Thursday, July 15, 2010

Chapter 50: Boboji Gains Entry Into The Eternal Nikunja (Passes Away)-1

Lord Krishna with whose wishes Bobo had manifested on earth, forcefully stole the heart today.The purpose for which she had been sent to this temporal world its zenith had been reached and her task was over.The handsome Shyam summoned her and the question of stopping did not arise.Ardently longing for Krishna, she got an indication to leave this mundane world and proceed to that eternal dham where Radha-Krishna forever dwell to take part in their divine play.

Dark-hued Krishna played his flute and the enraptured village girls were passionately drawn.The greatly fortunate cowherdesses were not even conscious of decking themselves and moved in a delicious anguish to the side of their teasing, elusive and insistent paramour.Longing for union with the supreme lover, the love of the gopis is seen as transcendental love of the highest order hence why would his hungering devotees think of anything else.

Well the joyous and enchanting days of the rainy season transformed into the mild winter of autumn, which was very pleasant. Soon after a biting cold wind banished the autumnal season and reigned supreme. Day after day gathering all its achievements and failures, the year 1991 passed away.The year 1992 began with the dawn of a winter morning.

Episodes of joy and sorrow do not have much significance in a saint's life very much like the rotation of a cycle.They are holding modakas (a small round sweet which is delightful) in both hands. While living in this mundane world the memory of Shyama-Shyama overwhelms them and on going to their nitya or eternal dham relishing the constant closeness and divine play of Radha-Krishna is easily feasible for them. Hence it is the society and devotees who have to bear the loss.

The same year snatched away several greatly siddh luminaries and presented the never to be filled vacuum .Who will ever forgive this year laden with the dreadful kaal (eventual destiny or fate). Oh! How ironical that we lose out on those saints whose separation is so painful. What shall we call this farewell which has been ordained by destiny?Saints are never absent or mortal.They are forever present,giving assurance to their followers in a hidden and visible manner, making themselves available.

Revered Bobo In Meditation

Bobo's physical health was deteriorating.Diabetes had certainly attacked her, and an ailing heart creeped in simultaneously.The onslaught of the cold season escalated.During this time span her body had become extremely weak but her spiritual strength had become as powerful.She was always indifferent to a medical examination.

Ailments do not have any particular importance for saints. What would be the ordeal of their suffering and condition of inborn virtues? The body becomes the reason for departing, and that is what they have desired and is meritorious. Taking its support, they reach their destination for which they have taken birth.Soon after they rest in the eternal proximity of Shyama-Shayma, the wealth of their hearts, and all this was being completely realised in Bobo's life.

Even in such an ailing condition she was always alert and enthused in attending to the needs of Thakurji, doing his shringara,incessant seva round the clock, and devotedly fulfilling her regime.Gradually the body became increasingly frail and everyone firmly insisted on a medical examination followed by medication.Surprisingly she did not oppose this suggestion so adamantly this time. Absent mindedly she agreed which seemed absolutely contradictory to her temperament.Obviously this was the final contribution connected to her body since mentally she had become totally indifferent.

Shri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

The characteristics of saints are strangely extraordinary.Narendra had once told Dev Shri Ram Krishna Paramahamsa, “Why don't you ask the Mother Goddess to make you recoup.”

Ramakrishna Paramahamsa answered, “Do you think that I have been undergoing this suffering voluntarily? I do wish to recover. But how is that possible? It all depends upon the Mother.”

Narendra suggested again,“Then please pray to her for your recovery. She cannot but listen to you.”

Shri Rama Krishan opined, “ It is easy for you to say so,but such words I can never utter.”

The conduct of saints depends on the Lord's wishes and they are themselves devoid of definite intentions and uncertainty. Therefore Paramahamsaji was always disinterested in the body and his mind was way above this mundane world.

Revered Bobo had been sick for quite some time now. Once when she went into isolation in the afternoon as was her regime, she heard Thakurji's voice, “Everything will be fine, just bring your will power into use.”

The yugal, Radha-Krishna served by Bobo

When she narrated the above incident to Sushila Bahenji she had asserted, “The task of attending to my Thakurji should go on perfectly.He may keep me as he wishes. Should I stoop to use the power of my desire for getting rid of physical illness?”

Shri Ramana Maharshi

When the disciples of Shri Ramana Maharshi suggested the surgery of his arm he had replied in an disinterested fashion, “You may throw the leaf plate I have had food in by shredding it to pieces or else the whole of it. My purpose of attaining the divine has been fulfilled thus take me as you wish now.”

Swami Shivanandji Maharaj

In the same fashion Swami Shivanandji Maharaj would certainly eat from delicacies offered by the bhaktas even though he was suffering from diabetes.How could he disrespect the Supreme Being pervading this temporal world to safeguard his body.

Swami Sharnandji Maharaj

At this time Swami Sharnanandji Maharaj had suffered seven heart attacks one after the other.All the doctors had recommended that he should not meet anyone and take rest.But he felt that the body has to depart one day as per the laws of nature so why should I hurt the sentiments of those dropping in.

On the other hand saints are unanimous in not being bothered whether this earthly body remains or does not-least worried as they are,and there is no uncertainty regarding the protection of their body.When they are getting an indication from Shyama-Shyam who are wanting to take them along,how can they oppose the sacred couple. Their lot is readily waiting for Radha-Krihsna's constant closeness on getting a signal from the supreme lover.

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