M E A N I N G O F E Q U A L I T Y F O R K A R M A Y O G D R
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 equality.
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
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
not blindly believed or blindly disbelieved with casual approach!
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
DR. SHRINIWAS KASHALIKAR