Love beyond success dr. shriniwas janardan kashalikar
Even while practicing NAMASMARAN one comes across
moments of despair. The cause of this despair, loneliness,
frustration, emptiness etc. is the typical nature of
transitional state of an individual, when he or she has
evolved out of material pleasures; yet; has not still reached
the most reassuring effulgent ocean; of what may be
called; immortal love, universal love, or divine love
A person, who has been charged and propelled from
within for “superliving” or “blossoming of one and all”;
often experiences a deep sense of restlessness, un-calmed
by the material success on the one hand and inability to
get the solace from the universal love (GURUKRUPA).
The success or the pursuit of success; which involves and
satisfies many; does not interest or satisfy him or her, on
the one hand and the GURUKRUPA remains beyond his
or her reach!
This is exactly when; there is despair and immense
loneliness. All others are engrossed and submerged in
their pursuits, which may be politics, business, agriculture,
academics, entertainment, sports, gambling, drinking, race
etc. but he or she is no more at ease with them and hence
starts feeling lonely and dejected!
A person in this state finds it very difficult to swallow the
idea of unconditioned acceptance, love and respect! In
fact it appears like a ridiculous and humiliating
Intellectually the person may understand that every
individual has God in his or her heart. But such ideation
becomes an unbearable burden.
The person finds all philosophy hollow and in fact
counterproductive in terms of losing all success on the one
hand and losing the lively and vibrant joy of being
amongst the near and dear ones on the other!
This state leads to bitterness; especially about near ones
like husband, wife, family members, relatives, colleagues
and so on. They begin to appear callous and uninterested
in him or her. This adds to weakness, shakiness,
indecision, suspicion, doubts, uncertainty and distrust in
the precepts or preaching of one’s own GURU. There is
self diffidence about his or her intellectual, emotional and
foundation. This is really a miserable state.
The individual; if aware of this possibility and the fact that
it is experienced by others also, then would realize that he
or she should persist on NAMASMARAN and that soon
he or she would get the revelation of the ever present and
ever empowering assurance and solace of GURUGRUPA,
to which he or she had been oblivious! This experience is
so rich and profound that; everyone around at the core;
(especially the near and dear ones); is found to be loving
him or her! This is an amazing feeling and the
preciousness of it can only be appreciated and cherished
by those who experience it.
Truly; this is love beyond success.