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Development of Life Energy
The Effect of Music:
The classical music composers of the world are generally found to have a longer life span. The mystery behind it is that the music raises the life energy. Not only can one get this benefit by listening to music, but one also gets the benefit even when the ears are plugged, because the sound waves of the music vibrate the listener’s body which also raises the life energy. Thus music is useful for sound health too.
The natural sound of waterfalls and streams also enhances life energy, as do the chirping and singing of birds. There is an exception to this rule however. The popular rock and pop music of the western world actually diminishes the life energy of the performer and the listener. Dr Diamond proved through experiments of biokinesiology that the deltoid muscle of an ordinary man’s hand can lift 40-45 Kg of weight, but where rock music is being played, then its capability to lift weight gets reduced to only 10-15 Kg. Thus rock music diminishes the life energy, whereas the sound of pure, pious, classical music and natural sounds raise the life energy.
(Contd. from the previous issue)
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समस्त पापनाशक स्तोत्र
भगवान वेदव्यास द्वारा रचित अठारह पुराणों में से एक ‘अग्नि पुराण’ में अग्निदेव द्वारा महर्षि वशिष्ठ को दिये गये विभिन्न उपदेश हैं। इसी के अंतर्गत इस पापनाशक स्तोत्र के बारे में महात्मा पुष्कर कहते हैं कि मनुष्य चित्त की मलिनतावश चोरी, हत्या, परस्त्रीगमन आदि विभिन्न पाप करता है, पर जब चित्त कुछ शुद्ध होता है तब उसे इन पापों से मुक्ति की इच्छा होती है। उस समय भगवान नारायण की दिव्य स्तुति करने से समस्त पापों का प्रायश्चित पूर्ण होता है। इसीलिए इस दिव्य स्तोत्र का नाम ‘समस्त पापनाशक स्तोत्र’ है।
निम्निलिखित प्रकार से भगवान नारायण की स्तुति करें-
विष्णवे विष्णवे नित्यं विष्णवे नमः।
नमामि विष्णुं चित्तस्थमहंकारगतिं हरिम्।।
विष्णुमीड्यमशेषेण अनादिनिधनं विभुम्।।
विष्णुश्चित्तगतो यन्मे विष्णुर्बुद्धिगतश्च यत्।
यच्चाहंकारगो विष्णुर्यद्वष्णुर्मयि संस्थितः।।
करोति कर्मभूतोऽसौ स्थावरस्य चरस्य च।
तत् पापं नाशमायातु तस्मिन्नेव हि चिन्तिते।।
ध्यातो हरति यत् पापं स्वप्ने दृष्टस्तु भावनात्।
तमुपेन्द्रमहं विष्णुं प्रणतार्तिहरं हरिम्।।
जगत्यस्मिन्निराधारे मज्जमाने तमस्यधः।
हस्तावलम्बनं विष्णु प्रणमामि परात्परम्।।
सर्वेश्वरेश्वर विभो परमात्मन्नधोक्षज।
हृषीकेश हृषीकेश हृषीकेश नमोऽस्तु ते।।
नृसिंहानन्त गोविन्द भूतभावन केशव।
दुरूक्तं दुष्कृतं ध्यातं शमयाघं नमोऽस्तु ते।।
यन्मया चिन्तितं दुष्टं स्वचित्तवशवर्तिना।
अकार्यं महदत्युग्रं तच्छमं नय केशव।।
बह्मण्यदेव गोविन्द परमार्थपरायण।
जगन्नाथ जगद्धातः पापं प्रशमयाच्युत।।
यथापराह्ने सायाह्ने मध्याह्ने च तथा निशि।
कायेन मनसा वाचा कृतं पापमजानता।।
जानता च हृषीकेश पुण्डरीकाक्ष माधव।
नामत्रयोच्चारणतः पापं यातु मम क्षयम्।।
शरीरं में हृषीकेश पुण्डरीकाक्ष माधव।
पापं प्रशमयाद्य त्वं वाक्कृतं मम माधव।।
यद् भुंजन् यत् स्वपंस्तिष्ठन् गच्छन् जाग्रद यदास्थितः।
कृतवान् पापमद्याहं कायेन मनसा गिरा।।
यत् स्वल्पमपि यत् स्थूलं कुयोनिनरकावहम्।
तद् यातु प्रशमं सर्वं वासुदेवानुकीर्तनात्।।
परं ब्रह्म परं धाम पवित्रं परमं च यत्।
तस्मिन् प्रकीर्तिते विष्णौ यत् पापं तत् प्रणश्यतु।।
यत् प्राप्य न निवर्तन्ते गन्धस्पर्शादिवर्जितम्।
सूरयस्तत् पदं विष्णोस्तत् सर्वं शमयत्वघम्।।
(अग्नि पुराणः 172.2-98)
पापप्रणाशनं स्तोत्रं यः पठेच्छृणुयादपि।
शारीरैर्मानसैर्वाग्जैः कृतैः पापैः प्रमुच्यते।।
सर्वपापग्रहादिभ्यो याति विष्णोः परं पदम्।
तस्मात् पापे कृते जप्यं स्तोत्रं सर्वाघमर्दनम्।।
प्रायश्चित्तमघौघानां स्तोत्रं व्रतकृते वरम्।
प्रायश्चित्तैः स्तोत्रजपैर्व्रतैर्नश्यति पातकम्।।
(अग्नि पुराणः 172.17-29)
अर्थः पुष्कर बोलेः “सर्वव्यापी विष्णु को सदा नमस्कार है। श्री हरि विष्णु को नमस्कार है। मैं अपने चित्त में स्थित सर्वव्यापी, अहंकारशून्य श्रीहरि को नमस्कार करता हूँ। मैं अपने मानस में विराजमान अव्यक्त, अनन्त और अपराजित परमेश्वर को नमस्कार करता हूँ। सबके पूजनीय, जन्म और मरण से रहित, प्रभावशाली श्रीविष्णु को नमस्कार है। विष्णु मेरे चित्त में निवास करते हैं, विष्णु मेरी बुद्धि में विराजमान हैं, विष्णु मेरे अहंकार में प्रतिष्ठित हैं और विष्णु मुझमें भी स्थित हैं।
वे श्री विष्णु ही चराचर प्राणियों के कर्मों के रूप में स्थित हैं, उनके चिंतन से मेरे पाप का विनाश हो। जो ध्यान करने पर पापों का हरण करते हैं और भावना करने से स्वप्न में दर्शन देते हैं, इन्द्र के अनुज, शरणागतजनों का दुःख दूर करने वाले उन पापापहारी श्रीविष्णु को मैं नमस्कार करता हूँ।
मैं इस निराधार जगत में अज्ञानांधकार में डूबते हुए को हाथ का सहारा देने वाले परात्परस्वरूप श्रीविष्णु के सम्मुख नतमस्तक होता हूँ। सर्वेश्वरेश्वर प्रभो ! कमलनयन परमात्मन् ! हृषीकेश ! आपको नमस्कार है। इन्द्रियों के स्वामी श्रीविष्णो ! आपको नमस्कार है। नृसिंह ! अनन्तस्वरूप गोविन्द ! समस्त भूत-प्राणियों की सृष्टि करने वाले केशव ! मेरे द्वारा जो दुर्वचन कहा गया हो अथवा पापपूर्ण चिंतन किया गया हो, मेरे उस पाप का प्रशमन कीजिये, आपको नमस्कार है। केशव ! अपने मन के वश में होकर मैंने जो न करने योग्य अत्यंत उग्र पापपूर्ण चिंतन किया है, उसे शांत कीजिये। परमार्थपरायण, ब्राह्मणप्रिय गोविन्द ! अपनी मर्यादा से कभी च्युत न होने वाले जगन्नाथ ! जगत का भरण-पोषण करने वाले देवेश्वर ! मेरे पाप का विनाश कीजिये। मैंने मध्याह्न, अपराह्न, सायंकाल एवं रात्रि के समय जानते हुए अथवा अनजाने, शरीर, मन एवं वाणी के द्वारा जो पाप किया हो, ‘पुण्डरीकाक्ष’, ‘हृषीकेश’, ‘माधव’ – आपके इन तीन नामों के उच्चारण से मेरे वे सब पाप क्षीण हो जायें। कमलनयन ! लक्ष्मीपते ! इन्द्रियों के स्वामी माधव ! आज आप मेरे शरीर एवं वाणी द्वारा किये हुए पापों का हनन कीजिये। आज मैंने खाते, सोते, खड़े, चलते अथवा जागते हुए मन, वाणी और शरीर से जो भी नीच योनि एवं नरक की प्राप्ति कराने वाले सूक्ष्म अथवा स्थूल पाप किये हों, भगवान वासुदेव के नामोच्चारण से वे सब विनष्ट हो जायें। जो परब्रह्म, परम धाम और परम पवित्र हैं, उन श्रीविष्णु के संकीर्तन से मेरे पाप लुप्त हो जायें। जिसको प्राप्त होकर ज्ञानीजन पुनः लौटकर नहीं आते, जो गंध, स्पर्श आदि तन्मात्राओं से रहित है, श्रीविष्णु का वह परम पद मेरे सम्पूर्ण पापों का शमन करे।”
माहात्म्यः जो मनुष्य पापों का विनाश करने वाले इस स्तोत्र का पठन अथवा श्रवण करता है, वह शरीर, मन और वाणीजनित समस्त पापों से छूट जाता है एवं समस्त पापग्रहों से मुक्त होकर श्रीविष्णु के परम पद को प्राप्त होता है। इसलिए किसी भी पाप के हो जाने पर इस स्तोत्र का जप करें। यह स्तोत्र पापसमूहों के प्रायश्चित के समान है। कृच्छ्र आदि व्रत करने वाले के लिए भी यह श्रेष्ठ है। स्तोत्र-जप और व्रतरूप प्रायश्चित से सम्पूर्ण पाप नष्ट हो जाते हैं। इसलिए भोग और मोक्ष की सिद्धि के लिए इनका अनुष्ठान करना चाहिए।
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(Excerpts from Satsang of Pujya Sant Shri Asaramji Bapu)
The Supreme Self is knowledge-personified, Bliss-personified and Truth-personified. He is beyond the realm of Nature. When the mind hankers after material objects, the intellect is beset with attachment and hatred. On the other hand, when the mind is calm, the intellect becomes stable, and Divine peace manifests itself; whereupon one remains internally peaceful even during the most difficult external circumstances.
One becomes sorrowful, firstly due to an instrumental cause of sorrow, secondly by thinking, ‘I am grieved’ and thirdly by the modification of mind towards grief.
Sometimes even in the event of an instrumental cause of sorrow, if the mind does not assume a sorrowful state, one feels no grief. For example, a child falls down while walking; it is an instrumental cause for sorrow; but if he does not modify the mind towards grief, then he stands up cheerfully. Alternatively, a smart mother would make the child cheerful before his mind assumes a sorrowful state and thus save the child from sorrow.
But mere eliminating of sorrow is not the goal of life. The goal of life is the attainment of the Supreme Bliss. One needs to be firmly established in the knowledge of the Truth that ‘I am Atman, the abode of Supreme Bliss, Whom sorrow cannot touch, no matter how miserable the circumstances may be.’ In the absence of such enlightening knowledge, even if one has no troubles at all, one would keep turning on sides in the bed thinking that there is no sorrow. But this is not the attainment of Supreme Bliss. This will breed sloth, and on account of the consequent ill-health one would lose self-confidence and become sorrowful; a sorrow created without any instrumental cause.
Don’t consider any person to be responsible for your sorrow. Those, who blame others for their sorrows, are perennially filled with malice and tormented by the hell fires of jealousy and hatred. One who accuses others of being the cause of one’s misery would end up multiplying it. In no way does it lessen one’s misery. The real cause of one’s misery is one’s ignorance, one’s foolishness, one’s own actions.
One should consider one’s stupidity as the root cause of one’s misery and take immediate steps to eliminate it. Those who blame others for their misery only add to their stupidity and consequently make themselves more miserable.
Hence, aptly has it been said, ‘Nobody is responsible for anyone’s happiness or sorrow. A person reaps the fruits of his own actions.’
A person, who is your enemy is also a friend of another. Our own virtuous deeds generate goodwill for us in another person’s mind. If another person harbours ill-will for us, it is again because of our own sins (evil doings). Have no feelings of attachment or aversion towards anyone. Attachment breeds dependence and hatred makes one violent. If you want to eliminate hatred, cultivate forgiveness in your heart. Development of forgiveness transforms violence into non-violence, anger into calm, hatred into love.
Do not hate, but forgive. Do not waste your time enquiring what others are doing. Rather, seek to know the Supreme Lord. Do not believe the relations of the body to be real, for you are not the body. You only have to accept that you belong to God and you will cross the ocean of rebirth forever…
पूज्य बापू के आशीर्वचन
इस छोटी सी पुस्तिका में वे रत्न भरे हुए हैं जो जीवन को चिन्मय बना दें।
तुम अपने सारे विश्व में व्याप्त अनुभव करो। इन विचार रत्नों को बार-बार विचारो। एकांत में शांत वातावरण में इन वचनों को दोहराओ। और….अपना खोया हुआ खजाना अवश्य अवश्य प्राप्त कर सकोगे इसमें तनिक भी संदेह नहीं है।
करो हिम्मत……! मारो छलांग…..! कब तक गिड़गिड़ाते रहोगे ? हे भोले महेश ! तुम अपनी महिमा में जागो। कोई कठिन बात नहीं है। अपने साम्राज्य को संभालो। फिर तुम्हें संसार और संसार की उपलब्धियाँ, स्वर्ग और स्वर्ग के सुख तुम्हारे कृपाकांक्षी महसूस होंगे। तुम इतने महान हो। तुम्हारा यश वेद भी नहीं गा सकते। कब तक इस देह की कैद में पड़े रहोगे ?
ॐ…..! ॐ…..!! ॐ…….!!!
उठो….. जागो……! बार-बार इन वचनों में अपने चित्त को सराबोर कर दो।
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There is a story attached to the composition of the present Hymn. Acharya Shankara, it is said, was walking along a street in Varanasi, one day, accompanied by his disciples. He heard the sound of grammatical rules being recited by an old scholar. Taking pity on the scholar, he went up to him and advised him not to waste his time on grammar at his age but to turn his mind to God in worship and adoration. The Hymn to Govinda was composed on this occasion.
भजगोविन्दं भजगोविन्दं गोविन्दं भजमूढमते |
संप्राप्ते सन्निहिते काले नहि नहि रक्षति डुकृञ्करणे || (1)
Seek Govinda, Seek Govinda, Seek Govinda, O Fool! When the appointed time comes (death), grammar rules surely will not save you.
मूढ जहीहि धनागमतृष्णां कुरु सद्बुद्धिं मनसि वितृष्णाम् |
यल्लभसे निजकर्मोपात्तं वित्तं तेन विनोदय चित्तम् || (2)
O Fool! Leave off the desire for accumulation of wealth; Create in your mind, devoid of passions,
thoughts of the Reality. With whatever you get, entertain your mind, be content.
नारीस्तनभर नाभीदेशं दृष्ट्वा मागामोहावेशम् |
एतन्मांसावसादि विकारं मनसि विचिन्तय वारं वारम् || (3)
Seeing the seductive female form, do not fall prey to maddening delusion. That (female form) is (but) a modification of flesh and fat. Think well thus in your mind again and again.
नलिनीदलगत जलमतितरलं तद्वज्जीवितमतिशयचपलम् |
विद्धि व्याध्यभिमानग्रस्तं लोकं शोकहतं च समस्तम् || (4)
The water on the lotus-leaf is very unsteady; so also is life extremely unstable. Know that the entire world is devoured by disease and conceit, and smitten with sorrow.
यावद्वित्तोपार्जन सक्तः स्तावन्निज परिवारो रक्तः .
पश्चाज्जीवति जर्जर देहे वार्तां कोऽपि न पृच्छति गेहे || (5)
As long as you have the ability to earn money, so long will all your dependents be attached to you. Later on, when you come to live with an old, infirm body, no one at home cares to speak even a word with you!!
यावत्पवनो निवसति देहे तावत्पृच्छति कुशलं गेहे |
गतवति वायौ देहापाये भार्या बिभ्यति तस्मिन्काये || (6)
As long as there is breath in the body, so long people in the household ask about one’s welfare. Once the breath leaves, the body decays, even the wife fears that very same body.
बालस्तावत्क्रीडासक्तः तरुणस्तावत्तरुणीसक्तः |
वृद्धस्तावच्चिन्तासक्तः परे ब्रह्मणि कोऽपि न सक्तः || (7)
When a boy, one is attached to sport; when a youth, one is attached to a young woman; when old, one is attached to anxiety; To the Supreme Brahman, no one, alas, is attached!
काते कान्ता कस्ते पुत्रः संसारोऽयमतीव विचित्रः |
कस्य त्वं कः कुत आयातः तत्त्वं चिन्तय तदिह भ्रातः || (8)
Who is your wife? Who is your son? Exceedingly wonderful, indeed, is this empirical process! Of whom are you? Who are you? Whence have you come? Oh brother, think of that truth here.
सत्सङ्गत्वे निस्स्ङ्गत्वं निस्सङ्गत्वे निर्मोहत्वम् |
निर्मोहत्वे निश्चलतत्त्वं निश्चलतत्त्वे जीवन्मुक्तिः || (9)
Through the company of the good (saints), there arises non-attachment; through non-attachment there arises freedom from delusion; Through delusionlesness, there arises steadfastness; through steadfastness, there arises liberation in life.
वयसिगते कः कामविकारः शुष्के नीरे कः कासारः |.
क्षीणेवित्ते कः परिवारः ज्ञाते तत्त्वे कः संसारः || (10)
When youth is spent, what lustful play is there? When water is evaporated, where is the lake? When the money is gone, what dependents are there? When the Truth is known, where is samsara?
मा कुरु धन जन यौवन गर्वं हरति निमेषात्कालः सर्वम् |
मायामयमिदमखिलं हित्वा ब्रह्मपदं त्वं प्रविश विदित्वा || (11)
Take no pride in your possession, in the people at your command, in the youthfulness that you have. Time loots away all these in a moment. Leaving aside all these, after knowing their illusory nature, realize the state of Brahman and enter into it.
दिनयामिन्यौ सायं प्रातः शिशिरवसन्तौ पुनरायातः |
कालः क्रीडति गच्छत्यायुः तदपि न मुञ्चत्याशावायुः || (12)
Day and night, dusk and dawn, winter and spring come repeatedly; Time sports, life is fleeting; yet one does not leave the winds of desire.
द्वादशमञ्जरिकाभिरशेषः कथितो वैयाकरणस्यैषः |
उपदेशो भूद्विद्यानिपुणैः श्रीमच्छन्करभगवच्छरणैः || (12 a.)
This bouquet of twelve verses was imparted to a grammarian by the all-knowing Shankara, adored as the Bhagavadpada.
काते कान्ता धन गतचिन्ता वातुल किं तव नास्ति नियन्ता |
त्रिजगति सज्जनसं गतिरैका भवति भवार्णवतरणे नौका || (13)
O Distracted One! Why worry about wife, wealth? Is there not for you the One who ordains? In these three worlds, it is only the association with good people (saints) that can serve as the boat to carry one across the sea of birth & death.
जटिलो मुण्डी लुञ्छितकेशः काषायाम्बरबहुकृतवेषः |
पश्यन्नपि चन पश्यति मूढः उदरनिमित्तं बहुकृतवेषः || (14)
The ascetic with matted locks, the one with his head shaven, the one with hairs pulled out one by one, the one who disguises himself variously with the ochre – colored robes – such a one is a fool, who, though seeing, does not see. Indeed, this varied disguise is for the sake of the belly.
अङ्गं गलितं पलितं मुण्डं दशनविहीनं जतं तुण्डम् |
वृद्धो याति गृहीत्वा दण्डं तदपि न मुञ्चत्याशापिण्डम् || (15)
The body has become worn out. The head has turned grey. The mouth has become toothless. The old man moves about leaning on his staff. Even then he leaves not the bundle of his desires.
अग्रे वह्निः पृष्ठेभानुः रात्रौ चुबुकसमर्पितजानुः |
करतलभिक्षस्तरुतलवासः तदपि न मुञ्चत्याशापाशः || (16)
In front, there is fire; at the back, there is the sun; in the night, (the ascetic sits) with the knees stuck to the chin; he receives alms in his palms, and lives under the trees; yet the bondage of desire does not leave him.
कुरुते गङ्गासागरगमनं व्रतपरिपालनमथवा दानम् |
ज्ञानविहिनः सर्वमतेन मुक्तिं न भजति जन्मशतेन || (17)
One goes on pilgrimage to the place where the Ganga joins the sea; or observes the religious vows with care; or offers gifts. But if he be devoid of knowledge, he does not gain release – according to all schools of thought – even in a hundred lives.
सुर मंदिर तरु मूल निवासः शय्या भूतल मजिनं वासः |
सर्व परिग्रह भोग त्यागः कस्य सुखं न करोति विरागः || (18)
Living in temples or at the foot of trees, sleeping on the ground wearing deer-skin, renouncing all idea-of-possession and thirst-to-enjoy – to whom will not dispassion bring happiness?
योगरतो वाभोगरतो वा सङ्गरतो वा सङ्गविहीनः |
यस्य ब्रह्मणि रमते चित्तं नन्दति नन्दति नन्दत्येव || (19)
Let one revel in Yoga or let him revel in Bhoga (sense-enjoyment). Let one seek enjoyment in company or let him revel in solitude away from the crowd. He whose mind revels in Brahman, he enjoys, verily, he alone enjoys.
भगवद् गीता किञ्चिदधीता गङ्गा जललव कणिकापीता |
सकृदपि येन मुरारि समर्चा क्रियते तस्य यमेन न चर्चा || (20)
For him, who has studied the Bhagavad Gita even a little, who has sipped at least a drop of the Ganga water, and who has performed the worship of the Destroyer of the demon Mura (viz. Shri Krishna) at least once, there is no quarrel with Yama (the Lord of Death).
पुनरपि जननं पुनरपि मरणं पुनरपि जननी जठरे शयनम् |
इह संसारे बहुदुस्तारे कृपयाऽपारे पाहि मुरारे || (21)
Again birth, again death, and again lying in mother’s womb – this samsara process is very hard to cross over. Save me O destroyer of Mura (Lord Krishna), through Thy infinite kindness.
रथ्या चर्पट विरचित कन्थः पुण्यापुण्य विवर्जित पन्थः |
योगी योगनियोजित चित्तो रमते बालोन्मत्तवदेव || (22)
The Yogin who wears but a godadi (shawl made of rags), who walks the path that is beyond merit and demerit, whose mind is joined in perfect Yoga with its goal, he revels (in God-consciousness) – and lives thereafter – as a child or as a madman.
कस्त्वं कोऽहं कुत आयातः का मे जननी को मे तातः |
इति परिभावय सर्वमसारम् विश्वं त्यक्त्वा स्वप्न विचारम् || (23)
Who are you? Who am I? From where did I come? Who is my mother? Who is my father? Thus enquire, leaving aside the entire world which is comparable to a dream, and is essenceless.
त्वयि मयि चान्यत्रैको विष्णुः व्यर्थं कुप्यसि मय्यसहिष्णुः |
भव समचित्तः सर्वत्र त्वं वाञ्छस्यचिराद्यदि विष्णुत्वम् || (24)
In you, in me, and elsewhere too, there is but one Vishnu (God). Being impatient, you are unnecessarily getting angry with me. See the Self in all things, and leave off everywhere ignorance which is cause of difference.
शत्रौ मित्रे पुत्रे बन्धौ मा कुरु यत्नं विग्रहसन्धौ |
सर्वस्मिन्नपि पश्यात्मानं सर्वत्रोत्सृज भेदाज्ञानम् || (25)
Make no effort to be either at war with, or in league with, enemy, friend, son, or relative. If you want to attain the status of Vishnu (Godhood) soon, be equal – minded towards all things.
कामं क्रोधं लोभं मोहं त्यक्त्वाऽत्मानं भावय कोऽहम् |
आत्मज्ञान विहीना मूढाः ते पच्यन्ते नरकनिगूढाः || (26)
Leaving off egocentric desire, anger, greed and delusion, make self – inquiry: Who am I? They are fools who are without Self-knowledge: as captives in Hell, they are tortured.
गेयं गीता नाम सहस्रं ध्येयं श्रीपति रूपमजस्रम् |
नेयं सज्जन सङ्गे चित्तं देयं दीनजनाय च वित्तम् || (27)
The Bhagavad Gita and the Sahasranama should be sung; the form of the Lord of Lakshmi should be always meditated on; The mind should be led towards the company of the good; and wealth should be shared with the needy.
सुखतः क्रियते रामाभोगः पश्चाद्धन्त शरीरे रोगः |
यद्यपि लोके मरणं शरणं तदपि न मुञ्चति पापाचरणम् || (28)
One easily takes to carnal enjoyment; afterwards, lo, there is disease of the body. Even though in the world the ultimate end is death, even then man leaves not his sinful behavior.
अर्थमनर्थं भावय नित्यं नास्तिततः सुखलेशः सत्यम् |
पुत्रादपि धन भाजां भीतिः सर्वत्रैषा विहिआ रीतिः || (29)
Wealth is no good: Thus reflect always. There is not the least happiness therefrom: This is the truth. For the wealthy, there is fear even from the son; everywhere this is the way with wealth.
प्राणायामं प्रत्याहारं नित्यानित्य विवेकविचारम् |
जाप्यसमेत समाधिविधानं कुर्ववधानं महदवधानम् || (30)
The regulation of breath (pranayam), the withdrawal of the senses (from their respective objects), the inquiry consisting in the discrimination between the eternal and the non-eternal, the method of mind-control associated with the muttering of mantras – perform these with great care.
गुरुचरणाम्बुज निर्भर भकतः संसारादचिराद्भव मुक्तः |
सेन्द्रियमानस नियमादेवं द्रक्ष्यसि निज हृदयस्थं देवम् || (31)
Being devoted completely to the lotus-feet of the Guru, become released soon from the transmigratory process. Thus, through the discipline of sense and mind-control, you will come to experience the Lord that dwells in your own heart.
मूढः कश्चन वैयाकरणो डुकृञ्करणाध्ययन धुरिणः |
श्रीमच्छम्कर भगवच्छिष्यै बोधित आसिच्छोधितकरणः || (32)
Thus a silly grammarian lost in rules was cleansed of his narrow vision and shown the Light by Shankara’s apostles (disciples).
भजगोविन्दं भजगोविन्दं गोविन्दं भजमूढमते |
नामस्मरणादन्यमुपायं नहि पश्यामो भवतरणे || (33)
from Ashrams Blog http://express.ashram.org/
Mantra is a divine instrument with the rare potential of arousing our dormant consciousness. Thus it helps develop our latent powers and brings our original greatness to the fore. The parents give birth merely to our physical body whereas the True Brahmanishtha Sadgurus, the personages established in their True Self, give birth to our Chinmay Vapoo through Mantra-Diksha.
Man can attain greatness by developing his dormant powers through Mantra. The regular japa of a mantra reduces restlessness of the mind, brings restraint in life; and works wonders in developing the concentration and memory. A Mantra has different effects on different energy centres of the body. Many personages like Bhagvan Sri Adi Shankara Acharaya, Mahavir, Buddha,Sant Sri TulsidasJi Swami Vivekanand, Ramkrishna Paramhansa, Swami Ramtirtha, Pujyapaad Swami Sri Lilashahji Maharaj,Sri Raman Maharishi etc. have attained respect and reverence all around the world through their awareness of the True glory of Mantra.
Hence if we also perform the japa of Mantras under the guidance of a Sadguru, who is aware of the true power of Mantra and also is capable of arousing that dormant power lying within us, we can bask in the glory of material and spiritual accomplishment.
Through Mantra-Diksha, the Guru rekindles the dormant powers of the aspirant. Diksha is composed of two syllables, ‘Diksha¡’, ‘Di’ and ‘ksha’. ‘Di’, means what is given or the person capable of bestowing divine grace. And ‘ksha’ means one who is capable of assimilating. On one side is the benediction of the one (The Guru) who is capable of imparting the Lord’s grace and on the other hand is the assimilating capability of the aspirant. The combination of these two is Diksha. When the Guru initiates His disciple with the mantra, He also bestows His sensitive power of intuition and empowers the disciple with His ‘sankalpa’ (benign resolve) as well. When a farmer sows seeds in his farm, a stranger cannot tell whether the seeds are sown. But slowly and surely, when the seeds are watered and nurtured, they gradually sprout forth and only then there is proof that seeds were sown. Similarly, we are unaware of what is imparted unto us at the time of Mantra-Diksha. But when we water that seed in the form of spiritual practices and devotion, the hallowed grace of Mantra-Diksha does sprout forth.
Diksha is of three kinds: Shambhavi-Diksha, Mantra-Diksha and Sparsh-Diksha. Shambhavi-Diksha is given through a glance as Shukdev Muni gave to king Parikshit on the fifth day of the seven-day long narration of the holy Srimad Bhagwat. Sparsh-Diksha is given through sparsh. Mantra-Diksha is given through a mantra. The greater the spiritual elevation of the Guru, the more effective is the mantra given by him. If an ignorant illiterate man tells you to chant ‘Rama’, it will not benefit you so much. But the same ‘Rama’ coming from the mouth of a God-realized Saint like Ramanandji (The Sadguru of Kabirji), becomes a powerful mantra. Kabirji performed japa of the mantra with faith and devotion and became accomplished. The mantra was the same ‘Rama’ but in this case the inner self of the Guru was perfect with enlightenment.
If a peon says something, it does not carry much weight. But if the same thing is uttered by the Prime Minister, then it becomes very effective. The mantra given by Saints of great spiritual accomplishment delivers us when practised with faith and devotion. Mantra = manan (reflection) + antar (in heart); that which is to be reflected upon in the heart. Alternatively, mantra = mann (the mind) + tarr (deliver), that which delivers the mind from samsara.
The smaller the mantra given at the time of Mantra-Diksha, the more rhythmic its recital and the more convenient and propitious it is for the aspirant. This leads him fast on the track of spiritual progress.
Naradji was a Saint who was completely un-attached to any community or sect. His prime concern was the welfare of anyone coming in contact with him. Those who have the welfare of others close to their hearts, are ‘Lok Sants’ (Universal Saints). When Naradji initiated the robber, Valia, the mantra had a longer ‘Ra’ and a shorter ‘ma’, and ‘ma’ preceded the ‘Ra’. Valias, life-force was in the lower centres of the subtle body. Naradji gave the mantra knowing fully well that japa of ‘maRa’ would produce vibrations in those centers and gradually he would reach the higher centres without fail. He blessed Valia with Shambhavi-Diksha as well, thus transmitting his own spiritual energy unto him. Valia started japa of ‘maRa’ in right earnest.
Gradually his Kundalini was awakened with the japa becoming more and more rhythmic, and thus the robber was transformed into Valmiki Rishi.
Scientific Basis of Mantra-Japa
This experiment was carried out in a western country. A team of distinguished and highly learned men and women had congregated in a well-decorated room at Lord Litton’s residence. All of them were well acquainted with the twentieth century science and its various inventions and discoveries. Renowned researcher, Mrs. Watts Hughes, was singing a song with music played on an ordinary guitar.
When she played a particular tune, the effect was miraculous. Star-shaped forms were seen dancing on the screen erected nearby. As soon as the tune was stopped, the forms disappeared.
The singer started another tune. Forms of a different type were seen. She went on playing different tunes and each time different types of forms were seen stars, serpentine forms. Triangular and hexagonal forms, multi-coloured charming flowers, fierce marine creatures, trees laden with flowers, vast expanse of sea waters all these things were seen one after another. This spectacular phenomenon kept the spectators literally spellbound. Finally, when the singer stopped all music the forms disappeared as well.
Once again Mrs. Watts Hughes started a tune and.a serpentine form was seen too. She played the tune many times and each time the same form was seen. Thus Mrs. Watts Hughes arrived at the conclusion that there does exist a natural correlation between the musical notes and the respective forms.
Similarly experiments and exhibitions have twice been conducted on the same subject in France. In one of these exhibitions, Madam Lang played a tune and Mother Mary appeared on the screen with Jesus Christ in her lap. On another occasion, an Indian musician played the ‘Bhairavi Raga’ and there appeared the form of Bhairava.
Such experiments have also been carried out in Italy. A young lady learnt to play a particular Vedic verse on the guitar from an Indian master. After vigorous practice, she played the tune on the bank of a river, placing the guitar on the sand. She was amazed to see a form appearing on the sand. She told some scholars about it. They took a photograph of the form. The form turned out to be that of Maa Saraswati, holding a book and a lute in her hands, as she always does. Whenever the lady played that tune with concentration, the same form of Maa Saraswati would appear.
Thus there is but a natural and psychological correlation between the sounds and the resultant forms. The western world has discovered this fact only now, but in India, the propitious japa-yoga was founded on this very scientific theory millions of years ago. Our ancient Rishis had discovered beej (rudimental) mantras through painstaking and minute exploration. Gods were pleased by systematic japa of these beej mantras, and siddhis were attained.
After a great deal of experimentation, research and analysis, Psychologists have established that the thoughts that recur in the mind become imprinted thereon. Such thoughts keep appearing in the mind time and again. The mind derives pleasure out of them and gradually becomes engrossed therein. Other thoughts, howsoever propitious and noble they may be, don’t appeal to the mind. It soon gets bored with them and flees from them to the safe haven of its preferred thoughts. Our learned sages, the fathers of holy scriptures have called such thoughts as samskaras. These samskaras determine the positive and negative nature of human actions and thereby one’s image in the society.
It is one’s thoughts that are reflected in his action or words. The roots of all one’s actions have their origin in the thoughts and emotions arising in the mind. Thoughts make one the kind of man one is. One’s personality is simply a reflection of the inner thoughts of an individual.
Japa puts a restraint on our thoughts. Repeating a (Mantra) word and listening to it has a profound impact on our mind as the meaning and the thought represented by the word become imprinted on our mind. With sustained repetition, this impression goes deep into our psyche and becomes a samskara. The samskara then becomes our nature, which ultimately governs our actions.
At the time of japa, a mental picture of one’s tutelary deity, along with His various attributes is formed. This brings forth a pious metamorphosis of one’s samskaras. Consequently, his mind is purged of thoughts of ignorance and illusion. The vile samskaras and feelings of greed, delusion, envy, malice, egotism, anger, etc. gradually wither away. Tamasic and rajasic thoughts soon give way to sattvic ones.
Just as in uttering ‘mango’, the form, colour, properties and taste of a mango are recalled to one’s mind; the name of a stinking substance incites abhorance; similarly the name of the cherished Lord brings forth divine virtues to the mind; the mind is purified and is purged of perverse thoughts. The aspirant attains divinity. Japa is, thus, an easy and scientific way in realizing one’s tutelary deity.
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Guru Paduka Panchakam
Guru Paduka Panchakam
[The pentad praising sandals of Guru]
By Adi Shankara Bhagawat Pada
Jagajjanisthe ma layalayabhyam,
Aganya punyodhaya bhavithabhyam,
Thrayee sirojatha nivedithabhyam,
Namo nama Shri Guru padukabhyam. 1
Visishta sampathiha vivardhanabhyam,
Nama janasesha visesham dhabhyam,
Namo nama Shri Guru padukabhyam. 2
Samastha dustharka kalanka banga,
Panodhana prouda jalashayabhyam,
Namo nama Shri Guru padukabhyam. 3
Aapanna samrakshana deekshithabhyam,
Namo nama Shri Guru padukabhyam. 4
Yatho giro aaprapya diya samastha,
Hriya nivrutha samameva nithya,
Namo nama Shri Guru padukabhyam. 5
Ye paduka panchakamadarena ,
Padanthi nithyam prayatha prabhathe,
Thesham gruhe nithya nivasa sheela,
Sri desikendrasya kadaksha Lakshmi. 6
[These five verses was sung by the Bhagawat Pada when he went first to meet his Guru Sree Govinda Bhagawat Pada on the banks of Narmada. He has also written another stotra called Guru Paduka stotram.]
बंदऊँ गुरु पद कंज कृपा सिंधु नररुप हरि ।
This Blog is an Humble attempt to spread the Divine Message of Pujjya BapuJi & Dedicated at SHRI CHARANKAMAL Of PARAM PUJYA GURUJI SANT SHRI ASARAM JI BAPU VishwaGuru Of the Age.
The essence of Bharata lies in Her culture of Self-realization. ParamAtman is not seen as something apart, but as our very essence, the one True Self that resides in the heart of us all. Raising ourselves from ordinary individuals to the heights of Supreme Consciousness is only possible with the guidance of one who is already in that transcendent state. Such a one is called a Satguru, a True Yogi, as in one who has gained mastery over the mind, one who is beyond the mind.
From ancient times up to the present day, an unbroken succession of Self-realized Saints have incarnated in the Land of Yogis & Saints Bharata to lead seekers of Truth to the ultimate reality.
Yada Yada hee Dharmasya glaneer bhavati Bharat
Abhyusthanam Adharmasya Tadaatmanam Sreejamyaham
Paritranaaya Sadhunaam Vinaashaya cha Dushkritaam
Dharma Sansthapna arthaya Sambhavami Yuge Yuge
Gita 4.7 & 8
Bhagvan Shri Krishna Says In Srimad Bhagvad Gita:-
“Arjuna Whenever righteousness is on the decline, unrighteousness is in the ascendent, then I body Myself forth For the Protection of the virtuous, for the extirpation of evil-doers, and for establishing Dharma on a firm footing, I manifest Myself from age to age.”
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