Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals :Ch-3. Part - 7.

Chapter-3. Rama – The Apotheosis of Human Perfection ( Sri Ramanavami )


Hence, even the elite and the intelligentsia of mankind today think of God in the epic parlance, and not in the Upanishadic parlance.
When you and I think of God, we think of the epic God only and not the Upanishadic God or the Vedic God.

The meaning is that we think of a humanised relationship between ourselves and the Creator.

When we dehumanise the Creator or take Him above what the human mind is capable of conceiving, the relationship between man and God gets snapped, and the vast majority amongst us, excepting perhaps the very few spiritual heroes, fall down to a level lower than that of the human being.

So the need was felt to bring home to the mind of man that concept of Perfection and Divinity which can be contained in the human mind, in the form of human perfection, animated by the force of that which is superhuman.

Such was the personality of Sri Rama, the superhuman element infusing a personality of a human being.

It is difficult to understand this peculiar blend, just as it is difficult to understand masters, sages and adepts in yoga and even spiritual life.

This is because they are a blend of what we see and what we cannot see.

Swami Krishnananda

To be continued  ...


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