Gems from the scriptures –11————————————————-
The inter–relationship between jeevathma and Paramathma is the same as that of between Baghvan and Devas of Heaven and yet , with those in the heaven get bliss from Baghvan all the time but the jeevathma here, in this world, bogged down in the miserable worldly life.
Jeevathma should praise Baghvan till the end of it’s life but still cannot exhaust fully, the glory / the kalyana gunas of Baghvan. Baghvan gives plenty of material wealth and also moksha to jeevathma but at the same time, Baghvan knows what should be given and when should be given. That’s why acharyas say to perform ”nishkamya karma” i.e. if any karma is done with some aim the benefit that will accrue has to be surrendered to Him ( Sathvika thyagam )
Baghvan is a farmer in the land of ”samsara”. He raises crops after crops ( creation ) hoping for a richer harvest of ”Bakthi” / ”Parapathi” through this creation(jeevathmas ) . But, they are mostly moving away from Him. Baghvan gets on with His work, hoping for better results some day , sooner or later.
Baghvan incarnates as a matter of grace, but jeevathnmas are born out of compulsion , as the result of past karma. Baghvan is supreme. He retains His supernal form, though He used to born in this world as human being but the choice is with Him In the avathar as Krishna . He displays His auspicious traits in abundence. The ”vaidik” lost his three sons successively, immediately they emerged from their mother’s womb,. The babies disappeared. When the Vaidik’s wife conceived again , the brahmin prayed Sri Krishna to ensure the safe retention of atleast that progeny. Arjuna intervened and dissuaded Sri Krishna , duly undertaking himself to look after the brahmin’s affair himself. But Arjuna failed miserably , eventhough he stood with bow and arrows in front of the house of brahmin , blocking the entry by any outsider, in any form . The progeny disappeared as usual soon after birth. The vaidik bitterly reproached Arjuna.
Sri Krishna appeased the brahmin, promising to get back him the four missing children . Sri Krishna took Arjuna and the brahmin with Him, in a mighty chariot and ascended to upper region of heaven. Sri Krishna left them outside and entered the dazzling heaven and located all four children of the brahmin in the company of His divine consorts there, who longed to see Him in the exquiste form of Krishna .Krishna lifted the children returned and restored them to the Vaidik which was a grand and thrilling feat which none but Baghvan only could perform.
Baghvan’s traits are abundent. Baghvan is Omnipotent who can achieve the seemingly impossible , such as floating on a tender fig leaf over the vast watery expanse as a mere baby holding in its stomach all the universe with all their contents . He is everywhere, permeating effortlessly every one and everything at all times and yet He is not tainted by them.
Unalloyed happiness can be got only in Paramapatha. ,, the seat of enjoyment of the reward for jeevathma’s good acts.
But at Svarga, this happiness / pleasure does not provide unalloyed one, as jeevathmas are haunted by the fear of being thrown out at the end of the tenure of their stay there. Jeevathma is shunted out of Svarga, as soon as that jeevathma’s punya is exhausted . That is why Acharyas say that punya as golden hand–cuff and sin is iron hand–cuff. Both should be wiped out to attain the golden–feet of Baghvan.
Sri Krishna says in Gita 4 types of votoraies propitiating Him.
Aarta —the sorrow stricken jeevas who are longing to get their wealthArthaarthi—jeevas craving for all kinds of wealth and absolute power Jijnasu—jeevas , seeking kaivalya moksha Jnani—jeevas seeking Baghvan’s lotus feet as the final goal duly surrendering before Him
The 4 th category –Jnani—is dear to Baghvan beyond words and is looked upon by Baghvan as His very self.
The richest wealthy jeevathmas on the earth will perish one day or other as every one sees the fall of monorchs, thus forcing the once rich king to beg / seek alms under the cover of darkness ( nights). These distinguished beggers get bitten by black dogs during nights, but desist from crying out their pain for fear of attractng his erstwhile citizens’ attention. But, alas, the earthen begging bowls drop down from their hands with big noise which draws huge crowds to witness the pathetic plight of their erstwhile monorch who, as king, was having decorated golden bowls to eat. The citizens of this monorch could not have dreamt of coming face to face with the former king. They waited for months together to have an interview with this king/ to get entry into the palace.
That is why, Acharyas instruct sishyas to make absolute surrender before Baghvan to attain salvation from the clutches of births and deaths which is the only permenant wealth
To be contd as ”Gems from the Scriptures –12–
Sarvam Sree Hayagreeva preeyathaam