An inspired poem about Shree Ram … Grateful to beloved Gurujans

Please click the link below to hear the audio of this poem (recorded on smart phone and linked to Evernote.com with tag shreeraminspired).

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This poem was inspired by reading Swami Ji Maharaj’s prayers in Bhakti Prakash and listening to them from Pujya Dr. Maharaj Ji in satsang and his discourses recorded on Shreeramsharnam’s website.

Of course by Param Guru Jai Jai Ram who is the real doer.

Why are we attached to mind, its not ours – our Gurujans say

Man kahan hai?  Kya veh hamare ango jaisa hai?  (Where is mind, is it like parts of our body?)

There is only one cosmic mind – Our Gurujans

Our mind is just a bundle of thoughts.

Yet mind is where we do our puja … mind is the one that needs to be transformed.  Soul is pure (Main shudh atma hoon as mentioned by Swamiji Maharaj in Bhakti Prakash).  Swamiji Maharaj also says that,”Main mukt atma hoon” (I am a liberated soul).  So mind is not free or liberated from the thoughts of the world or the body consciousness.  That is why we do dhyan (concentration).

Pujya Dr. Vishwa Mitter Ji Maharaj says, “Dhyan kamzoron ka kaam nahin hai, Dhayan shoorveeron ka kaam hai”  (Concentration is not for the weak-minded people but for the brave ones).

Energizing our practice – learning from Amritvani and Bhakti Prakash

As a curious child who is just beginning to learn from an accomplished teacher, we can learn from our Gurujans while having a bhavana of a child, as our Gurujans have demonstrated in their relationship with Lord Ma.

Priye! Prabhu ke naam ko, bhaj le dhar kar dhyan

Avsar manav janam ka,  chintamani sam jaan.   (Bhakti Prakash – Man ko Probodhan – page 172 -10)

Shree Swamiji Maharaj says in Amritvani ….

Manka hai Ram Naam ka aisa, chinta-mani paaras-mani jaisa.

Let us restart our lives, energize it with Ram Naam from today onwards with an attitude of a young child doing with love and enthusiasm.

Loving Chaitanaya Bhav, Gyaan, and Ram

Over and over our Gurujans have described in their granths, pravachans, and have sung about chaitanaya bhav, gyan, and loving Ram by doing jap, simran, seva, sanyam, and satsang.

Ram Naam Jab Jage Abhang, Chetan-Bhav Jage Sukh Sang ….

Ram Naam Sudha-Ras Saagar, Ram Naam Gyaan-Gun Aagar ….

Ram Simran Sab Se Ooncha, Ram Shakti Sukh Gyaan Samoocha ….              (Amritvani)

Is that happening in our lives – are we experiencing that love?

Most of us will probably answer  – NO, or not enough.  How do we do that … simply listen to our Gurus and follow their direction.   Swamiji Maharaj and our Gurujans ask us to do, “adhik se adhik jaap karo”, but we do not pay attention to that and keep on trying to fulfill our wish list, desires, or kamanas, instead.

We are instructed to study Gitaji, and Ramayanji, instead we read novels and filmi magazine, watch TV and waste our time.

In Bhakti Prakash, Swamiji Maharaj points to us that, “Ram Prem Swaroop” hai.  That prem bhavana will surely rise in us if we do jap with love, remember Ram’s gun with love, and serve Ram’s human beings, and other beings with love.  So loving Ram means loving Divine Love.  Love is complete in itself.

Let us not lose hope, instead, have full faith in Ram Naam and in our Gurujans’ teachings.   Ram is always there to help, woh to ang-sang hai.  Ram Naam to taar deta hai, Ram ka kaam hi sab ko Ram banana hai – baaki tau choti-moti baaten hain.

Be inspired, be chaitnaya bhav (not deh bhav), love Gyaan, Love Ram, and most of all – let us serve our Gurujans in every way possible.

Learning from Bhakti Prakash and our Guru

Shree Swamiji Maharaj in Prarthan Pushpanjali shares with  us how to pray:

Buddhi Chit dau fefre – merre rahen arog,

Tere prem supawan ka – kar ke shubh upbhog.  (Bhakti Prakash Page 17  – 7)

[My intellect,  consciousness, and two lungs may remain disease-free,

By receiving  Your Divine Love (…Oh merciful, Supreme Being).]

(Above is only a sadhak’s understanding and translation in English and does not convey the full meaning of what Swamiji Maharaj writes in Hindi)

With Sadguru Maharaj’s grace we can receive this love by doing simran (reciting Ram Nam while keeping it’s meaning in mind).

Most sadhaks would agree that putting forth a little effort in keeping the lungs healthy by brisk walking, pranayam, or some other form of exercise that nourishes the body and mind may help us in our practice .. specially in dhyan.

Swamiji Maharaj has even dedicated a few pages to Kaya Shodhak Pranayam in Bhakti Prakash.  Those who have attended Sadhana Satsangs with Pujya Shree Dr. Vishwa Mitterji Maharaj may have seen him taking brisk walks in Haridwar and elsewhere.

Ram Ram Ji.

Connection – Raja Janak in Bhakti Prakash and Pravachan

In Bhakti Prakash and in all his granths Shree Swamiji Maharaj’s probably touches hearts of many sadhaks.

In Janak Gyan:

When Guru Yagavalkaya asks Raja Janak to give him his mind as dakshina he agrees. Then Raja Janak says that Vaasanas are still there in the mind and his mind is unstable, etc.

Guru replies,”This daan/dakshina is not complete – now that mind is mine …. be careful of any paap karam and do your duties”

This also is mentioned by our gurujans in their pravachans that we do not fully surrender our mind to Shree Ram, once the mind is surrendered totally, there is not much else left to surrender.