During the recent Global Gita Conference held at Datta Peetham, it’s convener, Dr. P. V. Nath from United Kingdom, who has translated Pujya Sri Swamiji’s biography into English, was talking to Pujya Gurudeva and Sri Bala Swamiji. He mentioned that parrots of Shuka Vana are able to say “Rama”, “Datta” and other words but might not be able to say “Hari Om Tat Sat”. His wife immediately said that Gurudeva can achieve it if he wishes to.
Ram, the African Grey Parrot was born in Shuka Vana in Mysore Ashrama. It was being taken care by Smt. Lalita & Sri. G. Satyanarayana inside Ashrama. Even after the bird was an year old, it had not started speaking. When it was brought to Sri Swamiji, He took the parrot in His hand and told the bird that it will be sent away from Ashrama if it does not speak. Instantly, it said “Datta”. A little later, it said “Hari Om Tat Sat”. Now, Ram says “Om Namah Shivaya” and other Namas. It is indeed a blessed bird, having got Akashara Abhyasa from Pujya Sri Swamiji. Sri Swamiji remembers Dr. Nath’s wish and conveys his blessings and good wishes to Dr. Nath, his wife and the volunteers of Shuka Vana.