Kinkar ji’s Ram Katha influences Locals of Vrindavan
Maharajshri, Ramkinkar Upadhyay was often invited to Sri Dham Vrindavana.
Vrindavan Dham is the blessed birthplace of the Lord of the Universe, Sri Krishna.
The invitations came from Brahmaleen (ब्रह्मलीन) which means one who has attained Brahman, Sri Akhandanandji Maharaj.
Maharajshri perceived those invitations as the order of the Supreme Lord.
Hence, he visited the Holy Land of Vrindavana.
He made up his mind to stay in Vrindavana for a week, on the first occasion.
But on his visit to Vrindavana, he was so much liked by the locals and the holy men, that he stayed for 11 months at a stretch.
Those were the days when the Avadhoota (अवधूत) which means one who has risen above body-consciousness, sages like-
Udiya Baba Maharaj, Sriman Hari Babaji Maharaj, Sri Akhandanandji Maharaj were regular audience to Maharajshri’s sermons on the Ramcharita Manas.
Sri Udiya Baba was heavily much influenced by Maharajshri’s talks.
He believed that it was not because of skill, talent, or endeavor that the little boy, Ramkinkar was able to deliver such beautiful lectures.
Instead, he believed that Maharajshri was the personified incarnation of the Grace of the Supreme Being, Lord Rama.
He would often tell the other holy men: “Friends, do you believe that Ramkinkar is speaking these words.
If you feel so, you are wrong. It is Lord Rama who has incarnated through the words of this boy.
I am more than certain about this.”
After speaking these words, his eyes would well up with tears of joy.
Ramkinkar ji and Ramcharitmanas
Maharajshri received special mantras from Sri Udiya Baba.
Following the words of his guru, Udiya Baba, Kinkarji rendered selfless service to the people through his discourses on the Ramcharita Manas.
Maharajshri made up his mind to strengthen himself.
Though he led a simplistic life from before, he additionally included austerities suitable for a sage, especially in the renounced order of life.
He committed himself wholly, following the principles enunciated by the Supreme Lord.
Maharajshri started traveling extensively through the Northern belt of the country.
He began propagating the Manas with gait and fervor, throughout his extensive travels.
During this time, he came in contact with the Benares Hindu University in Kashi.
Ramkinkar Ji Becomes Famous
Once he was delivering a lecture at the Benares Hindu University in Kashi.
Many stalwarts from the scientific field, as well as intellectuals from the field of literature, attended his lecture at the university.
Among them, was present, Sri Vasudeva Sharan Agrawal, notable personalities among the inteelectual groups of writers.
Ramkinkarji’s lecture influenced him to such an extent that he approached the Vice-Chancellor of the University.
He said: Please arrange for a lecture of the prodigious speaker, on a very large scale in the open campus of the university.
By doing so, the entire university shall get a golden opportunity to hear his blessed words.”
The required arrangements were made for the grand occasion.
Maharajshri’s lectures, had a gripping impact on his intellectual audience.
They kept in front of him, the proposal of a Visiting Professor, so that every student and faculty of the university, could avail themselves of his enlightening viewpoints on Ramcharita Manas.
It is worthwhile to mention that literary legends like Sri Hazari Prasad Dwivedi, Sri Mahadevi Verma, etc, too, grew fond of Maharajshri’s association and views.
- Prem Murti Bharat
- Manas Chikitsa (Manas Rog – 4)
- Shiv Tatva (Manas Manthan – 3)
- Vande Videh Tanaya
- Manas Rog – 1
- Shri Ram Vivah (Manas Pravachan – 3)
How was Kinkar Ji Different from Others?
Maharajshri was unlike the typical Readers of Scriptures, who rendered talks or lectures for benefit of people.
Instead, Maharajshri considered that delivering lectures was his personal spiritual practice.
He delivered lectures as part of his own spiritual growth.
This was his Seva, his personal duty towards the Lord.
Hence, he did it selflessly, for the love of the Lord and not for any other material or personal benefit.
The purpose of this practice was to discover the roots of the Vedic Ethos through the Manas.
He made that light available to the most common people, in the simplest format.
Exercising his enlightened intelligence, by inaugurating the much-hidden teachings of the Manas, he brought to light the Heart of Goswami Tulsidas.
Indeed, it is next to impossible to reveal the teachings of Ramcharitmanas, without the Grace of Lord Rama.
Ramkinkarji made available to the world, the deepest hidden secrets of the Manas.
This proficiency was not his own, but the blessings of Sri Rama.
Even sages committed to the loftiest of ideals, cannot decode the Manas as he did.
Ramkinkar ji and Youth
Kinkarji offered to the world an unparalleled and discrete vision that harmonized the apparently contradictory paths of Jnana Yoga and Bhakti Yoga.
He had a robust impact on the Youth of the country.
His analysis was unique and modern compared to the olden styles of rendering spiritual discourses.
This freshness was liked by the youngsters.
He analyzed the paths through words representing the very sound of Brahman.
He presented this analysis to his young, listeners.
Thus, he instilled a unique vision to see the equanimity existing between the two paths.
His words continue to light up the otherwise enshrouded paths of Yoga.
His teachings provide rightful direction to all seekers of either paths.
Kinkarji’s command of the Shastras influenced both, the theistic followers and also the students encountering tough times.
Also, his lectures and inspired talks instilled clarity and a sense of duty amongst the youngsters.
Thus, many would flock around him, attracted by the purity of his divine intentions.
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