The slogans per se are attractive and serve the
purpose to attract people towards their
essence. Thus preaching equality as such; is
not useless or counterproductive. But the lack
of its study with respect to justice; makes the
misuse of the slogan easy and rampant!
The enlightenment of an individual lets
him/her see the world holistically and hence
differently than the unenlightened individuals.
Hence it is essential to study the concept of
equality not merely by reading but by also by
blossoming from within through the practice
of the means of enlightenment! This way you
can understand and imbibe its purport of
Blind preaching of equality (either foolishly or
with ulterior motive); leads to misapplication
of the concept of equality in framing of
international laws, constitutions and local laws
and conventions. Thus equality does not mean
arbitrary equal distribution of the wealth, or
arbitrary imposition of the same education or
arbitrary rules and regulations of the conduct.
Thus neither barbaric “freedom” to amass
wealth at the cost of others nor fanatic
imposition of regimentalization of one kind or
another constitute equality!
Equality embodies the holistic vision and
perspective wherefrom manifest the policies,
plans and their execution for developing the
suitable environment for promotion of the
blossoming of everyone in the world. But what
is this blossoming? This blossoming is an
objective and all encompassing state that is
core of global civilization!
NAMASMARAN is one of the means of
blossoming from within and develop holistic
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
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
These facts however have to be realized with
persistent practice of NAMSMARAN and
not blindly believed or blindly disbelieved with
In short NAMSMARAN is super-bounty of
cosmic consciousness for every individual to
realize it (cosmic consciousness)! This is truly a
super-bounty 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.
DR. SHRINIWAS KASHALIKAR