Loving Shree Ram – Bhavana

Shree Ram keeps on giving and forgiving.

That is love!

What can we give to Shree Ram?

As our Gurujans show us that we can have this bhavana, an attitude, that this body, mind, intellect, and everything else belongs to Lord so we give it back and ask Shree Ram to accept our offerings.

Then He gives us all back as Prasad.  Now we can use this Prasad to serve all of His children starting with our families, friends, and anyone Shree Ram brings in our life, at work, neighbors and more.

That is the love all three of our beloved Gurujans have lived.  We can take the first step today on the path they have shown us.

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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.

Rome Rome Shree Ram Pukare – Happy Mahatma Gandhiji’s and PremJi Maharaj’s Birthday

Mahatma Gandhiji and PremJi Maharaj not only share the same birthday (October 2nd) – both of them were devotees of Lord Ram.  So many of Sant Mahatmas like them must have bhavana, attitude and feelings such as ” Rome Rome Shree Ram Pukare ..,” that most of us can’t even imagine.

Hum par bhi aisi kripa karo mere Ram.  Hamara rome rome bhi Shree Ram Pukare ..aisi kripa karo mere Ram.  (Bless me Lord Ram so that every atom of my being calls for Shree Ram.. yearns for Shree Ram).

Our Gurujans tell us that for this to happen we must do our practice consistently and also attend Satsangs (where Sant Mahatmas  and true devotees are present).  We need to and must go again and again and learn from Sant Mahatmas how they lead a life of selfless service, express love and devotion to God, and impart knowledge in spiritual discourses, etc.

According to Shree Swamiji Maharaj, Mahatma Gandhiji used to recite Sthitpragya Ke Lakshan (Shreemad Bhagvad Gita – second chapter) with heart at both times of his daily prayers.

We can learn from the lives of Mahatma Gandhiji and our Gurujans by following their advice and may be one day with Ram Kripa we will also be blessed with similar bhavana and bhakti.

May the following dhun sung by Maharajji evoke similar devotional feelings in us.

VIDEO CLIP – Rome Rome Shree Ram Pukare

Mere Ram, tera pyara naam. Your loving name my Ram.

Har kaam se pehle aur har kaam ke baad,

mein japoo tera pyara naam, mere Ram.

(Before everything, and after everything may I recite your loving name .. my Ram)

Aise hi ho Parmaatma.  Jab aise hone lag jayega tau aisa lagata hai ki pehle aur baad ke beech bhi tera hi pyara naam hi chalata rahega mere man mandir mein.

(May it be so O’Lord.  When this starts happening, it seems to me that in between before and after also your loving name keeps on ruminating in my mind)

Kripa kar mere Ram aisa hi ho.

(I ask for your Grace,  may this be so, my Ram)
Jai Shree Ram.

Ek sadhak ke vichar – A seeker’s thoughts

Ek sadhak ko vichar aaya ki mein tau ek bhooli bhataki atma thi.  Parmaatmaa ne kripa ki,  Sant-Mahatma ko mila diya. (In a seeker’s  mind a thought came that due to God’s grace a great Saint/Master has come in my life)

Mahatma ne bataya ki, “apne aap ko deh mat maano, tum chaitanaya swarup atma ho aur Parmaatmaa sat-chit-anand swarup hai” (This Saint/Master said,”Do not think that you are  mind-body-intellect, you are a soul whose essence is consciousness, pure, power; and God is supreme-soul whose essence is Existence-Consciousness-Bliss Absolute”)

Iss-se sadhak ke man mein ek aur vichar aaya jis-se usko laga shaayad RAM ka arth yeh ho:

(With this another thought came to this seeker’s mind that spelled out RAM)

R – Ram (Paramaatmaa Shree Ram    Supreme-Soul Shree Ram)

A- Atma (Soul)

M – Mahatma (Great Soul)

Hamare Gurujan kehte hein ki bhavana mein hi Bhagwan hai.   (Our Reverred Gurus say that God is in the attitude,feelings, and emotions of a seeker)

Reading from Bhakti Prakash yesterday about Satya Bhavana

Satya Bhavana (my limited understanding and translation’s only purpose is to act as a reminder to sadhaks who know Hindi and have read Bhakti Prakash. For those who do not read Hindi learning the language is encouraged to truly understand the spiritual knowledge Shree Swami Ji Maharaj is blessing us with)

In the 12 atmik bhavnayain Shree Swami Ji Maharaj encourages us to wake up our true self, our atman by chanting and remembering meaning of Ram-Naam with love …… we should focus on thinking of benevolent qualities and attributes of God.

He continues, “You, my atman! are indestructible and in all three worlds and at all times your true nature is this truth …. you’re pure soul – immutable and immortal”

A great deal of valuable spiritual knowledge and information is available through Shreeramsharnam.org and at their centers with the blessings of our Pujya Premji Maharaj and Pujya Dr. Vishwa Mitter Ji Maharaj.