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  1. The analytical knowledge of self 2 channels of knowledge Unless you are relieved from the worldly tensions, you cannot understand God with stable mind and serve God with full faith and determination You should not say that the analytical knowledge of self is waste. Shankara gave importance to this analytical knowledge of self since it relieves you from all the worldly tensions. If you know that you are not this body, all the bonds related to the body disappear since such bonds are not your bonds. They are bonds of your body only. If you know that you are the internal awareness, which is the specific work form of inert energy, you will be relived from all the worldly bonds. If you become sharper in identifying the awareness as the basic inert energy only, you will not be aware of anything and hence, the tension disappears from root. Unless you are relieved from the worldly tensions, you cannot understand God with stable mind and serve God with full faith and determination. Therefore, before identifying the specific human being possessed by God, you should have the analytical knowledge of yourself to become fit to serve the contemporary human incarnation. This analytical knowledge of self serves like sedative injection to get rid of all the worldly tensions. It forms the basis of your diine service. Therefore, Shankara stressed on the first channel of the meaning, which is the analytical knowledge of self and to identify yourself as that self separating yourself from the human body. Once you achieve the result of the first channel, you deserve to go for the second channel of the meaning, which is the knowledge of identification of contemporary human incarnation. Shankara trained all His disciples through the first channel through His commentaries and made them fit to serve Himself, the contemporary human incarnation. During this process of training, the disciples slipped in taking the word Brahman as God and feel that self is God and hence, they are God. Shankara corrected them by swallowing the molten lead and declared that He alone is the God (Shivah Kevaloham), which is the second channel of the meaning. The disciples, who already became fit for the divine service by the first channel entered the second channel and served Shankara in the rest of the period and were finally blessed by God.
  2. Worldly bonds Vs bond to God Worldy bonds weakens the service to God Unless you are relieved from the worldly bonds, you cannot be relieved from the tensions and also you cannot attach yourself to God completely. If you are attached to the worldly bonds, your attachment to God becomes impossible since the worldly bonds prevail over your bond to God. Generally, we pray God for the welfare of worldly bonds only. It means your bond to God is never stronger than the worldly bonds. Hence, your attachment to God cannot be the strongest bond. Therefore, in the absence of the worldly bonds, your bond to God does not face this problem of competition, in which your bond to God is always likely to fail. Moreover, your worldly bonds always bring problems and tensions. If something happens to your parents or wife or husband or children, you will be always disturbed. When you are disturbed, you will lose energy and become weak. In such condition, you can never serve God effectively. Therefore, in the presence of worldly bonds, not only your bond to God becomes weak but also your service to God becomes ineffective. Therefore, Hanuman and Shankara avoided these worldly bonds in the beginning itself by not getting married since prevention is always better than cure. Both left their mothers and came out to be involved in the service of God forever. Both of them have perfect fore-sight to avoid the possibility of problem in the beginning itself. But, God likes you to be present in the worldly bonds and your bond to God should prevail over the other worldly bonds. Victory over the existing opposite force is always appreciable. If the opposite force is absent, it cannot be called as victory. Gopikas were completely immersed in the worldly bonds with their husbands and children. In spite of the strong opposite forces, they could run after Krishna and this is the victory over the existing opposite forces. When Parikshit wanted salvation in seven days, the sage Shuka recited the Bhagavatam and not the Ramayanam. The victory of Hanuman is without opposite forces. But, the victory of Gopikas is in presence of strong opposite forces.
  3. Serving God even in opposite forces Strong opposite forces should be overcome Even in the presence of strong opposite forces, you can come out of the influence of such forces, by detaching yourself from those bonds. You think that you are the body and hence, you think that all the bonds related to body are your bonds. The bond with wife or husband is related to the external body only. The bonds with the parents or the children are related to blood, which is the main part of the body only. If you analyze and realize that you are not the body but the soul, which is the nervous energy, all the worldly bonds, which are related to body only, disappear. The soul, which is a specific work form of inert energy, is beyond the materialized body and blood. The nervous energy, which is basically the all pervading inert cosmic energy, is the soul in qualitative sense. The same soul, which is a drop of cosmic energy, differs in quantitative sense only. The cosmic energy is called as Brahman, since it is the greatest created item in quantitative sense. Hence, the soul is Brahman in this line of logic. Therefore, by identifying yourself as the soul, you become inert like the inert energy without any worldly bonds. In such case, all your worldly bonds disappear and you will be free to attach yourself to God without the competition. You become mentally stable due to absence of tensions of worldly bonds. Since the mind is related to body, you become healthy in the external body also. Therefore, you can attach to God without any disturbance and serve Him effectively to get His grace forever. Therefore, Shankara propagated the concept of soul to be identified for attaching yourself with it to come out of the influence of all the worldly bonds even while you are immersed in the ocean of such worldly bonds. Gopikas are the best examples for the philosophy of Shankara. Hanuman is out of this ocean and does not require such philosophy. Hanuman and Shankara are exceptional cases and both are incarnations of God. Gopikas are the ordinary individual souls and represent the common lot of humanity. The philosophy written by Shankara is not meant for Himself. It is only for the general lot of ordinary humanity like us.
  4. Why God has to come in human form? If the spiritual knowledge is perfect and complete, the devotion and practice are the spontaneous subsequent steps for which there is no need of any effort. If the practice is perfect and complete, the fruit is spontaneous. Therefore, all the efforts should be put only to gain the perfect and complete spiritual knowledge. Hence, Shankara told that knowledge alone can achieve fruit (Jnanadevatu…). The perfect and complete spiritual knowledge is possible only from God. But God is unimaginable and therefore to give this perfect and complete knowledge, the unimaginable God comes down in human form. For this purpose, which is most important, God will never enter inert medium. The human form means the soul or awareness associated with the human body. Whenever God enters this world the soul is always an associated medium with Him. You should not say that the soul or awareness alone is the associated medium. If you say like that, the soul exists in birds and animals also and these birds and animals cannot give the spiritual knowledge to humanity. Therefore, the soul should mean the soul existing in human body only. www.universal-spirituality.org Universal Spirituality for World Peace
  5. The total concept of God God comes down to the world of human beings by entering a human body Krishna gave two statements in the Gita. The first statement is that He is unimaginable because nobody can know Him (Maam tu veda na kashchana …). The second statement is that He entered a human body (manushim tanumaashritam …). These statements together give the total concept of God. God is beyond spatial dimensions and hence, He is beyond imagination. In order to preach the spiritual knowledge, to give the correct direction to the humanity, He comes down to the world of human beings by entering a human body (a particular deserving devotee existing at that point of time, also called as ‘Son of God’). The human body means a human being. The inert material body associated with inert energy consisting of awareness with different feelings (jeeva) is the human body. Human body does not mean mere inert body containing inert matter and inert energy only. Such a body cannot be even a living body due to absence of life. If you say living body, it may mean the body of a bird or an animal also. Such living body cannot deliver the knowledge to the human beings. www.universal-spirituality.org Universal Spirituality for World Peace
  6. The possessor of right and excellent knowledge is God Veda says that God is the infinite right knowledge God is the excellent knowledge The Author himself can alone give the correct sense of his own statement. Veda says that God is the infinite right knowledge and that God is the excellent knowledge (Satyam Jnanam…, Prajnanam….). This does not mean that God is the knowledge itself. It only means that the possessor of right and excellent knowledge is God and such knowledge is His correct identification mark since it is His inseparable characteristic. If some body wears a red shirt always, the red shirt becomes his identity mark and you can call him as the red shirt like calling “Oh! Red shirt! Come here”. Gita gives clarification on this point, which says that the possessor of knowledge is God (Jnaanitvaatmaiava……). Since God enters the human being only, such identification is mentioned. The human being is always characterized by the knowledge. Knowledge is one sided characteristic of awareness. It means knowledge is always associated with awareness and awareness need not be associated always with knowledge. An animal or bird has awareness but no knowledge. Therefore, you should not take awareness as the meaning of the words indicating knowledge in Veda like Jnanam and Prajnanam. This clarification is given in Gita, which says that God enters human body (Manusheem….). Hence, Gita always gives clarifications on Veda. Such correct clarification can be correctly clarified by the human incarnation only since the same God, who said Gita, can alone give the original sense of the text. The Author himself can alone give the correct sense of his own statement. Since, God is one and the same in all the human incarnations, any human incarnation can clarify the text said by any other human incarnation. www.universal-spirituality.org Universal Spirituality for World Peace
  7. The primary aim of human incarnation The direct preaching of right spiritual knowledge and direct clarification of doubts is the primary aim of human incarnation. Nothing can be achieved if the knowledge is imperfect or incomplete. While serving this primary aim, other secondary aims like desire of devotees to see, touch and live with God are also accomplished. If you go to Delhi to attend a seminar on behalf of your job, you have served the primary aim. You may purchase a sari for your wife in Delhi and this is a secondary work. There is nothing wrong with the secondary work as long as the primary work is not disturbed. www.universal-spirituality.org Universal Spirituality for World Peace
  8. The identity mark to recognize the possessor of true spiritual knowledge and the best preacher of such true spiritual knowledge is the true spiritual knowledge and its best explanation only If you want to eat an apple, you have to search for the seller of apples in order to purchase an apple from him. Then, how to identify the seller of apples? The identity mark for recognizing the seller of apples is the apple itself. Therefore, your requirement itself is the identity mark to recognize the possessor of your requirement. If you want to learn Physics, you to have select the best teacher of the physics. What is the identity mark of the best teacher of physics? The identity mark is the best teaching of the physics itself. Similarly the requirement of an aspirant of spiritual path is the correct direction in his spiritual journey. The correct direction in the spiritual journey can be given by the true spiritual knowledge. Apart from the true spiritual knowledge, there should be best way of explanation of such true spiritual knowledge. Therefore, your requirement is the true spiritual knowledge and its best explanation, so that you can get the correct direction in your spiritual effort. Now, the identity mark to recognize the possessor of true spiritual knowledge and the best preacher of such true spiritual knowledge is the true spiritual knowledge and its best explanation only. Veda says that the true spiritual knowledge (Satyam, Jnanam…) along with its best explanation (Prajnanam Brahma) is required for the correct spiritual direction. Veda says that the true spiritual knowledge itself is God. It means that the possessor of true spiritual knowledge is God. It should not be confused that the knowledge itself is God. The possessor of your required important item is addressed as the item itself. You are calling the possessor of apple as apples. You call him “Oh Apples! Come here”. Here, the word ‘apples’ means the possessor of apples.Gita clarified this confusion by saying that the possessor of knowledge is God (Jnanitvatmaiva…). www.universal-spirituality.org Universal Spirituality for World Peace
  9. How to judge the true knowledge? Not only the knowledge must be true, but also the way of explanation must be best Veda says that the true spiritual knowledge itself is God. The possessor of true spiritual knowledge and the best preacher of such true spiritual knowledge is the true spiritual knowledge and its best explanation only. You need not search the possessor of knowledge by going to various places. The knowledge given by a preacher is printed in the form of books. You can read various books, which are the messages given by various preachers. You can judge the true knowledge explained in best way. How to judge the true knowledge? It is said that your inner consciousness is the best judge (Pramanamantahkaranapravruttayah). When something is true, your inner consciousness will always prick you, saying that it is truth, even though you may not like it. Similarly your inner consciousness will say the false thing as false, even though you may like it. Actually God is giving this hint to you through your inner consciousness. Sometimes, the knowledge may be true, but, if the explanation is not good, you will be having confusion. Even in such situation, your inner consciousness hints you that it is true. Ofcourse, if the true knowledge is explained in best way, you will not have any confusion. Therefore, not only the knowledge must be true, but also the way of explanation must be best. When both these aspects are accomplished, know that the preacher of such true knowledge explained in best way is God alone. Such preacher is called as Satguru. Guru is the preacher and may give the true knowledge, which was already given by God through the scripture. But the best explanation of it, clarifying all your doubts is possible to God alone (chidyante sarvasamsayah). www.universal-spirituality.org Universal Spirituality for World Peace
  10. The primary purpose of God coming in human form The contemporary human incarnation of God can inspire you to implement the true knowledge in practice. The primary purpose of God coming in human form is only to give you the correct direction in your spiritual effort through the best explanation of the true knowledge, which clarifies all your doubts and inspires you to practically adopt the knowledge. The true knowledge explained in best way is like huge fire (Jnanagnih…Gita). Such true knowledge explained in best way is the huge power to bring implementation of theory into practice. If there is any hindrance in your implementation of theory in practice, it is only the imperfect clarification of the true concept. Therefore, the contemporary human incarnation of God can inspire you to implement the true knowledge in practice. Inspired by the teaching of Lord Krishna, Arjuna fought the war and even killed his grandfather and teacher. Mandanamishra left the family and became a saint following Shankara, just after hearing the best explanation of true knowledge from Shankara during the debate that went on for several days continuously. Therefore nothing is as powerful as the best explained true knowledge (Sarvam Gnanaplavenaiva...Gita). www.universal-spirituality.org Universal Spirituality for World Peace
  11. People mistake God in human form as ordinary being When God comes in the human form, that itself starts illusion in your mind. You will mistake the Lord as an ordinary co-human being since you are affected by the common properties of the external human medium. The birth, growth, illness, thirst, hunger, other qualities like worldly desires and final death confuse you to recognize the Lord. You must separate the inner permanent soul from the external human body since all the above mentioned properties do not touch the soul. Therefore, the Lord started Gita with such separation in the second chapter, which is the beginning of Gita. If you are able to separate the soul and body, you will be easily separating the super soul or God from the body in the human incarnation. At the same time, you should separate the soul and God also so that you will not mistake the soul existing in every human body as God. www.universal-spirituality.org Universal Spirituality for World Peace
  12. Past human incarnations Vs Present human incarnaton The human incarnation is most relevant for any human being Unless, the alive human form of God is caught, clear knowledge cannot dawn in the mind of a human being Today is Samkranti, which means transfer of sun from south to north. Sun represents the intelligence, which is the basis of logical analysis. The Gayatri mantra also says that sun provokes the intelligence. The south represents the path of rituals, which involves the worship of representatives of energetic forms of God like statues or formless models of Vishnu, Shiva, etc. and the worship of statues of past human incarnations like Rama, Krishna, etc. In this path, the statues or some formless representatives are selected for worship because the spiritual aspirant has not yet conquered his ego and jealousy towards contemporary human incarnation, which, in fact is the most relevant address of God for a human being. The three great epics of Hindu religion (Ramayana, Mahabharatam and Bhagavatam) preach about the two great past human incarnations called as Rama and Krishna. Even the Bible of Christianity is based on the past human incarnation called as Jesus. The Islam is based on another human incarnation called as Mohammed. The Buddhism is based on the human incarnation called as Buddha. Jainism is also based on the human incarnation called as Mahavir. The human incarnation is most relevant for any human being because God always comes in human form only to preach human beings. Even the energetic form is also in human shape only, which is relevant to souls in energetic bodies only and hardly there is any practical example that the energetic from of God preached the human beings. The human energetic form is again an indication to the human being to divert to the alive human form of God. Unless, the alive human form of God is caught, clear knowledge cannot dawn in the mind of a human being. But, the alive human form of God is recognized only when ego and jealousy are conquered. Hence, the path of knowledge (Jnana) is represented by the north. The diversion of the sun from south to north indicates the human being diverting from the path of rituals (karma) towards the path of knowledge, which is based on Satguru or the contemporary human incarnation. This diversion denotes the conquer of ego and jealousy by the spiritual aspirant towards a co-human form. www.universal-spirituality.org Universal Spirituality for World Peace
  13. The training of the human being in the ritualistic path The time to catch the contemporary human incarnation The path of rituals denotes the absence of knowledge due to the absence of alive human form of God. The rituals involved the sacrifice of valuable materials for the sake of God. These materials are either wasted or stolen by the priests, business men and managements. Valuable food materials like ghee is burnt in fire and milk, honey, fruit juice, etc. are wasted in bathing the statues. This clearly shows full ignorance but the merit is that sacrifice for God is developed. The wastage of materials is inevitable because the aspirant has not yet conquered the ego and jealousy to recognize the alive human form of God, who has come down to the earth to enjoy at your sacrifice of such valuable materials in His worship to bless you. Such sacrifice of materials is the proof of practical devotion. You are proving your deep love by such practical sacrifice towards your beloved family members and hence there is no debate in this point. In the first stage, such practical sacrifice is done by the human beings based on the business to give and take. The sacrifice of wealth and materials is for getting some benefits in return from God. In the initial stage, God also becomes a business man like Lord Venkateswara on seven hills. In course of time, the devotees are expected to develop real love to God by which the same practical sacrifice is done without aspiring anything in return. When this is achieved, the training of the human being in the ritualistic path is completed. Now, if the ego and jealousy towards a co-human form is also achieved by doing such practical sacrifice of materials to poor devotees, the time to catch the contemporary human incarnation has come. Now the human being should analyze the real and relevant address of God through reasoning. www.universal-spirituality.org Universal Spirituality for World Peace
  14. The miracles are required only for the ignorant people and not for the realized souls. The super power is exhibited to show the divinity. Hanuman (a great devotee of God) is born to Anjani, who is the wife of Kesari. The story says that Vayu (air) carried on the sperm of Lord Shiva to Anjani and then Hanuman was born. Some other story says that Vayu was attracted to Anjani and Hanuman was born to both of them. Here Shiva is invisible. Vayu (air) is inert. Anjani has given birth to Hanuman without any contact with Kesari which shows the invisible divine interaction. This shows that Hanuman is the divine incarnation. The super natural part in this story has such purpose only. If you realize the divinity of Hanuman, there is no need of this story. You can say that Hanuman is born to Anjani and Kesari and here Hanuman means only the body and not God in it. For the generation of body no super power is required because the body can be generated in a natural way itself. It is foolish to use super power when the natural alternative is possible. The super power enters only when all the natural alternatives are closed. Similarly, Jesus is born to Mary without the interaction of her engaged bridegroom. This story reveals the divinity of Jesus. But if you have realized the divinity of Jesus through His knowledge, such story is not necessary. To draw the attention of ignorant people who cannot realize the divinity of Hanuman or Jesus, such story is created. To create the human body for God, super power is not necessary for realized souls. For realized souls, these stories are not at all required. You can straightly say that the body of Hanuman or Jesus was generated by the union of the parents. In the case of Jesus, you need not criticize Mary who was not married. The engagement itself is marriage as per the ethical scripture of Manu (Vacha Datta..). These stories are certainly required for the ignorant people who cannot recognize Hanuman or Jesus otherwise. Therefore, miracles are required only for the ignorant people and not for the realized souls. At the Lotus Feet of His Holiness Sri Dattaswami Anil Antony www.universal-spirituality.org Universal Spirituality for World Peace
  15. The only person who can throw away any quality completely is God The Lord says in Gita clearly that any amount of control of the nature of the soul is useless in complete eradication of the nature of the soul, at least in some occasions and at least in mental plane (Nigrah Kim Karishyati?…Gita). The only person who can throw away any quality completely is God, because He is associated with the qualities and not constituted by the qualities. God is like a colourless person having a red shirt on His body. The soul is that very red shirt itself. Now the red shirt is mocking at the person for the red colour! Your criticism to any human incarnation like Krishna or Jesus is similar to this www.universal-spirituality.org Universal Spirituality for World Peace
  16. God enters human body known as human incarnation The human incarnation is God entering the human body as said by Gita (Manusheem tanumashritam….). The human body consists of three sub-bodies. The first is external gross body made of five elements. The second is internal subtle body (Jeeva), which is a bundle of qualities. The innermost is the causal body (Atman), which is the pure awareness or soul. Atman is like standstill water and qualities (Jeeva) are like the waves in the water. Jeeva and Atman are inseparable. Atman can exist without Jeeva, which is the steady soul in the meditation without thoughts. By effort, the thoughts (Qualities) can be completely destroyed so that pure soul remains. This is the Nirguna-Atman (attribute less soul) of Advaita Philosophers. But Jeeva can’t exist without Atman. When God enters the human body, the Jeevatman, a jointly associated system of qualities and soul together, which is the liberated soul exists there as the personal assistant. The Jeevatman is only a slave to God and can be considered as almost living doll. Veda refers this to the two birds living together on a common tree. The two birds are God and Jeevatman and the tree is the gross body of Jeevatman. God is visiting guest in the house of the liberated soul. God doesn’t come into mere inert gross body. God lives with the liberated soul selected by Him from His family of liberated souls, so that the liberated soul becomes happy due to visit of God. God and the liberated soul are homogeneously united like two metallic components in a single phase of alloy. God pervades even the gross body whenever it is required as in the situation of uplifting the hill. The human being consisting of gross, subtle and causal bodies acts as a wire charged by current. The live wire is treated as current for all the practical purposes and can be treated as current. Hence, the human being is treated as God and this is the monism of Shankara limited to the human incarnation and not to be extended to every human being. In human being the soul and Jeeva are the two birds as per Shankara and in such case, you can call the Jeeva as soul, but not as God. According to Ramanuja the interpretation is God and soul only referring to the human incarnation.
  17. Miracles, Scientists, Atheist and God Miracles are very widely distributed in the world to give proof for the existence of the God to every human being, which is the basic requirement. If you pray sincerely in a temple or even in open place, generally God gives you His answer through a miracle. Many have witnessed this in their lives. Some times due to the inevitable fruits of your past deeds, God keeps silent for some time and that time is used in your transformation. Hence, scientists call this as probability or coincidence of events. Hence, God demonstrates specific miracles in human form to meet this twisted interpretation of scientists or atheists. Even devotees and even demons do specific miracles. God has given a wide coverage for spreading miracles since it involves the very basic issue of His existence. Scientists have to accept the existence of unimaginable nature from the practical example of unimaginable limits of this infinite Universe. Scientists may reject miracles but can’t reject the unimaginable limits of space. One instance of existence of unimaginable entity is sufficient to prove the existence of unimaginable God. The miracles act as supporting evidences of the same concept.
  18. Veda says that God alone does miracles This world is just imagination of God. Miracles are done by God and not by individual soul (Jeeva). Veda says that God alone does miracles (Satyakamah…). The logic in this point is that this entire creation is just His will only. This world is just imagination of God. You can do any impossible thing in your imaginary world. You can also make somebody created by you in the imaginary world to do anything. That somebody is able to do anything due to your will only. Hence, if somebody is doing a miracle, that somebody is not doing the miracle. God, the creator of the world is doing miracle through him. The will power is the material of your imaginary world and is responsible for any action that is natural as well as supernatural. Hence, for realized souls, who see every action as the will of God only, the miracle is not a special action at all. For realized souls, not only the actions but also the entire material of the creation is also His will only. In such case they do not distinguish matter, energy, work and miracle. Only ignorant people distinguish miracle from ordinary action that can be done by human beings. They think that the human being can do such and such work and God is not involved in it. For them only, miracle is necessary, which is the action of God separately distinguished from the action of human being. This is the reason for the realized souls not giving any importance to a miracle since they see every action and even the entire world also as the action of God only.
  19. Miracle of Dattaswami There is no use of miracles in Nivrutti Miracles are useful to change the theists converted into atheists temporarily by ignorance. Cosmic vision was useful to rectify Arjuna and Udanka but the same vision was not useful at all to bring even a trace of change in Duryodhana. The Lord in preaching Gita spent Lot of time and very little time was spent in showing cosmic vision. It is the Gita that transformed Arjuna and cosmic vision plays a minor role only, because Arjuna continued questioning the Lord even after cosmic vision. In such case, mere miracles without knowledge are of no use at all. Devotees to solve their problems only but not to change them will exploit mere miracles. I like to tell you about a small miracle shown by Lord Datta through this human body. A devotee does not believe the concept of human incarnation and he believes that only the statue of Lord Venkateshwara on the seven hills is the God. His wife is believer of the concept of contemporary human incarnation and was devoted to God Datta through this human form. Several times she had smelt the divine scents given by Lord Datta through Me. Her husband mocked at her ignorance. She prayed Me to change her husband also and make a devotee of human incarnation. Immediately, he also got the scent of lotus flowers from Me. He did not believe it and told that I am possessing some chemical with Me since I am a professor of chemistry. But the scent did not leave him even though he has gone to his house. He searched all over the house thoroughly stating that I might have placed some chemical in his house secretly with the help of his wife. No chemical was found. The scent did not leave him for one month continuously even though he left the city and went far and far from the city. He left the city and stayed in other cities far from this city for several days but the scent does not leave him like the Vishnuchakra not leaving Durvasa. The intensity of scent increased day by day and became pungent. He consulted expert ENT doctors, who said that nothing was found. He does not change his concept and still denies the concept of human incarnation. Due to continuous scent, he became very much disturbed and dejected. He became all most a severe patient and finally fell down helplessly. His wife and other devotees asked him to accept the concept, but still he is standing on his original concept only. Finally his wife and other devotees prayed Me to withdraw the scent since his life is in danger without proper food and sleep. Immediately he was relieved from the scent. Still he is a believer of the statue of the Lord only! He told that I did some black magic on him! Therefore, there is no use of miracles in Nivrutti. They have some use in Pravrutti to create fear for sin due to existence of unimaginable power.
  20. God spreads by its own divinity and potency and not by the help of the devotees, who spread it. God in human form also, who generates the divine knowledge, does not need the service of anybody in its propagation, since the knowledge itself gets propagated without any effort like the scent of a flower. Once it is generated, it itself spreads everywhere. The knowledge of a scholar is like water, where as the knowledge of God in human form is like fire. Yohan says that his preaching is like purifying with water-bath, where as the preaching of Jesus is like purifying with fire-bath. Water purifies the place where it is poured. But the fire put in one place spreads and purifies the entire mass by burning and turning it into ash. The purification by water is limited and also is temporary. If you wash any item with water, it becomes dirty by next day. But if you burn any item with fire, it is permanently purified without any change. Hence, the divine knowledge preached even to a single person like Arjuna personally in secrecy, spreads all over the world like fire and its effect of purification is forever. Jesus also preached the knowledge to a few people only and did not publish it in His time. But today it has spread all over the world. The divine knowledge of God spreads by its own divinity and potency and not by the help of the devotees, who spread it. The efforts of devotees in propagation are only formal and nominal like the efforts of monkeys in the service of Rama. The devotees are sure to succeed in the service of God and to get the eternal grace of God.
  21. God is not gaining anything from the devotee except the suffering of his sins God does not require any service or any pleasure from anybody or anything because He is already omnipotent and Infinite Ocean of bliss. Devotees are trying to reach Him to get bliss from Him and transfer their sins to Him. God is not gaining anything from the devotee except the suffering of his sins. Hence, God is not interested in this Nivrutti, which is a business ending in sure loss and no gain! God does not like to take the sins of devotees often, except very few exceptional devotees, because such transfer of sins is a disturbance to the administration of the cycle of deeds also as per the divine law. But today devotees are thinking that God is trying for Nivrutti to get some devotees for His service and some are thinking that the post of God cannot be continued unless He gets certain number of liberated souls through Nivrutti like certain number of members of assembly needed for the ruling party to continue in the Government!
  22. If you are prepared to serve Him like a dog at His feet through total surrender, you are in the post of God Nivrutti (loving practical service to God) with fruit of infinite bliss is stage of preaching and Nivrutti with miserable service is the stage of final test. One passes the test if he or she is prepared for miserable service only, forgetting the bliss as fruit. The moment one is attracted to bliss, bliss disappears. The moment one is attracted to miserable service, bliss appears. If you are prepared to serve Him like a dog at His feet through total surrender, you are in the post of God. If you are attracted to the post of God, you will become the dog at His feet! Your attitude and the fruit are related in reverse way because the words God and dog are reverse! Except for the need in Pravrutti (justice of society), God would not like to preach Nivrutti to anybody since it appears as the projection of self by God.
  23. A devotee has to come by himself or herself to God for pure Nivrutti God never teaches the pure Nivrutti to devotee Nivrutti with fruit of infinite bliss is stage of preaching and Nivrutti with miserable service is the stage of final test. Assume that a fellow is fond of drinking wine, which is unjust bond. Drinking milk is good for health and it is the justified bond. But any lot of teaching about the merits of milk and defects of wine could not change him from drinking the wine that gives immediate happiness and he does not understand the health given by milk in long range. Now the only way left over is to preach him about God and about the unlimited happiness that can be derived from the association with God. The existence of God is to be proved to him through a petty miracle. That creates faith in the existence of God in his mind and about the possible infinite happiness from God in future. Now the Nivrutti of God is introduced to him with the attraction of eternal bliss as best fruit of Nivrutti to attract him to Nivrutti and divert from wine. This is not pure Nivrutti in which no fruit is introduced including bliss. In Pure Nivrutti, only miserable service is the fruit introduced to discourage the devotee. God never teaches the pure Nivrutti to devotee. The devotee comes by himself or herself to God for pure Nivrutti and does not go back in spite of hectic opposition from God. Gopikas in Bhagavatam are devotees of pure Nivrutti. Goloka is above the abode of God and God kept them on His head, but they were not having any desire for Goloka except the desire to be with Krishna. God gave them His eternal presence in the form of Krishna in Goloka. Arjuna in Bhagavatgita is a devotee of Nivrutti aimed at Pravrutti. The level of Gopikas is superior than that of Arjuna. Gopikas got salvation in that birth, but Arjuna got salvation after two births. Arjuna was also sage called as Nara and was almost near to the level of Gopikas and hence the Nivrutti preached in Gita is almost near to pure Nivrutti of Bhagavatam. Krishna Himself preached Nivrutti to Arjuna and tried to attract him to God through Gita so that the bond with God can cut his bond with Bhishma. Any lot of stress given about the bonds of self, his sons and kingdom can’t cut his bond with his grandfather. Only the bond with God can cut his bond with Bhishma (grandfather). In the case of Gopikas, there is no need to try to attract them to God since they were already tremendously attracted to God. Hence, there is no need of preaching to Gopikas, who have already come to the test of Datta (Krishna) directly. They have already completed enough preaching in several past births.
  24. To cut the bond with injustice, most powerful bond with God can alone do it If the love to God cannot replace the injustice, at least fear to God is needed Today the need for the majority in the society is to cut the unjust bonds and replace them by justified bonds. The justified bonds have no strength to cut the unjust bonds because the unjust bonds already cut them. Justice is already defeated by injustice and now again the same justice cannot defeat the injustice. To cut the bond with injustice, most powerful bond with God can alone do it. Now Nivrutti, which is the establishment of bond with God is needed in Pravrutti for everybody. If the love to God cannot replace the injustice, at least fear to God is needed. If the student is not studying due to love and respect to the teacher, at least the cane of teacher is required. To establish bond with God or fear to God, the proof for the very basic existence of God is needed. If you can explain every thing and if there is nothing beyond your understanding, then you are the God. Therefore, unimaginable God with unimaginable power is to be established and that can be done only through unimaginable miracles. In Gita, first, Krishna tried His level best to convince Arjuna through the analysis of Pravrutti itself. But the bond with Bhishma was very strong and no bond of Pravrutti including self can replace it. Hence, God has to introduce Nivrutti, which deals with the establishment of bond with God, so that it can cut the bond of Arjuna with Bhishma. For this purpose, Krishna praised the fruit of Nivrutti, so that a common man can be attracted based on his human psychology of attraction to fruit. Otherwise in pure Nivrutti, there is no fruit except the service to God.
  25. Veda says that one blessed soul sees God directly Human incarnation is a homogeneous mixture of God (Narayana) and human being (Nara) existing as a single-phase alloy of two metals. The alloy of gold as major component and copper as minor component is taken as gold only. Similarly, human incarnation is taken as God. The live wire is treated as current. God is unimaginable even to intelligence and certainly none can see God with eyes (Na chakshusha….Veda). But Veda says that one blessed soul sees God directly (Kaschitdhirah….). God as the pure component is not seen directly. Same God can be seen through a medium of human being (Manusheemtanum….Gita). Everybody takes Him as a human being only as seen by eyes. But only one blessed soul sees Him as God. Vyasa saw Krishna as God while preaching Gita to Arjuna and so he called Krishna as God (Bhagavan). After hearing Gita through Sanjaya, Dhrutarashtra called Krishna as a cheat, who made Arjuna to fight against his sons. Same Krishna was taken as God by Vyasa and as a cheat by Dhrutarashtra. The aspect as God is Nivrutti and as a co-human being in the society is Pravrutti.
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