KANCHI MAHA SWAMI
Maha Swami from Kanchi Town,
Proceeded to Utharamerur Town,
Where he saw several varieties
Of ancient stone sculptures.
There the Village Chief explained,
About the perfection in the old
System of village administration,
And secret ballot system in election.
After this, he stayed at places
Like Vandavasi, Tindivanam
And also finally Marakanam
For a period of two months.
He visited the famous place,
Sriperampattur, the birth place
Of Sri Ramanajar, the founder
Of liberal Vaishnava culture.
“The practice of Vaishna Dharma,
Or alternatively, the Siva Dharma,
Was not a matter for controversy,
But one must follow it sincerely.”
“These differences must not grow,
Among Hindus, who must show
Respect to any path, the one chosen,
That leads finally to same destination.”
Like this, he briefly explained,
What Dharma was, at the end
Of his lecture, in the temple,
A nice advice to those people.
The main principle that God is one,
But His names are many, not one,
Generally is not understood well
By hardcore Hindus, in general.
Maha Swami’s advice to them,
If and when followed by them,
Would stop endless court cases,
That may run for many years.
He was so kind to convince,
All the assembled devotees,
Not to fight on such disputes,
But to find out good solutions.