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LORD SRI RAMA THE APOTHEOSIS OF HUMAN PERFECTION-4.


14/03/2018

4.
i.
In the Srimad-Bhagavata, one among the eighteen Puranas, at the very commencement itself, we are told that Vyasa felt the necessity of composing the Mahabharata and the Srimad-Bhagavata.

And for a similar reason, was the Ramayana composed.

We believe what we see with our eyes, what we hear with our ears, what we perceive with the other organs, and what we feel from our hearts.

We are incapable of believing anything else.

ii.
Pure principles, though they may be eternal facts, are incapable of evoking the emotion of man.

Hence, even the elite and the intelligentia 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 Vedic God.

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

iii.
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.

iv.
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.

What we see is the form of their lives and what we cannot see is the essence, the meaning and the significance of what they live.

To be continued ...
Swami Krishnananda


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