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IN WOODS OF GOD REALIZATION | VOLUME V | RAMA राम

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Today , I happened to see a copy of a magazine — Sat Updesh — as if it came floating in the air .

It contained " A letter to the Emperor Rama " . I laughed heartily at it . However , I am answering the questions posed therein .


IN WOODS OF GOD REALIZATION | VOLUME V | RAMA राम

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QUESTION : Is it necessary for a saint to put on ochre coloured robes ?

RAMA : We often find a devoted heart under the coloured garb . It is also true that the GOD-intoxicated persons may generally be found in coloured garments . But , saintliness does not necessarily depend on coloured robes .

The real freedom of a person is in no way limited to any particular cult , religion or fashion .

Saintliness may be found in very high placed dignitaries , residing in grand palaces , and also in very poor persons , living in the humble huts .

The sun of freedom shines both on the high peaks of the sacred Himalayas , covered with snow , and the dirty waters in ditches and ponds .

When this light penetrates the strong prison walls , the unbreakable steel chains fall to pieces .

Such a GOD-intoxicated one roams about freely and fearlessly in the prison of this world dark with ignorance .

The sounds produced by the hoofs of the blue horse of such a saint is heard even in the eighth heaven .

People may be humming in the crowded streets below or they may be busy on the terrace above , yet the saint , studying any religious book in some corner , is not at all disturbed , lost in studies .

The saint is , as if , in seclusion , even though one may be in the thick of the hubbub , peacefully enjoying the solitude of a forest in the midst of hectic activity .


IN WOODS OF GOD REALIZATION | VOLUME V | RAMA राम

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The saint is going all alone . It is moonlit night or the dawn , and the pleasant breeze is blowing softly . All of a sudden , one feels that someone has joined one .

Who is it ? It is none else but the One without-a-second .
And , lo ! The saint is immediately lost in Divine ecstasy .

One might be traveling all alone in a railway compartment with all the rattling sound of the running wheels .

There might be none to talk to one , but no sooner than one shuts down the windows of the eyes , the Beloved quietly enters the heart and one is completely lost in meditation to enjoy the true delight or spiritual bliss .

A Hindi poet says :

" Those , who are lost in Self , throw away all their worries and anxieties in the Ganga or Divine Knowledge . "


IN WOODS OF GOD REALIZATION | VOLUME V | RAMA राम

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QUESTION : Does one become a saint by putting on ochre coloured garb ?

RAMA : Saint is one who is ever imbued with Divine Knowledge , so much so that one has no pride left , not even of being a saint .

One has no hatred against the modern inventions , nor any special love for antiquity .

The whole world is enlightened by one's Divine Light , so as to illume the path of progress .

If it is not so , one is like green fuel , which , on being burnt , gives only choking smoke to the annoyance of others .

Unless the fuel is dry , it will neither be ignited nor give light to others .

So , too , is the case with the saints .

If heart is not coloured ( changed ) , there is no use colouring the clothes . One can neither be useful to oneself nor of any good to others .

They say that before being ignited by the fire of Divine Knowledge , it is necessary for one to dry oneself ( like fuel wood ) by doing good deeds and living the dedicated and devotional way of life .

But Rama says that it is enough for the green fuel to be near the fire . It will , then , automatically be made dry in course of time .

It means that it is enough for those who have already taken to saintly life to remain in close contact with those of Divine Knowledge .

The mere company of such ones is sure to make them real saints .

But , let the small plants grow . If they do not attain the proper growth , they cannot be suitably fit for being used as good fuel .

The woolen cloth is made out of wool derived from the sheep . But let the wool first grow on the body of the sheep .

If , however , there is no wool on the sheep , how can you make woolen cloth ?


IN WOODS OF GOD REALIZATION | VOLUME V | RAMA राम

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Similarly , those persons whose thoughts are not yet mature are like tender plants . They are fit neither to be cut nor to be used as fuel .

Just as , if there is no wool on the body of a sheep , we cannot usefully utilize it .

So , too , the immature persons have to be allowed to develop maturity by following the path of righteous living in order to purify their hearts .

Let them first taste the results of their actions and , realize the unreality of the worldly attractions .

They will automatically turn towards the right path of renunciation and knowledge .

You know that the plant will grow according to the quality of its seed .

Lord Krishna saw that Arjuna had had the inner desire of " taking revenge " , but due to transitory sentiments , succumbed to the feelings of piety and narrow notions of " duty " . Arjuna was wavering and failed to decide what should be done and what not .

The seeds to know the Truthful path were engrained in Arjuna . Lord Krishna could clearly see this and , therefore , turned Arjuna away from temporary emotional thoughts of piety and prepared Arjuna , in accordance with deep rooted inherent tendency , to fight the enemies .

Well ! If you have eaten croton seeds , why should you have any objection , now , to face the consequences ?


IN WOODS OF GOD REALIZATION | VOLUME V | RAMA राम

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Similar is the case with the present day Indians in respect of facing the consequences of their past deeds . They entertain in their hearts the desires ( seeds ) of the twentieth century AD , yet they aspire to get the fruits of the twentieth century BC .

This is not possible . It is quite certain that you will have to suffer the consequences of your acts which emanate from your desires .

If we do not entertain the desires which are fulfilled by performing Rajsuya , Ashwamedha , Puran Mash , Agni Shtom and other old rituals ( yajnas ) , we need not celebrate them .

Today , we need to save ourselves from the exploitation of the advanced countries of Europe , America , Japan , Germany etc .

As such , India must exert itself to learn the knowhow of the western arts and industries , so that it may overcome the ever increasing shortage of necessities .

The Karma Kanda ( ritualistic custom ) has been changing with the times from country to country and will continue to change accordingly .

But Atma , the Reality , is immutable and unchangeable . Its Knowledge will , therefore , ever remain the same .

Those who are successful in discharging their duties wholeheartedly , according to their innate tendencies , in a selfless way , alone are entitled to acquire Divine Knowledge ( Please study the Bhagwad Geeta ) .


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