KANCHI MAHA SWAMI
When Maha Swami stayed at Madurai,
Tej Bahadhur Sapru, a freedom fighter,
Came there to seek his blessings,
For the meeting of all political parties.
The meeting was to request,
The then British Government,
To give India its full freedom,
Without any control from them.
Maha Swami advised him
Not to fight, but approach them
Peacefully for the self-rule
By the people, for the people.
He also foresaw the coming event,
That India would certainly get
Its freedom, one day or the other,
And it so happened as he wished for.
After visiting temples at Madurai,
Pazhani, Karur, and Tiruchirappalli,
He reached South Arcot District,
For his further stay on that spot.
One villager from Thandalam,
Had a very small piece of land
To give Maha Swami as his gift,
But the latter refused to take it.
Then the villager sold the land
And with the sale-cash in hand,
He requested Swamiji to take it
And kept the cash bag at his feet.
Maha Swami saw his devotion,
And requested the Tasildar then,
To gift him owner-free four acres,
From the Government quota lands.
The villager gladly accepted
The same gift of land as offered
By the great Guru for his devotion,
With all his full satisfaction.
Like this Maha Swami helped,
Those who were in real need,
But sacrificed their own interests,
For the sake of public services.