ಅಂಧೋಪಿ ದಿವ್ಯ ದೃಷ್ಟಿಸ್ಸ್ಯಾದೇಡಮೂಕೋಪಿ ವಾಕ್ಪತಿಃ |
ಪೂರ್ಣಾಯುಃ ಪೂರ್ಣಸಂಪತ್ತಿಃ ಸ್ತೋತ್ರಸ್ಯಾಸ್ಯ ಜಪಾದ್ಭವೇತ್ || ೨೪ ||
अंधोपि दिव्य दृष्टिस्स्यादेडमूकोपि वाक्पतिः ।
पूर्णायुः पूर्णसंपत्तिः स्तोत्रस्यास्य जपाद्भवेत् ॥ २४ ॥
aMdhOpi divya dRuShTissyAdEDamUkOpi vAkpatiH |
pUrNAyuH pUrNasaMpattiH stOtrasyAsya japAdBavEt || 24 ||
By reciting this stotra, a person, if blind, will regain eyesight; if deaf, will regain hearing; and if dumb, will regain speech. He will live up to the full human age of 100 and will gain immense wealth. (24)
As I read these lines, tears running down my face, I continued reciting this stotra. Kept asking our Beloved Rayaru to make this stotra come true, and help cure Dad’s Age-Related Macular Degeneration. My Father was diagnosed with Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Jan 2009 while he went for a regular eye check-up.
Macular Degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss among older people. It causes damage to the macula, a small spot near the center of the retina and the part of the eye needed for sharp, central vision, which lets us see objects that are straight ahead. In some people, Macular Degeneration advances so slowly that vision loss does not occur for a long time. In others, the disease progresses faster and may lead to a loss of vision in one or both eyes. People who smoke, who don’t exercise, and ones who have High Blood pressure and High Cholesterol are at greater risk.
My Father has none of the above, and is as fit as any teenager. He has never ever smoked, never had high-blood pressure or High Cholesterol, and eats the most healthy diet. He walks miles and miles and can run any marathon even at this age. So, once we heard this news, we were in shock, and disbelief.
The internet helped us a lot, I collected tons of information online and kept advising my Dad about diet which could assist. Dad followed everything I asked him to religiously.
He started visiting the best hospitals in Bangalore. He was given Eye injections to inject drugs into the eye. It is a really painful procedure. Each injection and the procedure following the injection cost thousand of rupees. The same Ophthalmologist who was giving injections, all of a sudden decided they needed to do Laser Eye Surgery. This Surgery they said was key and would help cure Macular Degeneration. The Hospital also insisted they do the surgery as early as possible and that it would cost around 1 and 1/2 lakh rupees. I collected all the information from Mom & Dad and researched thoroughly and found out that this surgery was not going to work where the bleeding had already happened. A part of the email I sent was as such ” Laser Eye Surgery for Age Related Macular Degeneration aims to obliterate the subretinal neovascular membranes that form prior to their bleeding so as to prevent bleeding and scar formation. Once bleeding has occurred, laser eye surgery for AMD is not usually useful.”
I asked my Parents to not get this surgery, however inside I was in so much fear. Dad and Mom listened to me like the words came from God. I was scared, and that’s when I kept praying to our beloved Rayaru and asked him to help one of his greatest devotee who had sincerely all his life recited the above stotra. I kept asking our Rayaru” How could he have done this to my Father?”. Show your miracle, stall the process and let him continue with his life as any other person does.
Dad went to many different Doctors and kept getting the Injections. It took many years though, finally Dad is now at a position where the damage which has been done to the right eye remains as is, but he is still able to see clearly with his left eye. This year, he also had surgery for Cataract. We all knew the struggle Dad went through, and how even my Mom struggled with him. She took care of him like a devoted wife, cleaning his eyes, giving him regular medicines, applying eye drops, accompanying him to the hospital and back. Mom kept praying to our beloved Rayaru, she performed many sevas and attributes the change in Dad’s condition to Rayaru as well.
Like they say, “God tests his devotees more than anyone else”. Test us and our family, yes he has. Each and every time, we have held him and his feet even more stronger.
Last but not least, our Rayaru once again showed to us that when you recite his stotra, he will definitely bless you. The one and only thing you need to have is utter faith in HIM. And our Father showed that he had that FAITH IN OUR BELOVED RAYARU.