Nama Article 1st June 2014
Swami Papa Ramdas
Ramdas will tell you how God made him approach Him and in what way he was related to God from the very beginning. First, God created in this servant's heart a keen longing to realise Him. Ramdas looked upon God as his master and mother, and upon himself as a servant and child. His one great desire was to see Him, to realise Him and feel His presence, and God taught him to take His Name constantly in order to purify his mind, because the pure mind alone can see Him. The relationship between him and God was established by the power of the Name. And when it was established God's grace, light, peace, purity and joy entered him. The holy Name kept up a continuous contact between God and Ramdas. He went on repeating the Name and he found it sweeter than nectar. He began to drink it day after day until he was merged in the Divine Consciousness. In that state the servant became one with the Master and the child became one with the Mother.