Saturday, 1 October 2016

The Offering

"Harer-nama Harer-nama Harer-namaiva kevalam
Kalau nasty-eva nasty-eva nasty-eva gatir anyatha"

 In this age of Kali, there’s only one way to Salvation. It is to chant the Holy name of the Sri Hari. It is with this deep conviction that I have humbly taken up, this very ambitious project. In fact, even to say that this is a project or it is ambitious is indicative of the fallen state we humans are.

In this series of posts on this blog, I will attempt to share my thoughts, ideas, understanding and the love for the scripture I have always been the most close to. I’ve been raised on Sri Ram Charit Manas and I’ve been raised on it musically, spiritually, intellectually as well as emotionally and for years I have craved to write about how I feel when it comes to Sri Ram Charit Manas or how it has deeply affected my life.

Nothing I will write is new. In fact all of it will not even be a speck in the ocean of knowledge that our Acharyas have shared with us. However, through this project, I only hope to purify myself more, to cleanse my inner self, to crystallize my own understanding and to make sense of this journey that I claim to call life.

Since I have yet not received the blessing of a formal initiation in any sect or Sampradaya (perhaps I am too fallen for that), I offer this attempt to Sri Hari, Mata Janaki, their devotees, Goswami Tulsidas Maharaj (for blessing us all with this jewel),and to my parents who blessed me with this divine gift.

"vancha-kalpatarubhyash cha
kripa-sindhubhya eva cha
patitanam pavanebhyo
vaishnavebhyo namo namaha"

© Anupama 2016

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