Two great leaders and servants, we celebrate your birthday today. Both of them served their countrymen and mankind. Swami Ji Maharaj influenced them both. He gave Gandhi Ji a Mala and asked him to do Ram Naam practice in a disciplined way daily. Prem Ji Maharaj was guided and groomed to serve all sadhaks in Shreeramsharnam, people at work, and others by giving homeopathic medicines for their ailments.
Let us celebrate it by following in their footsteps. Starting today we can be more aware of our culture and heritage that includes Nishkam Seva, Nishkam Prarthana (Selfless service and prayer).
Mahatma Gandhi was instrumental in freedom of country while Prem Ji Maharaj following in the footsteps of Swami Ji Maharaj showed us how to free ourselves from the bondage of attachments and the attractions of the world with Seva and Simran.
We pray to Lord Shree Ram to give us one small quality of each one of these two Masters who really served the Great Master, The Lord of all by serving His children.
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