|issue number one - September, 2000
Tribute to Frank Maiello
coming back to town this afternoon and scanning the
e-mails on Advaitin, I discovered that our friend and
brother Sri Frank Maiello will be somewhat limiting his
internet contributions to the Advaitin list due to
certain conditions of the body. Sri Frankji had told us
before in some posts of the horrific pain he has
experienced at times, but many were not aware and did not
suspect the extent of it. This is particularly so because
there is a wonderful quality of reasoning, wisdom, and
acceptance in Frank's posts. And Sri Frankji, always with
the purest intent and awareness and gestures of profound
love, points at the highest Truth.
Frank is a brother devotee of the Sage of Arunachala and
holds a special place in my heart. I love Frank dearly
even though we have never physically met. Some time ago,
Frankji told me of a video tape he had of Sri Ramana and
offered to send it to me from Florida where he resides.
He said I could watch it as many times as I liked and
then could send it back at my convenience. I was moved by
the gesture and at first was reluctant to accept such a
precious gift which is so dear to my brother Frank. I
also did not wish it to be lost in the mail or anything
as well. Finally, I accepted the gift. You can imagine my
delight to find the video tape in my mailbox a few days
later with a beautiful handwritten line from Frank.
Well, how I watched the documentary video on the Sage
Ramana with rapt attention many times over again with
tears in my eyes and thought of Sri Frank's kindness and
I pray that Sri Frankji's suffering and pain and that of
his wife at seeing him suffer be minimized. We send our
love. I know others join me in this prayer as well.
Frankji, you are always in our heart, forever.
For those who do not know this modern day sage and the
leading exponent of clear and radical nondualism, the
following URL will take you there. You will see there Sri
Frankji's face glowing with light. There is also a
picture of Sri Frankji with his beautiful wife.
Love to all,
letter originally appeared in HarshaSatsangh