|| Shree Hari ||
4th June 2010, Friday, Jyeshth Krishna Ashthami, Shukravar
Vikram Samvat 2067,Sri Krishna Samvaat 5236
Attainment of Eternal Union – 4
(continued from yesterday)
He who wishes to become “Yogaroodh” (asunder affinity for the world) can attain eternal union by means of performance of his duty. “Aaroorookshormuneyorgam karma kaaran muchyate” and on becoming “Yogaroodh” i.e. on severing relations with the world, there is a certain level of peace. That peace is the means to God Realization – “Yogaaroodhasya tasyaav shamah kaaranmuchyate” (Gita 6/3). The point is that he who is in this “Yogaroodh” state, he must not become pleased. By taking pleasure in that state, he gains enjoyment in it, by which he gets stuck and due to which it can take many days to realize God. Just like a child first takes great delight in playing. But when he becomes interested in earning money, then on its own the inclination to play goes away on its own. Similarly, as long as one has not realized God, till then there is delight in that peace i.e. that peace appears to be a great thing. But after some days, that interest goes away on its’ own. If you do not engage in consumption of that peace, and you become detached from it, then very quickly you can realize God.
In being “Yogaroodh” (severing relations with the world) the actions are the means i.e. as one performs actions, and begins to dissociate with everything, then one will become “Yogaroodh” By doing one’s duty, one attains union, which is called “karmayog” i.e the actions will come to an end and only eternal union will remain. When activities come to an end, when objects come to an end, when joining together comes to an end (i.e. severing relationship) only eternal union will remain.
Similarly through knowledge if one becomes disassociated with the world, then this is “Jnana Yoga”. One thing remains (imperishable) and one thing does not remain (perishable). Separation is already taking place with that thing which is not going to remain. Simply experience it that all the objects in this life that you are connected with are constantly changing towards disconnection. But the “Knower” of this (witness) remains as-is. In this manner through thinking and contemplation to disassociate with the worldly associations is Jnana Yoga. Similarly the extent to which the affinity with worldly relations is asunder, that much the relationship with God (Paramatma, Supreme Consciousness) is awakened. This is Bhakti Yoga.
Even now not a single being is disconnected from Paramatma (God). As God is in all countries, in all times, in all things, in all actions, in all situations, in all states, in all incidents – present AS-IS. By honoring the world, we have turned away from God. God has never turned away from us.
Through actions attaining equanimity is Karma Yoga. Through Knowledge attaining union is called Jnana Yoga. And through devotion, to attain union is called Bhakti Yoga. All three Karma (actions), Jnana (Knowledge) and Bhakti (Devotion), end in union. In other words, they all become one in Union. All are naturally established in that Yoga. One has to protect this eternal state – Sankar sahaj saroop samhaaraa” (Manas. 1/58/4). The gist is that because we were not aware, we did not know it. But the moment we become aware, we know it that Oh ho! This is what it is!! So easy, so precious!
From book “Sadhan, Sudha, Sindhu” in Hindi pg 759 by Swami Ramsukhdasji
The same message is available in HINDI titled “Nitya Yog ki Praapti – 4” at: http://www.satcharcha.blogspot.com/