T H R E E P O I N T S A N D N A M A S M A R A N D R
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 and
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 get evolved as a result and
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
or not NAMSMARAN.
The third point: In spiritualism there is a
philosophical depiction of reality of different
philosophers with different perspectives.
This can be really very harsh on budding minds and
induce schizophrenic process in them.
For example when a boy sees the world and
comprehends it in a particular way, it is
counterproductive for the boy to assume 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 condemns the answers provided by
the philosophy without practicing the SADHANA
with some patience; of course similar patience as is
required in any scientific experiment.
NAMASMARAN is a SADHANA.