FEAR OF NAMASMARAN DR. SHRINIWAS KASHALIKAR
NAMASMARAN is really devoid of any tangible and sensory pleasure. It is neither pleasant to look at nor melodious to ears! Neither it has haunting smell nor does it have gustatory charm. Neither it is a matter of sexual excitement nor is it a matter of melodrama. Neither does it satisfy intellectual urge nor does it produce any humor! Yet it is advocated by one and all! Why?
One individual actually complained of fear of NAMSMARAN. What could be the reason? You are used to sensual pleasures and the abstinence from these creates a dread in mind! You are used to think that “you” think and “you” do everything. Namasmaran literally prevents you from “doing” and also from “feeling” that you are doing! These are the
matters which deprive you of the ego which is a part and parcel of your living and living without it is like killing yourself, because the “kick of doing” i.e. the very support of your life is gone. Hence you feel terribly afraid if you are practicing NAMSMARAN. But you need to persist and surely reach the pinnacle of fulfillment of your life i.e. the experience of the true “self”!
DR. SHRINIWAS KASHALIKAR