Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Replies to Comments on the post "Announcement"

Here are the comments posted under "Announcement" and I will reply to them as I see appropriate:

1) Oliver Harvey said...

Yes please, Moorty! I think this would be a really interesting article to read, and I very much look forward to seeing it..I check back here now and again, and it was nice to read that you're planning a book too..
I hope your arms feel better...and allow you to write!
January 30, 2009 7:03 PM

Reply: Thanks. I went through a lot of health changes in the past couple of years. I seem to be managing ok currently. The book is really a put-together of the various posts in this blog.

2) Anonymous said...

Yes please continue publishing whatever you feel like writing. anything is fine
February 5, 2009 5:47 PM
Anonymous Individual said...

Write and share whatever you can ... If you likes it ..., but do take care of your good health, friend.

Reply: Thank you. I will try.

February 14, 2009 9:37 PM

3) Anonymous said...

Dear Sir,

My name is K. Srinivasan, age 39.I hope you are doing well. I had the opportunity to "see" UG and not "meet" him when i was 21. THis happened through a friend of mine, Giridhar who was 10-12 years elder to me, when we went to see UG in Chennai, Ashok Nagar. That was the only interaction, for about an hour and it dumbfounded me as I was brought up in the most orthodox religious ways. I believe it resulted only because of my limited efforts in constant namasmarana in my life, till that time, which brought about the chance to be in the presence of UG.

Now,so much for me. Since that time, for about 18 years, his was the only path which tormented me and kept my internal attention occupied, off and on, but my own inertia did not allow the fire to catch fully. I came to know about UG's passing away only in April 2010. This greatly unsettled me because when I was interacting with Giridhar, he mentioned clearly that UG had said in one of his conversations that he would depart this physical frame at the age of 98, 7 years after JK's passing away at 91 years(though knowing UG's sense of humour he would only have been kidding)and I was in the time warp thinking I would at least get one more audience with him. But this news landed on me as if someone had ripped apart a portion of me and really destroyed the complacence that there is ample time to die. I know there is no way out of this feeling. I am thankful to you for writing about his last few days. As long as we are part of the human species we cannot but identify physically and take part in grief and joy. May all of us die sooner and live thereafter to see our demise. God Bless.
May 3, 2010 4:32 AM

Reply: You are welcome.

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