‘ధనం ఉన్న వారు కాదు పెద్ద మనుషులు, పెద్ద మనసు ఉన్న వారు నిజమయిన పెద్ద మనుషులు’, said Sri Ahobila Ramanuja Jeeyar Swami.
On a mission to invite everyone and spread the word of Ramanujacharya, Sri Ahobila Ramanuja Jeeyar Swami went to Pedha Shahpur thanda near the JIVA campus in Sri Ram Nagar. They heard from Swami about the 1048 Kunda Yagna as part of Ramanuja Sahasrabdi celebrations in the months of March and April 2018. This Yagna requires 1,60,000 Kgs of pure ghee. They announced their contribution of 30,000 rupees worth of pure ghee to be used in the Yagna. More than 100 youngsters happily and willingly registered to volunteer during those days in the asram for any kind of service. These people are all lambadis and primarily low income families. But, They are the ones with ‘Rich hearts’! Don’t you think so?
It is believed that a squirrel began to do its part in order to quickly build the bridge so that Sri Rama and Sitha Devi are back together. It was the love-filled thought behind the act which made the squirrel an inspiration for anyone who can do at least a small bit for a huge great endeavour such as this! An endeavour that is selfless and is aimed at enriching the lives of everyone who wants to achieve the prime purpose of life through Ramanujacharya’s teachings.
According to sastras, it is through Agni that we offer our thankfulness to the Lord for giving us every opportunity to live well, serve well and be the right instruments in the hands of the Lord. And thus, such Yagna will convey millions of people’s gratitude for giving us the Acharya, Ramanuja who has taught us the way to lead the current life while uncompromising on the essence of Vedic truths.