Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals :Ch-3. Part - 13.
Chapter-3. Rama – The Apotheosis of Human Perfection ( Sri Ramanavami )
This is the difference between mortal men and divine incarnations who are immortal, eternal emblems moving on this earth.
So, in these contemplations today, as on similar such occasions, we should recharge the cells of our personality by introducing a new light of divinity into ourselves.
Let not the day pass in waste, in idle talk or merely hearing a few words about the Ramayana from someone.
These celebrations are only indications for you, pointers to you, to help you to raise yourself up to a state higher than you were yesterday.
If your days have not been spent without getting at least an iota of satisfaction or contentment that you have become a worthy child of God, in His eyes, you should consider your life as unworthily spent.
One of the central questions in your spiritual diary should be, "What am I in the eyes of God?"
But this question is never put and you do not want to know the answer.
You always wish to know, "What am I in the eyes of people, in the eyes of my neighbours, in the eyes of the public?
What does the country think about me?
What do the vote-givers think about me?
What is the international opinion about me?"
Never for a moment do you think, " What does God think about me?"
Let this be your contemplation.
To be continued ...