FESTIVALS DR. SHRINIWAS KASHALIKAR
The life is not only inseparable from activities, but the activities are further associated with coordination, aggregation, synchronization, periodicity and so on! For example the festivals in the society repeat with great grandeur and enthusiasm from generations to generations. They exemplify the vibrant cohesiveness and harmonious cooperation amongst millions of people!
The manifestation of festivals reflects the innate urge of the human genius to reach the pinnacle of perfection! This essence of festivals therefore should be understood so that we can see with greater clarity; the great treasure of beauty and magnanimity within us! In absence of this the festivals begin to become mechanical and arbitrary! They become redundant wasteful activities. We begin to look at them with increasing
cynicism! We begin to evaluate festivals on the basis of trivial and material profit and loss and overlook the regenerating, revitalizing and rejuvenating spirit and the emancipating element in them. Practice of NAMASMARAN enables us to appreciate such subtler realities in our life! BUT WHAT IS NAMASMARAN?
Namasmaran means; remembering the name of God, Guru, great souls; such as prophets and holy objects such as planets and stars. It may be remembered silently, loudly, along with music, dance, along with breathing, in group or alone, either with counting by rosary (called SMARANI or JAPAMALA) or without counting. The traditions vary from region to region and from religion to religion. However the universal principle underlying NAMASMARAN is to reorient your physiological being with your true self. In fact while reorienting with true self you aim to establish and strengthen the bond or connection; between; your physiological being; with your true self. You aim at reunification with yourself! Since remembering your true self is the pinnacle of or culmination of individual consciousness, and individual consciousness
is the culmination of every activity in life, remembering any name of God or Guru (any symbol of your true self) is equivalent to opening the final common pathway for the individual consciousness associated with every possible activity to get funneled into or unified with objective or cosmic consciousness. Thus NAMASMARAN is in fact the YOGA of YOGA in the sense that it is the culmination of consciousness associated with every possible procedure and technique in the yoga that you are familiar with. It is the YOGA of YOGA because it is the culmination of consciousness associated with all the activities in the universe, which it encompasses as well! It is YOGA of YOGA because everybody in the world irrespective of his/her tradition and the beliefs; would eventually, ultimately and naturally reach it it; in the process of liberation. Even so called
non believers also would not “miss” the “benefit of remembering the true self through one symbol or another”! Just as NAMASMARAN is YOGA of YOGA it is meditation of meditation also! It is the natural and ultimate climax of every form of meditation. These facts however have to be realized with persistent practice of NAMSMARAN and not blindly believed or blindly disbelieved with casual approach! In short NAMSMARAN is superbounty of cosmic consciousness for every individual to realize it (cosmic consciousness)! This is truly a superbounty because a person who experiences it, rises above mercenary, commercial and even professional and charity planes and manifest super
transactions in his or her life! These are just few observations to give rough idea about what is NAMASMARAN. NAMASMARAN is an ocean of bliss. Its true meaning is beyond description in words and has to b experienced, most preferably, by billions! References: Namasmaran: Dr. Shriniwas Kashalikar Sahasranetra: Dr. Shriniwas Kashalikar Holistic Medicine: Dr. Shriniwas Kashalikar Stress: Understanding and Management: Dr. Shriniwas Kashalikar Conceptual Stress: Dr. Shriniwas Kashalikar
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