|| ShreeRaam Samartha ||
About eight years back (in Yr 2002),the admin members got a chance to meet one of the senior Sadhak and follower of Shree Maharaj,at Vile-Parle,mumbai. His name is Dr. W. R. Antarkar.
Dr. Antarkar and his father are closely associated to Shree Maharaj,and used to visit at Malad Mathha,where Shree Maharaj used to deliver his celestial discourses (Vanirup Avatar). After the session Shree used to discuss on various issues with the followers. The issues contained various topics –right from normal life to a divine life of saints. In those days Dr. Antarkar was following his Ph.D. thesis. The topic was ‘Shree Adya Sankaracharya and his literature’. But during the discourses of Shree Maharaj,the young student of Ph.D. noticed that the thoughts by Shree Maharaj expressed in Regional language (Marathi) and the thoughts expressed by Shree Adya Sankaracharya in Sankrit (an old holi language of Gods),are the same.
He always used to get amazed on this observation. Once Dr. Antarkar came to know that one of the senior disciple of Shree Maharaj,has arrived in Mumbai,he was H. H. Dr. Kurtakoti,who was holding a position of Sankarachrya of Karveer Pith,at that time. This was a golden opportunity for the young Ph.D. student to know about the literature and facts about Shree Adya Sankaracharya. Hence he decided to take a purmission of Shree Maharaj to see H. H. Dr. Kurtakoti. But Dr. Antarkar,was hesitating to ask Shree Maharaj,because the family members were also insisting (pressing him) to get purmission for them to meet H. H. dr. Kurtakoti. When,Shri. Antarkar,actually arrived at Malad,in the first sentense Shree Maharaj said,“You go and meet Shri MahaBhagwat,. . . but go alone !”,on this all the family members got disapointed,but Shri Antarkar felt very happy,because he was to discuss on Ph.d. thesis with H. H. Dr. Kurtakoti. Also Shri. Antarkar felt surprised as without knowing any background how Shree Maharaj solved his unspelt problem.
Later Dr. Antarkar went to see H. H. Dr. Kurtakoti,when he arrived at the place,he was expecting that Shree Sankaracharya (Karveer pith) will discuss about only Shree Adya Sankarcharya. But in reality nothing such happened. . . H.H. Dr. Kurtakoti kept on discussing about Shree Maharaj only. When the young Ph.D. student asked him about the same,H. H. Sankaracharya (karveer pith) said,“thoughts of Shree Maharaj and Shree Adya Sankarachrya are same !!”on this Dr. Antarkar felt very very happy. He returned back to home. Started working on his thesis with full dedication. Soon he could complete the thesis. This thesis is published by ‘Sankara Matham,at Matunga,mumbai’. It is available for sale there.
During the meeting with the administators of this site,Dr. Antarkar,shared many many expereinces about Shree Maharaj.
- During the time of Shree Maharaj,one of the sincer follower,namely Shri Nagappa used to take care of all the belongngs of Shree Maharaj. But after Shree Maharaj’s Maha-samadhi,Nagappa,did not shared any information / experience with any other followers. But young Dr. Antarkar was aware about the richness experience of this old fellow. Hence after dinner,late in the night he used to call Shri Nagappa to his room. They used to ask many questions about Shree Maharaj to him. Initially Shri Nagappa used refuse to share the information saying that he has forgotten every thng. But as the time used to elapse he used to start sharing many unique spiritual expereinces with Dr. Antarkar and others present in the room.
In our meeting Dr. Antarkar gave lots of information to the Admin team. He also showed us the place where he offers worship. He showed us many old books,compiled by him regarding Shree Maharaj. If fact his entire house was full of books. At the end of the meeting,Dr. Antarkar said,“In my career I did many many things –but now I have stopped all the things –and I practice only the Divine Name of God”…
Hope we’ll have more and more such devoted followers,in this society to keep our Moral at the higest level.