Namasmaran and romance dr. shriniwas janardan kashalikar
Many times I used to confuse between; ideology,
philosophy, spiritualism, religion, asceticism, austerity,
penance, rituals, mysticism, occultism and so on.
Somehow they used to appear contraposed to epicurean
or hedonist way of life. They used to appear rather too
serious for a common person like me. Why these
matters; even the curricular subjects such as science,
mathematics, geography, history and languages also
appeared arbitrary and cut off from the day to day life.
In medical career this feeling was further enhanced by
the medical subjects!
Now I realize that my feeling was because of missing
the essence of these subjects!
The essence of all these subjects is inevitably and
inseparably linked with life! In fact; the core of these
subjects takes us to the core of life and vice versa!
The case in point is that of NAMASMARAN. I used feel
that NAMASMARAN is to be thought about, studied
and practiced by those who are resigned from the active
life. Thus I thought; those who have renounced life,
those who are ascetic, those who are retired and weak
senior citizens and so on, should get involved in
But it is becoming increasingly clear that
NAMASMARAN is a process of conscious evolutionary
transformation; that gradually blossoms an individual
from within. It makes an individual more objective. It
reduces the subjective considerations. It makes an
individual more open. It makes an individual more
considerate towards others. It makes an individual react
in an understanding manner, by reducing the
impulsiveness. It makes a person fitter in every sense! It
is therefore a golden opportunity to be grabbed with
hands right from childhood.
The discerning reader can easily appreciate that this is
precisely how the NAMASMARAN can play a pivotal
role in enriching everyday life; in enlightening every
walk of life and especially in blossoming and
immortalizing the romance; right from the young days