Bhaagvat Puraan | Skandh-11
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Uddhav Jee said - "Hey Krishn, You are Omnipotent. Your orders are Ved. In Ved, some Karm are prescribed and some are prohibited. So all these are done only by examining the Gun and Dosh of the Karm. Difference between material, country, age, Kaal (time), Swarg and Narak, Varn and Aashram; according to Pratilom, Anulom, Varnsankar (children born from two different Varn parents) are known only through Ved. Although Ved is your speech, but in that only Vidhi-Nishedh (prescribed and prohibited) is here and there. So if somebody does not have the ability to see the difference between Gun and Dosh; then how can he be capable of doing good to people? Only Ved show Swarg-Moksh etc invisible things; and even in this Lok, what is the aim and what is the means; this can only be decided by Ved. There is no doubt that the difference exists only according to your speech (Ved) only, it is not the creation of anybody else's mind; but the question is that your speech contradicts the difference also. So Hey Prabhu, tell me about the difference between Gun and Dosh. I get confused seeing this contradiction. Please clear my confusions."
Krishn Jee said - "I Myself have said about three types of Yog in Ved and at other places for the welfare of people - Gyaan Yog, Bhakti Yog, and Karm Yog. There is no other way than these for the welfare of the people. Who have abandoned Karm and their results, they are capable of taking Gyaan Yog path. Opposed to that, the people who have not been able to leave Karm and their results, they do not have Dukh-Buddhi (they don't feel sorrow in worldly pleasures), so they should take up only Karm Yog path. And the people who have neither abandoned their desires nor they have been able to leave the indulgence in pleasures; and maybe because of some previous lives' Punya they have developed love in my stories, they should take up Bhakti Yog path.
Whatever Vidhi-Nishedh, methods of doing Karm and prohibited Karm, are told about Karm, according to them, one should do Karm only until he gets Vairaagya from Karm and their results (Swarg etc pleasures); or until he develops love to hear My stories etc. Thus if somebody does the Karm according to his Varn and Aashram through Yagya, without desiring for anything in return, and worships Me by not doing the prohibited Karm and doing the prescribed Karm only; he does not need to go to Swarg or Narak.
Who is faithful to his Dharm, he automatically does not do any prohibited Karm and is free from Moh (intense love) of this world. And that is how he gets my Bhakti and Tattwa Gyaan. This human body which has the right for doing Vidhi-Nishedh Karm, is very difficult to get. All beings in Swarg and Narak wish for it; because, one can get Gyaan and Bhakti only after his heart is purified with this body. The body, which mostly enjoys pleasures, is not appropriate for anything else than Gyaan and Bhakti. An intelligent person should wish neither for Swarg nor for Narak. And not only for these Swarg or Narak, rather one should not wish even for this human body. Because desiring for anything creates pride in this body and that pride inhibits to see its real form. Although this human body is destructible, but still it is helpful to attain Paramaatmaa. An intelligent person should know this and make efforts to attain Him before death, so that he can free himself from the birth-death cycle.
This body is like a tree. Jeev lives on this tree in a nest. Yam Raaj's Paarshad are cutting this tree every second. So as the bird flies away from a cutting tree, in the same way the un-indulged Jeev should also leave this body and attain Moksh while it is still being cut; while an indulged Jeev bears only sorrows and pains. Hey Uddhav Jee, These days and nights are decreasing the age, second by second; whosoever is frightened from this idea, he attains the knowledge of Paramaatmaa by getting not indulged in the world and by being indifferent with birth-death cycle becomes inactive in his own soul. This body is the strong boat to cross the sea of world.
When a person is not indulged in Karm by seeing Dosh (faults) in them, then he should practice Yog, and meditate upon Paramatmaa by controlling his Indriyaan. If his mind wanders around, then he should try to concentrate on Me. He should not leave his mind free, even for a minute, and thus control it completely. As the rider controls his horse, the person should control his mind. Whatever stages are described in Saankhya Shaastra, from Prakriti to creating a body, he should ponder over them (this is called Srishti Chintan, or thinking about Creation); and in whatever order it has been told for absorption of body in Prakriti, he should ponder over that also as Laya Chintan (thinking about absorbing). And this should continue until his mind becomes peaceful, quiet and stabilized. Yam, Niyam, Aasan, Praanaayaam, Pratyaahaar, Dhaaranaa, Dhyaan (meditation), Samaadhi etc Yog Maarg (paths); and Aatm Vidyaa (spiritual knowledge) which examines Tattwa; and worship of My idol; all help to do Karm Yog, Gyaan Yog, and Bhakti Yog to help the mind to ponder over Paramaatmaa. There is no other way.
Normally a Yogee does not do any Paap Karm, but even if he does, then he should not do Krichchhra or Chaandraayan Praayashchit Vrat etc for it but burn that Paap Karm through Yog only. Vidhi-Nishedh is only to leave the indulgence in pleasures, because Karm is impure since its birth (by nature), and is the root of pain and sorrow. So Shaastra's aim is to control them. One should avoid Pravritti as far as possible.
Whosoever Saadhak has been completely detached from all Karm, knows that they are the cause of pain and sorrow, and he is inclined to worship Me; but if he is still unable to leave them, he should enjoy those pleasures, but inside his heart he should take them as the cause of pain and sorrow, and consider their enjoyment as his misfortune. And to be free from this situation, he should do My worship (Poojaa, Bhajan, Dhyaan, Chintan etc). Thus with this means of Bhakti Yog, I enter his mind and then his all desires start diminishing and when he sees his own Aatmaa in Me, then his desires of all Karm are destroyed completely. That is why whoever Yogee have their Bhakti in Me and their mind think about Me, they do not need any Gyaan or Vairaagya they are taken care of by My Bhakti only. My true devotees do not want anything from me, and even if I give something to them, they don't take it, and not even that, they don't want to take even Moksh.
Who have attained My Bhakti, and who have not known Param-Tattwa through their Gyaan (Buddhi, or knowledge, or wisdom), they are not attached to any Paap or Punya caused by Vidhi-Nishedh."
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/9/02
Updated on 06/09/11