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Holi 26 march 2013 ashram

holi festival of Nature

holi the holy festival to get relived from all depressions &  get  near towards our true blissfull nature

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Prahlad’s story begins during the time of Lord Vishnu’s fourth avatar (incarnation) Varaha. In order to rescue the earth from the captivity of Hiranyaksha, Lord Vishnu had arrived in the avatar (incarnation) Varaha (boar) form and killed him. Hiranyaksha’s elder brother Hiranyakashipu was very angry about this. He resolved to take revenge of his brother’s death. He went to the Himalayas and began to perform severe penance for many, many years. Lord Brahma was pleased by his penance and asked him for a boon. Hiranyakashipu asked that “May I never be killed neither by any weapon nor any creature made by you, neither in the day nor in the night, and neither on earth nor in the sky”. Lord Brahma agreed to Hiranyakashipu’s boon and gave it to him.
While Hiranyakashipu was away, the gods had attacked his kingdom. Devarishi Narad stopped Indra the king of devas not todo any harm to poor queen and her un born baby on his way back to heaven. Devarishi Narad however, assured Indra that the unborn baby was a supreme devotee of Lord Vishnu and that they should not fear him. Lord Indra was convinced and released Queen Kayadhu, who then began to stay at Devarishi Narad’s hermitage. Addressing the unborn baby, Narad daily used to tell stories about lord vishnu & preach Queen Kayadhu about the devotion one should have for God. This was the way the baby would never forget the preaching it received in the pre-natal stage.

At the appropriate time, Queen Kayadhu gave birth to a son, Prahlad. Prahlad was the youngest among Hiranyakaship’s four sons. He appeared to be the eldest in virtues. He did not have any desires. He was content like the hermits, truthful and always wished well for everyone. He had full control over his senses, mind and body. He was also completely untouched by the demonic virtues of his father and brothers. Since childhood, he remained submerged in devotion to Lord Vishnu. The demons even tried to use their illusionary powers on Prahlad but none of their powers could stand before him. Two sages, Shand and Amark produced an ogress, Kritya to kill Prahlad if he didn’t follow their ways, but she killed them instead of killing Prahlad. But Prahlad was kind hearted and prayed to Lord Vishnu and brought them back to life.

Hiranyakashipu tried another way to kill Prahlad. He had a sister, Holika who had a boon that she would not die by fire. King Hiranyakashipu asked her to sit on a bonfire with Prahlad on her lap in the hope that this would kill Prahlad. Prahlad was not at all worried and chanted Lord Vishnu’s name and was not hurt, but Holika was burned to her death. All the measures taken by the demons to kill Prahlad proved to be fruitless.

Because of this, Hiranyakashipu began to feel afraid. Once more, he forcibly sent Prahlad to the hermitage of Shand and Amark. Once there, Prahlad did take the education they offered but had no interest in their teachings. When his teachers used to get engaged in minor activities, Prahlad would assemble his fellow disciples around him and preach to them that, “Brothers, this human incarnation is not meant to be wasted. If we don’t find God in this birth, it would be a great loss. We can achieve the means to find God right in our childhood, for when we grow young, we are caught by the material wealth and nothing can be done in old age. It is very easy to find God. He is present in everyone’s hearts. He is in every living being. Hence, we should not torture any creature. We should concentrate our mind in the God”.

At the age of five years, Prahlad was preaching to the demon boys. The demon boys followed him faithfully. His teachers saw that Prahlad’s teachings were against demonic traditions, Prahlad was sent back to Hiranyakashipu. Hiranyakashipu decided to kill Prahlad with his own hands. He tied Prahlad to a pillar. Hiranyakashipu asked in a loud voice: “O fool, with whose powers you have been humiliating me with? Now, I am going to kill you, call your God to save you.”

Prahlad was unconcerned replied humbly: “Father, don’t be angry. Lord Vishnu is the protector of us all. I am not dishonoring you. One’s own mind is his biggest enemy in the world. Lord Vishnu is everywhere. He is in me, in you, in your sword and is also present in the pillar”.

Little Prahlad could not even finish his words when his angry father hit the pillar with his mace. As soon as the mace touched the pillar, it broke with a thundering sound. Everyone who was present in the court panicked. They saw a creature emerging from the pillar. It had the face of a lion and a human body. Emerging from the broken pillar was the avatar (incarnation) of Lord Vishnu as Narsimha. Narsimha roared angrily. The demon king Hiranyakashipu tried his best to escape from Narsimha. But at last, Narsimha caught hold of him and dragged him towards the threshold. There, he put Hiranyakashipu on thighs and tore his belly with his terrifying nails.

The anger of Narsimha did not subside even after killing Hiranyakashipu. He was still roaring repeatedly. Lord Brahma, Lord Shankar and even Goddess Lakshmi prayed to Lord Narsimha from a distance but no one had the courage to go near him. Finally, Brahma sent Prahlad near Narsimha to calm him down. Fearlessly, Prahlad went near Narsimha and laid himself flat at his feet. Affectionately, the Lord in Narsimha form raised Prahlad and embraced him and said: “O son Prahlad, you had to bear the sufferings for so long. Please forgive me.”

Prahlad felt overwhelmed. The lord of the universe was standing before him and was stroking his head in assuring way. Prahlad bowed his head faithfully. Lord Narsimha then asked Prahlad to seek some boon. Prahlad said: “You are my true Lord. If you wish to grant me a boon, kindly bless me that no desire may arise in my mind for anything.”

Prahlad also prayed to Lord Narsimha for his father, asking him, “O Lord, my father had always criticized you. Please free him from the sins he has committed.” Lord Narsimha replied saying, “Prahlad, your father has now become holy.”
Lord Narsimha then escorted Prahlad to the throne of his father and made him sit on it, instructing him to follow good conduct and do his duties.

Holi gives us this holy message prahalada is our true blissfull nature
saving prahalada is saving our mind from all bad thoughts and keeping it pure & peaceful enlighted with the knowledge of holy Atman

Indian culture presents a chain of festivals based on scientific ground for the whole year. One of them, the festivals of Holi, which falls in the spring season, is the festival of fun and frolic, played with natural colours. It has a wholesome effect on health. If one plays Holi with flowers of  palash Butea Frondosa, resistance to the heat of the coming summer season is developed and one gains in terms of mental composure. It is also a good insurance against affliction triggered with the change of season.

dont be depressed  be happy  soul bliss & peace is ur own nature

dont be depressed be happy soul bliss & peace is ur own nature

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The Glories of Purushottam Maas


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Once upon a time, thousands of sages came together in the holy place called Naimisaranya to perform sacrifice. To their very good fortune the great sage Suta ., who had been traveling to different pilgrimage sites, arrived
there along with his disciples. The sages present were very enlivened to see him. They all stood up immediately to pay their respects to the great sage,offered him a very nice Vyasasana, and requested him with folded hands to sit down on it.

The sages of Naimisaranya said to Suta . with folded hands, “O Holy sage Sutaji!
We humbly request you to tell us something about the wonderful activities and pastimes of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. There are many thousands of such narrations, but we want to hear the most perfect one, by following which we can all be delivered from this Material Ocean and return back to Godhead.

Hearing the request made by these sages, headed by Saunaka rishi, Sri Suta began to speak, “O sages, please listen to me. I first went to Puskara Tirtha, then after visiting thousands of other holy places, I reached Hastinapura. There on the bank of Ganges, I saw thousands of sages sitting together with Pariksit Maharaja. Just then the great sage Sukadeva appeared, and all the sages present paid him proper respect by rising from their seats with folded hands. All the sages unanimously offered the Vyasasana to Sukadeva ., who would speak Krishna katha to Pariksit Maharaja.

Sri Sutaji said, “O sages, I have just come from Hastinapura where I
heard Srimad Bhagavatam from the lotus mouth of Sukadeva . Now I will tell you about the all-attractive activities and pastimes of the Lord.

Once, long ago, Sri Narada Muni reached Badrika Ashram, the residence of Sri Narayana Rishi. The river Alakananda was flowing down from His lotus feet. Narada paid his obeisances to Narayana and prayed, “Oh Lord of the demigods, Oh ocean of mercy! Oh master of creation, You are all truthful, the essence of all truths. I offer my obeisances unto You. “Oh Lord! In this material world all living entities are busily engaged in sense gratification. They have all forgotten the ultimate goal of life. Therefore please explain something which will be helpful both for householders and sages in the renounced order like me, something that will help us attain self realization and return back to Godhead.”

Hearing the sweet words of Narada, Lord Narayana smiled. He said, “O
Narada, please listen to the narrations about the supremely pious pastimes of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krishna, for they will diminish all sinful reaction. You already know of all the activities of the Supreme Lord, but for the benefit of others, you are asking Me again. So now I will tell you about the glories of the sacred Purushottama month, which is fully potent to grant not only all material happiness but also qualify one to return back to Godhead at the end of life.

Naradji enquired, “O Lord, I have heard the glories of all months
including Kartika, Chaitra, etc., but which month is this Purushottama month? O ocean of mercy, please tell me all about this sacred month.

What is the way to glorify this month? What should I do in this month? How should I take bath, give in charity, etc. What should I chant? Who should I worship? Should I observe fasting in this month?” Please tell me everything in detail.

Sri Suta said, “O sages, after hearing all these questions form
Narada,
Lord Narayana began to speak from His moon-like lotus mouth, “O Narada, I will tell you something which was previously explained by Lord Sri Krishna to Maharaja Yudhisthira.

Once Dharmaraja Yudhisthira lost everything-his empire, his palace and even his chaste wife Draupadi-to Duryodhana in a gambling match. At that time Draupadi was insulted by Dusasana in front of the whole royal assembly. But when Dusasana had tried to strip Draupadi clothes, she was saved from such a
dangerous situation by Lord Sri Krishna. After this incident, Yudhisthira Maharaja along with his brothers and wife left his kingdom and lived in Kamyavan, Vrindavan.

Once Sri Krishna, son of Devaki, visited the Pandavas in that forest. All the Pandavas, including Draupadi, were very happy to see their Lord, and they forgot their painful forest life immediately. They felt enriched with a new life just by taking Sri Krishna’s darshan. They paid their obeisances at their Lord’s lotus feet. Seeing the miserable condition of the Pandavas, Sri Krishna became very upset, and at the same time He became very angry towards Duryodhana. It appeared as if the Lord was going to destroy the whole universe, and so the Pandavas became fearful and all began to pray to the Lord in a humble mood. Listening to the humble prayers of Arjuna, the Lord composed Himself and said, “Oh Arjuna, being very pleased with all of you Pandavas, and being controlled by your devotion and friendship towards Me, I will now tell you about the wonderful history of Purushottama month.
Once upon a time, by the arrangement of providence, an extra month came to this world. Every one took this month to be most inauspicious, and even saw it as a stool-like month. Just as one should not touch stool, this month was also seen as untouchable. It was constantly unprotected and blasphemed, and rejected by everyone as an improper time for any religious and auspicious activities.

Being so rejected by all human beings, and constantly hearing only bad words and blasphemy, the personality of this extra month became very sad. She came to Vaikuntha to explain her sorrowful situation to the Lord.

Seeing Lord Vishnu on His simhasana, she fell down at His lotus feet in a mood of sorrow and grief. Tears were falling profusely from her eyes. She prayed to the Lord, “Oh ocean of mercy! I have come to You because I am helpless. I have been rejected and blasphemed by all people of the world. Please protect me; please show me Your mercy. Please don’t be indifferent towards me.” Saying these words, the extra month [adhik maas] continued crying in front of Lord Vishnu and sat down before Him in a dejected mood. Seeing the humble and pitiable position of the extra month, Lord Vishnu became very merciful towards her. He told her, “Do not lament, I shall give you protection form all of your miseries. Please stop crying. It is not proper to lament aftertaking shelter of My lotus feet.”

Being so consoled by the Lord, the extra month said, “Oh Lord, You know my painful condition. No one is in more miserable situation in these three worlds than I. First of all, all other months, years,
days, nights, directions etc. are being protected by You, and so they are always moving fearlessly in their unique charming moods. But I [an extra month] don’t have any name, nor any protector, nor a husband to give me shelter. All the demigods and human beings have rejected me for any auspicious activities. For this reason, oh Lord, I want to die immediately. omshanti Oh Narada, this extra month then repeatedly said, “I want to die! I want to die! I want to die!” Then she fainted at the feet of the Lord. omshanti shanti shanti

Being requested by Lord Vishnu, Garuda started fanning the extra month. And after sometime she got up and began to speak again, “Oh Lord of the universe, I am in need of Your shelter, please protect me.”

Lord Vishnu told the extra month, “Oh child, please don’t lament, your misery will be finished very soon. Get up and come with Me to Goloka
Vrindavana, which is even unattainable to great yogis. Goloka is the abode of Lord Sri Krishna. Here Lord Sri Krishna is in His two handed form,surrounded by gopis and is enjoying His eternal pastimes. The Supreme Sri Krishna of Goloka will deliver you from all your miseries, please come with Me.” Then Lord Vishnu took Malamasa (the extra month) to Goloka by catching her by the hand.

From a distant place Lord Vishnu and Malamasa observed the effulgence of Goloka. This dazzling effulgence automatically forced Malamasa to close her eyes. Therefore, keeping the extra month behind Him, Lord Vishnu proceeded further until they reached the main gate. There the doorkeeper paid his respects to Him.

Having reached the Supreme Abode, Lord Vishnu met Lord Sri Krishna who was surrounded by many devoted gopis. Lord Vishnu husband of Ramadevi, paid His obeisances to Lord Sri Krishna. Then He made the extra month also offer her obeisances at the lotus feet of Lord Sri Krishna, even though she was crying loudly. Immediately Sri Krishna asked, “Why is she crying? She is in Goloka Vrindavana, why is she crying?” Hearing these words form Lord Sri Krishna, Lord Vishnu got up from His seat and started explaining the miserable condition of the extra month. He begged Him to please protect his unprotected month. “There is no one except You Lord Krishna, who can save this extra month from her hellish condition and give her full protection.” Having said these words, Lord Vishnu remained standing in front of Lord Krishna with folded hands.

Then Suta . continued to speak, “Oh sages! Lord Vishnu took his seat,
and Lord Krishna spoke very confidential words to Him. Listen carefully, for
I am now going to share those words with all of you.

Purushottama Sri Krishna said, “Oh Vishnu, you have done a very great deed by bringing this extra month to Me. You will become even more famous for performing this act. Because You have accepted this Malamasa, I will also accept her. I shall make this poor extra month just like Me in quality, fame opulence, realization, success, and in giving benediction to the devotees.
This month will become equally potent to Me. I am bestowing all of My divine qualities in this abused month. Named after Me, this month will be famous as Purushottama month in this world.

“Oh Janardana, now that she has imbued My qualities, I Myself will become the husband and protector of this Purushottama month. And being equal to Me, this month will be the master of all other months. Now this month will become worshipable by one and all. Everyone should pay their obeisances to her, everyone should worship her. This month is equally as powerful as Me to give any type of benediction to its observer. The worshiper of this month will be able to burn all this past sinful reactions to ashes, and after enjoying a blissful life in the material realm, he will return back to Godhead.

“Oh Garudadhwaja,” Lord Sri Krishna continued, “My Goloka is
unattainable to
the performers of austerities, mahatmas engaged in pious activities, to people who maintain celibacy, or to those who
fast their whole life’s duration. But just by observing Purushottama month and becoming a devotee one can easily cross over this material ocean and return back to Godhead

“Oh Garudadhwaja,” Lord Sri Krishna continued, “My Goloka is
unattainable to the performers of austerities, mahatmas engaged in pious activities, to people who maintain celibacy, or to those who
fast their whole life’s duration. But just by observing Purushottama month and becoming a devotee one can easily cross over this material ocean and return back to Godhead

Observance of this Purushottama month is the best of
all austerities. Just as a farmer produces a rich harvest by planting seeds in nicely cultivated land, so an intelligent man who practices devotional service towards the Supreme Lord in this Purushottama month will enjoy a blissful life while in this world and afterleaving his body he will return back to Godhead.

“An unfortunate ignorant man, who does not perform any japa, does not give any charity, does not pay respect to Lord Sri Krishna and His devotees, does not behave properly to brahmanas, makes enmity with others and who blasphemes the Purushottama month will go to hell for an unlimited period.” Lord Sri Krishna continued, “How can a person make his life successful unless he performs devotional service in this Purushottama month? A person who is fully engaged in sense gratification and does not give any special importance to this sacred month becomes the best candidate for hell.

All human beings should perform some devotional service in this Purushottama month by:

1. Worshipping Me the Atman, Sri Krishna, by chanting My holy name or any names ur fav deity or ur Guru mantra
2. Study of Srimad Bhagavatam and Bhagavad-gita, particularly Chapter
Fifteen, Purushottama Yoga
3. Giving in charity
4. Offering ghee diya (lamp) daily

A fortunate person who follows My instructions and observes this
Purushottama month properly, and in a faithful way worships Me will attain
fame, opulence and a good son in this very life. After enjoying a happy life, he will return back to Goloka Dhama. By following My instructions,everyone should worship this sacred month. I have made it the best among all other months. Oh husband of Rama devi (Vishnu), give up all kinds of mental speculation about this extra month. Just
take this Purushottama month with You to Your Vaikuntha abode.

In this month the sun moves into Mesha rasi (Aries), and the new year begins according to many calanders. 

Keshava Vrata starts; for one month one should control the senses, sleep on the earth, bath twice daily in a river, worship the Lord and give cloth,sugar, sesame, rice, and gold to the brahmanas. If one worships Madhsudana in this month one gains the benefits of one years worship. 

While Keshava Vrata lasts one may hang a pot with a hole in it, fill it with water and drip water over Tulasi and a Shalagrama Shila. 

As it is getting hot by this time of the year in the northern hemisphere it is pleasing for the Shaligram to receive cool waters dripped upon Him. How to do this? Suspend a waterpot that has a small hole in it over Tulasi and over the Shaligram and allow to drip, some places they make a frame to facilitate this some will suspend the pot by a string or chain from the ceiling. 

For Tulasi this is especially done in the now hot northern hemisphere when water becomes a vital asset for the growth of Tulasi Devi. In the southern hemisphere be careful not to overwater as we come out of Summer and into Autumn.

Every two (sometimes three) years in Vedik Sidereal astrology there is a time compensation month added to correct, and adjust the time movements. This is something similar to the western Leap Year.
This month is considered to be very auspicious (adhika = best or greatest), as Vishnu Himself appearing in a Calendrical Form to rectify our astrological and astronomical calculations.

The astronomical parameters differ only slightly in different astronomical texts. For our present discussions, these differences will not matter much and so we follow the Suryasiddhanta. According to this text,

1 Lunar year = 29.5305 X 12 = 354.366 days
1 Solar year = 365.2587 days.

Thus one lunar year lags behind the solar year and one lunation has to be added after 3 years to fit the lunar year into the solar one. Astronomers have called this intercalary lunation as adhika month, and have asserted that this month is to be added to the lunar year.

Adhika (Purushottam) Maase Since the calendar is based on the phases of the Moon, the transits take 354 days, 8 hours and 34.28 seconds. This creates a difference of 10 days, 21 hours and 35.16 seconds from the actual solar year (365 days, 6 hours, 9.54 seconds) When the accumulated difference exceeds 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 2.865 seconds, an adjustment is made with an extra month (Adhika Maas), which carries the name of the previous or the next
month, depending on the proximity of the month. Normally, seven extra months occur in 19 years.

Astronomical & Astrological technicalities explained regarding origin of,
and purpose of Adhika mase, and also symbolically what the Adhika represents.

The lunar calendar adds one extra month every third year. This extra month is known by various names: Adhik Maas, Mal Maas, Purushottam Maas,   Adhik Maas comes every third year
Whenever Sankranti does not fall within one month then Adhik Maas occurs. When there are two Sankrantis within one month then it becomes the lunar year with one reduced month (11 months in the year
Vasishtha Siddhanta (the treatise of Vasishtha) mentions that Adhik Maas or the extra lunar month occurs after every 32 months, 16 days and 8 Ghadis (a Ghadi is a period of 24 minutes and 60 Ghadis equal 24 hours).
It is a fact that the solar year is made up of 365 days and about 06 minutes and the lunar year is made up of 354 days. Thus both the solar and the lunar years have gaps of 11 days, 1 hour, 31 minutes and 12 seconds. As this gap increases each year, it approximates in three years to one month.
[Note: The moon takes about 27.3 days to make one complete orbit around the earth. The earth orbits around the sun once every 365.2422 days (= earth’s orbital speed of 29.79 km per second). The earth and the moon in 27.3 days have moved as a system about 1/12 of the ways around the sun. This means that from one full moon to the next full moon, the moon must travel 2.2 extra days before it appears full. This is due to the curve of the earth’s orbit around the sun. The moon is still making one complete orbit (circle) in 27.3 days. But to line up with the earth and sun to become a full moon again it takes 29.531 days.
29.531 day Lunar months = 354.372 days per lunar year. Thus we arrive at a difference of 10.87 days a year between a lunar year and a solar year of 365.2422 days per year.]

There many Religious significance of Adhik Maas in holy scriptures

According to  Devi Bhagavat that charitable and meritorious acts and fastings etc. carried out during this Maas (Adhik Maas), inevitably produce results. Just as atomic sized contents within a seed produce a giant and long living Banyan tree, so in the same manner even a little charitable act done during Mal Maas (Adhik Maas) produces big results.
As mentioned before, Mal Maas or Adhik Maas is also known as Purushottama Maas. There is a nice story about this. According to the lunar year, there were only 12 months. Each of the twelve months was assigned to 12 gods. So that the lunar and the solar years do not get out of step with days and seasons, the far-sighted Rishi-Munis calculated and facilitated Adhik Maas (extra month) and shown its importance. But one problem still remained. Each of the 12 months was assigned to 12 different gods. But the 13th extra month was not assigned to any god. Adhik Maas (Mal Maas) felt sadness and approached Lord Vishnu and said that no god was assigned to him (Adhik Maas) Adhik Maas further spoke to Lord  Vishnu: ‘ I am filled with anxiety and I have therefore come to seek your refuge and help.’
Lord Vishnu took pity on him. The Lord (Vishnu) agreed and assigned Adhik Maas to Himself and gave the name Purushottama Maas to this month. Lord Vishnu also said that acquisition of merits during other months through good deeds, japa, austerities etc can be acquired by japa, austerities etc. carried out within this one month. Since then it is known as the Purushottama Maas and acquired greater significance than the other months.
In a book called Purushottama Granth can be found many aspects of the special religious significance of this month. Many people read or listen to this book during Purushottama Maas (Adhik Maas). By reading and listening, high merits are acquired. There are lots of lovely stories connected with the special significance of this month.
It is written in the Bhavishyottar Purana that fasting or eating once a day should commence on the first day of the bright fortnight (Shukla Paksha) and end on the last day of the dark fortnight (Krishna Paksha). According to ability, distribute to charities and do good deeds.

Adhik Maas
The Puranas also sing high praises about Adhik Maas and indicate Puja, readings of scriptures etc. during Adhik Maas. Selfless actions, without the expectations of results, are to be performed during Adhik Maas. Mal Maas (Adhik Maas) is the month for Vishnu puja. The recitation of Srimad Bhagavat Purana and of the Bhagavad Gita during this month produce top meritorious results. In addition to singing and listening to the praises of the Lord (Vishnu), undertake Adhik Maas Vrat also. This Vrat is to begin from the first day and ends on the last day of Adhik Maas. Waking up during the hours of Brahma Muhurta (between 4 am and 6 am), after ablutions, place a murti of Radha-Krisha or Lakshmi-Narayana and perform Sodashopachara puja. If there is a temple nearby then perform puja of whatever deities are usually worshipped therein. During the entire month of Mal Maas Vrat eat Sattvic food (vegetarian meals, milk, fruits, nuts, grains, vegetables). One meal at night is recommended.
It is written in the Bhavishyottar Purana that Sri Krishna Himself has said regarding Adhik Maas Vrat that by carrying out the Vrat with the sole aim of worshipping God, through fasting, cleanliness, charity, puja etc. merits are acquired which produce unfailing results and all sorts of calamities are overcome.

Adhik maas (Purshottam maas) 18th Aug to 16th Sep 2012 (अधिक मास में क्या करें ?)

Tips to increase wealth and happiness in Adhik maas – Starting from 18th August to 16th September

Guru Purnima 3 july 2012

Jai guru devan deva varam nija bhaktan rakshana deha dharahm sukha shanti karam nirupadhi niraamaya divya param


गुरु स्तवन

गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णुः गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः |
गुरुर्साक्षात परब्रह्म तस्मै श्री गुरवे नमः ||
ध्यानमूलं गुरुर्मूर्ति पूजामूलं गुरोः पदम् |
मंत्रमूलं गुरोर्वाक्यं मोक्षमूलं गुरोः कृपा ||
अखंडमंडलाकारं व्याप्तं येन चराचरम् |
तत्पदं दर्शितं येन तस्मै श्री गुरवे नमः ||
त्वमेव माता च पिता त्वमेव, त्वमेव बंधुश्च सखा त्वमेव |
त्वमेव विद्या द्रविणं त्वमेव, त्वमेव सर्वं मम देव देव ||
ब्रह्मानंदं परम सुखदं केवलं ज्ञानमूर्तिं |
द्वन्द्वातीतं गगनसदृशं तत्त्वमस्यादिलक्षयम् ||
एकं नित्यं विमलं अचलं सर्वधीसाक्षीभूतम् |
भावातीतं त्रिगुणरहितं सदगुरुं तं नमामि

Vyas Purnima : A Festival of Disciples for Disciples

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(Excerpts from Satsang of Pujya Sant Shri Asaramji Bapu)

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Every festival is an occasion for happiness. Indian culture has further enriched its festivals with an exclusive touch of colour and fragrance of samskaras. Vyas Purnima is a pious festival overflowing with the pristine fragrance of such samskaras.

Sages were Mantra-drashtas-seers of the Vedic intonations intuiting the Vedic truths. By virtue of their dedicated penance and meditation, different Sages discovered and mastered different mantras. Maharshi Vyas compiled all these mantras together. He simplified the esoteric content of these Vedic mantras and thus made them accessible to common people so that they may improve their lives with strength and prosperity. Thus Maharshi Vyas came to be known as Veda Vyas. To commemorate this grand service to the endeavour of knowledge, the Purnima of the month of Ashadha is celebrated as Vyas Purnima.

Vyas Purnima or Guru Purnima, is a festival that reminds us of our primary duty of attaining Self-knowledge. It adorns our mind with divine virtues and inspires us over and over again to bathe in the holy Ganges of Sadguru?s enlightening knowledge and divine love.

Not only the devotees, Rishis, Maharshis, yogis and Self-realized Saints, but gods and demigods viz. Yakshas, Gandharvas, etc., who are desirous of liberation, also zealously look forward to this supremely propitious festival.

Maharshi Veda Vyas had compiled and subdivided the Vedas into four parts. To acknowledge this great and noble deed, the gods had worshipped him on this auspicious day. From that day onwards, it has been a tradition to worship Maharshi Veda Vyas on the occasion of Vyas Purnima. On this day if a disciple pays a visit to his Brahmavetta Sadguru and worships Him with faith and devotion while maintaining complete restraint of the senses, he attains the virtue of celebrating all the festivals of the entire year.

It is with the grace of Maharshi Veda Vyas that we are privileged to read and imbibe the teachings of the scriptures. The Sadguru, who explains the esoteric message of the scriptures, Puranas, Upanishads, etc. to us, cuts asunder the knots of ignorance from our hearts, enlightens us (individual souls) about our inseparable unity with the Supreme Brahman, and teaches us the art of being engrossed in the bliss of our True Self, is considered to be a veritable representative of Maharshi Veda Vyas, and is therefore worshipped with heart-felt devotion on this pious day.

Guru Purnima is a supreme spiritual festival wherein the aspirant completely surrenders himself to the Sadguru. The disciple surrenders his body, mind and all material possessions at the holy feet of the Sadguru in order to please him. It is said, ?The Guru asks for the disciple’s head’. The ‘head’ as such is not meant in its literal sense. The ‘head’ symbolizes the ego, and offering the head implies total and unconditional surrender to the Guru in order to instantly imbibe and assimilate the Guru’s Supreme Experience as one’s own; that is the reason why all the Saints, devotees, yogis and sages have extolled the glory of the Guru and urged disciples to repay the debt owed to Sadguru by making an offering of their heads.

The glory of the Guru is unfathomable. Visit all the holy places on earth, worship all the gods, give donations, perform yajnas; but until and unless you worship the Sadguru with utmost faith, all of it will fall short of the ultimate goal. On the other hand, even if you forget all those gods but worship the Sadguru with complete devotion and set your mind in pious contemplation of his holy feet, you thereby transcend all the vidhis and nishedhas.

It has rightly been said, ‘All the gods and deities, including Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva, are automatically worshipped, when you worship the Sadguru.’

Maharshi Veda Vyas is venerated as an ideal model of a Guru. That is why worshipping the Guru is also termed Vyas-Puja. It is not only the Vedic Dharma that glorifies the Guru. In fact even other religions of the world, be it Sikhism, Christianity, Jainism or Buddhism, -all attest to the Supreme significance of worshipping the Guru.

Just as the virtues like love, compassion, humanity, etc., are common to all religions, worshipping and glorifying the Guru is a common practice to all of them. The great Saint Adi Shankaracharya has even gone to the extent of saying that even if you acquire all riches and all worldly pleasures, even if you master all branches of learning, achieve perfection in all penances, even if you cultivate complete detachment from the world all these achievements are futile, if you don’t immerse your heart in the devotional love for the holy feet of the Guru.

Each and every relationship in this world has a selfish motif. All the relationships, -father and son, husband and wife, brother and brother, master and servant are based on selfishness. However, the relationship between the Guru and his disciple is completely devoid of any such selfish interest.

Bhole Baba has said,
‘All relationships are born out of selfishness; the whole world is selfish.
Sadguru is purely unselfish; he is the true benefactor.
God’s grace comes only after Sadguru showers his grace.
Without Sadguru’s grace, even God is helpless; He cannot purify a man’s mind of the filth of vices and ignorance.’

None but a disciple whose heart is full of devotional love for his Guru can fathom the bliss and greatness of the relationship between the Sadguru and a true disciple. Only the chakor (Indian red-legged partridge, that is enamoured with the Moon) knows the delight it experiences at the sight of the Moon. Only the moth knows the joy experienced in the proximity of the flame. Similarly, it is only the true disciple who appreciates the significance of the holy darshan, touch, adoration and worship of the Sadguru.

If while worshipping the Guru, one experiences bristling of the hairs of his body and the heart is overwhelmed with joy, tears stream down from the eyes, the mind is devoid of all thoughts other than a devotional contemplation of the Guru’s holy image, the feeling of bliss at having an opportunity to be under the Guru’s benevolent tutelage makes one speechless, the ego itself is offered as dakshina at the Guru’s pious feet, and when emotions find expression in words like, ‘Hail the Guru’, ‘Victory to Guru’ -then and only then does the disciple attain true blessedness and get accomplished.

Sadguru is a purna being. That is why Purnima is celebrated to worship him. He dispels the darkness of ignorance and guides one in Self-knowledge. From the day of initiation, Sadguru dwells in the disciple’s heart. Sadguru is the effulgent light that rekindles the extinguished flame within the disciple’s heart. Sadguru is the cure for the great malady of Bhav Roga from which the disciple suffers. Sadguru is the gardener who tends to the garden of the disciple’s life to make it verdant and fragrant. He reveals the secret of Abheda to enable the disciple have realization, by reasoning of the non-dual in duality.

Meeting of the disciple’s competence and the Sadguru’s grace opens the doorway to salvation. Sadguru is soothing as well as illuminating like the full Moon of the Purnima. That is another reason why he is worshipped on the day of Purnima.

Sadguru’s grace is the only means that can liberate man from the Samsara which is the store-house of miseries based on the cruel and unsparing cycle of birth and death. Blessed is the disciple, who has attained the grace of the Sadguru and is able to assimilate the same.

‘Blessed is the one who accepts the tutelage of the Sadguru.
Deities and accomplished yogis worship him; there is nobody as great.
When the Guru instructs a deserving disciple,
He is delivered forthwith; he does not have to take birth again.’

To have a Guru is the foremost necessity in life. Friends, sons, brothers, spouse, wealth, arts and health nothing is as important as the Sadguru. Guru gives a new life to the disciple. He guides the disciple on the path of sadhana and enlightens him. The true Sadguru awakens the disciple’s dormant life force. He trains the disciple in yoga and enraptures him with the enlightening knowledge of the True Self. Sadguru helps the disciple sail in the river of devotion and teaches him the art of remaining unattached and selfless while performing his duties in this material world. Sadguru helps the disciple realize the formless Self, thus become free from bondage while still remaining in the embodied form.

The Guru makes you renounce, not your material wealth but your Jivatva, your hatred and your notions of ‘Mine’ and ‘Thine’. When he is enraged it is only to repel our ignorance and our behaviour based on duality. He is malicious, but only towards our false sense of being a jiva limiting ourselves to body-consciousness.

But then, it is indeed very difficult to find such a Sadguru. It is the great lot of merits accumulated over so many births that enable us to attain the tutelage of such Sadgurus.

‘It is hard to get a human birth,
That is again so very transient;
Harder still it is to have the darshan of such Saints,
Who are privileged to be the true beloveds of the Lord.’

The day for expressing our gratitude towards such a Sadguru is Guru Purnima. Maharshi Veda Vyas was the first Guru. That is yet another reason why Guru Purnima is also known as Vyas Purnima.

Vyas Purnima falls in the beginning of the rainy season. The earth, scorched by the summer heat, is then soaked by rains, receiving thereby a much-needed respite and the fertility to grow crops. Similarly disciples receive ability from the Sadguru to enhance their knowledge, peace, devotion and yoga.

During Chaturmas, beginning on Vyas Purnima, the wandering ascetics remain stationed at one place and enlighten the people there. Those acharyas and Gurus, having ashrams and maths, call their disciples and instruct them in the knowledge of scriptures, revise their previous lessons and make them take new resolves for further spiritual practices.

Spiritual schools begin on this day. Vows for observing vratas, yajnas and anushthanas are taken on this day in the presence of the family priest. Aspirants resolve to perform japa, penance, study of scriptures, religious observances etc. and thus gird up their loins to earn as much spiritual wealth as possible during Chaturmas.

Thus, Vyas Purnima is a festival that inspires the aspirants anew towards spiritual practices, into expressing gratitude to the Guru, and gives good (auspicious) wishes for imbibing the essence of the Real Being that the compassion incarnate Guru is established in.

Avtaran Divas


To Ashram

” Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Shashti”

the holy divine beautifull day
The essence of Bharata lies in Her culture of Self-realization. ParamAtman is not seen as something apart, but as our very essence, the one True Self that resides in the heart of us all. Raising ourselves from ordinary individuals to the heights of Supreme Consciousness is only possible with the guidance of one who is already in that transcendent state. Such a one is called a Satguru, a True Yogi, as in one who has gained mastery over the mind, one who is beyond the mind.

A True Yogi Of Sreemad Bhagvad Gita

In Sreemadh Bhagvad Gita Bhagvan Shri Krishna says who is True Yogi ?

yoga-yukto visuddhatma
vijitatma jitendriyah
sarva-bhutatma-bhutatma
kurvann api na lipyate

Sreenad Bhagvad Gita 5.7

One who works in devotion, who is a pure soul, and who controls his mind and senses, is dear to everyone, and everyone is dear to him. Though always working, such a man is never entangled.

naiva kincit karomiti
yukto manyeta tattva-vit
pasyan srnvan sprsan jighrann
asnan gacchan svapan svasan
pralapan visrjan grhnann
unmisan nimisann api
indriyanindriyarthesu
vartanta iti dharayan

SBG 8-9

A person in the divine consciousness, although engaged in seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, eating, moving about, sleeping and breathing, always knows within himself that he actually does nothing at all. Because while speaking, evacuating, receiving, opening or closing his eyes, he always knows that only the material senses are engaged with their objects and that he is aloof from them.

brahmany adhaya karmani
sangam tyaktva karoti yah
lipyate na sa papena
padma-patram ivambhasa

SBG 10

One who performs his duty without attachment, surrendering the results unto the Supreme God, is not affected by sinful action, as the lotus leaf is untouched by water.

kayena manasa buddhya
kevalair indriyair api
yoginah karma kurvanti
sangam tyaktvatma-suddhaye

SBG 11
The yogis, abandoning attachment, act with body, mind, intelligence, and even with the senses, only for the purpose of purification.

Perfection must be sought in the right place. Thousands of years ago it was discovered in Ancient Dev Bhumi Bharata, that perfection could not be found in the external world, which is impermanent and full of contradictions. Freedom from all limitations is the Vedantic criterion of perfection. Immutable Truth, unity of existence, boundless bliss, this is what is meant by perfection in Vedanta. There is only one thing, which is free from all limitations of time, space, causation: It is absolute consciousness. It is in the depths of consciousness, that perfection is to be sought.It is this total freedom that is the vedantic criterion of perfection, and the individual who has attained this freedom is the ideal of perfection. He is known as the Bramavit, knower of Brahman.

Param Pujya Sant Shri Asaramji Bapu is the embodiment of this ancient Vedantic ideal of perfection. The ideal person according to Vedanta is one who after attaining liberation for himself strives for the liberation of others. Such a fully illuminated soul is called a Rishi. It is as a perfect Brahma Rishi that Sant Shri Asaramji Bapu is said to be the ideal man & a True Yogi of Shrimad Bhagavad Gita for modern age.

From ancient times up to the present day, an unbroken succession of Self-realized Yogis, Sages, Saints have incarnated in the Land of Yogis & Saints Bharata to lead seekers of Truth to the ultimate reality.

Yada Yada hee Dharmasya glaneer bhavati Bharat
Abhyusthanam Adharmasya Tadaatmanam Sreejamyaham
Paritranaaya Sadhunaam Vinaashaya cha Dushkritaam
Dharma Sansthapna arthaya Sambhavami Yuge Yuge

Gita 4.7 & 8

Bhagvan Shri Krishna Says In Srimad Bhagvad Gita:-
“Arjuna Whenever righteousness is on the decline, unrighteousness is in the ascendent, then I body Myself forth For the Protection of the virtuous, for the extirpation of evil-doers, and for establishing Dharma on a firm footing, I manifest Myself from age to age.”

Shri Asaramayan :- “One who recites this Holy booklet for 108 times, gets nobel desires fulfilled.” (in Hindi & Eng)
जो भी भक्त इस दिव्य ग्रन्थं का १०८ बार पाठ करे तो उनकी सभी शुभ कामनायें पूर्ण होंगी ॥

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HariomHariomHariomHariomHariomHariomHariomHariom

Chaitra Navaratri


या देवी सर्वभुतेषु शक्तिरुपेण संस्थितः।।
नमस्तस्यैः नमस्तस्यैः नमस्तस्यैः नमो नमः॥

Navaratri & Navadurga from omshivashakti

The scriptures say, “I bow again and again before Maa Jagadambaa (Mother of the universe), abiding in all beings and objects in the form of energy.”

Chhaitra Navratri

23/3/2012 to 1/4/2012

Reading Sri Ram charitra Manas is extremly beneficial during Navarart

ri for fullfilling desires

Sri RamCharitra Manas from http://omshriram.blogspot.com/

God manifests Himself in numerous shapes and forms. One of them is that of the Mother. The manifestation of Supreme Brahman in the form of power, compassion, forgiveness, and benevolence has been termed as Maa (Mother) and Navratri is the time to adore and worship the Mother in her various forms.

The Mother’s Grace is boundless. Her mercy is illimitable, Her knowledge infinite; Her power is immeasurable, Her glory ineffable and Her splendor indescribable. She gives us material prosperity as well as spiritual freedom.

In the ‘Srimad Devi Bhagawata’, it is written that one desirous of knowledge, wealth and begetting a son should meticulously observe the Navratri Vrata, which has the power of returning the kingdom to a dethroned king. Sri Rama worshipped Durga at the time of the fight with Ravana, to invoke Her aid in the war. He fought and won through Her Grace. It was also on this day that Arjuna worshipped Devi, before starting the battle against the Kauravas on the field of Kurukshetra.

The festival of Navratri should be celebrated with great fanfare through the rendition of devotional songs, music and dancing. One should sleep on the ground.

Worship

One should offer food to as many young girls as one can afford to feed.
and worship the goddess by pleasing them.
Butvery little ( babies) girls less than one year of age cannot be considered. Only girls from the age of 2 to 10 years can be worshipped on this occasion.

Serving food & sweets & new cloths to poor girls would definetly bring happines & Blessings of Goddess

for serving anyone age is no question

anyone can please the goddes by helping & serving any female be it child or baby or girl or women

they all are Goddess in different forms

Nari is Naarayani

या देवी सर्वभुतेषु मातृरूपेण संस्थितः।।

नमस्तस्यैः नमस्तस्यैः नमस्तस्यैः नमो नमः॥

One unable to observe fast on all Navratri days should fast on the 7th, 8th and 9th lunar days and worship Goddess Durga. This affords religious merits of observing a fast on each of the Navratri days.

Raatri Jaagran or Night vigil during Navratri is beneficial when there are discussions according to the guidelines of the scriptures, the mind is cheerful, a pious lamp is lit throughout the night before Goddess Durga’s idol, and there is devotional chanting of the Divine Mother’s pious name with music. Only Sattvik dance should be performed, not disco or some other western dance.

The worship of Devi, the universal Mother, leads to the attainment of knowledge of the Self. Hinduism is the only religion in the world which has emphasized to such an extent the motherhood of God. One’s relationship with one’s mother is the dearest and the sweetest of all human relations. Hence, it is proper to look upon God as mother.

SALUTATIONS to the Divine Mother, Durga, who exists in all beings in the form of intelligence, mercy, beauty, who is the consort of Lord Shiva, who creates, sustains and destroys the universe.

Navratri me lakshmi prapti ki sadhna mantra

नवरात्रि विशेष

दुःख दर्द बढ़ गए, परेशानियाँ बढ़ गईं, रोग बीमारियाँ बढ़ गयी, मेहंगाई बढ़ गयी,तो क्या करना चाहिए?

देवी भागवत के तीसरे स्कन्द में नवरात्रि का महत्त्व वर्णन किया है | मनोवांछित सिद्धियाँ प्राप्त करने के लिए देवी की महिमा सुनायी है, नवरात्रि के ९ दिन उपवास करने के शारीरिक लाभ बताये हैं |

1.शरीर में आरोग्य के कण बढ़ते हैं |

2.जो उपवास नहीं करता तो रोगों का शिकार हो जाता है, जो नवरात्रि के उपवास करता है, तो भगवान की आराधना होती है, पुण्य तो बढ़ता ही है, लेकिन शरीर का स्वास्थ्य भी वर्ष भर अच्छा रहता है |

3.प्रसन्नता बढ़ती है |

4.द्रव्य की वृद्धि होती है |

5.लंघन और विश्रांति से रोगी के शरीर से रोग के कण ख़त्म होते हैं |

नौ दिन नहीं तो कम से कम ७ दिन / ६दिन /५ दिन , या आख़िरी के ३ दिन तो जरुर उपवास रख लेना चाहिए |

देवी भागवत में आता है कि देवी की स्थापना करनी चाहिए | नौ हाथ लम्बभण्डार( मंडप/स्थापना का स्थान) हो |

Anusthana of Saraswatya Mantra

Saraswatya Mantra Anushthan is very beneficial in Navratri days, following is the procedure details of Saraswatya Mantra Anushthan

Regular and sincere jap of Saraswatya mantra leads to the development of the intellect and memory power beyond our imagination. The elevated lives of great many students initiated by Pujya Bapuji in the Saraswatya mantra bear a testimony to this.

If a student wants to make his life brilliant, vibrant and divine and to emerge out victorious in all fronts of life, he must observe an Anushthana of Saraswatya mantra. The procedure for the Anushthana is as follows:

The Anushthana of Saraswatya mantra is to be completed in seven days.
170 rounds of mala are to be done each day.
One should wear only white clothes during these seven days.
One should take a saltless diet during the Anushthana. Khir prepared from milk and rice is recommended.
One should worship goddess Saraswati with white flowers before beginning the jap of the mantra. The Bhog offered to Goddess Saraswati should also be Khir.
One should pray to Maa Saraswati for a pure and sharp intellect.
One should sleep on the ground on a mat or a blanket and observe Mauna as much as possible.
Jap done on a mala of crystal beads is all the more beneficial.
Other rules regarding place, sleeping, purity, etc. are common to an Anushthana of other mantras. A detailed account of the guidelines and precautions for an Anushthana of mantras is given in the Hindi books Mantra-Jap Mahima evam Anushthana Vidhi and Ishtasiddhi published by the Ashram.

To Ashram



To Ashram
Chaitra Navraatri from 4 april 2011

Holi The Holy Day


Holi 7 th march 2012 to ashram

holi festival of Nature

Indian culture presents a chain of festivals based on scientific ground for the whole year. One of them, the festivals of Holi, which falls in the spring season, is the festival of fun and frolic, played with natural colours. It has a wholesome effect on health. If one plays Holi with flowers of Butea Frondosa, resistance to the heat of the coming summer season is developed and one gains in terms of mental composure. It is also a good insurance against affliction triggered with the change of season.