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Guru Tattva - Part 4 By Sri.Sri.Muralidhara Swamiji.

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  • Ravishankar Gopal
    Radhe Krishna To all, Once a man said to Ramakrishna Paramahamsa that in this world none had bhakti and that he wished to speak to people about ‘seeing’
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 1, 2008
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      Radhe Krishna To all,

      Once a man said to Ramakrishna Paramahamsa that in this world none had bhakti and that he wished to speak to people about ‘seeing’ God.

      Ramakrishna asked him, “Have you seen God?” He replied, “No.”

      Ramakrishna questioned him, “When you have not yet seen God, how you can show God to another? First, you work for it and attain Bhagavan. We can then decide if it is necessary for you to show Him to others!”

      Without having ‘anubhava’ (experience) of something you cannot speak to others about it. You cannot speak and even if you do it will have no bearing on others. Only fools may get deceived.

      Hanuman was one who has been sent by Lord Rama.

      Sri Lanka was the kingdom ruled by Ravana who had ten heads. The ten heads represent the ten ‘indriyas’ - 5 ‘jnanendriyas’ and 5 ‘karmendriyas’ (eyes, mouth, nose, ears and skin [touch]). ‘Indriyas’ are popularly known to be 11, adding ‘mind’ to it. The ‘indriyas’ instigate the ‘mind’.

      What do these indriyas do? Man is made of three qualities - Rajas, Tamas and Sattva. Raajasic is to always get into fights or ever involved in some work or the other. He is always over active. Taamasic man is very lazy. He eats, sleeps and does not bother either about this world or the other. He has no goal in life. He just wastes his life. He does not bother about anything. Sattvic man does japa/dhyana/bhajan and takes effort to attain Bhagavan. In Ramayana, Ravana, Kumbakarna and Vibhishana represent the three gunas of man - Rajasa, tamasa and sattvic, respectively. We have all the qualities in us. We sleep because of tamasic quality. Due to sattvic quality we attend Satsang and desire to attain Bhagavan. We carry on activities due to rajasic quality. There is no world without rajasic quality. Lord Brahma (the Creator) at the time of creation sent four persons to the world - Sanaka, Sananta, Sanaatana and Sanatkumara. Lord Brahma having sent them
      relaxed in dhyana. But, on opening his eyes, he found the four also sitting in dhyana! How then will creation come to be? Brahma spoke to them, but they were interested only in dhyana and not in creation. Therefore, world cannot be run by such sattvic people! These people (sattvic) will stop the work of the world! So, Brahma sent sixteen ‘rajasa prakritis’ who carried on activities. They are the ones dear to Bhagavan because world runs only because of them! They are always in the midst of activities with deep intention to achieve something great.

      The ‘mind’ is made of all the three kinds of thoughts. To win over these one should take the support of God, just as Vibhishana (sattvic) surrendered to the Lord.

      !!! Will Continue !!!

      Regards

      Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
      Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
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