Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals :Ch-3. Part - 16.

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


The bigger we are in the world, the worse we are from the point of view of spiritual strength and knowledge, because this self-importance, self-assertion, Ahamkara, personality-consciousness, body-consciousness, social-consciousness and status-consciousness – all these put together act as psychological barriers which shut off the forces of the cosmos from entering into us.

These forces of the cosmos are not absent.

They are just here, and the moment we think in terms of them, they enter into us.

When we think in terms of our own personality, they run away from us.

So contemplation on the Masters and Incarnations and the recognition of the forces of divinities which manifest as incarnations and sages are the ways in which a Sadhaka should observe Ramanavami, the day of God's incarnation or a celebration of a birthday of a superhuman Master.

Our birthright is to imbibe the grace of the Masters, to assume the contour and personality equal to theirs, to attain Sarupya or equality of personality with them, to become like them and to imbibe their characteristics by meditation on them.

So the epic of Ramayana is a long meditation on the superior manifestation of God in the form of Sri Ramachandra.

Swami Krishnananda

To be continued  ...


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