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Sunday, November 16, 2014

A man was the miser of all misers!

Experiences with Maha Periyava: 

Spend money by doing Ishta Poortham- You are only a

 Trustee for the wealth you possess!

He was of course a wealthy man - but would not

 spend a penny. He had come for Sri Maha Periyava's 

darshan. With his right hand over his... mouth, he 

started speaking emotionally. I have blood pressure 

and diabetes for a long time. Now, I have been 

diagnosed with cancer too. I am suffering a lot.

 Periyava must  please suggest a parikaram (remedy)."

Will you do as I say", asked Periyava.

"Certainly", said the man.

"It might be difficult...".

"Never mind. I want to just get rid of these diseases. 

I will do whatever Periyava instructs. All I want is to 

be cured of this BP, diabetes and cancer......", saying 

this, he wiped his eyes.

Generally, Maha Periyava had compassion towards 

everyone for no reason at all, and now, this man was 

in tears. Could Periyava let him down?

Periyava said, "In the well, there is water. But the well 

never drinks up the water claiming ownership over it".

Trees bear fruits, but they never say, “This fruit 

belongs to me. Only I will eat it".

"The cow gives milk, but never drinks up its own milk. 

Several trees and plants yield vegetables, but they 

keep nothing for themselves".

"As you can see, plants and animals themselves are 

doing so much paropakaaram (service to others). They 

say man has got six senses. So, how much more 

paropakaaram must he do?”

"You have a lot of money - but you are neither 

spending it for yourself, nor are you doing any 

dharma (good deeds) from it. The sins from your last 

birth have befallen you in the form of diseases. If you 

have to get rid of the sins, you must do a lot of good deeds".

"Have you heard about the dharmam called 'Ishta 

Poortham?'. Money must be spent in good deeds such 

as digging a well, temple renovation, helping the poor, 

helping relatives, etc. Also, buy medicines for poor 

orphans who are sick. When someone asks for 

something, he must not go empty handed. Is this all 


"You are only a Trustee for the wealth you possess. 

Never think that you are its owner".

The man started weeping uncontrollably..."

He lived for many years thereafter doing a lot of 


Source: Maha Periyavaal Darisana Anubhavangal - Part 6

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