Saturday, March 5, 2011

Paak Vidhi!

One must always do all the work as worship to HARI . When we love somebody , we go that extra mile in doing things for them ! A father acts a little liberal and grants all the wishes of a daughter to show that she means everything to him . A husband does that extra bit to show that he cares for his wife . A soldier leaps in front of the enemy to show he does not even care for his life for his mother . So we all do something extraordinary to please our near and dear ones . When a question arise who is best father in the world , the daughter says  my daddy superman , because he does such and such thing and that such and such thing should be extraordinary never done by anyone in this world to declare him to be best FATHER [ as if you tear his shirt you see a “S” mark ] . Who is the best husband ? of course BHEEMSENA , just to get a flower for his wife DRAUPADI , he travelled 30000 yojanas away from the earth ,crossing Bharath khand , kimpurush khand and himavarta to Ketumaal and killing crores of rakshasas  crossing mountains and valleys and oceans ,got Saugandhika Pushpa from Gandhamadhan PARVAT in another VARSH ! [ more than just - tum kaho to  chaand taare tod lawoon ] So one does things in best possible way to the limit of capacity to impress the Loved one! Shastras say one must HARI more than anybody else in the life ! When such Love [sneha] is coupled with mahatmya gyana [ knowledge of supremacy and gunapoornatva of Lord ] it is called BHAKTI . Such amala Bhakti leads to MOKSHA !

So Bhakta does everything that is to perfection and such an act is Pleasing to HARI. The purpose of every act is to Please HARI ie. impress HARI . SO shastra describe do’s and donts’  of each act from getting up early morning to sleeping in the night . EVery act has a procedure and well laid in shastras . Every such act is composed of UTTAMA PAKSHA , MADHYAM PAKSHA  GAUNA PAKSHA  and ADHAMA paksha . leading to best  medium and ordinary acts and wrong acts too . Each will have its own result . result always being HARI preeti .

EVen in UTTAMA paksha , there are various shastras and various sookshmas , which can be seen from the lives of the GREATS ! so gradation comesforth when such acts are carried out with perfection and level of perfection determines the gradation. So while variations in Uttama paksha leads to higher posts in tartamya , but failure does not lead to sin . But Madhyam gauna paksha are to be used in face saving situation , Adhama paksha is best avoided and can also be resorted to during apadhdharma !

So while all acts comprise vidhi nishedha , so also PAAKA , that cookery ! LAOGAKSH smriti and Vashishta vyasa Smriti lay out beautiful foundation for PAAKA vidhi ! As to how food be prepared in a household . Food is to be prepared not for self but for naivedya for HARI . even when we or our near dear eat its HARI who eats by being within us . Because VISHNUSAHASRANAAM praises him as BHOKTA ! YAGNYABHUk

So ultimate procedure should be followed to prepare the food for HARI [ and one must not resort to kutarka that HARI desires nothing so anything offered is OKAY and everything offered is OKAY as everything consists of HARI , AGHORAS FEEL BOTH SHUDDHA AND ASHUDDHA ARE HARIdatta , so why look down upon ashuddha ! some even say it should not matter who prepares food , how one prepares food ,what one uses to prepare food as all are creations of HARI , so a pizza burger , etc can also be a naivedya ] We shall see how these cannot become NAIVEDAYA !

Why should we cook for LORD , because , by eating VISHNU naivedya we get rid of sins , those sins that are factors for this samsaara !

We must prepare food with the smarana of HARI all through . WHy ? every work brings some kind of fatigue . But lord who creates this variety of universe does not get fatigue at all , thinking about him  during work removes such fatigue as Lord manifests in such act there arises no fatigue !

Water should be brought with utmost cleanliness [ madi] from river shore or nearest water body [natural] into the house . Then it should be filtered thrice by a muslin cloth or cotton . and poured into a different vessel . This forms the clean water !

Sage VASHISHTHA says “SNIGDHAM PATHYAM TATHA SHUDDHAM SHUBHRAM RUCHYAM MANOHARAM | PAJAYEDODANADYAM TU JAYATE NIYATENDRIYA||”

The food should have six qualities

  1. snigdham:- What we eat ? we just don’t eat the food [ the material ] before us . We eat whole lot of other things along with the material food ! the food is not just the dish before us . it is a signature of the personality of the cook ! When we say signature , it comprises about his thought process , his habits , his philosophy , his beliefs , his morality , his ways of living , his emotions towards the diet and the guest forms the entire aura of the food . We have to eat and digest everything of the above ! The aura that comprises the above makes changes to our aura , and food makes changes to the body ! the thought makes changes to our thought ! So food should be well established in sneha [ the quality that introduces snigdhatva ] , one should have bhakti towards the HARI , Anuraag towards the spouse ,vatsalya on the children , and gaurav towards the elders and atithi and abhyagata  and daya towards the dasa and dasi . Thus sneha takes so many forms according to the tartamya of relationship . such a sneha makes the food equal to the nectar amrutam and increases the satvikta among the sajjanas . the food that does not have sneha is akin to poison and brings misfortunes . The sneha leading to snigdhatva is responsible for the amount of ghee and oil that goes into the food and these also contribute to the longevity and health of the one accepting the food . Usually when we eat outside , all such sneha concept is missing .
  2. pathyam:- The food should be conducive to health ,nutritional. The ingredients that goes into preparation should follow right proportions and should be in accordance with ayurveda ie. milk should not be mixed with curds , honey should not be mixed with ghee , but we see in some dishes , even onions and garlic are used along with milk , cream is used on  a spicy dishes . these leads to health hazards . stale food , over cooked or half boiled , these cause health complications . Food with non seasonal ingredients in opposite  seasons cause health upsets . Seasons are also hourly as per paaksashtra , so certain foods should not be prepared in evening or midnight . certain foods should not be consumed early morning . so keeping in view all the pathya apathya ,if food is prepared , it brings happiness [moda] to chitta and stability to deha .
  3. Shuddham:- when we eat food ,it should give rise to satvik thoughts and increase satvik nature , so shuddha padartha should be used . One must know what are satvik ingredients , what is acceptable what is not , what is prohibited . so a food prepared with only acceptable satvik padarthas and bereft of nishiddha padarthas is known as shuddha . Food has three parts , one that goes to nourish the body , second that nourishes the mind and third is the one that affects the journey of soul . Second part arises out of the vegetables and ingredients used in the food , satvik food gives satvik prachodan , rajasik food gives rajasik prachodan and tamasik food gives tamasik prachodan .
  4. Shubhram:- Food should be clean . clean from dirt . Both inner and outer . a cook should not have unclean appearance and cleanliness of thought is very necessary. if the cook in unclean in thoughts so also we get unclean thoughts forcefully after eating the food . This leads to misfortunate events . In the west a survey says , every two minutes people think of kama . so such a person if he prepares food , he induces kama in the person consuming . The level of kama may be not at all within the conducive limits of the consumer , so misfortunes follow . such a food causes temporary ashuddhi and avesha . Similarly hatred , greed and anxiety and jealousy also get induced instantly with such food . Not to speak of ill will and criminal tendencies . .
  5. Ruchyam :- the food should be healthy and nutritional we have mentioned , but that does not mean it should taste like  a medicine or kashaya or simple kichadi type without any happiness to taste buds . Food should be a feast to tongue . This would come if the science of cooking is well known , the varieties of dishes , varieties of tastes , and varieties of rasas [ sweet , sour , salty ,chilly , astringent and unripe ] and varieties of herbs and spices and how they should be mixed in what proportion to give great meal . for ex . usually astringent vegetable when fried in butter with right amount of  sour ingredient and chilly instantly turns the preparation into a sweet smelling tasty dish . also The food should not be a tasted one [uchchista ] , this causes further degradation as it gives a share of misfortunes of the cook to consumer . the meal becomes tastier when presented for naivedya with all the mudras like tarkshya , dhenu , parvat  and with a chant of dwadash stotra and Surabhi mantra makes it supernaturally tasty .
  6. manoharam :- the food should be feast to eyes and nose and extremely soothing and exhilarating to mind . Food should not only be pleasant while eating but should be pleasant even after eating . This feeling of well being should remain throughout the day . How is this possible ? this is possible by using good quality of products , second good presentation skill ie. seasoning  and garnishing and decorating . The aroma plays a very important role in seasoning  and garnishing . The food is usually prepared and then a [poogapatta – a special cloth ] is filled with aromatic substances like karpoora , patola , kesari , nagkesar etc sometimes fruits like bijora neembu ,oranges or flowers like champa , kevada etc are used in different poogapatta and then the netra of this patta is closed around the food and hot ghee is poured . This renders excellent aroma to the food . when we mention quality , quality also includes the quality of dravya , ie the money that has been used to purchase these products . The money earned if it is not of sanmarga or from a sat-swamy [ boss/organization] or sadvritti then the sins of swamy will come along with dushta dravya , this enters the food too . Suppose one is very sensitive towards a concept called failure in love divorce or separation from spouse or parents etc . And resolves to be a good spouse , lover or child . But suddenly events in the life turn out that he is shunned by spouse or he himself have to leave parents . this causes extreme mental imbalance and grief . Grief not account of event but more out of failure in philosophy . And one will never find fault with oneself and feel event was more or less as of driven by unknown force . All such force is because of  asatdravya . The organization or boss you are serving is earning by means of kumarga or is indulgent in sins, all such sins of gohatya , sins leading to divorce , affairs , moha, losses , getting cheated and falling down morally , indulging in immoral acts , agamyagaman etc are shared and hits the consumer as everyday food is eaten out of such dravyas ,. So also dravya obtained by dana from such people give similar results .So though food will be tasty but will not be manohara in long run as it gives disturbed sleep and immoral karmas.
  • The clothes or dhoti should not be wet while cooking . Such a food is not fit for naivedya or to be given to devtas. The food prepared by wet clothes goes to rakshasas and devatas do not accept such a food . However a wet cloth if beaten against wind eleven times is considered dry .
  • The woman should never cook food for devatas without wearing a blouse or innerwears . without blouse and innerwears if prepared such a food is eaten by ILVAL named demon i.e. devatas do not accept it .
  • Similarly one should not cook  with wet hairs or one should not ether prepare with anger in mind . one must always dry the hair . hair must never be dried directly against the fire , one must use dhoop sugandha or sambhrani to dry hair and not blow hot air or directly against fire . Such a food will be discarded by devtas and VATAPI demon eats such a food giving  a mind of partiality among the eater . anger causes one to become a fool among the group .
  • one must not cook with tears in eyes or grief in mind . Devatas do not partake such food . these food is fit to be taken by dogs and crows .
  • All food that digresses the vidhi nishedha is known as tamas and should not be consumed , if consumed by mistake or unknowingly the smriti gives following prayaschitta . Panchgavya prashana is the best remedy according to shastras . for men apat from panchagavya prashana 1000 gayatri is ordained . after that simhanuvaak parayana is ordained . if not done asuchi increases day by day .
  • one must not cook in a sleeping position . When cooked in such a position or cooking directly after sleep , kali’s wife alakshmi immediately enters such  a person . Thus the food becomes a good naivedya for KALI . Such a food good people should never touch . If taken such a food , once wealth gets destroyed . Misfortunes hit him in the following days . his luck evaporates . In such a situation one must immediately recite shantisukta for 108 times  to regain luck .
  • One  must not cook facing west or south , such a food is taken by pisachas . pitrus and devatas dont touch such food . One must never give such food to atithis and bramhins . eating such a food one looses his learnings [ vidyahaani ] . In the long run becomes a amused fool without any respect in  the society . The west food makes one suffer povert his belongings give way and loose lustre and slowly he becomes pennyless.Prayaschitta is that one must stand in the east and do punashcharana samput of vayahruti mantra  for ten times . in the end pranav should be chanted .
  • Agni is a bhuta tatva . it is very important in our life . it is a personal issue . Just like a good health conscious person does not use others  belongings like clothes and utensils and bedsheets , towels and perfumery and soaps and other toiletries etc . similarly agni should also be not used . Agni is three types : one that is used to do agnihotra etc . two that is used to light the deepa before HARI nandadeepa and three that is used to light the house . The third one is suitable for cooking . first two should not be used for cooking . The first two is extremely protected since the day one gets sanskaara . The third is extremely personal . it is also protected .
  • one must always use ones own agni to cook and not others agni or borrowed agni , this food will not be accepted by devatas and pitrus .
  • Suppose one’s agni extinguishes then one must always get agni from a shrotriya only and follow the procedure to establish agni the house as per shruti and not just get it into the house .
  • One must never get agni from avaishnav , shudra vaishya , fallen or pashanda or unclean houses . If there is not a single bramhana in a kugrama then in that case one can get agni from the VAISHNAV sudra . This agni should be brought via a dry twigs and not wood , such a twigs should be installed in the place outside of the house or garden . then one must increase the fire with few more twigs and when the fire is lit heavily , one can  get a tulasi kashtha  to light this fire and bring it inside the house and put in the chullaki . This should be then mixed with wood to keep the fire . This fire  should be in the east of the room . Thus agni shuddhi is obtained .
  • Agni obtained by friction , or by sulphur or by iron filings is prohibited as it is not “pavak’ agni .
  • If agni is brought from a temple then some dakshina like rice , tamboola etc should be kept in the temple .
  • Cooking is yagnya , so the fuel used should be clean , it should be made of cowdung ,or palash , khadir and bilva wood . Others are termed impure . butane , kerosene , methane ethanol , biogas , petroleum mixtures , microwave etc are not useful for the naivedya .
  • Krsihnacharya in smritimuktavali says tulasi kashtha must be compulsorily used to prepare food . this will be very pleasing to LORD and even if small this will give punya equal to meru parvat .
  • With senses under control and silently one must prepare naivedya .
  • Rice should be washed thrice or four times before cooking .
  • It should be then taken in another vessel and cooked by poring water.
  • Rice should never be poured into hot water and then cooked , such a rice is unfit for naivedya .
  • Similarly Daal is unfit for naivedya if cooked on fire along with the water . Daal should be poured into hot water after washing it four times .
  • Shraddha cooking if done by daughter in law , it is liked by the pitrus .
  • The vessels to be kept before naivedya should be kept on a mandala square .
  • North east one should keep kheer vessel , south east one must keep vesels containing bhakshya , daal preparations in the southwest , all curries in the north west and rice in the centre , a ghee vessel in between rice and kheer ,
  • everyday new vesels should be used for cooking , or vessels made of wood used in yagnya should be used . but still once every month a new vessel should be used .
  • salt should be served on left
  • rice in the centre , kheer in the right upper ghee in the right .
  • curries of vegetables on the front .
  • bhakshya bhojya on the left .
  • no each dish should each other while serving .
  • tur daal preparation is good for devata karya
  • udid daal for pitru karya .
  • moong daal specially for pitru karya .
  • similarly til is good for pitru naivedya .
  • when all the dependents have eaten , dev, pitru ,bramhins , family members , friends relatives , atithis , servants ,antyaj chandaladi , beggars , dogs , animals , birds , pisachas etc . then the yejamaana should eat and after his meals wife should eat in the same plate as that of husband . this increases love between them as wife imbibes the qualities of husband more and more .

krishnarpanamastu .

Friday, February 25, 2011

Yuga Bhedha

In Ramayana
  • Ravanasur attained siddhi through tapasya .
  • He acquired all the astras ,including Bramhastra .
  • He taught it to his son Indrajit as well .
  • Ravanasur was a ordinary soul .
  • He lost his bramhacharya by forcing several women of sevaral lokas .
  • Yet he did not lose his siddhi or capability to discharge astras .

In Mahabharata

  • All the astras were acquired by pure learning and Guruupadesha .
  • Ashwaththama was verily lord Shiva a great soul .
  • Ahwaththama had never in actual lost bramhacharya .
  • Yet he could not discharge Bramhastra
  • owing to loss of bramhacharya just by sankalpa

In Ramayana

  • An attempt was made to abduct Vedmata .
  • the abduction was on account of deployment of deciet .
  • Hari deluded the attempt by deploying Seetakruti
  • Hari came to rescue after a year

In Mahabharata

  • An attempt was made to enslave Vedmata .
  • here too there was deployment of deciet .
  • hari deluded by providing inexhaustible supply of cover .
  • Hari came to immidiate rescue .

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Monday, October 18, 2010

Venkatesh stotra - 2

Pradyumna :
NARAYANA in his moolarupa , took the forms of Vasudeva , pradyumna , sankarshana ,aniruddha , before the start of the creation . His wife MAHALAXMI also took the forms of MAYA , KRITI , JAYA , SHANTI .
  • MAYAPATI VAsudev gives mukti to all
  • kritipati Pradyumna creates the srishti
  • Jayapati sankarshana destroys the bramhanda
  • Shantipati Anirudhha maintains the srishti
Srinivas [ Lord Venkatesh ] is Vasudev as stated earlier thus he is the one who confers Mukti , now we call HIM PRADYUMNA so that the task of creation also belongs to HIM.
Pra means SARVOTTAMA the superiormost , 'dyumna ' means one with auspiscious qualities infinite and complete with a golden hue .Thus VENKATESHA is known as PRADYUMNA.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

VENKATESH STOTRA!!!

!! SRIVENKATESHO VASUDEV: PRADYUMNO AMITVIKRAMA !
SANKARSHANO ANIRUDHHASHCHA SHESHADRI PATIREVACHA !!

VENKATESHA STOTRAM IS FROM BRAMHANDA PURANA WHICH IS RECITED IN EVERY HOUSE WITH PIETY . EVEN IN THIS AGE OF KALI LORD IS MAKING MANY BEND TO HIS FEET WHICH IS EVIDENT BY THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO VISIT THIS PLACE EVERYDAY .

OUR

    GURU SHRI RAGHAVENDRA SWAMIJI

WAS ALSO BORN AS A RESULT OF GREAT TAPASYA DONE BY THEIR PARENTS AT TIRUPATI AND NAMING THE CHILD AS VENKATNATH. VENKATNATH WENT ON TO BECOME SHRIRAGHAVENDRA TEERTHA .

IT IS VERY MUCH EVIDENT THAT RECITING THIS STOTRAM WITH MEANING WILL ENSURE MOKSHA AND FULFILLMENT OF ALL WISHES . LET THIS TRANSLATION BE A SEVA TO THE FEET OF LORD AS PRESENT IN SHRI RAGHAVENDRA SWAMY

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1> THE WORD VENKATESH HAS THREE WORDS ‘VEN’ ‘KAT’ AND ‘EESH’ .
ACCORDING TO THE BHAVISHYOTTAR PURANA ‘VEN’ MEANS SINS .’KAT’ MEANS BURNS UP .

MADHAV WAS A VERY ELIGIBLE BRAMHIN WHO DUE TO PRARABDHA KARMA LEAVING ASIDE PARENTS AND WIFE AND HIS BRAMHIN STATUS , WENT AWAY TO LIVE WITH A CHANDAAL WOMAN AND INDULGED IN ALL KINDS OF SINS ALL THROUGH HIS LIFE .SUCH MADHAV’S SINS BURNT UP JUST BY THE MERE TOUCH OF THIS MOUNTAIN . THUS THE MOUNTAIN IS KNOWN AS ‘VENKAT’ BECAUSE IT BURNS UP THE SINS .

‘EESH’ -MEANS LORD .VISHNU WHO RESIDES AND LORDS OVER THIS MOUNTAIN IS KNOWN AS ‘VENKATESH’

‘Vasu ‘ means one who is inside ‘ deva ‘ means one who sports . Lord resides in all of us . He sports being inside us . As lord resides in everyone . When we have extreme happiness we should owe it to God and thank . because it is He who has given us all this being in others . Similarly when we face sorrow we must think God has given us sorrow to wash off our sins . We should not hate the person who is responsible for sorrow .

‘Vasu’ means one who covers everywhere , everything . God Srinivasa covers us like a sheet and protects us from external dangers and calamities . He regulates the entire universe by being outside and inside it . Thus he is vasudev .

Va means one with complete strength. ‘asu’ means one who controls everyone . ‘de ‘ means one who gives everything and ‘va’ again here means one who is present everywhere . Being present everywhere , he controls everyone and gives whatever wished for to those who pray him . Thus Srinivas is vasudev .

being the son of vasudev He is also known as VASUDEV .

‘VASUDEVA ‘

    THERE ARE THREE WORDS IN THIS : ‘VA’ ‘SU’ ‘DEVA’
    ‘VA’ MEANS ONE WHO IS OF THE FORM OF KNOWLEDGE .
    ‘SU’ MEANS ONE WHO CREATES ENTIES WORLD [SRUSHTI]
    ‘DEVA’ MEANS ONE WHO SPORTS AND ENJOYS IN THIS WORLD .

    AS HE CREATES THE ENTIRE WORLD /UNIVERSE HE HAS A NAME ‘SU’ [ WHO? LORD VISHNU!]
    AS HE CREATES ALL OF US ,SINCE WE ARE CREATED WE ARE ALL UNDER HIS CONTROL i.e PARADHEEN .
    BUT A BODY IS ACQUIRED AS THE SRUSHTI PROCEEDS , THUS A BODY IS PRESENT ONLY IN THE SRISHTI , SO SRINIVASA [LORD] SHOULD ALSO HAVE A BODY , BUT HOW CAN HE HAVE A BODY BEFORE SRISHTI . IF HE DOES HAVE ONE ? THEN IT MUST HAVE BEEN CREATED BY SOMEONE . IF IT IS INDEED CREATED THEN EVEN HE BECOMES PARADHEEN JUST LIKE US AS HE HAS BEEN CREATED . [ THIS DOUBT CAN CREEP UP ]
    THUS EITHER SRINIVASA SHOULD BE BODYLESS BEFORE CREATION OR ELSE HE BECOMES SUBSERVIENT LIKE US .
    TO ELIMINATE THIS DOUBT , THE WORD ‘VA’ IS USED ie HE HAS A BODY OF KNOWLEDGE AND NOT THAT OF PRAKRUTI . APRAKRUT SHARIR IS WHAT WE SEE IN TIRUPATI AND NOT A STONE OR IDOL AS LORD HIMSLEF IS STANDING THERE AND IT IS NOT AN IDOL INSTALLED BY SOME . SINCE IT NOT A STONE , INFACT NOT MADE UP OF ANY MATERIAL IN UNIVERSE IT IS KNOWN AS APRAKRUT AS CONVEYED BY THE WORD ‘ VA’.

    THE BODY OF MATERIAL WORLD WILL HAVE BIRTH AND DEATH BUT NOT THAT OF APRAKRUT BODY BECAUSE THERE IS NO BIRTH OR DEATH TO A BODY WHICH IS MADE UP KNOWLEDGE , HAPPINESS AND OTHER AUSPICIOUS ATTRIBUTES.
    THUS SRINIVASA EXISTS EVEN BEFORE CREATION . AND HE IS SWATANTRA AND NOT PARADHEEN .AND SINCE HE HAS A BODY OF HIS OWN HE CAN CREATE AS WELL .

    IN THIS WORLD EVERYONE DOES WORK FOR SOME PURPOSE . NO ONE IS ACTIVE WITHOUT PURPOSE AND AIM . THUS THIS SRINIVASA MUST ALSO BE CREATING THIS WORLD WITH SOME PURPOSE .
    IF THERE IS A PURPOSE BEHIND A WORK THERE HAS TO BE SOME RESULT OR FRUIT OF SUCH PURSPOSE AND TOIL . IF SUCH A TOIL ENDS IN FRUITION MEANS THE TOILER /WORKER [ IN THIS CASE SRINIVASA] MUST BE UNDER THE SUBSERVIENCE OF THE GIVER OF THE FRUITS . [ THIS GIVER OF FRUITS FOR THE LABOR OF CREATION MUST PRESIDE OVER SRINIVASA] SO SRINIVASA BECOMES PARADHEEN .
    HOW CAN A PARADHEEN CREATE?

    ie IN SHORT IF THERE IS A SELFISH PURPOSE BEHIND CRAETION THEN GOD IS SELFISH TO CREATE THIS WORLD AND HE HAS SOME FRUITS TO BE ACHIEVED THROUGH CREATION FOR HIS OWN SELF . THEN HE IS DEPENDENT ON FRUITS AND ACHIEVEMENT FOR WHICH HE IS TOILING TO CREATE THIS WORLD . SUCH INCOMPLETE DEPENDENT ENTITY CANNOT BE GOD OR CREATOR !
    PRECISELY TO DISPEL THIS DOUBT THE WORD ‘DEVA’ HAS BEEN ATTRIBUTED TO LORD SRINIVASA .

    HE SPORTS IN HIS OWN CREATION .HE HAS NO GOALS TO BE ACHIEVED FOR HIS OWN BETTERMENT . HE IS ALWAYS FULL OF HAPPINESS . IN THIS WORLD A WHEN IN FULL HAPPINESS PEOPLE DRINK AND IN THAT INTOXICATED STATE THEY DANCE AND SPORT .
    LORD HAS NO PURPOSE OF HIS OWN . THUS HIS CREATING THE WORLD IS NO HINDRANCE TO HIS COMPLETENESS AND INDEPENDENCE .
    HE CREATES TO GIVE HAPPINESS TO INFINITE SOULS THAT COME INTO EXISTENCE THROUGH CREATION AND ATTAIN BLISS .

    THUS ENDS THE FIRST OF THE MANY MEANINGS OF VASUDEV AS ENUMERATED IN SHRUTI . REST OF THE MEANINGS WE SHALL INSPECT ONE BY ONE !!!!


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Saturday, October 9, 2010

GUNASVABHAV!!

MUKTAJEEVA - Satva satva satva
  1. Bramha ,Vayu Sarsvati, Bharati Satva -Rajas-satva
  2. Sesha , GAruda ,Rudra , varuni ,sauparni ,parvati,jambavati ,kalindi, mitravinda , neela ,bhadra , lakshana , satva tamo satva
  3. Indra ,kama ----------------------------------------- raja satva satva
  4. ahankarik prana , indradwar sharirabhimani , brihaspati ---------------------- raja satva raja
  5. shachi ,anirudhha ,guru,dakshprajapati svayambhu manu ratidevi - raja satva tama
  6. Pravaha vayu, yama, chandra ,surya , shatarupa ,varun , narada, bhrigu , agni , prasuti , marich ,mitra surya , tara , pravahi ,vishwamitra - rajo raj satva
  7. nirruti rajo raj satva
  8. ganapati , vishwaksen , kubera , 85 shesha shatastha devata - rajorajsatva
  9. karmaj devata (100) kings , janaka etc 8 apasaras urvashi etc , 8 gandharva tumbura etc , 8 pitrus prabhas etc , 10 indras bali etc , 8 manus , 80 rishi ,36 agniputras , jaya vijaya dwarpalak , mangal rahu , ketu , chitragupta , vishwakarma - ---------------- rajo raj rajas
  10. ganga , sangya , shyamala , rohini , anirudhha patni , usha , parjanya , svaha - rajo raj raj
  11. usha , ashvini devta patni , shani , pushkar ajanaj devata , gandharvas , siddha charan, yaksha , vidydhar , chirapitru , 100 less 100crores rishi , 16100krishna wives , other gopikas ,----------- rajo raj tam
  12. Deva gandharva , rishi gandharva,risis ,muni rajo tamo raj
  13. manujgandharva , manushya raja [ kings on earth] tamo satva satva
  14. MAnushyauttama [ baramhana kshatriya vaishya etc ] - tamo satva raj
  15. MOkshadhikari trina jeeva [ trees , animals ] ---------------- tama satva tamo
  16. Nitya samsari manushyamadhyama [ other castes races ]
  17. svarga prachura --------------------------------------------------------------- tamo raja satva
  18. bhuprachur ------------------------------------------------------------------------- tamo raj raj
  19. niraya prachur -------------------------------------------------------------------- tamo raja tamas
  20. Tamoyogya
  21. manushyaadhama [evil among humans ], servants of demons - tamo tam satva
  22. Major demons --------------------------------------------------------------------------- tamo tam raj
  23. KAlI ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- tamo tam tam
Note ; there is difference in the body composition of KINGS and normal humans , best among humans and medium among humans and evils among humans .

krishnarpanamastu

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Vaikuntha Varnan

"gandhdwaramduradharshaam nityapushtaam karishinim |ishwarim sarvabhutaanam tamihophavahyeshriyam||"

 

Saint Vadiraaj has written Vaikuntha varnane in four chapters 1.moksha sandhi  2.laya 3 srishti and 4 stithi sandhi .

This is directive lesson in the journey towards Moksha for a aspirant .It highlights the philosophy of Poornapragnya acharya in very lucid manner .

In the first sandhi after the mangalacharan Vadiraaj elucidates the three avataras of Vayu namely Hanuman , Bheema and Madhvacharya .Srimadananda teertha has brightened the lamp of true knowledge of Lord Vedavyasa  .

He has upheld that , the world in which we are living , the world which we are  experiencing and is witnessing with all the senses and more importantly breathing in the air of the world, such a world is REAL.

Those who claim that everything is FALSE [ MAYA ] , then very tongue with which they are claiming this also becomes FALSE .

How can a false tongue convey anything ? Then speechless such persons cannot argue further !

Thus stressing this logic Vadiraaj quotes the verse " dwasuparna sayujasakhay ........." from vedas [shruti] to bring out the point that ,

Jeeva and Isha are two different birds embracing the tree namely human body .

If a person teases the other in presence of others as " one without qualities " it is seen in the world  tempers rise with fury of anger . Then if such words are attributed to Lord Srinivas  how can they be accepted .

According to Vadiraaj swamy , this chapter is intended to give bhakti to the good and ethical people and increase hate among the uneligibles . Lord Vishnu has been declared  as the greatest in the inquiry made by rishis through Sage Bhrigu .

Such a lord's story [ harikatha] , if not heard ever by those  evil people ,such people's breathing is a mere exercise akin to the blacksmith's equipment . Such people [ who have no bhakti in Lord ], their mundane activities are also akin to the sporting pigs and dogs  at the enterance of city gates .

Their ears [ which have never heard a harikatha ] are akin to the  rat pits . Their eyes which have not rejoiced at the sight of Lord 's Idol are akin to owl . The tongue which has not sung the hymns of Narhari are akin to squeaking frogs .

  • Did Parikshit not attain Vaikuntha ,listening to harikatha in seven days ?
  • Did Khatvang King not attain the Moksha in just 48 minutes ?

Bhakti is paramount in Moksha sadhana . With Nirmal [ unadulterated ] bhakti ,whence one remembers Narayana continuously , souls reach Vaikuntha .

  • Reaching the abode namely Vaikuntha [where Lord Narayana is ever visible to the souls ] is what is known as MOKSHA .
  • The place that never perishes is known as Vaikuntha
  • Vaikuntha is the only true dwelling [ everlasting stay].
  • There Lord Narayana is visible always uninterruptedly in his complete full glory .
  • Those who have attained mukti are known as MUKTA .
  • Vaikuntha is the place where Mukta live ,without fear of return to mortal world ever .
  • ONce entered in this world .one never comes back into the sansaar .
  • once entered in Vaikuntha one is relieved from cycle of birth and death .
  • Vaikuntha has no miseries
  • Vaikuntha has no incompleteness .
  • Muktas are always complete and happy in everyway .
  • SriMahalaxmi with infinite forms serves Lord Narayana in Vaikuntha and also illuminates the Vaikuntha with her radiance akin to hundred crores of Suns put together , in all the 10 directions of Vaikuntha.
  • Vaikuntha of Bhagavan Vishnu is above the satyaloka of Brahma .
  • Untouched by miseries ,sidhdhas and sadhyas are enjoying in infinite ways  each and every moment uniterruptedly ,without end .
  • All these experiences of happiness in the Vaikuntha is the result of service to the Lord Krishna's lotus feet .
  • The bestower of such happiness of Moksha ie Lord Krishna's feet and enjoyer of the happiness ie Jeeva are different and in hierarchy . ie Lord is aiways different and  greater [ infinitely] than jeeva during sansaar , after sansaar ie  Moksha , and also during Moksha , such difference exists and conyinues , among Lord and jeeva and also among Jeevas .
  • Such a difference is truth
  • Such a  heirarchy is Also the TRUTH.

krishnarpanamastu

note : this is avery elaborate grantha and over next few weeks the translation of VAIKUNTHA VARNANE will continue .

Friday, May 15, 2009

Sarva Samarpana Gadyam- 10

" chaturgunadyupasan jignyasadyupasadibhi: swabimbaparoksha gnyanotpadaken manushyottamanaarabhya chaturmukhparyantanam panchvidh muktiyogyanam ch swabimbopaseenalingaapagame swaroopanandavirbhavvaichitrryanandapradagnyanena tvayi samarpiten tvatpoojaivaastu "

Lord Narayana has  to be meditated by manushyas as satya, gnyan , anand atma[ paripoorna] ;the four qualities , by devatas as many as qualities and by bramha infinitely through jignyasa through  shravan manan dhyana . By paroksha dhyan upasana , Lord blesses with  aparoksha .

Muktiyogya [ those eligible for moksha ] fall into five categories :

  1. Devatas
  2. rishis
  3. pitrus
  4. chakravartis[ kings]
  5. manushyottam [ superior among men]

When these souls continuously meditate the bimba , such upasana results into disintegration of lingadeha from swaroop deha just as skin of the grain comes off the grain , rsulting in the manifesttion of swaroop ananda[ happiness inherent]

As each soul is unique and different and full of happiness , a vichitra happiness is manifested by the grace of God Narayana , this knowledge I attribute to the LORD [ samarpan ]

Linga deha has 16 kala [ dashendriya 10 , panchtanmatra 5,manas 1] ,anulingasharira , thereafter mahatatva sharira . This is covered by ahankaratmak anirudhdha sharira . Such a linga deha is beginingless . Jeeva has seven layers ;

  1. Ishvar ichcha
  2. jeevaichchadika
  3. paramachchadika
  4. linga deha
  5. avidya
  6. kaam
  7. karma

These seven forces in transition to become a sthula deha [ outer body].

Anirudhdha deha is made up of ahankar and has presence of daitya[demons] in it to inspire the sins in us . These demons' activities do not reach mahatatva and linga deha and for this it is always protected by Lord Narayana in the form "Trivrat" till the disintegration of linga deha .

" Trittatha madiye shubhashubhkarmanormadhye ashubh karmanusarena tatprerit mukhyapranena tatvabhimani asuramaarabhya kaliparyantanam tamoyogyanam tamo duhkhanumane swaroopbhutduhkhatishay pradateti gnyanen tvayi samarpitena tvatpoojaivastu "

  • I am performing both good and bad deeds .
  • Owing to the sins and ashubh karma done in previous births , to reap those fruits of ashubh karma , demons [asur] inspire to sin .
  • At that time , prayed by me in anguish , You inspire Mukhyaprana to punish those starting from tatvabhimani asuras till Kali [all tamoyogyas , one befitting hell]
  • Then Mukhyaprana with his gada ,hits them to experience the miseries inherent in their swaroop deha of kali etc in the hell named mahatamas ,such endless miseries these souls are ordained by You as the LORD of Mukhyaprana .
  • This knowledge of mine be your prayer
  • I attribute it to you [ samarpana]
  • Oh SriMoolRamachandra , I bow before you [namskaar]

||Iti Shri Raghavendrateertha gurusarvabhauma pranitam sarvasamarpana gadyam sampoornam||

Krishnarpanamastu

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sarva Samarpana Gadyam -9

"Anubhav kaal ghatith SriVishnu swaatantrasmritipradhaanak "

A Chetan [sentient] being has Gyan ichcha and Kriya . The kriya Independent of others' ichcha can be seen in Ishwar[ paramatma] alone .

But the knowledge that ' i am doing , i am understanding , i am desiring ' such a feeling  and its accomplishment is also seen in jeeva ., thus gyan ichcha kriya is present in the jeeva also.

But When Lord [paramatma] ignites  knowledge and then plants a desire and then gives activity[ prayatna] to jeeva[atma] only then a work [karma ] is accomplished by Atma . This is universally seen and observed and experienced . Thus this work is not accomplished independently by Jeeva . Hence jeeva's ability [ swatantrya] to accomplish a task is a grant of independence by Lord . Not self acquired or resident independence . Even his activity is not under his control .

  • Paramatma , divides his inherent independence into parts and gives it to Bramha ,shiva etc  jeevas , as a pratibimba of his inherent swatantrya .[ this is "datta swatantrya "]
  • Such datta-swatantrya is exhbited during karma accomplishment only by the ichcha[ desire ] of the Lord .
    • Thus we see three types of independence
    • dattaswatantrya [ granted independence]
    • swagatswatantra [ inherent independence]
    • sarvaswatantra  [ total indepence ]
  • Lord Krishna gives a part/fraction of  swagat swatantra from his sarva swatantra [part as per the yogyata ,capacity, of the soul ] as dattaswatantra in the pratibimba as present in bimba
  • This datta satantra is always there from beginingless time in jeeva
  • such dattaswatantra  is manifested during experiences of the soul .
  • This experience bringsforth the fact[rememberance , memory ,smriti ] that Lord Narayana is alone independent
  • This manifestation during accomplishment of karma is also brought forward by Vishnu himself
  • Narayana himself gives his  Vishnu smriti .

"Nitya naimittika kaamya bhedena , trividhavidyaashrit swavarnaashramochit sankalpita bhagavatpoojaatmak karmajanya phalenaaparoksha gnyanat poorvamantahkaran shuddhi dwara tadupaasken tata: param bhagavadichchaya  prapta nijagurupadishtaswabimbavishayakapoornasachchidanandatmak "

Karma is of three types nitya , naimittika , kaamya

  • sandhyavandana , devataarchana , atithi pooja etc are nitya karma
  • chaturmasa vrata , vishnupanchaka upavasa ,tarpana etc are naimittika karma
  • one done with desires of fruits [ phalapeksha ] like special vrata ,yagnya ,mantra japa ,homa  to attain some desires is kaamya karma
  • All these are done as kayik [ bodily] ,vachanik [speech], manasik[ mentally]
  • Everything of such karma should be accomplished by the knowledge of space and time .
  • knowledge once varna and ashrama is also important during such karma
  • Varnashramochit karma should be done as pooja [ prayer] to God and such a  sankalpa is necessary to be done .
  • Such three types of karma done in the above said manner will give antahkaran shuddhhi ,when done prior to Aparoksha gnyana
  • Such shudhdhi will pave way for bimbopasana without interruption and obstacles.
  • When done in continuous manner regularly uniterruptedly ,leads to pratyaksha of the Lord Narayana .
  • I will release him from sansar bandhan ,such desire will be exhibited by me .
  • then through jeeva's nija guru , a upadesha will be made to show the way for upasanA , THAT LEADS TO , pratyaksha of bimba roopa complete in all respect and inspirer of all the qualities ,that sachidananda ,atmaswaroopa Lord Narayana.
  • This way Lord is  aparokshikrut .

krishnarpana

Friday, May 8, 2009

SarvaSamarpana Gadyam - 8

" Mukhyapranopasya "

That Lord who is meditated upon by Mukhyaprana .

All the souls are regulated by the Narayana .

'sarvasyahi pranetrutvat pran: narayana: para: ' - mandokya bhashya

Prana means regulator , Lord is the first/primary regulator . But LOrd regulatesevery soul vide Mukhyaprana [ Hanuman] . Thus Vayu is also known as Prana . Prana means one which is relentlesly at work .So Indriyas[ eyes nose ears etc senses ] are also known as Prana , but these senses exist till Vayu exists, hence Vayu is known as MukhyaPrana .  LOrd at all times ,at all places inspires these souls through Mukhyaprana and gets meditated [ upasya] by him .

" ramayukta purushrupatmaka "

Lord is always accompanied by Ramaadevi as purush . Laxmidevi is equvivalent to Lord in the qualities of time and space [ rest all other qualities she is infinitely inferior to him AND DEPENDENT ON HIM , REGULATED BY HIM] . She is different from him

Pramatma , resides in females in the form of females and among males he resides as male . In a human body ,from toe till head He resides in various forms supporting the body. All souls are known by the name 'purush' ,so ramaadevi is also known as purush as she has equally strong nature[attributes]  as the other souls . All souls are 'kshara purush' but Laxmidevi is 'Akshara purush '

'dva vimou purushau loke ksharashcha akshara eva cha ' - bhagavad geeta  , Lord is totally different from these kshara and akshar ,such lord alongwith Ramaadevi resides in the swaroopdeha of the soul .

" praadesh matra hrudayvyapak praadeshparimit sthaneshatmak "

In the outer body of the soul [ soul has four bodies :swaroop deha ,linga deha , aniruddha deha ,sthula deha] , inside the heart there is lotus . Here in this lotus  , Lord resides in the form of the sizeof  'praadesh' .by the name ' Isha ' .similarly he resides i the swaroopadeha ,of the size of praadesh of that body as well .

'praadesh ' means the space at the tip of the thumb , when thumb and forefinger are clasped .  God resides in the form of this size inside the heart of the human body . He similarly resides in all sub bodies in the same relative dimension .

' valagrshatbhagasya shatadha kalpitasya cha | bhaago jeeva: sa vigneya sa ch anantya kalapate '  as per these vedic words soul is of the sizeof  one hundredth part of  hundredth part of the edge of a horse's hair .

ie if a horse tail hair is taken and its edge is split 100 parts , take a part of it and split again into 100 parts , one such part is the size of a soul . it is 10000th part of a hair edge .

This jeeva has all the body parts in swaroop as well as in external body as well . Lord dwells in the heart of every body [ fourbodies ] in the size of the praadesh of that body . internally as well as externally .

" Dehantargat dehangushthaparimit  jeevaantargat jeevaangushtha parimit"

Lord is also present in the body of the soul to regulate the body , this form is of the sizeof  thumb of the external body , inside the soul he is again residing and regulating in the form of the sizeof the thumb .

so dually he is residing inside the body [ physical] and inside the soul , both by the size of relative thumb .

" swahrudaya kamalkarnikamoolastitha mooleshatmak "

Inside the heart where sushumns nadi exists ,there in each of the five subnadis of sushumna , five lotuses with eight petals bloom ,In every lotus Lord exists  at the bottom as the 'moolesha' .He has eight arms and bestows the awakening and activiy to the soul.

" Tavatparimitkarnikaagrastitha "

At the forefront , similar to moolesha , lord also resides as 'agresha' , here this form gives the dream state to the soul .  and n the lotus he resides with 'shankha chakra gada padma ,kaustubh ,kirit and other ornaments imparting deep sleep to the soul .

For the aparokshagyanis these three forms together form a bimba and firstly Lord reveals himself as ' Pradesh ' in the external body, this revelation is known as Aparoksha , and then with continuous sadhana he reveals his moolesha and agresha forms in a pratyaksha .

" bimbarupe ................................anukarita avasthatraya niyamak "

Among the shubha and ashubha karma of the jeeva ,considering shubha karma inspired by Lord dwelling in Mukhyaprana , directing the tatvabhimanidevatas to regulate the three states of activity , dream and deep sleep , such lord reveals his bimbarupa to the jeva and exhibits his Ishatva quality .

krishnarpanamastu

Sunday, May 3, 2009

SarvaSamarpana Gadyam-7

"Pratarmaadhyandinsayamakhyasavanatraya tattatkalin tadabhimanivasurudraadityopasya"

  • Human life is 116 years .
  • pratahsavan 24 years
  • madhyandin savan 44 years
  • sayansavan 48 years
  • total 116 years , this is poornayus
  • When adhikmasa is added tota becomes  120 years
  • pratah savan is governed by Ashtavasus
  • madhyanin savan is governed by ekadash rudra
  • sayansavan is ruled by dwadash adityas .
  • Thus by being present in the jeeva , vasu rudra and adityas regulate his activities to form upasana of lord vasudeva .
  • Thus Vasudeva is the chief abhimani regulator of the jeevatma .

" paramanu sambanditavatsankhyak "

Lord resides in the paramaNu [atoms] and also in the collections of these atoms forming infinite forms . He resides individually in each atom and also in another form inside a collection of atoms forming anant rupas . Such forms are also infinite as collections are infinite . Each collection is also consists of infinite atoms . Thus Lord exhibits his glory in such infinite ways by being vyapta in the Vishva "

"aharniyamak aharnamak"

Each year in a  human life[Ayus] of 100 years consists of 360 [Ahass] ie days . So total there are 36000 days in a human life .[ we have 36000 + 36000 nadis left and right side ,each governs a day in our life , the lord representing that nadi along with the abhimani devata ,tatva devata as present in that nadi ,rules over the day ] .

on a particular Ahas Lord resides by that name in that Ahas and also governs the material things that we use [enjoy,interact etc with] by the name of those things [jada , collection of atoms] ,though he takes the same name as that of the collection and Ahas ,Lord is still different from these ahas and collections .

krishnarpanamastu

SarvaSamarpana Gadyam-6

Brihati sahasra hymn from samaveda has 1000 shlokas .

note: - Brihati is a meter , this meter is proclaimed for a shloka of 36 syllables Aksharas . Kshara means ,prishable ,Akashara means imperishable . There are four kinds of chyuti in the life seen , one is that of loss of form like when water is evaporated it becomes vapour , water has undergone chyuti , loss of shape like ductile metals being beaten to cylinders and cones etc . loss of state as grains are ground to powder .

  • Destruction due to cutting , moulding ,
  • changes due to amalgamation ,
  • changes due to processing
  • changes on account of ageing .

These are all four kinds of chyuti , as lord does not undergo these changes He is known as Achyut . And also as all natural things created owing to chyuti are known as kshara , Those which do not perish in its minimalistic form are also known as Akshara . The sanskrit syllables are aksharas because they are seen in the space . Thus These aksharas are also governed by Hari rupas [forms of God] . Together these forms form a aksharmala mantra  . It is one of he ashtamahamantras .

As each akshara is a form of a god , 36 aksharas X 1000 shlokas form 36000 forms of God . Each form is unique and yet not different from the lord , Each can accomplish what Narayana in moolrupa can achieve but yet inside a human body they achieve only what is ordained as per the yogyata of the soul and his Karma . 36000 forms of male reside on the right side of the body and 36000 female forms reside on the left side . So every body , male or female has both these forms of God in their bodies . ie  A Girl would have her right side full of male form of Lord and a MAN will have his left side full of female form of the GOD . Thus one enters Gruhasthashrama only when the left side of female forms of  LORD in a man is achieved unison with the right side of MAle forms in a girl . This unison of forms through mantra is what known as MARRIAGE . And Thus Womans' female forms acquire unison in a husbands' left forms of LORD and thus woman becomes ardhangini , as what she carries in her body the same exists in the man by the grace of LORD due to resemblance of features of forms that the couples display .

Thus our body is supported by these 72000 forms and Lord in as many forms carries out our day today activity for us in the form of a huma body . Those who realize this , consider the human body as temple where lord exists in 72000 forms , with 72000 tattva devaas along with their wives . Thus entire deva samooha is in the human body . EVevry body that we see is a moving temple and presence of the devatas point out to the fact that it is primarily the Devatas that rejoice through the body and whatever the happiness that arises is primarily enjoyed by the deities and then the same is transmitted to the soul within the body as per his capacity .

As per his capacity means , actually the level of happiness [ happiness is jada ] as quantum  is much more tha what we actually experience . But we experience only a little bit of it , a greater portion being enjoyed by the tatva devatas according to their capacity .  Thus it can also be said when we are experiencing the dukha [sorrow] , the quanta of sorrow is very high and given to rakshasa and only a small bit is what relayed to soul as experience . Thus in every kriya it is primarily the tattva devtas and not we who are doing the karma and as per our level of participation in the karma we experience the sukha or dukha .

Also it can be said that everybody we see has this combo of tattva devatas and 72000 forms of Lord . Thus in everybody Indra and sachi exist and mate and primarily it is them who enjoy and give happiness to lesser souls .

{Thus when Indra actually touches a lesser mortal woman , he is still carrying out the same duty that he usually carries out inside the bodies . Thus devatas touching a human body cannot be taken as poluuting the body . and here Devatas still touch their counterparts only as their duties ordained to them by lord. [ This explains why niyoga was not unchaste for KUNTI etc] }

Krishnarpanamastu

Saturday, May 2, 2009

SarvaSamarpana Gadyam-5

"Bruhati chanda ruk sahasragata shattrimshat sahasrahansaswaraakhyaakshar pratipadya tannishthatanniyamak "

Bruhati sahasra chandas is about 1000 shlokas or ruchas . Every ruch has 36 swaras and vyanjanas .So there are 36000 aksharas  representing to 36000 nadis in the   left and 36000 nadis in the right of human body . These 1000 shlokas each describe Vishva etc 1000 names of Vishnu in Vishnusahasranam . Each of 36000 akshara of brihati is also represented by a form of Vishnu [ Both male and Female ] , together these dwell in the human body in the 72000 nadis .

Bruh vruddhau dhatu in sanskrit points to the meaning of brihati as poorna . Thus Vasudev by name brihati resides in 36000 male forms in the right side and 36000 female form in the left . thus left side of the body represents wife and she is known as Ardhangini . These forms are prayed by the Bruha etc devatas residing in this nadis and Lord thus as present in this protects all the three types of soul .

Thursday, April 30, 2009

SarvaSamarpana Gadyam -4

"svahridayamadhyastithasushmna nadi .................... tavatsankhyakedanadishu tattaadyogya tatkalanusar prapt tattannadisthith "

In the middle of heart of the human being ,there is sushhumna nadi . It has  nadi to its right  by name pingala  with  50 branches . similarly Ida to left also 50 in number of  sub nadis .

In these nadis namely Ida and Pingala exist

  • 16  swaras from " A to Am Aha " Akaradi swaras ,
  • 34 kakaradi [ ka ga ta etc] vyanjana 
  • totalling 50 in number of Aksharas .
  • Lord dwells in these nadis with the lordship of Aksharas ie
  • Am Ajaya namaha ,.............
  • kam kapilay namaha ,...............
  • ksham srilaxminarsimhaya namaha etc;

As according to the capacity of the jeeva ,at the relevant hours, Lord as present in these nadis carry out soul's journey .

note: In the sthula deha [body] of humans , from the muladhar [ place between the testicles and rectum ] to the centre of the head[skull] runs a nadi by name Sushumna . It is composed of five sub nadis by name vajrika, arya, prakashini ,vaidhruti ,bramha nadi .

When this Sushumns reaches navel , it splits into Ida and Pingala to left and right side of the body . These Ida And Pingala end in the nostrills of human body , they are primarily responsible for the flow of breath and its porting to various parts of the body .

These Ida and Pingla furthers splits into branches to be spread across the body to form 72000 nadis in the body . Lord is present in these nadis , exhibits his qualities according to the capacity and karma of the /jeeva  . Tattva devatas also while carrying out the karma of the soul , carry out their upasana of Lord as present in these nadis of each and every human being .

krishnarpana

SarvaSamarpana Gadyam -3

" Hinkaradi shat saam Pratipadya "

Saamveda has six parts and each is presided by  the Lord by the same name . They are

  1. hinkar
  2. gayatri
  3. rathantar
  4. bruhat
  5. bhadra
  6. rajas

because Lord is prayed by these six saam , he is also known by name  SAAM ;

"ShatKaal Niyamak "

we have six parts in a day

    1. pratah kaal      6-8.24 am
    2. poorvaanha     8.24 - 10.48 am
    3. madhyanha       10.48 - 1.12 pm
    4. aparanha             1.12 - 3.36 pm
    5. sayankaal              3.36 - 6 pm
    6. ratri kaal                 6pm -6 am
  1. krutyuga
  2. tretayuga
  3. dwaparyuga
  4. kaliyuga
  5. yugasandhi kaal
  6. pralayakaal

these are also shatkaal and Lord  Sriman MoolRamchandra is the niyamak ,regulator for all these .

" Aniruddha Pradyumna sankarshana vasudev varaah narsimha shanmurtyaatmak "

these above mentioned six kaal are regulated by

  1. Aniruddha
  2. Pradyumna
  3. sankarshana
  4. vasudev
  5. varaah
  6. narsimha

Lord in this forms is also present in us , so at those different time periods , being externally in the time and internally in our body those forms inspire at those times the Tattvadevatas to regulate our appropriate karma and karya as prescribed at befitting those periods of yuga and time of the day .

note : as we have shat kaal in a day , yuga are also shat kaal for bramha and others ; entire kalpa is also a day for bramha .

krishnarpana

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sarva Samarpan Gadyam -2

Vishva : Lord Vishnu remains in the right eye of the beholder as Vishva to show him and give him the experiences of the real world. Vishva has 19 heads ,two legs and five hands . 19 heads are , 9 on left and nine on right with central head as that of Elephant . This was the upasya moorthy of Shri Vinayak[ ganapathy] , Vinayak after completing the upasana of this Vishva [Lord Vishnu]  became known as Ganesh .

" Vinayakastu Vishvasya gnyanat ait gajavaktram " -mandookya bhashya  mentions . Because this roop shows the world to everyone , and it is pertaining vishva and nara in general , it is also known as " Vaishvanar "

Vedas proclaim " shubham pibetyasau  nityam na ashubham sa hari: "  Lord only partakes the good in the world that the man sees and what is evil and unchaste unto the experience is not absorbed by the lord but only the soul partakes it .

TAijas : Taijas stays in the neck region of the body , more precisely at the place where there is man[mind ] . Taijas is akin to Vishva in limbs and heads . Taijas gives the experience of the Dreamworld in sleep . Because he cretes a vasanamay world in the antahkarna of the jeeva , he is known as Antah:pragnya

Svapnasthanah: Antahpragnya - mandookya upanishat

Pragnya : Lord as pragnya resides in heart of the body he gives deep sleep to the soul .  here lord  keeps only the knowledge of self , time and ignorance and withdraws all other things . [prakarshan]

Prakarshen na gnyapayati

here jeeva experiences a liitle bit of sukha happiness that can be observed in Moksha .

note : only satvikas observe this sukha as swaroop is sukhamaya , as daityas have dukhmaya swaroop they must obtain dukha in sleep as well , but Lord with his Achintyaadbhut shakti gives those daityas also sleep .

Awakening is shuddh satva activity dream is rajas and sleep is tamasik in nature.

krishnarpana

Friday, April 24, 2009

Sarva Samarpana Gadyam-1 [SSG]

Lord Narayana has three rupas namely

  • Vishwa
  • Taijas
  • Pragnya.

Similarly we all have three states

  • Jagruta [awakening]
  • Swapna[dream]
  • Sushupta[Sleep]

Human body has 1. indriyas [eyes ,ears ,nose etc] and 2. mind [manas] .When both are active then we are in state of awakening and we perceive things of the external world .[Jagruta avastha] This state is also regulated by Lord Vishva

When external organs are inactive but inner organs and mind are active we are in state of dream .[svapna avastha] . Here our body divides into two parts , one the physical body and second our kantiswarup . The physical body is in sleep but  this kanti svaroopa is culled out of the vasana that exist in the mind . With this a vasnamaya world is created which contains , vehicles ,roads ,buildings and people and we experience the dream just as if we are living in that world and our experiences we record as dream. Even in this state a soul is regulated by Lord Taijas as it is he who separates the kantiswaroop and creates objects of desire in the dreamworld culled out of our mind and vasana.

WHen both mind and indriyas are inactive we are in the state of deep slumber . This state is also regulated by Lord Pragnya .

All this state is regulated by Lord as present in Mukhyaprana in our body inside us. Mukhyaprana is jeevottama and is present in all the bodies and helps us to take breath in and out and sustains us and hence he is known as Prana. Mukhyaprana being present in us breaths 21600 times everyday . this breathing makes a sound of "So" HAM"  thus Mukhyaprana makes the japa of " Soham " [ Hansa mantra japa] in every body everyday every second . This gives us life and also life to everyone in the universe, the life force to live , thus Mukhyaprana [Hanuman] is the life of everyone in the world . He is primarily responsible to make us all feel as alive . Once Mukhyaprana stops this japa , we stop breathing and people say - he has kicked the bucket . Some say he has lost prana. Thus Hanuman is chief deity giving life to us by the grace of LOrd Vishnu . We must pray this lord as present in Mukhyaprana in our heart . [ Madantaryami Mukhyapranantargata sriman moolrama ],

Note: There are three types of soul, for each type Mukhyaprana does the same japa "SoHAM" , but it gives the anusandhana of different type to three different souls ,1 . soham [ I am like HIM] , but different from,2 I am like him as long as I am not Him 3. I am him ; The first believes in distinction and superiority of lord from the self attains Moksha . second one keeps returning to samsara and third one reaches hell . SO three different types achieve three different sadhanas and different gati but all are controlled and regulated by Mukhyaprana and Lord Narsimha according to their swaroop and yogyata.

krishnarpana

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

SarvaSamarpan Gadyam

Shri Raghavendra swamy has written many granthas to uphold Madhva Sidhdhanta of SrimadAnandateertha . Of these Pratah Sankalpa gadya highlights the resolution one has to make towards his future course of action during the day about to begin .

After we have competed our work by evening , we normally end our day by praying ;

" yasya smrutyacha namoktya tapoyagnya kriyadishu nyunam sampoortaam yati sadyo vande tam achyutam , kayen vacha manasndriyeirva buddhyatmnaa vaanusrutsvabhava: karomi yadyat  sakalam parasmai Narayanayeti samarpayami "

So we attribute everything to the lord.While such samarpana , what kind of thought and anusandhana about the our self , guru , Vayu and lord , as detailed by Acharya Madhva  has been beautifully captured by Shri Raghavendra Swamy in his Sarva Samarpan Gadyam .

Starting from " Jagrut swapnasushuptakhya avasthatraya niyamaka..........."  till ............" tvayi samarpiten tvatpoojaiva astu " ending thus Sarvam Narayanayeti samarpayaami .

If pratah sankalpa gadyam is a Sankalpa to start the day , Sarva samarpana gadyam is a KRishnarpanamastu at the end of the day .But highlighting role of MUkhyaprana in all the parts of dayand even while we are asleep , shows how devoted Shri Raghavendra swmy was to Mukhyaprana and Prana to the Mukhyaprana shri Vedvyasa .

starting from tomorrow , each shloka of Sarvasamrpana gadyam will be translated ....... May lord Vedvyasa bless us all .

krishnarpanamastu.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Mystical experiences at Tirupati continues again...

Year later I alighted at Renigunta to visit Tirupati Again . It was 1.30 am . I came out of the station , Just then a taxi driver came up to me and said HE would take me up to Tirumala directly [ normal route would be to take a bus to Tirupati and then take a special bus to Tirumala at the available time , this was a good time saver ] . I agreed , he demanded only Rs 200 . That was a bonus . Second he promised to drop just right before the temple to save my time for Darshan .

Then we moved on ,it was a comfortable ambassador car . I dozed off for next few hours and then  the driver called his acquaintance , he gave me tonsure at a nearby guest house, we reached pushkarni , I took a bath and wore a red silk dhoti and red shalya . The driver told he will leave me at a place where i could easily get a ticket for special darshan but that would still make me wait for four hours to get the darshan  as it was a holiday  and bramhotsavam was to commence . I was okay with it , he took me to somewhat backside of the temple , But no tickets were available , I requested for any seva tickets if available. But none were available . Sad as I was , Driver too said he had done his maximum bit , so he said lets drive back to main entrance , on the way he stopped at nearby pedestal [ it was still dark ] , his vehicle needed some attention , he got down , I too came out of the car .

By the footpath someone was sleeping with a blanket on. HE was alone and none other were there nearby . driver was busy with his car bonnet , he went to fetch water , I was standing by the foot of sleeping person.

Suddenly he woke up and asked me " swamy want to have a darshan " I said " yes but seems not possible ", He took some special pass kind of thing out of his pocket and gave it to me and slept again . I hurriedly went to the temple gates , looking at the pass , they took me straight to garbhagudi , Their I joined the archakas for the Tulasi pooja ,

I recited Vishnu panjar stotra , Venkatesh stotra , and gazed with indebtedness n bhakti [ I was so overwhelmed because God was so merciful at a papi , pamar like me , I didn't knew of single outstanding quality in me that would entitle me to such love and affection, thus I was indebted , and my only desire was to fall at the lotus feet again and again ] ,

After a grand tulasi pooja and aarti , I was out of the temple with full bag of laddoos . I was out of temple by 7 am . meanwhile my luggage was in the car itself , The driver was worried , he was waiting at the same spot , He was happy at my sight , I asked where was the person sleeping here , he said no one was there . I told him I had a beautiful darshan , He asked would I like to visit Padmavathy temple . I told I had a train back at 2.30 , would I be able to catch it . He said he would enable me . HE drove fast towards padmavathy temple , there was a huge rush , standing in the queue would mean , darshan by evening ,

I was still in red silk and shalya and tonsured head and Gopichandan , My dress was mistaken for a swamiji , just then some temple insider came by , looked at me bowed at me in reverence , I smiled at him , He welcomed me , with loud cry said , Swamiji had come , all of you give way in tamil , , everyone , cleared the way , I reached directly sanctum sanctorium and Srisukta kumkumarchana and pushparchana were done , with loads of prasadam , I was accompanied back to the car. I stood at the temple Main gopuram looked back ,made  a small prayer . I thought I might have done some good punya in my previous birth for such love is being bestowed by Lord and Laxmi devi . I decided I would serve all my life the lord and prayed for inspiration to do so . I resolved many other things in my life to lead a pious life to justify myself for such divine experience . But slowly I realised , my Parents and grand parents were famous for  daily serving food to atleast  150 people in their hay days , My gotra Mudgal rishi himself was known to be famous for annadana , perhaps being born in his lineage , I had inherited this punya to get such a closer  darshan of Lord  each and everytime . I was also afraid , whether this would end next time , or I was getting attached to this special treatment , but would that not mean I am overestimating myself ,me and mine [  I remembered Purandar dasa  song , "Garva yatako ninage  PAmara manuja ........."] , OH leave it . Let me be  a simple devotee of Lord .

Venkatramana Govinda Govinda .

Mystical experiences at Tirupati continues....

Few years later I decided to again visit the Lord VEnkataramana . This time I reached Tirupati by 11 am.

[ for those who do not know ; Tirumala is hill top ,where Lord 's Standing to bless us and Tirupati is foothill ,a bustling city , a bus has to be boarded to to go atop for daraan , at any given point of time  daily estimated 2 lakh gather atop and and at foothills and estimated 60000 take darshan everyday ,that leaves  few seconds of darshan for each after gruelling 5-6 hours of standing in queue for special darshan and full 24 hours in general queue ,this was way back ]

But on that day rush was unusual , the bus stand below itself was so full with people that a ticket way up could be bought only after standing in a queue for 5 hours ,and then after taking the ticket the bus to be boarded would be allocated after 1 hour , you reach Tirumala after another hour and then Darshan delayed for another day. But I had a return reservation the next day . So me trying to stand in the queue was ruled out as that would mean I would be missing my train back.

Oh Venkatesha ! Wont I be able to have your darshan Atop  As I was thinking this I , started reciting Venkatesha Srotra . Just as I finished " RAja dware pathed Ghore Sangrame ripusankate " , Who is Raja , Oh Lord You are the only King for me , mortals dont' make sense as Kings in its true spirit . Raja dware . I am at your doorstep , please Let me in !!!

As I was in these thoughts , a Very plush[posh] car came by  , a man in early thirty's  opened the door , asked me " hey We are only three people in this car , and going  for Darshan atop for the Lord , although this car is our own we plan take somebody smart with us , would you mind joining us  "

Oh what a chance  ! , I jumped at the offer and got onto a rear seat of the Mercedes . Inside the three people seemed quiet educated and all in early thirty's and well settled  People . I was an unemployed youth .After the initial introduction , two of them gave introduction as a GM in two of the best MNC 's in the country , for the third they dismissed him off as a big shot known to them .  Both were unmarried , one was a quite shy person and other was a over and over flirt . They used to stop at every sight of  young lass and he would get down and try to have a chat with her , nearly successful everytime , and as he came back he would make fun of the shy guy and show off his charming prowess . I dismissed it as saying you are in chandra dasa , it is usual to have such success with woman , but you would not be successful to people opposite to your dasa and rasi . HE dismissed my logic as just dogmatic view ,  I asked him take a bet ,  If he could get away with ease with the girl I show , I would walk up the hill , and I serially showed him girls opposite to his nature , and his every attempt was thwarted with either a slap or warning ,after eight attempts he admitted " either his charm has lost or what  was saying made sense " I said the second is more correct , as his dasa was intact , to prove my point , I showed a beautiful girl , and asked the shy One to go and just approach her , he was very reluctant " the smarter one having eight slaps had an adverse effect on him , But everybody forced him out of the car " As he approached her , it so happened they talked for pretty 15 minutes and refused to leave each others company till we had to horn back " { later they  married } . By now all  the three were very much impressed by my analysis , and asked me many questions about their future .

Slowly we reached Tirumala . I got down and thanked them and asked permission to move about my way towards darshan . They held my hand and said , " hey we have come all together we will have darshan also together " Then  as All three came out of the CAR a big team clad in white came Hurriedly towards us and whisked us away , they also pointed to me , and I was also included in the convoy , And within minutes  we were in garbha gudi and I had exclusive VIP Darshan .

"Except Gratitude and indebtedness that Lord took serious note of my words , my questions ,Truly oh Lord you are the King of this universe .As even this second time you made me feel special as You are very special to me , I bow before you with reverence and gratitude , and OH lord let not pride and dambhikta creep into me as I see you divine face and lotus feet , Venkatesha , let my Bhakti grow stronger and stronger and may you call me year after year this way "

As I came out wondering who among us was VVIP , I was introduced to the third Person in  the car by the other two , who was just smiling at me all the while [ HE was son of the personal friend of  then PM ] . and I came back along with them with lots of gifts and cards invitations to the station well before my return journey time .

Bharathi ramana mukhya pranantargata ShriLaxmi Venkatesh supreeto Bhava .

Friday, April 17, 2009

Mystical experiences at Tirupati

My trips to Timmappa did not start till I graduated . It was fear of seven and half saturn that made me first make up my mind to go to Tirupati. Just as the day on which my seven and half saturn [sade sati] started, the same morning I was in Tirupati early 4.30am . Well bathed ,I was standing at the gates of speacial darshan Vaikuntham about to enter ,[this was my first trip as an adult independently] , A temple employee came up to me , asked whether I have enough time with me , whether I could spend time till evening in he temple premises? As I had no other work I replied in affirmative .

Then the temple employee said " follow me". I asked where ? he said " we need witness " . For what " For counting of the amount in the HUndi " . It was interesting , I just followed quietly , Slowly I was taken to a room which had cameras all over and like a cage , inside it were variety of boxes ,steel filters etc . There were few khakhi clad people and few archaka and few accountants . One of the officers asked me to sign the register with my name and identity . Then One of the archakas took me to the garbhagudi [ the sanctum sanctorium where LOrd Tirupati BALAJI stands ] via a a backdoor ,the entrance through which main preist enters . They closed the curtain , the door of the garbha griha was closed . All the devotees were made to wait outside ,[ Darshan was closed for others ] NOw it was a exhilarating moment in my life , I the main priest and one more to do aarti were the only people  in the room before LOrd TIrupati Venkataraman ] A grand pooja was made , tulasi archana was done LORD was decorated with Flowers , Then he was bejeweled with ALANKAR and then a grand aarti took place for nearly 20 minutes I was standing before LOrd VEnkateshwara  all alone gazing at him , the beauty which two eyes could never capture , the smile that gives immense peace to the beholder , the lord in his all majesty  was just not enough to take eyes off or think anything else . WHen after aarti , I was asked to go back to the counting session ,I could not think how lucky I am to have started my day with a experience which perhaps could not have been accorded to most influential or wealthy , here I a humble Bramhin , my Lord had called me so close to him . It enhanced the bhakti in me , I felt earlier that Tirupati was the place only where rich and wealthy have their way the poor always spends days to see the Lord . BUT I was wrong , if you love God ardently , he calls you very close .

But I could not believe my luck still , as archaka took me to the counting room it was six am . The bags [hundi coins] were poured in the steel filters , and only five rupees coins filtered out , there were few accountants counting them , I was told to keep a watch on them , as cameras above were moving , Another filtered only two Rs coins ,some filtered only one rupee coins . The whole lot were counted as the counting completed of the coins , it was noted and shown to me , I had to sign each register after making across check .

Then Notes [currency bills] were counted , Then Gold and diamonds were separated , jewelleries and biscuits and slabs were separated , everything was weighed ,  All were noted down , by the time ordeal finished it was 11 am , a pretty five hours grinding inspection . The total was 43.237 lakhs of rupees and etc , and 20 kgs of gold silver and other articles . I signed the register . and As I was about to leave , Archaka held my hand , took me back to the Temple garbhagriha , all doors were close again and Darshan was stopped . The curtain closed , and agin for another 10 minutes I had a eyes full of Darshan , Archaka asked me whether I was satisfied , I smiled , [ CAN we have enough of NArayana]  , He took me to the bhojanshala , I had a sumptuous pulivogare , pongal , vada and curd rice , sweets . then the Archaka handed over to me a a loadfull of laddos and vadas in a plastic bag . He bid me adieu till the gates of the temple .

I was out of the temple by 12 .30 am .

This was my first day of Sade sati [ seven and half saturn ] Aye , saturn is not that bad man ' I said to myself ' . I thanked saturn to give one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life . THe more I think of it the more I fall at the lotus feet of VEnkataramana .

Bharatiramana Mukhyapranantargata Laxmi Venkatesha supreeto bhava .

BUt this was not the only  time , believe me dear friends ,Lord always gave me a  unique experience whenever I went to Lord's abode Tirumala Tirupati . more in next posts .

Mantralayam - The Mystique

I had very special inclination to rayaru [ i bet everyone has] , with every opportunity available I used to run away to Mantralayam even as we were living central India . In the earlier such visits I found I was slowly accomplishing everything i desired for during childhood ,just by chanting the name of Raghavendra Swamy .

Rayaru was Kalpavruksha [ celestial tree that grants everything] for me .Mantralayam became a mystique place  for me . The mysticism grew as I grew up . But suddenly all that changed , I no longer wished for material aspirations . This was strange , though I knew , I could get it by a mere chant , something in me was not allowing me to go for such practise.

This maddened me . Events were worsening day by day with some hard fought days approaching , but mind was not chanting for desires but instead chants became more intense . I thought perhaps this was effect of Bhagvadgeeta recital . Then I rushed to Mantralayam again . But this time I was not able to even perform seva , my mind wandering  , all I could do was visit the local library and read the granthas , upanishad vyakhyanas . BUT  my answer to the question as to why i am unable to make a sankalpa of ishta siddhi and chant the rayaru japa?

I asked a local scholar , can we really make kamya japa for Rayaru ? The scholar said , nishkaam karma is for the viraktas , for the normal one must employ kamya karma . Moreover , if you need something , don't you ask your father with right . and would you feel it as runa onto your Father  ! NO ! thus Rayaru is the father Figure , there is nothing wrong in asking him your desires.

BUT as I make a sankalpa , rayara dhyana becomes an impossibility ! whats wortha chant without a dhyana. But why am I not able to retain Rayaru dhyana moorthy . HAve I lost ishta siddhi , BUt when without desires , i chanted rayaru dhyana was a spashta , but at the same  time new shastras became clearer and clearer . Slowly I forgot ishtakamya prapti .

Then years passed by seva concept gave way to intense dhyana , no more My body would long for dehik seva , i spent most of the time in japa at tunga teera .

thirdly as I gazed at people around me i found even normal guys who did not have formal education seemed more rich in aura . the canteen guy was also nearly radiant .

I had kept all this thoughts very near to my heart , but One day i could not help but asked my guruji , what was all this about ?

My guruji said , this is a  common experience for all the people [sadhakas ] , Rayaru grants wishes in the initial phases with rapid frequency and slowly the phenomenon stops . why?...........[ next post]

Then he showed me many characters around , one was a staying in mantralayam for 12 years to accomplish something , he had come years ago with a resolution that he would achieve something but 12 years gone by ,he could not ............... [ the reason will be given in next astro blogs] .

Someone was practising 11 namaskara for five years , would not leave mantralayam, then there was a IAS officer retired , he had permanently settled down in mantralayam while on some quest . Many seers expressed sadness at non darshan of Rayaru even in dreams , whereas roadside people claimed they had a divine vision .

One couple had come to Mantralayam for a short visit , and in the after noon after a nap after sumptuous meals , hurriedly went towards the railway station , the train was about to leave back to mumbai , i was also along with them . we were helplessly watching the train speed away before us . Loss of ticket price and a overnight stay all were disheartening, Just then a the canteen bramhin boy came by[ he seemed little retarded ], laughing at us , said " raise your hands call back the train , say raghavendra raghavendra!  , your train will come back " The couple standing were gave him a wierd look , sad as they were , this was becoming another tease . The boy did not give up . he forcefully took the hands of  male among the couple ,raised it and shouted jumping , "Raghavendra Raghavendra ! " the man too hushed Raghavendra Raghavendra ! , and lo the train was coming back in reverse gear  after full fifteen minutes of departures , The driver and lineman ,gangmen all started fighting among themselves for having forgotten to halt for watering .[ Incidentally Mantralayam is a watering station , though officially the stoppage is less , under the pretext of watering trains stop unduly for long time ] .

ANd when we looked back the boy had left hurriedly , we could reach mumbai on same reservation. On my journey back next time I made it a point to inspect this boy and his day today activities . I asked my guruji what rendered this guy [ retarded ] so much aura . My guruji showed me early morning at 4 am this boy sincerely reciting vishnusahasra nama fills the tanks of the locals with a pitcher , thats his lively hood , but reciting vishnusahasra naama , while performing duties for livelihood . He cannot be a normal person.

Gopaldasaru has declared this place MAntralayam is easy for achieving siddhi . Here one need not perform full scale shraddha to pitrus , even if one says " oh father I give this to you and leaves something in Tungabhadra , reaches the manes just like gaya" Devatas reside in this vicinity .

Second I was introduced to a shopkeeper , who could just by waving his hands in air  could tell which part was affected medically ,or was about to get affected, He had mastered pranic healing , he waved from a distant of 10 ft at my uncle and said your heart has blockage , my uncle laughed it out . 10 days later he suffered a severe stroke [but survived ] .

This uneducated shopkeeper , how could he master this art , he waved his hands at my body , he declared I was suffering from abhichara , but since i had no desires in the heart , my vishudha and anahat were clean rest all were disturbed . had i nurtured any desires I would have become insane by disturbed anahat and vishudha .

This was real shocker I refused to believe it .But my guruji agreed with the shopkeeper . BUt guruji , I recite so many mantras ,vayustuti  , how come this happen to me. Because you do the abhichara has not entered your body it is revolving around you . " declared my guruji .

Then I said " i cannot take this like this , i need to inspect , if there is abhichara ,then what is the medium ?"

My guruji told lets go to his guru , we went to archaka of Panchamukhi [ a octogenarian spiritual master] . My guruji requested him to dispel my thoughts . The master smiled , he told I recite a mantra , holding your hand in my hand , I am clean of abhichara , you are carrying abhichara dosha , so my mantra will pull it towards me , the dosha will try to get away from me . so you will experience a jerk . if you get a jerk or a shock , you are affected , else you are not . 

I was a 28 years age well built man, he had crossed 80 so normally he could not pull me physically was a foregone conclusion . But as he recited mantra , i fell pretty 15 feet away in the meanwhile pulling the aged master along with me .

So it was confirmed I had the dosha , but what was the medium , from where did it originate , but who were my enemies ?

An astrological chart was cast , the chart showed the medium was on my body , the origin was in Egypt . now what was the medium on my body , the only thing I was wearing was a gold watch gifted to me as a part of business deal. The master asked me to remove it , he held it in his hands  ,it started jumping in air , then we decided it to put it in the rayaru hundi .

Meanwhile Rayaru restored my ishtasidhdhi and kamyasadhana . I went on to learn more and more things with every seva i continued at MAntralayam . But mysticism too continued with unravelling mystery .

krishnarpana.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Paramhansa

The Rajhamsa is a bird , which has a very peculiar quality  rejecting the impure and accepting the only pure. For example if milk mixed with water is given to it  , it drinks the milk and water filters out through its ears [ this is a popular thought although not witnessed in recent times as such birds are extinct now a days].

SImilarly in this world our karma is like a milk mixed with water ,

  • milk is that which is intended by Lord , water that which is enshrouded by our desires .
  • Milk is the prarabdha tatva of the karma and water is the agami karma .
  • Milk is the pramatma gyana and water is the jad karma .
  • MIlk is the knowledge in the karma and water is the attachement that comes with the karma.

The Yogi  who can absorb the paramatma tatva and leaves out the d tatva like Hansakshir nyaya is entitled to be known as PARAMHANSA .Such people do not have any karma lepa and are aparokshagyanis . ONly such people should ascend the peeth for sanyansa ,then they can be rightly called , VEdanta samrajya Chakravarti

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Go Bramhanebhyo shubham bhavatu

All are not entitled to learn by reading or meditating on various subjects. Some meditate and learn , some read and learn , some learn from the mouth of bramhins. a larger chunk has to learn from the mouth of  bramhins . In other words , some can know things by themselves and others need some one to explain things to understand. Only bramhins are teachers and hence Bramhins if always in good condition and in swath avastha there will be braodcast of truth and Vedic literature .As after the thorough listening to shastras one needs to practice it and feel closer to God , God has kept his chal moorthy[ movable icons ] in a cow. Thus worshipping cow will be akin to worshiping all the dieties . Thus welfare of bramhins and cows ensures  establishing and flourishing vedic culture.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Abhimani devata

  • Avyakta tatva - MahaVishnu
  • JadPrakruti - MahaLakshmi
  • MAhat -Bramha
  • Ahankara -Rudra
  • Manas-Indra ,Kama
  • Eyes - Sun
  • Ears - YAma
  • Nose - Ashwini devata
  • Jivha -Varun
  • skin -ahankarik prana
  • shabda - pran
  • sparsh-apan
  • roop -vyan
  • ras- udan
  • gandh-saman
  • speech-agni
  • hands-dakshprajapati
  • legs-jayant
  • payu-mitra
  • upastha-manu
  • akash-ganapaty
  • vayu-mukhyaprana
  • tej-vahni
  • aap-varun
  • prithvi-shanaischar

Monday, April 6, 2009

Aidhmandhwit

Lord Krishna reduces the excess  punya of his devotees . For this he is glorified in vedas as Aidhmandhwit. EXcess punya , ie punya accrued more than the capacity of a soul ,is an hinderance to the soul to attain moksha. Thus this excess punya has to be either exhausted by enjoying it . or destroyed by uncanny karma. [ enjoyments will naturally be those that are not befitting the grade of the soul ,thus he has to enjoy greater happiness, which he is not entitled to, or sin in a manner not fit to his status.

Example:

  1. BAlaram being always in inebriated condition and commanding SHri KRishna . As Laxman he had done excess punya of serving RAm , now that has to be reduced by calling commanding Krishna and at times being unhappy with him , going against him during Subhadra marraige.etc
  2. Karna siding with duryodhana and abusing pandavas , facing failure in every thing he undertook . As Sugreeva he had done excess punya and thus sided opposite Krishna to reduce it .
  3. Sugreeva enjoying Tara on account of excess punya.
  4. Gautam Losing his punya by cursing INdra
  5. MAndhat losing his punya by cursing YAma to become sudra , Yama takes birth as Vidur .

krishnarpanamastu

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Urdhwapundra

Urdhwapundra has to be worn bottom up . If one aspires to go to abodes above , he must prctise the urdhwapundra dharan. Wearing vertical pundras with gopi chandana ensures ,aatmashakti to flow upwards. Tiryag jantu are born tiryak and hence they wander laterally .tiryak means lateral . lateral are born animals and their movement is lateral . Men are born downwards and hence all their acts involve use of energy downwards and lose the shakti and go downwards towards hell.

thus those who aspire to go upwards to heavens and moksha should wear urdhwapundra , so says nardiya purana , vadhul smruti . In bhagvat it is mentioned gopis use gomaya to apply punda to krishna after putana samhara.

Pundra can be worn by soil ,gandha[sandal paste], bhasma and water.soil means gopichandana etc , gandha is applied during festivals or while dining, bhasma is applied during homas , it is homa sesha and not ordinary bhasma . water is to be applied when taking bath in holy rivers etc.

krishnarpanamastu.

Digbandhan

Vyahruti is the best digbandhan mantra . Everywhere there are demons and bhutas whose very job is to put some obstacles into good karma . Thus while  japa these attack from all the ten sides.Sadhak has to protect himself from these ,else his pooja phal is drainedout by these forces.

how does digbandhan work? Narayan  panditacharya in his Yogdipika says , every one has a nrasimha agni in his palms. By clapping thrice this agni is lit and intensifies . Then flames of this agni is used to dispel negative forces by clasping middle finger and thumb , the noise generated by clasp , aggravates the flames of this agni and with astra mudra we can drive away the negative forces and sit calmly in japa or sadhana.

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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Krishna as Sarathi

The mahabharath is the war of senses on behalf of virtues and vices.KAuravas are vices [sins] and pandavas army is set of virtues[punya] . Bheeshma ,Drona ,Kripa ,pandavas etc are all senses . There is great friction that arises in this war that a man [soul] faces everyday.Lord does not interfere directly in this process . Yet he guides the sadhana of the soul [ Arjun] as charioteer seated in the chariot named life. Krishna is pandavpakshapati [ favoured towards pandavas] HE aspires destruction of kauravas [sins , agyana,vipareet gyana] and leads to Moksha.As krishna does not interact directly we see many a times illusions and sadness in our life.  We can overcome them only by abiding by him in our sadhana . ie keep faith in his sarathya. That means as krishna drives our chariot ,he is liable to take us anywhere according to his wishes. We must never doubt his intentions as to where he will take us and keep complete faith him that he will lead us out of darkness . At no time should we feel we  are commanding him because as sarathi he should take us to the place of our choice as well . But do we know the right destination. If we start assuming our independence over him ,it is a folly and leads to destruction like duryodhan and his brothers.But if we totally surrender to him like Arjun , we will win the war of senses and rein supreme with dharma on our side .

krishnarpanamastu.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Maryada Purushottam Ram

Bhagwaan Ramchandra , the son of Dasharath ,the very God has enacted many leelas [ acts that creat illusions in the minds of people] . All through the avatara Lord illustrated how a ideal human should live a life .Though he remained as simple as manushya , people extoled him as Maryada Purushottam Ram .Contrarily in Krishnaavatara however Lord showed his prowess as divine people dismissed him as just a Kshatriya or Yadav.

Yet certain incidents in Ramayana clearly depicted his divine nature

  1. Vishwamitra asking Dasharath to send Ram to kill the rakshas [ These rakshasas could not be killed by Dasharath or any other kings nor could they be destroyed by the curse of Vishwamitra ]
  2. Breaking Shiva Dhanush [ The whole world could not even lift the dhanush , but mere touch of Ram broke the bow]
  3. Fight ensuing between Parshuram and RAM [ both are vishnu ] they appeared to be different and fought to create illusion.
    • Because , once there  was a demon named Atul ,he completed great penance and asked Bramha a boon that he wants to pervade the entire universe. As only Lord Vishnu alone can pervade entire universe , Bramha asked him to stay in a PArshuram's stomach . But he could pervade entire universe only till he does not think Vishnu as seperate from himself. ie There is no difference between Vishnu and his avataras and there is no difference among avataras as well .
    • As fight ensued between the Parshuraam and Ram , Parshuram enacted to be very angry with Ram as he was Kshatriya and also he broke the Shiva Dhanush which was given by Parshuram .
    • But Ram seemed to vanquish Parshuram and as astras flew towards Parshuram and Parshuram showed himself weak against it , Atul inside starteed fearing for his life and contemplated that Parshuram was different from Ram and he would die if any astra hits Parshuram.This contemplation killed Atul and put a stop to his allpervasiveness.
  4. Accepting exile on Father's words rejecting coronation
  5. Relieving Ahalya from the curse of Gautam by mere touch of his toe.[ clearly divine]
    • Not only Ahalya had shap vimochan ,this was simply not enough ; Gautam had cursed her in anger , she needed her husband's love and affection too mere restoration of body was not enough . {INDRA particularly had requested to restore love and affection between the couples]
    • Story goes , in olden days all the men and women were born equally beautiful and had same features common and equal . Thus there was no jealousy or misery owing to possession of beauty.
    • Bramha once insoected all the creatures looking alike , he felt bored and created a uniquely beautiful woman called Ahalya . everyone was amused by this new beauty and were secretly hoping to marry her.
    • Bramha after long thought called upon Gaitam to look after his new creation carefully till he finalises on the groom for her.Gautam took care of his new guest but never lusted her .
    • Impressed by the Gautam's dedication and indriya nigraha , Bramha gave her in marriage to Gautam .
    • Gautam had amassed a lot of punya by that time , this would hamper his chances of gaining Mukti . Those who have excess punya have to lose their punya either  by giving away the punya or losing it by misdeeds.
    • Indra hoping to bestow mercy on Gautam , planned to annoy him , he induced feeling of having enjoyed Ahalya in Gautam in wee hours , when he appeared in the guise of Gautam leaving his house.
    • Gautam cursed Indra to have multiple eyes all over his body .
    • Gautam cursed Ahalya [ who had not defaulted at all] to be a stone .
    • GAutam lost interest in the world and went away to forest for penance.
    • Gautam had lost his punya by cursing elders like INDRA.
    • Indra though not at fault had indeed felt bad for Gautam and recommended Ram  to restore love between the couples.[ love between the couples is not a independent feature of humans , even this is also dependent on God], if God wishes two people can always be locked in love]
    • But past incidents can disturb this peace and loving disposition , so INdra asked Lord Ram to give Gautam a vismarana [ forgeting ;selective amnesia] about this incident.
    • This incident shows how merciful lord Ram is !!!!
  6. Using RAM BANA on a crow because it hurt his wife Seeta on the breast.
  7. Running after Golden deer [ even though everyone knows such a deer does not exist ] and weeping for Seeta [ abducted]
    • There were few rakshasa who had done great tapasya and asked Bramha that they wanted to achieve Moksha .
    • Bramha granted they will achieve their goals only when they do not assume seperation [VIYOGA] between LAxmi and Vishnu
    • Laxmi Vishnu are AVIYOGI according to the VEDAS . LAxmi always resides on the chest of NARAYANA as  mole named Srivatsa ! Both Laxmi And Vishnu are equal in space as they occupy every part of the universe and space [ both vyakta and avyakta AKAASHA]
    • Thus Laxmi and Vishnu are never seperated from each other ;
    • Thus Narayana is known as SRIDHAR and Laxmi is known as AMBHRANI as they are never for a moment without each other's company.
    • Thus even when Ravan took [sitakruti] , seetha was still with RAM as Srivatsa .
    • Ram never missed his wife , but he enacted as a grief stricken man asking trees and clouds and lakes about the whereabouts of his wife Seeta.
    • This generated the doubt in the minds of the demons that Ram and seeta had seperated and they were not divine but mere humans who cry at mere separations and long for union. This thought entitled these demons perish from the path of moksha .
  8. Hitting Dundhubhi with toe touch;
  9. Piercing seven zigzag Tad Vrakshas with one arrow
  10. Sitting before the Ocean to ask for a way .
  11. Showing anger on the ocean to dry up if not appeared .
  12. Building a bridge [ every stone scribed RAM floated on the water]
    • All the monkeys were writing RAM on the stones and it floated on the water to be cemented for the bridge.
    • Looking at this RAM lord took one stone and threw it the ocean , it sank .
    • STrange , you write his name ,it has a power to float ,but he himself throws it does not float
    • some say RAM naam is more powerful than RAM
    • This is faulty thinking .
    • Hanuman explains : BY taking the name of RAM we can float in the ocean named samsara [ jeevan maran] and reach the shore named Moksha [ Vaikuntha]; But if ,such lord Ram himself leaves his hand [support] onto us , then we are sure to be drowned in this samsara without recourse. Thus one must always engage in RAM NAMA!!!
  13. Making a saashtanga Namaskara to Ravana
    • RAvana was a bramhin and learned , Lord made  sashtanga namaskara to illustrate ,all bramhins are respectable irrespective of nature.
    • When elders make a sashtanga to the lesser ones , their longevity is reduced .
    • Ram the lord is the greatest GOD , ravana is a mere soul , only GOD has right to the namaskar , thus by this namaskar Ravans punya was absorbed by the lord and his longevity nullified .
  14. War with Ravana
    • Ravana with the boon of bramha had 10 to the power of 32  clones equally powerfull as Ravan hidden in a cave.
    • They all came out of the cave and ran towards the Lord RAM to attack him
    • RAM seemed to be still without movement ,yet all the clones of RAVAN died one after the other with arrows even before they emerged from the cave
    • Hanuman explains ; RAM was so fast in leaving arrows that it defied persistence of vision , thus he appeared still , yet within 1/10 of the second he applied crores of arrows to kill 100000000.............00000(32 zeros) in few minutes.Yet he appeared to others as if he was still doing nothing.
  15. Agni PAriksha :
    • Ravana had never abducted real seeta he had abducted Seetakrutii ,enacted by INdra and Agni [ with Vedavati as instrumental Seeta].
    • HAving accepted it Ram  would have accepted a different woman .
    • Thus Agnipariksha was enacted to exchange it with original seeta who was his Wife .
    • Had Laxmidevi [ Seeta ] were to be in Lanka , Lanka would never have vanquished or Ravan would never have been defeated . Where there is Laxmi[ jaya laxmi ,vijayalaxmi etc] there cannot be defeat and misfortunes. Thus LAxmi could not have been abducted by Ravan to face misfortune.
    • Ram with Seeta ruled Ayodhya for 13000 years.RamRajya.

!!Ram rameti rame raame manorame sahasra naam tulyam tannamparanane!!

 

Let sri MoolRama bless all of us on this auspicious day of RAMNAVAMI .

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