MARCH –1882

Place : –  Temple  of  dakshineswar

(Henceforth Shri Ramkrishna  will be  spoken  of  as

Thakur” when required as it is so done in the Gospel )

14)    “ Who is this person of mold mine ? I feel an inclination attracting me to go back to him .

Is it possible for any one to achieve greatness without a thorough scholarly education”?

Lo, wonder! I would like coming again to him. Either to-morrow or day after, I shall be Coming again to him .”

Shri M’s purification of mind started at the sight of Thakur—God in person . Shri M was thinking of Thakur. Thought of God would purify the mind and body. A winged insect of rain has seen the glow of fire . It is sure to come and jump in the fire . It is not the glow of fire but luster on a gem and it will not burn though a jump is taken in it  .

15    “He had a moleskin wrapper put on him .”

This is the first touch of description of Thakur in his ordinary life as given by Shri M.Thakur was a well-reputed monk (Sadhu-half of God emanated from the body), a saint (Sannayasi—the body and God separated). But he had neither matted hair, nor clean uniform of ochre colour, nor wooden sandal, nor a big staff, or a wooden water-pot nor any outward sign of a monk by which he might be recognized . He dressed and looked like an ordinary plain country gentleman . What sort of Paramhamsa was this ?

Thakur was the God incarnation of the era (Avatar) .

Every era has its own requirements . The life of Avatar (Incarnation of God) was the fulfillment of those requirements. Thakur led an ideal life of the era, keeping balance with the environment and as such, to teach others that His life would be followed.

It was the era of Buddha ——–

Shri Buddha was seated. He had a dress put on him like that of a Buddhist monk. His whole body was covered with cloth of yellow colour. His disciples, the monks, had the same dress on .

The world saw Buddha and his monk-disciples. With an extreme reverence they paid their respect and homage to them but they kept aloof by standing at a distance and they eyed askance. The world did not dare approach them nor sat by them. Well, the Buddha and monks were gods—a different set of people and they were not meant for, nor did they belong to, the ordinary human race . Shri Buddha was for his monk, disciples and not for the world . My own dear one would be living my life . He had no necessity for such fine dress of ochre colour —

Yes, it was Shri Sankar (Shri Shankaracharya—A.D. 788-820) with well-shaved head and face, dressed in ochre-coloured uniform from top to toe. Like a fountain his genius was showering sparkling water all around and his erudition and scholarship like another sun were shining and illurninating the horizon .

With all his glorious disciples Shri Sankar was found seated . There were Padmapada, Mandam Misra, Trotak and others . It was a mad thought to judge the superiority or inferiority in them .

It was an amazing sight to the world—Shri Sankar with his disciples . The human race with all their reverence bowed down to them and went by with a sigh of grief thinking that this life of Shri Sankar and his disciples was never meant for them, as it was impossible for them to get the talents, achievements and self-assertions of Sankar and his disciples. The human race left them and went after pondering within that God was simply for Sankar and his disciples and not for ordinary man–

Shri Ramanuja appeared in the arena after some two hundred years and a new edition of Sankar ; besides, there was a severe strict rigidity in him .

With equal reverence showed to Sankar, the human race bowed down to Ramanuja and went by. They could not find any link between their life and the life of Ramanuja . They approached him with great expectation but they found that it was not for them—

Place-“-PURI” in Orissa .

Look there  :  There was Shri Chaitanya sealed . He was talking about Radha’s (a female devotee) love for Shri Krishna to his own devotees .

He looked like both Jupiter and Cupid combined together . But simply he had a torn rag on his loins . To attain God by self-exertion (Vividisha) through privations and cynicism was introduced by Buddha and Sankar ; but it was not so prominent with them as it was practiced and followed with rigid principle by Shri Chaitanya  in his own life .

The world was the magnetic and dazzling figure of Shri Chaitanya . But from a distance, man gave up a sigh, lost his heart and went by . Only it passed in his mind—“Alack ! he is not mine”.——

Thakur had a wrapper on his body and sleepers on his feet ; yes, he attained God in accordance with the outlined principles of the Vedanta (Paramahansa) .

Shri M brought back hope in the mind of the humanity by this description of Thakur who was not unlike a plain and simple man his daily dress like others .

In winter I put on a wrapper on my body and sleepers on my feet . Thakur led a life—a very similar life like that of mine. But Thakur attained God. How am I to do so ?

Yes, there is expectation and hope for every one us . We must be remembering the announcement made by Thakur—“Uncle Moon is everyone’s uncle.” God is for everybody. (Moon in India is a man and not a woman like Diana of Roman mythology).

Thakur attained God and through his grace I shall be attaining God also.


Mrs Lakshmi Banerjee of Baguiati,Kolkata narrated her experiences after reading Diamond’s book ‘Religion and Realization’:

In my old body I got the grace of God in the form of Diamond and experienced many divine dreams out of which I am describing a few.

1. I saw Sri Ramkrishna was sitting  on a throne near the door of our residence saying something in a very low voice which I could not follow. II thought, perhaps I used to go everyday for listening the reading, probably so he had come to take me. When I was running to him, my dream went off.

[I interpreted like this – The seer is getting the grace of God.]

2. I saw Sri Ramkrishna was worshipping a deity and I was seated beside him. Then he gave me a half portion of a sweet and the dream went off.

[Meaning- The seer will have 50 per cent austerity.]

3. I saw Diamond holding my right hand once and then held my left hand. The dream went off.

[Meaning- God-the-Preceptor took the seer’s responsibility.]

4, I saw in dream Diamond illuminating with glazing light.

[Meaning-The seer saw ‘Atman’ or ‘Soul’ or God’s light in the form of Diamond.]

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