MY GURU AND RAM NAAM PHILOSOPHY
the writer, Gautam Chatterjee remain
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Swamiji Satyanandji Maharajji propounded the mode of spiritual cultivation
of RAM NAAM through simple method of Constant Remembrance or Simran or
sumiran, Raam Naam Jaap and Dhyan. All these with swadhay or self study is
done in Sadhna Satsang that paves the path for spiritual elevation. Ram is
Mahamantra, its an eternal entity. Ram is Nirakar Raam or Formless singular
Omnipotent. Raam is Naad or Sound. Raam is Jyoti or eternal light. In Ram
Naam sadhana there is no ritual or prashad aur offering. The whole concept
of Ram Upasana is Bhav Upasana.
Total philosophy of Ram Naam is encoded in Shree Amritvani which was divine
creation. Through regular melodious rendering one can attend the ecstasy of
Spiritual Sublimity. Through crores of Raam Naam jaap one not only wash of
one’s aberrations but get the sublime connect with divinity. Raam Naam
philosophy is matter of connecting the deeper self within and relates the
self to the wider divine context. Ram Naam as spiritual practice offers
realizations and revelations within as RAM is Param Guru who is Divine
Destiny and eternal guide as well.
All alone on a Full Moon evening I was given Diksha by
Swamiji Dr Viswa Mitterji Mararajji in his room (Ground Floor inner room).
Then after I wrote few lines and placed before him.
It is just a NOSTALGIA. I am sharing...
as if I am talking to my guru once again....
our MAHARISHI Swamiji Dr Vishwa Mitterji Maharaj Shree
by Dr. Gautam Chatterjee
It was Purnima
the 12th January,1998
My date with my Guru.
His blessings, His radiance
His celestial sound
took me for eternal bathing!
It was brilliance of light
as if touchable, feel-able.
It was Ram in varying frequency
explored the ether within
the pronunciation and
the phonetic pulses
took me for a swim
nay, swing in HIS lap!
I found myself
amidst the light and sound
For me it was Bliss
I could not utter
nay,never wanted to speak
as if my speechlessness
was the only communication.
Peace remained within
I forgot to talk aloud
or do emotional outbursts.
synchronised with my
I merge and swim
in Ram, for my celestial destiny.
I have lost myself
and named myself again
Ramansha,a part of
all mighty, all pervading
My guru and He--Sri RAAUM.
I shall wait ....
I want to participate in
Prepare me for that
My Guru. My only one.
Hereafter I tossed again and again on ‘Ram Naam Dhuli’ but
being the worst and unworthy disciple I fumbled again and again in my
spiritual course. Yet, every time I was lifted by my Param Guru as a mother
lifts her crying child fallen on the ground with deepest touch of care, love
I must admit most of my debacles are due
to materialistic pressure and my spiritual journey was halted again and
again like a passenger Train halting at every station. Nevertheless, after
my Diksha I felt always blessed, possessed, guided and protected all the
time. The concept of utterance of ‘Ram Naam’ created a linkage within myself
which finally became the communication mode with my Guru. I recall in Greek
mythology there were references of communication through ‘cosmic mind’. All
these years I used to think its something practicable at very higher plane
and not achievable by mortal like us! But in the post diksha state I
discovered that it was possible and if one is serious and dedicated then one
can hear, see and smell the aroma associated with Guru. I know you are
sciptical, but I am narrating what I saw and felt and for me this is an
unquestionable phenomenon! Today science has proved that sound has creative
and uncreative energy of all kind. But as a Sadhak I can say that ‘Sonic’
Ram in uttered and unuttered state creates a celestial linkage and Guru is
also accessible through this system of communication.
After installing the ‘sound icon’ within,
the manifestive string of Raum Raum uttered at different frequency creates
the harmony of natural law within and outside! And once our body and mind is
inter-knitted with ‘Ram Ram’ like the beads of sonic garland then anything
is possible. And I have experienced few of them!
From textual tradition it is learnt that
Swamiji Maharaj Satyanandji always stressed on character building as a
mandatory aspect for any Sadhak! So is emphasized by Maharishi Swamiji Dr
Viswa Mitterji Maharajji who said that if one does constant japa then only
one can actually control the negative qualities of life!
Well! This is a fact and I have
experimented with it! I can vouch that all given negatives of our nature
would take a backseat if one is serious, honest and effortlessly practice
the Ram Ram Japa which gradually becomes Ajapa Japa and Ram Ram resounds
within oneself even in deep sleep! In this state even the latent ‘negatives
never dream to wake up’! The series of E books on Ram Naam Chitta Sadhana
highlights many aspects of Ram Naam Philosophy and unfolds mysticism as