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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Way of Love

Today is Rama Navami. The pastimes of Lord Rama is endless. Lord Sankarsana Himself, who continuously sings the glories of Sri Rama with unlimited mouths is unable to touch the end in any way. Such is the glories of Sri Rama-katha.

One of the most important lessons in Rama-katha is the way of love. Love is crooked. Love knows no rules and regulations. Love has its own way of doing things.

Bharath wanted Rama to rule Ayodhya as the rightful king. Prior to this Rama was banished to the forest for 14 years. Bharath's love for Rama is an endless ocean. And Rama can sink in that ocean.

But the question is, does Rama wants to come back and rule the kingdom? That was not Sri Rama's plan.

Sometimes we force our way of thinking and our wants unto our beloved. Not knowing what our beloved actually wants.

In the same way, we think we want to do this or that for our most worshipable Sri Guru. Yet we do not know what is the innermost desire of Sri Guru. Our material desires clouds us. It envelops us and makes us think we are pleasing Sri Guru when in fact we are not. We are only ploughing through our own wants.

Therefore, today the story of Bharath wanting Sri Rama back is a wonderful lesson for us to learn about the way of love.

Love here means that one who loves will always be very careful about the desires of his most worshipable deity.

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