Namonamah. Let me share with you an incident that reflects MahaPeriava's sense of humour.
Some decades ago, a learned gentleman from Chennai who was well-versed in Bhagavad Gita wanted to share his knowledge and was very keen to teach Gita. He met Mahaperiaval, expressed his desire to teach Gita and asked for Mahaperiava's guidance on on how he should go about it. Mahaperiaval asked him where he lived. He said, "Gopalapuram." So, Mahaperiava advised him to start his lectures at the nearby Gopalapuram Krishnan temple.
As advised, the pandit began his Gita lectures at the temple on an auspicious day. At the beginning, there a sizeable audience to his lectures and the pandit was happy. As days went by, the numbers in the audience started steadily decreasing to single digits. The pandit was very disappointed at the dwindling numbers in his audience.
He met Mahaperiaval again, vented out his frustration at the people's lack of interest in his Gita classes, and asked Mahaperiava, "How can I lecture to just 3 or 4 people?" Mahaperiaval smiled at him and said - "You are indeed very lucky - you had at least three or four people to listen to you. You know very well that Bhagawan Sri Krishna had only one person to listen to his teachings and yet he continued with His teaching!".
kannanagv: PERIYAVA SARANAM Thanks a lot for taking me in your group.
May 3, 2020 18:11:59 GMT 5.5
srajan: There is photo in circulation as Maha Periva sleeping in a dilapidated building with mast kept upright on the wall. I have the photo but don't know how to share it with you. I want to know its authenticity. I have reservations.
May 18, 2020 11:01:29 GMT 5.5
guru1: Maha periva charanam . pranams to all in the group
May 21, 2020 8:54:43 GMT 5.5
anandavalliamman: Namaskarams to all the group members though I don't know in depth to use this forum I liked and slowly getting I am a staunch devotee of mahaperiva and my every starts with Shri Hari in Sankara tv about Acharya and periava not only me five of my relative
May 24, 2020 15:56:55 GMT 5.5
anandavalliamman: My every day at morning six. Correction
May 24, 2020 15:58:27 GMT 5.5
Kanchi Periva: Kanchi Periva Forum launches "Voice of Periva" - new initiative in English for benefit of devotees who cannot understand Tamil - see the Announcements Board for more information
Jun 2, 2020 12:15:21 GMT 5.5
gitakrishna: Periyava sharanam
Jun 6, 2020 19:38:56 GMT 5.5
beekays: JAGADGURU SRI MAHA PERIYAVAA THIRUVADI SARANAM SARANAM
Jul 5, 2020 17:11:42 GMT 5.5
sriram1960: Namaskaram. Please listen to "Introduction to Hindu Dharma" podcasts through this link. bit.ly/320lyUT New episode(s) added every Thursday. Periva Sharanam.
Jul 14, 2020 16:48:36 GMT 5.5
sriram1960: Translation of Paramacharyas discourse on " The Religion without a Name" is featured in this weeks podcast. To hear it please click on the link. bit.ly/30dVzXv. A new episode is added every Thursday. Periva Sharanam.
Jul 16, 2020 11:57:48 GMT 5.5
sriram1960: This weeks episode covers the distinctive features of Sanatana Dharma. bit.ly/2WJKgFp
Jul 23, 2020 9:53:10 GMT 5.5
kramans: Very rare photo. Thanks for sharing.
Jul 25, 2020 23:33:40 GMT 5.5
deepika16: My father has been diagnosed with oesophageal cancer. It is told that he has crossed surgery stage and only chemotherapy can be given. Kindly pray for him. I am totally believing only in periyava.
Jul 26, 2020 13:22:07 GMT 5.5
ganeshrajasekar: my sastanga namaskaram to maha periva and thanks to the forum. hara hara shankara jaya jaya shankara
Jul 28, 2020 16:38:06 GMT 5.5
sriram1960: This week episodes cover Varna Dharma, how it helped the society and how the same declined. This week 9 headings have been uploaded. Please click on this link to hear the podcasts: bit.ly/320lyUT. Periva Sharanam
Jul 30, 2020 17:32:25 GMT 5.5