Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals :Ch-3. Part - 24.
Chapter-3. Rama – The Apotheosis of Human Perfection ( Sri Ramanavami )
It is not a joke to face and overcome these great negative forces.
They are awful – this is the only word we can use here.
They are so terrifying that even a mere thought of them is enough to make one run away.
Such is the terror that one has to meet with before one becomes fit for God-realisation.
"The fear of the Absolute," said Plotinus, a great saint of the West.
Entering the Absolute is like entering a lion's den, from which you cannot come back.
Fierce is the ocean, fierce is the lion, fierce is the conflagration of fire, fierce is the love of God.
No one can love God, unless one is prepared to die, wholly and totally, to the so-called good, beautiful and pleasant in this world, to this body and to the ego.
Hard is the job!
Difficult is the task!
God's grace is the only saving factor.
So, may we pray to Him, the Almighty, that He may bless us with this uncanny courage, knowledge and strength, that we may realise Him in all His Glory in this very birth.
Next : Chapter-4. Swami Adi Sri Sankaracharya - The Genius ( Sankara Jayanti ) :
To be continued ...