Sagun & Nirgun
Summary of last session (April 24) by Shri. Mohan Khandekar
Shri Vijayji started the session by narrating significance of Ram Navmi.
21:3/4 Sat Tulsidas-ji talks about four kinds of Bhaktas (भक्त) who pray to Shri Ram and receive His blessings. These lines have a direct reference to Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 7, Shloka 16) where Shri Krishna describes four types of devotees He is fond of. Sant-ji further stresses the importance of Ramnaam in Kaliyug.
Doha 22: Reciting Ramnaam creates complete devotion and helps to fulfil desires and attain liberation.
22:1 Both Sagun and Nirgun are the manifestations of Brahman. They are indescribable, with unknown depth and omnipresent. As per Mandukya Upanishad, the Name is followed by form (रूप) and qualities (गुण).
22:2/3 Tulsidas-ji appeals to the devotees to have attraction (रुची) for Him, which will create love and will lead to trust. These three are necessary for unwavering faith (श्रद्धा) and to begin your journey towards liberation. How can we perceive this All Pervading, Imperishable and Undivided Brahman?Sagun Brahman through understanding and Nirgun Brahman through knowledge.
22:4 Manifestation of Brahman is also possible by invoking His name with complete devotion.
Jai Shri Ram