on the boat the travellers were overjoyed with the thought that they could get the fortune of travelling with Paramatma.
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The boat which was full of travellers was moving on the river penna like a nine-month pregnant woman. By that time the miracles of Gurudeva were being narrated as stories, the proprietor of the boat was collecting the fare for crossing the river and was engrossed in that work. The boat reached mid-stream. Egoism makes even a great scholar behave like a fool. When egoism takes hold, even though one is aware of the greatness of others, one loses ones common sense and this leads to destruction. Reaching the dark depths of ignorance, without showing any sort of kindness and respect, the foolish boat owner asked Gurudeva, will you pay the money or get down. Gurudeva hearing his senseless talk was not at all disturbed. Not even a trace of emotion crossed him. He remained serene. Is it possible for normal human beings to remain undisturbed in honor and dishonor, in pleasure and pain? It is impossible. But for Gurudeva, the Omniscient, Omnipotent and Omnipresent, all these were a simple childs play and nothing else. Even while the passengers in the boat were asking the owner not to behave like that, ignoring their pleadings, the proprietor continued his foolish and harsh words, asking for money from the Almighty Sarweswara. Gurudeva, without any disturbance of mind, remaining steadfast, taking pity on his ignorance and agitated mind, remained silent. We all know that Madhava incarnated in the human form to enlighten the ignorant seeking their personal destruction, because of the eight kinds of pride (asta madamulu); viz., luxury in food (anna madamu), pride of wealth (artha madamu), pride of lust (stree madamu), pride of learning (vidya madamu), pride of rank and family (kula madamu), pride of beauty (roopa madamu), pride of station (udyoga madamu), pride of youth (youvvana madamu)
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and six classes of foes, namely; lust, anger, avarice, longing, desire, pride and envy (arishadvarghas). The All-Knowing Gurudeva, to make others recognize His Omnipresence and Omnipotence, jumped from the boat into the flooding waters. That was all! In a fraction of a second, the Narayana did what a normal human being cannot dare to do. The kind hearted travellers in great anguish and anxiety about the fate of the Swamy swinging between hope and despair scanned the surface of the waters in a state of speechless and helplessness. Seeing the sorrow of the travellers, the proprietor of the boat filled with wickedness and egoism, not trying to find a solution to the sorrowful incident and not caring as he was under the illusion that he was making fun of a mad man went on joking. That foolish man could not guess the great danger he was attracting by making fun of a great man. Aha! How can we describe the Leelas of the Sarweswara Incarnate! Even before the boat could reach the other shore, from a distance the travellers and the egoistic proprietor of the boat saw the Omnipotent Master of all Sadgurus, Gurudeva, standing at the banks squeezing his wet clothes. Gurudeva is the one who could unite with the infinite determination (Anantha Sankalpa) which is capable of yielding any result by rearranging the root particles (Moola Kanaas) in any form by his mere wish. Such one is a Brahma Gnani. Gurudeva, the Creator of the World, happens to be such a Brahma Gnani. He knew that the entire nature (Prakruthi) is nothing else but a dream expressed according to His wish, because of his union with Parameswara, the divine dreamer. He could make anything vanish or manifest or to bring out a desired change.

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Seeing the extraordinary work that was done by Brahma Gnani, all people were stupified and recovered to their senses after sometime. The foolish boat owner who had done the mistake, knowing that the only solution was to beg pardon of Gurudeva, fell at the Lotus Feet seeking forgiveness. The compassionate kind hearted Gurudeva, forgetting all the mistakes committed by this foolish man, excused him with kindness and consoled him saying, you need not worry for all those things, and continued his journey . Every thing in the world is the manifestation of Gods illusion To Excuse To Excuse To Excuse To Excuse To Excuse To Excuse It is an ornament for human race It is highly impossible To give Sacrifice (yagna) Fame Dharma

The entire world is filled with forgiveness. It is a great truth in this world. Gurudeva, the Incarnation of Jagadeeswara, explained to this world by practicing it himself and preached that there is nothing beyond forgiveness and it is the only Dharma. Explanation : The essence of SouI : The teachings of wisdom. Man is a spectator. There is something else which can save or destroy. Knowing the essence that the soul which is linked with the five elements in the form of the human body, surrounded by maya (illusion), sitting in a boat sailing in the sea of the world with the help of Sadhna - chathustayam (the four methods of doing penance) using Manas, Bhuddi, Chitta, Ahamkara which are called anthaha karana chatustyas, one can get salvation.

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The everlasting soul in the cyclic process of evolution, taking birth in a human body suffering in the whirlpools of pleasures and pains, without understanding the webs of poisonous desires, without standing outside the evil deeds in the unbound darkness of ignorance, caught in the web of desires and pleasures, having egoism developing selfishness, as the boat caught in mid ocean does not know which shore it will reach, not knowing the great law Sarvam khalvidam Brahma, is ensnared in illusion. But, one who knows this world is a mirage created by the senses, understands the truth and recognizes that the illusory powers of the Lord are playing their game. One who is one with the creator (Brahma) and the one who has expressed the creativity to the world - the Lord of Creator (Brahmanath or Vishnu), is Gurudev. Gurudeva in those days introduced a slight change in his dress. He used a jute piece as a loin cloth and a torn old piece of cloth to cover his body and a similar cloth as the head dress. The Lord of Nature, in this world made up of the five elements, to make people understand that the body which is formed by the five elements is sure to perish, remained himself a witness and showed the above play (Ieela). We all know that Gurudeva, the Form of Destiny (vidhi-roopa), as also the incarnation of Lord Vishnu was plain and simple in His dress, food and habits. Gurudeva the Omniscient, Omnipresent and who knew the past, present and future (trikalagna), while predicting and blessing His devotees, used to press the lower power portion of his throat. It is the personal abode of Bhagavan. Hearing the messages from that plane, wishing to make us know about them, He used to bless humanity with some words.... Greeva koope vishuddhe padakamala Shweta raktanam Trinetrinaam

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Keenly observing the sixteen letters in the space of throat and also the Jeevatma dwelling in Him as per the beautiful verse (su-shloka) referred to above, knowing the divine statement, khagagalana hrudiyari ninnam, soaring like a bird, merging everything in knowledge, knowing all, the Sarweshwara used to inform all in a gentle and soothing manner. In this way, Bhagavan Sri Sri Sri Venkaiah Swamy who was an incarnation of Madhava, always remaining in the divine atmosphere of higher planes and controlling his soul with His wisdom, explaining to those people who came for his blessings with Pragna, made them happy. Sri Swamy understood and calculated their Karma acquired in innumerable previous births by stationing His looks and gave extreme happiness and bliss obtained by attaining the Supreme state (Paramatma Tatva). Those who were suffering from difficulties, leading unfortunate lives, in order to have a darshan of Swamy in a great hope to get relieved of their sorrows, came with great obedience to seek his blessings, even waited for a long time in order to touch his Lotus Feet. Compassionate Gurudeva, Iike a merciful father and as a benevolent guide, removing the shackles of ignorance (of those who were suffering from ignorance) hearing their difficulties of this world, gave pleasures removing all their difficulties. Gurudeva, the Kaliyuga Avatara showered his divine energy on them in order to overcome the resultant pressures and difficulties of their past births by sowing the seeds of godliness in their hearts. He blessed them and ensured protection to those sprouting godly trees, so that they might overcome their future difficulties. Gurudeva, the Pranava Swaroopa, showed a nice way to the world to burn their karmas. By folding the blanket which was on his body, Gurudeva, whirling it with a great speed would utter some mantra in low voice.
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Exhaling and inhaling violently as if the earth and the sky had become one, a change, invisible to the eye and inexplicable by words occurred. These kinds of situations removed the difficulties of human beings by the Divine Power of this Leela Manusha .

CAN THE INCREDIBLE LEELAS OF THE CREATION (SRISHTI) BE DESCRIBED


Gurudeva used to remove the karma of some - giving them good health in an astonishing way. Chanting some mantras He used to give some water as Theertham (sacred water). Some people were simply sent away by showering divine blessings. By this, they were freed from the difficulties of life in this world and resulted in instant liberation. mac-cittah sarva-durgani mat-prasaddat tarishyasi (Bhagavad Gita, Ch 18 -58 verse) You can come out of your obstacles if you become conscious of Me says Krishna. In order to practice and protect Dharma, the Swamy of Dwapara Yuga incarnated as Gurudedva in this Yuga as a visible God. All your sins are pardoned by realization and devotion to god. It is the same message given by Jesus, who is also an incarnation, who said; your sins are pardoned, do not repeat sins in future. Just as the fragrance of the lotus though born in the mire, spreads all over the world; the preachings and messages of incarnations, though they may be born in any caste or surroundings, echo all over the world.
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At the divine vision of the incarnated Gurudeva, the unlucky people who were rolling in heaps of sins, realized that they had been purified. Getting out of their difficulties by the Grace of Paramatma, determined to be good, they take oath not to commit any more sins in future. They got mental peace quickly and were blessed. Day by day people came in hundreds and thousands to have darshan of Swamy. The people who were strong enough came from distant places on foot to have darshan of Sriman Narayana and got relief from their physical and mental illness by the Gracefilled Divine Glimpse of Swamy and felt immersed in joy and happiness. Is it not really a happy thing to have darshan of Sarveswara? Those hopeful people who were unable to face bodily difficulties, children or people who were suffering from lack of mental peace are anxious to have a darshan of Swamy. They came either in bullock carts or in other forms of available transportation at that time. There was more rush than that which gathered on festive occasions at religious places. Having great patience, Gurudeva, the Physical Embodiment of the Divine, holding a conch in his hand (like Vishnu), with great patience and kindness, removed the difficulties of the suffering-lot and blessed them with pleasures and peace before permitting them to go back. In this world, after sun set, Gurdeva used to ignite pieces of thick rope and moved to-and-fro from the Devasthanam of Somasila, the Abode of Someswara, to Sree Ranganadha Swamy temple, Nellore. The distance between Somasila and Nellore is about fifty miles. Those lucky ones who could have darshan of Gurudeva, like a flash of lighting around Somasila area felt great joy, for they could view the beautiful form to their hearts content. It is because of their pious deeds bubbling with happiness and not caring where and how and what time they spent in divine mediation, they had that opportunity.

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Even though they were in the fold of worldly desires, they used to share the bliss they obtained with their near and dear ones. For some, Gurudeva used to give darshan at Nellore and its surrounding areas or in and around the temple premises of Sri Ranga Nadha Swamy . At nights, ordinary people will not have contact with the outer world! Faith and devotion alone attracts the Gods grace. He will create an occasion and will offer His darshan in order to make them pure. This is a familiar method of the Lord. It is a fact that God will give darshan only to selfless devotees. No body can compete with those blessed souls who had the privilege of having His darshan and are already treading the path of devotion and on seeing Swamy, accepting that He is the charioteer to liberate their lives. It is his divine play (Ieela) which makes them come into mutual contact with other blessed souls on this earth for some reason or the other. Those lucky people, who chanced to come across this incarnation in the age of Kali, discussed among themselves their unheard of experiences of the leelas exhibited by the Paramatma like God, present at different places at the same time, on the same night, on the same day and praised and commented with reverential wonder. In their discourses they used to ask each other - who could understand the Mahatma? Their general conclusion was, how confusing was the play of God with his devotees. It was the speacialty of this self-realized great man living in a physical body to manifest himself at different places at the same time and to roam all around in two or more physical forms. Just as the waves rise from the ocean continuously, the great god-incarnate persons appear in a physical form. Miracles happen around. But, intently they never show any miracles. It is not only for the pious and blessed people that the Lord of Earth gives darshan; all beings in nature are the sons of divinity. It

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was the grand activity of this great man to make the heart of those people as his abode and make them lead a pure Life. Seeing the dress of Gurudeva, there were many who used to feel a superiority-complex and they stayed at a distance. Can we say that it is a past karma? Or is it only fun? We cannot guess the number of people who do not realize the God present before them even when he declares that He is God Himself. Such ignorant persons remain attached to the cycle of birth and death. We can say with certainty that they are bound to creation. And, liberation is a dream for them. Those who could know the reality that Lord Sri Krishna was divinity incarnate were wise. Fools, thinking him to be a normal human, did not care. The dialogue between Swamy and his barber at Kallchedu village should be examined. The barber questioned, Swamy, how does God look? Where does he live? Swamy answered, ayya, if he sits before you, can you recognize? Sri Krishna could not be known by all. Similarly Swamy also could not be understood by all. Those who are capable can see the Universal Form of Swamy. Those who are in illusion are unable to recognize Paramatma. Those who fall in the whirlpool of the meterial world which is full of sorrows, they are unable to either come out of it or able to realize God. Who ever is unable to dedicate life in the service of Madhava, that life is worthless. Gurudeva, the Divine Father is visible to us in the form of a Divine Master and blessing us His physical appearance (darshan). Hence, searching for God in books and temples is futile. It is like throwing away the water which has been gathered in the palms and running after the water in cloud. Those who are devoted, can they be influenced by time? Even when devotees grow old, their age does not disturb them. It does not trouble them. Such devotees do not ask any boon from God incarnate on earth. They are happy to get the great chance of getting liberation

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in his service. It is their firm faith that by asking boons from him who is capable of giving liberation is nothing but inviting bondage and troubles. The only goal for them is to become fit to get the grace of the Divine Father by leading a pious Life and merge in the light of Paramatma. The nectarine words of Gurudeva,ayya, can you recognize him even if he sits before you, are reproduced from the chapter 401 of the first part of Gitamrita. The time has come to meditate and utilize these words of the Divine Master. By meditation on these words, being freed from the ignorance of a closed mind, the sadhaka (practitioner) who practices three times a day the nama-japa (chanting of His name) and Sandhesha (message) of Bhagavan Sri Sri Sri Venkaiah Swamy, the Conqueror of Death, and serves His Lotus Feet, gets an opportunity of possessing the divine knowledge. In this age of Kali, Gurudeva showed the path of liberation by granting the ability to recognize both internally and externally the divine form with a physical body with the eyes of wisdom.

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THE SAYING OF GURUDEVA


Every one cannot know God. It was said that he was the God of Sompalli. God does not go any where, He became God. Gitamrutam, Chapter-I-Verse

Explanation:

All people do not know about God. We cannot find him even though He is before us. Where cant we find God? Where ever we search with our eye of wisdom, we can find him. Sompalli Venkaiah who is before you is God. This Venkaiah who attained divinity in his past birth was bestowed with supreme powers in this birth.

Meaning : The soul will definitely reach the Parabrahma by meditating with full concentration on the living divinity. Naham prakasha sarvaswa yoga maya samavruthaha Moodhoyam nabhi janathi Lokao mamaja mavyayam (Bhagavad Gita 7 ch. 25 verse) Under the influence of Sattva (harmony), Rajas (motion) & Tamas (inertia) characteristics (Gunas) of Maya (illusion), except my devotees, others cannot recognize My true form. Also, people who are under the influence of Moha (lust) cannot recognize me as Paramatma Swaroopa is neither born nor can be destroyed. This is known as ignorance. Avyaktam Vyakti mapannam mannyanthe maya buddayaha Param bhavamajanasthuma maavyaya manuttamam (Bhagavad Gita, Ch.7 - 24 verse) For the sake of protecting the universe, on my own I have chosen the human form. In order to give the supreme fruits of Moksha I came to this world. Unaware, people think that I am also one amongst them. Without praying Me, they approach some other deities to fulfill their desires, thereby not getting real fruits from Me.
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Humans who are caught in worldly illusions do not recognize the divine Parandhama. They are unable to get out of the whirlpool of desires and sorrows. Taking birth in a human form is a very privileged aspect. Praying Madhava but ignoring God is an undesirable life. To confirm this, it is my duty to represent Gurudevas creation plays (sristi leelalu) to the readers:

The Miracles (sport) of the Creator (Srishti Leelalu)


During 1975, Gurudeva reached the village of Cherlopalle (Podalakuru Mandal, Nellore Dist. one has to go by foot for a mile from Talapuru village) in the torrid heat of summer with His disciples. Swamy sat under a neem tree which was in the premises of Sri Anjaneya temple. Due to summer season, all the wells, lakes, tanks, pits have dried-up and the villagers were suffering a lot due to the acute drought conditions. And, what can we say about the pathetic condition of live cattle? At that moment, Gurudeva, the Paramatma Swaroopa came there. The disciples arranged a seat with palm leaves and a mat over it and made Him sit. It was mid-day. A cow came there searching for grass and noticed the green palm leaves laid under the mat, upon which Swamy sat. The cow came with anxiety to pull out the palm leaves and eat them. Noticing this, compassionate Gurudeva asked his nearest disciple, revered Gopalaiah, to write a chit to God that there was no grass for the cattle. Placing the chit under his head, Gurudeva slept. Early in the morning at 4 O clock, it rained heavily and all the wells, tanks and lakes were completely filled. Then onwards, the difficulties of the people who faced water scarcity have been totally removed. In 1976, Gurudeva reached Degani at around 3.00 PM with his disciples (Degani is a mica mine in Nellore District, belonging to Late Sri Anchuri Subbayya Naidu, nicknamed as Dana Karna, (half brother of Pandava princes, famed for munificence). In order
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to reach this village, we have to travel three miles west from Inukurthi village which is three miles from Podalakuru. The surrounding of Degani is deserted. It is a forest. There was a huge mango tree near Degani. Because it was deserted, the dry leaves fell in heaps. Opposite to it there was an old construction in a ruined state. In order to reach that place, Gurudeva was to be taken either in a bullock cart or in a palanquin (doli). As Swamy reached that place, clouds came in full, and it began to rain slowly. In that ruined building some people sacrificed a goat and were preparing food with it. Knowing all the conditions of the atmosphere, Paramatma remained like a child as if he did not know any thing. At that time Sri Sompalli Rama Naidu one of the disciples reminded Guru Swamy about the imminent danger. The master, the Creator, Protector and Destroyer, immediately took up the refrain, ayya Veera Raghava Swamy! Stop the rain, and performed pranava nada for fifteen minutes. By the pranava nada of the Pranava Swaroopa, Varuna, the rain god, carried the clouds to a distant place. The weather which was overcast with darkness because of drifting dark rainy clouds, cleared soon and the imminent torrential rain was stopped and everything became as usual again. Oh! Such are the Kali Yuga leelas of this incarnation of Kali age. At one place he quenched the thirst of the people who were earnestly seeking for rains, thereby granting them peace and happiness. In another place he saved his dear children from the same rain, letting not a drop to fall on them. What more proof do we require about Gurudevas control over the five elements so that devotees can sing the glories, recite the miracles shown by the manifesting Paramatma on earth, thereby becoming capable of searching the path to reach the absolute. In this age of Kali, when ignorance reigns, how many can understand the existence of Parandhama? One in hundreds of crores can reach the shelter of the manifested infinity! Without conquering maya we cannot rest in the lap of Madhava. This is the secret of creation.
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MEASUREMENT OF EARTH
Gurudeva used to measure with a stick in his hands the rocks, hills of Penna Badvelu and surrounding lands, without differentiating between low lying and high lying areas, between trees, shrubs and leaves with a high concentration. In this supreme effort he was immersed for a period of one year, not caring whether it was night or day. Noticing this scene, ordinary people were thinking that the activities of Swamy were those of a mad man, having no other work. They used to discuss the activities of the Lord and were making fun out of it. With our language and knowledge we may think that Gurudeva measured the earth, it is but natural to wonder why the Divine Father who could order the entire universe with the corners of his eyes measured the earth? In this Kali Yuga, our Gurudeva showed the path of salvation to those who deserved it. But ordinary men cannot understand it though he proved it in human form. When we look very deep, it becomes very clear that in this manifold nature every from is linked to a uniform plan. That is why the divinity in the human form showed unity in diversity, even though on earth the five elements form a number of forms and are visible as different from each other. He proved that the whole creation is one and is motivated by the divine. The Vidhatha (Brahma) showed this by measuring the earth. Whether plain or bumpy areas, the heights and depths, rocks and stones, trees and shrubs, hillocks and mountains, all of them were measured in this special Sadhana. Measuring in a uniform way without any fatigue in this process, He accomplished this self-appointed task. Similarly the Jeeva should live without feeling happy for the riches he gains, or feeling unhappy for the troubles, accepting them as the two sides of a same coin. Understanding that life is a journey of unpredictable ups and downs, they should be faced with
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equanimity. This is the inner meaning of the physical activity of Gurudeva. Thinking of the incidents which happen in the middle of life as visions in dreams, one should not become a prisoner of Astamadas and Arishadvargas. Keeping aloof, taking the process (prakriya) of Guru Swamy as the rudder of a boat, concentrating on it one should try to find solutions. The one and only goal at all times for the all people is to reach the lord. That Sadhana, the Lokeswara showed to the world. To show a royal road, Himself walking as a guide, for those who showed intense desire to get experience in Sadhana and for those who were desirous for liberation, this act was performed by god incarnate, our Gurudeva. Tatsashtwa, tadhevenu pravisat (Bhagavad Gita 14. Ch. 17 Verse Shruti) Creating the world, the Paramatma entered it. Najayathe Mriyath (Bhagavad Gita 4 Ch. 18 verse) One who has the experience of the knowledge of Brahman has performed all the deeds - know him to be a liberated soul (Jeevan muktha). Karma means the creation of the universe. Akarmi means one who is Parabrahma.

Explanation: The action which is done with a desire for its results
causes bondage and becomes the cause for the creation of the universe. When an act is done without desire for its fruits, it removes bondage and therefore is called Akarma. That is one becomes Parabrahma and one fulfilling all actions becomes Jeevan Muktha. Measuring the land is over. Gurudeva then started measuring waters. He used to pour water from one pit into another, from the small holes existing in the river bed. He continuously showed this process (prakriya) for a period of about one year to the world. In
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this period he used to divert twenty five percent of the waters drawn by the farmers for the purpose of watering their gardens from kapila wells to the holes dug by him and used to meditate there. Those who repose firm belief that Guru Swamy is God Himself, when He was involved in the above activity. He really deserves to be worshipped. The serenity of a pond makes us understand the intense peace of god. Just as many a thing is reflected in the waters of the pond, the universe is reflected in the pond of the universal mind. This universal human, the abode of peace, the ruler of nature, Gurudeva performed these deeds to unfold the naked truth that the entire creation is reflected in the ponds of human mind. Those who could understand these activities as something great are rare and few. Many in this age of Kali Yuga, because of ignorance and egoism think that this is an exercise in futility. This unique experience was given to the people, by the God Incarnate who for all external appearances seemed as an ignorant villager, because of their pious deeds of many past births. The incarnations of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna, though they were divine, took birth in human form, mingled with human beings, practiced human morals and vedic admonishments and making others to follow them, put before humanity the rules to be followed scrupulously. Probably because the all knowing Rama and Krishna bore pleasures and pains like all of us they have become adorable personages for us. Even then in those periods of Dharma, Lord Rama and Lord Krishna, though they were incarnations of divinity, very few people could recognize them. But the majority thought of them as normal human beings. In the age of Tretha and Dwapara when dharma was more prevailing than Adharma, when divinity in human form could not be recognized, in this age of Kali when Adharma is more dominate, how can divinity in human form, appearing before the world as an innocent villager, be recognized? How many of us can understand him as divinity incarnate? Those rare pioneers and leaders of the people who recognized this fact
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were able to do so because of their pious deeds of many past lives. This can be asserted. The essence of the above truth is that our Divine Father Guru Swamy who moved with us like an innocent villager, seemed mad to those who were without Samskaras. But to the pious persons with good Samskaras, He gave darshan as the incarnate divinity. Gurudeva, the Divine Father diverted the water from the fields into various pits dug and He sat meditating near them. By the divine wish of Ganga Bhavani, He protected the fields of the farmers and the entire area. Moving with great love, pervading the whole area and merging with it, the fields were blessed with fertility and abundant yield. Those who had no belief in the Divine Grace, putting such things aside, feeling proud of their self efforts, boasting that it was possible to lead a life without divine cooperation, such people, in the darkness of their ignorance, despite tremendous efforts they could not get the desired result. Therefore, the Divine Mother, Ganga Bhavani, as if wishing to teach a lesson to them and make them understand the naked truth that before the eyes of Madhava, human power and ingenuity are of no avail, touched their fields to a very small extent. Hence, however much water was drawn and diverted into their fields, the result was far less than their expectations. That is, the earth is not fully wet. Therefore, Daivayuttam, Phalam, Pumsaam, that is, all good results are in the divine custody. Therefore, know that the divine must be believed and served. Wherever the divine incarnate sets His Divine Feet, the earth becomes Holy with the dust of His Feet. While exhibiting in many places this Sadhana Prakriya (spiritual act) of diverting the drawn waters from the Kapila wells towards pits dug in the waste fields, He happened to reach a village called Venkata Reddy Palle. The Paramatma began His procedure in one of the gardens. The owner of the fields could not
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understand the Satwik Sadhana (pious activities) of Pujya Gurudeva. Rare indeed are those who understand the abilities of divinity, its holiness and the unlimited selfless specific love. Only the fortunate ones can guess and measure the noble deeds of the infinite. Those who can digest the supreme process of the Supreme Lord are the righteous ones. They are fortunate to have darshan of the Omnipotent, Omnipresent and the Omniscience. For their fortune, they always remain in a state of bliss. One who knows is wise One who cannot recognize is ignorant It is but natural for human beings entangled in Maya (illusion), ensnared in the bonds of ignorance and having egoism and emotions as their friends, to behave very closely to Thamo Guna (one of the three characteristics). With affinity towards selfish ends it is natural for them to behave foolishly. The owner of that land was such an ignorant man. The Sarweswara, the Adobe of Affection and Love, was performing a great act, but to the fool it looked very absurd. He felt like that. In that illusion, all the eight prides (asta madaas) raised their heads. Egoism and emotions reached their peak. The wicked, nonpious thoughts that arose inside were expressed outside and made him utter very wicked and unfair words, towards the infinite. It did not stop with the words but motivated him to take a physical action. Because of the motivation, the physical body of the God Incarnate Gurudeva was subjected to great pain by the continuous whipping by the wicked man. All the situations that seemed painful were very negligible to the incarnate divinity. For the divinity, these troubles pertaining to the external world seem only like a shower of flowers. What else, can it be? For Gurudeva who is always engrossed in the eternal bliss, honour
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and dishonour, abuses or praises were only a sport of Maya and nothing else. The Compassionate Master, feeling sorry for the ignorance shown by the farmer and becoming aware of external world, with over-flowing love from the heart, changed His place to some where else. In the darkness of ignorance, humans get excited momentarily, but the result of this momentary emotion causes tremendous upheavals in their lives and causes great sorrow. The sinful attitude ultimately leads to destruction. The mental discrepancies and unstable mind caused by egoism and emotions, keep a person in an illusion that there is no power higher than his power and he makes individual efforts. But all his tremendous exertions cannot in any manner be compared with the Sankalpa (determined wish) of Madhava. Though in his anxiety he supplied more water to his garden than he physically could and provided an abundance of fertilizers, the final outcome was zero. The heart of one with noble intentions which feels that God is everything, becomes the Abode of Madhava. God Himself stands witness to all such actions and it is the duty of the Divine Father to give eye-pleasing, beautiful results for the actions of his sons. In this world of illusion, persons who assume that the mirages are real, completely forgetting themselves, not only they behave indecently towards great people, but show disrespect to them. Such people are bound to experience the ill-effects of their karma. Just as ice would meIt when the Sun God rises, before the omnipotence of All Pervasive Sarveswara, the efforts of the wicked people become useless and waste, just like a perfume poured in ashes. Not only this, he cannot escape the results of the acts that should not have been done.
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Slowly behavioral changes began to take place in the wicked persons body. Without any diseases his body started to wear down. He spent more money than he could afford with great anxiety for the treatment. All his efforts became useless just like a forest fire burning a dry forest. Failing in human efforts, the wicked persons wrong action towards the worshipful Gurudeva started creating havoc in his mind. Because of grief in his heart, he started pining slowly. The seeds of the guilt started growing inside. Day by day they slowly grew and on that particular day reached the state of fructification. The foolish person realized that because of his inflicted suffering on Gurudeva, the Form of Divinity, he was undergoing such a suffering. On realizing this and praying Gurudeva, night and day with great repentance to forgive his wicked deed and afraid that he might die, he became very weak and was full of grief. For the weak - repentance and surrender is the means. For the sorrowful - courage is lost. Fearing the approaching death, the weak man, in great mental tension, not even having energy to move his limbs, expressed his agony to his people. With folded hands he begged them to take him to Gurudeva. The kind hearted relatives understanding the inherent desire of the wailing man, took him to Gurudeva, the Ocean of Mercy. The moment he reached the attributeless Gurudeva, he was startled by the pleasant darshan and shivering aII over, he clasped the Divine Feet saying, that you are the only one who can excuse my guilt. There is none other who can protect me. With this loud appeal of surrender with great sorrow and grief; completely tired, he fell like an axed tree at the Lotus Feet of the Divine Father. The person who seeks refuge may be a hypocrite or a noble man. Godly Gurudeva, the Ultimate Refuge, the Bestower of the Boons, the Supreme Form of Love, passed His Abhaya (protection) and vara (blessings) hands all over the body from head to foot

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with compassion, ignoring the grievous error the wicked person had committed. By the divine touch of the incarnation of love, his physical and mental ailments vanished and peace descended in his mind. For incurable diseases, the divine blessings work as a potion of medicine. Medicines have a limit but for the Divine Creative Force such limits are not applicable. Making the suffering people pure by his divine touch, the Master bestowed on them the good fortune of serving His Lotus Feet. He liberates them from the agonies of all diseases and troubles of the world and give them a chance to tread the paths of the supreme goal. The divine power, chith shakti - the power of love cannot be intercepted by any power of the world. Our Gurudeva, Bhagavan Sri Sri Sri Venkaiah Swamy is the embodiment of love and made it known to the whole world that nothing but love is comparable to love. By the lord who is said to be the divine and god-like, we seek freedom from the chain of difficulties, getting that which is good, and happiness. Love is other form of compassion. Compassion is the other form of love. They can pave way for us to reach the God. It is the nature of Holy Trinity to appear in a single form but with three different names. That very form shines as that of Paramatmas glow. Instead of seeking vengeance for the misdeeds done, reciprocating with a good deed, with love and generosity and incarnating as the protector of one who surrenders, is shown by this example. Love is the nectar. Those who wish to walk the path towards the divinity are taught that this is the only means to reach God. Such is Gurudeva, the Lord Narayana in Human Form. Sri Krishna is Narayana himself. In that Yuga, to bless His devotees and those who sought help, He showed many miracles.

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In this Yuga he took the name Venkaiah and showed His unique method to express divinity and to please humanity. To have the darshan of Parameshwara who established Himself on the banks of River Pinakini, not knowing the bounds of this ocean of the world, not knowing that they have lost the way behind the veil of ignorance due to illusion (maya), because of previous Samskaras, having an inkling of knowledge, but not having a clear grasp of the way which leads to Salvation, in anguish and anxiety mixed with bliss and enthusiasm, people started coming in large numbers. Not limiting this great opportunity to their family members alone, they told this good news to their relatives and friends and came with them. From a just born child to one who is on the verge of leaving the world, without regard to age, came with great enthusiasm to the Lotus Feet of the Master. Even those gentlemen who had just heard about Him, used to come in large numbers to have darshan of this Divine Splendor. In playing the role of Apadh bandhava (the protector from troubles), fulfilling their desires, the lord of compassion Gurudeva, the incarnation of God, used to take pleasure. To show the world that whatever good and noble qualities are observed in any substance or being, or his expressions in different forms, Gurudeva, the three-eyed God, the root cause of the creation, the manifestation and destructor of the world, the God in human form used to dictate and put in writing a number of chits (pieces of papers). As they were dictated by the Creator Himself, they are all called as Srusti Cheeti. The sayings coming out of the heart of infinity, though, they are naked truths, cannot be understood by ordinary human intellect. Through these chits, Sriman Narayana, our Gurudeva, conveyed His blessings. The Ocean of Love for those who seek His protection, using his own special devenagari lipi (script), showering nectarine words like Kotlu, Padigalu, Manulu, Kondayetlu, Arubudulu, Nirubadulu

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etc., purified those who came into His fold. Such Narayana in Human Form is Gurudeva. The enemy of demons, Maha Vishnu spoke with a smile to those anguished weaklings who approached him and heard their pitiable stories and treated well. Taking into account their past, present and future, He used to get His blessings written on chits (Srusti cheeti) and bringing out the blessings of Brahma from sahasrara and pressing those blessings on the chits, He presented them to those depressed people with soothing words, It will go away, go. These words came from the Almighty Parabrahma Himself. Vadanvak pasyam chkshu srunavan Srotam manva noma Nastanya saityani karmanamani Saptapada Brahmana Shruti The tongue which speaks, the eyes which see, the ears which hear, the thinking mind, these all are the names of Brahma. He who saw Brahma and obtained his blessings is sure to lead a pure, pious and worry-free life. Some may have experienced great difficulties in the past, but with the darshan and the blessings of the Mukkanti (the three-eyed Lord Shiva) they will not be disturbed by their past and will lead a peaceful life. All the worrying thoughts of people vanished with the Bhagavans words by having his darshan. The breeze of happiness would sweep over them, bringing joy and happiness and making them forget the purpose for which they had come and stood before his gorgeous figure with awe, oblivious of the results and surroundings. After getting His blessings and with the touch of His Lotus Feet, they returned back to their world and went away from there with faltering feet and a heavy heart. Anticipating crisis for water and food, the Creator and the Protector, Swamy, uttered a few words to overcome the disaster.
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Who can understand the essence of His words which are Veda-like by character. At that time he dictated 63 chits with words Nandi Konda and Eatichoopu. The details of these extraordinary writings are not within the reach of all. The innocent people considered them as the writings of a mad man. They could not recognize them as divine. But as per the order of the divine, Nandi Konda project is taking shape and that water is going to flow into the river Penna. That is the-end of drought and famine. Such points are also found in the Bible as hymns. Then very poor people take food, the poor sleep securely (Yoshayah, 15th Chapter 29th line) Our great Gurudeva used to dictate aplenty such miracles which would occur in future. Incarnations in their own way stimulate themselves, overcoming difficulties and obstacles and work unselfishly to uplift the humanity

CONTROLLING AND DIVERTING THE WATERS (JALA STAMBHANA)


Swamy used to divert the flowing waters of the Penna river at Penna Badvelu, Kotiteertham in the opposite direction with the help of a spade when the river was flowing from West to East, Gurudeva dug a small canal making the water flow towards the North. Then he diverted it to West and then towards the South mixing with the river which was flowing from West to East.

Explanation: At the beginning of creation, penetrating the


Brahmananda, the Lord created water. Therefore, the Ruler of the Universe, Jagannatha, came down as an incarnation and showed again the same progress symbolically. Thus, He displayed
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CONTROLLING AND DIVERTING RIVER WATERS

Sri Koteswara Swamy Temple

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Jalasthambana process for the welfare of His sons. What service can we render to Gurudeva to be freed from the debts we owe to him! Gurudeva, the All-Pervading God in Human Form, in a bid to bring down divinity to earth, performed the above process so that His followers would follow suit. From the beginning of creation, He was continuously involved in accomplishing the triple process of creation, protection and destruction. And, it is Bhagavan Sri Sri Sri Venkaiah Swamy who showed ways and means to reach His Divine Abode.

Parts (or) Directions: Explanation The Eastern Part: The part of Sadguru
The Sun, symbolic of knowledge and illumination rises in the East. Therefore it becomes a part of Sadguru (the Supreme Master). Hence, this gives knowledge and is a part of the Grace of Sadguru.

The Southern Part:

The southern part generates ignorance. Here, hope, lust, anger, desire, egoism and inability to discriminate arise (Arishadvargas). This is the second part.

The West and North Parts : These are Jagannath parts:

The north and the west parts: They are the third and the
fourth parts. They may be one remaining together or they may be two. This part is the part belonging to Jagannadha. The being acquiring knowledge and Tejas by spiritual practice (sadhana) and strict spiritual discipline (tapas) can merge directly with Jagannadha. Or, leaving the temporary body in the west, a new body may be donned and ensure merging with Jagannatha by means of Sadhana. When the river flows from west to east that is those who are fit to merge in Jagannadha, in order to acquire knowledge should move towards the east, because the rays of the light reach us from
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the Sun God who symbolizes enlightenment. Therefore it is the duty of Sadhaka to move in the direction to have a chance to turn west, that is towards Jagannatha. They are then made to move towards the east to acquire knowledge. Ultimately, when they are fully evolved they are liberated and become a part of Him. He wanted to merge them in Jagannadha. Because very few people come across this chance and because there was some Prarabdha Karma yet to be exhausted, they were given the good luck of traveling in the direction of the west. That is why the canal was diverted towards the west. Of those Mahatmas, those who could get Paripoornata (completeness) were given a chance to merge with Jagannadha. Those who could not avail themselves of this grand opportunity, being egoistic like Nahusha who got the post of Indra, again got involved in the passage of time, being slaves to Astamadas were set aside and forcibly sent towards the south, that is the waters were diverted towards south. Such jeevas are born again and again. Only some of those pure ones who were traveling, depending on their Sadhana Chatustaya (four-fold accomplishments) were separated from the group in order to be given a suitable opportunity. The protector of the world keenly observes all their activities, shields them when they reach the state of fruition and lets this cyclic process of bringing Jeevatma to the earth and again sending them back to the source is the grand play of Chandrasekhara. Gurudeva used to call ten to fifteen people to work every day early in the morning. Extremely pleased to accept Gurudevas invitation, the people with a feeling that by being with Him and by having a continuous darshan, their lives would be blessed. Hence, they immediately used to give their consent. For the persons ensnared on earth, even in these moments of supreme bliss, it is a habit to limit themselves by baseless and harmful thoughts. They were worried whether they could get sufficient food for their labour and money to run their families.
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The Lord who dwells in all hearts is aware of the thoughts of everyone. To those disturbed minds, the Vidhatha (Brahma) used to say in a fraction of a second, ayya, you need not doubt. When you till (sedyamu) a Gods farm, will he not provide food? Ayya. These words are spoken by the Paramatma. As if an ocean of nectar is made available to those who are running after mirages, these words of Gurudeva were heart pleasing and they used to dismiss whatever little suspicions that arose in their minds. Because of this, they became calm and were appeased. Then, following the directors directions, without any hesitation and repenting for their silly thoughts, they felt proud that they could serve the God in human form. This pleasure used to banish all their fears. Those who cross the threshold of the mind, their physical troubles get removed. Their mental worries too vanish. It is then natural to know that they are different from their bodies. In this natural state, being only witness to their physical and moral agitations they rest in the ocean of bliss. The invitees of Gurudeva were such lucky persons. Those persons who are chosen by Madhava Himself, experience His Manifestation Form. In Dwapara Yuga, the righteous Pandavas and the devotees of Hastinapura were grief struck when Lord Sri Krishna was getting ready to leave for Dwaraka, knowing that He was the Narayana Himself. To have a vision of His Divine Form, many Rishis did penance despite facing severe hardships. Because of our past good deeds, the Madhava in Human Form moved amongst us. Now, how can we live without him? Rather than living here without Him, it is better-to go with Him and serve Him there. The pious persons knew that the same divine form of Dwapara is Venkaiah Swamy. Understanding that there was no other better opportunity on earth than serving Him with great humility and joy,

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they dedicated themselves at the service of the Anantha (infinite). They used to forget the passage of time and their labours. Gurudeva, the nourisher of all, will no doubt see that those who work for Him will not be left hungry! Has someone to remind a Mother about her childs hunger? The eyes of God see the whole Universe. What is it that God cannot do in this world? The Sarveswara, who by mere thought can make things happen, implants a thought in a mother or father at an appropriate time for having food. And, they would bring Ragi Sankati (a mixed potion of Ragi powder with buttermilk) for Him in a basket. The Prasadam brought for offering to the Parandhama was accepted as nectar. As in the past, Gods took the nectar distributed by Lord Vishnu with great joy and enthusiasm, today when the Vishnu incarnate Bhagavan Sri Sri Sri Venkaiah Swamy used to distribute to those who worked under him and others, the offerings given by him were received with joy. They wondered how they could work for such a long time. But, since their hunger and thirst were appeased, peace descended on partaking the divine offerings. Their fatigue vanished and again they were ready to work for the lord. Yagnanam Japayagnosmi, said the Lord stressing the importance of Japa Yagna (constant repetition of the divine name) and the being dedicated to its practice has no fear. Those who work with the divine incarnation, Gurudeva must naturally be those worshipful divinities who in the ancient past took the nectar from Lord Vishnu and are today participating in the Yagna of Bhagavan Sri Sri Sri Venkaiah Swamy, sharing again the offerings offered by him. Who else can they be? Such blessed people who have the support and grace of the divine who assures Abhaya (protection from everything) the word fear is beyond the three worlds.

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At the time of sunset, the money required to dispel the troubles of this world was offered by some god-in-human-form, answering the call of the Lord of the Universe, Gurudeva, distributed the required amount to the workers. Thus, the physical work used to be over. Can there be any want unleft for anyone who is under the shade of the kalpavriksha? (the wish-fulfilling tree). Gurudeva working like an expert as an example Himself, creates a desire in His followers to follow Him and inspires them in every way. Gurudeva in his very tough Yagna activities used to stand in knee deep waters, continuously working and laboring, performing personal Sadhana. One who is completely dedicated to His work is not aware of his body. The divine incarnations physical body, due to continuous contact with water and water-weeds was fully soaked and exuded pus and blood from the feet upto the knees. Though he is Narayana, because He is in a human Form, to show ideal behavior and the effects of the deeds done by Him to the world, He allows things to happen in a natural way. Swamy used to come out of the knee-deep waters at the time of sunset, only after completing the sadhana for the day. The devotees who had been waiting to get his blessing would run towards him in great devotional fervor. And what did they see when they neared him and were about to fall at his lotus feet! The oozing pus and blood from the feet upto the knees. Oh! How to describe that pathetic scene! Consoling those who were seeking refuge at His Feet, who were grief-stricken and were looking at his face in great anxiety, the Divine Father who was beyond sorrow with over flowing parental love, with a smile on his lips, pacified them saying, ayya, this is divine cultivation. Is it not!. Such is Gurudeva, the Universal God.

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Ayya, this is the cultivation of God :


Explanation:
God : The divine Cultivation : Farming, making efforts in a special direction. A slave without any grumbling does the duties entrusted by the master. Similarly, performing duties and shouldering responsibilities ordained by the lord with unceasing firm determination, without any attachment to the fruits, nor developing any personal interests like a feeling of mine and possessiveness, is the duty of a devotee. The divine message is that, God like a wish-fulfilling tree gives Salvation to those noble devotees who render continuous selfless service by accepting it as a divine farming. Such a virtuous salvation is lovingly bestowed on us by the Supreme of All, Gurudeva. When desireless activities are performed as absolute truths and with dedication, the physical and mental troubles are not felt. Such purified persons acquire knowledge and finally reach the goal of liberation. They proudly proclaim, I am God (Aham Brahmasmi)

The state of Existence (Bhavamu) :


To get a Sadguru (Supreme Master) who is like a wish-fulfilling tree is very difficult. Seeking refuge at a Sadguru who is Wisdom-Incarnate, unmindful of the difficulties involved, serving him in all service activities is the first step. This search is like discovering a fertile land. Seeds do not sprout in a barren land ! Here, the devout devotee is preparing to sow the seeds of liberation. The dependant, totally surrendering to the Divine Father and by performing selfless service acts becomes a trust-worthy disSatcharitra of Bhagavan Sri Sri Sri Venkaiah Swamy of Golagamudi

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ciple. Receiving praises for rendering selfless service as a disciple, he becomes a beloved of the Sadguru. This is the second stage. Here, the devotee has sown the seed of liberation in a fertile land. The devotee who sought refuge, now obtains parental affection and attains the status of a son. This is the third stage. Here, the seed sown has sprouted. After attaining the third stage, being steadfast in carrying out the orders of the Father and establishing his place as a son is the fourth stage. Here, the seeds which have sprouted are growing fast and becoming a crop. As a son, when he installs Sadguru in his heart, he acquires all the powers of a Master. Now, there is no difference between the Sishya and the Sadguru. They are one. This is the fifth stage. The well grown crop, bending under the weight of paddy, yields a rich harvest. Thus, to those whoever cultivate the divine farm in five stages, the Almighty provides the desired food. It is not the food meant to eat, but wisdom in the form of blessing with Parabrahma Jnanamu. That is, the soul which has realized the Parabrahma, merges and becomes one with it. This is the essence of all the preaching in the Vedas and the Upanishads and reaffirmed by the divinity incarnate Swamy. That is why the disciple and the Master show unity in diversity and diversity in unity. Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnu - Gurur Devo Maheshwara Gurudeva is beyond the Divine Form of Holy Trinity. The disciple who resides in the heart of the Sadguru can be none other than the Guru himself. On receiving the Grace of the Father, every being merges in Him and becomes illumined. That is liberation.
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Yagyou vai vishnu says the Shruti. I, who am called as Vishnu, the presiding deity of all Yagnas, is the form of the sacrifice (Yagna-swaroopa) to be practiced by those who have a physical body. Gurudeva Venkaiah Swamy, the Omnipresent, the Vishnu incarnate, as usual wandering places to bring prosperity and good fortune to the world, reached Kakuruwaripalle (Anantasagaram Mandal, Nellore District) and decided to visit nearby places. Sri Maidukuru Subbanna, having performed good deeds in the previous births was given a chance to serve Swamy. Gurudeva, early in the morning with His disciples used to bathe in the canal waters flowing along the sides of the paddy fields on the outskirts, only then would He enter the village. The man who stepped in is God himself. The place became pious by the touch of His Holy Feet. Those who live in such a pious environment must be pious. To grant liberation to the pious people, the Purushottama (great among persons) started a unique process. Deciding to give the benefit of His blessings to the whole village and not to some privileged few villagers to offer Him food, Gurudeva, along with His beloved disciple went seeking alms in the village. He went around with that objective and thereby relieved all the villagers from their Karmas and blessed them with His Omniscience. The food obtained thus was first offered to the Sun God, then to all beings. The remaining food was taken with great relish by the divinity in human form and his disciple. In the creation of Brahma, Venkaiah exists in all the 84 crore jeevatmas (Guru Gitamrutam - Ch .. 3.30) As if He were the practitioner of His own Gita, Gurudeva made it appear that he was partaking the food along with the creatures around him. Though in reality he existed in them, externally He seemed as if He is partaking the food along with others.
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How many can recognize the realized Brahmanistas, who, though they are incarnations, move, eat, drink and mix freely as one among us!! Moving and living in illusions (maya), humans never find time to remember Madhava. Being prisoners of hope and ensnared in illusions, they think that this world is everything; seeing those who are unable to utilize the greatest gift given to mankind by God and those who succumb to the wheel of time, the Goddess of Dharma, is crying bitterly. Even she could not escape these troubles. Even for those who believe that there is a God and wish to remember him, the name and form of the Lord of the World (Jagadeeshwara) remain hazy and swinging to and fro in their imaginations, they cannot have a steady mind. This is the side play going on these days. This is the nature of time. There is no doubt about it. Pious souls, who perform their duties along with worship and nama-japa (repetition of the Lords name) of Sarveswara will certainly obtain a part of the Infinite All is the form of the Lord, says Dharma. (Guru Gitamrutam - Ch 1, 478) said Sri Swamy The hearts of the children, who either due to the previous sanskars or as if adding brilliance to the intellect, just as gold is polished, by sincere practice of adoring all beings as the Lord in selfless service, climb one branch after another, are the abode of the Divine Father. Only such dedicated souls can feel the omnipresence of the divine. Rare are such people in the world. Such a virtuous person is Sri Chintagunta Peda Chenna Reddy, a resident of Kakuruwaripalle village. As a reflection of true wisdom, he decided to lead the rest of his life at the Divine Feet of the Master. The valiant one with firm determination could not dare to express his desire before the Master. Formulating a well thought plan, he went ahead to implement it. In the course of his deliberations he got an inspired idea. This man with stead-fast wisdom (Sthitapragna), observing the daily
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routine of the Master, being fully aware that His Lotus Feet were his sole refuge, used to wait early in the mornings at the path generally taken by Swamy. The Supreme, upon finishing his morning routine was returning. Just as a child who pines for its mother, who upon seeing jumps at her with joy; Sri Chintagunta Peda Chenna Reddy who was waiting for Gurudeva, with great joy prostrated at his feet, clutching them tightly, with a piteous tone urged Swamy to accept him as His disciple. Not answering the heartfelt yearnings of the seeker, the worshipful Swamy just looked at him and remained silent and kept looking at the sky. Gurudeva did not give his grace today, I may be fortunate tomorrow, thought the seeker. He came again and again but finding no change in Swamys stand and thinking that he did not deserve that great fortune, he became silent and rigid. One who is immobile becomes pure. If the mind is completely pure and under control without any thought, there is no need to give any Upadesha (preaching). Knowledge dawns by itself. Such knowledge is sure to liberate. Thats why, Swamy without giving His consent or denial, kept silent and looked at the sky. Gurudeva knew that the person seeking refuge in him is pure by heart and though he might be in the world, nothing could tarnish him because he was established in his own Swaroopa (form). Because it is against dharma to disturb peace of those who were dependant on him, He kept looking at the sky and without uttering a word indicated to him that he became a pure-hearted. Serve me as the root cause of the elements like sky (akasha) etc. and eternal. I am the taste of all liquids, the illumination of the moon and sun, the essence of the Vedas and the sound which is the basis of akasha. Therefore the aspirant with noble intentions;

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Yatna sheelow yatih - Manana sheelow munih - Yoga sheelow yogi When you practice these three-fold methods whole heartedly (trikarana suddhi), the birth of human body is fulfilled. This knowledge is conveyed silently by Gurudeva to the Sadhaka by the mere touch of His Heavenly Feet. Purified by the initiation of touch and walking along the path shown by Gurudeva, constantly reciting His Name, Sri Chenna Reddy was in the process of becoming perfect (Paripoorna). Parandhama thus bestowed knowledge to the one who sought refuge at his feet and went to Pancha Lingala Kona (a gorge in hills) and worshipped Lord Pancha Lingeswara Swamy. Though he seemed to the eyes of the world as if offering worship, in fact, He Himself is that Divine Form. Gurudeva spent a few days there, worshipping and distributing the concecreted food (Prasadam) to all beings. As time moved on, Sri Peda Chenna Reddy became sick and suffered a lot. To relieve His revered disciple from the shackles of Karma, Sarweswara decided to free him from the suffering. Without being asked by anybody, He went to that place. Gurudeva, the Ocean of Compassion, neared him and looked at him from head to foot. As the divine vision showered on the person and because of the effect of the illuminating vision, Sri Peda Chenna Reddy felt a change in his physical and mental condition. Soon he became healthy. Swamy told the near and dear ones of his disciple, what has happenedd to him, he is well - He is better than Me. Saying so, immediately Swamy left the place. After crossing the outskirts of the village, He continued his routine travels. What has happened to him? He is well. Better than Me. (said the Master) Knowing that his revered disciple, who, by body, mind and soul performed various practices, he was able to relish the nectar

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of knowledge and had become an illumined soul. Hence, Swamy said, What has happened to him? He is well. By keeping aside the dualities like joy and sorrow and performing his residual duties as offerings to God, Sri Peda Chenna Reddy has reached the stage of Siddi and attained a status for acquiring salvation. As for myself, I am immersed in self imposed duties, but he is better than Me, said Gurudeva. Later, Swamy left the place and went on his usual wanderings.

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