Gandhiji wrote a long letter, to Muni Rajchandra. He asked a list of questions to him about Raamayan and Mahabharat. Gandhiji was a lawyer. He asked pointed questions.
Some of his questions were, as I recollect from reading of article in newspaper,
1) Were Rama and Krishna really Gods?
2) Did Ramayan and Mahabharata really happened? Or are they just poems written by ancients Munies?
Muni Rajchandra replied to Gandhiji. Gandhiji accepted his reply. Then it is matter of general knowledge that Gandhiji worshiped Ram and Krishna as God. Whenever, he needed spiritual power, he turned to Rama. Whenever he needed philosophical guidance he turned to Krishna.
BUT WHAT WERE THE REPLIES GIVEN TO HIM BY MUNI RAJCHANDRA?
I recollect as under.
Regarding First question, Muni Rajchandra said, “Whenever any God has to come to Earth, he will have to come only through a human being. Therefore, there is no harm in believing that they were Gods.”
Regarding Second question, he said, “Since Thousands of years, people are believing that these are narrations of true events, there is no harm in believing that these wars really happened”.
Like you, I also paused when I read these answers. Aren’t they evasive answers?
Now considers, you are told that, there are 200 hundred galaxies are then in sky. You have no means to verify what some persons are saying. Then you will tell yourself, when there are so many people saying like this, There is no harm in believing that there are 200 hundred galaxies in sky.
Same way, when there are things which we cannot verify by material standards, the way to believe some thing true or not, is as above.
Perhaps, so Gandhiji to believed in Rajchandra Muni, and made experiments. He found, a flow of spiritual energy supplying him strength. So his belief was confirmed that Rama and Krishna are also Gods, like so many other Gods. He never said that his were the only Gods and others had no Gods.
Now, I have also made experiment and found that these Gods help us. The only thing is they are not at our command. They are unpredictable. When they will help, how they will help is entirely unpredictable. But we can certainly feel their presence in our room the moment we remember.
Whatever it may be. Many of you may also have made experiment with Gods and might have real personal experiences which you cannot prove to anyone.
It doesn’t matter. This is not an authentic blog. This is for recording my personal recollections only. You are entirely free to reject what I have said.