RRJ: Namaste EW. Imagine you are having Leela in your mind.
What would you like to gain from or experience from practice of Ram Naam?
EW: Namaste. I would like to have Anand.
RRJ: Okay. Remember Pujya Maharaj Ji has said…Ram hee Ma hai aur Ma hee Ram hai. Get this feeling right now that you are sitting in Divine Mothers lap. So pick any word that starts with or has a letter R, A, M, or N for Naam that will give you Anand or Bliss. You can also sing a dhun or a bhajan if you like.
EW: Ram Japo Ram Japo…Ram Japo Ram Japo
RRJ: Now close your eyes and be still and practice Ram Naam in your mind and experience Anand. Can you do this for a few minutes?
After a few minutes – both of us opened the eyes and shared our experiences of feeling happier and peaceful.
EW: I will do this for a longer period of time from now on. This was easy and had a blissful feeling in it.
RRJ: Swami Ji Maharaj encouraged sadhaks in this manner – While doing practice on Mala let your fingers, tongue, and ears dance to the tune of Ram with bliss or anand.
EW: Great. Let us do this for a few minutes.
A sense of sweet taste in the mouth along with continued anand or bliss was flowing through us.
PLEASE TRY ALL OF THIS OR ANY PART OF IT OR IF YOU WISH. MODIFY IT TO SUIT YOU AND ENJOY THE ANAND OR BLISS OF RAM NAAM.
Shree Ram is the source of life, mother of universe, source of divine love, source and infinite reservoir of all powers. We may or may not get the bhavana or the feeling to connect with Shree Ram with love and devotion by thinking in these ways.
Let us change or add to the above – as our Gurujans suggest we can think of ourselves as a newborn divine child of Divine Mother Shree Ram. Pujya Maharaj Ji says. “Ram hee Ma hai aur Ma hee Ram hai”. We must not only think this way but feel that way in our minds and hearts and also totally depend on Divine Mother in every way and to purify us. So this defines our relationship with Shree Ram from now on in the following way as the Lord puts it:
I am Love/the Divine Lover and you are my beloved children. (Parmatma Premi hai aur Hum hain uske Priyatam)
Let us evaluate our relationship with our Gurujans now. Our Gurujans have taught us that Guru is not a body but a tattva, meaning reality or the truth or the knower of the reality or the truth. So Guru can lead us from darkness to light, show us the path we must walk on to go towards Shree Ram, our Divine Mother. As we know child has to walk one step or crawl or even hint that he or she wants to go toward mother and mother comes running and picks the child up.
Our relationship with Guru is one of Guru and Shishya or The Guru and disciple … a student who wants to learn and walks on the path shown by the Guru.
A path of living life filled with love of Ram Naam, with love for all, becoming a better human being, searching for lasting peace, etc. All of that is not easy but we must walk on that path because that is the path that can take us to Shree Ram in . To make it easier we can walk, crawl, or run towards becoming a newborn divine child.
Many Sadhaks feel that our Gurujans are also Premi or Divine Lover as Shree Ram and they have given us the love of a mother in addition to giving us Ram Naam, Discourses, and Satsangs.
They are no longer in the body but their love will always be with us.
This is our true relationship with them. This is the relationship we can bring to the world if we so desire. We have to make this choice…each one of us.
Please click the link below to hear the audio of this poem (recorded on smart phone and linked to Evernote.com with tag shreeraminspired).
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.