Day 4: Green Katha by Pujya Morari Bapu at Parmarth Niketan
The fourth day of the green Shri Ram Katha at Parmarth Niketan by Pujya Sant Shri Morari Bapu was graced by Pujya M.M. Swami Gurusharanandji Maharaj of Raman Reti, Mathura, Pujya M.M. Swami Asanganand Saraswatiji and Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji ( Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati) . During the traditional ritual of offering their respect to the sacred scripture all respected saints continued the new tradition of offering a sacred green Peepal leave to the Ramayana / Ram Charit Manas as a symbol of their respect and love.
Pujya Swamiji lovingly introduced and welcomed Pujya Swami Gurusharanandji Maharaj. He also shared with Pujya Bapuji that His Excellency the Governor of Uttarakhand had visited the Ganga Aarti the night before with his wife and was so, so delighted to hear about the beautiful green katha and offered his deepest respect to Pujya Bapu.
Elaborating on Manas Parmarth, Bapu shared that, “Parmarth was the expansion of truth, love and compassion.” He expressed the nature of those whose action, words and thoughts were truly dedicated for the welfare of all, truly dedicated to Parmarth.
Briefly commenting on Yoga, which he mentioned was also dedicated to the welfare of all, he shared that if ‘Rog (Disease) doesn’t discriminate between Hindu and Muslim then how can Yog.’ He led the audience in a beautiful interfaith chanting with reverence and respect to all faiths, including Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Buddha and Christian faiths.
He also divinely narrated the marriage of Mata Parvati to Lord Shiva and inspired the audience into such great song and dance. He introduced how Lord Shiva also was known as the Lord of all ghosts and encouraged everyone to chant ‘Jai Boothnath.’ He also emphasized that in a deeper spiritual meaning the marriage of Shiv and Parvati was the marriage of Vishwas (unwavering faith) and Shraddha (complete dedication or commitment) in our own lives. He also emphasized the importance of the blessings of the Divine Mother in our own lives, whether it be in the form of our mother, grandmother or whether it be in the form of the Divine Mother Goddess- with the grace and compassion of the Divine Mother we are able to exist in our natural state of love, peace and bliss. To watch the divine and beautiful Katha online, click here.