Bhagavad Saptaha (VIII)

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Aim in life
             Sukdevji says, see Parikhit, our span of life is decreasing in every moment. Although a human body does not have any certainty, even than, this body is attained and for sometime it will stay with us. So we should make the most out of time (lifetime). Those who became Mahapurusha (great persons), they concentrated chiefly upon heart’s purification. Speaking and doing whatever comes to mind and doing according to the liking of the senses, these are not even done by the animals. One who does not have self control, he could not be termed even as a human being.
            Parikhit, if a person desires he can do his welfare within this short period of lifetime. Even those who are beyond this material qualities, devoted mahatma (great souls), those who don’t have any code or prohibition, they too love the praises rendered for the Lord.
            Human being should always have the consideration of fullness. But people gets confined into  family, caste, community nation etc. but the angle of vision of an human being should be so broad where merely humanity, merely all living beings and the entire world could be inserted upon. And this is only possible in God and hence we should be devoted to God.
                        tasmat sarvatmana rajan hari sarvatra sarvada
                        srotavyah kirtitavyah cha smartavyo bhagavan nrinam
            If you wish to attain abhaypad (position of fearlessness) then always sing the glories of the name, fame, qualities of the Supreme soul Bhagavan and listen to His pastimes.
            An object which is, although not beyond sight, but unknown, the knowledge of that object is gained through words heard about it. Thus without hearing, the knowledge of Iswara is not possible. By seeing or by smelling it is not possible to get the knowledge of Iswara. Only by hearing the realization of the great persons, utterances of Shruti (vedic scriptures which is to be heard), mantras
of the Vedas, etc. it is likely to get the acquaintance of the Supersoul. Hearing is the chief cause, until and unless there is hearing, remembrance, profound meditation and concentration upon Supersoul, till then, He does not enter the heart, means remains unknown.
            So in the second canto tenth chapter of Bhagavattam sangopango (enjoining limb and similar component) hearing is ascertained. Sangopango hearing means, hearing is the enjoining limb and its similar components are other sadhanas. Vedas, other Vedic scriptures, the popular subjects about the character of Bhagavats should be always heard from Mahapurushas.
            Pleasure is not dependent to a certain object, person or certain circumstances; the attainment of pleasure is present in every heart. The sayings of Bhagavat, remembering-hearing-singing are achievement of bliss. The component of hearing is not meditating upon a person but meditating upon the Supreme soul. The Lord appears in the form of prakriti (nature), from there appears satya-buddhi (true intelligence) and from there ahankar (egotism) and ahankar has five tanmatra (five subtle components) and from there appears panchabhuta (five primary elements). From panchabhuta comes out millions and millions of universes, million individuals, animals, birds, humans and demigods. Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh everyone is swarup (identical form) of that Supersoul. So among all these there is no question of anger and enviousness. Here everybody is Bhagavad-swarup (identical to Bhagavad).
                        Sa sarva dhi britya anubhuta sarva atma yatha swapna janeksitaikha
            As in a dream everything is created spontaneously and mutually and destroys or dissolves in the same way, similarly in the Supersoul-soul this complete creation is produced. In it there is nothing as own and others, despicable and delightful, so to purify one’s own heart one should compulsorily remember the all and one Paramatma.
            In the Srimad Bhagavattam it is mentioned that to fulfill an especial kind of desire, a particular demigod is meditated and worshiped, than only it is fulfilled. So, if thoroughly concentrated upon God, then God will be attained comprehensively.
            An extremely wonderful philosophical treatise is this Bhagavattam. It is for the entire humanity, for all communities. In this Bhagavattam a tree is also a devotee, a bird is a devotee, a creeper is a devotee, a mountain, a lake, everybody. The earth thrills, lotus blooms, the current of a river becomes still, in this creation everything is inseparably and devotionally connected to the Lord. There is nothing sinister look in it. If you see with an evil eye that evil object enters your mind and pollutes your heart. So visualize the Truth that except Paramatma there is nothing else. While meditating, the object which is meditated upon arrives in the heart.
                        akama sarva-kamo va moksa-kama udara-dhi
                        tivrena bhakti-yogena yajeta purusha param
            In the heart bhakti is required, after that if there are desires also, it doesn’t matter. When God comes to heart everything is fulfilled, no desires are left unfulfilled. The sublime thing in this world is God. To meditate upon His form purifies the heart. If there is wish for liberation in sequence then Brahmaloka etc. could be attained and if there is a will to immediately become a devotee than sadya-mukti  (forthwith liberation) could also be attained. In Bhagavad these two marg (paths) are shown.
            If somebody goes to Brahmaloka, still there will be suffering, because earth is visualized from there and it is also seen how the worldly people becomes sad only because of wealth. In this creation there is nothing called misery, but because of guilt intelligence miseries are felt.
                        yac cit tato dah kripayanidam-vidam duranta-dukha-prabhavanudarsanat
            In this world persons are not aware of the truth and so again and again fall into the Samsara-chakra (domestic cycle) and suffer.to be continued
(A part of the Summary of Srimad Bhagavattam translated from the diary of Sri Gurudeb)

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