O’ Lord Shanker…!!!



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Prayer leads to direct perception rather than flight of fancy…..!!!!

Prayer leads to direct perception
rather than flight of fancy if is performed with it’s true density,
and
such a clear vision is possible only

when God grants eyes that can see it.
A concrete apprehension of  reality
such as this is accessible only with proper means
and
that is a true prayer.

To whom we are praying and then how with what intention is a major factor?

Prayer can not bring the perfect result
if not performed with complete surrender of all the senses with mind to God.

It’s not a mechanical enforcement rather connectivity of self with Self
through passage of tears
with
highest degree of adoration, dedication and devotion.
 
God is Akshar,
the imperishable who is worthy of being known,
the supreme goal of the Self,
the great haven of the world, 
keeper of eternal Dharm,
and
the universal Supreme Spirit.
 
The sage attains to the same state after his worship is brought
to successful completion by means of true prayer.
 
Praying of soul to Supreme Soul with selfless motives is real prayer.

Humble Wishes!!!
~mrityunjayanand.
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“O Parth, As Men Worship Me, Even So Do I Accept Them, sings Lord Krishn in Bhagavad Gita….!!!

My heartfelt congratulations to all the devotees of Lord Krishn
in the entire globe at this great occasion of Krishnjanmashtami
which is being celebrated as the day of HIS manifestation
with deep devotion, dedication and total surrender to HIM.

Lord Krishn’s one of the most prominent teaching in Chapter Four, Verse Six of Bhagavad Gita is:

अजोऽपि सन्नव्ययात्मा भूतानामीश्वरोऽपि सन्
प्रकृतिं स्वामधिष्ठाय संभवाम्यात्ममायया ६॥

ajo’pi sann avyayātāmā
bhūtānām īśvaro’pi san,
prakṛtim svām adhiṣṭhāya
sambhavāmy ātmamāyayā (6)

“Although imperishable, birthless, and God of all beings,
I manifest myself subduing the materialistic world of nature
by the mysterious power of atm-maya.’’

Lord Krishn is imperishable, birthless, and pervading the breath of all beings,
but he is manifested when he restrains materialistic attachments by atm-maya.
One kind of maya is the moral ignorance that makes one accept the reality of the material world,
and
which is the cause of rebirth in low and inferior forms.
The other maya is that which Sri Krishn calls yog-maya, of which we are unaware.
This is the maya of Self that provides access to the Soul and leads to awareness of the Supreme Spirit.
It is by the operation of this yog-maya
that
Lord Krishn subdues his three-propertied nature and manifests himself.

People usually say that they will have a vision of God
when he manifests himself through an incarnation.
According to Lord Krishn, however, there is no such incarnation as may be seen by others.
God is not born in a corporal form.
It is only by gradual stages that he controls his three-propertied nature
by
the exercise of yog-maya and manifests himself.

There is one more important teaching of Lord Krishn in Chapter Four, Verse Eleven of Bhagavad Gita
which I feel like sharing with entire globe in the present scenario
when the entire humanity is crying because of life threat of Covid-19.
I can not express the intensity of divine intuition which is inspiring me to share
that
in spite of all our scientific efforts to come out from this severe crisis,
it is very much required now to pray to God
with a heavy heart in our hands, tear full eyes with full of devotion, dedication and total surrender
now to get manifested, shower HIS grace and save us
from this great misery which can not be afforded further.

Lord Krishn sings in Chapter Four, Verse Eleven of Bhagavad Gita:

ये यथा मां प्रपद्यन्ते तांस्तथैव भजाम्यहम्
मम वर्त्मानुवर्तन्ते मनुष्याः पार्थ सर्वशः ११॥

ye yathā mām prapadyante
tāns tathai’va bhajāmy aham,
mama vartmā’nuvartante
manuṣyāḥ pārtha sarvasaḥ (11)

Lord “O Parth,
as men worship me, even so do I accept them,
and
knowing this the wise follow me in every way.”

Lord Krishn rewards his worshippers according to the nature of their devotion;
he assists them in the same degree.
It is the worshipper’s dedication that is returned to him as grace.
Knowing this secret, the righteous conduct themselves with single-mindedness
according to the way laid down by him.
They who are dear to him act according to his way.
They do what he ordains them to do.

God shows his favor by standing with the worshipper as a charioteer;
he begins to walk along with the worshipper and manifest his glory.
This is the form of his loving care.
He stands up for the destruction of forces that generate wickedness
and
to protect righteous impulses that provide access to reality.
Unless the worshipped God acts as the earnest charioteer who alerts at every step,
despite his dedication and closing his eyes in meditation, and all other endeavors,
the worshipper cannot cope with the adversities of the material world successfully.

How is he to know how much distance he has covered
and
how much more remains to be covered?

The adored God stands inseparably with the Self and guides him:
that
he is now at this point, that he should do this, and walk like that.
Thus the gulf of nature is gradually bridged and, guiding the Soul ahead by gradual steps,
God, at last, enables him to merge into him.
Worship and adoration have to be performed by the devotee,
but the distance on the path which is covered by the devotee is only by God’s grace.
Knowing this, men who are pervaded by divine sentiment through and through follow Lord Krishn’s precept.
But they do not always do this in the right way.

So what my heart sings every moment these days is Chapter Eleven of Bhagavad Gita
where a heartful prayer has been done by Lord’s loving disciple Arjun
and
Lord Krishn has shown to him with help of celestial vision.
HIS entire cosmic game revealing the mysteries of life and death.

I am sharing these audio links of Bhagavad Gita on YouTube
in various languages wherein one may choose Chapter Eleven
and listen to the total communication along with the prayer,
praying to which can save the entire humanity,
my heart believes so.

I am also sharing a video (below) that was shared with me on social media
which is from Brazil as informed
and
which has inspired me to share my feelings
on this great occasion of most sacred Krishnjanmashtami.

May Lord Krishn bless the entire globe and listen to our prayer for showering HIS divine grace.

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Can any one experience divine righteous impulses simply by raising slogans and enjoying materialistic lusts with the concept that matter and spirit can be enjoyed both at a time….?

No one can attain the highest level of metaphysical life in a single day.
But if we always think of enjoying matter and Spirit both at a time,
then can never get success.
Neither Bhagavad Gita supports this vision.
Its a different issue if we forcibly frame the metaphysics in our own pattern as per convenience and luxury level.
God can never be seen/experienced by sitting in air conditioned rooms,
enjoying delicious dishes and chatting round the clock about devotion.
 
Can we look into life of any such devotee who really has scarified his/her own life in maintaining the purity of devotion?
No, not at all.
Do we feel that any one can get gifted by pure devotion simply by raising slogans?
Have we not seen the verses of Bhagavad Gita where Lord Krishna has taught about the attributes of true devotee?
Have we not checked the verses where Lord Krishna has taught how this pure devotion comes?
Was Arjun a fool when he asks Lord Krishna In first verse of Chapter Eighteen
about the principles of relinquishment and renunciation?
 
Let me quote the first verse of Chapter Thirteen. Lord Krishna sings:
 
idam śarīram kaunteya ksetramityabhidhīyate
etadyo vetti tam prāhuh ksetrajña iti tadvidah||13-1||
 
The Lord said,
“This body is, O son of Kunti, a battlefield (kshetr)
and the men who know it (kshetragya) are called wise
because they have grown spiritually dexterous by perceiving its essence.”
 
Instead of being involved in this sphere, the kshetragya dominate it.
So it has been said by sages who knew and comprehended its reality.
 
When the body is only one,
how can there be two spheres-Dharmkshetr and Kurukshetr-in it?
 
In truth, within the one body there exist two distinct, primeval instincts.
There is first the pious treasure of divinity that provides access to the Supreme Spirit
who stands for the most sublime dharm.
On the other hand, there are the demoniacal impulses made up of impiety which lead a man to accept the mortal world as real.
When there is abundance of divinity in the realm of the heart,
the body is transmuted into a Dharmkshetr (field of dharm),
but it degenerates into a Kurukshetr when it is dominated by devilish forces.
 This process of alternate rise and fall, of ascent and descent, operates at all times,
but a decisive war commences between the two opposing impulses
when an earnest devotee engages in the task of worship in association with a sage
who has perceived the reality.
Gradually, then, while the treasure of divinity grows,
impious impulses are enfeebled and destroyed.
 
The stage of God-realization is reached only after the complete elimination of the ill-gotten hoard of unrighteousness.
And even the utility of the treasure of divinity is dispensed with after the stage of perception,
for it is also then subsumed in the revered God.
In Chapter 11 of Bhagavad Gita, Arjun saw after the Kaurav also the warriors of his own army plunging
and
vanishing into the mouth of the all pervading God.
 
Kshetragya is the character of the Self after this final dissolution.

Can any one experience all such divine impulses
simply by raising slogans and enjoying materialistic lusts
with the concept that matter and spirit can be enjoyed both at a time?
 

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

Humble Wishes.
~mrityunjayanand.
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“atman, the “Self” is the chariot’s passenger…….!!!”

atman, the “Self” is the chariot’s passenger….
the body is the chariot itself….
consciousness (buddhi) is the chariot driver…..
the mind (manas) is the reins…..
the five senses (indriya) are the chariot horses……
the objects perceived by the senses are the chariot’s path……

आत्मानँ रथितं विद्धि शरीरँ रथमेव तु ।
बुद्धिं तु सारथिं विद्धि मनः प्रग्रहमेव च ॥
इन्द्रियाणि हयानाहुर्विषयाँ स्तेषु गोचरान् ।
आत्मेन्द्रियमनोयुक्तं भोक्तेत्याहुर्मनीषिणः ॥
….कठ उपनिषद्………!!!

The above quoted reference from Katha Upanishads reflects
for following combination of equations:
( From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Explanation:

Jivatma some how gets separated in want of body and sensual pleasures
from Supreme Soul and since an infinite time span,
tireless efforts are being done in this mortal wild world in search of eternal bliss.
Jiva gets deceived by going any where while traversing in search of eternal peace.
Becomes without any means and gets a very pitiable condition.
Soul can never achieve eternal peace
till reaches very near
in direct influence of Supreme Soul.

Supreme soul, being so kind and most gracious after seeing such a hopeless situation,
gives a body like chariot with all means to ordinary self.
Provides mighty horses in form of senses.
Providing mind as rein, Supreme Being hands over to Consciousness by giving control as charioteer.

By getting seated the self in chariot as owner with the divine instructions
to follow the spiritual instructions of Consciousness,
God issues instructions to follow the spiritual path by remembering HIM
in shape of name, form, divine games and ultimate abode
so that self may again get merged with Supreme Self
by passing through different divine disciplines
through tough spiritual austerities.

If self might have followed the instructions as it is,
certainly would have reached to the stage of direct perception of God
and
concluded the total path again by final merger.
But because of worldly attachments, sensual pleasures and infatuation,
the main target gets disappeared.

Due to continuous disobedience to Consciousness by self,
Consciousness becomes careless
and
releases the rein form mind loose to run the senses in desired directions
as per own sweet will.
With the result, self starts getting disgraced aimless in sensual pleasures
and
temporary worldly enjoyments.

In other words, instead of by taking help
with the same mind, body and senses for getting dissolved in Supreme Self,
the Jivatma again gets trapped in delusions
for further intense sufferings.

This is the basic concept behind the above mentioned verses
from Katha Upanishads through which any inference can be brought out
as per own understandings.
Humble Wishes!!!
~mrityunjayanand.

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To know Self……!!!

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