The last day’s Ramayan path ended and than Sri Swamiji blessed all of us. Sri Swamiji said, ‘Children have completed the Anusthan of 9 days. This is a great achievement of their lives. For 9 days all of them were singing the praises of Rama. He was known as ‘Maryada Purushottam’ because he lived an ideal life and taught us the way life should be lived. Every one has participated with great love and devotion in this Anusthan. Who made Rasogulla? What are the contents of Rasogulla? These two questions are based on logic. Eating Rasogulla and enjoying its taste is different. One who eats Rasogulla is not bothered about its contents. He only enjoys the delicious taste of Rasogulla. Similarly why should we bother about the contents and meaning of Ramcharit Manas. We should read Ramcharit Manas and attain delicious Rasoglla of Bhakti. All things of the world you can get, but Bhakti is not easy to attain.
Since time immemorial, saints and sages have been exploring, “Where can the Bhakti be easily available? In temples? In Bhajan Kirtan?” But no one has been able to come to a final conclusion. If one gets Bhakti, all problems and obstacles are immediately removed. You get everything by receiving Bhakti. You have chanted RamcharitManas for 9 days, even if you did not understand it’s meaning, it does not matter.
RamcharitManas itself is a sure way of attaining Bhakti. Sri Swamiji further said that when he came to Rikhia, he started his Panchagni Sadhana in 1990. And along with his panchagani sadhna he used to read Ramcharit Manas complete in one day i.e 4 PM to 4 PM. Today all of you are also doing Panchagni Sadhana. Panchagni is the five fires of your life and they are Kam (Desire), Krodha (Anger), Mad (Ahankar), Lobha (Greed) and Matsar(jealousy) resides within you. All of you cannot avoid them, even if you want to. This is your internal panchagani. I did panchagani sadhna from the month of January (14th) to July (around 16th) i.e. Makar Sankrati to Kark Sankrati. I sat amongst four fires and the fifth fire was the Sun. Many times there is fear of dehydration due to excessive heat. Dehydration is of 2 types viz. Physical Dehydration and Mental Dehydration. By drinking lots of liquids like lemon water, coconut water or Mattha (Butter Milk) Physical Dehydration can be cured but Mental Dehydration (due to five internal fires) can be cured by reading Ramcharit Manas. You can read Ramcharit Manas in 1 full day, in one month or in 9 days.The Ramcharit Manas path brings a spiritual change in all of you. It awakens the internal curiosity(jigyasa) and knowledge(jnana). The batuks and kanyas of Rikhia are here from 5 AM to 5 PM during these 9 days willingly. All of you are a witness of the blooming personality of these children. And I pondered ‘ How right Sri Swamiji had been! These children are far better than city bred children of the same age. Their innocence is still very intact. Many of them were reading Ramayana with great interest without being told. Isn’t it the need of hour? I concluded that it is high time we Indians revived the chanting of this great epic of Ramcharit Manas in our home. And reading few Doha from Ramcharit Manas daily will surely help in getting rid of anger, tension and anxiety.
Instantly I recall the satsang of Swami Satyasangananda in which she had said “Ramayana is a weaving of mantras. Mantras are sure way to clean our mind from the depth of our being. In the core of our being we have collected a lot of garbage, which comes out in the form of these five KLESHAS and only the sound of these mantras can reach there to clean it.”