All beings are dominated by their governing property and act under its compulsion….!!!

All beings are dominated by their governing property
and act under its compulsion.
 
The sage who is blessed with perception
also makes his efforts in accordance with his nature.
 
Ordinary men abide in their actions
and the wise in their Self.
 
Everyone acts according to the
inescapable demands of his nature.
This is a self-evident and incontrovertible truth.
 
Deluded men,
drunk with attachment and lacking in discrimination,
who do not wage war in a state of meditation
in which there is complete self-surrender
as well as freedom from desire,
self-interest, and grief,
are
deprived of the ultimate bliss.
 
~Revered Gurudev Swami Adgadanand Jee Paramhans~


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Let me touch you with your need to touch the Soul……!!!

“Touch of The Soul “

The embodied Soul itself is for ever,
indestructible, and boundless.

The Self, the God within soul,
is
neither at any time born nor does HE at any time die.

“Neither ever born nor dying,
neither at any time coming into being nor ceasing to be,
the Self is birthless,
perpetual,
unchanging,
and
timeless,
and
he is not destroyed when the body is destroyed.

This Self
is
neither pierced by weapons,
nor burnt by fire,
nor made damp by water,
nor dried up by wind.

The Self,
which cannot be pierced
or burnt
or made wet
or faded,
is
uninterrupted, all-pervasive, constant, immovable, and eternal.

Only a seer views the Soul as a marvel,
another one describes him as a marvel,
and yet another one hears him as marvel.
While there are some who hear him and yet know him not.”

Sings so Lord Krishna in Bhagavad Gita.

I too wonder dear blessed soul
what is I that is craving so ?

I am with you,
Agree with you too..!!!!
……..
……..

“Let the touch be an essence of love beaming light
where its fragrance wafts through
to realise beauty enfolding in grace
to sway to ecstasy.

Let it be as deep fathomless, as it can
yet to the brim, let it spring
for the I to know to dive in depths such
only to find where its very own heart is.”

Let me touch you…
With your need to touch the Soul.

May be the path will be known to me..
by knowing,
How you could manage to touch the Soul?

……………………..
……………………..

Inspired by dear Manoj Juneja‘s post :

“When I needs the touch of soul….

When I needs the touch of soul …
I wonder , what is I that is craving so
let the touch be an essence of love beaming light
where its fragrance wafts through
to realise beauty enfolding in grace
to sway to ecstasy
let it be as deep fathomless, as it can
yet to the brim, let it spring
for the I to know to dive in depths such
only to find where its very own heart is .. ”

Thank you dear Manoj.
Humble Wishes!!!
~mrityunjayanand~

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Why path of Self Realization should be our first choice…???

Why path of Self Realization should be our first choice
with reasoning if we are really serious with our concerns
instead always tending to attach and over attach ourselves
to the material world
with materialistic vision
for the cause of Wealth and Desires?

Lord Krishn sings
दुःखालयमशाश्वतम् / duhkhālayamaśāśvatam”
in
Chapter Eight, Verse Fifteen of Bhagavad Gita
which means
house of sorrows.

He sings:

“Accomplished sages who have attained
to the ultimate state are no longer subject to transient rebirth
which is like a house of sorrows.’’

It is only after attaining to the Supreme Spirit that man is not born again.

Lord Buddha also confirms:

“To be borne
again and again
is indeed ……….
“Dukkha”.

Oh house builder…….!
You are seen,
You shall build no house (for me) again.”

Man alone can shape the action by which he achieves the Supreme goal,
after which there is no recurrence of birth and death.

According to the Kathopanishad:

“The mortal human is capable of being immortal and,
within this physical body and in this world itself,
he can achieve direct perception of the Supreme Spirit
by
the destruction of all attachments of the heart.”

Hence “Path of Self Realization” should be our first choice
if really we want to get liberated
from
house of sorrows.

Humble Wishes.
~mrityunjayanand~

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What is control of the mind?

Control really means
being indifferent to the vagaries of the mind.
It is difficult to control the mind,
just as it is difficult to confine air in one’s grasp.

How can anyone control the mind which is all-pervading
in the vastness of its range and comprehension?

When it is realised that the mind is made up of thoughts and doubts,
the elimination of the thoughts is the means of restraining the mind.

Thoughts are associated with desires.
As long as desires remain, one cannot have detachment.

It is necessary to limit desires.
When there is no restraint, excessive desire becomes an evil.
It leads to misery.
When we strive to control desire,
in due course,
it develops into non-attachment or renunciation

Lord Krishn sings in Bhagavad Gita:

“Doing away with the causes that make the inconstant and fickle
wander among worldly objects,
he should devote his mind to God alone.”

Strictly keeping out all allurements that tempt the changeable and restless mind
to associate with worldly objects,
the worshiper should try repeatedly to confine it to the Self.
It is often contended that the mind should be let free to go wherever it tends to go.
After all, where else can it go except to nature, which is also a creation of God?

So if it roams amidst nature, it is not transgressing the bounds of God.
But according to Lord Krishn this is a misconception.
There is no room for such beliefs in the Bhagavad Gita.
It is Lord Krishn’s injunction
that
the very organs through which the mind strays here and there should be curbed
in order to devote it solely to God.

Restraint of mind is possible.
But what is the consequence of this restraint?

Lord Krishn adds:

“The most sublime happiness is the lot of the yogi
whose mind is at peace,
who is free from evil,
whose passion and moral blindness have been dispelled,
and who has become one with God.”

Nothing is superior to the happiness that comes to this yogi,
for this is the happiness that results from identity with God;
and this ultimate bliss comes only to that man who is perfectly at peace in his heart and mind,
free from sin,
and
whose property of passion and moral blindness has been subdued.

“Thus constantly dedicating his Self to God,
the immaculate yogi experiences the eternal bliss of realization..”

The emphasis here is on sinlessness and continuous devotion.
The yogi needs to possess these qualities
before he can experience the blessedness of touching God and merging into him.
So worship is a necessity.

Lord Krishn sings:

“The mind is, O the mighty-armed,
doubtlessly fickle and hard to restrain, but it is disciplined,
O son of Kunti,
by perseverance of effort and renunciation.”

Arjun is “mighty-armed” because he is capable of great accomplishment.
The mind is indeed restless and most difficult to subdue,
but as Lord Krishn tells him,
it is restrained by constant effort and giving up of all desire.

Repeated endeavour to keep the mind steadily fixed on the object
to which it should be dedicated is meditation (abhyas),
whereas renunciation is the sacrifice of desire for or attachment to,
all seen as well as heard sense-objects,
which include pleasures of the world and also the promised joys of heaven.

So, although it is difficult to curb the mind,
it can be subdued by constant meditation and renunciation.

“It is my firm conviction
that
while the attainment of yog is most difficult for a man who fails to restrain his mind,
it is easy for him who is his own master
and
active in the performance of the required action.”

The achievement of yog is not really so difficult as Arjun has assumed.
It is difficult, indeed impossible, for the man with an unrestrained mind.
But it is within the reach of one who has disciplined his thoughts and feelings, and is enterprising.

So, true seeker should not abandon his endeavour for yog just because of his fear
that
it is something impossible to achieve.

~Revered Gurudev Swami Adgadanand Jee Paramhans~

Humble Wishes.
~mrityunjayanand~


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Could a person be initiated in a previous lifetime and then acquire only fragments of initiation in their current one?

Could a person be initiated in a previous lifetime and then acquire only fragments of initiation in their current one?

Though it may appear that I am asking this question so that an answer can be directed at me, my hope is that others who can read this might be close to the stage where thought is committed to becoming Self aware. On my way to Self awareness, I had an unimaginable fortune where none could tell me about the pathway but there was a longing, almost dire at times, that someone (a guru perhaps) would be available for guidance. Many of my inquiries we able to be sifted down to the level that a simple affirmation is enough. ~Jason Skeie~

Long live dear blessed soul for such an excellent and daring question raised to me from inner realm of your spiritual heart. I will certainly share with you the answer which has been learnt by me in lotus feet of revered Gurudev. Such sacred knowledge is still surviving just because of sharing from one deserving to another under spiritual lamp post of divine intuitions. I would prefer to reply your question in background of Bhagavad Gita verses so that it’s authenticity may not be challenged.

Says revered Gurudev:

“Be it in India or any other country, the Soul in all is identical. So, if anywhere on the earth there is a man who is aware of the true nature of Self and his ultimate goal, and who is eager to take to the way which will eventually lead his Self to the Supreme Spirit, be he a professed Christian, Muslim, Jew, or anything else, he undoubtedly also belongs to the fold of Eternal Dharm-the changeless and immutable.”

Pathway is always available for such seekers who have real longing as you have and wisdom transfer always takes place at exact moment when it is needed but “how” factor is a divine secret which gets unfolded after certain span of time. I can suggest you just to wait for appearance of your real “Guru” in physical form who will himself search you at an earliest. And one thing more, important is not appearance of physical form of a real “Guru” instead it is appearance of HIS grace which will always keep you enlightened.

And I am confident, you are struggling for attainment of ultimate bliss under umbrella of Guru’s grace though still non-visible to you.This line is in reference of your emotional feeling which you describe that On your way to Self awareness, you had an unimaginable fortune where none could tell you about the pathway but there was a longing, almost dire at times, that someone (a guru perhaps) would be available for guidance.

As you have already mentioned in your post while raising this question, yes….I feel that there’s a capacity for spiritual awareness within you that has not been seen to be common among individuals in your local environment. You inquire about this also because there was an overwhelmingly amazing amount of synchronicity in a life experience where the previous 6 stages to meditation came about in an authentic quest to comprehend what the essence of meditation.

But never mind dear blessed soul and be sure that we belong to a single court yard whether it is East or West, North or South and local environment will never matter much. I have experienced this pain in so many around the globe which is not going to be a great hurdle in any case. God is omnipresent and HIS attributes are common to each of us. It is all game of our sanskars.

The real base of the body is constituted by sanskar, the merits-the influences and impressions-earned during a previous existence. And sanskar rests upon the mind. Perfect subjugation of the mind, so that it can be changeless, firm, and constant, and the dissolution of the last sanskar, are all different aspects of same process.The disintegration of the last crust of this sanskar marks end of physical existence. But yes, I do agree that if you find support from the local environment, it becomes easier but never forget, a seeker has always to swim against the existing current of life throughout the journey which is a course of number of births and rebirths cycles.

Let me share first a short syllabus in brief which is that there are a gradual fostering of pious impulses, restraint of the working of senses, and parrying off of sensual perceptions through a modification of their intent. In a still higher state than this, yogi offer as oblation the functions of all senses and operations of life-breaths to the fire of yog that is lit up by knowledge of God.

When restraint is integrated with the Self and the operations of breath and senses are stilled, the current which stimulates passions and the current which propels one towards God merge into the Self. The outcome of yagya then emerges as God-realization, the culmination of this spiritual exercise. When one dwells in the God who had to be realized,nothing else remains to be achieved.

The stage of meditation is here which pushes us forward in perfect absorption of thought in the Supreme Spirit which is of transcendental mode to stay in absolute Samadhi. That Soul which has resolved his doubts is in the state of samadhi or perfect absorption of thought in the Supreme Spirit, the one worthy object of meditation. One who has achieved even- minded discrimination by identification with the eternal essence, which has neither a beginning nor an end, is said to be in the state of abstract contemplation of the nature of the Supreme Spirit.

Such a short syllabus but not so easy to get through and attain the ultimate bliss. I do not claim that it is impossible to complete the whole syllabus in a single birth, but can feel how tough the task is?

Lord Krishn sings in Bhagavad Gita:

‘‘The equipoise of mind that arises from profound absorption
in the performance of action after renouncing attachment
and being even-minded in respect of success and failure is,
O Dhananjay (Arjun), given the name of yog.”

Resting in yog, renouncing infatuation for worldly ties, and looking at success and failure with an equal mind, Arjun should undertake action. But what action?

Lord Krishn’s pronouncement is that men should do selfless action. Equipoise of mind is what is called yog. The mind in which there is no unevenness is full of equanimity. Greed destroys its evenness, attachments make it unequal, and desire for the fruits of action destroy its serenity. That is why there should be no hankering after the fruits of action. At the same time, however, there should also be no diminishing of faith in the performance of action. Renouncing attachment to all things, seen as well as unseen, and giving up all concern about achievement and non-achievement, we should only keep our eyes fixed on yog, the discipline that joins the individual Soul with the Supreme Spirit, and lead a life of strenuous action.

Yog is thus the state of culmination. But it is also the initial stage. At the outset our eyes should be fixed on the goal. It is for this reason that we should act keeping our eyes on yog. Equanimity of mind is also named yog. When the mind cannot be shaken by failure and success, and nothing can destroy its evenness, it is said to be in the state of yog. It cannot then be moved by passion. Such a state of mind enables the Soul to identify himself with God.

This is another reason why this state is called Samattwa Yog, the discipline that makes the mind filled with equanimity. Since there is, in such a state of mind, complete renunciation of desire, it is also called the Way of Selfless Action (Nishkam Karm Yog). Since it requires us to perform action, it is also known as the Way of Action (Karm Yog) .Since it unites the Self with the Supreme Spirit, it is called yog.

It is necessary to keep in mind that both success and failure should be viewed with equanimity, that there should be no sense of attachment, and that there is no desire for the rewards of action. It is thus that the Way of Selfless Action and the Way of Knowledge are the same. But while traversing upon the path either to any of the way, the grace of an enlightened and totally accomplished teacher is a must.

When the mind of any worshiper has steered safely across the marsh of attachment, and when it is completely free from yearning for either children or riches or honour, all its worldly ties are broken, it will then be receptive, not only to what is proper for hearing, but also to the idea of renunciation, making it an integral part of its action according to what it has learnt.

Is this so easy to cover in a single birth? And if not, a person has to be initiated in a previous lifetime and then acquire only fragments of initiation in their current one according to own spiritual capacity.

Your question automatically gets answered here.

To support your vision, I would prefer to quote this verse from Bhagavad Gita.

Lord Krishn sings:

“Doubtlessly nothing in the world is more purifying than this knowledge
and your heart will realize it spontaneously when you have attained
to perfection on the Way of Action.”

Nothing in this world purifies as this knowledge does. And this knowledge will be manifest to the doer alone, not to anyone else, when his practice of yog has reached maturity, not at its inception, not in the middle, not externally but within his heart-within his Self.

And next verse when Lord Krishn sings:

“The yogi, who has purified his heart and mind through several births
by intense meditation and thus rid himself of all sins, attains
to the ultimate state of realizing God.’’

Only an endeavour made over a number of lives effects this ultimate accomplishment. The yogi who practices diligent meditation is well rid of all kinds of impiety and then attains to the final beatitude. This is the way of attainment. Setting out on the path of yog with but a feeble effort and initiated into it when the mind is yet restless, he is admitted to the family of an accomplished teacher and, with the undertaking of meditation in life after life, he at last arrives at the point called salvation-the state in which the Soul is merged into God.

Lord Krishn also says that the seed of this yog is never annihilated. If we just take a couple of steps, the merits earned from them are never destroyed. A man of true faith can embark upon the ordained action in every circumstance of worldly life. Whether you are a woman or a man, of whatever race or culture, if you are simply a human being, this Bhagavad Gita is for you.The Gita is for all mankind-for the man devoted to his family and the sanyasi, the educated and the unlettered, and for everyone. It is not only for that unique creature called a hermit (sadhu). This indeed is Lord Krishn’s pronouncement.

You have mentioned:

“One such great affirmation that I can see now is that the seeds are never destroyed as well as the merits earned from just a couple steps. As setting out on the path of yog was done because the mind was restless, no external determining factor could found to independently verify that committing to Self awareness would provide any benefit nor mention that benefit would be at such a subtle level that talking about it with those not already aware of the path would be difficult.”

Yes…the seeds are never destroyed as well as the merits earned from just a couple steps.

Lord Krishn sings:

“This man, O Parth, is destroyed neither in this world nor in the next because,
my brother, one who performs good deeds never comes to grief.’’

Arjun is addressed as “Parth” because, as we have already seen, he has turned his mortal body itself into a chariot to proceed to his goal. And now Lord Krishn tells him that the man who deviates from yog, because of his mind’s fickleness, is not destroyed in this world or in the next. This is so because a doer of good deeds, of God-related deeds, is never damned. However, what is his destiny?

We will see this in next verse.

“The righteous man who deviates from the path of yog achieves
celestial merits and pleasures for countless years after which
he is reborn in the house of a virtuous and noble man.”

What a paradox that the man who has fallen from yog enjoys in the worlds of the virtuous satisfaction of the same desires for sensual pleasure by which his restless mind was lured away from the appointed way in the mortal world. But this is God’s synoptic way of providing him a glimpse of all he wanted, after which he is reborn in the house of a noble man-a man of righteous conduct.

To clear your next doubt, let me clarify that since the journey is internal and purely based on divine intuitions, the seeker learns through the guidance and grace of an accomplished teacher how to communicate with Self as and when required in inner realm internally for getting suitable spiritual guidance in form of certain divine codes and needs no external determining factor to independently verify that committing to Self awareness would provide any benefit.

What can be more beneficial than attainment of Self awareness?

With the gradual elevation of spiritual austerities, seeker gains divine wisdom and knows how subtle this knowledge is and how difficult is talking about it with those not already aware of the path to make such understand without proper spiritual base?

I hope, this answers your question completely and in case if furthermore clarifications are required, you are most welcome dear blessed soul.

Bow down in lotus feet of revered Gurudev for such teaching to me.

Humble Wishes.
~mrityunjayanand~

 

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When I am parted from my Beloved, my heart is full of misery….!!!

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