Chapter-3. Rama – The Apotheosis of Human Perfection ( Sri Ramanavami )
The pressure of society, the needs of the body and the weaknesses of flesh are such that it is difficult to be true to one's conscience.
It only means that it is difficult to live the spiritual life, to have divine characteristics imbibed into our personality, and to be a devotee of God.
In short, it is difficult to realise God.
For this purpose – the purpose of overcoming these unavoidable limitations of our personality – the remedy is to contemplate on the lives of saints.
What a difficult but ideal life Saint Tulasidas lived!
What a hard and painful life all our saints lived, in spite of the great obstacles placed on their path by the vast majority of the public!
How difficult it is to be a man of God can be known only when we study the lives of saints.
To be a man of God is to be a fool in the eyes of the public.
To be continued ...