Nama Article 30th November 2013
Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji
"In the case of Yogirămsuratkumăr also, many of his 'anugraha' (blessings) remain hidden. Such Mahătmas, such Jnănis do not ask anyone to make note of their siddhis so that it can be brought out as a book at later times! There are many devotees who will not speak out personal happenings/blessings in their lives, since it involves family matters. Such innumerable 'anugraha' (blessings) of Mahătmas go unheard. Even if devotees speak of their blessings, Yogi would say, "It does not matter. Let us talk something else!" They do not bother about their 'anugraha' at all.
Such Mahătmas may appear to be disorderly in their activities. What is the reason for this? A great 'force' is working from within. They are in a 'Jnăni avastai'. With lot of difficulty they try to regularize. It is very difficult, indeed, to bring about this order in 'loka vishaya'. They will have 'stiratva' in Bhagavat matter but not in worldly matter. You may feel that the Mahăn speaks one thing today and gives an entirely different view the next day (in worldly matters). These things do not bother them at all.
But, the words of Mahătmas, their sayings, are wonderful. Today, we read the Gospel of Rămakrishna Paramahamsa. The words of Mahătmas should be recorded for posterity though the Mahăn himself is not concerned about it. Yogi's coining of words is wonderful. His statements made in English are wonderful. I have already quoted Yogi's wonderful words - 'If there is faith then there is no fate!' Yogi has said to his devotee, 'This place is not for all. It is only for a few. My Father selects the persons and sends them. That is all!'
He once said to a devotee who spoke about miracles performed by him (Yogi), "No! You are wrong. This beggar is not capable of doing any miracle. Only Rama Năma is doing miracles!" Yogi also said, "Everybody's body is a miracle. The entire Universe is a miracle. Everybody's life is a miracle. Other than this what miracle do you want?"
These words may appear simple but if you stop to think and analyze them, you will realize how true and great these words really are. Are the different happenings, changes in our lives since our childhood to this day were something that was anticipated? It is really a wonder how our life is moving. We interact with so many; we go here or there; we perform some work - so many activities are being carried out. We never anticipated all these. We know not what turn our life would take in future.
The entire cosmos is a wonder. The ocean is rising up and down in waves, the Sun, the Moon, the stars and other planets are filling the space around - It is such a vast 'prapancha' but man tries to analyze it through his brain! He keeps struggling. He is just a speck in the entire creation but tries to visit the Mars, the Moon and know them! He tries to know the cause for its existence. Just as a mother permits the child to play, Bhagavăn allows this play of man!
Man proudly proclaims that he has visited the Moon. But, what did Yogi do? When a young boy approached him to know if there was more than one Moon in space, Yogi touched the boy's eyes and he saw seven Moons! Thus, the entire cosmos is a miracle.
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Being aware of the glory of Rama Năma, our Bhagavăn Yogiramsuratkumar performed incessant chanting of 'Sri Ram Jaya Ram Jaya Jaya Ram!' As a result of this how many miracles have been performed by him?