Experiences of The Devotees
Number of Entries: 14
14. From: Johann (9/2/2007)
These are my experiences with Bhagwan Yogi Ramsuratkumar in 1973 and 1975.
I am German (so please excuse my English), born in 1952. From January to December 1973 I traveled around in India in search of God. After visiting the Ashram of Sri Aurobindo I went to Whitefield to see Sai Baba. There I met two young German girls, who told me about Yogi Ramsuratkumar. But first we traveled together to Mangolore to the Anandashram. From there I went alone to Tiruvanamalai.There I was told I could find the Yogi outside in the fields. When He saw me, He sprang up and embraced me. He looked deep into my eyes and I had the impression, that He knew me since eternity. It was a very strange feeling. So I asked Him: Do you know me? He answered: You are myself, nothing else.
I stayed about 3 weeks in Tiruvanamalai before leaving for Madras to attend a meditation course conducted by the burmese teacher Goenka. In the late afternoon I used to sit down with others around the Yogi outside of the temple. We bought for Him sweets, cigarettes and food. And He chanted with us. It was like: Aum Sir Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram Aum, Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram Aum, and another: Jai Hanuman, Jai Hanuman Jaya Jaya Hanuman. We all could feel strong vibrations filling the space. And we could feel the bad vibrations of those men, who came and tried to provoke Him. They could not stand it and had to leave the place. Swamiji did not teach anything. It was His presence, His smile and laughter, which enlightened us.
After returning back to Germany I wanted to see Him again and to stay with Him a longer time. In spring 1975 I went again to Tiruvanamalai and remained for 3 month. During this time I read a book about Zen-Buddism. Yogi suggested that it would be good for me to go along with a American couple to Japan to study Zen, which I did. Alas Zen wasn’t my path to enlightenment at that time, so I went to Thailand, but instead becoming a buddhist monk there I married a Thaigirl and came back to my home. Today I plan to retire to Thailand.
It was a great joy to me to find Swamijis name and site in the internet and to find out that He has still so many devotees and that it was built an ashram for Him and to see Him in the video clips. He surely influenced my spiritual life. I still feel His loving presence looking at His pictures, which I enclose. I also own a booklet about Him called: The Child of God.
Some years after leaving India I had a dream where He came down the Sacred Hill and guided me towards a young master, which I did not recognize. After many years following different ways to Truth I have found my way in A Course in Miracles.
God bless You all.
13. From: G.Venkateswaran(21/9/2005)
Yesterday noon (20-Sep-05) I was reading an article at this site written by the devotee about her personal experience with Yogi Ramsuratkumar.
There she narrated that Yogi asked her to chant “Sriram Jayaram Jayajaya Ram” during her operation/delivery. She obeyed but while giving birth to the baby she couldn’t think of the holy name as her pain supersedes her faith to chant the mantra. Also she was in full consciousness though she had the pain-killer injection on her backbone prior to the operation.
Then she heard the voice of Yogi saying “Pl chant the holy name. It surely overcomes the pain”. She couldn’t obey those words till she delivered the baby. Only then she could remember the holy words and started chanting the mantras and immediately went to unconscious stage. She felt ashamed and upon her next visit, she prostrated to yogi and begged Him to forgive her for refusing His orders initially, for which Yogi said “It’s perfectly alright. I realize the pain of a woman during delivery”.
On reading this, I chuckled myself saying “How come one can forget the Guru and his mantras during any stage”
Yesterday nite around 10:00PM while I was chanting the mantra in bed, I heard the 80’s popular tamil song in TV (the channel is K TV) and without my knowledge I forgot the mantra and started singing the song myself. Thus I heard the voice saying “See it’s difficult for you to remember my name when you are hearing your favorite song, though you are in the utmost comfort stage. That devotee, the article you have read in the noon, was having extreme twinge during her operation but still manage to remember my name. THAT’S GREAT FOR ME. Never comment about anything or anyone in life”
It is difficult, rather impossible, to make others understand Godliness by explaining what it is. Godliness is something which should be experienced and realized within the self.
“Yogi Ramsuratkumar Yogi Ramsuratkumar Yogi Ramsuratkumar Jaya Guru Raaya !!”
Venkatesh - Marathahalli – Bangalore
12. From: N.Geetha (27/7/2004)
Only by Bhagavan's kind blessings one can be his devotee and worshipper. In that way I feel very lucky. Swamiji's miracles are very kind full and not expressive easily. From Mathaji Devaki to me, everybody of his devotees feel his kind blessings. A simple thing to know his kindness, " WHEREEVER AND WHENEVER HIS DIVINE NAMA IS BEING CHANTED, SWAMIJI IS THERE TO BLESS HIS CHILDREN AND CARE THEM WITH THE LOVE OF MOTHER". Many times, I have felt the power and holiness of his nama. He never fails to care the person who chants his nama. Bhagavan's nama and his lotus feet are the very strong hope in my life.
Always praying his holy feet,
A humble devotee,
11. From: R.S.Sriram (22/10/2003)
Herewith I am sending some of the experiences with Bhagwan
Once I went to TV Malai to get His Blessings at His THERADI Residence, along with me there were, my wife, my son, my wife's niece, my aunt, my doctor friend & his mother. We went by state transport corporation bus. When we reached the outskirts of TV malai, we were stopped by the police force. We were told that a riot had taken place in the town & we would not be allowed inside, till calm was restored. I prayed to Arunachala! Suddenly our driver took our bus boldly to the town. To our surprise there was peace & calm!
When I met Swamiji at HIS THERDI Residence, I narrated that incident & how in a miraculous manner we were saved. Swamiji said it was GOD'S GRACE.
Then I found HIM feeling very uneasy & physically uncomforatable. We were watching helplessly & at the same time we were praying. Knowing that I was a doctor He asked me to give him some medicine for His gastric problem. I told HIM I would get HIM from the market. To my surprise not a single Medical Shop was open due to an All India Strike. I went back to SWAMIJI & told HIM what I saw there. He smiled in spite of HIS stomach discomfort.
He went to the back yard & there He vomited in the bathroom & He came back & sat in front of us. HE was smiling & looked afresh. HE looked very normal.
We prayed at HIS FEET. While taking leave, HE asked my wife's niece why she was not wearing Bangles? Immediatly it stuck me that I only told my wife to ignore if her niece was not wearing Bangles, while leaving for TV Malai, that morning .We understood that she should wear Bangles & she did it very soon & she got married in six month's time. SWAMIJI 's COMPASSION is IMMEASURABLE!. It Is Always There!
9. From: Dr.G.Chidambaram (16/8/2002)
I am one of those who are blessed to meet the BHAGHVAN on several occasions due to DIVINE WILL!
Once met him in his THAERADY HOUSE I was accompanied by my wife & my son. We prostrated before him .He greeted us with a beautiful smile & made to us sit in front of him in the enclosed VARANDHA in a unique way.! There my son was made to sit by the side of Him near the footsteps leading to inner room After a brief dialogue, while departing, HE held my son's left hand & gripped it twice. After a month or so, he [my son] fell down from the cross-bar & fractured his left hand It tuned out to be a less serious fracture & it healed perfectly well with Plaster Cast I recalled then the meaning of SWAMIJI HOLDING his left hand at the end of our meeting with HIM .WE were overwhelmed by HIS COMPASSION!
8. From: S.Govindarajan (10/3/2002)
District Judge (Retired)
43/19 Kalakshetra Road, Chennai 600 041
My recent experience:
Today being the first Aradhana Day of Bagawan, I am offering my pranams at the Holy Feet of Bagawan .
Though we are missing the physical presence of Bagawan, our prayers to Him with utmost faith and devotion, whenever we face a difficult situation, will certainly makes us feel His invisible hand at work
On this occasion, I wish to share with other devotees, my recent experience, which would reflect the absolute truth of the aforesaid statement.
Quite recently, on a particular day, I found my driving license, registration certificate of my vehicle and other related documents, kept in a small folder missing and my frantic search for those records proved futile. Then, the only course open to me was to approach the concerned authorities and apply for duplicate copies of those records. But, I came to know that the process was not that much easy . The authorities required proof for the loss of documents such as First Information report to the police and my affidavit about the loss of the records. I could realize that there will be considerable waste of time and money in such exercise.
Placed in that situation, I made fervent prayers to Bagawan to come to my help.
Before ever I took concrete steps to apply for duplicate copies of the records, I proceeded to a shop, where I had given the photo of Bagawan for lamination about 10 days earlier thereto, to collect the photo. When I went there, to my surprise, the attendant in the shop asked me to wait, went inside, brought the folder containing the missing documents and told me that the folder was found under the table of the owner of the shop 10 days earlier and he was retaining it, thinking that some customer should have dropped it there. He also said that from the photo in the driving license has enabled him to identify me. as the person who had dropped the folder there.
I got back the lost documents along with the laminated photo of Bagawan. Further, I also got the message of Bagawan "THIS BEGGAR IS ALWAYS WITH YOU. WHAT THIS BEGGAR NEEDS IS ONLY YOUR FAITH AND DEVOTION"
7. From : Mukundan (9/3/2001)
6. From : Sundararajan Padmanaban (24/1/2001)
5. From : Sundararajan Padmanaban (24/1/2001)
4. From : S.GOVINDARAJAN(Retired district judge)(Chennai) (21/12/2000)
Upon this information, Paramacharya came out,
breaking the usual routine, with a smile and raising his hand in a blessing
posture.. All the time, I could observe Bagawan standing with eyes closed and
offering pranam by holding the hands together. Paramacharya stood there with
a smile for about 5 minutes. Bagawan asked me to place the fruits taken with
us, in a plate. Paramacharya offered Prasad to Bagawan. Then, Paramacharya
asked Chandramouli to take back Bagawan to Tiruvannamalai and leave Him there
and went in. Immediately thereafter, His Holiness Vijayendra Saraswathi
Swamigal, at present Junior Acharya of the Mutt was seen passing through that
side and when Chandramouli told Junior Acharya that the Swamiji had come from
Tiruvannamalai, he said that he had seen Him number of times, while he was
undergoing study at Polur. Junior Acharya also asked Chandramouli to take back
Swamiji to Tiruvannamalai and went away. Thereafter, the Mutt attendants and
several other devotees of the Acharya, who were in the Mutt premises, rushed
towards Bagawan, on hearing about His arrival at the Mutt and prostrated
before Him. Bagawan told me “ Govindraj ji. Tell them that It is not proper
to do like that at the mutt premises of Great Acharya”. After we came out of
the mutt and got into the car, Bagawan told me and my daughter “You have
helped this Beggar to have the darshan of Great Paramacharya. You are
starving from the afternoon . Ask the driver to stop the car in front of some
hotel and eat something” Accordingly, when the car was stopped in front of a
hotel on a wayside village, a big crowd gathered there to have darashan of
Bagawan, on hearing about his passing through their place.The hotel keeper
became emotional on seeing Bhagawan in front of his hotel He prepared good
stuff and gave them to us. Then, we reached Tiruvannamalai around 9 p.m. When
Bagawan paid some amount to the taxi driver towards the fare, he refused to
accept it and prostrated before Him. However, Bagawan tapped him on his back
and made him to accept the amount, saying “you have helped this beggar to
have the darashan of Great Acharya” At that time,. Chandramouli said that the
he had kept the funds provided by the Mutt for taking Bagawan to Govindapuram
in the Lodge and that he would pay for the taxi out of that amount. But,
Bagawan turned down the offer saying “ This beggar had not followed the
instructions of Paramacharya .When Paramacharya wanted this beggar to go to
Govindapuram, this beggar went to Kanchipuram. So, it is not proper to
utilise the funds of the Mutt for the trip to Kanchipuram.. You may return
the amount given to you to the Mutt”.
3. From : VISWANATHAN RAJARMAN(Boston,USA) (18/12/2000)
Wish you all the best for the upcoming New year, 2001. Let us all pray together for the well being of our lovely god Shri Shri Yogi Ramsuratkumar. Next time when I visit Chennai (mostly middle of 2001) I will visit Thiruvannamalai with my family members.
2. From : S.GOVINDARAJAN(Retired district judge) (8/12/2000)
It was mid 1976, when I was under orders of transfer to Madurai, after my tenure of office as a Judge at Tiruvannamalai for a period of three years. During my stay there, I had occasions to observe Bagawan passing through the railway track, close to my residence, at a hectic speed, in the mornings and evenings, followed by two or three persons, with head loads of news papers.
Presently, I shall conclude, saying that every moment,
all the members of my family are feeling the presence of
Bagawan with us, because, His invisible hand is at work
providing necessary guidance to us in respect of any matter.
1. From : S. PADMANABAN (8/11/2000)
WE are fortunate enough to know about Guru Maharaj Yogi RamsuratKumar
Always Begging Bhagwan's Blessings.