THE BELIEF OF SHREE RAMCHANDRA MAHARAJ JI PARNERKAR.

Dr. Ramchandra Parnerkar Maharaj believed in practice before preaching. A great experimentalist in the realm of social sciences he transformed the lives of thousands ofhis disciples. They benefitted from the stark practical approach of his teachings leading to a fulfilling and happy human life. In the later years, Most Rev. Dr. Parnerkar Maharaj wrote three thought provoking books namely ‘Parisarat’ (The Environment), ‘Sampark’ (Rapport), ‘Sangharsh’ (The Conflict). Hw was a poet of high caliber. His mastery over words and poetic imagination is amply manifested in his works namely ‘Abhinav Abhanga’ - a collection of his poems. He fulfilled the duties entrusted to him by lord Ganesha and has expressed his complete satisfaction with life in the closing chapter of his work ‘Sangharsha’.



In his treatise on economics published as ‘Poornawadi Economics’ he propounded the concept of ‘free food’ to all and implement it successfully in ‘Utsav’ (Master-Disciple meet).


He published the fortnightly and refurbished various temples which were not functioning properly due to poor management and negligience. To further social cause and as a service to humanity Dr. Parnerkar Maharaj individually helped hundreds of people monetarily to perform vedic rituals like ‘Upanayan’, Marriage etc. He also provided help to the poor and needy students for completing their education, constructed a gymnasium and ‘yadnyashala’ (a school to teach, learn and propagate vedic rituals).

Teachings:


For twenty-four years Dr. Parnerkar Maharaj offered his devotion at the feet of Lord Dattatraya uninterruptably by delivering hundreds of discourses (Pravachans) in the Master-disciple meet at Parner and throughout India during the course of his sojourn. Some life oriented thoughts are as under,

1)
According to ‘Poornawad’ life is the most precious gift that a man is endowed with. Therefore, all the questions that arise during the course of life and all the subjects viz., arts, science, philosophy, including the concept of God should be addressed with reference to life itself. This relationship is defined by the maxims namely, ‘Life is an art’ and ‘Morality is Human’.

2)
The main objective of religion is not to deliver man unto heaven but attain heavenly experience within man himself during the course of his humanly life.

3)
The union of science and religion in true sense alone wil bring peace and harmony to the mankind. However, it should be done artfully. The method to bring this about with the help of experiment and to imbibe it into the day-to-day life is the main objective of Poornawad. In this sense, Poornawad is a novel and holistic way of living which ensures a wholesome and fulfilling life.

4)
The concept of ‘Free Food’, as it is God’s gift and not a human creation, is also one of the major principles of Poornawad.

5)
To pray God by the way of ‘Upasana’.