Japa of Ram Mantra given by our most beloved Guru. We are doing Ram Ram while keeping its meaning in mind – Shree Ram is the source and infinite reservoir of all powers, Absolute Truth, Source of light/knowledge/consciousness whose true nature is to impart bliss.
The One who is infinite and who is present everywhere so He is as close to us as anything can be and even closer because He resides in us as the soul. Supreme Soul is the One that lives in each one of us as the soul, so says Pujya Vishwa Mitter Ji Maharaj.
With that bhavana or the attitude and feeling we must remember Ram, do the simran to be close to Shree Ram – always … we promised Pujya Swami Ji Maharaj that we will do that always and never give up.
Ram Ram Ji.
Guru never dies, shishya keep the Guru alive by living the Guru’s teachings. This is what Maharajji has said more than once.
Pujyya Shree Maharajji’s body was immersed in Neel Dhara, Haridwar on July 3rd, 2012 at 6:00 pm (IST).
Today is the day after Guru Purnima:
Now it is up to us individually to take at least one lesson
he has taught us and bring that into our life.
What will be that for you?
My personal favorite is on how to give up a negative habit.
In his discourse, Maharaji suggests that we can give up the habit for one day and then extend the same for another day and so on. He also tells us that mind needs to be totally cleansed and surrendered to Lord.
Best wishes to all sadhaks.
Ram Ram Ji.
Being humble is not easy, but look at the benefits of what we can get if we do. We have heard this message over and over and Pujya Maharajji also mentions this in his pravachan:
Tu jhuk ke chalya kar, ki jhukya nu Ram milde.
Water does not rest in high places, but only in the low
but if pride prevents you from bending, you will go thirsty (Source: http://www.Kabir.Ca)
If we want to bathe in the Ganga of Ram Naam, it is important for us to be humble. Where can we learn to be humble … only from those who are – such as our loving Gurujans and other Saints.
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There is One and only one Supreme Being. There is no use wasting our energy talking about or arguing with anyone about their faith, belief, etc, if they believe otherwise. Since there is only One, who is the Source of all and infinite reservoir of all powers so everyone is part and parcel of it, or essentially the same as the One. This is not our experience because in our mind we have numerous desires that keep us going in the opposite direction namely the world. All we have to do is turn our attention inward and connect with Shree Ram.
As our Gurujan advise us, we simply need to do 0ur sadhana to make our connection stronger. We have been given that connection in Naam Deeksha (Initiation by Sadguru). By doing dhyan/meditation twice a day, morning and evening we can reconnect with Supreme Being. Of course, we can do simran (remembering The Lord), japa, and selfless service to strengthen our connection.
For those who attended or watched live webcast of USA Open Satsang, they heard this message from our Pujya Dr. Vishwamitter Ji Maharaj, with love and glow on his face.
Jai Jai Ram to all Sadhaks.
A sadhak after years of sadhana was getting disappointed due to little spiritual growth. She said,
I was disappointed with not growing spiritually the way I expected to. My behavior towards others was not getting much better either. I could not too dhyan too well .. at the time of meditation my thoughts about the world were becoming stronger and stronger.
Somehow, I kept reciting Amritvani daily, little jap and simran, and with Ram Kripa (God’s Grace) I, once again got interested in doing sadhana with a new attitude. I owe this to my beloved Gurujans who have sowed the seeds of Ram Nam in my innermost being and they have finally begun to sprout. I will encourage everyone to never, never give up the sadhana no matter what happens.
Once Pujya Dr. Vishwamitter Ji Maharaj had said in his pravachan that:
Parmatma Kripa, Guru Kripa, and Granth Kripa is upon, what is missing is mun kripa (mind’s grace) and that is required.
Let us keep on practicing putting our mind towards our spiritual practice and stay closely in touch with our Gurujans in our meditation, by listening to their pravachans, dhuns, and viewing their beautiful and blissful photos.
Ram se bada hai Ram ka Naam – it is true and confirmed by Shree Swamiji Maharaj.
According to Pujya Maharajji it is also true that Ram Kripa bhi Ram se badi hai. As told by him in the pravachans that we should ask for Ram Kripa and also ask that Lord give us purity in thoughts, words, and deeds. May our life be full of devotion, truthful living, and giving happiness to others. He mentioned that Premji Maharaj had one guideline he followed – never to give pain to anyone or hurt anyone’s feelings.
How fortunate we are to have such Gurujans and a straightforward path of Ram Naam. Let us keep it simple, be humble, and do the practice daily.
You can listen or watch videos by clicking on pravachans D-Live Video Clips .
Jai Shree Ram.
After listening to Pujya Maharajji about kamanas and the word “chah” has aah in it, a strong impression was made on the mind. In this morning’s dhyan while calling Ram, Ram, Ram, Ram with love of a child calling Ma, Ma, Ma, Ma and the aah or separation of child from the mother, three distinct experiences happened that can still be recalled:
1. While crying for her love, the feeling of being near to the Dearest Ram was overwhelming and the pain of separation was gone for few moments.
2. Next the word and the sound of aham (as in ahankar or false self) and the feeling of aham burning away in Ra (“R” of agni).
3. With the repeitition of sound of Ra..aa..mm, Ra..aa..mm, Ra..aa..mm, Ra..aa..mm, and a yearning to meet Divine Mother, a sense of peace prevailed similar to when a child puts the head down in Mother’s lap to rest.
> Swamiji Maharaj and Premji Maharaj, both had a relationship with Parmatma as a child has with the mother. Maharaj says, “Ram hi Ma hai aur Ma hi Ram hai”. This is true.
Sab Santan ki Jai, Jai Jai Ram.
Here is a link to connect to this pravachan: http://www.ibiblio.org/ram/
(Please click on and listen to pravachan of 2nd May 2010 under D-Live Video Clips)