Shree Hari ||
3rd May 2010, Monday, Vaishaka Krishna Shashti,Somvar
Vikram Samvat 2067, Sri Krishna Samvaat 5236
Lord Brahmaji had four human sons (sankadi). They remained five years of age at all times. They were perfected beings from birth. Like that there were several perfected “sankadiks” – who have various weapons in ten directions, of these there is one divine sage –
“Aasa basan vyasan yah tinhin |
Raghupati charit hoyi tahun sunahin || (Manas, Utter, 32/3)
Wherever legends of Bhagwaan (God) are being relayed, there they are listening. If there is no one else to narrate the tales, then three of them become the listeners and one becomes the narrator of the tales. In this manner even the liberated souls listen to God’s tales. One who is at all times immersed in the Essence of God, such liberated souls also go to listen to discourses wherever they are taking place.
Those aspirants who want to raise themselves from this mundane world, they too listen to discourses and have association with spiritual Truth, so that worldly delusions may leave and the inner faculties are purified, as spiritual truths are the medicine for this life.
Those who are ordinary men, who do not even do any spiritual disciplines, even their mind, ears, like to listen to spiritual discourses – “shrotramano bhiraamaat satsangse ek prakaal
Therefore three types of men have been described
1) Perfected Soul
2) Spiritual Aspirant
3) Worldly person seeped in sense enjoyments.
Who is detached from singing the glories and virtues of God? Those that are not interested in listening to the divine glories of the Lord are like animals, like great murderers (butchers). “Ka uttamshlokagunaanuvaadaat pumaan virajyate” Who can remain without listening to the divine tales of the Lord?
Great sinners or those who are enemy of knowledge – besides these two, who will be detached from listening to Lord’s divine glories from the legends?
Wherever there are God’s sacred legends, God, His Devotees, saints-great souls, Narad-Sankadi, Rishis-munis (great sages and contemplative ones) and liberated great souls are all drawn towards it; because this is extremely special and extra-ordinary.
God’s vehicle to travel is the Eagle (Garud). It is said about Garudji, that when he flies, the “Sama Vedas” flows out from his wings. A servant of the Lord resides very close by. Similarly, Garudji who is at all times close to God, he became deluded when he saw Bhagwaan Shri Ram tied in “Nagpaash”. When he saw this sight of God, a doubt arose in his mind that what kind of God is this, that I had to release Him from the cluthes of the “Nagpaash”? If I did not save Him, then what would be His state?
Similarly when Bhagwaan Shri Ram, was seen wandering around in the forest and calling out in desperattion “He Sita! He Sita!, and when Sati heard this, she had a doubt as to what kind of a God is this that is searching for His wife and is mourning in separation from her?
Both Garudji and Sati’s example are depicted here, because they had themselves seen the life of Shri Ram and became deluded and on listening to the divine life stories of God, the delusion went away. From this it is proven that it is greater to listen to the Divine legends of the Lord, than to see His life. Listening to his sacred legends is even greater than beholding God, because by beholding God, the delusion was created, and on listening to the divine stories, the delusion is wiped out.
God’s divine tales removed the delusion of Garudji and Sati. The point is – he who is deluded is also eligible for divine truths (satsang), and he who is deeply seeped in worldly affairs if he wants to listen, he too is eligible. Some are enemies of knowledge, then that is a different story. If there is no interest in Lord’s divine tales then the inner faculties are very impure. Not just a little impure. If slightly impure then it can be cleansed, but on being significantly dirty (impure) then spiritual discourses are not appealing.
(to be continued )
From “Sadhan, Sudhaa, Sindhu” in Hindi by Swami Ramsukhdasji
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