After Yogi Ramsuratkumar was asked by Papa Ramdas, to find his own place to perform Father’s Work, on asking where He would go, Yogi Ramsuratkumar promptly answered, “To Arunachala.”
It was only seven years later, after travelling all through the vastness of India, that Bhagawan arrived at Tiruvannamalai, the land of Lord Arunachaleshwarar. Yogi Ramsuratkumar spent much of His time around cemeteries, the verandahs of vessel shops and temple grounds as well as within the embrace and topography of The Holy Hill Arunachala.
Bhagawan would incessantly work for the benefit of others, constantly working with uplifting the state of the simple folk around. Healing, ailing blessing, guiding and loving all who were open to His Grace, He worked very hard for the benefit of others and enriched their lives with His Kindness and Compassion and Father’s Grace.
Soon after, Yogi Ramsuratkumar took refuge under a beautiful Punnai tree and carried out His Father’s Cosmic work. Several young people including various foreigners sought His refuge during that time. Mr Caylor Wadlington was one such devotee, who with much sincerity, undergoing severe troubles, approached Yogi Ramsuratkumar seeking His Guidance and Grace. He wrote a book on Yogi Ramsuratkumar, with much reverence, naming it as “The God Child” This book indeed helped Yogi Ramsuratkumar to gain the faith and love of the people with much ease, as earlier they seemed to disrespect, disregard and shun Him as a Hindi speaking North Indian. As Bhagwan would say, “This book has come when it is no longer possible for this Beggar to live do Father’s work unnoticed! Nor could He remain in Tiruvannamalai. This book has begun to alleviate the situation.”
Yogi Ramsuratkumar met with violent resistance from several political sources who, very intensely, resented His Presence in Tiruvannamalai. One such incident as described by Him, speaks of the brutality that He, with such patience and simplicity, quietly endured. He was brutally thrashed by a group of rowdy thugs who threw away His coconut shell, fan and paper bundles, leaving Him totally bruised and hurt.
Another time He was attacked by a similar group of people who demanded Him to Hail the glory of Tamil and condemn Hindi as per their wishes, due to the prevalent political disharmony between the northern and southern parts of India. He would sometimes be charged at with stones or even have glass pieces thrown in His direction in the dark of night. Despite all these attacks, being who He was, being Supremely compassionate and benevolent, Yogi Ramsuratkumar silently withstood all the resistive forces, with an earnest eagerness to ensure that his Father’s Work proceeded unhindered in any way.
Yogi Ramsuratkumar compassionately worked for the benefit of Humanity, always pleading all those around Him to chant the Divine and Sacred Name of The Lord in whatever Form they wished. He would beg His Father, for the welfare and highest benefit of all beings.
Dressed in rags, He did not seek any personal comfort for Himself. He would smoke cigarettes, one after another, absolving all the evil sins, bad karmas, maladies, illnesses and ill mental tendencies that troubled His devotees. Yet, as described by many, none could ever have the faintest smell of the smoke whilst they stood around or beside Him. Infact, the entire atmosphere would be filled with innumerable Divine Fragrances much to awe and surprise of everyone! He would rarely bathe, this ritual merely including the sprinkling of a few drops of water over His face which later on ceased all in all.
The totality of His focus remained in His Father’s Work all the time. His hands would often be seen making the gesture of the index finger moving against the thumb, almost as if there were an invisible japa mala present in His Divine Hand. The movement was rapid that it was impossible for an ordinary human to perform such an action.
Every event that took place in the magnanimity of His Presence, was no ordinary event, but rather, the manifestation of Father’s Cosmic Work. Therefore, sometimes, even if simple objects like cups of tea placed before devotees, were moved in the slightest manner, one would find the most stern, most severe and sometimes, enraged Form of Yogi Ramsuratkumar before their very eyes! This often left those around Him, in a rather mystified and horrified condition! If He would ask for tea or coffee for all the devotees present, one would be amazed to find that the order thus placed by Him, would be the precise number as that of the people present, never mind how small or large crowds might be. As Yogi Ramsuratkumar Himself would say, “The entire world is this Beggar’s Ashram.” It certainly did not matter, in which part of this world an event was to occur, but if it entailed Father’s Intervention, Yogi Ramsuratkumar, far in the small town of Tiruvannamalai, would be aware of it, as if it were playing out before His very eyes!
It was during the year 1976, that Yogi Ramsuratkumar, after much persuasion and the continuous prayers of His Devotees, granted them His consent and moved into the Sannidhi Street Residence, offered to Him by his well wishers and devotees. The tiny house called “Father’s House” was a small cottage with a gutter situated at the outer wall of the construction. There was never any cooking done within the premises of this house as Bhagwan would still depend upon the chance meals that came His way by the Grace of His Divine Father.
Even here, He met with much resistance by some people often resulting in Life threating situations. These people would sometimes throw glass pieces into the narrow passage of the house which would lead to the toilet. The glass pieces would inevitably find their way into the soles of His Holy Feet, leaving them full of blood. Despite all these efforts, none were successful in their attempts to dishearten Yogiji who fervently worked for the benefit of others, carrying out Father’s Work most devotedly.
Soon, Yogi Ramsuratkumar gained tremendous popularity and people from all walks of life besought His Divine Countenance, Guidance, Love and Protection. Be it Spiritual seekers or those who lived their lives in the world, all were granted endless Grace by this Compassionate Master. During Darshan, people felt and most certainly were aware of the constant transmission that was bringing about an unexplainable transformation in every aspect of their lives. Both, within themselves and around they were aware of the Endless Grace of the Master working its way through and through. He alleviated all dire and difficult situations uplifting the pain and suffering of innumerable souls. Such were the miracles that took place in His Presence, that one would find severely handicapped people walking absolutely free, out of His Presence, cancer afflicted ones found themselves absolutely cured after His Darshan. Illnesses such as diabetes were instantly cured by His Grace.
Bhagawan Yogi Ramsuratkumar lived His entire life within the precincts of Arunachala. In a truer sense, they are inseperable and One only. It is upto Humanity today, to Realise the value of such Grace of the Masters and take the advantage of their Presence upon this planet. Unless these Gracious Masters chose to reveal themselves, we will not know or recognize their Greatness and Magnificence. Bhagawan Yogi Ramsuratkumar had once remarked and revealed a Truth regarding who He really was. He had mentioned that, “A Being like this Beggar comes only once in 500 years on this planet,” hence subtly indicating to us, what we cannot recognize, even today – the value of His Divine Presence among us. May His Divine Presence grace our lives. Let this be our humble prayer to Him.
Long Live Yogi Ramsuratkumar!
Yogi Ramsuratkumar Yogi Ramsuratkumar Yogi Ramsuratkumar Jaya Guru Raya