Types of devotees…..

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Types of devotees
जपहिं नामु जन आरत भारी। मिटहिं कुसंकट होहिं सुखारी॥ राम भगत जग चारि प्रकारा। सुकृती चारिउ अनघ उदारा॥
… भावार्थ:- (संकट से घबड़ाए हुए) आर्त भक्त नाम जप करते हैं, तो उनके बड़े भारी बुरे-बुरे संकट मिट जाते हैं और वे सुखी हो जाते हैं। जगत में चार प्रकार के राम भक्त हैं : 1- अर्थार्थी-धनादि की चाह से भजने वाले, 2-आर्त संकट की निवृत्ति के लिए भजने वाले, 3-जिज्ञासु-भगवान को जानने की इच्छा से भजने वाले, 4-ज्ञानी-भगवान को तत्व से जानकर स्वाभाविक ही प्रेम से भजने वाले) और ये चारों ही पुण्यात्मा, पापरहित और उदार हैं॥
If devotees in distress mutter the Name, their worst calamities of the gravest type disappear and they become happy. In this world there are four kinds of devotees† of Shri Rama:
1. Artharthi : one who loves and also seeks worldly riches 2. Aarta : one who seeks help from lord in distress 3. Jigyasu : one who is seeker of truth 4. J~nani : the enlightened one who loves lord from heart after knowing him in essence; all the four of them are virtuous, sinless, and noble. [Shri Ramcharitmanas 1.22.3]
चहू चतुर कहुँ नाम अधारा। ग्यानी प्रभुहि बिसेषि पिआरा॥ चहुँ जुग चहुँ श्रुति नाम प्रभाऊ। कलि बिसेषि नहिं आन उपाऊ॥4॥
भावार्थ:-चारों ही चतुर भक्तों को नाम का ही आधार है, इनमें ज्ञानी भक्त प्रभु को विशेष रूप से प्रिय हैं। यों तो चारों युगों में और चारों ही वेदों में नाम का प्रभाव है, परन्तु कलियुग में विशेष रूप से है। इसमें तो (नाम को छोड़कर) दूसरा कोई उपाय ही नहीं है॥4॥
All the four, clever as they are, rely upon the Name. Of these the enlighteneddevotee is specially dear to the Lord. The glory of the Name is supreme in all the four Yugas and all the four Vedas, particularly in the Kali age, in which there is no other means of salvation. [Shri Ramcharitmanas 1.22.4]
दोहा : सकल कामना हीन जे राम भगति रस लीन। नाम सुप्रेम पियूष ह्रद तिन्हहुँ किए मन मीन॥22॥
भावार्थ:-जो सब प्रकार की (भोग और मोक्ष की भी) कामनाओं से रहित और श्री रामभक्ति के रस में लीन हैं, उन्होंने भी नाम के सुंदर प्रेम रूपी अमृत के सरोवर में अपने मन को मछली बना रखा है (अर्थात्‌ वे नाम रूपी सुधा का निरंतर आस्वादन करते रहते हैं, क्षणभर भी उससे अलग होना नहीं चाहते)॥
Even those who are free from all desires and absorbed in the joy of devotion to Shri Rama have thrown their heart as fish into the nectarine lake of supreme affection for the Name. [Shri Ramcharitmanas 1.22]
† Srimad bhagavadgita mentions four kinds of devotees, viz., (i) Arta (the afflicted), (ii) Jigyasu (the seeker of Truth), (iii) Artharthii (the seeker of worldly riches) and (iv) J~nani (the enlightened), and speaks of them all as virtuous and benevolent. Of course, the enlightened devotee, it is pointed out, is the most beloved of the Lord and constitutes His very self (vide VII 16-18).

About dhavalrajgeera

Physician who is providing free service to the needy since 1971. Rajendra M. Trivedi, M.D. who is Yoga East Medical Advisor www.yogaeast.net/index.htm http://www.yogaeast.net/index.htm Graduated in 1968 from B. J. Medical College, Amadavad, India. Post Graduate training in Neurological Surgery from Charles University in Czechoslovakia. 1969 - 71. and received Czechoslovakian Government Scholarship. Completed training at the Cambridge Hospital and Harvard University in Psychiatry. Rajendra M. trivedi is an Attending Psychiatrist at Baldpate Hospital. He is the Medical Director of CCA and Pain Center in Stoneham, MA where he has been serving the community since 1971 as a Physician. OTHER AFFILIATIONS: Lifer of APA - American Psychiatrist Association Senior Physician and Volunteer with Massachusetts Medical Society and a Deligate of the Middlesex District. www.massmed.org Patron member of AAPI - American Association of PHYSICIANS OF INDIA. LIFE MEMBER OF IMANE - Indian Medical Association of New England. Member of the Board of Advisors "SAHELI, Boston,MA. www.saheliboston.org/About1/A_Board Dr. Trivedi is working closely with the Perkin's School for the Blind. www.perkins.org. Dr. Trivedi is a Life member and Honorary Volunteer for the Fund Raising Contact for North America of BPA - Blind People Association of Amadavad, India. www.bpaindia.org Dr.Trivedi is the Medical Advisor for Yoga East since 1993. He is a Physician who started Health Screening and Consultation At Shri Dwarkami Clinic in Billerica, MA. https://www.dwarkamai.com/health-and-wellness

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