THE REAL SELF | PART 02 OF 14 | IWGR I RAMA राम
Once upon a time , the heir of an Indian ruler came to Rama in the mountains , and put this question ,
" Swami , Swami , What is GOD ? "
This is a deep question , a very difficult problem . This is the one subject which all the theologies and all the religions propose to investigate , and you want to know all about " it in a short time " . The youth said ,
" Yes , yes , Swami . Where shall I go to have it explained ? Explain it to me . "
The youth was asked ,
" Dear heir , you want to know what GOD is , you want to make acquaintance with GOD , but do you not know that the rule is , when one wants to see a great personage , one will have to send one's own card first , one will have to send to the chief one's own address and name ?
Now you want to see GOD . You had better send to GOD your card ; you had better let GOD know what you are . Give GOD your card . Rama will place it in the hands of GOD directly and GOD will come to you , and you will see what GOD is . "
" Well " , the youth said , " It is all right , it is reasonable . I will directly let you know what I am . I am the heir of ruler so and so , living on the Himalayas in Northern India . This is my name . "
The youth wrote it out on a piece of paper . It was taken up by Rama and read . It was not put into the hands of GOD directly , but was given back to that heir , who was told ,
" O heir , you do not know what you are .
You are like the illiterate , ignorant person who wants to see your parent , the ruler and cannot write one's own name . Will your parent , the ruler receive that person ? Heir , you cannot write your name . How will GOD receive you ? First tell us correctly what you are , and then will GOD come to you and receive you with open arms . "
The youth reflected , began to think and think over the subject , and said ,
" Swami , Swami , now I see , now I see . I made a mistake in writing my own name . I have given you the address of the body only , and I have not put upon the paper what I am . "
There was an attendant of that youth standing by . The attendant could not understand it . Now the youth was asked to make the meaning clear to this attendant , and so the youth asked the attendant this question ,
" Person so and so , to whom does this card belong ? "
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