Thursday, 14 September 2017

Bhaja Govindam -verse 6 part 2

HARIH OM 
                Through  contemplation  on the  Lord , the  seeker should  take  away  his  mind  from  the identification  with  his  body , and  from all  the  vanities  of  the  world  and  keep  his  mind  centred  on the  Lord.  This  is  not  to  say  that  one  neglects  the  body.  So  the  prayer  for  a  healthy  body  by  the  seeker  is  considered  to  be  alright  ,because  that  prayer  is  for  pursuing  the  spiritual  path for  which   one  definitely  needs  good  health.  The  jivatma  comes  to  identify  with  the  body  and  hence  gets  affected  by  whatever  happens  to  the  body.  As  long  as  he  is  alive  ,everyone  enquires  about  his  welfare.  But  he forgets  the  fact  this  will  perish  one day  ,so  he  should  not  give  over  importance  to  this  body  When  life  leaves  this  body,  it  becomes  dead  matter , so  worthy  only  of  cremating  it. . The  very  next  moment  of  the  death of  the  body, the  family  starts  making  preparations  for  its  cremation.   Even  the  wife  for  whom  this  body  was   dear, now  fears  going  near  the  dead  body  of  her  husband  and  does  not  want  to  delay  the  cremation. 

         Even  while  living  , this  man should  develop a  sense  of  detachment for  the  body , giving  up  the  identification  with  the  body with  the  right  understanding that  this  body  is  only a  temporary  vehicle  given  to him  for  his  spiritual  growth  and  life  would  be  snatched  away  from  him without  giving  him  any  advance  notice. 

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