|But if you frame an equation that if, on a back of such length and such breadth, a hand of such weight and such
softness is moved; so much joy will result, it would be absurdly comic. The action of the moving
hand is quite insignificant - but the mother has poured her heart into it,
she has added vikarma to it. It is this that causes the thrill of joy.
There is a situation in Tulasi's Ramayana.
The monkeys were returning from a battle with the
demons, with their bodies wounded and bleeding. But when Rama's loving look rested on them for a
moment, all their pain vanished. Now, if someone else had taken a photograph of Rama's eyes and
look at that moment, and carefully opened out his own eyes in the same way, could this have the
same power? The very attempt would be ridiculous.
8. When vikarma is combined with karma, a power is released which results in akarma (inaction in action). The
huge log of wood burns and becomes a handful of ashes, with which we can joyfully smear our bodies. In the
same way, the fire of vikarma reduces karma to the ashes of akarma. What is the
relation between the wood and the ash? "Kah kena sambandhah?" (What is the relation and with what?)
They have no common properties, and yet there is no doubt that the ash came from the wood.