Sri Rama Navami 2015

"ஸ்ரீ  ராம ஜெய ராம ஜெய ஜெய ராம ஸ்ரீ ராம ஜெய ராம ஜெய ஜெய ராம "                                                                                                                                                                                      "Sri  Rama  Jeya  Rama Jeya Jeya Rama Sri Rama Jeya Rama Jeya Jeya Rama "                                                                                                                                                                                           Let us chant this Rama Nama  as much as possible on the "Birth Day " of  Sri. Rama today . We would automatically think of Sri. Rama Doothan  as Sri.Anjaneya himself wants to be called  in this name ,when we chant Rama nama.I think of Sri.Velukudi Krishnan who is doing a wonderful job by  telling Ramayana,Mahabaratha,Srimad bhahavat geeta &srimad bhagavaham in a simple way.He is taking devotees to holy places where these events took place in olden days.When we look in the videos with his explanation we feel as if we were there with him.Ramayana has everything the man requires in his life to follow.How a son should respect & obey his parents,how to behave with brothers,how to treat fellow human beings,how to follow the path of Dharma,how to  lead a married life,how to honor friendship,how to tolerate worst conditions in the day to day life.As  a king he has demonstrated how to rule the country,how he respected saints & Guru.We should worship Valmiki,Kambar,Vashistar,Agasthyar &Viswamitrar.Thulasidasar has composed a soul stirring beautiful song in forty lines,where you can find the whole Ramayana happenings by praising "Hanuman" called "Hanuman chalisa" in Hindi.Its translation is available in all languages in Sri.Ramakrishna mutt publications.Ramayana has attracted  many foreigners & One Euoropean university professor brought his students to India & traced whole Ramayana events starting from Ayodya & ending in Sedhu Samudram.You can find Ramayana in all languages spoken in India.                                                                                                                                                                              I want to mention an event happened in Swami Vivekananda's life. After he became  a Sanyasi he   was travelling in train northern part of India.As  a sanyasi ,he never touched a coin or money as his Guru Sri.Ramakrishna .  One of his devotee purchased  a train ticket & gave it to him.It was a hot summer day .Two co passengers  looked at Swamiji's physique & has been commenting  that these kind of people are waste,he could do hard work & earn money with his body & he has become lazy & cheating people .Even though Swamiji heard their speech ,he did n't mind it.After some time he felt thirsty ,asked to spare him some  drinking water which the co passengers were having.They refused to give him water.Train reached a station & halted there for some time.Getting down to drink water in the station ,but in vain.He sat in the ground in the scorching sun.His two co passengers were watching him.Soon one man came running with some food packets & a drinking water bottle .He seemed to be searching  for someone else known to him.When he neared Swamiji ,looked at him & offered him some sweet packets along with water.But Swamiji refused his offer saying that it was not him whom he was searching as he has never met him before.Immediately the stranger told him that he was  a sweet shop  owner & sitting in his shop.He felt sleepy & slept for some time in sitting pose.He had  a dream in which he saw Rama asking him to deliver  sweet & water to  his devotee whom  he can see in the station.He also saw Swamiji wearing a turban & in sanyasi dress.When he woke up,he thought it  only a daydream(normally in India ,they don't believe in daydreams).He does n't care about it.Again  the sweet stall owner  gone asleep & had the same dream asking him to rush to the station immediately.Now the  stranger told that he saw twice his face in the  dream & requested to accept his offer as it was  his favorite God Rama's order.The stranger left after  Swamiji took some sweets & drank some water to quench his thirst.After listening to the conversation between the stranger & Swamiji, his co  passengers felt ashamed & begged his pardon & later came to know that he is the sanyasi of Sri.Ramakrishna mutt.At that time swamiji was reciting "Rama Namas".This is written in his book"Gnana Deepam".


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