Narendra Damodar Das Modi used to write poems in Saakshi Bhava as a form of diary, addressed to Maa Bhagavati. These poems are reflection of his inner talking, his feelings to nation, and his philosophy of life.
“The subject of my new responsibilities/ That had led to a storm in the outside world/ Has almost died down./ Everyone’s surprise, questions, etc are now coming to an end/ Now the expectations will begin/ The extent and severity of the expectations will be great/ The creation of my new self is also at an end now.”
The above are lines taken from one of the verses in Saakshi Bhava, a book of poems in Hindi translated to English. These lines are talking about transformation in the life of a “RSS Pracharak”, deputed to BJP in Dec 1986 who later became “the common man” PM of India in 2014.
The article is reasserting the personality of the man who had led the BJP to successive wins in 2014 and 2019 and its successive single party majorities in parliament is not a politician by practice, he is a man of dreams (Ichcha Shakti), knowledge (Jnana Shakti) and execution (Kriya shakti) and is a disciple of Maa Bhagavati. A person with sensitively strong mind, graceful style and unquestionable ethics is not just a good leader but also a man of strong conviction and confidence.
Modi’s Bhagavati Bhakti is well known. He has been fasting and performing pujas during the nine days of Chaitri as well as Ashwin Navaratris for the last 40 years without interruption. People close to PM say, Modiji does not prefer to spend time during Navaratri out of town to ensure that he can perform the early morning puja and meditate.
“Fasts such as this have been a source of strength, power and inspiration for me over the last many years,” Modi had written in his blog in 2012. The PM has penned Garbas — songs paying obeisance to the Goddess too.
Icchāshakti- jnanashakti- kriyāshakti- swarupinī is the 658th name of Lalita in Lalita Sahasranama.
The Ichcha shakti- Jnana Shakti- Kriya shakti displayed by a being is in reality the energy of the Divine Mother who is residing within the body. The 3 shaktis are Her power of expression. They are the basis for every action in this world. Without them, there can be no creation
Every human being coming into this world is empowered with three powers, will, knowledge and action (Ichha, Jnana and Kriya Shaktis) These powers work in different proportions at different phases of our lives and differently in different people.
- People with will alone. They are dreamers. (Ichcha)
- People with Knowledge alone. They know how to do things but won’t do. (Jnana)
- People with power of doing things alone. They accomplish things on someone’s direction. (Kriya)
Again, we come across many combinations of the above Shaktis working in fusion. The key is to maintain a balance of all the powers so that we accomplish what we wish.
Many enlightened souls say “As Jnana Shakti and Ichcha Shakti increase, the Kriya Shakti also increases in equal proportion to give you Karya Sddhi—successful accomplishment.” As one focuses on one of the shaktis, one builds the two other shaktis as well. A perfect union among the three shaktis brings success to all spheres of life.
Maa Bhagawati bestowed this “beauty of balance of amalgamation of powers” to Narendra Modi.
Bhavya Rama Mandir was Modi’s will (Ichcha Shakti). So, he was the architect of Advaniji’s Rath Yatra for Ram Mandir. He has the knowledge (Jnana Shakti) on what needs to be done when he became the PM. He waited for the final judgment by the Supreme Court. Then, he jumped into action (Kriya Shakti). “My government has decided to set up a trust called Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra, which will take decisions independently on the construction of a Ram temple and related issues,” the PM told Lok Sabha, and urged the nation to work towards building a new India without bitterness.
Vibrant Gujarat Summit
Narendra Modi, wanted to have Vibrant Gujarat. The business summit was initiated by the Government of Gujarat in 2003 under the leadership of the present Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narandra Modi. Modi was the chief architect of this idea (Ichcha Shakti) and he had knowledge (Jnana Shakti) on conducting this business summit. He acted in such a way that the overall economy of Gujarat attracting FDIs and steering manufacturing has grown in multiple sectors (Kriya Shakti). The Vibrant Gujarat Summit is completely a global business event.
Direct Benefit Transfer
Narendra Modi wanted to transfer cash efficiently into beneficiary’s accounts to prevent leakage (Ichcha Shakti). It was the first block buster social upliftment scheme and is aimed at improving the lives of millions of India’s poor by bringing them into financial main stream and also getting them insured for further security. Not only the will, he has the knowledge on how to implement it (Jnana Shakti). He discussed with managements of various banks and took daily updates and banks organized camps to widen the reach. Each account is available, accessible and affordable and as on today we have 40 crore accounts benefiting from Direct Transfer. (Kriya Shakti)
Rafale Jets Landing
“Courage is not limited to the battlefield or the Indianapolis 500 or bravely catching a thief in your house. The real tests of courage are much quieter. They are the inner tests, like remaining faithful when nobody’s looking, like enduring pain when the room is empty, like standing alone when you’re misunderstood,” said Charles Swindoll.
PM Narendra Modi expressed the will of purchase of 36 Rafale Jets after the talks with the then French President Francois Hollande during his visit to the country in April, 2015 (Ichacha Shakti). The knowledge part of modalities was worked out. (Jnana Shakti) Hollande visited New Delhi to participate in the Republic Day Celebration in January 2016. Thanks to Prime Minister Modi’s unwavering commitment and action, five Rafale fighter jets covered a distance of almost 7000 km, to travel from France, arriving in India on July 29, 2020, and got inducted into the Indian Air Force fleet, at the Ambala airbase in Haryana (Kriya Shakti).
Scrapping Article 370
Removing Article 370 was an impossible task and everyone said it cannot be done. However, Modi has the will (Ichcha Shakti). It was not an overnight decision and it involved many years of hard work by Modi and his team (Jnana Shakti). The BJP’s being in power at the Centre and in Kashmir, could go for the jugular of the terrorists and broke their back, as the data shows. The number of stone throwing incidents in four years till 2016 was 3,415. It became just 51 in 2017, even less, 15 in 2018. Extremists eliminated rose by 44%, numbers killed by them fell by 62.5% and the injured came down by 94%. (Kriya Shakti) (https://www.newindianexpress.com/opinions/columns/s-gurumurthy/2019/aug/07/modi-did-what-nehru-wanted-to-but-couldnt-on-article-370-2015302.html)
Idea has to be at first conceptualised in mind. However, to put that idea into action, one has to understand the power of shaktis working on the idea. Then processing of idea, the information related to the idea, the activities to make the idea a reality will appear.
In Mahabharata war, both Kauravas and Pandavas had Ichcha Shakti. Both wanted to rule and be the kings. However, the contrast between Kauravas and Pandavas was, Kauravas were lacking in Jnana Shakti. They choose the wrong path to attain their goal. They lost the battle. Pandavas have an inadequacy in their Jnana Shakti and hence they took guidance from Lord Krishna to fill that inadequacy. With both Ichcha and Jnana Shaktis, they were helped by Sri Krishna to win the battle at Kurukshetra. Winning the battle was the Kriya Shakti completing the action.
We can see similar contrast in present political scenario in India, who has which Shakti more, nation is witnessing. Being in power is playing a musical chair. Opposition too should have accomplished certain goals easily for many years, and the continuous failures may be worrying them too. If they introspect what went wrong, they come to realise that it is an imbalance in one or more of the three Shaktis that would have resulted in on and on failures. It should dig deeper, then it should realise where to seek help from.
The PM has divine Maa Bhagawati guiding him to win over the negative forces around him contributing to more success. Strong spiritual background, with truth on his side, we wish many more successes to our beloved PM and India on this Navaratri day.
~By MVNL Damayanthi.
Academician, Researcher, Learning and Development Professional, Organization Development Professional and Qualified Legal Consultant.