It happened during the Indo-Sri Lanka tour. The Master and his party were proceeding in bullock carts from the Rameswaram railway station to the temple. While on the road thus, he heard that a lady, who had been following him from Andhra, desired to be initiated into the Rama Mantra while at Rameswaram.
"If you wish to do a good act, do it at once," said the Master and, stopping the cart, sent for the lady and gave her the Mantra initiation on the spot.
It was in the Master’s tradition. He once narrated the story of his grandfather. The latter was in danger of losing a plot of land to the law twisters. The decision was to be reached the next morning. That evening itself the old man brought all the building materials and engaged all the labour. They worked through the night, and the next morning there stood on the disputed plot a neat little building; and with that the old man’s ownership of the land stood, too!
Sri N. Ananthanarayanan
To be continued ...