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LORD SRI RAMA THE APOTHEOSIS OF HUMAN PERFECTION-8.

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14/05/2018
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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 you think, 'What does God think about me'.

Let this be your contemplation. The moment you begin to know what God thinks about you, you will not speak afterwards; your mouth will be hushed. It will be hushed for two reasons. One reason is that you would look so small and insignificant and a nothing and all your importance vanishes in toto, when you compare yourself in His light. The other reason is that you would feel lifted up into a state of joy that the time has come for you to realise your true duty as a human being, which is …

LORD SRI RAMA THE APOTHEOSIS OF HUMAN PERFECTION-7.

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01/05/2018
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I will now give an outline of the background of the writing of the Ramayana and the purpose behind the Epics of Bharatham

The other more important aspect relevant to a Sadhaka or seeker of Truth is that Sri Ramanavami, the birthday of Sri Ramachandra, is a day for divine contemplation. It is an occasion for intensified contemplation on the Spirit, God, or Sri Rama, as we call Him. It is a day of self-control and an occasion to raise our emotions, feelings and understanding to the level of the understanding of Valmiki or Tulasidas or Kamban, or of Sri Rama Himself. These contemplations are processes by which Consciousness, our own Self establishes relationship with the powers of the cosmos.

The observation of the birthday of Sri Rama or the celebration of Sri Ramanavami is not a day of mere rejoicing or feasting, but a day of spiritual contemplation and self-restraint, by which we become en-rapport with the forces of the world. What was the power of Rama? Why was He so p…