‘Guru Manthiram’ – whoever has the Guru Manthiram at the tip of his tongue and recites it at all times attains everything in life. By the blessings and guidance of his guru, whatever he does is successful – says ‘Guru Geetai’. Let me introduce Sri Karu. Muniyappan. He had been an atheist. He did not have faith in Amma. He would say that worshipping God is nothing, but folly. It is in vain. God, Heaven, Hell, etc. do not exist. In this scientific age, only a fool will be ready to accept all these! This particular person has completed his B.Sc. degree. He is an auto driver in Gopinagar. You may read and understand how Annai Adi Parasakthi turned this atheist into Her devotee.
Muniyappan would say that it is meaningless to think of Adigalaar Amma as God. However, the Divine Mother changed his mind in several ways and made him worship Adigalaar, and understand that Amma is indeed God! Only those, who have seen him and his experiences, can understand this.
A few years ago, on a Friday, Muniyappan had gone to work. Unexpectedly, his wife, Meenakshi met with a road accident. She broke a bone in her left leg. Meenakshi, who was admitted in a hospital, was eight months pregnant at that time. Having heard about the accident, Muniyappan ran to the hospital. He came to know that, because of the accident, she gave birth to a baby girl prematurely!! Since the baby was born in the eighth month, she had less weight than a normal baby. She was kept in an incubator. Muniyappan didn’t know what to do. The doctor said to him, “Today is Friday. A baby girl is born to you! It is a sign of prosperity, but now you have to spend a little money, because your wife and child need to remain in the hospital for a week! You make arrangements for money.” Muniyappan was rather worried. He did not have much money with him. He did not know where to go and whom to ask for the hospital expenditure.
When he was standing there, worried and sad, a tall person dressed in red clothes came there searching for him. The stranger told him, “Here is three thousand rupees. I went to your house. They told me that you are in this hospital. Hence, I came here. This money is your wife, Meenakshi’s! When the house in Chithottu was sold, we got ten thousand rupees! This three thousand rupees is your wife’s share.” Saying this, he kept the money in Muniyappan’s hands.
When the stranger told Muniyappan that he was his wife’s uncle, Muniyappan simply smiled. He said, “Meenakshi would often tell me that she has an uncle. Ours was a love marriage. Hence, I am seeing you for the first time! Meenakshi delivered a baby girl. Let us go and see them. The money you have given me now is indeed a great help at this time.” The stranger said, “These are Amma’s miracles! What should be given, to whom it should be given, and when it should be given; these are decided by Amma! Om Sakthi!” When Muniyappan heard this, forgetting himself and the crowd that was there in the hospital veranda, Muniyappan raised his hands, folded them, and said, “Thaye, Om Sakthi!” He prostrated at his uncle’s feet. He became a changed person.
Muniyappan attends the Vaara Vazhipaatu every Friday. He has pasted Adigalaar’s picture in front of his auto-rickshaw. He has written ‘Guruvadi Sharanam’ in big letters on the auto-rickshaw. He takes part in spiritual processions and spreads the teachings of Amma. He named his daughter ‘Sakthi’. He tells everyone very happily that he will be going to Maruvathur, during the next Thaipoosa Sakthimalai season, with Irumudi. He has written the lines from Guru Geetai below Amma’s picture and bows in front of it, every day.