another occasion , I presented the copy of a book written
by me in German language "India - Economic power of the
future" and Paramacharya took keen interest in it and
asked me to translate and read the pages selected by him.Then
he was so pleased that he blessed the venture.The great honour
was that he kept my book along with his personal collection
of books, by his side.This was the biggest blessing and the
book received great recognition in Germany.
another occassion at Karvetnagar, Sri Chembai vaidyanatha
Bhavathar accompanied me.When Chembia's arrival was annonced
, the Acharya was somewhat away at the bottom steps of the
tank and he ordered Chembai to sing.Chembai has been my good
friend (although he is much older in age) and he has taught
me a song on Guruvayoorappan (my ishta Deivam.).Chembai wanted
me to sing that song with him.
Paramacharya asked Chembai who was the person singing with
him and Chembai announced in his usual loud voice "My
friend Harihara Iyer".On hearing this, the living God
Our Paramacharya blessed with a hearty smile.
close devotee Mr.Demetrian , is a good friend of mine and
he was working as a Professor of Medicine in Paris.The Paramacharya
however knew his real land of origin to be Rumenia and he
always used to enquire of Demetrian, when I came from Germany
to have to have His Darshan. Once Paramacharya was in Mounam.When
I visited the Mutt and he showed sign of a mango and enquired
of Demetrian , he being a person of Rumenia. I understood
the connection with 'Romania' Mango and told him about Demetrian's
welfare.The Acharya enquired about the distance from Paris
to Germany etc.,.
German friend , a painter , came for darshan of the Paramacharya.I
took him to the near by camp of the Acharya and he sat by
mistake on the top of an ant hill.Nothing happened to my friend
throughout his meditation.Later the Acharya's Grace gave him
the capacity to paint a portrait of him , purely on mental
recollection after that one visit.
, before the Acharya left his mortal coil, I had his darshan
and special blessing.He was having fever and yet allowed me
to have his darshan.A few days later, I left for Germany ,
and at the departure lounge , the news came of His Samadhi.
in the book Moments of a lifetime-Experiences with the Paramacharya
of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam)