Saints


Sri Ramakrishna said that a place where God is Worshipped, becomes a holy place. That where the name of God is chanted in true earnest, the vibrations of the Holy Name persist. Thing is, how many of us take His name in true earnest.

This is the feeling I got when I went to Dakshineswar. You can feel the vibrations, the presence of the Holy in the atmosphere. Atmosphere sanctified by the presence of the Master.

Another interesting thing He said … The Mother would make different dishes for Her children depending on their tastes and constitution. For one child, She would make a Pulao, for another, Curry, and for yet another, a Soup (obviously this was before instant food came in) … Similarly, God, in all His Divinity, would prepare the dish of Religion based on the tastes of His children. Surely, someone who prefers the road of Bhakti shall not be denied it, one who prefers the road of Gnan wont be denied it, and one who prefers the road of Prayer shall not be denied. End of the day, like all the dishes the Mother makes, these are all Food … for the Soul.

Why, then, do we fight over trivia? Whose God is better than whose? Is that even a question worth asking? We do find a scenario where we all have beliefs, and at times these beliefs contradict each other. But, surely, in an Infinite Universe, there is place for all beliefs to co-exist?

Can we not follow the path of God? For, thats the only path that shall lead us anywhere!

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3 Comments on “Saints”

  1. Shopno says:

    This reminds me of the story of 7 blind men and an elephant. n how each one of them describes the elephant by touching some part of the elephant or the other. Since they cant see the elephant, n can only feel it, n that too , not in totality, but only a part, they fight amongst themselves on this issue.

  2. Shopno says:

    This reminds me of the story of 7 blind men and an elephant. n how each one of them describes the elephant by touching some part of the elephant or the other. Since they cant see the elephant, n can only feel it, n that too , not in totality, but only a part, they fight amongst themselves on this issue.

  3. Atul says:

    point … because our mind can fathom only a particular dimension of an entity that is beyong dimensions … God … we tend to believe that there is no dimension save ours! and, if you look at it closely, over the ages, this has been a sore point. whether it be the Crusades, or the persecution of the Jews, or the modern scourge … Terrorism!

    I shudder to think there are people who believe that God has ordered them to kill others. God … beyond dimenstions, and beyond characteristics … and yet, of them … how shall we fathom Him in the shallowness of our minds? Is it at all possible? No, there has to be another level of understanding to begin to understand … and, this level is where we need to go … How? If only I knew … But, I believe that this is where the Guru, the Master, who is Himself at an exalted state can work miracles (though this is not necessarily the only place!).


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