Inspiration from Ms. Gomathy
 1. Don't we desire to see Bhagavan in person when we worship him at home or in the temple?

2. It is a difficult question. Here is the story of a hunter that bears witness to the faith that anything is possible with true devotion and determination.

3. Padmapāthar went to the forest for Tapas to see Lord Narasimhar in person. That was before he became the devotee of Ādhisaṇkara. One day, a hunter came upon him and saw him in Tapas under a tree with closed eyes but without eating or sleeping. The hunter addressed the Paramapāthar, "Swamy, why are you sitting here still with no sleep or food. Don't you have any other place to go? You are in a jungle where carnivores roam. They can attack you anytime. Let me take you to a safe place in the nearby village."
Padmapāthar told him, "I am doing Tapas so I can see the divine chimera, Lord Narasimha, (the Man-Lion with lion's head and man's body).

The hunter: ''I had been a forest dweller for decades and am proud to say I know all animals in the woods. I have never seen an animal like it. Padmanāthar explained to the hunter who Narasimhar was. He promised to the Tapasvin and said, "Swamy, I will find this exotic animal and produce it for you before sundown. Paramapāthar felt sorry for the hunter for his ignorance.

4. The Tapasvin thought the hunter was a spiritual ignoramus. The hunter took leave of him and was on his way in search of the mystic animal. He roamed the forest, looked into every nook and cranny but did not find the alien animal. His thoughts were only on Lord Narasimhar. Like the Tapasvin, he did not care about his thirst, hunger, or physical fatigue. He was in the pursuit of Narasimhar. He looked into the caves, the bushes, the ravines, and the coves. The sunset was imminent, the time he promised he would find the Man-Lion. Narasimhar was nowhere. He thought of not finding the strange Man-Lion as a blow to his efforts and determination. He felt miserable, not seeing the animal and not keeping the word he gave to the Tapasvin. He worshipped and pleaded with his Kula Deivam, "O Murugā! Please show me the animal before sundown so I can take it to the Tapasvin before dark." The animal was nowhere in sight. He got up on a massive rock in frustration and wanted to jump off the cliff. That feeling of duty and desire to keep his word and promise to the Tapasvin moved Nārāyaṇa himself.

5. Narasimhar appeared before the hunter as a chimera in the appearance of Man-Lion. The hunter rejoiced at the appearance of Narasimhar and tied him down with vines. Bhagavan, beyond the comprehension, Darsan and grasp of the Vedists and Tapasvins, lent himself tied down because of persistence and sincerity of purpose by the hunter and his forthright behavior. He brought Bhagavan Narasimhar all bundled up in vines before Padmapāthar and said, "Swamy! Look-see. Here is Narsimhar, whom you asked for." But the Tapasvin did not see the Man-Lion Avatar, but the vines were visible to him. The Tapasvin derisively laughed at the hunter, saying, "Hey, hunter! Bhagavan refuses to appear before me, the great Tapasvin, though I perform severe austerities. Why would he let himself be tied by you?" Before the Tapasvins roaring laughter subsided, an ethereal voice boomed, saying, "Padmapāthā! The hunter roamed the forest with one object in his mind, 'I will find the Man-Lion. He was ready to give up his life for not seeing me. You were in Tapas, unsure whether I would appear before you. How could I be visible to someone like you who dithers and dawdles? The Tapasvin felt shame he could not see what the hunter saw. Later, he met Ādhisaṇkara and attained spiritual wisdom.

6.Paranthāman came running to rescue the wailing elephant.

7. Faith and devotion are not mere words or passion. Satyam, commitment, and endeavor will help us obtain Darsan.