DR. SHRINIWAS KASHALIKAR
The arts, science, business, skills and such many human endeavors are ultimately traceable to the absolute or cosmic consciousness in every heart.
But the only activity that springs directly from and merges directly into; or is rather inseparable from the absolute/cosmic consciousness; is NAMASMARAN.
NAMASMARAN; gives us the fulfillment; which is impossible; by anything else. The fulfillment of NAMASMARAN is permanent; as against the temporary pleasure we get from romantic excitement, material achievement, or realization of some ambition, dream or aspiration.
I was not convinced about this; till I actually experienced. For instance; I felt that if more people read, understand, appreciate and bring into practice the ideas of total stress management, then individual and global blossoming would soon follow and my dream would be fulfilled. As a result, I made many compromises, which I otherwise would not.
But in the course practice of NAMASMARAN it became clear that; the writing on the wall; by virtue of it being the will of the cosmic wisdom; would come true; irrespective of whether the people are “able to”, or “oblige to” read and whether they appreciate my views! This sublime and ecstatic experience literally took me beyond this kind of stress; while simultaneously multiplying the zeal and zest! This is the “non material” and hence “non tangible” “fruit” or “gain” of NAMASMARAN that is beyond one’s expectation! When Gita asks us to work without expectation of fruit, she implies that our action (and not the fruit) determines the merit of our life. The result or fruit can ensue after extremely variable time; and cannot be qualified or quantified, especially if it is like the “fruit” of NAMASMARAN! Thus the “fruit” of NAMASMARAN; while taking us beyond the stress caused by the “burden of a mission”; endows us with unconditioned solace, dignity, security, and fulfillment; irrespective of internal and external surroundings!
Published on Aug 12, 2013