MY SONIC RAM --- MY
I, the writer,
Gautam Chatterjee remain
at the feet of
bow to thee million times!
remain my inspiration
all these life and death journey.
feel I am fallen soul
I play on your lap
merciful you are!
this life too
tested,twisted and tempted
for forty years
I got the shelter
Sri Ram Saranam.
shower of bliss
have allowed me
collect some gems
facilitated to swim
Dr Viswamitraji Maharaj
are guiding me to you---
bow to them
I chant or not
allow me to write
are meant for my brethren
are cruising with me
the Ram Naam ocean.
nothing to offer
you create again
remain only a pulse
I don’t recall since when ‘Sri Ram’
the celestial name besmeared my innerself! However, my spiritual quest began
when as a child I saw my Grandfather, his tiger-skin mat and the rupa
of Geru-Vastra Sanyasi of Paramartha Niketan School of thought
and my grandmother --the Sanyasini of Radha Krishna order --the Bhakti
Margi. My grandmother left certain notes which narrated the ‘Radha
Shyam Lila’,that sparked my spiritual quest silently. Since my
childhood I saw the most unorthodox devout in my mother who created her own
world of devalaya away from the hustle bustle of ‘Temple and Mantra’
of prevailing world. Yet,she remains a devout of naam of Shakti kind
in her own spiritual way.
In my early teens I used to frequent
many sacred corridors but nothing satisfied me. When I wrote the book ‘Sacred
Hindu Symbols’ I knocked at many doors asking for alms of knowledge.
Yet, to my inner self I remained unfulfilled. Of late wrote a book ‘Cosmic
Vishnu and his thousand names’ with my father and was perhaps the
unconscious beginning of understanding the philosophy of sacred name in the
context of cosmic dynamism! In this venture my father helped me throughout
My friend, Prem Singh, with whom I
shared many spiritual discussions over a decade, finally took me to SriRam
Saranam where I encountered the celestial bliss when I met Dr Viswamitraji
Maharaj,who scanned me through and through and showered his blessings.
I started frequenting him in SriRam
Saranam, New Delhi to steal a glimpse of him,though I was yet to get Diksha(initiation)!
I chanted ‘Ram Ram’ for long involuntarily and even experienced
celestial sight of seeing my would be Guru in broadday-light in the sky,when
mortally I was at my lowest ebb!
Before long, I finally disclosed about
on a Purnima day, to Maharajji Dr Viswamitraji that I had dreamt a
dream that he was giving me something .... I wondered what can that be!
Finally, I got an answer from within that the ‘gift’ is nothing but the
eternal Diksha of ‘Ram Naam’. Maharajji blessed and
readily gave me Diksha alone on the celestial Purnima day the 12th
January 1998. I felt I was the luckiest one, though being the most wretched
creature, and thus I was inducted into the most revered school of thought
O’ Gurudev please allow me to
quote hereunder the experiencing dynamics of my Diksha as
this was not only my initiation but also the beginning of my