FROM BONDAGE TO FREEDOM: A Journey of Swami Satchidananda

famous contemporary metaphysical poet and educationist preeth nambiar about his encounter with swami satchidananda of anandashram kanhangad

While standing in front of the Samadhi of Swami Satchidananda, my eyes were filled with tears! I do not know why, but I was sobbing within! Undeniably, death is not the end – from the bondage of a body, he has liberated to be a part of the cosmic universe where we are all ought to be!

I was twelve years, looking at the miseries surrounding my childhood I paid a visit to him at Anandashram just a few kilometres away from my home. My question was simple – why am I here! He just smiled looking at my eyes and the same reflected love of the whole world!

Tell me whose dress is this – he asked me pointing out to my dress. ‘It’s mine’ – I answered. ‘What about these eyes?’ he asked me again. As I was repeating my answer he was continuing with the same question pointing out to various things that I ‘owned’. ‘My dear, tell me who is this ‘I’?

There was a sudden stroke of silence within. As I sat unable to pronounce any words, he smiled looking at me again – ‘Consider life as an opportunity to find the answer’. I must say his answer further deepened my misery! I was more disturbed, yet there was a spark within!

From ‘I’ to the understanding of ‘everything is the same ‘I’ when a person grows, the whole perception of life changes. You find everything is just the reflection of your own self and you start loving everyone and everything around you! The harmony thus attained is the key too!

Tomorrows and tomorrows…life is going on! I do not know where I am nor I know where I am going to! All that I know is that it is an evening where the colours of the skies disappear into the darkness of the horizon! Like that of a curious child, I am looking at the world around me!

…and there is a smile within – a smile as beautiful as the smile that I found in the face of Poojya Swami Satchidananda!

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