KANCHI MAHA SWAMI
From his camp at Karaikudi,
Maha Swami left for Pattukottai,
With the Mutt staff and pundits
In a palanquin carried by porters.
A Muslim brother touched it,
And as a mark of due respect,
Followed the long procession,
Along with the team of men.
Maha Swami just asked him,
With full of compassion to him,
Why he was following him?
Whether he had any problem?
With his eyes full of tears
He narrated all his problems
And prayed for the mercy
Of the divine Maha Swami.
He presented a few poems,
Written by him in Sanskrit,
With flowers kept over them,
In praise of Swamiji’s kindness.
Swamiji was surprised to note
A Muslim writing in Sanskrit.
And that too in poetry format
About his life and on its merit.
With full of appreciation for him,
He returned the same back to him,
Giving him some good presents,
And blessing him for every success.
The Muslim, with tears in his eyes,
Said that a rare moment it was
For him to see Swami’s presence,
Like seeing Allah, the divine grace.
Such moments rarely occur
Where the unity in diversity
Exists among different religions
Living in one and the same place.
All the religions in the world,
Speak about only one God,
Though His name differs
Among different religions.
If this spirit is kept up in mind
One can, with no doubt, find
Everlasting peace in the world,
With no room for terrorism to spread.