Swami Ram Ji Bhagwadpad Mahraj
(Param Shaivacharya of Kashmir)
Magha Krishna Chaturdashi, falls the Nirvana Tithi of Swami Ram ji, revered as the "Parama Shaiva Trikacharya", by the devotees of the Trika Darshan/philosophy, around the globe. Swami Ji left his mortal coil, in the year 1971 Bikrami era correspoding to 1915 A.D. He was born in the year 1911 Bikrami, corresponding to 1854 A.D. Thus he lived the life of an exalted Rishi for a period of sixty three years)
अथ ध्यान श्लोकः
यः सर्वात्मा अखिलजन त्रिभुः देवदेवो महेशः
स्वातंत्रायस्थो ध्रुवपद गतो निश्चलात्मा वरेण्यः।
विश्वोत्तीर्णो भवभय हरः स्वेच्छया विश्वपूर्ण : तं
श्रीरामं त्रिभुवनगुरु स्वात्म रूप नमामि।।
Swami Ramji the Parmachrya of Kashmir Shaiva Darshan/ Kahmir Shaivism, happened to be the great Master of the Shaivistic renaissance, in Kashmir during the reign of Maharaja Pratap Singh.He, through his intuitive faculty, known as Pragya Shakti mastered the Trika Shastra. Not only, he mastered this spiritual discipline, he taught this Shaivistic discipline to the people of Kashmir, who came in close touch with him. Thus the masses got inspiration through his discourses, Deeksha and spiritual grace. Swami Mahtab Kak, Swami Govind Kaul Ji Jalali, Swami Vidyadhar Ji, were his chief disciples, who were initiated into the Shaiva Yoga, some were initiated into Sadhana.
The whole manifestation is the great flux of the DivineMother known as Parmeshvari. It is only the Maya tattva, being the Svatantrya Shakti of the Divine puissance/power and force together. Prakash and Vimarsha are not different.
sämbhavähsaktija mantramahesā mantranāyakäh
Shiva in essence, born within Shakti, is the Mantra
There are the five fold units of the Singular
My Pushpanjali (floral tributes) to the Swami Ji:
Obeisance to Shaiva Trika Acharya the exlated Master of Kashmir Shaivism.
हृदयं देवदेवस्य सद्यो योग मुक्तिदं।
He is the greatest essence of the Devadi Deva Shiva, i.e. is 'SAUH Mantra' itself, who is ever absorbed in the Yoga, and gets liberated, when bestowed with Yoga, the essnce of the Shiva consciousness manifests. Both liberation from the worldly bondages and higher emnicipation of oneness with Shiva is possible, through the Shaivistic Mantra.
परमार्थगुरुः दत्तः सुरारिश्रित वत्सलः।
He imparts the knowledge of the 36 Tattvas, related to the ascent and descent of Shiva. He is the embodiment of the Great Rishi Dattatreya, who is filled with all compassion. He is the great seer of the Shri Sharika Bhavani, the Universal Mother of "Being and Becoming", and he is Yogi par - excellence who explains all the niceties of the Shaiva Shakti Anubhavas/ realizations, within the orbit of the Pratybijnya Shastra, Spanda Shastra and Agama Shastra All the Tattvas find their abode in him, and equally he finds his Shiva Nature in all the Tattvas.
1910 bikramiyas manza chukhã tsuya zämut
Trika kuya gyana chüya tseya Saktipaat sutya phahalomuta
Fateha kadala kasiri manz chhu paanaypragasa hovamut
Swami laksmana juva chu zahath shaivi amretha cavanovamut
स्वात्मा हंतापदे मग्नं इदन्तायां च सनस्थितं
अनुग्रह पराविष्टं अणु कारण्य प्रेरितं
शैवागम विमर्शेन सञ्चिता सना संस्तुतिरियम
तं गुरुं रामनाख्यं वन्दे स्वात्मन्यवस्थितम
अथ मोहः शान्तिः
मोहः शान्तो गुरुवर मुखम्नाय तत्वोपलंबाद
मग्नं चेत: समरस समास्वादलोलम चिदब्धौ।
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