Nama Article 11th March 2014
Swami Papa Ramdas
The Mantra which Ramdas was repeating was "Om Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram". He received this Mantra from his Guru, who was none other than his father. After the Mantra was received, Ramdas felt that it took complete possession of him. It was not that he possessed the Mantra, but the Mantra possessed him. He was constantly repeating it and in that repetition from the very start, he felt absolute peace and joy. It was all due to God's grace, because, without His grace, our mind does not turn towards Him. Without our mind turning towards God, His name will not taste sweet to us, or prove beneficial to us. Our mind will be wandering in many directions if we repeat the Name mechanically. The mind must be attuned to the name of God and through the Name we must attain that inner consciousness or awareness of the Divine. We must also feel His presence everywhere. This is the end that we have to attain.