Nama Article 5th May 2014
Swami Papa Ramdas
It was past midnight, when Ramdas was awake, as it was usual with him in those days to sit up the whole night chanting God's name, that he had the vision. Suddenly he saw Lord Krishna standing before him. Ramdas' eyes were open and he saw Krishna dancing. Krishna had a flute in his hand, a gold crown on his head, a fine tilak on his forehead. His colour was bluish. He had some ornaments on his body, a long garland of flowers round his neck and He was wearing a yellow silk cloth. Ramdas could hear the tinkling sound of the anklets round his feet. He looked like a boy of eight or ten years. His charming face was lit up with a bewitching smile. Ramdas must have caught the smile. That vision captivated his heart and he was for a few seconds witnessing the dance. As Ramdas talks about it now he feels as though Krishna is dancing before him. It was a thrilling experience. He was very much delighted to have the vision of Krishna in that particular form, but his desire all along was to see Him as everybody and as everything in the entire universe. This vision in a particular form came to him without his praying for it. So, at that moment he intensely wished and prayed that Krishna should grant him His universal vision and not put him off by giving His Darshan in that form.