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Monday, February 23, 2015

YOG

YOG 
Yog is Yuj, binding, joining, attaching. It helps one in directing and concentrating attention in the Almighty. It is union, communion with the Supreme. It disciplines the intellect, mind, emotions and the  will. It helps the soul  to look at life in all aspects evenly.
Purans have explained different dimensions of Yog in great details. Patanjali was one of the scholars who brought it to the masses. He composed Yog Sutr (-formulations), consisting of 185 terse aphorisms. 
It is permeated by the Supreme Universal Spirit (-Par Matma, God, the Almighty) of which the individual human spirit (-Jeevatma) is a fraction-component. It explores the way through which the Jeevatma units or communicates with the Parmatma, to attain renunciation, relinquishment, Liberation,  Moksh, Salvation.
One who follows the path of Yog is a Yogi.
Bhagwan Shri Krashn explains to Arjun the meaning of Yog as a deliverance from contact with pain and sorrow, in the sixth chapter of the Bhagwad Gita. When the mind, intellect and self (-Ahanenkar, अहँकार, घमण्ड ego, super ego, id, pride) are under control-freed-liberated from restless desires, to rest in the spirit within, one becomes a Yukt-in communion with God. A Yogi controls his mind, intellect and self, being absorbed in the spirit within him. When the restlessness of the mind, intellect and self is stilled through the practice of Yog, the Yogi by the grace of the Spirit-Supreme Soul-the Almighty, within himself finds fulfillment. He attain a stage where there is bliss-the joy eternal-Parmanand and no pain-sorrow-grief. This is beyond the pale of the senses which reason cannot grasp. He abides in this reality. He has found the treasure-the Ultimate-above all others. There is nothing higher than-beyond this. 
Yog is wisdom in work or skillful living amongest activities, harmony and moderation. Yog is neither for the one who gorges too much, nor for one who starves himself. It is neither for him who sleeps too much, nor for the one who stays awake. By moderation in eating and in resting, by regulation in working and by concordance in sleeping and waking, it destroys all pain and sorrow.
Yog is a state when the senses are stilled, mind is at rest, intellect stops wavering i.e., perfect control-harmony of the senses and mind.  One who attains this is free from delusion.[Kathopnishad]
Yog is Chitt Vratti Nirodh. [Patanjali Yog Sutr (1-2)] Controlling-suppression of the mood-tendencies-fluctuations-wavering of mind-intelligence, utilization of prudence, reigning pride-id-ego-super ego. 
It improves cardiovascular health, tones muscles, increases flexibility and invokes calmness. Yog is a meditative discipline that reduces anxiety while sharpening the mind.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

SHRI RAM HRADYAM STROTR श्रीराम ह्रदयम् स्त्रोत्र (SALVATION-MOKSH: ILLUSTRATION FROM RAMAYAN)

SHRI RAM HRADYAM STROTR श्रीराम ह्रदयम् स्त्रोत्र 
श्रीमहादेव उवाच
 ततो रामः स्वयं प्राह हनूमंत मुपस्थितम्।श्रृणु तत्त्वं प्रवक्ष्यामि ह्यात्मानात्मपरात्मनाम्॥1॥
श्री महादेव कहते हैं: तब श्री राम ने अपने पास खड़े हुए श्री हनुमान से स्वयं कहा, मैं तुम्हें आत्मा, अनात्मा और  परमात्मा का तत्त्व बताता हूँ, तुम ध्यान से सुनो। 
Bhagwan Shiv said:  Then Sri Ram himself addressed Sri Hanuman, who was standing nearby to understand the gist, theme, basics, roots of the soul and the Almighty-Supreme Soul.

आकाशस्य यथा भेद-स्त्रिविधो दृश्यते महान्।जलाशये महाकाशस्-तदवच्छिन्न एव हि॥2॥
विस्तृत आकाश के तीन भेद दिखाई देते हैं : एक महाकाश, दूसरा जलाशय में जलावच्छिन्न (जल से घिरा हुआ सा) आकाश। 
The vast space appears to be divided into three partitions: First, the great space itself; second, space appearing to be partitioned by pool water. 

प्रतिबिंबाख्यमपरं दृश्यते त्रिविधं नभः। बुद्ध्यवचिन्न चैतन्यमे-कं पूर्णमथापरम्॥3॥
और तीसरा (महाकाश का जल में) प्रतिबिम्बाकाश। उसी प्रकार चेतन भी तीन प्रकार का होता है: एक बुद्ध्यवच्छिन्न चेतन (बुद्धि से परिमित हुआ सा), दूसरा जो सर्वत्र परिपूर्ण है। 
And the third reflection (or image) of the great space in pool water. Similarly, Consciousness also appears to have three partitions: consciousness (appearing to be)surrounded by intelligence, the other all pervading consciousness.

आभासस्त्वपरं बिंबभूत-मेवं त्रिधा चितिः। साभासबुद्धेः कर्तृत्वम-विच्छिन्नेविकारिणि॥4॥
और तीसरा आभास चेतन जो बुद्धि में प्रतिबिंबित होता है। कर्तृत्व आभास चेतन के सहित बुद्धि में होता है अर्थात् आभास चेतन की प्रेरणा से ही बुद्धि सब कार्य करती है। 
And third is the consciousness which gets reflected in intelligence. This reflected consciousness along with intelligence has illusion of doing. Or due to this consciousness, intelligence is able to do all the work.

साक्षिण्यारोप्यते भ्रांत्या जीवत्वं च तथाऽबुधैः। आभासस्तु मृषाबुद्धिः अविद्याकार्यमुच्यते॥5॥
किन्तु भ्रान्ति के कारण अज्ञानी लोग साक्षीआत्मा में कर्तृत्व और जीवत्व का आरोप करते हैं अर्थात् उसे ही कर्ता और भोक्ता मान लेते हैं। आभास तो मिथ्या है और बुद्धि अविद्या का कार्य है। 
But due to ignorance, people ascribe this activity to witnessing Soul and assume it to be the doer and the user. This reflection is fake-false-mithya (non existent) and the intelligence is the by product of Avidya (nature or maya, falsehood).

अविच्छिन्नं तु तद् ब्रह्म विच्छेदस्तु विकल्पितः। विच्छिन्नस्य पूर्णेन एकत्वं प्रतिपाद्यते॥6॥
वह ब्रह्म विच्छेद रहित है और विकल्प (-भ्रम) से ही उसके विभाजन (-विच्छेद) माने जाते हैं। इस प्रकार विच्छिन्न (-आत्मा) और पूर्ण चेतन (-परमात्मा) के एकत्व का प्रतिपादन किया गया। 
That Consciousness is without any division and due to illusion only; these divisions appear to exist. This illustrates that the divided (-soul) and undivided consciousness (-supreme-soul) are to be the same.

तत्त्वमस्यादिवाक्यैश्‍च साभासस्याहमस्तथा। ऐक्यज्ञानं यदोत्पन्नं महावाक्येन चात्मनोः॥7॥
तत्त्वमसि (-तुम वह आत्मा हो) आदि वाक्यों द्वारा  अहम् रूपी आभास चेतन की आत्मा (-बुद्ध्यवच्छिन्न चेतन) के साथ एकता बताई जाती है। जब महावाक्य द्वारा एकत्व का ज्ञान उत्पन्न हो जाता है। 
Final statements-addresses like: You are that soul etc., establishes the unity between the reflected consciousness (-which we call I, my, me or myself) and surrounded consciousness. When Maha Vaky firmly Ultimate statement-address, demonstrates this unity.

तदाऽविद्या स्वकार्येश्चनश्यत्येव न संशयः।एतद्विज्ञाय मद्भावा-योपपद्यते॥8॥
तो अविद्या अपने कार्यों सहित नष्ट हो जाती है, इसमें संशय नहीं है। इसको जान कर मेरा भक्त, मेरे भाव (-स्वरुप) को प्राप्त हो जाता है। 
Then Avidya (-nature or maya-illusion, ignorance, imprudence) gets destroyed along with its manifestations (-which produce such illusions). One, who is devoted to the Almighty , when understands this assimilates in me i.e., attains Moksh, Liberation.

मद्भक्‍तिविमुखानां हि शास्त्रगर्तेषु मुह्यताम्। न ज्ञानं न च मोक्षः स्यात्तेषां जन्मशतैरपि॥9॥
मेरी भक्ति से विमुख जो लोग शास्त्र रूपी गड्ढे में मोहित हुए पड़े रहते हैं, उन्हें सौ जन्मों में भी न ज्ञान प्राप्त होता है और न मुक्ति ही। 
Those who are devoid of devotion to the Almighty  remain struck with the lust-ignorance of learning the scriptures, without understanding & adopting the gist-theme-elixir-nectar-basics which stresses over devotion, will not be able to become scholar even in hundreds of births, devoid of Salvation.

इदं रहस्यं ह्रदयं ममात्मनो मयैव साक्षात्-कथितं तवानघ।
मद्भक्तिहीनाय शठाय च त्वया दातव्यमैन्द्रादपि राज्यतोऽधिकम्॥10॥
हे निष्पाप हनुमान! यह रहस्य मेरी आत्मा का भी हृदय है और यह साक्षात् मेरे द्वारा ही तुम्हें सुनाया गया है। यदि तुम्हें इंद्र के राज्य से भी अधिक संपत्ति मिले तो भी मेरी भक्ति से रहित किसी दुष्ट को इसे मत सुनाना। 
O sinless Hanuman! this secret constitutes the center-heart of even my soul. This has been described to you directly by me. Even if someone offers you a kingdom more precious than that of Indr-Heavens, you should not tell it to him if he is devoid of my devotion or is wicked.

इति श्रीमदध्यात्मरामायण-बालकांडोक्तं श्रीरामह्रदयं संपूर्णम्।
इस प्रकार श्री अध्यात्म रामायण के बाल कांड में कहा गया श्रीराम हृदय संपूर्ण हुआ॥
This completes the Sri Ram Hradyam as mentioned in Bal Kand of Sri Adhyatm Ramayan.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

MAHA SATI ANSUYA अत्रि ऋषि पत्नी सती महा अनसूया


MAHA SATI ANSUYA अत्रि ऋषि पत्नी सती महा अनसूया
She is known for her chastity & Pati Vrt Dharm. She was married to Mahrishi Atri, one of the Sapt Rishis. She has been recognised as a virtuous woman. She worshiped her husband as a deity-incarnation of the God. She was faithfully devoted to him with her heart, mind and soul. She was a woman who could risk her life for the sake of her husband. She is a role model-idol for every woman.
She was the daughter of Mahrishi  Kardam and his wife Dev Huti. Kapil Muni an incarnation of Bhagwan Vishnu was her brother and teacher. She is extolled as Sati Ansuya. Ansuya is composed of An (-अन) a negative prefix and Asuya (-असूया) means jealousy. Thus her name literary means  as one who is free from jealousy or envy.
She served her husband with intense devotion. She observed intense-severe asceticism, meditation, penances, Tapas for a very long time in order to beget progeny comparable to the trinity of God: Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh-Shiv. This sever desire of her made it essential to verify & test if she was capable of bearing such children who were as capable as the Trinity. The trinity of deities Lakshmi, Parvati and Saraswati wished to find out if she was equally devoted to her husband as they were before granting boons.
The Trinity presented their self before her in the absence of Mahrishi Atri and asked for alms and food. She was an ascetic with the power to see all that happening around. When they asked her to give food without wearing cloths-Nirvan Bhiksha, she meditated over her husband and took refuge in his feet, for a while through her enlightenment (-Gyan Drashti, supernatural vision) and recognised the Trinity and the purpose of their visit. She agreed to their desire and sprinkled enchanted water over them and the trinity took the form of new born babies. She thought that those children were her own children and fed them with her own milk in a nude state fondly-lovingly and put them to the cradle. She was eagerly expecting the arrival of her husband who had gone out for taking bath.
Atri turned back after the bath & Ansuya related to him all that had happened during his absence, placed the three children at his feet and worshipped him. Atri was aware of the happenings in his absence due to the insight he had developed due to Yog and divine vision. He embraced all the three children. 
Dev Rishi Narad went to Brahm-Lok, Vaikunth and Kailash and informed Goddesses Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati that their husbands had been turned into babies through the power of the Pati Vrt Dharm of Maha Sati Ansuya when they asked her Nirvan Bhiksha and that they would not return unless the Goddesses asked for Bhartri Bhiksha (-Praying for return of the husbands, as alms) from Maha Sati Ansuya. Goddesses Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati appeared before Maha Sati Ansuya and asked for Pati Bhiksha (-Praying for return of their husbands as alms) Maha Sati Anusuya duly honored the three Goddesses and with folded hands prayed to them that her wish should be fulfilled. Then the Trinity Brahm, Vishnu and Mahesh-Shiv appeared in their true form before Maha Sati Ansuya and Sage Atri Rishi and blessed them.
The three children turned into one, with two feet, one trunk, three heads and six hands. Atri Rishi blessed his wife and informed her that the Tri-Murti (Gods Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh Shiv) themselves had assumed the forms of the three children to gratify her wish. This child was an incarnation of Bhagwan Vishnu called as Bhagwan Dattatrey. Brahma Ji awarded with Chandr (-moon) as the second child and the Mahesh granted her with the third child known as Durvasa.
When Sita and Rama visited her during their exile, Ansuya was very attentive to them and gave Sita an ointment which could maintain her beauty forever.
A Brahmn named Kaushik from Pratishthan used to visit a prostitute, in spite of having a devoted wife. He was infected with leprosy due to the contact with the wretched prostitute. She discarded him and turned him out of her home. He had no option but to return to his wife. The pious and virtuous woman took care of him. He still longed for the affections of the prostitute, and one day asked his wife to take him to her. 
Mahrishi Mandavy had been impaled in lieu of a thief by the king and was lying on a spike in the forest. He had stabilized him self through Yog and survived the on slaught.
While being led by his wife through the deep forest at night, Kaushik happened to trip on the sage, who cursed him to death before the next sunrise. To stop the curse, Kaushik's wife stopped the sunrise with the power of her love, creating havoc in the heavens. The demigods and deities went to Brahma Ji for help, who in turn went to Ansuya, asking her to convince Kaushik's wife to allow the sunrise. Ansuya not only convinced Kaushik's wife to allow the sun to rise, but also brought Kaushik back to life after the curse had run its course. 
Some time later, the god Rahu masked the Sun, cloaking the whole world in darkness. Atri, with powers granted by many years of austerity, wrested the Sun out of Rahu's hands, restoring light to the world. 
Mahrishi Atri & Sati Ansuya 
Ashram located at Mandakini River.
Mahrishi Atri & Sati Ansuya Ashram was located at Chitr Koot, further up streams the Mandakini river, 16 km from the town, set midst thick forests that round to the melody of birdsong all day. 
Valmiki has described in Ramayan that at one point of time there was no rain in Chitr Koot for ten years. There was a severe famine and nothing was left to eat or drink for animals and birds. Sati Ansuya performed hard and intensive austerities and got the river Mandakini down on earth. This led to the greenery and forests to grow which removed the sufferings of all sages and the animals.
It is here that Sati Ansuya explained the grandeur and importance of Satitv (-सतीत्व) to Maan Sita. The dense forests of Dandak Van start from this place. 



Tuesday, February 10, 2015

DEV RISHI NARAD देव ऋषि नारद

DEV RISHI NARAD  देव ऋषि नारद 
Dev Rishi Narad is recognised as an incarnation of the Almighty amongest his main 24 incarnations. Dev Rishi Narad's transformation from a Gandarbh-musician in heaven to a sage, persuade one to achieve the enlightenment and devotion. Efforts by an individual and the blessing of the Almighty, combine when one decides to achieve the Ultimate. Bhagwan is a term-designation-status awarded to one who has raised above the Mahatma-saints, rishis with 14 and more phases-Kala of the Almighty. 

Bhawan Ved Vyas an incarnation of Bhagwan Vishnu, divided the Ved into four branches-Rig Ved, Yajur Ved, Sam Ved and Atharv Ved. Ved Vyas felt that common people could not comprehend the Ved. He therefore, comprehended the Puran which further elaborate-explained the meaning of the Ved. Both Ved and Puran are the scriptures which evolved from the Almighty, grasped by Brahma Ji and transferred to the common man through various sages, enlightened scholars. Ved Vyas narrated Maha Bharat. He dictated Geeta to Ganesh Ji who scripted it. He brought out the essence of the Upanishads in a Bhagvat Geeta, in Sanskrat-the language of divinity.

Ved Vyas was not satisfied even with such wonderful writings meant for the welfare-cause of humanity. He was occupied with the intuition of yet more creations-composition something more for the welfare-benefit of humanity. He was  worried and feeling uneasy-un nerved, while sitting on the banks of the river Saraswati, when Dev Rishi noticed him and consoled him.
Narad was aware of what was worrying Ved Vyas. He whole heartedly appreciated Ved Vyas for what he had done for the welfare of humanity. Narad Ji told him the reason for his dissatisfaction. It was because of  the lack of thorough description of the glory of Bhagwan Shri Narayan, by him. He could not adequately comprehend the greatness of devotion (भगवद् लीलाओं का समुचित वर्णन). Kali Yug is an era when majority of the population indulges in evil, sins, devilish-shaitanik un pious activities. For them, it will be a tough task to acquire spiritual knowledge-understanding and ability. The best way for them will be the Path of Bhakti or Devotion. So, it was a holy task for Ved Vyas Ji to script such texts which would engage them in pious, virtuous, righteous, honest deeds. He directed Bhagwan Ved Vyas to compose such verses which describe-discuss the glory of the Almighty and the greatness of Bhakti. This would award peace, solace, tranquility and satisfaction to him.

On being questioned Dev Rishi described his previous incarnations which directed him to devotion, and enlightenment. In his previous incarnation Dev Rishi was  a Gandarbh-divine species originated from the creator Brahma Ji, called Upabarhana. He was an expert in music. Daksh Brahm invited to the performance of a sacrifice. He arranged a big function, inviting deities, demigods, Rishis, Brahmns. Narad Ji sang devotional songs on that occasion. But he could not concentrate, due to the presence of Apsaras (-heavenly damsels). Daksh Brahm was upset by this behavior and cursed Narad Ji to loss all his learning and spiritual splendor & and to descend-take birth, over the earth in the species of human beings as a Shudr-service class.

It was sufficient for the Dev Rishi as a Gandarbh  to be alert and beg for pardon. He requested to describe means to be free from the curse. Daksh Brahm was pleased. He said that having born out of a slave woman he would acquire the company of sages who will sanitize-purify his deeds. 

The master of the slave woman, appointed her for the service of the saints-sages-ascetics who had visited his house-Ashram. The holy men were learned and great devotees of God. Every day they conducted prayer & meetings-discourses in which they sang the glory of Bhagwan Shri Narayan. Their preaching cast a spell over the mind of Narad. He became increasingly attracted to their preaching as days passed. Gradually, he became more and more devoted to the God. The sages developed affection for him due to his devotion & service dedicated to them. 

The rainy season (-चौमासा) came to an end. The sages prepared to leave for another place.  Narad Ji felt very sad. The kind sages understood his feelings and consoled him. They advised him to have trust-faith in God and pray him to realize him. The Universe is a creation of the God and one should finds ultimate fulfillment in Him, only. Not a straw moves without the will of the God. Keep reciting the  Mantr: "Om Namo Bhagvate Vasudevay" repeatedly with whole-hearted devotion. The Almighty would shower his blessings, bliss and affection. Having uttered this benediction, the sages continued with their journey-pilgrimage. The departure of the sages made him sad beyond words. He spent all his time, thinking about God.

Days passed. One day his mother died due to snake bite. He placed all his trust in the Almighty and headed northwards. He had no fixed destination. After a great deal of wandering, he came to a beautiful uninhabited place. He took bath and drank water from a nearby pond. He felt comforted. His body and mind became light. He remembered the good words, the holy men had taught him-preached him in the ashram. He sat under a peeple tree contemplating on God.

Many years passed by. He lived on the fruits and leaves of the forest. His mind immersed in contemplation. As time passed, he realized that God is present-pervaded everywhere and in all objects. He had a brilliant flash of divine light, in his inner self.  He experienced-felt as if he was touched by a divine light. He felt relieved after hearing that voice. He felt a surging spirit of renunciation. The world appeared to be pervaded by the Almighty. There was no trace of ego in him. He remained loosely attached to that body for a while like a drop of water on a lotus-leaf.  He saw that Bhagwan Vishnu was standing before him. His magnificent form thrilled him. Everything else looked meaningless. He was over-whelmed. There after he began to wander everywhere. He longed to see that divine form again. He heard a divine voice consoling him that he would see him again in his next incarnation. The Almighty asked him that he would not see him again in that birth. The Almighty said that he did not appear before people who could not rid themselves of desire and anger. As he had seen him once, his devotion for the Almighty would become even more steadfast, especially since he kept company with good-holy men. In the next birth he would  become one of  his close associates. He cast away his body. The deluge came. He along with all the living creatures became absorbed in the body of the Almighty.

New creation-Kalp-Brahma's day began. Out of the navel of Bhagwan Narayan evolved Brahma Ji. He was entrusted with the assignment of creation. Marichi, Atri and the other eight Prajeshwars-Prajapati. Narad Ji too evolved from Brahma Ji. He is wandering through the universe singing the glory of Bhagwan Shri Man Narayan, singing Narayan, Narayan ... all the time.
over his Veena called Mahti-musical instrument (-maintaining proper tunes, nodes, cords, intensity...). He contributed to bring the masses back to Gyan-enlightenment & Bhakti-devotion. Its the name of the Almighty which protect the masses just by the recitation of his names during the course of Kali Yug (4,80,000 years). The chanting of the Bhagwan Naam, would bring greater reward than performance of animal sacrifices, Tantr-Mantr, Yagy-Hawan-Agni Hotr-Sacrifices. The Path of Devotion is the easiest and best. The mind becomes steady, cleansed of passions like greed and anger. Knowledge can be attained only when the mind becomes pure. Of course one is aware of all these things. He asked Ved Vyas Ji to compose-compile such verse devoted to the Almighty. Narad Ji narrated the ideas of Vedanta, which Brahma Ji had taught him, briefly. It would form the core-basis of the text evolved through the speech-writings of Ved Vyas Ji. It would bring peace-solace-tranquility-satisfaction-contentment. Narad Ji communicated the secrets of Vedanta to Bhagwan Ved Vyas. He composed Shri Mad Bhagvat deriving inspiration from Narad.
Dev Rishi Narad arrived at the hermitage of Valmiki, who had turned into a Mahrishi due to the advise of the Sapt Rishi's headed Brahma Ji's son Marichi and Dev Rishi Narad him self. Valmiki had been experiencing restlessness for a long time due to some thing unclear to him. He wondered whether there was any man who tenaciously stuck to the path of righteousness even in the midst of the greatest odds & whether there was a human being who could be pointed out as an ideal to the whole world.

Narad traverses in all abodes freely, event the the Ultimate Vaikunth Lok. Valmiki asked him if he was aware of one who was virtuous, pious, ever truthful and tenacious? Was there any one who wished well of all living creatures and who was also a hero and a scholar? Such a man should be free from jealousy and be a man of invincible valor. He should be the most handsome among mankind. If there was some one of this description, Mahrishi Valmiki wanted to be identified by Narad Ji?!

Narad beamed with a smile and replied that the person would be an incarnation of the Almighty known as Maryada Purushottom-flawless perfect human being, Ram. All virtues would be combined in him enumerated by Mahrishi Valmiki. Narad Ji who could see future distinctly, described all that to Valmiki before departure. Mahrishi Valmiki has achieved the power of future vision-intuition through asceticism-tapsya. He composed the entire text Ramayan much before Bhagwan Shri Ram descended over the earth, to eliminate Ravan.

Mahrishi Valmiki was thrilled to visualize events of the story of Bhagwan Shri Ram. He decided that Shri Ram was truly the greatest living being. With the story of Sri Rama still fresh in his memory, Valmiki set out for the river Tamsa for his morning ablutions. Two birds were seen playing about on the banks of the river. A hunter shot down the male bird. The female bird wailed sorrowfully for the loss of her male. Mahrishi Valmiki was greatly moved by the misery of the stricken bird. Unable to restrain his sorrow, Valmiki cursed the hunter for his shameful deed. But no sooner did he utter the curse than it was converted into the form of a shlok-a verse-composition. The sage was amazed.

He returned to the hermitage after his ablutions. Meanwhile Bhagwan Brahma Ji himself arrived there. Valmiki was astonished. Early morning was Narad's surprise visit; later, the death of the bird, and his utterance of a shlok, lastly it was Brahma's arrival. Brahma Ji described that the earlier event of the evolution of the Shlok-verse-rhyme was due to his inspiration. His brain had matured to  compose the sacred scripture called Ramayan. He blessed Valmiki to accomplish the feat. 

Monday, February 9, 2015

DHRUV ध्रुव

DHRUV ध्रुव 
Dhruv was born as a son of the King Uttan Pad (-the son of Svayambhuv Manu) and his wife Suniti (- the daughter of Dharm). The king also had another son Uttam, born to his second queen Suruchi, who was loved & preferred to Suniti by the king-grand son of Brahma Ji-the creator. When Dhruv turned five, the two princes playfully raced towards their father's lap. But, the headstrong Suruchi chided Dhruv and insulted him for trying to woo the attention of his father by saying that he did not deserve it, because he was not born to her. She further mocked at his plight, by asking him to redeem himself by seeking Vishnu's blessings, so that he could seek birth from her womb.
Suniti consoled Dhruv, by asking him to take Suruchi's words seriously and to observe penance, chastity, Tapsya-staunch meditation [-solitude, isolation from society, facing natural cycles in open] to please Bhagwan Vishnu. She bid him farewell as he set out on a lonely journey to the forest. Dhruv was determined to seek for himself his rightful place and noticing this resolve, the divine sage-Dev Rishi Narad (-Brahma Ji's son), appeared before him and tried to desist him from assuming a severe austerity upon himself at such a tender age. But, Dhruv's fierce determination knew no bounds and the astonished sage guided him towards his goal by teaching him the rituals and mantr. The mantr which Narad taught and which was effectively used by Dhruv was "Om Namo Bhagvate Vasudevay-ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय ". [Recitation this Rhyme-shlok, Mantr 108 times with procedures, grants, Dharm Arth, Kaam & Moksh to the worshiper-devotee, facing east in the morning and north in the evening.यह मन्त्र धर्म, अर्थ, काम और मोक्ष प्रदान करता है, प्रति दिन  108 बार विधि-विधान के साथ सुबह पूर्व दिशा में और शाम को उत्तर दिशा में मुँह करके स्मरण करें]
Having been advised, Dhruv started his penance and went without food and water for six months, he concentrated his mind, soul and energy-efforts into the the Almighty Bhagwan Vishnu. The austerity of his penance shook the heavens and the Almighty appeared before him, but the child would not open his eyes because he was still merged in his inner vision of Vishnu's form described to him by Narad. Bhagwan Vishnu had to adopt a strategy of causing that inner vision to disappear. Immediately, Dhruv opened his eyes and, seeing outside what he had been seeing all along in his mental vision, prostrated himself before Bhagwan Shri Vishnu. But he could not utter a single word. Bhagwan Vishnu touched his right cheek by his divine conch and that sparked off his speech. 
Vishnu was pleased with Dhruv's tapsya and asked him to ask for a vardan-boon (-grant of boon, wishes), Dhruv said that he (-being an uneducated child) did not know how to sing the praise of Bhagwan Vishnu granted him enlightenment. Out poured forth a beautiful poem of praise of Bhagwan Vishnu in 12 powerful verses, which together are called Dhruv-Stuti. Dhruv composed and enchanted Stuti-hymn in the describing the characters-qualities of Bhagwan Vishnu. Dhruv had no personal desire. Renunciation of all desires is regarded to be essential for eternal peace. Dhruv Pad-Status-post-designation is now synonymous firmness-determination. Dhruv Pad-the state is turning of Dhruv into duel status, i.e., divine body and material form-celestial body, which would not even be touched by the Maha Pralay-devastation or the final cataclysm.[Nothing is for ever. Dhruv too indicate a specific period of measurable time in solar and divine years.] Sapt Rishis too worship Dhruv revolving round him along with the entire Universe Galaxies. Pole Star in the north direction is called Dhruv Tara. 
Dhruv returned to his kingdom, to be warmly received by his family and attained the crown at the age of six. He ruled for 36,000 years in a fair and just manner.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

ARCHITECTURAL MARVELS-HINDU TEMPLES OF CAMBODIA

ARCHITECTURAL MARVELS-HINDU TEMPLES OF CAMBODIA




Bhagwan Parshuram-incarnation of Almighty Vishnu, is still meditating at Mahendr parwat-mountain, there. It had 39 Shiv Lings which were looted by the local residents who were unaware of their importance, significance. How ever after the news and their significance was revealed to the locals, some of them have been returned and established back at the origional site.