Passing Over and Karmic Links
This morning I heard about the passing-over of the mother of Sri K. Parvathi Kumar and a friend asked me to translate an information about it. This made me think of several situations I had met her in India – a silent, deeply spiritual old woman. I remembered a passage mentioning her in the book of Sri Kumar about his father: Sri Sastri Garu – Story of a Disciple:
“Sri Sastry was married to the lady Ramalakshmi, who hailed from yet another family of good lineage. Her father too was in the path of Kundalini Yoga and was also a great Rama devotee. He recorded in a book 30 million times the name of the Lord, as a penance during 30 years! The marriage was an arranged marriage by the elders. Sri Sastry’s father, Sri Jagannadha Sastry, admired the prevalence of yogic path in the family of Smt. Ramalakshmi and therefore decided that the marriage be conducted as between the two. Sri Sastry was 20 years of age and Smt. Ramalakshmi was 14 years when they were married in the Vedic style, at Vijayawada. They set up their family life at Madras, where Sri Sastry was working at that time. As per the job requirements they lived in Salem, Visakhapatnam, Eluru, Rajahmundri, Vijayawada, Anantapur, Cuddapah, Nizamabad etc., the various district headquarters. Smt. Ramalakshmi was a highly co-operative wife in fulfilling the noble aspirations of Sri Sastry; besides, she was also a keen follower of Sri Sastry in gaining comprehension of the Scriptures. Sri Sastry used to explain to her every night the profound concepts of Sri Bhagavatha, after their daily duties were done with. They daily recited the recommended lengthy citations of Sri Bhagavatha for a minimum of an hour.
They were blessed with 7 children during the course of their family life, six sons and one daughter. All were well conceived. There was not a single miscarriage. They lived like friends, with unity in thought, in speech and in action.”
Also this morning I came into contact via a blog-comment with a lady living in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland who had been visiting the family in 1980. She sent me two photos and wrote about her deep relation with Master EK who passed over in 1984. It is interesting to note the karmic links leading people together.