This series chronicles interesting experiences recounted by the devotees of HH Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji. These articles are translations from the series, “Madhuramaana Mahaneeyar” that is published every month in Madhuramurali Tamil monthly magazine. The original article was written by Dr. Bhagyanathanji, Personal Secretary of Sri Swamiji.
The World We Wish to See
This is an excerpt of discourse by Sri Swamiji on the topic of the ‘Nama flower’ at our Madhurapuri Ashram during May 2007.
“There are numerous people who sacrifice their lives to securing good education, food, socio-economic status, health and hygiene, equality and peace for everyone in this world. We, for our part, are trying to see if we can pat and awaken the inner spiritual energy in each and everyone of us in this world. This inner spiritual energy is not only majestic but also loving and peaceful. If we can bring out that inherent love that is in everyone, then the world will attain completeness(‘pUrNatvam’).
Human beings are bound by laws, sins and merits, God, hell, etc. A man who behaves himself only due to fear of all these is not a good man by nature. You have to be good simply because it is good. This is possible only through love, i.e. through that inner spirituality. That pure love cannot be brought out with force or by commanding or by threatening it to come out. It is like a flower. It is gentle. A bud has to blossom on its own and cannot be made to bloom by any other means.
We can sow a seed in the soil, water it, and add fertilizers. But the actual germination has to take place on its own.
Likewise if we can create the conducive spiritual atmosphere amongst all, then God will make the flower of divine love present in every heart to blossom by itself.
Let us not be intimidated by spirituality. When the entire world is engulfed by the Divine Name of Krishna, who is love-personified, would there even be an iota of doubt that love shall flower in every heart? In eager anticipation of that day, let us make the Mahamantra blossom in every tongue,” said Sri Swamiji.
Original Tamil article by Dr.Bhagyanathan,
Madhuramurali May 2007 issue
Translated by Viji Ramakrishnan, Dallas, TX