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RAMA'S THOUGHTS | 5.06 | PT001 TO PT006

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IN WOODS OF GOD REALIZATION | VOLUME V | RAMA राम

|| RAMA'S THOUGHTS | 5.06 | PT001 TO PT006 ||

|| 06 | RAMA'S THOUGHTS | RTS | PART 001 ||

It has , thus , been said in Sama Veda .

" The wise , after relinquishing this world , attain immortal life . " ( Kain Upanishad Mantra 2 )

A Hindi poet says :

" The one who gifts away one's head , drinks the nectar of Love . The greedy one cannot give away one's head , but renders mere lip-service to Love . "


IN WOODS OF GOD REALIZATION | VOLUME V | RAMA राम

|| 06 | RAMA'S THOUGHTS | RTS | PART 002 ||

A Persian poet says the same :

" Until you put your head under the saw , like a comb , you cannot play with the tresses of the Beloved . "

" Until your ego is crushed like a powder under pestle of knowledge , you cannot catch the eyes of the Beloved . "

" Until you are pierced through with a thin wire like a pearl , you cannot adorn the ears of your Beloved . "

" Unless you are plucked from the branch like a flower , you cannot enjoy the company of the Beloved . "

" Until your body is reduced into dust to be later converted unto a peg , you cannot touch the ruby-like lips of your Beloved . "

" Unless you get your head chopped under the knife like the feather pen , you cannot be touched by the fingers of the Beloved . "

" Until you are ground into a paste like henna leaves under the pestle of knowledge , you cannot reach the soles of the feet of the Beloved . "

" The eyes which do not appreciate GOD’s beauty are to be cursed . "

" The heart is dead which does not dedicate itself to the service of the holy preceptor . "

" O ! Your life is the embodiment of Love . Therefore , identify yourself with Love .

To cultivate indifference to Ego ( pride or selfishness ) , to dedicate one’s life in the quest of the Beloved , not to care for the sufferings which one is subjected to in the quest of the Beloved , and to merge one’s self with the Beloved are the things which lead to the Realization of the Self . "


IN WOODS OF GOD REALIZATION | VOLUME V | RAMA राम

|| 06 | RAMA'S THOUGHTS | RTS | PART 003 ||

In the Bible it has been said :

" Whosoever shall save one's life , shall lose it , and whosoever shall lose one's life shall save it . "

" Give away your life and be one with the Beloved .
Give away your head and become Ruler among people ;
Climb the scaffold and achieve the goal , like Mansoor . "

" Remove the veil of ego from your face
And dazzle the sun and the moon . "

A poet says :

" The Lark is in Love with Thee and so is the Sarva tree which stands in obeisance to Thee ,

The nightingale is enamoured of , and the roses are mad after Thee . "


IN WOODS OF GOD REALIZATION | VOLUME V | RAMA राम

|| 06 | RAMA'S THOUGHTS | RTS | PART 004 ||

GIVE UP EGO AND BECOME GOD

OBJECTION : Can a drop become a river ? How can a part claim to be the whole ? It appears that we can never attain GODhood .

RAMA : Firstly , you treat yourself to be different from what you really are . You are virtually committing suicide . You think yourself to be confined to your body alone , which you are certainly not .

Secondly , you presume GOD to be something quite different from the all-pervading Reality , treating IT as something personal , finite and limited and other than your real self .

This is not the way to realize Truth .

Of course , you have first to understand what you really are and then alone you will be able to realize GOD .

You will , then , instantly enjoy the sweetness of eternal bliss and attain perfect equanimity . All your doubts will , then , be cleared .

The names and the attributes that so and so , holding one degree or the other , belonging to this caste or that , engaged in this occupation or that , resident of this place or that , etc , do not constitute you .

In Vedanta this is known as ego . You are not this egoistic self . Your ego is not the Atma ( the Self ) .

Your ego is , in fact , an obstacle in realising GOD .

When the Self-realized person says , " I AM GOD " , it does not mean little self nor does it mean personal God ( finite and having qualities ) .

Not understanding the true impact of the assertion , the common person takes it as a sin .

Pride of the little self is not your real Self .

What Vedanta aims at is the eradication of this sense of meum et tuum ( mine and thine ) and to make you rise above your ego .


IN WOODS OF GOD REALIZATION | VOLUME V | RAMA राम

|| 06 | RAMA'S THOUGHTS | RTS | PART 005 ||

A bard visited the court of a Ruler and recited a poem in honor . It was in Persian and the opening line was as under :

" O Ruler ! May the crown of wealth adorn your forehead from the beginning of creation to the doomsday ie , for all time . "

The Ruler did not know Persian . The poem was really a nice one . In appreciation of the fine piece of literature , the Ruler ordered the poet to be duly recompensed by monetary reward .

Upon this , the court poet became intensely jealous , and asked the new poet to paraphrase the lines of the poem . While the new poet was doing so , the court poet interrupted at a point which seemed to have an adverse interpretation , to prove that the verse contained some derogatory remarks against the Ruler , and the visiting poet was asked to stop .

This interpretation , though wrong , infuriated the Ruler , who muttered in anger ,

" How do you dare say so ? "

The poor visiting poet was nonplussed and it became a problem for the poet to save one's own skin .

Similarly , O the ruler of the body ( the human being ) the Vedas are singing praises in thy honour . Do not misinterpret them . They say :

" The Soul is divine , ie , BRAHMAN . Thou are That . "

Do not discard this Divine Truth due to egoism and false pride .

Says a poet :

" Like others , do not make the Quran a trap of deceit and mockery . "

By denying the Real Truth , do not belittle the sacred Vedas and degrade your own Self .

The above story has been described differently as well .

While the visiting poet was paraphrasing the line , the visiting poet could read from the demeanour of the court poet that the intention was just to humiliate .

The visiting poet , therefore , pointing to the court poet , recited that part of the verse loudly in a manner so as to mean ,

" O cynic ( fault seer ) thou be cursed " .

The court poet was then humiliated and kept quiet .

Be that as it may , the Vedas have condemned the ego , born of ignorance .


IN WOODS OF GOD REALIZATION | VOLUME V | RAMA राम

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In the following verse of Bhagwat Gita ( Chapter 3.37 ) , it has been said :

" All actions have their origins in the qualities of the Nature . Under egoistic influence , the little self attributes them to itself , thinking , ' I am the doer ' . "

Also a Persian poet says :

" The one who is unaware of GOD and does not know The True Self , thinks that all actions are performed by one . One is a victim of ignorance . One's madness is at its height . Such a state is to be lamented . "

Says an English writer :

" . . . . . . . . . . . One
By egoism demented , think oneself
The doer of those acts which are performed
Throughout by Nature's qualities . "

Do not be subservient to egoistic passions . Shun the idea of your separate entity . Under the impulse of ego , neither degrade yourself , nor consider GOD as finite or other than yourself .

The greatest misconception all the world over is that the Self ( Soul ) which is beyond mind and intellect , is being put into the same category as sense objects . The Soul , as such , is free of attributes . But due to ignorance , they treat It as having attributes .

For example , the life of all the living beings , including those of the animals , birds and human beings , is sustained by the sun .

The eyes see , because of the sun's light , the hands and the feet get their energy to work from the sun . The commotion on the Earth is due to the sun's energy .

Food for the human is produced in the fields due to the sun . The moonlight is in reality the reflection of the sun's light . The energy in the oil and the fuel to burn and to give light is drawn from the sun .

In short , whatever life is on this Earth is due to the sun .

A Sanskrit Shloka says :

" It is due to the sun's light that the human sits , moves about , works and returns home . "

The source of power for all the movements of the human limbs and the muscles to do any work , good or bad , is the sun . But none holds the sun responsible for any work , good or bad .


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