Nama Article 3rd November 2014
Swami Papa Ramdas
God-Madness Ensures Remembrance:
Ramdas was praying to God: "O God, make me stark mad of Thee". It is God-madness that makes us remember Him constantly. For, if He possesses us, we cannot forget Him. Until then we must go on repeating His name.
When Ramdas was in this state of madness, a friend said to him: "By repeating God's name you are running mad. You must give it up". But Ramdas replied: "No. He will repeat it so incessantly that he will make the very walls in this room vibrate with the Name." This was the determination which God gave him at that time. That is how God has made him what he is. By His grace alone Ramdas was made to enter this path, by His grace alone he was made to walk on it, and by His grace alone he reached the goal.