Swami Papa Ramdas
Devotee: I repeat Ram Nam, but there is no progress.
Papa: If you really want it, you will get it. Where there is demand, there is supply. Ramdas himself hungered for the Truth, went to saints and got it. If he had no hunger he would not have got it. They cannot do anything for you if you are not receptive. You must feel the want. You must have a burning thirst for it. The condition is "hunger for God". You have seen so many saints. How is it that nobody was able to do anything for you?
Devotee: A saint can do what he likes. You must give me that thirst.
Papa: Ramdas is trying his best to see that everybody is awakened, but nobody responds. Otherwise, he would have transformed the whole world in a second. Do constant repetition of Ram Nam with full faith in Ramdas' words. Then you will get everything in course of time.
Devotee: Papa should give it. He has the power to give.
Papa: Ramdas is giving, but nobody is prepared to take. You are full of Kama, Krodha, Lobha, etc. There is no place inside. You must leave the ego and surrender to the Guru. The more you repeat Ram Nam with faith and devotion, the more you will become ready to receive the grace of the Guru. You must do the Sadhana and utterly surrender to God. At once you will realize God. Try for yourself by taking the Name constantly with full faith. Everything is in Ram Nam.
Ram Nam chanted by children has so much power. Even if they give exaggerated figures of Japa done by them, I attach more importance to their Ram Nam than to that of the grown-ups. When chanting RamNam, children do so with all faith and concentration while the grown-ups have their minds running in different directions. Beloved Papa, therefore, hearkens to children's prayers.