Article September 2, 2015

One day a very freakish artist came to Iskcon Sochi temple with Sri Isopanisad in his hand and told devotees his story:

“I was looking for you, people, for three days and I am unbelievably glad I have finally found you.

One day I bought this book (he couldn’t even name its name and author, Srila Prabhupada, but only stammered something) and tried to read it.

But it was very difficult to understand, so many strange words.......

 

जिस प्रकार अग्नि धुएँ से, दर्पण धूल से अथवा भ्रूण गर्भाशय से आवृत रहता है, उसी प्रकार जीवात्मा इस काम की विभिन्न मात्राओं से आवृत रहता है ।

As fire is covered by smoke, as a mirror is covered by dust, or as the embryo is covered by the womb, similarly, the living entity is covered by different degrees of this lust.......

Journey to Spiritual Places with Radhanath Swami

Nandeshwar Mahadev pleads Yashoda to let him behold her Gopal

With great relish and fervor, Radhanath Swami once narrated the fascinating story of Lord Shiva coming to Nandagaon to have the darshan of Yashoda’s little darling Gopal. The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Shri Krishna was performing His pastimes in the courtyard of Nanda Maharaj....

शरीर को छोड़कर जाते हुए को अथवा शरीर में स्थित हुए को अथवा विषयों को भोगते हुए को इस प्रकार तीनों गुणों से युक्त हुए को भी अज्ञानीजन नहीं जानते, केवल ज्ञानरूप नेत्रों वाले विवेकशील ज्ञानी ही तत्त्व से जानते हैं॥

यत्न करने वाले योगीजन भी अपने हृदय में स्थित इस आत्मा को तत्त्व से जानते हैं, किन्तु जिन्होंने अपने अन्तःकरण को शुद्ध नहीं किया है, ऐसे अज्ञानीजन तो यत्न करते रहने पर भी इस आत्मा को नहीं जानते॥

The foolish cannot understand how a living entity can quit his body, nor can they understand what sort of body he enjoys under the spell of the modes of nature. But one whose eyes are trained in knowledge can see all this.....

Get Out of The Material World:Release of The Conditioned Soul

Material world is not ment for settling down, but for getting out.

A man bound by the hands and feet cannot free himself. He must be helped by a person who is unbound because the bound cannot help the bound, the rescuer must be liberated. Therefore, only Lord Krishna or His bona fide representative can release the conditioned soul.....

अपने पूर्व सकाम कर्मों द्वारा उत्पन्न शरीर के भीतर स्थित, अज्ञानी व्यक्ति सोचता है कि मैं ही कर्म का कर्ता हूँ | इसलिय ऐसा मूर्ख व्यक्ति मिथ्या अहंकार से मोहग्रस्त होकर, उन सकाम कर्मों से बँध जाता है, जो वस्तुतः प्रकृती के गुणों द्वारा किये जाते हैं | [SB: 11.11.10]

तात्पर्य

भगवदगीता में कहा गया है ......

जिसने दी है ज़िंदगी उसका साया साथ होकर भी नज़र नहीं आता...

देने वाला बिना आहट भर जाता है झोलियाँ बस यूँ ही बिन माँगे....

जय जय गुरुजी...

श्रीभगवान् ने कहा – हे अर्जुन! इसका कारण रजोगुण के सम्पर्क से उत्पन्न काम है, जो बाद में क्रोध का रूप धारण करता है और जो इस संसार का सर्वभक्षी पापी शत्रु है |

The Blessed Lord said: It is lust only, Arjuna, which is born of contact with the material modes of passion and later transformed into wrath, and which is the all-devouring, sinful enemy of this world.....