Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Every one has a Bramhin gotra only !

SriRamchandra was Vashistha Gotra , All castes have gotra but incidentallly all of them have gotra of  bramhin rishis only.why?

certainly these were not born to them ,what is Gotra?

In Tretayuga Bramhins are in majority in the world,InDwapara Kshatriyas are in Majority,both these reduce to minority in Kaliyuga.As Bramhins are born in a lineage  they acquire the gotra of that lineage. offsprings of Vashistha etc will have Vashistha etc gotra. Similarly these rishis have a sishya varga [as they had  a gurukul of their own ] all these Kshatriya moola kula had the gotra of the rishi they belonged to as pupils.Kings had or the gotra of the Purohit they were consulting. Similarly Vaishyas followed suit. Shudras being in minority served the community They engaged in selling utensils ,colours,pots etc.whichever university campus they belonged to they acquired the gotra of the kulapati.

Thus everyone has gotra and lineage to identify with.People of similar gotra do not marry unless there is difference of 10 heads[genearation ] between them .


Note: Infact technically we cannot attribute a Gotra to God as he is neither born not acquires a body .[the word is Pradurbhava]manifestation is what we can describe the appearance of God on earth. Just as humans grow from baby to an adult,it will be folly to assume that God grows from a baby to full grown adult. God has many roopas and he has roopas appropriate to every age,he manifests them as time surpasses giving illusion of growth to the onlookers. His intelligence and strength and other qualities also remain same full and complete in all phases .There is no caste or creed or gotra for Lord ,all these are distinctions of jeeva to indicate its apoornatva .

Still Vashishtha is considered very auspicious Gotra because Shri VedVyasa and all sooryavanshi greats belonged to it.Its the beacon light of Dharma.


Tuesday, December 30, 2008

kapat vairagya

Vairagya is a state of mind which is completely engrossed in the Lord . It attempts to see act of Lord in every aspect of its life. It is primarily a state in which mind dwells rather than an exhibitionist attitude.

Today most of the vairagi tend to show external symptoms .Their main aim is to fill their bellies in the disguise of vairagi . They pretend to show virakti ,

  • by keeping a japamaala in the hands
  • pretend to be always muttering some mantra
  • sometimes put a veil to show deep meditation 
  • But actually dreaming about beauty of women seen during the day
  • Yet they keep claiming they are most virakta .
  • some wear orange[kashaya] vastra and keep enjoying cigars and wine sitting on golden thrones .
  • All these people claim vairagya [actually kapat vairagya]
  • They have extreme devotion on deceitful activities .
  • their behaviour is akin to a ganika performing the act of pativrata on a stage.
  • but do not even have a miff of Bhakti in our Narayana [Kamalnabha].

||kardali japa mani bayali mantravu  mususki haki mandali parsati gunavu smarisuta Parama vairagyashali anisuta  kutakatanadali bhala bahkuti ,Natak striyaru pativrateyante natan maduvante ||

|| udara vairagyavu idu namma Padmanabhanali lesha bhakuti illa udara vairagyavu idu||


Monday, December 29, 2008

Births Births & Births

A soul after coming to srujya avastha ,initially wanders in the yoni of [sthavar jangam lata vela] plants and  insects  [krimikitadi] and pashupakshyadi yonis. It takes roughly 100 crores of births in each to come out of this inferior births to assume human forms for the soul. In the human form it takes births into barbar ,kirat ,mlechha,yavanadi  jatis many a times [over 100 crores births in each ] to get a janma in Bharath varsha .Here again taking births chronologically in chaturvarna ,[in crores of births each ] One is born as  a vaishnava . In vaishnava kula ,the urge to study shastras in absent for many a crores of births. After such repeated births in vaishnav kula one fine day soul seeks the guidance of guru to teach him shastra. After obtaining teachings in one lakh births he tries to think about God. He develops bhakti in another thousand births ,After bhakti he starts his sadhana towards moksha , after 10000 births he attains the knowledge to perform Nishkaam karma , he prefers to become a sanyasi. 3000 such births entitle him to the path of Mokshha. This is just the beginning towards Aparoksha Gyana.

everytime he fails to obtain higher births ,he undergoes same process of dwelling in 84 lakhs yonis ,[what a colossal waste of time] , So make hay when sun shines . Utilise your human birth to consolidate |Vishnu sarvottamatva gyana  and speedily progress towards Moksha .

||Sanchitarthavu matte baradu ,munche madierokarmava ||Govinda Namo GovindaNamo Govinda Narayana ||Govardhana Girina ettida Govinda namma rakship||


Saturday, December 27, 2008

Anekajeeva vada

Is there only one soul or many souls in this creation. There is a section of philosophy which believes in presence of only one soul.Let us examine it.

If there is only one soul , then it must be assuming many rupas[bodies] .As we see many people in this world. However each person is different and has his own experiences. If all but only one soul exists in all these bodies then the experience in each of them should have been known to others as well. This is not seen in the practical world .

If we accept many soul [aneka jeeva vada] , then we can safely conclude that each has his own experience.

Are these souls equal?

Had they been equal , they should have all undergone similar experiences and consequences in their lives. very fact that these have varied experiences and reactions, shows souls are different from each other.

Also these souls are not independent as each is struggling to overcome grief and yet finds himself bound by a situation[samsara]. Who is responsible for it? Thus we have to accept that there is a higher being than souls who controls , binds and relieves these souls.

This higher being is known as Parmatma ,distinctly different from Atma.


Friday, December 26, 2008

This world is real.

This world created by God is real. the experience of each of us stands testimony to us.This experience cannot be false. The non existence of world is never experienced. Neither can be seen its unreal nature.

If experiences of the soul in this real world are false and unreal then the thought to come out of this unreal to some imaginary real should also be unreal.

Because , such thoughts have occurred here in this world, these thoughts should also be unreal .

How can there be pursuit of the real from a unreal thoughts?

The world, if it is maya [unreal] , whom is it binding?

is the agent[soul], it is binding, real? If it is real then how a real entity is bound by unreal?

If there is only one [soul/Bramha] , then who is Bramha?

Is this Bramha all knowing or ignorant?

If he is all knowing then why he has to make efforts to come out of ignorance?[ if at all , all souls are one and equivalent to Bramha]

Thus soul cannot be equal to Bramha for he has to come out of ignorance . Paramatma [Bramha ]is all knowing and creator distinctly different from Atma.

There is no equality [eikya] between Parmatma and Atma.

Soul can be subjected to maya and creation is a chance for him to come out of this to attain moksha.

Even in this case also his subjection to maya and subsequent sufferings are real [vexed with it ,he makes an attempt for Moksha].

if it is unreal then, his getting vexed and efforts to attain moksha will also be unreal .why would one make a unreal efforts to attain happiness.

If his efforts are unreal and his sins in maya are also unreal then words of Veda to prohibit sins and encourage Merits [punya] will also become false and unreal.[ also meaningless].

Selectively declaring few verses as right and real and others as unreal also renders Vedas meaningless.

Thus Vedas rightly declares World is real ,World is real, World is real.

Vishnu is the only God ,neither equal or greater than HIM.

all others are souls[atman/jeevas] distinctly different from him and dependent on him.



Thursday, December 25, 2008

Vaali Sugreeva

Vaali sugreeva were brothers . Vaali was incarnation of Indra , Sugreeva ,of Surya. Sugreeva sought help of Rama to finish Vaali. After tests by Sugreeva ,Rama sent Sugreeva to Fight Vaali.

  • Fisrt time HE did not kill Vaali.
  • Sugreeva came back .
  • Rama assured to kill ,put a garland to him.
  • Vali was killed from behind by Rama.


  1. why did Rama not kill him first time ?

Rama is God ,therefore thinking he did not recognise Vaali ,is untenable. When two brothers are at loggerheads ,they usually go to any extent in fight. But once revenge is over , There is sudden surge of brotherhood . and subsequent repentance[this is the nature of blood relation].Thus one must never interfere in a brotherly squabble.Chances are they unite and treat you as an outsider and even abuse you for instigating enmity.One must always give a chance to such reversal of mindset.

Rama spared Vali for the first time to bring such reversal of mindset towards his brother.

2. Why did he kill Vaali?

Vali had taken away wealth ,wife and belongings of his brother without any fault of his. So he was liable for punishment. Ram was a Kshatriya Chakravarti King and he had moral right [as a duty] to end Vaali's life .

3. Why did he kill from behind and not in a straight war.

what Vali had done ,renders him into the category of Mrugas[animals] , Kings don't wage war against animals , they hunt them or kill them as a disturbance for forest life.


Vali was Indra , he had natural Bhakti towards Rama ,  more than Sugreeva. Had Rama befronted him, he would have immediately asked forgivance and Rama would be compelled to leave him alive.

But crime of Vali was he had taken birth to serve Rama and in the flow of arrogance of power and might due to boons and strength , he forgot his duty [purpose of Birth] and befriended Ravana. Also he hurt Sugreeva [a devotee] , More importantly He was standing in a camp against Hanuman. Sugreeva on the contrary had befriended Hanuman and was under his guidance.

God only sides with the one who sides with Hanuman[Vayu]. HE does not prefer to see the face of those who go against Hanuman, even if they are his devotees]. [thus he kills  Vali from behind to show going against Hanuman is unpardonable ].

[same Vali becomes Arjuna and sides with Bheema , Sugreeva becomes Karna goes against Bheema] Krishna ignores Karna and takes Arjuna very close.

Those who pray Lord Vishnu without Praying Vayu [hanuman] , God does not give any fruits ,however hard and devotionally one prays ,its of no use . God does not appear before them [like vali] and finishes them off from behind.

If you Pray Hanuman along with Vishnu only then you get your wishes fulfilled like Sugreeva and Arjuna].

Lord's arrows are nothing but Vayu himself. When Arrows pierce heart of Vali[ Vayu enters his heart] , he gets knowledge  , asks forgiveness to lord and Rama offers to give him back his life. But Vali refuses because he does not want to let go the chance of dying in the hands of Rama [which ensures Moksha].

Thus Vaali surrenders all his beloved things to the lords' feet according to the dictum " daraan sutaan priyaan ....nivedayet...."

This is what is known as Srikrishnarpanamastu .

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Sama Dukha Sukham Dheeram

One must be equanimous to both unhappiness and happiness. One who attains this is [Purusha: Bramhajnani in jagruta avastha] that braveheart will not be affected by the causes and effects [as a result of interaction between indriyas and its subject/objects] ,and thus will be entitled to Moksha.

These are verses by Shri Krishna in Geeta [chapter 2 shloka 15].consoling weeping Arjuna;

When Arjuna seemingly speaks wise verses of abandoning war ,as a result of acquiring sin by killing preceptors .Arjuna raises question of what happiness are we going to get by waging war. A man lives to be happy among his kith and kin. without them no happiness would be full. attaining a all the wealth and material happiness in absence of kith and kin to share them ,is something no one wishes for.

Killing preceptors[Bheeshma ,Drona etc] and enjoying their wealth sitting on their seats  , this is akin to enjoying pleasures smeared with their flesh and blood. It is better to beg and live rather than commit this act. Even if they kill me unarmed as I am , I would not be bothered or bear any ill will towards them .

Arjuna is speaking about waging a war to get personal happiness[ enjoying kingdom of world etc] and killing the Kauravas as a loss of near and dear and hence personal unhappiness.

Krishna  elaborates the definition of Dukha and Sukha. He calls them as chitta kshobha .[disturbance of mind on account of interplay of senses].

  • Krishna asks Dukha on account of what?
  • loss of life to the greats
  • or absence of these on account of death
  • or complete destruction of their self {soul}

But as these were present earlier also , they are present now and will be present hereafter also . People lose lives and gain it back again and again , gyani does not regret these.

Absence of these should not be mourned as they are ever present as souls , death of the body is not going to put an end to their existence. opposites of warmth/cold , happiness /unhappiness victory/loss all are not permanent , they keep coming and going[occurring] in ones life,gyani does not bother about these .

Soul is never destroyed , it exists , death of the body [destruction of body is not destruction of soul] also clears its memory , soul after acquiring new body does not acquire old memories.  Thus body is soul , had it been so , then memories to each body should have been known to the soul everytime.

Thus one who is undisturbed by the activities of senses and yet performs his karma is known as Dheera [ eligible for Moksha].

Killing in the war is not for gaining happiness or Rajya ,  but it is for fighting against the God haters[tamoyogya] as clear battle line has been drawn between those who are ,for and against Krishna the Supreme.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008


God is alone independent,rest all are dependent on him .The does Jeeva has any independence towards action? if no then why is there [vidhi nishedh] rules and Do's and Don't's ? For whom are they intended to? If jeeva is not independent in doing a karma ,then how can he be entitled to punishments and rewards of the karma?

The Vidhi nishedh's in Vedas are for Jeeva only because God cannot be subjected to restriction of Do's And Don't's , but they are meant for the soul ,who has to plan his Act accordingly. Where from this act is performed. This is known as Datta Swatantra . The independence given as adoption from the Lord. This Independence is only in three arenas as 1. Gyana 2. Ichcha  3 Kriya [prayatna]

So the soul can only desire as per his accumulated Knowledge and try [prayatna]. His act is actually carried out by tatva devatas in accordance with poorva karma and prayatna. He is given fruits also by these depending on the outcome carried out by Lord.

Here Jeeva wishes also by the inspiration of God ,which is Datta and has degrees of freedom embedded into it. This degrees of freedom varies with varied people . Thus a King has more freedom than a commoner by the will of the GOD. Thus jeeva performs only through desire and efforts in accordance with his limited knowledge ,yet when results appear he attributes them to the self and thus is punished or rewarded.

One who understands the Dattaswatantrya and attributes his success and failure to lord as present in Tattva devatas only gets aparoksha Gyana.


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Rajsooya Yagnya

Pandavas had won the entire universe. Bheema was the chief instrument in this feat. He had won, garuda ,shesha ,Rudra, and kichaka,paundraka vasudeva,Karna ,baksura,Jarasndha who were undefeated till then and even Arjuna was not capable of  winning them . Rajasooya cannot be performed without winning everyone. Thus chief fruits of yagnya goes to Bheema . earlier bramha had done this yagnya , now only pandavas could do it.

Arjuna went to north regions and won indra , sapta dweepas, patala etc adholokas ,trigarta etc.

Nakula went to paschima disha and won all the kings. Sahadeva went to south and won all the countries. He sent ghatotkacha to  lanka and asked VIbhishana to accept superiority of Panadava as an order from Krishna . He accepted. All the kings sent their share of wealth as taxes. This wealth when collected appeared as a mountain 600 yojanas in height and width , this exceeded the size of Indraprastha. but yet by the technology of Vishwakarma this could be accommodated in a store.

Pandavas after vanquishing all by the grace of Vedvyasa ,prepared for Yagnya. All were invited to the yagnya.

Brahma , shiva, indra kama other deities came to the yagnya ,mantapa. All the kings came to the function.They had brought many gifts to Pandavas . Duryodhana was appointed to collect all the gifts. Gandharvas were singing , Apsaras were dancing , the whole universe had gathered.

  1. God was present in the triple role in the yagnyashala
  2. parashurama
  3. vedvyasa
  4. Krishna

a debate was organised to decide who is the supreme GOD. A hot discussion ensued and finally Vishnu was declared  supreme. Now Yudhisthira asked BHeeshma as to who should be first offered prayers to kick off the proceedings. Bheeshma declared Krishna should be first offered prayers.

Note: there were Bramha ,shiva  munis [saints] like durvasa ,shaunaka maitreya etc were also present etc why these were not consulted to give decision on Agrapooja ,why only Bheeshma was consulted by Yudhisthira?

Ans: Though Bramha etc were present they were appearing as humans to common men , hence decision would not be acceptable to commons who were present. Munis and rishis were all residents of forests , commoners never had a chance to see them ,hence their views would not be held in respect .Bheeshma was eldest among kuru family and was known among kings and commoners as a respectable ,knowledged and great , his decision would be acceptable and conclusive .

Why did Bheeshma declare Krishna to be worshipped first ? even Parashurama and Vedavyasa were also rupas of Vishnu . they could have been also offered worship first?

Ans. The idea was to create a controversy and give grief to those who did not consider Krishna as God. Offering worship to Parashurama or Vedvyasa could not have met with resistance as these were bramhins. Krishna appeared as Kshatriya and many did not believe he was GOD. To prove that Krishna was supreme lord and avatara of Vishnu , Bheeshma said so.

Shishupala did not like the idea and created a scene by hurling abuses on Krishna . after 100 abuses Krishna killed him through Sudarshana chakra.

Thus Krishna was offered first worship and Rajsooya yagnya was completed  with blessings of Parashurama ,Vedavyasa and Bramha and other devatas exhibiting the insurmountable grandeur of Pandavas  under the guidance of Krishna and Bheemasena.


Saturday, December 20, 2008


Akshouhini is the term described for chaturanga sena[army].Chaturang sena means one which has ,chariots ,elephants ,horses and soldiers.One akshouhini is

  1. 170 sets of 21000 elephants
  2. 170 sets of 21000 chariots
  3. 610 sets of 65000 Horses
  4. 9350 sets of 100000 soldiers Army.
  • That makes up 108 crores of  Army in one akshouhini.
  • Mahabharath was fought among 18 akhshouhini army
  • Kauravas had 11 Akshouhini army
  • Pandavas had 7 Akshouhini army
  • some people opine akshouhini means around 200000 army
  • But this does not seem to be correct as this gives as total army in Mahabharath as roughly 360000 only . But Kauravas had raised army from all over the world .And each country was known to have more than 1 lakh of army .
  • Also Srikrishna was 68 years old at the time of mahabharath war. He had 16108 wives . each had borne him 10 sons and a daughter. These themselves make a 1 lakh 61 thousand + their armies ,ie Yadavas + [1000000 Narayani sena ] which fought from Kauravas side.
  • Thus akshouhini cannot be just 200000 soldiers.
  • Bheemasena alone single handedly killed 6 akshouhini sena in 10 days.
  • that is 648 crores in 18 days
  • 36 crores in a day[ average]
  • 36 crores in 12 hours [ 6 am to 6 pm]
  • 3 crores per hour
  • around 5 lakhs per minute.
  • 85000 in a second [warriors and equal amount of elephants horses]
  • What kind of martial arts this could be.
  • Fighting non stop 12 hours in a day and on a killing spree
  • killing not just ordinary but well trained warriors
  • This speaks of immense strength of Bheemasena.
  • Bheeshma killed a 1 akshouhini sena in 18 days
  • 120 years old man killing so many people in a war speaks a lot about yogic powers and divine nature of these yodhas.
  • Indeed entire kshatriya clan was wiped out in the war .
  • Most of the people born then as warriors were Devatas .
  • Their offspring would be also divine in nature
  • But God wanted Kaliyuga to start immediately after Mahabharata .
  • These divine offsprings would never let that happen .
  • hence he eliminated them in the name of war, left this world for the ordinary , and for kali to take over .
  • Pandavas ruled for 35 years.
  • Their son Parikshit carried on, and dynasty lasted for 1000 years.


Friday, December 19, 2008


Once all the dieties reproached as to who was superior among them .Chaturmukha bramha created a body and asked everyone to enter it. All the dieties entered . Now these decided whoever leaves the body ,and if the body collapses ,he would be supreme.

  1. Vak departed[fire] , body was intact without speech ,eating and drinking
  2. Chaksus[eyes] {sun} departed , body reamined intact without seeing
  3. Srotra [moon]{ears} departed ,body remained intact without hearing
  4. Manas[ shiva,suparna,sesha,Indra] departed ,body reamained intact without drowsing
  5. Then Prana[breath]{Vayu} moved out , the body collapsed even if other were present. Sarira is known as Sarira because it collapses.
  6. Thus Mukhya prana is superior to all dieties.
  7. One who knows this his enemies[sins] will vanish and knowledge will accompany him like a brother.


Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Once King Visala and his wife Itara devi performed penace to get a Son. Lord Narayana revealed himself as their son. He once went to a yagna where devatas and chaturmukha bramha were presiding. These devatas could not bear the lustre of Lord Narayana ,chaturmukha Bramha offered prayers to the son of Itara , He enabled them to see him.They all became his devotees. As greats like Ramadevi,Bramha,Indra,devatas became his dasa[devotees] He came to be known as Mahidasa [mahin: dasa: asyeti  Mahidasa:] He then preached Aitereya hymns to all of them .

Thus Aitereya devata is Mahidasa ,rishi is also mahidasa,this is part of ashvalayan shakha of Rigved ,a chapter2 and3 of Aitereya aranyaka is upanishat. It conveys Supreme Glory of Vishnu ,hence is known as Mahavibhuti.

  1. Hari:OM  Sankarshana is the path ,Anirudha is karma, Vasudev is Bramha ,Pradyumna is Satya.
  2. One must not abandon Him ,[one must not transgress Truth ,as god himself is truth that leads to HIM].
  3. This answers the question as to
        1. why truth should be followed in this world ,
        2. why cannot we live as we feel like  ,
        3. why are there path of spirituality ,
        4. what it leads to ,
        5. who has put all these restrictions?
  4. This also specially shows vedas are theistic.
  5. Three transgress HIM
      1. Pishachas[those who roam in Akasha]
      2. Rakshasas[Those who eat human flesh]
      3. Asuras [ among dharma gyan vairagya and aishwarya ,these have only aishwarya]
  6. Three did not transgress
      1. Manushyottama
      2. Rishis
      3. Devatas
  7. They meditated on HIM as
      1. in Arka
      2. in Brihat
      3. Pavamana
  8. Men prayed through Agni
  9. Rishis prayed God as present in Aditya
  10. Devatas in vayu and Dishas[all quarters].

Narayana is Supreme . Madhvacharya had a special liking to this Upanishad which can be seen from that fact that

  • He taught this upanishat to his Guru as Guru Dakshina
  • He gave a special discourse on this in eminent sabhas
  • His last discourse before retiring to Himalayas was on Aitereya Upanishat which was attended by Devatas  in Ananteshwar temple UDIPI.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

SundarkandNirnay-16 MadhuvanBhang Atmasamarpanam

Hanuman Burnt Lanka with his tejas[brilliance] , All this was achieved in presence of Ravana and Indrajit . They were helpless spectators to this feat. Ravan had abducted seeta in absence of Rama [through deceit ],this showed his cowardice , But Hanuman punished him in his presence by destroying his city . Ravan could lift mount Kailash[of Shiva] , Indrajit defeated Indra , but could only helplessly watch Vayuputra Hanuman[showing superiority of Hanuman to Shiva and Indra.

Indrajit had used Bramhastra on Hanuman, now when his Lanka was burning to ashes , he could have used Varunastra , but he knew it was of no help , as no astra could match brilliance of Hanuman ,thus indrajit mutely accepted consequence.Hanuman the invincible ,his tail was unhurt by the fire. But Lanka was dismantled. Those who oppose Rama they can only reap unhappiness however they take shelter of other Gods , they cannot save themselves from the wrath of Hanuman.

Hanuman flew back across ocean to his subordinates Angad ,jambavan etc.They were all happy to see him back, it was as if they got their lives[breath] back. Together Hanuman and team decided to return to kishkindha. On the way Hanuman and others destroyed Madhuvan of Sugreeva [which was full of honey]. The news that Hanuman destroyed Madhuvan gave immense pleasure to Sugreeva .Because , only if these vanars were happy then they could dare to annoy him[ King].In these situation ,only the news of Seeta could  be honey to ears.Hanuman by destroying Madhuvan has spread advance news of Seeta [honey to ears].to Sugreeva.

Hanuman destroyed Ashokvan ,it gave immense grief to Ravana , he destroyed Madhuvan ,it gave immense pleasure to Sugreeva.Hanuman's every act brings pleasure to Satvikas and grief to Tamas jeevas.

Hanuman along with other vanara met Rama and submitted Chudamani at his feet. Chudamani is Vayu himself ,presenting to Rama's feet , is atmasamarpana , Lord Rama responded by a hug [alingan] to Hanuman, Atma samarpana was reciprocated by Sayujya.This Alingana is representation of Bhavi Bramha post to Hanuman. Hanuman surrendered himself to the feet of Lord ,without any desire , his service of Samudra langhan , seetaanveshan , lanka vidhwansa and chudamani samrpana , was all with pure devotion and thus He is jeevottama , and Rama the Sarvottama presented him the lordship of entire creation.

[He took all the vanar, none of them had done anything in this entire journey ,but just by being with Hanuman in his Ramaseva ,entitled them to the Grace of Shri Rama, honey of Sugreeva and saved them from anger of the King apart from enjoyments. ]Just as Vanara had Madhu  by siding with Hanuman ,we can also have Madhu[Moksha Grace of Rama] if we read and follow this Nirnay by Madhvacharya [Hanuman himself] .


||Iti Srimadanandtheertha bhagvat padacharya virachite Srimanmahabharat  Tatparyanirnaye SriRamcharite Hanumatpratiyanam  naam saptamo adhyayah||

Monday, December 15, 2008

SundarkandNirnay-15 Delight of Fire [Lankahuti]

Hanuman's advice sent Ravana into a swirl of anger ,he ran towards Hanuman to kill him,but was stopped by Vibheeshana .Vibheeshana stopped Ravana ,this in no way could be considered as a favour on Hanuman .hanuman is MukhyaPrana [lord of prana] his prana could not have been saved by Vibheeshana.Vibheeshana's efforts could temporarily postpone Ravana's death. But Vibheeshana did not order Hanuman's tail to be lit by \fire . ravana inspired his rakshasas to light Hanuman's tail. Rakshasas tied cloth reams and fuel to light up fire.

Fire is a dependent of Vayu [ fire needs air to burn and not vice versa] , hence fire just could not assist in Ravana's design. However hanuman though not affected by Bramhastra , could not have been affected by mortal fire. He just acted to be under Rakshasas net and allowed them to tie cloth reams and lit fire ,only to destroy city of Lanka .

Hanuman Destroyed entire Lanka, Lanka was a fireproof city ,built by Vishwakarma. Ordinary fire could not have burnt it. Hanuman burnt Lanka with his own heat[tejas]. Hanuman is hotter than fire[agni]. Agni is no match for him. But agni knowing his capability [as against Hanuman] showed  his subordination to Hanuman by being just warm rather then burning Hot towards Tail of Hanuman. This gesture from Agni was duly noted by Vayu and thus blessed by Vayu.

Lanka was a beautiful city  studded with pearls and gold and jewels , this along with other Rakshasa was destroyed  by Hanuman , Hanuman roared in happiness . Destruction of Evil people's wealth is also liked by God , in as much Hanuman knew he has performed a Hari seva in burning Lanka to ashes .Hanuman Roared to signify this happiness.


SundarkandNirnay-14 Hanuman's advice

Hanuman warned Ravana ,that if he fails to return Seeta to SriRama ,he will die all alongwith his family.Those who go against  God ,hate God  they will be wiped off alongwith the family.

if practically one does not see immediate fall of those who go against god ,they in long run lose all the family members [have pain on account of family members] and finally themselves perish.

even Rudra and others cannot face the arrows of Rama, so Ravana is just too miniature to stand against the anger of Rama.Rudra has granted boons to many of his family members ,if Rudra himself cannot face Rama's anger so how can his dependent  Ravana can?.

None among devatas ,maushyas,rakshasas, and sarpas can face the arrows of Rama , so Ravana will only perish,how true these words of Hanuman[ the lord of Satya loka] was wrt Ravana.Rama forgives all the sins ,but if persistently one goes against him he will have anger as per the sin.


Saturday, December 13, 2008

SundarkandNirnay-13 Ravana Sabha

Bramhastra has a tightest grip than any other grip in the world. But foolish Rakshasas thinking Hanuman would escape tried to bind him through ropes and clothes. Seeing this dishonor bramhastra   went back to Bramha loka. Bramhastra usually is troublesome to Shiva and others too,but it did not trouble Hanuman ,yet Hanuman acted as if he was caught by it, Bramhastra acted as if it had troubled Hanuman , but Rakshasas since disbelieved its effect ,it disappeared.

Those who disbelieve Bramha tatva and Hanuman tatva and take shelter of other tatvas , the real Lord's (Bramha) shastra  leaves them away immediately ,they are all fools.

Valmiki also makes it a point that Bramhastra did not have any effect on Hanuman.Since Hanuman is Bhavi Bramha ,bramhastra cannot have effect on him.From that day Bramhastra could not be reused by Indrajit. Once you use weapons on your elders , you lose that capability of using weapons again. your valor also diminishes.

Ravana asked Hanuman , " monkey who are you? who is your master?"

For all rakshasas even after so much of disaster , Hanuman remained only a monkey proves that they were fools beyond comprehension,and Ravana their leader/king was also a fool there need not be a special mention.

Hanuman ,after praying sri Ram ,said, " Do know me as the strongest ,bravest ,vayuputra a messenger for Sri Ram and For you I am very yama the Death ".


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

SundarkandNirnay-12 Indrajit

Ravana sent Indrajit to face Hanuman. Indrajit made a flurry of arrows towards Hanuman ,these had no effect, Indrajit could not subdue Hanuman , [if indrajit could not subdue Hanuman, then one who has been defeated by him (indra),how could he have hit and hurt Hanu ( cheek of hanuman) .
Indrajit used Bramhastra . Now Hanuman thought ,he has already overtaken ,the bramha boons to many anothers and killed them, This time He wished to honour Bramha , and get caught by it . He is equivalent to Bramha , though equivalent he had respect for Bramha partky because Bramha is senior and also one must treat equals as thyself ,hence respect is there,Also Hanuman wished to see Ravana . These Rakshasas accpompanying Indrajit would take him to Him and he will have chance to see ravan and warn him about Sri Ram and give him his message.
All this was out of Hanuman's own will and not by the power of Rakshasas , they were as always powerless before him.
Thus Hanuman chose to accept the effect of Bramha astra , this did not trouble him but he acted to be caught by it and followed the Rakshasa to Ravana.
Hanuman is never troubled by astras.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

SundarkandNirnay-11 Akshakumar vadha

Ravan realised Kapi was no ordinary ,but extremely valorous Hanuman . So he decided to send his son AkshaKumar. AkshKumar was equivalent to Ravana in strength and capability. AkshaKumar, the son of Mandodari was protected by a boon of immortality from Bramha.Sending Akshakumar was equivalent to Ravana himself coming to battlefield. People hacve three kinds of strength , Vara bala (strength of boons), astrabala( strength of missiles)and swabhavik bala( nijabala actual physical strength).
With all his might Aksha kumar attacked Hanuman , with his astras . All his arrows were incanted with the Astra mantras. And he was using crores of such arrows with his speed and valour . Hanuman being more stronger than astras themselves , being swifter then the astras , did not budge to these and on the contrary swiftly lifted AkshKumar by his legs.
Hanuma thought , Ravana 's army has been demoralised, by destruction of 1/3 of his force. Now let me destroy another third of Ravana.
This is internal damage to Ravana
1, Ravana
all these were equal in strength, killing akshakumar will reduce his strength by third.
Hanuman thought of leaving Ravana for Rama to kill . INdrajit for Lakshamana ( also his strength had to be tested) , and chose AkshaKumar as his target . This is to show that he could have killed Ravana as well but as a pure afterthought he has let go Him.
Hanuman even when dangerous weapons/missiles were thrown at him he was least bothered about them and yet exhibited his cool sense of justice and analytical brain while thinking about killing AkshaKumar.
Hanuman swung AkshaKumar in the air and smashed him on to the ground and not on the stone or mountain, yet AkshaKumar crushed into pieces , on account of force of Hanuman. Ravana went into immense grief at the news of Son's death , crushed to death by Hanuman .
AkshKumar was reborn as Lakshana ,son of duryodhana , here he was son of Ravana , the ultimate villain, their he was son of Duryodhana , the ultimate villain , even after death he could not get good senses and reborn as an evil.
Hanuman exceeded everyone in nijabala, Though He has all the knowledge of astras , He never uses them ,He has extreme grace of Shri Rama. Krishna left jarasndha to be killed by Bheemasena , Here Hanuman left Ravana For Rama . this seems to be beautiful anology.


Sunday, December 7, 2008

SundarkandNirnay-10 Rakshas Sainya Samhara

Hanuman destroyed the entire Ashokvana ,the news reached Ravana ,he grew angry and sent a large army ordering to get the "kapi".Hanuman's valorous deed arouse lot of devotion admiration among satvik souls ,but Ravan despite having ten heads and having listened to this deed with twenty ears could only hate him more.

Ravana sent 80crore excellent senapatis (not just soldiers),lead by 80000 excellent warriors. These were armed with all types of weapon ,above that were protected by the boon of Rudra ,of being immortal.They simultaneously attacked Hanuman with all force and weapons.sending this much force on a single monkey establishes the fact as how much aggrieved Ravana was by the news of destruction of ashokvatika.

Despite this big force  attacking simultaneously ,it appeared as a hit of garland thrown on a intoxicated elephant,to Hanuman.Siva is layakaraka, his devotees Rakshasas all too got "laya" by the Vayuputra ,who is also the regulator of Shiva.He killed all the 80crore 80000 army within minutes.

He also killed seven sons of Ravana's ministers ,they were all huge like mountains in dimensions. Ravana then sent almost 1/3rd of his army lead by virupaksha,yupaksha,dhurdhara,praghas and bhaskarna ,these were all protected by boons from Bramha and Rudra and entered battlefield garden with complete overconfidence .These alongwith entire 1/3rd army were killed by Hanuman. Hanuman could have killed entire Ravana's army that very day itself, but he stopped the destruction with 1/3rd only .

[This way Hanuman single handedly defeated Ravana's army within no time giving jitters to Ravana  and other demons that if one monkey could bring such disaster then what if Rama with his other monkey's attack.]


Saturday, December 6, 2008

SundarkandNirnay-9 AshokvanaVidhwansa

Hanuman's flight to Lanka ,in search of Seeta and all events upto presenting ring of Rama ,were carried out effortlessly.without fear and specifically to show how powerful he is being a devotee of Rama signifying enormous  strength of God.

Hanuman uprooted all the trees in Ashokvana ,except the one which gave shelter to Seeta. Hanuman destroyed beautiful garden not as a notoriety of a monkey ,but to signal downfall of Rakshas empire,destruction of nishachara evils.

Excepting Seetakruti's shelter tree , all were uprooted; only those works, which give shelter to Shastras and  its teachings ,need be nourished else all has to be uprooted ,this is acceptable to Vayu and such works give immense pleasure to God.

Ravana's Ashok(without grief) vana turned into Shok(grief) by hanuman, but it gave pleasure(ashok) to Devatas. For those who oppose hanuman, even all the pleasures of the world also bring grief, at the same time his devotees enjoy all the pleasure even in grief (samsara). Every work of hanuman,explicitly does dual work of blessings ,removal of misery for devotees and extreme grief to those who sin .This is all done as a service to Rama(vishnuprithyartham) only and not out of some mischievousness(natural to monkey) but out of enormous knowledge and as Bhagvat Dharma.


Friday, December 5, 2008


Hanuman feigned ignorance while searching seeta. It seemed as if Rama was extremely grief stricken in absence of seeta ,he had lost his balance and sent Hanuman to look for her.Hanuman too out of bewilderment seeks seeta ,running  helter skelter inside  and outside Lanka. When eventually he finds seeta , presents her a ring to assure her ,that he indeed was a messenger from Rama. She too sends himm back with a chudamani as a proof that Hanuman indeed had seen her and that would pacify Ram's anxiety.  These thoughts cris- crossed the demons and devatas in the heaven who were observing all these events.

Kali and other evil spirits could see everything everywhere by the boon of Bramha. While observing this playful act of Hanuman and Rama , equally supported by Seeta , their tamosadhana increased as they dedicatedly concluded that Ram seeta and Hanuman were mere mortals,and they grieved like humans ,thus was no God and could be vanquished in the battle. This increased conclusive thoughts entitled them to Andhtamisra.

Trijata however served seeta with devotion .She consoled her and too care of her well in the ashokvatika . She was mother of Kabandha and her service entitled her to be reborn as Subhadra a Lords' sister and Arjun's wife.


SundakandNirnay-7 Chudamani Sweekar

Hanuman enters  Lanka,he looks for seeta all over lanka .Hanuman is sarvagnya ,(one who knows all) yet he enacts to look for seeta everywhere as though  in ignorance. Rama being God had vowed to act like a simple human as Rama, to create confusion and dilemma among the adhama jeevas , so also knowing his masters' intention ,Hanuman emulates Rama .

Sampati had already told that he could see the seeta under a shimshupa tree in ashokvan ,[vultures could see long distant objects] despite that Hanuman searches for seetakruti.

Sithakruti ,[it was not original seeta but seetakruti in lanka ] then alongwith her even ornaments too divided into two ,thus chudamani also accompanied seetakruti. Chudamani's abhimani devata is Vayu, vayu himself carried chudamani is worth noting.

Chudamani is worn in head under the hair .It indicates self pride of the person,offering it to Rama means surrendering oneself to him. Rama presents his ring to seeta through Hanuman ,ring represents the lord's grace and protection to seeta. [note both surrender of soul to God is via hanuman and grace is also obtained only through Vayu ] {ring is an assurance of  shelter and protection , now a days couples exchange rings indicating demand of shelter from bride}

Seeta is shruthi ,chudamani is Upanishads ,it leads to Rama if studied as per Hanumans' (Acharya Anand Teertha 's) teachings.


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

SundarkandNirnay-6 Lankini parabhav

Lanka was surrounded by Trikut Parvat .This was very high ranges ,hence they were also knwn as Lamb Parvat.As Hanuman leapt into the air ,Mahendra Parvat thrust inside the earth , similarly when Hanuman landed on Lamb parvat , it became Lamba giri a small mountain due to thrust of Hanuman.

There was ocean around Lanka ,this gave it a Jaladurga formation ,difficult to access but since Lamba surrounded it , it could also qualify as Parvatdurga .

When leaping Hanuman increased his body dimension ,that was Mahima siddhi, Now to enter Lanka Hanuman took a miniature form ,this was Anima siddhi.

All rakshas are nishachar ,they are awake in the night and hence hanuman decided to enter Lanka in the night ,showing his enormous valour

Lanka was protected by Lankini.Every city has a 'gram' devata.Gramdevata protected cities and villages.Praying and offering oblations to the devata ensured protections to the villages and cities.

[ 2000 years after Kaliyuga started  ,gram devatas disappeared from the earth and hence cities and villages expanded without borders and planning.5000 years after kaliyuga ,dieties governing rivers left the earth ,hence we could see drying of rivers , 10000 years after kaliyuga started Hari will leave the earth from temples.People will not worship in temples.]

Hanuman defeated Lankini with a fist strike . Lankini was gana devata from Durga devi's abode.She was a satvik and devotee additionally a woman, hence Hanuman just defeated her and not killed her. Simhika was also a woman but a evil woman hence Hanuman killed her.Hanuman's triumph over gramdevata shows he is the boss of all cities and villages.


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

SundarkandaNirnay-5 Simhika vadha

Simhika was protecting Lanka from the ocean. Lanka was inaccessible  ,Simhika was also a factor to it. Simhika had a boon from Bramha that she could pull any creature by its shadow alone. she had the capacity to act on a shadow to paralyze the creature flying and swimming in the ocean. Since it was a boon from Bramha, even Sampati , angad, sugreeva LAkshman etc could not have crossed the ocean for a dialogue with Ravan.

Only Hanuman was capable. Hanuman too was captured by his shadow by Simhika ,but his capture was partly due to Hanumans' intention to honour Bramha's words .She was simhika for name sake only, Hanuman was Jeevasimha ,the devotee of Narsimha ,so it was no wonder he killed simhika  to pieces.


Monday, December 1, 2008

SundarkandNirnay-4 SurasaPrasanga

Surasa was a nagjanani ie ,mother of all the snakes,Kadru,surasa was also wife of Rishi Kashyap.She was daughter of Daksh Prajapati.To test Hanuman,his strength and intelligence ,Devatas had sent Surasa with a boon that whatever she wishes ,let that be in her mouth. Surasa wished for Hanuman ,he went inside her mouth and came out even before she closed it.

Thus Hanuman kept the words of Devatas and did not stop the mission as well .Mission was of God ,Devatas are his devotees, Hanuman,did show his grace on the devotees and their words even as his mission did not get affected,showing his extreme intellect.

Mainak,represented desire for wealth ,Surasa represents jivhachapalya( cravings for tasty food) ,it is important to overcome this craving ,[Bhagvat says conquering rasanendiriya leads to conquering everything],on a spiritual mission.


Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sundarkand nirnay-3

Mainak is golden mountain,Hanuman was on a trail for Lord's order.If you are on a spiritual trail ,taking every step as Lord's order and his work,worldly happiness and material benefits(gold etc) comes in abundance to you all by itself.

Mainak served Hanuman and hence got his grace , in return he also got grace of Indra who let him stay in the ocean with wings intact. Tose who have Hanuman's grace ,they automatically get other dieties' grace too.

Without wasting time over Mainak,Hanuman went ahead on his mission.Those on a spiritual path to attain glory and Lord's blessings ,one should stop dwelling on gold and other wealth.

Hanuman never tires or exhausts , here he was on a short mission.Everyday in every living being he is present to facilitate breathing, others have atleast some rest in sleep ,but even in sleep Lord vayu keeps working for the soul , else none would get up from sleep. Thus from birth till death Lord Hanuman protects all living beings ,hence he is Jeevottama.


Saturday, November 29, 2008


Mainak Parvat rose from the bottom of the ocean to accord rest to Hanuman.  Mainak was brother in law of Shiva , was protected by lord Vayu from Vajrayudha of Indra .To repay his gratitude towards vayu he rose from ocean bed.

Mainak parvat had wings. Earlier all the mountains had wings .They out of pride ,started flying in the air and settling down at their will. This caused inconvenience to the people at large. Hence Indra cut the wings of all the mountains. But Mainak,the golden parvat ,100 yojana in width,took shelter of vayu and then consequently was saved and allowed to stay in lavan samudra.

Sagar brothers are responsible for the ocean to have ceded into the earth. thus they are called Sagar.Sagar were Suryavanshi Kings .Rama was also from the same lineage , to pay respect to the Ramdoot , Sagar ordered Mainak to rise to the occasion.

Good people always think of repaying a favour however small it may be.Mainak illustrates that. But Hanuman was not tired to take any rest. This indicates how strong Hanuman was. On a mission for the Lord, taking rest ,even when it is not warranted, is akin to wasting time and lethargy. Hanuman hence did not like to rest being a perfect servant.However to please Mainak he touched it and then flew off.


the fact that Mainak was 100yojana , 800 miles ,shows Lanka is not the srilanka we often mistake, Lanka is far away beyond malayachal ,behind trikut parvat. Srilanka is simhala dweep according to Varaha purana.

Friday, November 28, 2008


Valmiki ramayana sundarkand is of 68 chapters.But SrimadanandTirtha Sundarkand Nirnay is just 50 shlokas.The importance of this nirnay becomes all the more evident ,because Acharya is avatar of Hanuman himself.  Hence this is hanumadkrut Sundarkand.

Hanuman prays Lord Rama and increases his body dimension and pressing Mahendra parvat hard flies into the air towards lanka across the ocean.This teaches us important lesson of remebering God in the beginning of every action.

Ram is complete in vitality,strength,knowledge,viragya,aishwarya,yashas Hanuman merely does this work of seeking Sita only as a service to Ram and not as a favour because Ram himself is infinitely capable with above mentioned 6 qualities.of them strength ,vitality and wealth are of most importance when entering enemy territory of dangerous rakshasas . Hanuman has them in abundance by the grace of ShriRam .


Thursday, November 27, 2008


In mahabharath ,udyog parva is the essence, similarly in Ramayana,sundarkanda is the essence.

  • In udyog parva,to get back the RajyaLakshmi of Pandavas shri Krishna sets towards Hastinapur
  • In Ramayana ,to get back Shri Lakshmi Of Rama , Hanuman sets on for Lanka.
  • Suyodhan tries to bind Shri Krishna ,Ravan tries to Bind hanuman.
  • SriKrishna , speaks high of pandavas, hanuman speaks high of Rama.
  • Not heeding to advice suyodhana perishes, Not heeding to advice Ravan perishes.
  • Vidura sides with Krishna leaving Suyodhana  , Vibheeshana leaves Ravan and joins hanuman(Both names start with Vi,emphasising absence of vikaara)
  • Krishna shows Vishvaroopa, hanuman sets on fire entire Lanka


Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Chathurthaj: panchamgo drushtva tu prathamatmajam|          triteeyam tatra nikshipya dwitiyam tvatarata punaha||

  1. There are five elements Prithvi,Jala,Agni,Vayu,Akash panchabhutas.
  2. Chaturtaj =the son of the fourth (vayu) ie Hanuman
  3. panchamaga=flew in the fifth (akash)
  4. prathamatmaj=daughter of the first(prithvi) SeetaDevi
  5. drushtva tu= having seen her
  6. triteeyam= third(agni)Fire was 
  7. tatra=on Lanka nikshipya =set punah = then
  8. dwiteeyam=second(jala)sagar
  9. atarat tu= was crossed back to Rama
  10. This summarises Sundarkanda as to how Hanuman played controlled the panchabhutas in his mission of Lord Rama.

Monday, November 24, 2008


Sundarkand is the tale of heroics of Shri Hanuman .

  • Jumping across the ocean,
  • rising of Mainak mountain,
  • Surasa episode,
  • Simhika slaughter,
  • Defeat of Lankini,
  • Entering Lanka
  • Seeing Seetaakruti in Ashok vana
  • offering the ring of Shri Rama
  • Accepting Chudamani of Seeta
  • Uprooting trees in Ashok vatika
  • Destroying Ravana's 1/3rd army
  • Slaying  Akshkumar
  • Indrajit uses Bramhastra
  • Hanuman warning Ravan in his court
  • Setting Lanka on fire
  • Uprooting Madhuvan of Sugreeva
  • Presenting Chudamani to Shri Ram

Every incident is beautiful(Sundar) ,Hanuman is also sunda (complete with 32 lakshana) ,His heroics are sundar,The whole surrounding (Lanka) was sundar, Ram is absolutely sundar (without a second to HIM),Sitadevi is Lokottar sundari, The presentation of the episode is also Sundar in Ramayana . Hence everything being Sundar ,this is SundarKanda (aptly named).



A gyani is neither worried of papa nor desirous of punya. When dharma as prescribed in shastra is carried out ,punya is accrued. This punya ensures swarga. After the death , one enters swarga,he enjoys in the swarga,sometimes one feels jealous at others enjoyments in swarga too. When you have exhausted 2/3rds of your punya,you are mercilessly kicked out of the swarga. From there you fall onto chandraloka,whereby you spun into akasha into the clouds . From clouds you fall alongwith the rain onto the earth in the fields , you are reborn as the grains in the field ,which finds its place in a store ,where someone purchases to have a meal. It enters the human and in 48 days converts as his semen . From there it enters female to form an egg and then you take birth again in a good family.#

Thus for a gyani even swarga is not desirable as it is not permanent.For a sin gives naraka ,whereby after lamenting in hell ,the souls are thrown in a waste taking forms of insects and other animals , which are slaughtered and then finds the semen of an indivdual who eats them.

There is no pride in doing punya or no despise in papa for a gyani , as boh are under the control of God. When one does all the action as hari pooja , papa or punya , it leads to Moksha.

we shall elaborate these in next posts.


Saturday, November 22, 2008

Nitya Naimittik kamya karma

Those actions which are prescribed as duties in the smritis are known as Nitya Karmas .Non adherence  to the Nitya Karma results in sin . Daily bath,pooja,ekadashi ,krishnashtami are all nitya karmas.

Karmas ordained for special occasions are Naimiitika karma. Pitra paksha shraddha, Magha snana,Kartika snana,grahana  etc are all naimittika karma .These has to be done on a particular occasion at a particular time due to some nimitta . Non performance of these do not attract sin, but if done gives merit.

All karmas done with some desire in the heart ,or to achieve some selfish purpose are known as Kamya karma. These if done improperly results in failure of the desirable , and otherwise assures success. Merits and sins are outcome of the type of desire made. Going on pilgrimage, undertaking parak,kriccha ,chandrayan etc are all kamya vratas.

In all types of karma  Vishnu alone should be worshipped. Vishnu alone is capable of giving fruits, others give under his permission and not independently.

Sarva deva Namaskaro Keshavam pratigachchati


Thursday, November 20, 2008

NaAham Kartha Hari: Kartha

  • Hari is only independent , rest all souls /jeeva are dependent on God .
  • Had jeeva been independent , we all would have built a happy future ourselves. But this is not to be seen anywhere .
  • Everywhere there is wanting and desires unfulfilled , and longing for some kind or the other among the souls.
  • We cannot get our desires fulfilled independently , some force always obstructs us , we feel helpless in getting things as planned.
  • All this points to the fact that we are incomplete and dependent.
  • Finally after a prolonged grind in the life(samsara) We feel everything around us was predestined , and someone else is actually driving my cart named life.
  • This driver (sarathi is Lord Krishna).
  • Jeeva is pratibimba (reflection) of the Paramatma.
  • In a mirror , reflections replay the action as carried out by the \bimba .Standing before a mirror , your reflections do not make movements all by itself. \it moves as you move.
  • Similarly God is present in all jeevas as \bimba and as he acts so does \jeeva.
  • Primarily Bimba acts and subsequently reflections(jeeva) act.
  • He makes us happy and unhappy
  • He is the real doer ,he is the cause ,he is the action, and he himself is the enjoyer of the fruit .(Karanam Karnam \Karta vikarta -------Vishnu sahsranam)

Let me elaborate the last point.

  • Jeeva is different from the body.
  • Paramatma is also different from the body.
  • Jeeva dwells in the  body in the heart at the feet of mukhyaprana , who is himself at the feet of Lord Narsimha (bimbamurthy).
  • Whole body has the presence of various tattva devatas like, eyes are controlled by sun ,mind by rudra ,buddhi by Uma,ears by ganesh,etc. We can see only by the grace of Aditya (God as present in Mukhyaprana in Sun).
  • If he chooses to show, we see , else we cannot see even if we have two eyes. Thus all our actions are governed by God as Present in tattva devatas.
  • The proof of the above sentence is a paralytic man though he has all the limbs intact he cannot move it on his will , because tattva devatas have refused to cooperate.
  • To move a simple thumb , a jeeva requires assistance of 18000 dieities.
  • Jeeva merely wishes for an action, it is actually carried out by tattva devatas and karmaja devatas.
  • Because these actions are carried out by Devatas( God as present in Devatas) , instantaneously , Jeeva out of ahankara feels he has done the karma.
  • He attributes the ownership of karma to himself ."Aham karta"
  • So the karma attaches to him (karmalepa) ,and he takes births and deaths to reap fruits of the action.
  • Tattva devatas act only according to the Karma ( prarabdha) of the jeeva (without raga dwesha).
  • Jeeva is inspired by his past karma ( and knowledge) and his desires ignite.
  • All actions vis a vis karma and desire are carried out by mukhyaprana .
  • Almost all the jeevas base their actions on some kind of desire for fruits of the action.
  • When jeeva acts without desire for fruits , but with the realization that it is God as present in tatva devatas in his body ,He becomes (nirlipta) with the fruits of Karma.
  • This nishkama Karma gives rise to Yathartha Gyana.
  • Finally such repeated nishkaam karma with full realization of Naham kartha Hari: Kartha  leads to aparoksha gyana.

But on the Whole It is only the Narayana who does all the action for the benefit of Jeeva , being inside and outside jeeva (body,and bramhanda) and gives him immense bliss as MOKSHA.

So what does the jeeva do ? if he is not the doer then why is he made to suffer the consequences of karma ? Finally does jeeva do anything apart from being mere spectator?

All this in the next post JeevKartrutva Vichara.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008


  • Naivaidya can be offered in three ways to the Lord.
  • one by offering directly before the idol , on  a mandala , sprinkling with gayatri and prana mantras.
  • secondly by offering a sumptous meal to Bramhins, athithi, and other dependents.
  • Thirdly by offering in a  fire of yagnya.
  • In the first case Lord accepts by casting his glance (through eyes)
  • In the second case through the mouth of Bramhins
  • thirdly though the flames ( Fire is thus known as Devmukha ,hutashan ,havyavahana etc)
  • One who Offers Naivaidya to Lord in all its forms attains agni loka and eventually moksha.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tatva Srushti

Vasudev   is creator , sankarshana is destroyer , Pradyumna maintains ,Aniruddha holds the entire universe.

Narayana is accompanied by Lakshmi, vasudev-maya ,sankarshana-jaya,pradyumna-kriti, and aniruddha is paired with shanti.

  1. Vasudev X Maya  give birth to Virinchi ,Purusha
  2. Sankarshana X jaya give birth to Sutra vayu
  3. Pradyumna X Kriti give birth to pradhan & shraddha
  4. Aniruddha X shanti  ------------- taijasa ,vaikarika,tamas tattva
  5. taijas rudra  -----------------------pancha bhuta , tanmatra ,
  6. vaikarika rudra --------------------Manas,indriyasri
  7. sri, bhu ,durga --------------------vishnu -bramha-rudra;

this is bahirbramhanda srushti.


Monday, November 17, 2008


Gayatri is mother of vedas.............. Mahanarayanopanishat|

Gayatri purifies dwija, offers longevity,strength,wealth and fame to the upasaka ........................................Atharvaveda|

just as nectar is the essence of flowers,butter is the essence of milk,water is essence of all rasas, so is gayatri the essence of vedas.......................................Vyas|

10000 gayatri japa completely cleanses the body ..............................................................Atri Samhita|

Gayatri japa upasana leads  to surya loka and then to Moksha..................................................PadmaPurana|

The meaning of gayatri is Bramhasutra, its nirnaya is Mahabharath,its essence is vedas............................................matsya purana|

Gayatri japa obsolves of all sins .......................Bhavishya Purana|

yudhisthir ,gayatri japa gives relief from all pain...Mahabharath|


Sunday, November 16, 2008


Om has three syllables ,A /U /M its elaboration is Vyahruti.Vyahruti elaborates into Ashtakshara .Ashtakshara further interprets to Gayatri. Gayatri gives rise to Purushsuktha. From Purushsuktha emanates entire Vedas.

Purushsuktha is very special in vedic literature as it appears in all the rig,yajus,sama and atharva . Bramha prays Narayana  to take Krishnavatara with Purushsuktha. Bhagavata mentions Narayana avatara of Purusha as the first incarnation. There are three Purusha incarnation:

  1. one who has created Mahatatwa
  2. one inside the Bramhanda
  3. one that resides in all of us.

Purushsuktha is used for shodashopchara pooja of Vishnu. It explains the creation by God. Purushsktha is excellent for

  1. japa
  2. prayashchitta
  3. Vishnu aradhana ( daily prayers)
  4. Moksha (salvation)
  5. Jagat vashikarana ( to attract one and all)
  6. Agni upasthana ( to kindle fire for yagnya)
  7. Suputraprapti (obtaining progeny)
  8. sarvabhistasiddhi (fulfillment of desires)
  9. Dehaarogya( health)
  10. Akaal mrutyu nivaran ( to get rid of premature death)


Saturday, November 8, 2008

Raga Dwesha

People have raga dwesha (hate and obsession) on every issues. it is this raga dwesha that leads to samsaara again and again . If you are obsessed with something , you yearn for it, you struggle hard to gain it, no struggle goes in vain . So you come back to gain the fruits of your obsession. Similarly when you hate something, you nurture dislike and revenge on it. You struggle to achieve revenge, hence you come back to revenge ,avenge and dislike. thus raga and dwesha are single most important factors governing cause and effect. If one gets rid of this raga and dwesha , one attains state of vairagya.


Friday, November 7, 2008


Many a learned people after intense study suddenly lose their interest in philosophy, ask them any question they would be in a position to answer, yet they will not have drive to put it in practice. The ususal excuse will ,now i know everything ,so what's next. Next is sadhana. A vidya when obtained , should be attained perfection ie siddhi, with siddhi comes application , with application comes sakshatkar.

The more you know more will be your sadhana. it is strange to observe that a most gyani attains Moksha late , and lesser souls attain Moksha fatser . because lesser souls have less sadhana, higher souls have greater sadhana . Many struggle to even get the knowledge , so sadhana starts after many kalpas. But Vayu Deva knows everything from srujya avastha itself yet he has sadhana of 100 kalpas. What he does in his 100 kalpa sadhana is nothing new to learn but shastras says ,rujus are 'anubhav rahita's ' and thus they do sadhana. Their linga dehas are like that of burnt shirt. where it does not affect them , simple shake is enough to get rid of samsara. Hence they are always happy , among parashuklatraya.


Thursday, November 6, 2008


Guru is the one who shows us the way to God. Guru must be full of enthusiasm to teach to a worthy student. He should not postpone a learning session , he should not divert an issue out of ignorance. He should not feign ignorance on critical topics.  He should not delay the answer to inquisitive question.

When both guru and God approach ,it is better to salute guru first , since if God is angry on us Guru can bring him back for us. But if guru is angry , even God does not help.

There are twelve gurus, Laxmi Narayana, Bramha Saraswati,Vayu Bharathi, Vedvyasa , Srimadanandathirtha, Moolaguru,devguru,adiguru,paramguru,atmaguru,Mata,Pita,swaguru.

others are vidyagurus who happen to teach us on certain occassions like school. All of these are important and respectful. A propitiation to all these before start of any new learning  definitely gives success.


Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Vairagya is a state of mind where mind detaches itself with the actions of indriyas. What is detachment? is relinquishing of sense objects detachment? No.

Senses organs, sense objects have natural tendency to attract each other. senses flow towards sense objects. eyes wander to see things around. ears listen to sounds,tongue ravishes good taste etc. But however these cannot be stopped from their natural activities. Senses act with the activation of the gnyanendriyas  to consume shabd,sparsh,roop,gandha,rasa. Mind undergoes deformation (vikaar)due to these actions. Due to vikaar we form "vasana ",ahankar etc.this leads to repeated samsaar. Vikaar also distorts gnyana ,giving rise to mithya gyana .  vikaar makes senses to repeatedly go after sense objects and diverts manas from knowledge. This vikaar can be nullified only through vairagya. This must be practised everyday. Adhyayan and abhyasa are the only means to increase vairagya . Vairagya cannot be achieved by abandoning senses. or controlling senses by brute force. Such an act will lead to hypocrisy . Hypocricy of abandoning externally the sense activities and keeping sensual enjoyments at full throttle at mental level. This is kapat vairagya. When one realises that all his activities are controlled by Lord and his will , when one completely understand that he is dependent only then vairagya is achieved.


Tuesday, November 4, 2008


God is embodiment of only auspicious qualities. His body is made of joy and knowledge (gnyanandmaya deha). When someone hates him ,he begets unhappiness.[you hate happiness so,you must be unhappy]. There are nine types hate that a soul undertakes

  1. thinking unity among god and soul
  2. thinking God as incomplete and with defects (like helplessness)
  3. thinking God as nirguna
  4. thinking about self as eqal and greater than God
  5. Thinking about avatar as having human bodies
  6. doubting on avataras about their truth.
  7. thinking avataras as different from God vishnu
  8. hating vedas (not accepting them)
  9. hating vishnu bhaktas

any bhakti mixed with these above feelings does not bring results.When such hate is absent completely , it is called Amalabhakti. Devatas have by nature amala bhakti. Amalabhakti leads to aparoksha gyana.


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Your Questions My Answers

All the questions ,inquisitive queries can be posted here . Answers to these will only be as per the dictum laid down in the shastras. Our philosophy does not give importance to a thinking or conclusions of an individuals or humans. Every thing should be backed by Vedas and smritis. I would answer to the best of my capacity, intelliegent and learned should only take the best leave out the defects as a mercy.



Narayana has kaustubha mani dangling on his chest. He also holds sudarshana chakra,abja padma,koumodki gada and shankha.This shankha gives all kinds of prsoperity .It fortifies all gains of knowledge. When Dhruva opened his eyes after long penace . he was surprised to see the same person(the one he was meditating)  before him . He being a child, felt short of words to praise lord. Understanding his feelings , God tousched his shankha to his cheeks . This made him a scholar to praise Keshava.shankha is sridevi ,Kaustubha  is Bramha ,Chakra is Durga, Padma is Bhudevi, gada is Vayu dev, SSharanga is Saraswati . All Gods' ornaments are manifestation of Laxmi.She personally looks after Him even if she has many servants.Thus Laxmi is most dear to Krishna.


Thursday, October 30, 2008


Narayana has a mole on his chest on the right side ,this is known as Srivatsa chinha. This is Laxmi Devi on his chest sitting as close to his heart. Laxmi Devi does not leave her Husband even for a second. She is in complete embrace to HIM forever. Hence these two are nityaaviyogi. They share two qualities which are equal that is equality in space and time. Desha kala samavyapti.  Thus  Narayana is called SRIDHAR because he is in tight embrace to His wife. His wife is called AMBHRANI because she never ever is separated from her. Meditating on the Lord thus as sridhar gives immense marital bliss. Girls get married to their beloved.This meditation on AMbhrani-Sridhar gives quick marriages to the eligible. Srivatsa vaksha(vaksha =chest).


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Narayana and His Avataras are one and same!

There is no difference between Rama , Krishna and Parshurama and other incarnation of the Narayana. All of them have same capacity and qualities as moolaroopa. There is no difference between Narayana and his avayavas(attributes/limbs). There is no organic difference in God and body. His nail is as powerful as his arms. Both can exhibit similar qualities equivalent to moolarupa. Krishna though is krishna keshi(shakti) of Narayana it is still Narayana roop only. All avataras are poorna as much as Narayana.Thinking Rama krishna,Parshurama,other avataras as different leads to Hell . Thinking avataras as full and some incomplete also leads to hell. Thinking defects in God leads to hell. Thinking about incapacity in God leads to hell. Imagining limitation in God leads to hell. Mentioning qualities of arrogance, partiality,anger,sorrow in God leads to complete hell. Men should refrain from all these acts to gain grace of the GOD.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Bhagavan means one who has six qualities of Srishti Stithi Laya Niyaman, Bandha Moksha.Srishti to create,stithi,to protect,laya,to destroy,niyaman,to maintain,Bandha,to bind people in samsara.Moksha to give salvation. These exists only in Krishna.We all take birth and die. Both of which are caused by God. God also kills demons,what is the difference in these two killings. He kills us as kala (the time) and He kills demon physically. So what is the purpose of killing demons and what benefit does it give to society?

God kills demon but this killing sends demons to nityanarak from where they dont return. our killing on account of age  grinds us back into samsara. Nobody can be happy on this earth. It is full of miseries of death,separation,old age and diseases. Nothing here is permanent.Everything has to end. Everyone wants permanent happiness. This permanency is what known as Moksha. Moksha is grace of  Mukunda.


Monday, October 27, 2008

Krishna and 16108 wives

God has only auspicious qualities. So if Rama exhibited quality of Ekpatnivrata so was this quality absent inKrishna .No. Then how did Krishna have 16108 wives , and how despite that He is still having same qualities as Rama.

God is swarata ie he does not require  anyone help or assistance to enjoy. HE is both male and female .His female form is Narayani. which is always present in Laxmidevi. HE enjoys his own NArayani rupa and gives enjoyment to Laxmi devi as well . Laxmi is dependant on him for her joys. Hence to reiterate this Narayana Procreates Bramha from his Navel not from Laxmi .

Also God touches only those females who have vishesha Laxmi Sannidhi else not. There 16100 Agniputra(son of Agni) who once wished to be extreme close company of God. They took very severe penace God asked them to be born as women so that they can embrace him and it would look proper too. Hence these 16100 rishis took birth as girls and married Krishna. They all had vishesha Laxmi sannidhi.

Hence Krishna always accompanied Laxmi only.Hence there is no difference in qualities between Ram and Krihsna.


Friday, October 24, 2008

Flowers most dear to God

Ahimsa prathamam pushpam :- Flower named Nonviolence

pushpamindriyanigraha             :- flower namely control of senses

sarvabhutadaya pushpam          :-flower of treating all as thyself

satyampushpam visheshtah       :-Flower of truth

gnyananthi pushpam                      :- flower of peace

tapah pushpam                                  :-flower of penace

Kriya pushpam                                   :-flower of forgiveness

Dhyanameastamam pushpam       :-flower of meditation ,the eigth

vishnupriyakarah Bhavet                :-these when offered to God  becomes highest pooja according to Vedas to get Vishnu's grace .

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Ana means to work,Prana means ,one who continuously works.The chief amoung such is Known as Mukhyaprana.Vayu is Mukhyaprana.Mukhyaprana inspires the sould according to his prarabdha to complete his sadhana. All the actions of the human are primarily carried out by Mukhyaparana. The other vayus are parana apana vyana,udana,samana.They are all other roopas of Mukhyaprana.God regulates everyone. He should be meditated as present in Mukhyaprana.those who are devotees of \hanuman(mukhyaprana) only those gain grace of Lord Krishna. Vali had dumped hanuman and befriended Ravan , Sugreeva took shelter of Hanuman, Ram sided with Sugreeva and did not even show his face to Vali and killed him from behind. Had he befronted Vali ,there were chances that vali would have repented his acts and fell on feet of Rama as it was natural of Vali. But Ram chose not to give him this chance ,since he had ignored hanuman. Instead finished him . In the next life realising his mistake Vali took birth as Arjun , this time he sided with Bheema(Mukhyaprana) , Sugreeva was born as Karna against Bheema. Karna though brilliant lost all his charm at the critical moment. Krishna never allowed him to prosper before Arjuna.
God only graces those who are devotees of Mukhyaprana and ignores others even if they pray him madly. So never pray God alone ,instead pray God as present in MukhyaPrana to recieve his blessings.


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Shistarakshana ,Dushtashikshana

Shri Rama avatar and Krishnavatara are the only avatar where Lord has enacted an entire Life .In these two incarnations Lord protected  his devotees and destroyed evil as well.In all other incarnations he has  either saved his subjects or destroyed his enemies. Lord Rama saved the rishis from the troubles of rakshasas , purified Ahalya,blessed shabari,helped Sugreeva,Gave shelter to Vibheeshana,established RamRajya ,where no one was unhappy,children never died prematurely, wife and husband died simultaneously, women never faced widowhood, men never missed their wives. Everyone was engaged in just occupations. crop grew eight times a year.People used only gold utensils,and ate sumptuous meals.Rama killed tadaki ,subahu,khara dushana,many other Rakshasas . Finally He killed Ravana who had become menace to the world.

whats so special about God killing Demons, as God is the great time, we all are  consumed by this time as we age and eventually die. we also die , God kills us as Time . And we lose our bodies, so does evil , what is the great difference.(it would be foolish to assume our death takes place without God's wish) .

we will answer this in the next post........


Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Vishnu is very kind towards his devotees. Atyantdayalu. He forgives all the sins of the devotee and helps him reach moksha. Purana are full of incidents which reaffirm his quality of forgivingness. Bhagavata shows :

  1. even though Prahalada was  a Rakshasa  , a race known for misdeeds,terror,and antiGod activities, Yet Lord mercifully bestowed him with boons and immense grace.
  2. Dhruva was  a small boy of five years ,ventures into jungle , should have been consumed by lions or wild animals but Lord Vasudeva full of mercy protects him , accepts his prayers and grants him stardom and immense fortune. All he wanted was to sit on the lap of his father , God made him sit on the lap of universe as pole star for eternity.
  3. Draupadi went against her husband in coming to sabha of kauravas , yet Krishna showed mercy on her ,saved her from insult ,granting her yards of saree as protection .
  4. With all his mercy Lord Rama brought Ahalya back to human form from a stone and united her with her husband Gautam.Rama made Gautam love his wife even more than before , at the request of Indra.
  5. Dhrstadhyumna Killed his Guru ,a Bramhin Dronacharya , yet attained heaven by the grace of Krishna.
  6. Dhritarashtra ( His position was critical , His father was Lord Vedavyasa God himself, and son was the evil satan kali,-It was God's mercy that he was blind else it would have been difficult to cope with his position.) for all his sidings with Suyodhana , the most evil , yet attained heaven.
  7. Ajamidha , a bramhin leads life full of sins , what a mercy even He attained Moksha by the grace of God

oh lord it seems you are tolerant of all these , then why make an exception of me , Please oh Bhaktavatsala, pardon all my sins done uptill now, and protect me through sins to be done in future . Kindly take care of me as a Father would do to his Child , like how you took care of Dhritrashtra ,let me not be any exception irrespective of my actions.

||nanena madedano, rangayaranga  nee enna kayabeko.||


Monday, October 20, 2008

Nirguna Bramha

Bramha is Vishnu , infact all names like rudra , indra,vayu ,surya etc primarily means Vishnu and secondarily these beings. Vishnu is the greatest .No one was ever equal or greater than HIm in the past , present and in future. Vishnu is like the eight taste . world knows only six tastes ,sweet sour, sorrow,bitter,salty,chillly,astringent. there is no seventh taste but God is eighth taste , unimaginable beyond comprehension . He is full of auspicious qualities.Gunapoorna.

Then why do vedas say He is nirguna, Is nirguna means qualityless. If we accept this meaning then Vishnu becomes on with no form shape and size,no happiness ,sorrow,because all these are gunas, and he is nirguna. But other parts of veda say he is sahasra shirsa ,( infinite heads, body,eyes,etc) He is narayana( suporter of all) , and all these are qualities. How can vedas say two opposite things both of which can be correct?

To address this issue , we look into the word Nirguna. Guna means anything that is comprised of satva rajas tamas(triguna =prakriti).God is different from prakriti , He is not made up of  elements from Prakriti. Hence he is Aprakruta ( He does not have gunas of prakriti like satva rajas tamas ) thus he is Nirguna -one without gunas of prakriti. - Trigunaateeta (Aprakruta means Nirguna -that which is not found in nature)

Lord in Tirupati is also Aprakruta ad hence it is wrong to meditate Lord Balaji  at Tirupathi as shila (stone idol/murthy) He is standing in Aprakruta Nirguna form.


Sunday, October 19, 2008

Bhakti of Prahalad

Prahalad was a devotee of Vishnu. He is Bhaktouttama.His bhakti was exemplary because it did not seek any favours from God. Prahalad was born to Hiranyakashyap , a  rakshas . Yet his son was a great devotee . Rakshasa become as adult as 18 years of age ,as soon as they take birth. No childhood for them relieving their mothers from nursing them( a quality not found in Rakshas women).When lord appeared from a pillar and killed Hiranyakashyap , It was a highly fearsome scene enacted by Lord Narsimha, every being celestial and others were afraid of approaching this half lion and half human form of God ,highly ferocious and roaring with anger. so Bramha asked Prahlada to approach the lord and ask him to glance on others present.As prahlad approached Lord Narsimha licking him alike a usual lion , asked Prahlad to ask for a boon.Prahalad refuses to ask one. Lord insists , prahalad again refuses to ask any boons, God says all pray me to attain the Moksha , i shall grant you Moksha. Prahalad says "oh Lord there are many a soul who do not even Know how to reach you , I need to educate them , so I don't need Moksha now, as that would be selfish of me. Lord says " oh Prahalad , let there be Moksha to you undoubtedly and let there be moksha to all those whom you bring along". Prahalad says " oh lord difficult is in this world to reach you , facing many difficulties and distractions, yet studying the shastras to reach you. I shall brig my followers in a unique manner without difficulties and escaping the grind of samsara ( and its tapatraya) , please be kind enough accept this" Lord affirms " you can devise your own simplistic ways i shall oblige, but this is all for others , i want to give you something why dont' you ask a boon for yourself". Prahalad replies," this whole world is under your control. vene I am under your control, Externally you are urging me for a boon, internally you refusing one, such anamalous behaviour only you can enact and none-else ,since you insist I shall ask you thus ' You have killed my Father ,let him earn a place in your heart. Hence forth none in my lineage be killed by you. You can tolerate all the sins of a human but not a insult to Bramhins, hence let my progeny never involve in insult of Bramhins. let all the merits of my good deeds be enjoyed by my followers and let every enjoyments lead to your divine knowledge and finally when I come along with these in whatever no and form , please accept them fit for Moksha".

Even in this boon Prahalad has thought all others and not himself. His bhakti was pure and unselfish , all we need to do is ask this great souls' blessings , so he can lead us to MOKSHA.

" Oh Shri Prahalad , consider me as a child , when a child cries , one gives a sweet condiment(chocolate) to quiten him and then tech him good things, like wise with little boons showered on me please teach me about the Lord , I like a child , would like to catch hold of your little finger , please lead me to your place , Place of Shri Narsimha." (MOKSHA)


Friday, October 17, 2008

Gyan Bhakti Vairagya-4

Bhakti should be uninterrupted ,like a flow of oil (tayildhara) ;oil flows without breaks and cuts into a jar via the funnel. Bhakti is something concerned with mind. Mind in english does not completely describe the manas of sanskrit. Manas is present at four places in the body.

  1. In the brain
  2. in the neck
  3. in the heart
  4. in the navel

Again mind has four types

  • smara
  • buddhi
  • chitta
  • ahankara

chitta  grasps the objects of desire into our minds. chitta has to be still to grasp correctly the objects. Like a water in the pond ,if it is still you can see your reflection , else it is distorted.colored water gives colored image. So also disturbed chitta gives bhrama, colored with prejudice it gives distorted perception. (chittonmada).

if chitta is ok,object percieved is analysed by the buddhi , the reason.Analysis is w.r.t memory Smara, it recalls smara, if it had any such earlier experience. Smara records varies from recent to past to past janmas/births  too. if smara okays budhhi ,then his experience is registered as "I did, I felt  "etc in Ahankara.

when all these elements act in resonance with affection towards Lord it is bhakti. When there is uninterrupted perception about Lords presence it is amala bhakti. Rudradev is the chief devata for Manas ,hence his grace is supremely required for Bhakti towards Krishna.

Manasu karanavalla  papa punyakkella |

Analaksheya (shiva )ninna prerane illade|| ........Vijayadasara


note: Anala means fire ,aksha means eye , Shiva is the one with three eyes , sun ,moon and fire in the forehead. Eyes of fire. Shiva also Rudra

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Gyan Bhakti Vairagya-3

Bhakti is deep affection towards Lord with a  sense of respect towards  His superiority .Sneha with gaurav  is Bhakti. Bhakti also gives rise to surrender. What is surrender , it means complete knowledge of the fact that Lord Krishna is supreme ,we all are completely dependent upon Him.Our actions are on account of his inspiration and will. With this sense when we perform our duties , it augments bhakti.Duty as ordained by the God. Bhakti is different with different people/jeeva/soul. This difference is what determines the gradation of souls.

Bramha and vayu have superior bhakti than shiva.Shiva has higher  bhakti than Indra.Indra has more bhakti than Surya and so on.we humans have very ordinary bhakti on the Lord.

Since vayu has highest bhakti ,he is called jeevottam. He never ever goes against the wishes of Lord. others' have their bhakti intermittently cease ,in this period devotee goes against Lord and subsequently gets punished. example Vali is Indra. Sugreeva is Surya .so technically vali is greater bhakta than sugreeva. but as his bhakti is temporarily eclipsed , he sides with Ravana , and antagonizes Sugreeva , a bhakta. Lord Rama does not come before Vali , instead kills him without appearing before him. One who sides with Hanuman his bhakti will always be intact. one who goes against Hanuman , his bhakti may lapse. for such people Rama does not show himself.

Bhakti also means voicing your resent against those who are against Rama. Rama always bestows them with HIS grace : example ; jatayu, sugreeva,vibheeshana etc. another example is Vidura . He voiced his protest in cheeraharan , He shouted "Adharmam yesh vartate" and walks away . Krishna preferred to stay in his house though Born to Sudra , rather than  other elite Kshatriyas like Bheeshma etc, though they were equally good bhaktas ,but failed to voice against Adharma.

to be continued....................................


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Gyan bhakti vairagya- 2

Aproksha Gyana is seeing God everywhere in everything. Whatever a person does through mind(in thoughts) ,body(action) and in speech, is termed as karma. thos karma that has been already performed in previous births is sanchita karma. A boy of 14 years does a karma in a single day enough to have ten more births to exhaust it. And in every birth he does karma every day .hence everyone has a sanchita karma as huge as mountains. it is foolish to imagine that we would exhaust our karma and get rid of this birth and death cycle. Nor can we say i shall remain karmaless . No one can sit quite without thinking even for a moment , and that is karma.

The karma that we are doing now and in future births as a result of reaction to various circumstances in life is AGAMI karma.

That we are now enjoying or suffering in this birth is prarabdha karma.

Till we assume we are the doers of karma independently , we are responsible for our karma . we reap its good and bad.effects in many births. Once we realise that it GOD who is supreme and we do everything as per his inspiration. we get freed from the clutches of that Karma. This action gives rise to yathartha gyan, and detachment from karma.Such repeated actions leads to aproksha gyan . here sanchita and agami are reduced to zero.They stop bothering the soul.what remains is prarabdha only.This prarabdha , one has to undergo , you cannot escape from it even after attaining enlightenment(aproksha gyana).After this prarabdha is exhausted , one attains Moksha.

next blogs we shall see about bhakti vis a vis gyana..............


Monday, October 13, 2008

Gyana Bhakti Vairagya

Shravana manana Dhyana definitely increases Gyana.

Gyana is of many types viz

  1. Agyana
  2. Mishra gyana
  3. Mithya gyana
  4. Anyatha gyana
  5. Vipareeta gyana
  6. Yathartha gyana
  7. Vigyana
  8. Pragyan
  9. Paroksha gyana
  10. Aparokshagyana

    Let us understand each one by one

  • When you do not know about anything you have agyana . This state is main cause of fear in this world due to absence of gyana.
  • When you inquire about something you get to know something about it though not perfect, neither sure whether it is correct or not .mishra gyana leads to bhrama , delusion.
  • Inadvertently being conclusive while still being in the state of mishrita gyana is Mithya gyana. (believing in one that is not there)
  • When aquiring knowledge we have lots of doubts and due to some inabilities we accept this state of imperfection in the knowledge as the character of the very knowledge ,like accepting theory of probability , Is what anyatha gyana ( far from truth).(believing in otherwise , may be, may not be ,or perhaps something else )
  • Totally believing in exactly opposite(it is like saying a white looking thing is actually black) is vipareeth gyana .
  • Knowing things as it exists is yathartha gyana
  • Knowing the cause and effects of a yathartha gyana is vigyana
  • Finally when your vigyana is visble to you it is pragyan
  • Having pragyana about all the worldy knowledge is paroksha gyan
  • When your eyes turn inwards to see the God within you it is aproksha.

    Lets take example , you buy a tv in your house.

  • You don't know anything about it you have agyana about TV .
  • Tvwala says take this plug switch it on, you will get pictures to see,

    You do it but are unsucessful you have mishrita gyana , you think this all tv thing is foolishness .bhrama

  • Someone else says you need to have antenna or cable to view TV you do it as said take a cable connection. Wow its fulllength movie . Then your messiah says infact your cable wala is all and mighty with respect to TV . Only he can give you connection or he can mercilessly cutoff your viewing pleasure. So your TV actually works because of cablewala; Mithya gyana.
  • Your neighbour buys a dish TV he gets TV pleasure without cable guy; your reverence on cable guy diminishes , but you think anything is possible in this world .you don't have to depend on anybody. Anyathagyana
  • Someday you understand it is star zee sony who are actual entertainers not just equipment suppliers. But how does the programs actually come to your box. A wise man says its all magic , magic of science, there is a jin named science who can capture anything , convert it into air , transmit into air, enters your dish and converts back to your image on TV . Wow ,what a science , what a scientific explanation.Science is everything-No space for GOD in entertainment business. ( Vipareet gyan ), just pay money and enjoy, Movie Masti and Magic.

    Neighbour's envy owner's pride.Look at this invention , TV ,it is for all of us to see ,

    What we have got to to do with your shastra, can you show anything like this ,our sceintific bend of mind is supreme, throw away your traditional wisdom (vipareet -dogmatism) get modern and enjoy.

  • Now yathartha gyana Tv is just an instrument/gadget .A gadget need to have power , and some input source . Here it is images sound , media. These are all input source they can come either from antenna , dish,cable or any other means.

    Somebody has to transmit this input. Input gets transformed from one form to another. Natural elements like crystals , semiconductors ,other materials are used to get this transformation , after this it is carried(transmitted) from one place to other and is converted back to original image again with some transducers.(a natural element).

    Everything is happening due to this naturally available elements , not by any magic, and who has created these natural elements , who makes them exhibit these qualities.GOD . God does things in an organised manner . Anything that is organised is shastra science.

    Yathartha gyana.

  • Vigyana : when with the above gyana you study deeply as to how this images actually get transmitted , you have two views ;one assigning all the events to movement of electrons , electromagnetic waves in the air, theory of antenna , graphics ,chips in TV etc etc. again mithyavigyana
  • Vigyana says there are four crore hari rupa in a human body. They function variously to sustain various organs. Similarly there are many exclusive rupas unfolding from Vasudev, sankarshana pradyumna aniruddha rupa of narayana , alternating to convert one form into another and causing functions of various nature.

    God chooses to exhibit one particular type of conversion in one era and others in another era hence sceince changes from era to era. Like astras( bramhastra , agneyastra etc) are not effective in this era ,simply it is not operative ,sometimes doubting whether it existed.

    Similarly valves are not seen anymore .slowly semiconductors will be outdated ,bionics may take over , but what remains same is Lords' act in these materials, which he reveals from time to time. Call it great Tantra .

    Vigyana is about tantra behind the yantra.

  • when you actually see this all action happening ,you have pragnya.

    Lets take a \tv mechanic . Whence you have a problem , usually mechanic will check step by step and after long time declare what is wrong and may not be able to repair without any proper instruments.

    Pragyan man will give a look at the TV and say yeah here's the problem, he effortlessly puts it right . Genius .\ its always difficult to say how genius works.

    When you have pragyan about everything, Why talk only of TV , there is computer,

    Satellite, law, arts, cricket, medicine., commerce, dance,fight,music,list is endless…

    Can you master all this , well paroksha means that.

    When you have paroksha you still don't know the real. What is it, Soul has two curtains(acchadika) , one on itself, one between itself and GOD ) . When the first one is removed you are a parokshi , when the second one is removed you are aparokshgnyani. You see GOD everywhere in everything .

    To be continued ………….

Saturday, October 11, 2008

What is meditation?

Narsimha purana mentions meditation as dhyana (nidhidhyasana) : continuous flow of thought towards an object. Note the term flow of thought.

The popular conception is : meditation is onepointedness on a particular object(more often a scene ).The method usually prescribed is :

  • Calm your mind
  • Focus on your favorite object
  • Try to hold on to it.
  • Make use of props like symbol OM
  • Or some serene music
  • Or some preach think as to all negative energy flow out of your system like smoke
  • Many more such concepts which are not in sync with Purana.

    let us analyze these before arriving at correct meaning of meditation.

    Can our minds be calmed through effort ?

    According to upanishads :

    Mind is everwandering ,it is chanchal by nature. It keeps switching between thoughts sometimes without link.

    Consider a monkey , a restless creature. What if this monkey has drunk loads of becomes unstable , its actions are unpredictable.And if this monkey is bit by scorpion , it is going to jump from pillar to post without any control ,creating havoc in the neighborhood.

    Mind is like this monkey which has drunk the wine of ego(ahankara /mada) upon that it is bit by the scorpion of jealousy(asuya).it jumps from pillar to post to acquire the objects of its desire.(moha). This monkey called mind is additionally caught in greed(lobha).

    Is it really possible to bring such a monkey under control ?virtually impossible without the help of other agencies.If we say we can bring ourselves out of this mind delusion ,then this monkey should be able to calm himself without external help. This is unimaginable.

    So the first point itself seems dizzy (calm your mind /de-stress ).

    Focus, on what ? can u hold a static scene in my mind ? It is against the nature of mind.
    Hold on to it , what purpose is it going to solve ,well holding on to object of desire gives control over object of desire. But is that the goal of meditation.
    Make use of OM , does this calm the mind , definitely not. Music is a definite disturbance , moreover if I am restless over a issue in the office or my business , no props are going to calm my mind except solution to my issue.
    Drive out negative energy : in a happy frame of mind , especially when I am riding a horse named success, temporarily I feel I can control my mind and feel as though driving away unwanted thoughts. This is not meditation.
    So what is meditation.
    Ashtanga Yoga starts with

  • Yama : discipline like getting up early ,cleanliness

  • niyama : satya (speaking truth), asteya,(not stealing),tushti(being satisfied)
  • asana :posture padmasana , veerasana,sukhasana.
  • pratyahara : turning your mind away ,
  • pranayama: breathing techniques. Rechaka ,puraka, kumbhaka,
  • dharana :
  • dhyana
  • samadhi .

    The first five are preparatory towards the meditation. It helps in bringing the person to a state of mind to practise anything that he wants to? Whether he can sustain with his markata mind.!
    To sustain he should undertake Pranayama.
    Two types of pranayama. :keval and sagarbha,
    Kevala is without any mantra and sagarbha is with mantra like dasha pranava gayatri with bramhashirasa etc.
    Remembering Hari and vayu in kumbhaka is what the secret behind sustaining the concentration.This ignites narsimha jwala in the hrudaya that burns away all the sins.
    The hrudaya that we are talking about is one found in sushumna and not the heart organ.
    When the mind is pure , sense organs satisfied , chitta is still ,the mind can contemplate on the known issues. Known through sense organs . Nothing new can be contemplated of which we do not have knowledge. Hence to contemplate , we need knowledge about GOD. This is obtained by shravana , ie. Listening to the Guru.
    Guru teaches as various qualities of GOD. Student has to contemplate, manana
    Manana gives rise to doubts. Doubts have to be cleared by Guru.
    Once doubts are cleared ,the topic on which we have contemplated becomes steadfast,it cannot disappear from mind. When we repeatedly contemplate on this steadfast knowledge , we experience difficulty in holding on to this contemplation, this phase is known as Dharana.
    When this contemplation is continuous without break it is called Dhyana.

    When in dhyana if we are not able to hear external sounds then it is Samadhi.

    However in the astanga , each one is superior to the previous eg niyama is superior to yama , pranayama is superior to asana pratyahara. Dhyana is superior to pranayama etc.
    Dhyana can be done only on few qualities of God that we know of; but swadhyaya gives more knowledge of the God. Hence once should ever engage in the study of sashtras (swadhyaya) . It yields more punya than dhyana. Above all Adhyaapan , teaching the shastras , leads even more punya than swadhyaya, because it spreads the message of the GOD. Lord loves those more who speak about him.
    Thus Sage Mudgal says, "with two hands raised above shoulders , I declare that there is nothing in this world greater than Narayana(earlier now or in the future), knowing which nothing in this three worlds is impossible to achieve."

    " Alodya shastrani cha punah punaha ,nasti narayana samo devo ,

    na bhuto na bhavishyati Yetena satyavakyena sarvarthan sadhyamyaham"