Friday, February 6, 2009
... an equivocal monomaniac's pathway to GOD !
"I saw with my eyes open that all the things of the room together with the walls were rapidly whirling and receding into an unknown region, and my I-ness together with the whole universe was, as it were, going to vanish in an all devouring great void. I was then overwhelmed with terrible fear. I knew that the destruction of I-ness was death, so I thought that death was before me, very near at hand. Unable to control myself, I cried out loudly, saying, 'ah. What is it you have done to me? I have my parents, you know."
Wonderin as to wot they mean ? This is the part of a conversation between Ramakrishna paramahansa and his loving disciple Vivekananda.
Vivekananda was an athiest for a beginner and attempted at possessing an attitude tat is rational to answer the many paradigms existing for GOD.He came across to hear abt a divine being at the Dakshineshwar temple who claimed to hav seen and also make a conversation wit GOD himself. After a visit to the temple and meetin him he felt he is speakin to a MONOMANIAC. Vivekananda tried to explain the concept of god in a less complicated way though.
he questioned wit skepticism to find some real answers. Ramakrishna made him sit at the temple .He (ramakrishna) went into a divine mood and touched Vivekananda with his right foot. Immediately Vivekananda had a wonderful experience, which is as above in quoted text ! :)
a realization rushed past me.and i opened my eyes to an experience. This is wot happened a few months back when i sat down for a coffee wit dad ( oh he likes TEA :) .. im the coffee guy ) and wit his abundance in spirituality it struck the right note wit the story he narrated.
and i learnt... GOD is an EXPERIENCE.He comes in as an energy ... a cistern of the immense experience we call LIFE. Sometimes u feel, sometimes u perceive in a thought and most of the time u EXPERIENCE god. it came as a lesson tat i happened to ponder when i made visit to the temple after a long time ... for i got the first signs of me gettin a job admist the global recession.. :) [and tas today though :) ]
Im happy.. and thank you Acha for tat quote u mentioned else i would have been oblivious forever