LORD SRI RAMA THE APOTHEOSIS OF HUMAN PERFECTION-8.
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 nothing but realisation of God.
This is what Sri Rama teaches us in the 'Rama Gita', as His final message--how the soul should come out of the cage of flesh, like a lion breaking its boundaries and roaring in its majesty or power.
The moment you begin to recognise your true status in this world, you become powerful, not because you own large wealth or you have a seat in the Parliament or in the cabinet, but because you have a seat in the constitution of the universe.
When this seat is given to you, you become a member of the government of the cosmos. And here the powers are not given by the votes or plebiscite. People do not raise hands to make you a member.
Something else, mysterious and miraculous, takes place. Your cells become revitalised. They get charged with a power unknown totally upto this time. Where from this power comes? It does not come from anywhere.
You keep yourself open to the powers that 'are' and allow them to enter into you, while upto this time, you were preventing them from entering into you.
To be continued ..