Saturday, May 23, 2015

Gandhi ke Ram

Gandhi ke Ram

Generations to come, it may well be, will scarce believe that such a man as this one ever in flesh and blood walked upon this Earth". Albert Einstein

As a child, Mohan had a fear of ghosts and spirit. Rambha, an old servant of his family suggested him to repeat Ramnam to overcome this fear. He had more faith in her than in her remedy, and so at a tender age he began repeating Ramnam to cure his fear of ghosts and spirits. Seed of Ramnam sown by Rambha took a permanent place in his life thereafter.

He had followed principles of Pranami and Jainism in his living. But when it comes to worship, Ram was his lord. Truth was God and the God was Ram who lives in the heart of everyone in full purity. Ramrajya for him, a rajya of justice and good governance.

Ramdhun and Raghupati Raghav Rajaram bhajan were part of his morning and evening prayers in Ashram. He used to repeat Ramnam and used to hear Ram/Atma voice in deep meditation for searching light/answers of his puzzles. When he was in pain or sorrow, he remembered Ramnam. Ram became his medicine of all diseases.

When his efforts of convincing Jinnah, Sardar and Nehru failed for united independent India, he accepted the decision with pain in heart. He wrote, " I shall perhaps not be alive to witness it (the partition), but should the evil I apprehend overtake India and Her independence be imperiled, let posterity know that agony this old soul went through thinking of it. Let it not be said that Gandhi was a party to India's vivisection. But everybody today is impatient for independence. Therefore, there is no other help."

A life he lived, presenting him as a symbol of India, moving towards the end. Hindu-Muslim unity was his goal. But with partition, both his arms cut into India and Pakistan, his heart was broken into many pieces. When he saw killings of innocent people in Noakhali, Kolkata and Delhi with his own eyes and heard about the cruelty and killing of people in Punjab, his heart was crying. A man who expressed his desire to live 125 years with his naturopathy, suddenly lost interest in living.

When he expressed his desire for living 125 years in 1946, a man in Pune wrote in Agrani, "but who will allow you to live"? In his last editorial of “Agrani” which he changed overnight – he said “Gandhi must be stopped – at any cost".

Gandhi was searching for a light of God but he couldn't find. He was surrounded by darkness. His people whom he grew were not listening to him. His voice lost comand over masses. Many People of both the religion started looking at him with doubts.

He was calling his Ram to give mukti from this pain. His plan to go to Pakistan along with refugees came to India and bring back the people migrated from India couldn't materialised as he couldn't move out of Delhi after arrival on 9/9/47, due to communal violence in Delhi.

He tried to bring peace with his weapon of fast, a mean to communicate the language of his heart to many with effective message. He started his fast (last of the life) on 13/1/48 with demands of ensuring safety of lives and properties of Muslims living in Delhi and paying Rs. 55 crore to Pakistan as its legal share. The Cabinet of GoI reverted its decision and accepted his demand. But a man in Pune took a decision to remove his body forever to stop him for pleading for Muslims.
After assurance from the leaders of all the groups, he broke his fast on 18/1/48. But killers were active. Madanlal Pahva, a refusee attempted a bomb blast in Birla House to kill him on 20/1/48, failed. But another guy an active member of a religious organisation and an editor of Agarani, took a rein of killing Gandhi in his hand.

Gandhi's heart was full of pain due to partion and pre-post independence killings of innocent people, started calling his Ram to relieve him from this pain and darkness. After the attempt of his assassination on 20/1/48, he talked more about his death. He told Manu on 28/1/48, two days before his death, "if I am to die by the bullet of a mad man, I must do so smiling. There must be no anger within me. God must be in my heart and Ramnam on my lips".

On January 30, 1948, after meeting Sardar Patel for an hour (4.10 - 5.10pm) he made his way to prayer meeting. Leaning lightly on two girls, Manu and Abha, his walking stick, he took a short cut across the grass, walking briskly to make up for the lost time and then mounted the six low steps upto the level of the prayer ground. There were 400-500 people present in Birla Mandir.

Suddenly, at 5.15 pm Ramchandra came from the the right side, pushed Manu aside, bowed and shot physically weak Gandhi in the chest three times at point blanck with a Beretta M 1934 No.606824 (most Infamous Weapon in Mankind's History) semi-automatic pistol at very weak Gandhi.

Feeble sound "Hey Ram" came from him, he fell down and died. Light has gone out. Gandhi died "ichcha mrityu". The highest "moral justice court" was destroyed. Light of India has gone. The Father of the Nation was killed by a fanatic Hindu Son. It was a reverse Brahmhatya of Kaliyug.

Nehru addressed, "The light has gone out, I said, and yet I was wrong. For the light that shone in this country was no ordinary light. The light that has illumined this country for these many years will illumine this country for many more years..."

The Pope described him "hero of humanity. "

The killer was Ramchandra, brought up as a girl with pierced nose (to wear a nose ring) for first few years by his parents Lakshmi Vinayak Godse as their three sons prior to him died in their infancy. Ramchandra earned the nickname "Nathuram" (literally "Ram with a nose-ring").

Gandhi was calling Ram but Ramchandra (Nathuram) came and relieved him from his body by an assassination.
Special Court Judge Atma Charan Agrawal (ICS) sentenced him to death. 

Justice G D Khosla who was involved in the Gandhi murder case trial. Concluding his book The Murder of the Mahatma, Khosla wrote, “I have no doubt that had the audience of that day been constituted into a jury and entrusted with the task of deciding Godse’s appeal, they would have brought in a verdict of ‘not guilty’ by an overwhelming majority”. But to quote Godse, his life also came to an end simultaneously with the shots fired by him at Gandhiji.

Kabir said,
एक राम दशरथ का बेटा, दूजा घटघट मे बैठा; तिसरे का सकल पसारा, चौथा है सबसे न्यारा।

Gandhi's Ram (God) was Truth.

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