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Features | Experience of the Divinity of Bhagavan by Devotees | Group I | Mr. R.Radhakrishnan Nair

Mr. Radhakrishnan Nair,
Head, Human Resources,
VSNL, Mumbai,
701,702 Dejavu,
77, Hill Road, Bandra (West),
Mumbai - 400 050
Tel: 040-27532344

Mr. M.Radhakrishnan Nair, aged 44 years, has been a devotee of Bhagavan for a long time. He has mystic experiences of the Divinity of Bhagavan. He narrates a few in his own words.

       'First of all, I like to believe that my life itself is HIS miracle:

I was born in middle to lower middle class environment. While finances were not necessarily in the best of situations, my parents created a climate of love in the household. I was always the darling of the eyes of my parents as well as my eldest brother. My father spared no expense in educating me. I was however not a very studious person and hence did not do too well academically. The other good thing that I remember of my childhood is the fact that both my parents were extremely religious. Lighting the lamp and doing Pooja morning and evening was followed rigorously. In a nutshell it was a love-filled childhood.

Because of the environment that GOD (at that time I cannot call myself Baba's devotee) put me in, I think I also became a loving person. Even today, if there is one prayer, which comes on my lips, it is to make me a loving person and may I be seen as HIS messenger. I must admit that in the corporate environment I live in, there are times when I find myself falling prey to backbiting or criticizing.

While I went through school and college as a very mediocre student, by Baba's grace, I was given admission in one of the premier Management institutions in India where I specialized in Human Resources Management. He also has been with me throughout the professional life. Corporate life has been full of ups and downs, but His grace has worked as a force field, which has helped me keep my sanity, and continue on His path.

Let me first write about my admission to this Institute. After Graduation in 1980, I was for some time whiling my time in my village. While I say whiling from a very worldly perspective, this was the time when I read a lot about Bhagawan. It was at this time that I had a dream in which He came to our house and sat on the front room sofa and gave me Padanamskaram.

After that, I went to Delhi where I had studied; and my brother got me a job as an Accounts-clerk in a Company known to him. I spent close to 2 years there with, I think, a lot of equipoise and faith in Him. I remember sitting and doing Likhitha Japam when I did not have work.

Some time by the end of 1981, a friendly neighbour, who should hardly be bothered about me, started advising me to focus on my career. He brought the advertisement of XLRI and made me apply. After applying, too, I did not focus much on the entrance test and was actually not even planning to attend the test, as I had not prepared for it. My sister-in-law coaxed me into going for it. Baba did it again and I got through the written test.

Once again the friendly neighbour got into action in preparing me for the interview. When I reached the venue for the interview, I found that I was the only person in a short-sleeve shirt. Others were in suits. Anyway, I could not have afforded to buy a suit. The interview was interesting and He asked the questions through the professors who were there. One of them asked me on mythology. By His grace, the most unexpected thing of getting admission in Xaviers Labour Relations Institute happened. From there to the job, and from one job to another, He has always been there with me.

I always remember praying to Him for the silliest of matters. In 1983, I was on campus of the Institute that I was studying in. It was my birthday. Along with some of my friends, I went to the Ayyappan temple in Jamshedpur. I had no money to offer, and hence could not get any Pooja done. I just prayed to Him saying that it was my birthday and that He must give me prasadam. I had been to this temple many times in the past and had never experienced what I experienced that day. The priest gave us hot (real hot) payasam and coconut pieces.

My marriage is another miracle of His. My mother was avoiding getting my horoscope matched since she did not know what was on my mind. She herself does not know why, but she gave my horoscope to one aunt of mine who linked it up with a family who were long time devotees of Bhagavan. As He the wirepuller does it, things kept falling in place, and Meera and I got married in 1985.

He is indescribable for me. There is no dearth of other experiences, but I will restrict myself for now.

      With Humble Prana'ams at my Baba's Feet.'

-- Mr. M.Radhakrishnan Nair.

(As sent by Mr. Radhakrishnan Nair on e-mail to Mr. B.Parvatala Rao on 26.05.2004.)