He received upadesa of Rama Naama from his father and wandered all over the country. We find that he was never touched by anger.

Nama Article 15th September 2013

 

Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

Samarta Ramadas attained lots of ‘shakti’ due to incessant japa of Sri Ram Jaya Ram Jaya Jaya Ram. While reading the charitra of Papa Ramadas in ‘In search of God’ I feel that it is verily the charitra of a true Mahan. Mahans’ charitraas are open book. He received upadesa of Rama Naama from his father and wandered all over the country. We find that he was never touched by anger. Who gets angry? Only one who has ‘ahankaara’ (pride/egotistic). One who thinks great of himself expects respect from others. One who has no ego does not expect respect for others. Mahatmas do not get angry. We may say that we do not expect respect. When we visit a home, the host receives us warmly and we tell him, “Why all these formality of welcoming me?” But, when there is no such welcome during our next visit we feel hurt or atleast wonder why the host has not come out to receive us. If these words of ours were true we would not bother the next time that we were not formally received. The moment such a thought arises it shows our inner desire for recognition. This is only because of holding the ego ‘I’. Therefore, we nurture the desire that others should worship us, respect and honour us.

 

In Papa Ramadas life we find that he visits Pandaripura. There is always Satsang in this keshtra. When Papa Ramadas visits the Satsangh, which is being conducted like a big mela, a Sadhu abuses him. The Sadhu says, “He knows nothing but has taken to ochre robe” and showers further abuses. How does Papa Ramadas react? He listens smilingly. Later, when he is asked to address the gathering, Ramadas tells, “All that was said about me by him is true, indeed! He has spoken the truth (about me).” This is the sign of having attained ‘anubhooti’ (Bhagavat saakshaatkaara).

 

Once while traveling in a crowded train, luggages were thrown on Papa Ramadas and he was kicked about. Just a little while earlier his devotees had honoured him with worship. He said that the body that had received ‘poorna kumbha’, sandal paste and garland should also take the kicks! This is the sign of a Mahatma. Honour and disrespect are accepted with equanimity. Gita speaks of treating heat and cold, joy and sorrow, honour and abuse with (‘seethoshnah’, ‘sukha-dukheeshu’, ‘maana-avamaanah’) equanimity of mind. This can be seen only in Mahatamas. They truly accept everything with equanimity. Their bhaava in accepting these, their maturity in accepting these is not found in us.

 

Please check these: Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

 

 

Anger is an outburst of emotions, which are nothing but thoughts in the mind. Mind can be controlled by dealing with the situation from a practical standpoint with 'viveka' or discrimination.

 

If we put some ant-repellant around the sweets, the ants cannot get inside to the sweets. Similarly, lust, anger and fear would constantly pester our mind. We cannot avoid the attack of these on our mind by our intelligence.

 

'Do you think that this beggar was angry? This beggar never gets angry. He is not angry at all. This beggar is doing only good to him

 

O my soul, remember thy God, thy years are rolling by without His sacred name

 

In the field of battle the fight has begun in right earnest and passion, anger, pride and ambition are the foes to be fought.

 

When a disciple sheds all the adverse modes of the mind like kama (desire), krodha (anger) etc. and completely leads his life with the clear understanding that it is the Guru who is running his life

 

Leaving the desires and anger, bless me to sing your divine names.

 

Repeat His name, and sins will disappear. Thus you will destroy lust, anger, the desire for creature comforts, and so on

 

There are passion and anger too like two huge mountains on either side. Without the Master, who can show the path?

 

Just as soap cleanses the cloth of its impurities, so also the mantra is a spiritual soap cleansing the mind. Just as fire cleanses gold of its impurities, so also mantra cleanses the mind of its impurities.

 

Wash out the thoughts of Concupiscence, anger, pride, greed and attachment from your mind.

 

Vaishnav is the one who has been addicted to the elixir of the name of God

 

Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :

 

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare

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