RM34. CHANTING MANTRA

a poem by Rajaram Ramachandran, India - poetry writer, author, poet

RAMANA MAHARISHI
(BED TIME STORY 3)

Once there was a King
To find out something
He went to the residence
Of his Minister, in silence.

He was chanting Gayatri Japa
The King waited till the end
And asked him what he did?
He replied, that was Gayatri Japa.

The King wanted to learn it
But the Minister denied it.
So, the King went away
And came back one day.

He told the Minister then,
He learnt it from someone,
And he can recite it by heart
If he had to go for a test.

Minister ordered his servant
To shake Kings’ hands,
And told him to do thrice
But he hesitated to do that.

The King told the servant
To shake Minister’s hands
Without any hesitation he went
And shook Minister’s hands.

Then Minister told him like this,
“Oh Maharaj, a competent person
Only can give any such orders,
He obeyed, as you’re such a person.”

“Similarly, from a Guru,
You must learn, it is true,
Any Mantra to get its power,
Not from any commoner.”

The King realized thereafter
That any Mantra he must hear
From a Guru’s mouth direct,
If the power inside must act.

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