Monday 20 September 2021

The Offering - Why I am writing this

All Glories to Sri Ram Bhadra and His Divine Consort Devi Sita

First off, I am not writing this. If I were, I would have written this ages ago. I have been wanting to study this scripture for years now. I was raised on Sri Ramcharitmanas all my life. To me, the text is enlightening, the sound of the paath is like a lullyby, it soothes me, it heals me, it puts me to sleep like a mother would.

On a more materialistic level though, I have taken up this overly ambitious project, purely out of selfish reasons. It is said that,

"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 only with this conviction that I have taken up, this study. I do not know how sincere my intent is, how deep my conviction, but all children seem to grow up glorifying their mother and their father. Mine have blessed me with an upbringing that included Sri Ramcharitmanas. So, it is to hopefully please them, that I study the text and share what I share here.


Sri Ram Darbar



I have met some kind, generous, loving, awakened souls in my very brief journey on this earth, and with their blessings, when I share my study here, 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 we call life. I do not know any other way to serve them.

I offer this to Sri Hari and His Divine Consort Devi Sita. I seek blessings from this entire universe, because Sri Tulsi Dasji says, 'Siya Ram may sab jag jaani'.

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


© Anupama 2021

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