on Vyas Purnima
Today, is an auspicious day in our
religion to show gratitude to our Gurus our spiritual guides - who have
implanted the seed of Ram Mantra in our inner-most recesses of heart, who
have dispelled the darkness of ignorance with scriptures composed by them,
who have taught the art of living a blissful, calm and serene life by
their described spiritual methodology, who have showed us the beacon light
with their spiritual talks or discourses. This day is meant for
remembering the spiritual relation between the Guru and Shishya (Disciple)
and remembering the promises given to Guru during initiation (Nam-Diksha).
Whatever has been said by my Gurus, repeating their sayings and again
taking a vow to follow and imbibe their commands, instructions and
preachings in our lives, we offer the flowers of devotion and reverence at
their lotus feet.
This consciousness - that 'the
most auspicious Maha-mantra Ram-Naam dwells in my heart' - should
become stronger every day. Sadhak should have incessant faith that
Shree Ram is inherent in 'name' itself. God is present in his name.
Now my heart is the throne of God. My body is the temple of Shree Ram
in which resides the effulgent and brilliant Supreme being. He
eternally protects me and all my spiritual practices (efforts) are
being automatically accomplished with the Grace of Shree Ram on their
own accord. When I have surrendered my self wholly at the feet of
Shree Ram, I have nothing to worry about any more.
The Sadhak (the spiritual
aspirant) should be firmly resolved in this that the way medicine
cures the ailing body, similarly Ram-Naam is cleansing me of all my
imperfections, my inhibitions, my mistakes and my impure and sinful
The seed of Ram-Naam-tree has
been implanted in the soil of my heart. The buds, leaves, flowers and
fruits will keep blossoming in the form of my success and
accomplishments. My duty is to have faith in the Grace of Shree Ram
Remember, the Grace of God
descends only on him who takes (chants) the name of Lord with ardent
devotion, who meditates and contemplates with concentrated mind, who
relies on Ram-Naam with ardent love, considers the "worship of
Name" to be the foremost and complete spiritual practice.
For a lay man, Ram-Naam seems
only a "word" and chanting of name, repetition of that word
only, but the devotee of "Name" should consider it the
uncomparable means of "inner-development, self awakening, self
improvement, removing of all impurities, doubts and false super
impositions and destruction (annihilation) of all sins and
"Ram-Naam Jab Jage
Chetan-Bhaav Jage Sukh
Granthi Avidyaa Toote
Ram-Leela Kee Khile
Constant recital of Ram-Naam awakens
us to the truth: 'I am the Soul' with great sense of joy, as opposed to
the illusion born of ignorance 'I am the Body'. Indeed, the bright light
of Ram-Naam dispels the dark clouds of ignorance filling our inner being
with abiding ecstasy and bliss.
Devotee of Ram-Naam realises his
true self. Where ever he is, God appears \ manifests Himself. compelled by
infinite devotion of the sadhak.
So a devotee should arouse,
invoke the name of Shree Ram in his inner self. He should realise that
while walking, sitting, standing, while doing the daily chores \
works, the devotee should experience the uninterrupted recitation of
holy Ram-Naam without making any conscious effort. Then understand
that there is awakening of self consciousness and the Mantra has
started yeilding the desired results and the Grace of God has
descended. The devotee is able to overcome the vicious circle of life
"Taarak Mantra Ram
Jis Kaa Sufal Apaar,
Is Mantra Ke Jaap Se,
Nishchaya Bane Nistaar"
"Ram-Mantra is the Redeemer
and Saviour which delivers our soul from the mortal bondage. Be sure
that rememberance of this Mahaa-Mantra leads to salvation, as well as
provides all round bliss, good fortune and God realisation and Oneness
with the Supreme Being".
We have given the word to our Guru,
that whatever may be the environment, where ever we are, how soever we
are, we will be reciting Ram-Naam, will be regularly sitting for
meditation, will be studying the scriptures written by them and will be
lovingly linked with each other through the medium of satsangs. Today
again we take a firm and solemn resolution to fulfill the promise and seek
their blessings that Lord's Grace should be on us eternally, by the mantra
bestowed by them, to acquire the highest state for which we have come.
Charan Vandana and heartiest
congratulations, auspicious and blissful wishes to the whole family of
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