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An Endless Divine Continuity - Part 1

Our Association With Nanna - Part 1
*Nanna's words of wisdom
*Mothers words of benediction
*Foreword by Author
1Rasa guru
2Ashrams established by Nanna
3Inner Spiritual living
4Miracle in the cremation ground
5Divine Love Incarnate
6Mother Radha Mahalakshmi
7 Spiritual Naming Ceremony
8 Supernatural Powers
9 Incident that prolonged the Lifespan
10 Fully Realized One
11 Mother is always with me
12 The Ceaseless Traveler
13 Confidential Sakhi of Sri Radha
14 Nanna, The Lover of Music
15 Circumambulation of Sri Nikunj
16 Who is Nanna?
17 Natural Fusion of Sri Radha and Krishna
18 Radhaji- The Essential Life-Force of Man
19 Nanna's Association with Gods
20 Nanna, Personification of Sweetness of Love
21 Comprehensive God's Realization is for Dhyana Yogis only
22 Sakhi - The Partner in Rasa
23 Nanna's Message
24 Sri Radha Sakhi
25 Nanna - The Mighty Ocean (of Love)
Incident That Prolonged The Lifespan

In 1953, following the instructions of Sri Radha Devi, Goddess Kanakadurgadevi initiated Nanna with Sri Radha shadakshari (six lettered Mantra). Nanna and Radha Mahalakshmi amma performed penance on the hill top for 40 days and obtained the fruits of the mantra.

Referring to this incident Nanna said..

" ” In those days, while I was in a state of deep meditation, I had the experience of being separated from my body and I felt that I am not this body. Since that day, whenever I thought of Mother, I used to weep. Due to the powers I attained at that time, I could see my dead relatives in the astral world. Then I practically realized that death is nothing but moving from one room to another! With that realization, I lost the fear of death. Sri Radhadevi also appeared before me in various forms, guiding me on the right path and granting me the great fortune of joining the group of her sakhis. “ "

This Rasik saint, who actually witnessed the grandeur of Sri Radha, gradually transformed into Radha Sakhi, with a masculine form. He traveled on the path of ‘Ras’ and directed thousands of devotees on the same path. Being constantly in a state of inwardness and communion with Mother, this is Nanna's life. ‘Tava sukhena mama sukham’ (In your happiness lies my happiness) has been the doctrine of Nanna’s life, which is very much liked by Mother.

" “I used to constantly chant the Sri Radha shadakshari mantra. Due to meditation on the formless Mother, I had the intuition of any dangerous situation about to occur. You have heard about the incident in 1953 when Mother prolonged my life span. I understood that my ill health on the night of 21 August 1953 was very fatal. I told that I should not be disturbed and went into deep meditation on Radha bhav. During meditation on the name 'Radhe, Radhe...', a gap occurs, whereas in the meditation on Radha bhav, there is no gap. It is a continuous flow. No words, no name! It is very difficult to be continuously in a state of Bhav, but very powerful. It is only due to the power which I attained from ‘Radha bhav dhyana chintana’ (contemplation and meditation on Radha bhav) that I could sense the gravity of the situation that night. It was such an unforgettable incident!. "

" “When the danger point approaches, no one will come forward. I alone will take care of you” these words of Radhaji remained permanently etched in my memory. This made me achieve the one pointed concentration. I saw the world as it is. The age old adage 'Mata Nasti, Pita Nasti, Nasti Bandhu Sahodaraha...' (No mother, no father, no brothers, no relatives …….) came true in my experience. My life is very peculiar. There have been so many changes in my life which cannot be found in any other person. I have faced all of them with equanimity. Mother has been my support throughout my life. She is working with me and helping me”. "

Thus Nanna explained how he achieved one-pointedness.

“Nanna, did Mother prolong your lifespan? Was anyone present when that incident occurred? Why did you feel that when life is close to the danger point, only Mother remains with us?” I asked.

I already heard about the divine incident whereby Radha Rani linked Nanna’s lifespan with another person’s and thus prolonged his life. Yet I couldn’t resist the joyful experience of listening to the incident in Nanna’s words. As though he knew this, Nanna smiled and continued:

" “Yes, when we are faced with serious trouble, none of the relatives, friends will come forward. Only Mother comes forward saying, 'I alone am your soul mate'. Man tends to forget Mother who is our eternal guardian and shows affinity towards wife and children who are but temporary relatives. When man observes how these physical relationships become distant at testing times, he will realize that he was living in a world of illusion. "

" I am an astound astrologer. My book ‘Jyotisha Ratnakara’ on astrological science was published by Vavilla publishers. I knew my life span to be only 52 years and six moths. The same is reflected in 'Nadi sastra' too. On August 21 1953 I was traveling by train from Bandar to Anantapur. Radhamahalakshmi amma, Guntur Nanna and a few dear ones came to meet me in Guntur station. All of a sudden Amma began to weep and asked me to alight at Guntur. I understood this was not a casual incident. Although I was required to go to Anantapur on official duty urgently, I placed the entire responsibility on Mother and alighted at Guntur. Next morning, I was down with headache and fever. "

" By that night headache and fever became severe and my suffering increased very much. At that time, a Goddess entered into the body of Radha Mahalakshmi Amma and said ‘He (Nanna) has only a few more hours of life remaining. That is why I made him alight from the train at Guntur. If anyone of you is willing to spare a part of your lifespan, I will link it with his life and prolong his life.‘ None of these so called relatives and friends came forward. Some of them suggested calling a doctor. Instantly the voice of the Goddess was heard saying that this is not an issue related to the doctor and hence he need not be consulted. "

" On hearing this I instructed everyone not to disturb me and became immersed in meditation on Radha bhav. Radhamahalakshmi Amma prostrated before the invisible Goddess and prayed that a part of her life should be linked to mine. I don’t know what actually happened in the divine world of Gods but I recovered by morning. I am not aware for how long the all-pervading Mother has prolonged my life span. I strongly decided that day ‘As long as this life which has been granted by Mother remains in my body, I will get fulfillment by serving mankind. May every moment of my life be spent according to the desire of Mother.’ From that moment my life has been functioning as a divine instrument in the hands of Mother“. "

Thus Nanna narrated that mystifying experience. He explained how been proved in his life that the relationship with relatives is temporary and the bond with Mother is permanent.

Glowing in the state of Radha bhav, Nanna said,

" “In this incident, who made me alight from the train? Who wept? Who brought me here? I don’t ask these questions. I remain silent. Several times I wept for Mother. When you perform incessant meditation you will realize how sweet that weeping is and how sweet Mother is! Listen to me. Mother alone is our Guru. Do not compare other ordinary Gurus with Mother Radhaji. Overcome the obsession for Gurus. I have no Guru. Yet I have not lost anything. I have Mother who is the Guru of all Gurus. “ "

Man succumbs to nature, loses his original power and feels that he is weak. It is a sin to run after the carnal pleasures. It is piety to be eager to serve Mother. Nanna’s aim is to convert those who have succumbed to sensual pleasures into chaste human beings, with the grace of Mother. This is the prime aspect of his penance.

O benevolent Mother! You have been extremely kind to us, prolonged Nanna’s lifespan and gifted him to us. How many lives Nanna is transforming! He is destroying the bad karmas of so many lives from their roots. Please continue to grant us the great fortune of having Nanna – our valuable treasure and the embodiment of Love


Sakhi Radharas prem ki murat Karam dharma ki upar viharat Sakhi dharti mein rasakriti dharan Saran karo nahi karat vicharat”

“Sakhi is the embodiment of the love of Radha ras. Her life is beyond karma and dharma. Sakhi has assumed the form of ras on earth. Don’t speculate. Seek shelter in Sakhi.”


-Sri Radharasa Madhuri 


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