Three points and namasmaran dr. shriniwas kashalikar
First point is: In spiritualism we often hear people
preaching that you have to forget yourself in
memory of God.
Prima facie this appears to be a horrible idea of
complete amnesia or dementia.
The first reaction to such preaching is aversion
towards spiritualism. In fact if you are honest and
realistic, about genuine personal and social issues,
then you develop loathe and disgust about
Those who preach this obviously do not seem to
have forgotten themselves or even their petty
interests, in memory of God.
Actually; forgetting yourself in memory of God
means; being able to get freed from the nagging and
harrowing shackles of individualistic or subjective
ideas and feelings. NAMASMARAN helps you to
gradually get freed from the harassing and
obsessive reminders of your own subjective ideas
Second point: In spiritualism it is often insisted to
the extent of coaxing that you have to give up
everything and renounce all the relationships,
excepting the one with God.
This also is obviously shocking and repulsive as it
induces hatred about all sublime and adorable
What it actually means is; you acquire the capacity
to see every relationship more objectively in the
course of time; due to being focused on God i.e.
beyond petty self through the practice of
NAMASMARAN. As a result; your emotional
bonds in all relationships evolve and become
mature, subtler and refined.
It is important to understand that of subjective ideas
and feelings (memory of petty self) and subjective
perceptions about the relatives, friends etc
(relationships) should naturally and smoothly get
evolved as a result of NAMASMARAN.
Arbitrarily trying to “forget yourself” or “cut off
relations” can be harmful for a common person like
One can think over and decide whether to practice
NAMASMARAN or not.
The third point: In spiritualism there is a
philosophical depiction of reality (ABSOLUTE
TRUTH) of different philosophers with different
perspectives. Imposition of any of this can be harsh
on budding minds and induce schizophrenic process
(due to shearing between whatever is experienced
[said to be untrue] and whatever is not experienced
[but is said to be true]) in them.
For example when a boy sees the world and
comprehends it in a particular way, it is
counterproductive to impose doctrine/s insisting
that contrary to his perception; is correct and his
perception is wrong!
It is essential to understand that philosophy
provides answers to certain questions.
Understanding the answers can provide you 50
percent satisfaction and conviction.
In life it is always good to ask questions, seek
answers and verify the answers on the basis of one’s
However; the efforts one must take for one’s
evolution are called SADHANA.
In as much as it is wrong to try to forsake your
ideas; because some philosophy preaches it; it is
also wrong to adhere to one’s ideas and condemn
the answers provided by the philosophies; without
practicing the SADHANA! Any SADHANA
requires patience; as is required in many scientific
experiments! NAMASMARAN is a universal