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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Bhudha’s statement regarding scriptures Buddha said that without analysis, blind acceptance of even scripture and tradition is of no use. The scripture is already a well-settled conclusion of long logical debates. But, unfortunately, the wrong interpretation of the scripture is always developed through bad logic. This bad logic must be rejected by good logic, which is the reasonable process of reasoning. Therefore, when Buddha said that you should not accept the scripture blindly, means that you should not accept blindly the wrong interpretation of the scripture. www.universal-spirituality.org Universal Spirituality for World Peace
  8. Rituals get dropped when you meet contemporary human incarnation The diversion of sun from south to north takes place in the middle of the year, which represents the middle age of your entire life. If you are coming to Satguru in the middle age, you will have sufficient energy and life to do practical service to God. Hanuman met Rama in His middle age. Radha met Krishna in Her earlier part of middle age. The people, who are not diverted towards Satguru continue to worship the models of energetic forms of angels and departed ancestors through the blind rituals. When the Satguru is achieved, these rituals (karma) naturally get dropped as stated in Gita (Jnate karma na vidyate). The ritual (karma) is converted into practical service to Satguru (karma yoga). www.universal-spirituality.org Universal Spirituality for World Peace
  9. Yoga means fortunate achievement of God in human form The norms for achievement of God The word yoga denotes the lucky achievement of God in human form. There can be no better yoga than this. Yoga means fortunate achievement. Putra yoga means fortunate achievement of children. Dhana yoga means fortunate achievement of wealth. Yoga means the real achievement, which is the fortunate achievement of God in alive human form. Geeta is called as Yoga Shastra because it is the real achievement of God in alive human form called as Krishna (any contemporary human incarnation). Therefore, the norms for achievement of God are: 1) The development of practical sacrifice without aspiring anything in return and 2) the victory over ego and jealousy to recognize the contemporary human incarnation. The first is achieved during the path of karma and the second is achieved during the path of knowledge just before the diversion from south to north. www.universal-spirituality.org Universal Spirituality for World Peace
  10. Yoga should be used to achieve Contemporary human incarnation The word ‘DATTA’ actually means that God is given to the human beings by Himself through human form in every human generation. If the yoga (achievement of God in human form) is not achieved in this human life, such opportunity maybe even impossible in the future births. Such fortunate attainment is the real meaning of yoga and without knowing this, people are wasting time in breathing exercises and other physical exercises. Of course, such exercises are also good for the mental and the physical health of the body, which is essential in the service of God in the human form. A sick and weak person cannot serve God. Hence, yoga starts with such achievement of good health and this preliminary state is included in the beginning of yoga. Control of mind and senses also helps to attain good health. But, if you stop yoga after attaining good health, it is only a topic of medical science and not spiritual knowledge. This state is like passing the entrance examination to achieve a seat in a professional college. The career is not stopped by simply joining the professional college. You have to put hard work in getting a distinction in the professional degree to achieve the final fruit. Such professional degree or the latter part of yoga starts with the recognition of alive human form of God and serving it. www.universal-spirituality.org Universal Spirituality for World Peace
  11. Alive human form of God in every human generation is God. Recognise the value of present human incarnation ‘Geeta’ (knowledge of contemporary human incarnation) is such latter part of yoga to help the human being to catch the alive human form of God. The readers of ‘Geeta’ catch Krishna as God and worship the statue or photo of Krishna and they have come back again to the pavilion! Such unfortunate situation is due to lack of victory over ego and jealousy towards a co-human form. Such people are again like Jambavan, the bear devotee, who was worshipping the statue of Rama and could not recognize Krishna in person. The bear represents the rigid ignorant nature of foolish grip without analysis. When Krishna said that He was God, it means that every alive human form of God in every human generation is God. Similarly, when Jesus said that one can reach the Father through Him only, it means that one can see God through the contemporary human incarnation only. Again, the Christian devotees are like that Jambavan only. This is the reason behind the statement of Buddha that reasoning should be done in every step. The followers of Krishna and Jesus have reached the final state in recognizing the human form of God, but went back to the original place due to lack of reasoning in the final state. It is like the state of an un-fortunate student who did well in all internal examinations throughout the year and was allowed to the final examination. But, if he fails in the final examination due to negligence and he comes back to the same class again in the next year. Therefore, reasoning should not be missed at any stage. You travelled all along the path with the help of the glowing torch light and reached the goal. But unfortunately, your torch light failed as soon as the goal is received. What is the use of all your long journey? It becomes a sheer waste. You are as good as the person who has not travelled all along the path. www.universal-spirituality.org Universal Spirituality for World Peace
  12. Knowledge of the human incarnation spreads Another Vedic statement saying that all this world is God (sarvam khalvidam…) also means the same. The country ruled by the king, Kalinga, is called as Kalinga only. The region spread by the rule of Kalinga is called as Kalinga. This does not mean that the entire kingdom is the king himself in person. All these statements indicate the knowledge of the human incarnation spreading all over the world and this should not be mis-understood as the human incarnation Himself becoming all the world. In Rudram, existing in Veda, it is said that God hits the people with arrows released from His bow. This also indicates the human incarnations like Rama and Krishna, who punished the evil people with the help of bow and arrows. Apart from that, the bow stands for the knowledge and the arrows stands for the points. God in human form hits everybody with His points through knowledge to kill their ignorance. Like this, all the Vedic statements can be rightly interpreted in the sense of human incarnation preaching the special knowledge. www.universal-spirituality.org Universal Spirituality for World Peace
  13. You should know that God cannot be known Veda also says that God is un-imaginable, who is beyond words, mind, intelligence and logic and hence God alone knows God (Brahmavit Brahmaiva...). You should know that God cannot be known (Yasyaamatam…). But such God enters the world through a medium (Tadevaanu Praavishat...) and God becomes that medium while keeping His separate identity of His real form (Satchatyatcha...). Therefore, the essence of the Veda is very clear that the absolute God is un-imaginable, He enters a human being as a medium for the sake of preaching knowledge and He remains in His original form and at the same time gets identified with the human form also. The second authority is ‘Smruti’, which is, the text written by sages consisting of the three great epics dealing with the human incarnations like Rama and Krishna. The third authority is reasoning, which is already taken up from the beginning of this message. The logical analysis always helps to get the correct interpretation of both ‘Shruti’ and ‘Smruti’. The fourth authority is the experience of divine scholars. Hanuman is the greatest scholar, who learnt all the scriptures from the sun. Gopikas are also the incarnations of great sages, who are the greatest scholars of the scriptures. Both Hanuman and Gopikas worshipped the contemporary human incarnations only and not the statues of energetic forms of God or the past human incarnations. Hanuman never worshipped the statues of past human incarnations like Parashurama and Vamana or the statues of energetic forms like Shiva and Vishnu. Similarly, gopikas did not worship the statues of Rama or the statues of Vishnu and Shiva. Therefore, all the four authorities clearly indicate that human beings should worship the human form of God only for the salvation. www.universal-spirituality.org Universal Spirituality for World Peace
  14. Energetic Form of God Vs Human form of God Energetic form of God is irrelevant and human form of God is relevant for the human beings The energetic forms of God are meant only for the energetic forms of departed souls in the upper worlds. It is not the question of right and wrong, but it is a question of relevance and irrelevance. We do not say that the energetic form is wrong for human beings. We only say that the energetic form is irrelevant and human form of God is relevant for the human beings. When you worship the energetic forms, you have to either concentrate on the imagined form in mind, which is very difficult or you have to worship the statue of the energetic form. We cannot serve the imagined form. In the case of a statue, the service becomes waste. But, if you take the human form of God, all your service is enjoyed by God and becomes fruitful. The only obstruction to the alive human form of God is the ego and jealousy towards a co-human form. You may accept the concept of human incarnation, but, if your ego and jealousy are not completely eradicated, you will worship only the statues of past human incarnations only and not the present alive form of God. Thus, for a human being, everything is concentrated on the contemporary human incarnation only. www.universal-spirituality.org Universal Spirituality for World Peace
  15. Norms of world & serving alive human form of God To know that you are not God is as important as recognizing the contemporary human incarnation. If you feel that you are also God, there is no use of catching the alive human form of God. As a human being, you should follow the norms of the world and at the same time you should serve the alive human form of God after recognizing it. The first part of your behavior towards world is called as pravrutti and the simultaneous second part of your behavior towards the contemporary human incarnation is called as nivrutti. To preach both these aspects to the human beings, God Himself has taken simultaneous dual roles called as Rama and Hanuman. Both are the incarnations of God but none felt that He is God. Even though the sages recognized Rama and praised Him as God, Rama denied their praise by saying that He is only a human being and knows Himself as Rama, the son of Dasaratha (Aatmanam manusham manye...). This indicates that you should never feel that you are God even though some ignorant preachers preach that you are God. Rama followed all the ethics, which are the commandments of God to the human beings regarding their behavior in the creation. www.universal-spirituality.org Universal Spirituality for World Peace
  16. You should recognize the contemporary human incarnation Rama preached all the values of the family life regarding the mutual loyalty of wife and husband, regarding the love to brothers and regarding the respect to be paid to the parents. Hanuman showed the path of nivrutti or spiritual line. The first and foremost point indicated by Hanuman is that you should recognize the contemporary human incarnation and serve Him with top most loyalty. Hanuman served Rama in His worldly affairs. This indicates that you should serve the human incarnation in the worldly affairs also. www.universal-spirituality.org Universal Spirituality for World Peace
  17. You will be severely tested by the God in the human form The next point is that you should serve the human incarnation in any state of worldly life since Hanuman served Rama, who was a householder. Rama exhibited His blind love towards His wife by running after golden deer in spite of the warning from Lakshmana. Rama showed His blind love towards His wife on another occasion also by saying that He will go back without killing Ravana if His wife was returned back to Him. This showed that Rama was not bothered about the atrocities of Ravana that would continue after returning Sita. This showed that He was not interested in the welfare of the world and was only interested in His wife. Hanuman did not misunderstand Rama in such situation. Rama felt unconscious, when He was hit by Nagaastra and Hanuman got Him relieved by bringing Garuda from Heaven. Even after this, Hanuman did not mistake Rama as an ordinary human being. All this shows that you will be severely tested by the God in the human form regarding your faith in Him. www.universal-spirituality.org Universal Spirituality for World Peace
  18. Miracles should not be the identity mark Another important aspect that you have to learn from Hanuman is that you should not feel yourself God by achieving some miraculous powers. Hanuman has all the miraculous powers by jumping the ocean, by bringing the huge hill by hand, etc. Rama behaved as a helpless human being and crossed the sea by a constructed bridge only. Hanuman did not mistake Rama as a human being. Therefore, miracles should not be the identity mark for recognizing God in human form. Even demons perform miracles. Therefore, you should behave like Rama in your family life and you should behave like Hanuman in your spiritual life. Both are perfect examples simultaneously in the dual roles of Rama and Hanuman. Krishna performed several miracles but every miracle was for a serious need only. Demons perform miracles for exhibition of ego. Arjuna could not recognize Krishna as God even though He witnessed the miracles of Krishna. Arjuna recognized Krishna as God only after hearing ‘Gita’, the special knowledge. Arjuna knows even some miracles and also witnessed several demons performing miracles. Miracles are only for beginners in the spiritual line to show the existence of un-imaginable God through un-imaginable acts called as miracles. www.universal-spirituality.org Universal Spirituality for World Peace
  19. Human incarnation will test your faith through severe activities The impression of Arjuna was very much distorted due to the acts of Krishna in the childhood like stealing the butter and dancing with the girls. Arjuna openly criticized Krishna mentioning these activities in the context of protecting Gaya. All this indicates that the human incarnation will test your faith through severe activities. At any cost, your faith should not be shaken. Dharmaraja was always praising Krishna as God. But when Krishna asked him to tell a lie, Dharmaraja refused and failed in the test. Justice is not greater than God. In pravrutti, since there is no God, justice should be voted against the injustice. But, in nivrutti, God should be voted even against justice. Gopikas voted for God against the justice and reached a higher position than the highest. God is greater than justice since He is the protector of the justice. You have to follow justice because it is commandment of God. In pravrutti, since there is no reference to God, justice stands in the highest position. You should keep Rama as an example for pravrutti. You should keep Hanuman and Gopikas as examples for nivrutti. Arjuna believed Krishna as God by hearing Gita. But, just after seventeen days, Arjuna did not get down from the chariot even though Krishna ordered to do so. This means that you should maintain the faith that was created by the special knowledge. www.universal-spirituality.org Universal Spirituality for World Peace
  20. You should never pray God to remove your difficulties Hanuman served the human incarnation even in His worldly affairs. Gopikas sacrificed the butter, which was their livelihood. You should learn the sacrifice of work from Hanuman and sacrifice of fruit of work from Gopikas for the sake of the contemporary human incarnation. Kunthi requested the Lord to grant always difficulties so that she can think Him always. This is very important aspect and you should never pray God to remove your difficulties, which surround you by His grace only. Kuchela also never aspired any materialistic help from God and you should learn this aspect from him. Draupadi insisted the Lord to destroy the Kauravas, who insulted her. The Lord fulfilled her desire but, got all her sons killed on the last day of the war. Therefore, you should never insist the Lord to fulfill your desire. You should learn the aspects of devotion and service from the devotees associated with the human incarnations. www.universal-spirituality.org Universal Spirituality for World Peace
  21. 1st type of people who are in Pravrutti The first type are those, who feel pravrutti itself as God. They feel that discharging pravrutti perfectly itself is the salvation. They feel that discharging the worldly duties itself is God and say ‘work is worship’. They should be appreciated because by discharging the duties for family, they are not disturbing the balance of the society, which also pleases God. The balance of the society is the basis for nivrutti. Such people are far better than demons, who disturb the balance of society by achieving some powers from God. They are failures in nivrutti. A pass in the lower class, pravrutti, is better than a failure in the higher class, nivrutti. A first rank student in the school is honored with gold medal and a failure in P.G at university is scolded by the teacher. For this first type of people, Rama stands as the ideal example. Rama never entertained the spiritual path in His entire life. He behaved like a Roman in Rome. www.universal-spirituality.org Universal Spirituality for World Peace
  22. 2nd type of people who concentrates on nivrutti The second type of people concentrates on nivrutti only. They are the saints. They never entertain pravrutti. They feel the family life as an obstruction. For this type, Hanuman stands as the best example. This section of people concentrates on Absolute God, who is unimaginable. You cannot even think or imagine the Absolute God and how can you concentrate or meditate upon such Absolute God? This section of people should learn from Hanuman, who is also a saint and perfectly diverted to nivrutti only. Hanuman caught the contemporary human incarnation and served Him in the worldly matters. Hence, even the saints should catch the contemporary human incarnation and serve Him even in the worldly matters. Hanuman, a bachelor, remaining unmarried to please God, could please the God by serving Him in search of His lost wife! Hanuman never thought about the marriage but served Rama, who was weeping every minute for His lost wife! Therefore, the path of the saints is completely wrong (Avyaktaahi gatih… Gita) and they will end in unhappiness only. They should select the mediated God, especially the alive human form and should serve Him blindly without criticizing the state of God. God is God in any state like a diamond. www.universal-spirituality.org Universal Spirituality for World Peace
  23. 3rd type of people maintain pravrutti and nivrutti The third type of people want to maintain pravrutti and nivrutti simultaneously like Gopikas. Gopikas never allowed the clash between pravrutti and nivrutti. They gave butter to Krishna secretly. They met Krishna in the midnights secretly. They pleased the family members as well as God simultaneously. The Gita says that nivrutti should be maintained as the top secret (Rahasyam hyetaduttam…). Nivrutti has far higher value than pravrutti. But, this point should be kept secret so that the family members feel that your highest love is towards them only. This is not cheating the family. It is only avoiding the clash and avoiding the unnecessary displeasure of ignorant family members. However, if God brings the clash as a test, certainly God will prevail over the family. But, you should not bring that situation by yourself and hurt the family members. If this point is understood, Gopikas need not be blamed for cheating their family members and in fact, they stand as the ideal example for the people, who want to maintain pravrutti and nivrutti simultaneously. In the case of Hanuman, God brought the clash. A war was developed between Rama and Hanuman. The mother of Hanuman wanted to protect some person and Rama wanted to kill the same person. A clash came up between pravrutti, the mother and nivrutti, the contemporary human incarnation. Hanuman took the side of the mother and fought with Rama. He realized the mistake in the end. In the next incarnation as Adi Shankara, He rectified the mistake by leaving the mother for the sake of God. Both Hanuman and Adi Shankara were incarnations of the same Shiva. Therefore, the Bhagavatam is the most scared book for the householders aspiring the salvation. When Parikshit, a householder asked the sage Suka for salvation, the sage preached the Bhagavatam to him. www.universal-spirituality.org Universal Spirituality for World Peace
  24. Shankara made atheists-converted-theists to become strong devotees The shivering of the body due to fear of serpent continues even though the rope is seen by the lit lamp. Even though the real rope, which was mistaken as serpent is seen, the fear for the serpent does not disappear at once. When the realization of serpent becomes more and more strong by the repeated thought of the rope, then only the fear disappears completely. Therefore, one should repeatedly meditate upon God to achieve the real monism with God. This second trick of Shankara made atheists-converted-theists to become strong devotees. A rigid ignorant fellow can be mould by tricks only and not by straight statements. Such special situation of Shankara need not be applied to the present normal situation. However, Shankara brought the monism with the state of God in limited condition. Since God is enjoying the world, the human being also can enjoy the world in the same way. Just like a producer-ejaculate-director enjoys the unreal cinema, a peon sitting along with him can also enjoy the same unreal cinema. We may say that cinema is unreal to both of them where as the world is unreal only for God. There is a small correction in your statement. The world is unreal to both God and the realized soul. The soul is a bit of cosmic energy. The entire world is unreal with respect to the cosmic energy. The entire world including space is cosmic energy only and the world is illusory with respect to cosmic energy. Since soul is cosmic energy, the world should be unreal to the soul also. With reference to God, the world along with the cosmic energy is unreal. The world is unreal to both God and soul and the unreality of the cosmic energy to God is irrelevant and immaterial as far as the common point of unreality of world to both God and soul is concerned. The soul or cosmic energy is also unreal to God. But, this point is unnecessary as far as the unreality of the world to both God and soul is concerned. Therefore, both God and soul can enjoy the unreal world in a common way. God created the cosmic energy and by the will of God, the cosmic energy created the world. The cosmic energy by itself is inert and cannot have will without the nervous system and the nervous system is absent since matter is not yet got manifested. Based on the will, you cannot conclude that God is awareness. God can have the will through omnipotence without being awareness. The soul is cosmic energy in qualitative sense but in the quantitative sense the infinite cosmic energy is the infinite ocean and the soul is a drop of it. Due to this quantitative difference, the soul cannot create the infinite world and only the infinite cosmic energy creates the infinite world by the will of God. Since the will of God is absent, the soul, a bit of cosmic energy, cannot create even a bit of the creation. Only in qualitative sense, we can say that the soul is creator and the destroyer of the world, that too by the will of God only. Actually, as far as the enjoyment of the unreal world is concerned, the aspects of creator and destroyer are also irrelevant due to out of context. The producer-ejaculate-director might have produced and directed that cinema. But, as far as the state of enjoyment of such unreal cinema is concerned, both the producer-ejaculate-director and the peon are one and the same. The absolute unimaginable God is called as Brahman. The infinite cosmic energy in which the unimaginable God is embedded is called as Eshwara or Hiranyagarbha. The soul is a bit of cosmic energy and hence, qualitatively both the soul and cosmic energy are one and the same.
  25. Every human being should not declare that it is God When sages told Rama that He is God, Rama denied it and declared Himself as an ordinary human being. Rama knows that He is God but He denied it since He acted in the role of an ordinary human being to preach the ideal behavior of a human being to humanity. His aim is that every human being should not declare that it is God. But, you may doubt about the philosophy of Shankara, which says that every human being is God. The reason for such concept of Shankara is quite different and should be understood in the context of the necessity to preach atheists in the time of Shankara. When this country was filled with atheists like Buddhists and purvamimamsakas, God came in the form of Shankara to bring them to the right path. The atheist will never agree to the separate existence of God. But, he will agree to the existence of God if he is said to be God since the denial of existence of God results in the denial of self-existence. By this trick, Shankara made them agree the existence of God by declaring that the atheist himself is God. Shankara converted all the atheists into theists by single stroke. The atheists questioned Shankara regarding the absence of characteristics of God like omnipotence, etc. in them, if they were God. Then, Shankara replied that due to strong effect of ignorance (ajnana vikshepa), the achievement is not materialized even though the theoretical ignorance (ajnana avarana) is removed.
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