One of the most profound Bhakti sages of modern times.
The life of Maharajshri, Ramkinkar Upadhyay was exceptional. If one hears the lectures of Maharajshri, one shall be convinced that he is a blessed sage who has the capacity to transform another individual just by his power of speech. More importantly if one studies the life of Maharajshri, one shall come to the firm conclusion that Grace is the second nature of sages. Maharajshri is one such sage.
It is interesting and vital to study the life of sages who have walked on earth. It becomes especially important if one is eager to know what is at the heart of Sanatana Dharma. The sages whose lives are an epitome of sacrifice, who have made their life a receptacle of God, need to be studied and surrendered to. Unless one's emotions and inspiration is tuned to such elevated beings, Knowing God shall remain a far-fetched dream.
It is important to understand the lives of the Sages and Seers of India, by studying them closely. Through this study, one should try to decode the mystery of life. The sages of Sanatana Dharma represent the highest ideals, the very epitome of pure consciousness. When the lives of these sages are studied and assimilated, our journey towards the Absolutely is simplified and the mysteries of life get unraveled with consummate ease
It is important for the human race to know of its beginnings. Unless we peek into our glorious pasts, we shall never be able to revive our true spirits. The word Aryan, has a lot to do with our true inner character. We have, unfortunately, with the passage of time, gone into a stage of forced unconsciousness. In order to discover the true depths of human possibilities, it is important to revive within us, the glory of our ancient "seers".
The life of Sri Shankar Dev was meant for a divine purpose. The challenges of his life serve as lessons to the followers of Dharma and Truth. When the devotees of the Lord are challenged, the Lord transforms Himself into time, place and circumstances and stands rock solid by the side of His devotees. It is God alone who transforms challenges into opportunities. The life of Sri Shankar Deva is a testimony to this dictum.
In order to reconstruct a life of service based on a high value system, it is necessary to undertake a deep study of the lives of seers and sages who are the torch-bearers of Sanatana Dharma. Sri 108 Tatwale Baba is one such sage. His teachings are succinct and hard-hitting. If man were to even apply once principle in his own life, it shall be an examplary life.
The trials and tribulations that Sri Shankar Dev faced, throughout his life on the planet were many. Yet he faced these situations head on and displayed the characteristics of a pure devotee.
Bhakti has its own power. This is best expressed through the lives of pure devotees. A pure devotee effortlessly , through the Grace of the Lord, transforms an apparently challenging situation to an advantageous situation. The life of a devotee, is intended for the welfare of all and does not distinguish between friend and enemy. Sri Shankar Dev was one such great devotee of Assam.
The Story of Shankar Dev will be a great inspiration for people to take up Bhakti as a process for self-reformation. The story can serve as a great inspiration, towards getting connected to a great movement, the movement of the Supreme Lord. For readers of the stories of devotees, it would have become evident that devotee stories are a vibrant and power conduit that can connect us directly to God.