Namasmaran and superliving revised
NAME, NAMASMARAN and TOTAL STRESS MANAGEMENT: The concept of the title is; NAMA is the absolute truth beyond time and space. It is the ultimate controlling center. NAMASMARAN is the product of NAMA; and TOTAL STRESS MANAGEMENT is the effect of NAMASMARAN.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Namasmaran and superliving revised
2. WHAT IS NAMASMARAN?
Introduction to NAMASMARAN, NAMASMARAN: The Healing and
Blossoming Ambrosia, NAMASANKALP, Three points in NAMASMARAN,
NAMASMARAN and a question, New insights in NAMASMARAN,
understanding NAMASMARAN, Understanding more about NAMASMARAN,
NAMASMARAN and self development, scope of NAMASMARAN, Doubts
about NAMASMARAN, Glimpses of Gondavale, Obstacles in
NAMASMARAN, Gondavalekar Maharaj, NAMASMARAN VS
3. NAMASMARAN AND FAMILY LIFE
Family life, Rearing children, Kindness
4. NAMASMARAN AND ECONOMY
Goal, Selection of career, Occupation, Spiritualism, materialism and
Namasmaran, Spiritual Infrastructure, Employees, Global recession, Charity,
Black money, Money and NAMASMARAN
5. NAMASMARAN AND HEALTH
Health, Patient, Doctor’s dilemma, Addictions, Medical Profession, Holistic
Prescription, Healing health care, holistic medicine
6. NAMASMARAN AND STRESS
Insecurity, Fear, Slavery, Inertia, Assertion, Total Stress Management and so
called Meditation, charity and SWADHARMA, Beyond all stress, Yoga and stress,
Stress in employees and employers
7. NAMASMARAN AND POLITICS
Holistic understanding of corruption, Policy Making, Leadership and
democracy, Imperialism, Mahatma Gandhi, Unemployment, Elections
democracy and NAMASMARAN, Revolutions, Accidents,
8. NAMASMARAN AND EDUCATION
Holistic renaissance, education, Superstition
9. NAMASMARAN AND LAW
Law, Lawyers, Capital Punishment
10. NAMASMARAN AND MISCELLENEOUS ISSUES
Sports, Science, Hypnotism, Poetry, Ideology, Atheism, hymns, scriptures,
Virtue, Hathayoga, Miracles, Violence, Faith Rituals, NAMASMARAN AND
DEATH, Experience of NAMASMARAN, Beauty
11.NAMASMARAN AND SOCIETY
Total stress management, Delight of unity, Globalization, Maan Ganga,
Soliloquy of a media person, Maya siddhi technology, Caste system, Jap, jaap,
jikra, sumiran, simaran etc.
12.NAMASMARAN AND TRADITIONS
Animal sacrifice, God, stress, dharma and adharma, Gurutatva,
Lingapooja, mystery of pradosha, Bhakti , Bhavasagar , Divine wisdom,
Gurukrupa, Kundalini and Vishvakundalini, Prapanch and paramarth, His
Desire, The Greatest Service, Sin, stress and shraddha, Value crisis, Stress
dharma cosmic dynamics and NAMASMARAN, Temples, This is dharma,
Tukaram Chaitanya, Prarabdha, Yajna and sacrifice, Belief, skepticism and
immortality, Physiological importance of Rudra Sookta,Kuladevata,
Chitrahuti, Horoscope, Feast and Prasad, Health, deities, rituals etc,
Amrutanubhava, Dhanurmas and cosmic physiology, Kumbha,
13. NAMASMARAN AND STUDY OF GEETA
In true sense, neither this work nor anything else can be claimed as 'my
work". It is the GURUKRUPA manifested "through me”.
The title signifies that NAMA, NAMASMARAN and SUPERLIVING (Total
Stress Management, holistic renaissance, holistic health or individual and
universal blossoming) are inseparable; analogous to Sun, His rays and His
light! NAMSMARAN and associated phenomena in perspective, thoughts,
feelings and actions at individual and social levels (including Geeta) are
compiled together. Since this writing has taken place over a period of some
years and since the theme is the same; there is repetition. But my experience
tells that this repetition is useful to all!
The wisdom if any; in this work; belongs to Him and all the deficiencies and
defects to “me”.
In terms of perceivable factors contributing to this book, I would like to
appreciate the deep sense of selfless commitment and dedication of Dr. Suhas
Mhetre who is instrumental in production of this book along with an audio
CD and the team of printers and caring and complimentary companionship of
my wife Dr. Mrs. Vibha and loving company of my daughters Urjita and
I humbly acknowledge with deep sense of gratitude, the contribution of Dr.
Pushkar Shikarkhane, my parents, family members, my in laws, friends,
students, colleagues, patients, readers.
This may be considered a humble offering at the lotus feet of my Kuladevata
Shri Laxmi Narayan and my Sadguru Shri Brahmachaitanya Gondavalekar
Maharaj, whose SHATASANVATSARIK PUNYATITHI MAHOTSAVA is
scheduled from 18th to 27th December 2013.
SARVETRA: SUKHIN: SANTU
SARVE SANTU NIRAMAYA:
SARVE BHADRANI PASHYANTU
MA KASHCHIT DU: KHAMAPNUYAT
Shriniwas Janardan Kashalikar
WHAT IS NAMASMARAN?
Introduction to NAMASMARAN, NAMASMARAN: The Healing and
Blossoming Ambrosia, NAMASANKALP, Three points in NAMASMARAN,
NAMASMARAN and a question, New insights in NAMASMARAN,
understanding NAMASMARAN, Understanding more about NAMASMARAN,
NAMASMARAN and self development, scope Of NAMASMARAN, Doubts
about NAMASMARAN, Glimpses of Gondavale, Obstacles in
NAMASMARAN, Gondavalekar Maharaj, NAMASMARAN VS
INTRODUCTION TO NAMASMARAN
1. Namasmaran is a process of chanting / remembering of the name of God. It is in
vogue from the time immemorial. Lord Shankar, Valmiki, Ambarish, Pralhad,
Dhruv, Adi Shankaracharya, Meera, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Namadeva,
Dnyaneshwar, Tukaram, Eknath, Kabir, Ramadas, Chokhamela, Narahari,
Gondawalekar Maharaj, Gajanan Maharaj, Sai Baba and so many from different
religions and spiritual traditions practiced Namasmaran and advocated to the
others. Mahatma Gandhi also practiced Namasmaran. Namasmaran has an
extremely important place in almost all the spiritual traditions
present all over the world.
But today it has become especially imperative to re-explore and experience its
significance in view of preventing the imminent collapse of the edifice of
humanity. I don't wish to preach the Namasmaran but only share my views about it
with the readers. Namasmaran is basically a means of Self-realization or in
other words God realization. Thus religious and pious individuals can be seen
chanting the name of a particular deity with a holy rosary in their hand. Chanting is
done in different ways. It is done at different times of day or night and it can be
done , with different types of rosaries with different numbers of beads. People
remember silently or recite loudly, different names, with different targets such as
3.5 lakhs, 13 lakhs, 3.5 crores, 13 crores etc. Namasmaran is practiced either with
specific mundane intention or without any such desire of mundane nature. In my
view practicing Namasmaran is of highest importance and when done
so with topmost priority, other paraphernalia or rules and regulations assume lesser
With utmost respect and gratitude for all the traditions and their followers I wish to
point out that in my view Namasmaran in today's time will not only endow us with
Self realization but it will simultaneously usher the dawn of universal welfare in
terms of abundance and profundity. In fact this social implication of Namasmaran
is the main theme of this book. I feel this way because in my view the chanting of
the name of God can bring about (1) Enlightenment in one's personal life thus
making life fearless, selfless and compassionate (2) Manifestation of light in one's
perspective, thinking and actions in the profession, thus thinking and actions
contributing to global welfare. (3) Self realization associated with bliss (4) Actual
revelation and manifestation of already existing objective unity at the core of every
being, thus improving relationships at personal, regional and national levels in the
society all over the world [in the form of feeling as well as actual behavior] (5)
Manifestation of cosmic will as against that of petty self in different fields [God's
will, will be manifested and vested interests and antisocial plans would be defeated
or crushed.] (6) As regards those who do not recite the name of God, even they
would be benefited. Namasmaran would bring about emancipation of them because
of the freeing influence of the unified reality realized and manifested in the life of
those who chant the name of God. (7) Some people argue that many individuals
practice Namasmaran but do not seem to get benefit. They cite the examples of
beggars of whom many chant the name of God. Some people do not see any sense
in simply chanting the name of God. (8) Some also point out that thousands of
great individuals never uttered the name of God, thus suggesting that Namasmaran
is an unproductive and irrelevant activity. Many others can take yet another point
of view and argue that there can be many ways to reach the truth.
To these arguments there are answers. But these answers are based on the vision of
the self realized souls and the concept of rebirth. They are based on
KARMAPHALASIDDHANTHA. Therefore they are accessible to enlightened
individuals. But we can try to grasp the reality. Thus a person in beggarly attire is
not necessarily a helpless and miserable creature as may seem from the
appearance. In fact the beggarly look can be worn by a mighty (with tremendous
inner strength) sage, a sanyasin or a saint. Simple chanting illuminates all planes of
consciousness, like a single switch which can bring about flood lights illuminating
every nook and corner.
Chanting the name of God is like removing the veils of subjective personality so as
to open doors to cosmic wisdom. When we see many great individuals not
practicing Namasmaran, we must realize that their greatness can be related to their
penance in the past life/lives. Thus they also could be chanting; the name of God in
the past life. Alternatively they could be practicing other forms of penance which
can make a person great but not necessarily self realized. Lastly it must be
understood that the concept of rebirth and KARMA-PHALASIDDHANTHA
ought not to be used to justify injustice but should be seen as a source of
inspiration to practice Namasmaran and rise above every kind of bondage. These
explanations may not satisfy many readers.
This is because our intellectual capacity can comprehend or experience (without
losing subjective identity) the input coming through three states, three dimensions
viz. length, breadth and depth and three times viz. past, present and future. But the
concepts mentioned above are beyond all these. They therefore are not describable
by languages of quality and quantity.
Namasmaran can liberate us and enable us to "see" the concepts mentioned above
as well as the universe appropriately.
Finally; NAMASMARAN ensures a timely evolutionary transformation or return
to one’s original state of trans-temporal, immortal and eternal bliss.
NAMASMARAN: The Healing and Blossoming Ambrosia
NAMASMARAN (From Sanskrit: Name = a (divine) name; smaran =
remembrance); means remembering the name of God, either loudly or silently.
This is called jaap, jap, jikra in Hindi and Urdu respectively. It is also called
simaran and sumiran.
NAMASMARAN is a traditional practice of “Total Stress Management”; that is
beyond exploitative, mercenary, commercial, professional and even philanthropic
transactions. It is practiced in many religions; including Hindu, Christian, and
NAMASMARAN; by virtue of its almost universal acceptability, simplicity, non-technicality
and inexpensiveness has the potential to be beneficial in total stress
management, to majority of people in the world, irrespective of age, sex,
occupation, socioeconomic stratum, race, religion, culture, ideology, nationality.
This is especially so, because; NAMASMARAN does not involve any stringent
rules, coercive regulations or crippling bindings such as; conceptual, intellectual,
emotional, social, cultural and traditional. It does not interfere with the customs or
belief systems. NAMASMARAN is said to reorient us to our own selves, empower
us and re-enkindles our potential to blossom together! It is said to revitalize and
rejuvenate us and catalyze the evolution and implementation of holistic
perspective, policies, plans, programs and achieve individual and global
blossoming; inside and outside!
Conceptual and procedural details of NAMASMARAN:
NAMASMARAN usually embodies; remembering the name of God, Guru, great
souls such as prophets; and whatever is considered as holy e.g. planets and stars. It
is remembered silently, loudly, along with music, dance, along with breathing, in
group or alone. Further, namasmaran is either counted by some means such as
fingers, rosary (called SMARANI or JAPAMALA), or electronic counter; or
practiced without counting. The traditions vary from region to region and from
religion to religion.
The principle (hypothesis) underlying NAMASMARAN; is to reorient our
physiological and social being; with our true self and establish and strengthen the
bond between; our physiological and social being; with our true self; and finally
reunification or merger with our true self! Since individual consciousness is the
culmination of every activity in life; and NAMASMARAN is the pinnacle of or
culmination of individual consciousness; NAMASMARAN; is actually; opening
the final common pathway to objective or cosmic consciousness; so that individual
consciousness in every possible activity gets funneled into or “reunified” with our
Thus NAMASMARAN is said to be the YOGA of YOGA in the sense that it is the
culmination of consciousness associated with every possible procedure and
technique in the yoga that we are familiar with. It is the YOGA of YOGA; also
because it is the culmination of consciousness associated with all the activities in
the universe, which it encompasses as well! It is YOGA of YOGA because
everybody in the world irrespective of his/her tradition and the beliefs; would
eventually, ultimately and naturally reach it; in the process of liberation. Even so
called non believers also would not “miss” the “benefit of NAMASMARAN as
they may remember "true self" through one symbol or another”!
It is said to be meditation of meditation; because the natural and ultimate climax of
every form of meditation; is remembering true self or merging with cosmic
It is said that NAMASMARAN would certainly enlighten, empower and enlighten
billions to evolve, guide and consolidate; the global conscience and empower the
global perspective, policies, plans and programs; and thereby usher in global unity,
harmony and justice.
We should not merely believe, disbelieve, imagine, conjecture, or theorize casually
about NAMASMARAN. We should not develop presumptions, prejudices, liking,
acceptance, disliking, rejection or respect; and go into uncertainty, dilemma,
indecision, wavering, and vacillations! Instead; we should provisionally accept,
study and practice NAMASMARAN; and verify.
Some arguments against NAMASMARAN:
1. NAMASMARAN does not seem to produce tangible results; if compared to
scientific research, socio-political activities, agricultural activities, handicrafts etc.
In view of this; there is no basis that NAMASMARAN can lead to global
True. There is no basis. Nobody can provide the "experimental and quantifiable"
proof. We have ourselves to practice, experience and verify.
2. There is no demonstrable cause and effect relationship to say that
NAMASMARAN evolves us into objective or cosmic consciousness or imparts
True. We cannot prove that NAMASMARAN evolves us into objective or cosmic
consciousness; or imparts global perspective! This is matter of verification.
3. NAMASMARAN has no demonstrable influence on individual or social life.
NAMASMARAN is wastage of time. In fact; One may feel that NAMASMARAN
has benevolent role, because of erroneously attributing the good changes in him or
her; to NAMASMARAN; when in fact; it could actually be the other way round;
that is; good changes in him or her; have lead to him or her to develop interest in
This argument is because of inability to “see” anything tangible and rather the
addiction to believe in a thing; only if it is tangible! It cannot therefore be refuted.
It can only be satisfied if the questioner exercises his or her freedom to blossom his
or her capacity to “see” and "experience" the benefits of NAMASMARAN.
It is said that NAMASMARAN can influence the social life, because the
blossoming is irresistibly manifested in society; impossible to be ignored. There
are many illustrious examples such as scholarly saints Dnyaneshvar, Tulsidas,
Tukaram, Samarth Ramadas, Eknath, Waman Pandit, Meera, Kabir, Chaitanya
Mahaprabhu; including Mahatma Gandhi.
It is also said that if we have doubt about whether NAMASMARAN blossoms us
into cosmic consciousness, or cosmic consciousness absorbs us into namasmaran;
or cosmic consciousness somehow is related to NAMASMARAN, or whether
NAMASMARAN has anything to do with cosmic consciousness; then also there is
freedom to blossom and experience rather than condemned to get buried in the
sterile semantics! All in all, practice of NAMASMARAN and the experience
associated with it; are innate and beyond linguistic comprehension and
communication; though the glimpses of its supremacy can be described. We have
freedom NOT to believe in NAMASMARAN blindly; and provisionally accept,
study, experiment out and experience!
4. What is the sense in the claim that there is "active peace" in NAMASMARAN;
as suggested by some?
The “Active Peace” is a concept to suggest desireless (absence of subjective
desire) desire i.e. objective desire. This is a stage in life reached by many; through
NAMASMARAN. It cannot be and need not be arbitrarily imposed on oneself,
because, even as it is pleasant to those who achieve it; it is not usually imaginable
and hence agreeable to those; who are engrossed in sensual pleasures.
In fact we find it quite dreadful to be “freed” from these “pleasures”! This is a kind
of “fear of loss”! We become miserable even with the thought of such “dreaded
freedom”! However if we think keenly, then we can (in the course of
NAMASMARAN) imagine how sublime and towering is this stage, why it is
acclaimed in books like Bhagavad Gita; and why knowingly or unknowingly; we
all tend to move towards it.
5. Is it not true that NAMASMARAN has nothing to offer in material terms?
It is true that NAMASMARAN does not ensure any concrete material gains as
such. But it actually “converts” us from our “seeker” status into a “master” status!
We become masters of our petty selves! In fact this is the hallmark of progress in
any culture; anywhere in the world.
However; what sort of conversion we undergo; what sort of masters we become;
has no tangibility. Practitioners of NAMASMARAN say, "Having delivered a
child and having become a mother; need not be proved to others; or need not be
proved by getting certified from others. The mother knows it more than anyone
else! It is her privilege! The change within us through NAMASMARAN is
accessible to experience and not dependent for its validation; on any words and
6. Why is NAMASMARAN ridiculed by many of us?
NAMASMARAN binds us in “something” non sensuous; and due to our
immaturity; appears to force us away from our likes and dislikes i.e. our ego. Since
this is painful; we ridicule it as foolish, escapist, nihilistic, nonsense and erratic
7. Is it not true that NAMASMARAN is a kind of paranoid behavior or slavish
Initially; NAMASMARAN gives us the feeling of submission, prostration, defeat,
surrender, prostration by negation of ourselves. But actually this negation is of ego,
and victory of our true self. But since we do not realize this initially, we feel that
this is an unpleasant and discomforting paranoid activity, which is not true.
8. What is the use of practicing NAMASMARAN right from childhood?
If we practice NAMASMARAN right from childhood even without much
understanding; this subconscious learning experience remains in our subconscious
and is pivotal in setting us free from our lower self. Because of NAMASMARAN;
we become oriented to our higher selves and conquer the stress resulting from the
dragging by the lower self. This is why we should provide or impart (by including
in all the curriculums and daily routines) the practice of NAMASMARAN right
9. Is there any reason to believe that the world would unite and blossom?
No. There is no reason to believe in anything. There is no reason to disbelieve; or
waver and vacillate either! It is however a golden opportunity and privilege to
practice NAMASMARAN and be free to “see” the world re-exploring the hitherto
imperceptible unity and blossoming together!! This is analogous to appropriate
linking of the bogies of a train; or assembly of various parts of a car; or even
connection of various types of cells in a body!
In view of above arguments against and in favor; the NAMASMARAN appears to
provide a completely radical and holistic yet totally nonviolent, inexpensive and
universally acceptable tool of stress management. Stress as such can be managed;
but only temporarily and symptomatically by many ways such as; shopping, taking
shower, swimming, skating, skiing, singing, slimming and many such measures;
which serve as at best; adjuvant measures.
We often feel that the ultimate destination of life; is beyond SANKALP (a kind of
motivation, purpose, plan, aspiration, desire, ambition, determination etc, which
leads to a variety of activities in life). Hence; we are often skeptical and/or cynical
about NAMASANKALP (a planning of specific count in certain specific time; of
NAMASMARAN); by an individual or a group.
Even as this is natural; we have to realize that; most of us; are not really freed
from every kind of SANKALP. In fact; we are knowingly or unknowingly; and
consciously or subconsciously involved; in several trivial preoccupations, which
drag us away from our true selves. This is a root cause of stress, which manifests
in different ways.
These preoccupations cannot be conquered by any voluntary effort; as they are
intricately mingled with our ego.
This can only be done; if we consciously adopt a powerful SANKALP; that can
nullify these preoccupations and catalyze surrender to our Guru (Self realization,
Total Stress Management)! Such infinitely powerful SANKALP; is the time tested
NAMASANKALP. This can save us from succumbing to our ego and stress; and
empower us to reach the ultimate destination of life; beyond SANKALP!
We need not believe in this; but verify it by practice.
THREE POINTS IN NAMASMARAN
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 spiritualism.
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 and feelings.
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 relationships.
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 NAMASMARAN.
Arbitrarily trying to “forget yourself” or “cut off relations” can be harmful for a
common person like me.
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 (if inadvertantly imposed) and
induce a knid of cnflicting 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 (e.g. Brahma Satyam Jagat Mithya) 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. But remaining 50 per cent clarity comes only through experience.
In life it is always good to ask questions, seek answers and verify the answers on
the basis of one’s experiences.
The efforts one must take for one’s evolution to internalize and comprehend
experiences are called SADHANA.
In as much as it is wrong to try to blindly 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 required in any scientific experiment.
NAMASMARAN is one of such globally prevalent SADHANA.
NAMASMARAN AND A QUESTION
Even if we have faith in our guru; and our devotion is genuine; we are often confronted with
this question; “Is it really true that God does everything?”
This is because; even if we repeatedly reiterate that our guru is none other than the Almighty
Himself; we are always influenced by and involved in; his personal life, charisma, feelings,
preaching and his supernatural and superhuman feats; which characterize His human form!
This is true about mystics, prophets and incarnations as well! All of them; while extraordinary,
superhuman and supernatural; on the one hand; appear to have limited capacity; in their
human form; on the other; as they don’t seem to govern; the complex scientific inventions,
rapidly developing intriguing technology, world wars, earth quakes, tsunamis, volcanic
eruptions and several cosmic phenomena. While some of these appear to be the products of the
concerned individuals or teams; the others appear to be impersonal, unplanned and automatic.
They do not appear to be God’s activity.
Now; for getting the answer to our question; let us understand that our doubt is actually valid;
but created by our concept of “doing”.
Actually; God, guru, mystics, prophets and incarnations of God “do not do” and do not say;
“they do”; as per our understanding of the word “doing”.
What “God is a doer” means; can be understood; if we observe that animals “do” things
without knowing that “they” are doing, we do things; thinking that “we” are doing; and we; in
the course of ascendance from individuality and subjectivity; realize; that “we” is a transient
experience at a certain stage of development. This experience is; neither present; before (when
we are unconscious about self); nor latter (when we transcend the individuality and
subjectivity; and merge in impersonal objective consciousness)!
It is in the last state of consciousness; that we appreciate that ‘we’ (our bodies, instincts,
emotions, intelligence and perspective and our behavior); are mere dependent transient
peripherals of the impersonal and eternal objective consciousness (God), who is the only
absolute and immortal reality; and hence a “doer”; albeit indirectly!
When we say; “God does everything”; it does not mean that God actually plans and brings
about earth quakes, tsunamis; or invents scientific inventions; or engages in the multitude of
mundane activities, which are ‘executed’ by the peripheral instruments of God!
All this is actually a matter of study and continuous practice of NAMASMARAN and firsthand
experience. The experience; initially of the glimpses and finally; of actually “being the eternal
consciousness”! It is not a matter of blind belief!
Even; all this “writing” and “I” are contingent amidst the eternal kingdom and supreme reign
of God; my guru.
NEW INSIGHTS IN NAMASMARAN
NAMASMARAN is a multidimensional and totipotent or pleuripotent activity. Thus
on the one hand it is a mere remembrance or recitation of God’s name or OMKAR
by an individual, either loudly or silently; and on the other hand; when it reaches
its zenith; it is one with cosmic consciousness Himself (within which everything is
The initial experience of NAMASMARAN can be totally different in accordance
with our physiological disposition. Many times, especially if we are obstinate or
stubborn with strong likes and dislikes, then we may feel that it is suffocating, and
is strangling our freedom! Therefore it is said; that we should start
NAMASMARAN on a relatively small scale.
We have to appreciate that during NAMASMARAN there is a gradual withdrawing
of the decent of consciousness involved in neurophysiological information
processing, which embodies neuro-biochemical and neuro-electrophysiological
changes. These evolve and synchronize the conflicting thoughts, emotions,
instincts, desires, drives, cravings and behavior.
Till such time that the process of NAMASMARAN does not take roots in our being,
the decent of consciousness embodying an illusion of freedom, to which we are
addicted; keeps on resisting our practice of NAMASMARAN. This causes conflict!
This happens because; even though NAMASMARAN emancipates all aspects of
individual and social life, it is alien to us; and hence we find it unpleasant,
restrictive and coercive!
Gradually we realize that NAMASMARAN acts as a thought anchor; and holds us
together, while catalyzing the process of self realization!
The beauty of NAMASMARAN is that by virtue of reversing the decent of
consciousness, it is never restricted to our own petty benefits, even if we wanted
it that way. It is always benevolent to all; including those, who may be thousands
of miles away and known or unknown to us!
It is said to be emancipating even to those subtler entities whose “life” does not
fit in the usual laws of biology such as the departed souls! This is not surprising; if
we realize that when at its zenith, NAMASMARAN is one with cosmic
consciousness; and everything (including past and future generations) is
When NAMASMARAN reaches its zenith; it is one with cosmic consciousness
(within which everything is contingent); as stated earlier, and the inexplicable
effects of NAMASMARAN begin to manifest at the level of electrochemical
activities in various parts of brain. These in turn; are responsible for the
experiences of the practitioner of NAMASMARAN; as well as the apparently
miraculous effects; on body functions, behavior and other events in individual,
family and social life.
One of the several concrete possibilities resulting from NAMASMARAN; which
may be accessible to technology is; consolidation of to and fro connections
between brainstem including limbic system and the cerebral cortex.
Since NAMASMARAN is a very subtle process it could possibly also lead to
quantitative, spatial and temporal changes in the micro-neuro-physiological
secretory and electrical events (as well as changes in their interrelationships) in
key positions in the central nervous system and influence the whole biochemistry
and physiology of STRESS!
This could explain the aphorism of Shri Brahmachaitanya Maharaj Gondavalekar
from Gondavale (District Satara in Maharashtra State, in India); that
NAMASMARAN embodies all the aspects e.g. YAMA, NIYAMA, ASANA,
PRANAYAMA, PRATYAHARA, DHARANA, DHYANA & SAMADHI; of YOGA. These
are achieved in a subtler and continuous manner, in NAMASMARAN.
Roughly speaking it appears that; in asana, pranayama and other procedures in
hatha yoga, are employed to “push up” the descending consciousness from
receptors, plexuses, muscles, respiration, autonomic nervous system etc back to
its original position in and beyond cerebral cortex; and in NAMASMARAN; it is like
withdrawing or sucking the descending consciousness.
It may not be inappropriate to note here; for record; that we need not believe any
of this blindly; as; soon we would see; scientific validation of the aphorisms as
above; about NAMASMARAN; of many seers. It would then be accepted
automatically without any kind blind belief by all; irrespective not only religions;
but even ideologies such as atheism.
The understanding of NAMASMARAN also goes on renovating and rebuilding itself
with newer dimensions and becoming multicolor, sweeter, melodious and
rhythmic! The ecstasy of NAMASMARAN becomes overwhelming and inspires one
to share it with others! Understanding, experience, feeling go on deepening and
get percolated in every system in the body. NAMASMARAN gradually becomes a
core of our total personality and controlling center of our behavior.
In fact; “We” become secondary and NAMA and its understanding occupy the
supreme position within us!
It is true that even if we started NAMASMARAN with some expectations or some
wants, gradually they become vestigial.
In fact through NAMASMARAN we not only go beyond the selfish motives, and
expectations, but experience eternal and vital relationship between our GURU
and us. In other words, this is a relationship between our objective or cosmic self
and our subjective self.
At one point in time, NAMASMARAN appeared to me to be a process of liberation
that would directly lead to purification of minds and blossoming of instincts,
emotions, intelligence and perspective; and lead to predictable social progress.
Now also I feel that NAMASMARAN would lead to social changes, but probably
not as predictably and as simplistically as one would or could imagine.
Guru guides and motivates millions of people towards NAMASMARAN and
blossoming of their instincts, emotions, intelligence and perspective! This repeats
itself from time to time in different parts of the world.
GURU (cosmic consciousness) may vary in external appearance and language
and/or semantics. The disciples also may vary in terms of where they come from
and which background they belong to. This relationship of a particular GURU and
a particular disciple is determined probably by the associations in past lives.
The cosmic consciousness is eternal and the Darwinian evolution and
enlightenment of an individual consciousness are contingents in this.
NAMASMARAN is an objective door to the cosmic consciousness that transcends
the dimension of time. This door is created by the cosmic consciousness Himself;
via the practice of NAMASMARAN by great sages and seers; from time
immemorial. This is referred to as making a NAAM; SIDDHA.
Hence it is said that NAAM given by a GURU has immense significance and
importance. The NAMA given by GURU is a “valid passport” to enter the cosmic
consciousness and aids emancipation of the whole universe.
It is erroneous to assume that “my activity” of NAMASMARAN would yield results.
Actually the GURU gets NAMASMARAN done through me. Everything including
global revolutions or universal cataclysms; are contingents including obviously;
“my activity” of NAMASMARAN!
NAMASMARAN is a golden opportunity to get merged with the cosmic
consciousness endowed by the cosmic consciousness GURU. Therefore it is said
that we should practice NAMASMARAN for the sake of itself; only. The idea of
“my activity” of NAMASMARAN is totally false; and hence the subsequent
expectations of the results are also totally baseless, irrational and incorrect.
But once we understand that all the revolutions once envisaged; are written on
the wall, then we get freed from the burden of being obsessed by them and
“doing” NAMASMARAN for engendering them; and be free!
This is a very difficult, but a sure stage in life.
UNDERSTANDING MORE ABOUT NAMASMARAN:
The process of NAMASMARAN goes on acquiring new dimensions. It goes on
deepening and percolating in every system, every cell and in fact; every molecule
of the body; and gradually becomes a core of our total personality and controlling
center of our behavior.
Later; we begin to understand that:
1. NAMASMARAN; is a universal process; and we get associated with it; due to
our eternal relationship with our GURU (God, BRAHMA, NAMA or objective or
2. The cosmic consciousness (guru) is eternal and the Darwinian evolution and
enlightenment of an individual consciousness; are contingents. Guru guides and
motivates millions of people towards NAMASMARAN; thus blossoming; their
instincts, emotions, intelligence and perspective! This repeats itself from time to
time; in different parts of the world.
3. GURU (cosmic consciousness) may vary; in external appearance and language
and/or semantics. The disciples also may vary; in terms of where they come from;
and which background they belong to. This relationship of a particular GURU and
a particular disciple; is determined probably by the associations in seed forms;
spread through several lives.
4. NAMASMARAN is a highway to the cosmic consciousness that transcends the
dimension of time; and is created by the cosmic consciousness Himself! That is
how; great sages, saints, seers and most of the enlightened gurus; and their
billions of followers; have been practicing NAMASMARAN; from time
immemorial! Hence it is said that NAMA given by a GURU has immense
significance and importance.
5. Hence; it is erroneous to assume; that “my activity” of NAMASMARAN; would
yield results; as per my expectations or anticipations; in personal or social life!
6. Actually the GURU gets NAMASMARAN done through me. Everything including
global revolutions or universal cataclysms; are contingents; including obviously;
“my activity” of NAMASMARAN; and “my enlightenment”!
7. Therefore it is said that we should practice NAMASMARAN for the sake of itself;
only; and neither for petty gains nor for engendering social change; as per our
The stages of self development, self blossoming or self realization are not clearly defined and hence
most of us suffer from disillusionment, disgruntlement or delusions. Sometimes we feel helpless and
sometimes we feel elated. We feel helpless because we do not know how much we have progressed;
and elated because we do not know how much we have yet to progress!
The span of the process of self realization roughly spreads from the inexplicable and indescribable
restlessness to the indescribable “experience” of immortality.
Many activities and techniques are described for self realization. They are called SADHANA in
Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi and many Indian languages. NAMASMARAN is one of the simplest of
such activities; and spreads over the entire life. It is also called NAMASADHANA. The other words;
more or less synonymous with NAMASMARAN; are JAP, JAAP, SIMARAN, SUMIRAN, JIKRA
and remembrance of God or true self.
To overcome the bouts of illusory helplessness and deceptive elation; we ought to recognize with
greater clarity; the subtler aspects; inherent to the gross stages viz. BADDHA, MUMUKSHU,
SADHAKA and SIDDHA; of self realization.
1. Thus; all these stages are not actually water tight compartments. Thus we begin with the stage of
BADDHA, which means completely governed by our body and instincts. There is no discontent
whatsoever! There is almost automatic and reflexive behavior. But actually being human beings;
there is somewhere in the deep subconscious mind; propensity (of which we are unaware)
towards the realization of true self.
2. As we begin in our childhood; the practice some SADHANA (In India this is a part of what is
called SANSKAR and includes activities conducive to growth of consciousness; such as getting
up at or before sunrise, cleaning body, saluting parents, reciting hymns, pranayama, exercise such
as SURYANAMASKAR etc); we develop preferences. Thus as children; we start appreciating
“good” and “bad”.
3. We live in the world of fantasy and belief that “good wins” and “bad loses”.
4. But still; there is perennial conflict of “good” and “bad” within us; throughout our childhood;
because of the childish reactions born out of instincts of survival, habitat, herd formation, hunger,
thirst etc; and emotions such as being pampered and cared for. Hence there are “mini wars” for
trivial reasons! All these stages may be called BADDHA.
5. With the advent of adolescence associated with surge of hormones; there is emergence of new
idealistic utopia, assertion of ego and sex, besides the other instincts. These may manifest as
impulsive charitable and/or rebellious behavior, poetic emotional upsurges, romance with
opposite sex, iconoclastic arrogance; and so on. This stage marks the beginning of MUMUKSHU.
This word means the disturbing consciousness or awareness about the deficiency or void within!
The search of the cause of this disturbing void begins!
6. The individual goes actively and enthusiastically; through the trials and errors of various
charitable, rebellious, romantic and utopian sprees! He or she meets with several “successes” or
“failures” and keeps getting excited and depressed.
7. Depending on the circumstances, one may pass through episodes of errors, mistakes, blunders,
crimes; to efforts towards, intense study, philanthropy, social activism and unusual noble deeds.
But gradually the stage becomes marked by severe dissatisfaction and restlessness. It is at this
juncture of utter helplessness; that one comes across an assurance, solace, guidance, morale
booster, empowerment that begins to fill the void inside. This help is usually called divine help by
the theists. The source; of this help in human form; is called SADGURU. SADGURU means the
master who enables us to realize the true self or truth. It is essential to understand; that even
though the apparent ways of the different divine masters; may vary with respect to the details;
their essential role is the same; and that is to enable the disciple to realize the true self! This
marks the beginning of the stage of SADHAKA.
8. The individual begins to feel little bit but surely; “at home” in the guidance of the SADGURU.
The inner progress takes further momentum. The intellectual clarifications of several questions
begin to spring from within. The buoyancy and the spirit of sharing increases. There is candid and
often gullible expression of the experiences and comprehension of what is perceived as “truth”.
This may be in the form benevolent creativity in music, paintings, poetry, literature; and even
innovations in industry, trade, agriculture etc.
9. There is preponderance of feelings over instincts. Thus; we tend to “give”; even if we are hungry
or thirsty! We get involved in many philanthropic or revolutionary activities or both; but less
impulsively and more accurately; than previously.
10. Gradually this stage becomes marked by preponderance of thinking (VIVEK) over feelings. Thus
we become wiser. We become more aware of our drawbacks or weaknesses and begin to see the
presence of evil deep inside; and not merely outside. We begin to see the ubiquitous nature of the
obstacles in the process of realization of true self! The utopia of global welfare; on the one hand;
and the bliss of self realization; on the other; begins to appear far more difficult and vast; than our
earlier perception. This is usually associated with our conceptual blossoming into holistic one.
Gradually our ideas about every walk of life become more holistic and more conducive to self
realization. As we progress; we become more and more objective in terms of experience of innate
unity with entire universe and thereby conception of the perspective, policies, plans, programs
and their implementation of universal benevolence. It is obvious that the nature of this process is
not uniform and same. It varies with age, sex, occupation, physical conditions and so on. But; as a
result of our holistic blossoming; our aggressiveness somewhat diminishes. We become more
considerate about ourselves and others. This may be perceived as mellowing. But actually; we
develop greater conviction in what we think, feel and do. This may be called courage of
conviction or DHRUTI or DHARANA; and is associated with; zestful articulation of holistic
education, holistic medicine, holistic health, and holistic solutions to universal stressors; such as
global warming, global recession, child labor, accidents etc.
11. These efforts however; are not met with projected results. Hence there is a deep sense of despair.
12. On the other hand; in absence of holistic perspective, policies, plans, programs; and their
implementation; the illusions and delusions of quick short cuts to conquest of; SHADRIPUS and
or SIDDHI/ supernatural experiences; are dragged in hypocritical and deceitful behavior and
degenerative and destructive effects on self and society.
13. Gradually we get freed from the attachment of; what we considered hitherto; as “our” or “their”
concepts, ideas, creativity, mission; and successes and failures. We realize that it is the “divine or
cosmic will” which gets expressed through appropriately through “us” and “them”. We begin to
appreciate the scope and limitations of “our” and “their” role and accomplishments. Thus our
burden begins to decrease.
14. Our individual whims and fancies and idiosyncrasies go on disappearing and we begin to be more
and more tolerant towards the needs, likes and dislikes of others. We become more and more
convinced that our SADHANA would help “us” as well as “them”! Hence we get firmly focused on
the practice of SADHANA; leaving aside the other things; such as our individualistic and subjective
desires and dreams.
15. The happiness begins to grow more and more independent of and irrespective of everything else. At
this stage we have reached the door of self realization the stage of SIDDHA, which is beyond words.
16. The SIDDHA’s life is characterized by “being connected with true self continuously” and manifests
benevolently to the universe by virtue of inspiring and empowering guidance; in; seen and unseen
ways; in marching through the above described stages.
17. Of course; there are exceptions to this general course of progress. The esoteric and mystical
intricacies involved there; are beyond the scope of this small article and beyond my reach!
SCOPE OF NAMASMARAN
In the literature of saints and prophets there is plenty of admiration of NAMASMARAN as a way to
liberation and/or emancipation.
But whether we totally disbelieve or believe in the saints and the prophets; we need not desist
ourselves; from asking the question: If NAMASMARAN is a panacea; why are billions; many of
whom are followers of NAMASMARAN; suffering miserably?
Many of us are tempted to explain this on the basis of past deeds; which indirectly suggests that
NAMASMARAN cannot purify us of our past deeds. It is like attributing limitations to
In my view; NAMASMARAN is a panacea today; (if not in the past) due to the enlightening and
empowering bounty of the penance of thousands of saints in the past. Today; it can chastise us; as
well as purify us from our past misdeeds. But for this; at least a large proportion of people; if not all;
need to practice NAMASMARAN and be oriented to their true selves.
This is similar to the phenomenon of an orchestration, where most instrumentalists and the vocalists
are required to be oriented to the musician for desired harmony, melody and rhythm!
Actually when we get oriented to our true selves; we begin to get freed from the shackles of the
stranglehold of our passions, lust, desires, ideas, beliefs, notions, dogmas and so on, which are often
pursued at the cost of others. We begin to be more objective and hence less prejudiced, less biased,
less grudged, less individualistic, less sectarian, less fragmented, less petty and so on.
In view of this; it is clear that; while practicing NAMASMARAN we need not get detracted,
disturbed, disheartened, depressed or destabilized; by such destabilizing questions in our minds.
NAMASMARAN is the way; the universal way; and the most feasible way; even if we are NOT
transformed into an enlightened soul; overnight; and even if we do not see (through our subjective
frames of our minds) the expected or anticipated results; in our life and the life of mankind.
Whether we are good, bad or ugly; and believers or non-believers; we still have the golden
opportunity to practice NAMASMARAN and be a happy participant of the process of superliving or
holistic renaissance i.e. individual and universal blossoming.
DOUBTS ABOUT NAMASMARAN
NAMASMARAN, is a fundamental and universal solution (other solutions being
adjuvant) for the perceptible transition from individual and universal problems; to
individual and universal blossoming.
In rigid and unquestioning body consciousness; we can be callous and oblivious to
the pain of others. We can be “happy” and “stoic” and free of doubts; whether
we practice NAMASMARAN or not; till; we ourselves are not inflicted; or are in
But doubts creep in our mind; due to sensitive and inquisitive body
consciousness; manifesting into our genuine concern; for the sectarian and
piecemeal approaches and policies; revolving around petty perspectives, thoughts
and vested interests; in various (political, social, economic, medical, industrial,
agricultural, educational and even ‘religious and spiritual’) fields; to everyone’s
We cannot be happy and fulfilled from anything else; other than self realization,
that is freedom from the overwhelming impact of body consciousness. This is true
liberation or mukti or Nirvana; and is coupled with universally beneficial policies
and their actual implementation in all the fields of life.
If NAMASMARAN is meant for mere ‘self realization’ and not for social revolution;
then how can merging in NAMASMARAN completely; be cosmic self, the
reflection of which is the universe and society? Hence there cannot be any
individual liberation without the actual reflection (the details of which may vary)
in personal and social life.
All the ideas and pursuits of “personal” liberation; without tangible changes in
environment; are petty and actually counterproductive. But the feeling of
personal liberation in absence of such changes; is theoretically possible; as
nothing is impossible! The concerned individual himself or herself; has to decide;
whether he/she is; on the way of liberation or actually liberated; or is callous and
in self deception.
Doubts about NAMASMARAN creep in mind; because of the agonies of the
burning problems of the people; at global to local levels; in as much as the doubts
spurt by our physical pains, financial crisis, and humiliation in personal life. There
is no disagreement and no denial; that this is due to the body consciousness.
NAMASMARAN, is inseparable from globally beneficial perspective, policies, plans
and programs, to be evolved by the leaders in different fields, and their
meticulous implementation by the masses; and thereby; the successful individual
and universal blossoming in actual day to day life.
All this can be disproved by their own examples; if self realized people, having
nothing to do about society and have no influence on the society whatsoever;
bring forth other evidences of their self realization
GLIMPSE OF GONDAVLE: THE INFINITE SOURCE OF EMANCIPATING SPIRIT
In the India, there is Maharashtra State. This state is famous for many meritorious
characteristics. The most outstanding of which, is the galaxy of individuals who
had realized (not merely understood or known) the truth and imparted it to the
mankind. Truth realization is ATMAPRACHITI (the word self realization does not
convey the content of the word ATMAPRACHITI because the word ‘self’ does not
convey the essence of the word ATMAN.
Truth realized individuals are not mere erudite orators, who preach, perform so
called miracles, or merely do philanthropic work! They revive us from the
stupefying dungeon of mortal subjective realm; into immortal objective
Thus in Maharashtra, there have been truth realized individuals such as
Dnyaneshvar, Ramadas, Tukaram, Eknath, Muktai and in 19th and 20th century
Akkalkot Swami, Saibaba, Gajanan Maharaj and many others. One of these truth
realized individuals was Shri Brahmachaitanya Gondavlekar Maharaj.
Gondavlekar Maharaj(1845-1913); had come in contact with Shri Saibaba,
Akkalkot Swami, Vasudev Balavant Phadke, Lokamanya Tilak and also Nanasaheb
Peshave (Biography of Gondavlekar Maharaj, by K.V. Belsare). He extensively
toured India three times; and rest of the life he lived in Gondavle. His life
exemplifies how a truth realized individual’s consciousness is one with the cosmic
consciousness and benevolent to universe.
Gondavle is full of daily activities (conducive to individual and global blossoming)
called NITYOPASANA (nitya = one which continues uninterrupted and upasana
means getting nearer to God or truth). People interested in truth realization
and/or global welfare; visit Gondavle, usually stay here and participate in
NITYOPASANA and/or offer services in various ways; in this MAHA YAJNYA,
SAMASHTI YOGA or MEGAPROCESS of GLOBAL BLOSSOMING and get set on
proper path of ultimate fulfillment viz. individual and global blossoming in life.
The food and stay for specific period of time are kept free of cost as an expression
of supremely benevolent supertransaction; beyond mercenary, commercial,
professional and philanthropic concepts! Gondavle is near places such as
Dahivadi, Pusegaon, Koregaon, Satara, Phaltan, Vita, Tasgaon etc. and about 60 to
90 km from Pandharpur, Pune, Sangli, Miraj, Mahabaleshvar etc. From Mumbai,
Panvel, Vashi, New Mumbai, Lonavla, Thane one can drive to Gondavle in 5 to 7
hours by express highway.
Address & Phone
Shri Sadguru Brahmachaitanya Maharaj Gondavlekar Chaitanyopasana (Sansthan)
At & P.O. Gondavle (Budruk), Taluka: Man, District: Satara
Pin code: 415 540;
Phone: 02165- 258292
OBSTACLES IN NAMASMARAN
One of the obstacles is depression due to continuous bombardment of events in
the surroundings; full of petty successes and failures (as depicted in print and
Because of this bombardment and feeling of helplessness; one tends to feel that
time is fleeting. This painful experience erupts from within like unmanageably
excruciating pain; in spite of the conviction that NAMASMARAN has to get the top
The second obstacle is that of being helpless (impotent). Since it is difficult to
convince NAMASMARAN and even more difficult to create interest, liking or
passion for NAMASMARAN; one has to face painful criticism (of being inactive)
and humiliation (of being useless and parasitic) from those who are completely
entangled in the pursuit of petty gains.
Since NAMASMARAN makes us considerate, we tend to accept the opposite view
points rather too politely (often conceived as impotence) and feel miserable.
The third obstacle is the emergence of introspection; of our increasingly deeper
layers. The practice of NAMASMARAN brings to surface our drawbacks from the
subconscious and unconscious layers of our being. These drawbacks to which we
are hitherto oblivious; give us a feeling that we are deteriorating due to the
practice of NAMASMARAN! This is too disheartening.
The fourth obstacle is the flaring of a conflict. This conflict; is between the notion;
that NAMASMARAN embodies; specific ethical/moral pattern, puritanical
behavior, asceticism and is alienated from the day to day problems on the one
hand; and revolutionary fervor and epicurean values aligned with the material
life; on the other!
The conflict keeps on nagging and makes on feel guilty about minor indulgences
(in view of shad-ripus).
But there is nothing to worry and despair! The guru keeps us revitalizing and
empowers us; to continue the globally benevolent practice of NAMASMARAN.
Actually we become increasingly buoyant; in the course of time; I spite of these
GONDAVLEKAR MAHARAJ: THE INFINITE SOURCE OF EMANCIPATING SPIRIT
Maharashtra State in India; is famous for many meritorious characteristics. The
most outstanding of which, is the galaxy of truth realized individuals, who
imparted their enlightenment to the mankind.
The truth realized individuals are not the same as; those who merely preach some
philosophy and/or perform so called miracles, are mere philanthropist, or are
mere erudite orators.
I call Truth realized and not just self realized; because self in English does not
convey the content of the word “atman” in Sanskrit.
The most important quality of an individual who has realized truth is to impart
truth realization and uplift the individuals from their subjective realm into
objective global consciousness.
Thus; in Maharashtra, there have been truth realized individuals such as
Dnyaneshvar, Ramadas, Tukaram, Eknath, Muktai and in 19th and 20th century
Akkalkot Swami, Saibaba, Gajanan Maharaj and many others.
One of these truth realized individuals was Shri Brahmachaitanya Gondavlekar
Gondavlekar Maharaj (1845-1913); had come in contact with Saibaba, Akkalkot
Swami, Vasudev Balavant Phadke, Lokamanya Tilak and also Nanasaheb Peshave
(Biography of Gondavlekar Maharaj, by Prof. K.V. Belsare) and extensively toured
India three times; and rest of the time lived in Gondavle.
His life exemplifies how a truth realized individual’s consciousness is one with the
cosmic consciousness and becomes benevolent to rest of the universe. His
consciousness is experienced by many individuals in his samadhi mandir located
in Gondavle, which is full of daily activities conducive to individual and global
blossoming; called NITYOPASANA.
We all can visit Gondavle and participate in these satisfying activities and undergo
conscious evolutionary transformation and get set for the ultimate fulfillment in
life in time to come! This is found to be one of the crucial activities in Total Stress
Management! The food (PRASAD) and stay are free of cost!
Address & Phone: Shri Sadguru Brahmachaitanya Maharaj Gondavlekar
Chaitanyopasana (Sansthan); At & P.O. Gondavle (Budruk), Taluka: Man, District:
Satara; Pin code: 415 540; Phone: 02165- 258292
Gondavle is located on Satara Pandharpur i.e. Miraj Pandharpur road. The nearby
places are; Nidhal, Dahivadi, Koregaon, Mhasvad, Vaduj, Satara, Pune, Sangli,
Miraj etc. From Mumbai we can drive to Gondavle in 6 to 7 hours by express
NAMASMARAN VS NAMAVISMARAN
NAMA is a word used to indicate true self; inseparable from the unifying universal
self. Hence forgetting our self or being oblivious to our self can be referred to as
NAMAVISMARAN [NAMA (self); VISMARAN (forgetting)].
As we “forget” our true self (NAMAVISMARAN), i.e. undergo a “descent” into
our caricatures, we begin to live as our caricatures. We then get segregated into
races, philosophies, ideologies, religions, cultures, nations, regions, families and
individuals! Latter we descend further by the downward momentum of
individualization and into pettier and meaner life!
This universal process of NAMAVISMARAN manifests in the form of
individualistic and often antisocial whims, fancies, idiosyncrasies, delinquencies,
perversions, family disputes, quarrels; and world wide spate of antisocial activities
leading to dissipation, dispersion, disruption, distortion, decomposition, disease,
degeneration and destruction.
Since the root of the individual and universal problems lies in the universal process
of NAMAVISMARAN, the panacea for the radical measure for the cure and
prevention of the individual and universal problems; lies in reversal of the
prevalent universal process of NAMAVISMARAN through active practice and
promotion of universal process of NAMASMARAN.
Individual and universal blossoming would begin with the polarization of us; the
inhabitants of the world; into those who dedicate themselves to practice and
promote NAMASMARAN; and those who ignore, neglect, avoid, doubt, suspect,
resist, condemn, ridicule, suppress and oppose NAMASMARAN either actively or
passively (by remaining inert and idle).
The latter also would get the chance to practice and promote NAMASMARAN
and individual and universal blossoming because of global momentum; though
after varying trials and tribulations.
NAMASMARAN AND FAMILY LIFE
Family life, Rearing children, Kindness
NAMASMARAN AND FAMILY LIFE
The human beings as well as several animals are characterized by groups of
individuals recognized as a family. It is the nature's law and nature's wisdom,
which has made this
phenomenon of family (constituted by physical, instinctual emotional, intellectual,
spiritual and overall biological complimentarily) emerge in the nature. Thus, it is
that we find it extremely beautiful to see various animals involved in parental care,
just as we find it very pleasant to see a human mother loving her baby. Human
families have gone through several transitions. At present the institution of family
is on the verge of collapse, in many parts of the world and they are full of stress
and strain as well as strife and disintegration in the remaining world! Thus, today
there is a striking note of discord and friction amongst members of a family. The
elderly, the handicapped, the diseased, the very young ones and such other
dependents have to face particularly hard time. The nature of disturbances in
family may vary in details in people with different backgrounds. However, one of
the common factors is dis-satisfaction resulting out of expectations either from
one's own self or from others. This leads to development of hatred towards others
or pity for oneself. Thus, the members of the family tend to be violent either to
others or to themselves. In human society these expectations have acquired the
titles and the sanctity of the traditions, conventions, laws and such other things.
However, with increasing complexity in the social dynamics and economics
relationships, the inadvertent acceptance
as well as arbitrary and irrational destruction of the conventions, traditions, etc.
have led to extreme psychological and hence overall unrest in the families and the
society. This volcanic unrest has led to various crimes such as feticide, infanticide
abuse. Besides there are incidences of teenage mothers (the hundred percent
successful sex education in many countries has not reduced the incidence of all
these as well as that of
incompatible marriages or divorces etc.) etc. It has to be appreciated that sex
education and material abundance have changed only the nature of problems for
women, the basic
tyranny remaining unabated. Mere sex education and economic growth do not lead
to profundity and broadening of mind. Hence they can not solve problems such as
violence in different forms, such as dowry deaths. Neither stereotyped (revival) nor
destruction of the traditions and conventions (implicit in socalled revolutions) will
solve the crises that the family system is facing world over. This means the essence
of past wisdom has to be extracted from the traditions and conventions and in
accordance with this essence, the nature of appropriate family relationships and the
nature of conventions of duty towards one another have to emerge. The laws have
to spring from such wisdom with due consideration to the peculiarities of the
present day complexities. Thus neither fundamentalist approach can help nor the
approach, which is out to destroy the traditions and impose arbitrary rules and laws
(even if such rules and regulations are proclaimed by
their proponents to be humanitarian) can work.
It is obvious that healthy evolution of family life can be possible only by
overcoming the pettiness in perspective, thoughts and actions. This is possible if
we learn to refine and rectify our expectations [born out of traditions and
conventions] about ourselves and the others, with the help of Namasmaran. This is
because Namasmaran opens our eyes to see the innate unity and harmony, thus
facilitating triumph on our expectations.
Namasmaran thus can loosen the irrational stranglehold of the traditions,
conventions as well as the expectations on our minds.
Thus families practicing namasmaran would never allow bitterness to creep in due
to dowry disputes or petty things such as inadequate score in examinations.
Namasmaran can help us overpower and transcend the mutually interactive and
synergistic growth of coercive traditions and expectations. In simple words
namasmaran shifts our attention to the innate continuity and unity, already existing
in the human hearts. Namasmaran enhances our awareness of the core reality, the
eternal melody and the power that links and governs all of us. This awareness and
experience that springs from or springs through the practice of Namasmaran
endows us with considerate outlook on the one hand and the courage to manifest
our true self on the other hand. Thus unconditioned tolerance, acceptance, love and
respect about one another as well as the motivation to assert
grow together. In the present context the members of the family seem to have lost
this awareness. This has led to hysterical pampering of one's whims on the one
hand and denial of the genuine needs of the others on the other hand. This has also
led to an obsessive pursuit of material gains at the cost of others and humiliation
and misery as a result of failure in such obsessive pursuit. One can easily see how
this has got the potential to
blast the harmonious family life into pieces. No rules, regulations or any arbitrary
codes of conduct can save and or rejuvenate the human bonds which are vital to the
vibrant and joyful family life. Namasmarn, however by orienting our attention and
fixing it on the inner harmony can revitalize and reorganize the family life in a
REARING OF CHILDREN
The future of the children is a matter of great concern for guardians. Rearing the
children therefore is an extremely important, complicated and difficult problem /
today's parents have to face.
Several questions such as (which toys, foods, clothes, tonics etc. should be given?
Which prayer, which language, which habits, which discipline should be
exercise, which etiquette, which manners, which behavior should be expected?),
remain baffling. This is especially so in today's complex environment wherein the
children, parents and for that matter every one of us is exposed to conflicting and
confusing influences from cinema, drama, TV, Radio, News papers, Magazines
and travel. There is always an infectious dilemma in the minds of parents with
respect to how they should behave with their children. This is mainly because they
are trapped in a situation which apparently imposes only tow alternatives. First is
joining the cruel and dehumanizing competition and the second is accepting
inevitable 'martyrdom'. This dilemma leads to tremendous and mutually interactive
peer pressure leading to stress, strain, agitation, agony and restlessness amongst
Thus simple peace loving individuals are converted into ruthless automatons,
heartless robots or uprooted, apathetic, frustrated cynics. Millions of us do not
"live" at all but accept and lead a "vegetative existence" out of helplessness. So
there is mechanical
participation in rat race against one’s own feelings ! This is because they find it
extremely difficult to overcome or keep aside the anxiety about their children's
future on the one hand and respond successfully to the cruel competition on the
Even those who succeed cannot rest as they have to face newer and sometimes
more testing ordeals.
In such a situation what is most important is the understanding of what is really
good for the children. It is also necessary in such situations to have the realistic
of what can be assured by the so-called success in the brutal competitions.
Because, after such clear cut understanding only, the harassment of children and
the self destructive, masochistic and sadist mania in the ambience can be
overcome. Besides the parents, the people in the positions of various types of
powers have to understand this.
Namasmaran gives us the ability to see the illusory nature of the material success
and failure. It prevents us from getting dragged after illusory success. It also
from getting baffled, withdrawn, defeated, frustrated, depressed, helpless and
miserable. Namasmaran enables us to inspire the children [irrespective of their
success or failure]
to march toward intellectual, emotional, instinctual and physical well being. It
enables us to guide our children in execelling in the field of their choice and
thereby benefiting the society also. We start recognizing the danger of imposing
competitions for material gains. We begin to realize that the gardner is supposed to
give water and fertilizer to the plant & care for it but certainly is NOT supposed to
squeeze flowers & fruits.
Though the question of rearing the children in cities is different from that in the
villages in certain details and though it varies from country to country with respect
to such details, the
quality of destructive environment essentially remains the same.
It is imperative therefore that the educationists, policy makers, educators,
bureaucrats, the teachers, the parents, the children and everybody concerned about
the children remembers or chants the name of God and bring peace to themselves
as others. This will certainly ensure opening up of new roads of
profundity and prosperity for children (and rest all).
NAMASMARAN AND KINDNESS
My conscience and reality do not concur during the course of development. This is because my
conscience is blurred by my passion, feelings, thoughts, perspective based on my heredity,
Hence usually I am judgmental; whether I wish or not!
This is why; I am in a frame of mind to harm my adversaries; and even latter; I am obsessed to
chastise the “wronged” ones with punishment.
As a result of GURUKRUPA:
1. I begin to see the truth that all the sins in the world are in me; at least potentially; if not
2. I begin to see that there is hand of Almighty (Guru); behind all the appearances; including
the “sins” of mine and those of others!
3. I begin to understand the nature’s justice; in the form of PRARABDHA (the apparent good
and bad conditions of me and others).
4. I begin to appreciate the wisdom in the concept and practice of PRAYASHCHITTA.
5. I begin to see; the most compassionate, divine and bountiful hand of my GURU; in
organizing and blossoming my life as well as the life of billions; in the process of self
6. I begin to realize; that NAMA is the absolute truth; and the kindness in the form of
objective benevolence; begins to flow through my heart involuntarily; whether I wish or not!
7. Strange it may appear; but the vengeance, vindictiveness, vendetta, rage, cruelty and callous
self righteousness, releasing in my body; in the form of stress toxins; begin to disappear;
thereby; making me happier and even physically healthier!
NAMASMARAN AND ECONOMY
Goal, Selection of career, Occupation, Spiritualism, materialism and
Namasmaran, Spiritual Infrastructure, Employees, Global recession, Charity,
Black money, Money and NAMASMARAN
NAMASMARAN AND ONE'S GOAL
When we ask the children about their goal, they reply that their goal is to become
doctor, lawyer, model, actor, pop singer, business tycoon or somebody of that sort.
Peer pressure, fierce competition and tough demands from demanding parents keep
the children preoccupied or rather obsessed with their aim, goal, dream or choice.
The children start getting worked up in the efforts to be successful in their pursuit
of becoming somebody.
The effects of these pursuits are unimaginably damaging on the bodies and minds
of the young generations. The children are under tremendous stress. They are
restless, nervous, anxious, worried and many times even sleepless.
What is the role of Namasmaran in such situation?
Namasmaran that is also referred to as THOUGHT ANCHOR, gradually shifts the
mental plane above the influences of glamour and glitter. It shifts the mental plane
above the pettiness and superficiality. Namasmaran gradually brings us closer to a
point of clear vision, and maximum fulfillment. We begin to see what is closest to
our heart and soul. In other words it enables us to see the purpose of our life. In my
opinion this purpose of life is same as SWADHARMA.
As a result of the process of Namasmaran, gradually, one realizes that one's goals
etc are intrinsically defective as they are based on either petty and superficial
values or gullible ideas of philanthropy. One starts realizing that due to this the
goals remain defective irrespective of whether they are 'base' or 'divine'. One
learns that whether one's goal is born out of desires of personal gains of desires of
universal welfare, they still remain crude and inaccurate. This is because they are
subjective. They are arbitrary. Therefore they can prove to be coercive or
NAMASMARAN AND SELECTION OF CAREER
In today's society the problem of selecting a career is a very difficult one. In the
Indian context and especially Hindus, this is because of the decline of 'VARNA' (a
system of division of labor amongst 4 different communities) system. When
VARNA system was in practice there was no question and no need to think of
selecting or competing for a career as there was no choice. But, with the advent of
freedom to choose and compete there has arisen a problem of RAT RACE FOR
LUCRATIVE CAREERS that can fetch power, money, glamour etc. This is
because there is no more any social control or convention that can guide an
individual in selecting a career which will simultaneously benefit him or her and
the society. Today's vocational guidance is devoid of such enlightened vision.
Namasmaran frees the individual [including the vocational counselor] from the
obsession of petty and ignorant personal pursuits. Namasmaran enables the
individual to perceive characteristic and feasible the nature of activity that could be
fulfilling for his/her own self as well as beneficial to the society. Namasmaran thus
can not only help us to transcend the old coercive elements in the system of
VARNAS and other unjust conventions related to jobs but it also helps us extract
the vital sap of eternal truth from the society of the past. It enables us to combine
social utility and our capabilities and preferences with respect to selection of jobs
or careers. Namasmaran empowers us to remain associated with SELF-TRUTH;
SATSANG [SATSANG: SAT means Truth and SANG means association, thus
SATSANG means association with Truth] and saves us from getting dragged after
fake gurus or guides. It replaces or substitutes such ignorant or fraudulent Gurus or
NAMASMARAN AND OCCUPATION
One of the most important things in one's life is the
pressure of work. As one gets engaged, appointed or occupied
in a job or a business one also gets all the pleasant and painful
experiences thereof. Gradually in many cases the job becomes
a jail. Although one gets a sense of security, because it is one's
bread and butter, one also gets a feeling of suffocation in the job.
Namasmaran gives a new dimension to one's own job.
Due to Namasmaran one's job does not remain merely a means
of earning. The job or the business does not remain merely the
means of survival or personal gains. This is because with
Namasmaran the emphasis or the orientation of the individual
shifts. This may be called "paradigm shift". What this means is
one's perspective begins to rise above and ride over the petty
and personal considerations. With Namasmaran the individual
starts realizing that his/her suffocation in the job and the desire
to escape from the present job are because of misconceptions,
prejudices, whims, fancies, infatuations and delusions about the
present job and the other apparently lucrative or glamorous
jobs. He/she starts realizing that all this is because one never
realized the potentials of the present job to influence the
surroundings in a beneficial way.
Namasmaran opens one's eye to social and personal
dimensions of the job. At once the job becomes glamorous,
majestic and absorbing.
He or She therefore learns to focus on the job and get
immersed in it with the understanding that the job has tremendous
potentials to be socially beneficial. This understanding which
springs from Namasmaran makes the job a source of intense
satisfaction and total fulfillment at any given moment.
Namasmaran, makes every minute spent in one's work an ocean
of bliss and power. It is true that one can not practice
Namasmaran during intense intellectual activity. But in such cases
the interludes of physical activity or rest can be filled with
As far as criminal or suicidal activities are concerned
Namasmaran can free us free us from their shackles. One can
see from above discussion how over a period of time the lives
of criminals or perverts also, can get transformed by
SPIRITUALISM MATERIALISM AND NAMASMARAN
Why are many places of pilgrimage; full of activities responsible for the downfall of mankind?
Why can’t the spiritual masters change these places for better; through their devotees, local
administrative heads and/or the political leaders?
Why are these places immune to spiritual rejuvenation and or revitalization in view of the
socioeconomic and political misery?
Why do we find people in pitiable life conditions in most respects?
The answer to all these questions; is:
There is a split or chasm; between the so called spiritualism and so called materialism!
The saints and their shrines provide the infinite enlightenment and empowerment.
But we are intoxicated by petty selfishness to such an extent that we visit the places of pilgrimage in
a parasitic mindset. We visit these shrines and temples with beggarly mentality. We approach these
abodes merely for trivial gains for our own selves or our families. We see social evils; but merely
criticize them cynically and callously! We are ourselves degenrerated!
This is because; we have forgotten SWADHARMA, in which there are no separate compartments like;
spiritual and material. It is holistic. SWADHARMA is holistic renaissance. We have forgotten pitru
dharma, matru dharma, putra dharma, acharya dharma, kula dharma, raja dharma (duties or
privileges; assigned to father, mother, son, teacher, pedigree, ruler; respectively) for individual and
The answers to all our questions are in NAMASMARAN.
NAMASMARAN empowers, enlivens and enables us to get reoriented to and explore the
SWADHARMA (which is beyond the prevalent ideologies, which make us arrogant on the one hand
and meek on the other). It enables us to evolve holistic perspective, policies, plans, programs; and
implement them; in all the walks of life; including the places of pilgrimages and bring about
individual and universal blossoming.
NAMASMARAN AND SPIRITUAL INFRASTRUCTURE
Roads, bridges, railway, electricity, telecommunication; etc. constitute economic infrastructure; and
play an important role in progress.
But if there are no; at least reasonably; healthy individuals, then this economic infrastructure
becomes meaningless and useless.
Hence; the health care facilities, housing, drinking water, schools; etc, which constitute social
infrastructure; have to go hand in hand; with the development of economic infrastructure.
But if the members of a social group harbor; a perspective, ideology, thinking, feeling, motivation
and behavior; of fanatic sectarian development; then it can be counterproductive and destructive to
that social group; as well as to the others.
Hence along with the economic and social infrastructure; it is essential to work; on the spiritual
infrastructure; simultaneously. We can appreciate this point; if we carefully observe; the quality of
individual and social life; in any part of the world; including the developed countries.
The spiritual infrastructure can be developed if there is a simple and inexpensive program that can be
acceptable to different ideologies and religions. One such program is; remembering and reorienting
to one’s true self; called JAP, JAAP, JIKRA, SUMIRAN, SIMARAN i.e. NAMASMARAN; and
can be introduced in every nook and corner of the world and to everyone irrespective of age, sex,
occupation, religion, race, nationality etc.
NAMASMARAN AND EMPLOYEES
Quite a lot has been written on the relationship between employers and the employees. In today's
world this relationship is found to vary in different setups. Thus it is different in mill’s companies,
villages, cities, public sector and private sector. It is different in farm laborers, quarry workers,
contract labor and other employees. In short, class division as well as the caste distinction have not
remained so simple.
The working class and employers have become quite heterogeneous. The priorities and interests of
different groups ofworkers have also become different. In fact sometimes they oppose each other.
This is because a particular policysimultaneously benefits some sections of working class while
harming the interest of the other sections of working class. This is especially evident in case of
working class of affluent countries and that of developing countries. The financial benefits tend to go
to the working class of affluent countries at the cost of working class and other people of the
These facts however are either ignored, neglected, unnoticed or unattended to. Because of this, the
movements of the working class have not been able to succeed adequately in making the society
more just, though living conditions of some sections of working class have financially improved to
some extent. The working class movements have not been able to equip themselves with the power
of enlightenment and therefore lack in fundamental sense of unity so much required in their policies,
strategies and the definition and selection of issues for struggle. This has resulted into considerable
reduction in the strength and constructive effectiveness of the working class and their movements, all
over the world.
This is largely because working classes have not adequately developed their
strategies on the background of the vision of nonsectarian global welfare. As a
result irresponsible and
cancerous growth of consumerism (at the cost of others) has taken place in some
sections and pathetic and helpless acceptance of exploitation in the other sections
The moral and spiritual degeneration has been enormous and perpetuating.
The solution to this can come with global perspective, which can result from
namasmaran. Namasmaran is a process of freedom, which can free the society with
classes into truly
unified and classless society. This can be understood if one understands that it is
the inner unity when and if unraveled that can lead to the unity envisaged in the
concepts of the classless
society. But mere slogans and even attempts made arbitrarily for extinction or
annihilation of class cannot help any class. This is why the unhappy affluent and
the deprived destitute continue
Whether a person is a union leader or a sanitary worker the practice of
namasmaran will open new avenues of development in their fields which are vital
for accurate thoughts
and actions. The opportunist and selfish pursuit or materialistic considerations of
the leadership and the sense of helplessness and apathy of the landless labourers,
child labourers and such
others can be overcome primarily by the practice of Namasmaran. In this case
namasmaran can be compared to light which is indispensable irrespective of the
types of residence
viz. a palace, a bunglow or a hut. Namasmaran endows the cultural profundity
which in itself
is an effective and powerful weapon that can be used for the emancipation of one
and all. This is especially so because with Namasmaran one acquires a position
which is undefeatable by
intellectual, technological, financial, military or any other power.
This can be realized more fully by the practice of namasmaran
and not otherwise. Intellectually however one can imagine how
by namasmaran one can become more objective. One can
imagine how thereby one can gain undefeatable strength in his
or her efforts to free himself or herself as well as the fellow
employees and the employers, both materially and spiritually.
Namasmaran therefore is not merely a process of achieving
personal liberation but it is a process of cosmic spiritual
renaissance associated with material abundance.
The root cause of global recession is the overpowering dominance of petty and tubular perspective
over holistic perspective; in different fields. In other words; mean selfishness has overpowered the
holistic aspirations of global welfare. We must appreciate that the very nature of petty perspective; is
to enhance antagonism and suppress the holistic perspective that consolidates complementarity,
inclusive growth and harmony.
This conflict is not new. But it has crossed the regional and national boundaries and hence its impact
has become global.
How does petty perspective cause global recession?
Petty perspective is born out of slavery of incessant inner cravings for physical, monetary, political,
cultural and other kinds of supremacy and control; beyond physiological needs. It results in
unscrupulous pursuits towards gratification of these cravings.
Thus the industrialists prefer to nurture, encourage, enhance and promote such basal and morbid
cravings and thrive on them by producing in excess and selling; weapons of mass destruction,
cosmetics, sexual stimulants; and so on. The political leaders prefer to encourage such industries and
we due to our obliviousness of the reality; prefer to support such political leaders.
If we take the example of medical business; it excessively emphasizes on individual fitness (as
against holistic health) profitable to sell their products in the form tonics, exorbitant spas, so called
fitness clubs and so on. The political leaders obsessed with petty gains encourage this in exchange
for party funds and bribe. The medical experts drowned in petty pursuits support such industries
favoring the hegemony of respective different systems of medicine (as against holistic medicine).
We; due to our own pettiness support such industries and policies.
As a result of this; the economic activities in different fields of life revolve around the petty
perspective and lead to exorbitant growth of utilities and services for the benefit of few! Thus in poor
countries also we find; markets of jewelry, five star and seven star hotels and hospitals, unproductive
glamour, wasteful glitter, petty luxuriousness and vulgar yet expensive entertainment.
These economic activities make few of us rich, glamorous, arrogant, but hollow, weak and sick. As a
result of petty perspective these few are glorified by most major players of mass communication and
most of us worship such petty achievements!
But since a majority of us do not have money to avail these five star services; the sale begins to fall.
Then the rabid competition begins. This is often called free market economy, free competition etc.
This involves frantic and unscrupulous efforts to market these useless and/or counterproductive
commodities and services, through mutually exploitative ways of promotion; involving colossal
The sickeningly rich amidst us; sustain the sale of such commodities and services for some time. In
fact the economy appears to be strong and booming; due to the show; of glamour and glitter! But
soon these industries begin to slow down due to lack of customers. They are still sustained by the
political leadership through loans, subsidies and waving of loans. In other words; public funds are
pumped in these dying ventures and most of us; tax payers; are further throttled!
The sham industrial growth due to its petty perspective and mutually antagonistic and wasteful
activities; and throttling deprivation of billions of us, whose buying power gets desiccated/atrophied;
races towards decay! The industrial profits begin to fall and the share prices plunge.
Since the money pumped in these businesses, whether by governments or investors’, is essentially
our money (which would have been potentially useful for the global development); we the common
people all over the world suffer maximum, the investors with buffering power suffer less and the
business houses with much greater buffering power; suffer least; as the loans are often waved!!
Many of us suffer miserably and try to find solutions through movements against exploitation and
corruption; but it can succeed only if we internalize holistic perspective, which embodies sublimation
of inner cravings in realizing complementarity, inclusive growth and harmony; i.e. holistic
renaissance. How can this be done?
1. The children have to be introduced to the measures of inner blossoming (to evolve holistic
perspective and realize holistic renaissance); such as hymns, prayers, jikra and NAMASMARAN;
right from the beginning.
2. The productive domain must be nurtured and the “epidemic of wasteful learning of unproductive
activities” leading to scarcity of jobs and subsequent evils should be eradicated on war footing
urgently and seriously.
3. The concept and practice of holistic medicine has to be evolved.
4. The concept of holistic health has to be evolved and practiced in all the fields of life; so as to make
them complementary and synergistic and NOT petty, mutually antagonistic and detrimental to the
mankind. Thus; the industrial, agricultural, horticultural and other productions and services; must
subserve the fulfillment of physiological needs of all; and not the morbid interests, whims and
fancies of few.
5. The further details however; can be worked out and evolved by the experts with holistic perspective
in the different fields.
CHARITY AND QUOTIENT OF SATISFACTION (QOS)
A great eye surgeon turned to charity; after his recovery from a serious kidney disease; thanks to his
mother, who donated a kidney to him.
Another philanthropist tuned to charity after his recovery from a near fatal accident which left him
unconscious for several weeks; thanks to the help of completely unknown people!
We find several people all over the world; turning to charity; in several fields of life; after such
events. Actually; it is very difficult to find an individual without involvement in charity in one form
Charity is acclaimed as a great virtue in all the religions! In fact if we recognize that pregnancy,
delivery, beast feeding and rearing of new born; as an example of great charity, then even the
animals would be credited for the charity!
Charity appears to be a physiological need!
But charity has another angle also!
For the beneficiaries; charity can nurture indolence, lethargy, irresponsibility, dependence and
parasitic mentality and the overall evil within; instead of blossoming; the conscience.
For the philanthropist; it can nurture condescending attitude, arrogance, justification of exploitative
activities and a system that suits/breeds the inequality and injustice.
Apart from this; there are several so called charity activities, which are actually meant to be
umbrellas to hide antisocial activities; or serving other ulterior motives.
In addition; there is yet another angle! A vast majority of us have become cynical skeptical and
suspicious about the utility of “our charity”, which often goes down the drain or is misused!
In view of these three aspects; we tend to vacillate between two conflicting positions; viz. persistent
proponents or ardent opponents of charity!
To overcome this conflict; we have to improve the quotient of satisfaction (QOS) or quotient of
fulfillment (QOF) of our ‘charity’; by metamorphosing it!
How can we do it?
Apart from basic and unavoidable ‘charity’ activities such as; pregnancy, delivery etc; our activities
of choice; have to be such that; they cannot
1. Nurture indolence, lethargy, irresponsibility, dependence, parasitic mentality, condescending
attitude, arrogance, justification of exploitative activities and a system that suits/breeds the inequality
2. Be misused as umbrellas to hide antisocial activities; and misused to serve other ulterior motives;
3. Go down the drain!
The choicest activity that fulfills all these criteria is a process of self realization. But most of us;
cannot live only with self realization! Hence the best way is; combining the process of self
realization with every ‘charity activity’ that suits us! Thus; while treating a patient, teaching a
student, feeding a needy, helping a helpless; we should practice NAMASMARAN; the simplest and
easiest procedure for self realization!
What is true for ‘charity’; is actually true for every activity in life; so as to increase the QOS or QOF;
in our overall life!
We need not believe in this; but verify!
The governments all over the world keep on giving statistics; on the basis of their
parameters; about the crimes and black money in different countries. The self
styled social reformers amongst us; also make shallow and populist slogans
against the crimes and black money for pampering their own inflated ego as
But sadly; we do not go the roots of crimes and black money. As a result we the
common people keep getting disturbed and develop guilt complex and sense of
lowliness and/or helplessness.
Should we not go to the roots of crimes and black money? Should we not stop
getting bogged down by the smart and callous or the shallow and populist
elements (inside and outside)?
If we do not go to the roots; then we would never understand; why the crimes
and black money proliferate in a given society; and provide solution.
Let us understand that the degree of appropriateness of constitution and laws,
determines the justice, peace and harmony in that nation. Similarly; the accuracy
of government rules regarding the taxes; determine the compliance of people
required to pay taxes.
But not merely the taxes; but the manner of expenditure of the taxes collected;
decide the extent to which people would feel happy to pay taxes honestly and
There may be exceptions to this observation and some people may be
extraordinarily honest and some extraordinarily dishonest. But that itself proves
the point for the vast majority.
The root of the black money is as follows:
One of the major causes of black money is the bitterness and disgruntlement;
amongst majority of the people that they are being unduly coercively,
unjustifiably robbed of their legitimate and hard earned money. They feel that
they are being deceived.
This feeling grows because of the way the collected tax is misused and
Naturally this is followed by manipulations to hide money and evade tax and if we
cannot evade (salaried people); we try to earn unlawfully; and hide it. This money
stamped as black money!
Actually such black money is fairer than the money earned by; cheating,
misguiding, swindling, stealing, exploiting, robbing, adulteration, extortion,
bribing, and misappropriating tax money; and most importantly through making
and twisting laws (or rules, statutes etc) to suit the vested interests; which is
actually and really the darkest money!
Why are we governed by such darkest money?
This is because; our higher self is suppressed and tortured by our lower self. Our
higher self is governed by our lower self. Hence we are ruled and dictated; by
individualism, pettiness, superficiality, glamor, and glitter. We are overpowered
by material pursuits (oblivious to the harm caused to others)!
Our perspective, policies, laws, rules; are favorable to nurture and promote
darkest money and black money.
The most effective way and a golden opportunity for getting rid of the stress of
the darkest as well as the black money; is; to urgently and victoriously practice,
teach, preach, sponsor and do whatever we can; to promote holistic perspective,
policies, plans, laws, rule and programs. This is implicit in NAMASMARAN.
MONEY AND NAMASMARAN
There are following view points about money.
1. Do not bother about money because you are not going to take it along with you after you die.
2. Money is most important. No body; friends, relatives, family members and even spouse and
children do not care if you do not have money. So earn and save money in whatever way possible!
3. Money is important. But earn money in “proper way” or by “legitimate means”.