Dharma, Dhyana & Bhakti
Summary of last session (January 30) by Shri Mohan Khandekar ji
Shri Vijayji started the session by drawing our attention to three important aspects of spirituality, Dharma, Dhyan and Bhakti and their relation to four siblings..
Shatrughna stands for elimination of anger and greed. Once detached, one walks the path of righteousness, which is represented by Bharat. Following this path will result in detachment (vairagya), which is none other than Laxman. A detachment from samsara will automatically lead to attachment to Shri Ram.
Hanumanji teaches us Dhyan and devotion. He has the ability to transcend the ego (the ocean).
12:1 Tulsidas Ji starts with a statement that everyone knows the strength in the name of Shri Ram. Vijayji explained the deep meaning hidden in the second line. One gets opportunity to serve Rishis and Munis after accumulating good deeds (पुण्य) of thousands of years. He also stressed the importance of satsang. He then made a Geeta connection. At the end of Bhagvad Geeta, Shri Krishna declares that “the one who follows My teachings will be Supreme amongst all”.
12:2 Vijayji explained the lines with reference to Upanishads. Ek (एक) signifies the Atma. Aniha (अनीह): the one who is desireless. Aroop (अरूप): Without attributes
Anama (अनामा): without qualities(अगुण), Aja (अज): unborn and Satchidananda (सत्चिदानंद): Satyam, Gyanam, Anantam, Brahman (सत्यम, ज्ञानं, अनंतम, ब्रह्मन्) as per Taittiriya upanishad. Vyapak (व्यापक) : all pervading, Biswaroop (बिस्वरूप): Virat Roop, Tehi Dhari (तेही धरी) God’s Divine plays.
12:3 The God incarnates to destroy the evil tendencies, to establish righteousness and to respond to the call of His devotees.
Jai Shri Ram
Please join us for the next pravachan on February 5.