From the desk of Swami Niranjan

December 1988

People throng to religion, gurus and spiritual organisations for guidance and the achievement of their desires. In return they get self-satisfaction and many of their desires are also fulfilled. The problems of this planet may not get solved, but they get an opportunity to dip into the ocean of knowledge. They derive wisdom but it remains unexpressed in their behaviour, for the droplets of wisdom which they acquire evaporate in the hot sands of samsara.

The channelling of sublime wisdom into creative action is a rare gift which only a few extraordinary individuals possess. On an encounter with Swamiji, even a casual one, one is deeply impressed that he epitomises such a person. Behind his personality flows a stream in which wisdom and action are the main currents. The realisation of the supreme, from the Brahma Sutras to the selfless action of the Gita, is a spontaneous expression which has become one in him.

Renunciation, giving of alms, sacrifice and austerities are performed by many people, but it is rarely done with a vision of the future. Rather, we see that it is done more for self-contentment. One kind of action moves, motivates and inspires the world, another is only for self-indulgence.

We are counted in the latter category. To motivate, inspire and provide direction to the world, a leader is required who embodies anger as well as pardon and peace, brilliance and shrewdness as well as simplicity and innocence, down to earth awareness as well as far sightedness. One in whom both the fiery brilliance of Parashuram as well as the astute and calm wisdom of Rama are manifest. One who symbolises the determination and righteous wisdom of Krishna and Yudhishthira, the glow and harsh warmth of the sun and the silvery, soothing and healing coolness of the moon. Such a multifaceted, mysterious and practical leader can mould a definite future from the gathering of scattered, diverted and dissipated energies.

Upon meeting and seeing Swamiji, all know deep down that he is such a leader. At present he is on a pilgrimage of India and its siddha, teerthas with a definite constructive purpose. He is infusing the heart and mind with a new energy, a new mantra to unite the future. Be ready to receive him.