Sunday, January 23, 2011

Body & Soul - II

Wife, son, mother, father, relatives are all symbols of the outer form. When one dies and the other form is cremated no one accompanies one to the other world. They all cry for some time and then they return home leaving the departed soul to seek another body. When one day you have to realise that the real you is not the outer body but the soul, why don't you do it today?

We don't even have the power  to change the outer body at will. Better than us is the snake around the Lord's neck who can slip out of its skin and appear in a new young skin.

We are not aware that there is a difference between the outer and the inner forms. And till we don't realise this the Guru shall have to keep discoursing, shouting and exhorting. He has to speak because this is his job and we have to listen because we cannot avoid it. If this is how you think then my words shall produce no effect.

You have to try with devotion and faith and then you shall realise how joyful it can be. You have to just live on joyfully without worrying what is happening around you. What you think or don't think is not going to matter much. So why worry?

Your son is not earning anything, so how is your worrying going to help. You might plead with him, yet he won't go out and earn. So what is the use of worrying and fretting. You just become a witness to everything, you just enter your inner self and you shall find that all the worrying is for nothing.

Praying to Lord Shiva, Shankaracharya says - Na Taato Na Maataa, i.e. I have no mother or father, while the fact is that he had parents, he had relatives, he had friends, he even had a home.He had everything and yet he said - Na Taato Na Maataa.

It means that he wanted to be linked with the inner body where all outer relations are useless. It might happen in a moment or it might take a whole life, but the moment you enter the Sharir the outer problems shall stop worrying you. Then sorrow, pain, affliction shall not trouble you and you shall not sit with your head cradled in your hands. Then you shall not feel perturbed or face any paucity in life. You can never put an end to paucity or poverty through your efforts.

The first text that Pushpadant wrote was Mahimna Stotra and he wrote another called Shiv Stotra that too has forty verses. Each of these verses is unque and one of these is as follows.

Vidaaro Porvaayam Vati Charati Poornnamad Iv, 
Shivatvam Sevyam Ya Yad Nirat Shreya Shruti Iv, 
Vishaagram Mevaatvam Bhav Na Vaditaa Preyat Ivah, 
Shivo Saakshaad Roopam Shiv Bhavati Saayujya Iti Cha.

It is an extraordinary verse fro a text writter by Pushpadant that was never published and never remembered by later Rishis. After Pushpadant this text completely disappeared. There is no one on the earth today who remembers even one verse from this precious work. If these rare verses are not put down on paper then they shall be lost for ever. If their essence is not imbibed in life then the rare knowledge of our Rishis shall disappear. It is very unfortunate that not one priest in India remembers a word of this amazing text.

The above verse contains the essence of life. Pushpadant Says - I have been worshipping Lord Shiva for the past seventy five years, yet I always remain in tension and worries. Is this then my fate, that is to die harassed by tensions? O Lord Shiva! I have devoted myself fully in your feet. Why is my life still full of worries? When shall I be able to attain to divine joy which the ancient texts describe as Brahmaanandam Sukham?

And as soon as Pushpadant completed this verse Lord Shiva answered - Guruvei Gatih. You don't have a Guru. Who shall then tell you why you face so many paucities even after having worshipped me for seventy five years? For the first time in your life you have realised that you have been suffering a lot and so I have appeared to answer your question. If you wish for fearlessness and joy you shall have to go the Guru. Only a Guru can tell you why you are facing problems and pain.

These verses from Shiva Stotra are not present in any text. They have simply disappeared and with them seems to have disappeared a part of our precious knowledge. Rather there appeared a very dark phase of ignorance which was dispelled by Lord Buddha. Now again after another two thousand five hundred years of darkness some Guru shall appear to lead the disciples.

I too am trying to do the same thing. But it is only after the Guru finds some empty book in form of disciple that he is able to write on it true knowledge in order to remove the darkness of ignorance. If anyone among you is ready to be a book the Guru can do much. but you shall have to be blank. Only then shall the Guru write on the pages. And I always keep looking for blank pages in form of dedicated disciples. And I shall always feel sorry that I could not find real disciples.

A real Guru never writes on paper, for paper will be destroyed one day. True knowledge is to be written on someone's heart. The Guru is ready to write but no one is ready to devote himself fully for the purpose.

Lord Shiva said to Pushpadant - a Guru, for Guruvei...Find you and only he can tell stand why you could not lose yourself in my form even after having worshiped me for seventy five years, why you could not become free from worries and why you could not attain to totality.

In the third verse Pushpadant says - I have spent all the childhood in your holy feet. I know only you and no one else.

Lord Shiva says - You wish to clap with one hand. But this is not possible. For sound to travel there should be a medium of air in between. If I call out to you there needs to be a medium which could transmit the sound. And the medium is air. Similarly there must be a medium between you and me. Without it your prayers do not reach me and neither do my thoughts reach you. This is why you are still identifying with the physical body.

And after writing the first three verses Pushpadant wrote the fourth after one and half years. He simply could not compose the fourth verse for a long time. And the fourth verse contains the essence of the whole text.

- Revered Sadgurudev Dr. Narayan Dutt Shrimali

3 comments:

  1. HER JANAM ME TERA SAATH HO GURUVER AAP JAISI NA KISI ME BAAT HO MERA JEEVAN .DIN RAAT SUBAH SHYAM PAL PAL MAI APKI SIKHAI BAATE APKA DIYA GYAN APNE ANDAR UTAR SAKU AUR USS GYAN KO SAMAZ ME BAANT SAKU AAPKA AASHIRVAAD HUM SAB GURU BAHAN BHAIYO PE BNA RHE YEHI BHAWANA KARTE HUE
    . . CHARAN SPARSH..........

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  2. HER JANAM ME TERA SAATH HO GURUVER AAP JAISI NA KISI ME BAAT HO MERA JEEVAN .DIN RAAT SUBAH SHYAM PAL PAL MAI APKI SIKHAI BAATE APKA DIYA GYAN APNE ANDAR UTAR SAKU AUR USS GYAN KO SAMAZ ME BAANT SAKU AAPKA AASHIRVAAD HUM SAB GURU BAHAN BHAIYO PE BNA RHE YEHI BHAWANA KARTE HUE
    . . CHARAN SPARSH..........

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  3. My summary of essence that Sadgurujee talking about in this Part 2 of Body and Soul for the benefit of readers: Pushpadant was worshiping Shiva for 75 years and was not able to get to the stage that is called , Brahmaanandam Sukham, divine joy and he wrote two very precious texts. The first text that Pushpadant wrote was Mahimna Stotra had 40 verse and he wrote another called Shiv Stotra that too has forty verses.
    In Mahima Strotas Pushpdant says in worshipping Lord Shiva for the past seventy five years, he remains in tension and worries. Is this, he ask Shiva, then my fate, that is to die harassed by tensions? O Lord Shiva! I have devoted myself fully in your feet. Why is my life still full of worries. And as soon as Pushpadant completed this verse Lord Shiva answered - Guruvei Gatih.
    You don't have a Guru. Who shall then tell you why you face so many problems and you are suffering. If you wish for fearlessness and joy you shall have to go the Guru. Only a Guru can tell you why you are facing problems and pain.
    These precious writing Mahima Strotas and Shiva Strotas by Pushpdant have disappeared. Sadgurujee emphasis that he needs disciple with clean slate who can imbibe strotas that he wants to leave behind as live books and is looking for those who will come forward to be his book.

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