Sunday, 18 December 2016

Samadanam -continued

HARIH  OM 
Peace  does  not  depend  on  what  we  have  but  on what  we  are. . Material  accomplishments  do not  bring  lasting  peace  and  happiness , whatever  little  they  bring  is  only  temporary  peace  and  happiness. . Of  the  four  purusharthas , artha  and  kama  are  also  recognised  as  legitimate  goals  by  scriptures . They  can  be  pursued  but  should  always  remain  as  secondary  goals  of  life. . Dharma  and  moksha  are  more  important  goals . In  the  Geeta  , the  Lord  says  that  a  seeker  has  to  learn  to  withstand  the  ups  and  downs  of  life.  And  this  requires  the  seeker  to  develop  his  discriminative  power,  to  discriminate  between  nitya  and  anitya  vastu. . The  seeker  also  has  to  learn  to transcend  the  pairs  of  opposites  like  heat  and  cold,  pleasure  and  pain  , honor  and  dishonor  etc. . The  seeker  has  to  reduce  his  artha  kama  pursuits   and  his  concern  for  yoga  and  shema  which  are  nothing  but  trying  to  acquire  what  one  does  not  have  and  trying  to  preserve  what  one  has  acquired. 

     When  he  gives  up  his  concern  for  yoga  and  kshema  ,  the  seeker  develops  inner  strength  through  wisdom  and  devotion  . He  no  longer  leads  a  mechanical  life   but   with  conscious  awareness   he  leads  a  deliberate  life.  This  is  called  "  citta  samadanam  ". This  conscious  living  makes  him  to  be  always   aware  of  the  higher  goal  he  has  set  for  himself. . The  seeker  should  become  aware  of  the  means  and  the  immediate  and  ultimate  goals. . Gnana  yoga  is  the  sadanam  for  attaining  moksha   but  to  get  into  gnana  yoga  ,he  needs  to  qualify  as  an  adhikari  to  walk  the  path  of  gnana  yoga.   The  ultimate  goal  is  attaining  moksha  but  the  immediate  goal  is  to   walk  the  path  of  knowledge  and  then  the  getting  gnana  yogyatha   by  being  a sadana  catustaya  sampanna    becomes  the  means  to  enter  the  portals  of  gnana  yoga  , which  now  becomes  a  means  to  attain  moksha. . So  a  seeker  should  have  clarity about   his  immediate  goal  and  his  ultimate  goal  and  the  means  he  should  adopt  to  reach  his  goal . . He  should  follow  them  with  a  single  pointed  mind  . This  is  called samadanam. 

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