Puraan | 2-Padm Puraan | 4-Paataal Khand
|18-Naam and Dhyaan|
2-Padm Puraan, 4-Paataal Khand, p 565-575
This Khand covers the pages 411-609 (220 pages) of the book. It gives the account of Raam's Ashwamedh Yagya, and Krishn's life.
Naam and Dhyaan
Paarvatee Jee asked Mahaadev - "Mahaaraaj, In Kali Yug everybody will be worried about their children, wealth and health etc, what is the way to comfort them?" Mahaadev Jee said - "Devee, Only Hari's name helps in Kali Yug. Who pronounce "Hare Raam, Hare Krishn" everyday, Kali Yug does not trouble them, therefore even during doing any Karm, one should be pronouncing Hari's names. Who always takes the name "Krishn, Krishn" or yours or my name (Gauree, Shankar etc), they also destroy sins. All these names should be pronounced with "Jaya" and "Shree", such as "Jaya Shree Gauree Shankar", or "Jaya Shree Krishn" etc. Hari's name can be taken anytime of the day or night. In Kali Yug Yagya, Vrat, Tap and Daan (donation) - nothing is complete according to their method, that is why only Hari's name and Gangaa bath are good at that time. One may have an idol of Bhagavaan's feet of gold, silver, flour dough or even flowers, then one should worship it.
Now I tell you those actions which please Vishnu, of every month. -
Jyeshth Maas -
Shiv Jee further said - "These are the few things I told you about Vaishnav Dharm."
Soot Jee said - "Maharshi, Once Shiv was sitting on the banks of Yamunaa River. Naarad Jee came there and said to him after greetings - "Dev, If I am worth for hearing, please tell me that Mantra which by pronouncing merely once gives very good results." Shiv Jee said - "You have asked a very good question. I give you Mantra Chintaamani. There are two Mantra of Krishn, which are very good. These Mantras are called Yugal Dwaya, or Panchpadee also.
(1) The first Mantra, Mantra Chintaamani, is of five words (Pad) and 16 letters -
Whoever does Jap of this Panchpadee, he certainly gets the company of Krishn's Bhakt. To Siddh (complete) this Mantra, one needs neither any Purashcharan, nor any Nyaas is required, nor there is any rule of time and place. From Braahman to Chaandaal all can do Jap of this Mantra. Women, Shoodra, Jad (the utter fools), dumb, blind, lame, Kiraat, all Mlechchh, grave sinners, ignorant, all lowest people can pronounce this Mantra. It needs only Bhakti in Krishn's feet. It should not be taught to an atheist and who doesn't have Bhakti in Krishn. It should not be taught to that man also who doesn't want to listen and doesn't serve Guru. Merely one time pronunciation of this Mantra gives lots of fruits.
Among the Three Lok, Prithvi is regarded as the best; on Prithvi, Jamboo Dweep is the best; in Jamboo Dweep Bhaarat Varsh is the best; and in Bhaarat Varsh, Mathuraa Puree is the best. In Mathuraa Puree, Vrindaa Van is the best; in Vrindaa Van Gopee's community is the best; in Gopee's community, Shree Raadhaa's friends' group is the best; and in that group also Shree Raadhaa is the best.
Rudra Gets the Yugal Mantra
I tell you one story which I heard from Krishn Himself, in this regard. In earlier times I lived on Kailaash Parvat in a forest, and did Jap of Naaraayan's Mantra. One day, pleased with me, Bhagavaan appeared before me and asked me to ask for any Var. I opened my eyes and saw that Bhagavaan is sitting on Garud along with His beloved Lakshmee Jee. I said - "I wish to see your Brahm Roop which is Nir-Gun, inactive, and peaceful." Bhagavaan said to me - "You go to my Leelaa Dhaam Vrindaa Van on the western banks of Yamunaa, you will see my that Roop."
When I came there, I saw Shree Krishn who was standing keeping His left hand on His beloved Raadhaa's shoulder. They were surrounded by Gopee. I got lost in that scene. He said to me - "Knowing your intentions, I appeared before you. Upanishad have described my this Roop only as without shape, Nir-Gun, extensive, inactive. I am omnipresent with my conscious part, and that is why learned people call me Brahm. Because I am not the doer of all this that is why Shaastra call me inactive (non-doer). Only my parts create, sustain or destroy everything, I Myself don't do anything. I know only these Gopee, I don't know anything else. She is my beloved Raadhikaa, consider Her Paraa Devtaa. Her these millions of friends are also immortal like me. My friends, father, Gop, cows, and Vrindaa Van - they all are immortal. The name of this Vrindaa Van is "Aanand-kand". I never go anywhere leaving my beloved. I have told you everything whatever you wanted to know, now tell me what else you want to know?"
Hey Naarad, I asked Bhagavaan - "How can I attain your this Roop?" He said - "This is a great secret. One should keep it secret as far as possible. Who comes in our shelter or in my beloved's shelter and utters, "I am yours", he attains me without any means. Therefore one should try to come to my beloved, then he can attain me also. Now you also come to my beloved Raadhaa and live here doing Jap of my Yugal Mantra." After saying this He preached me that Yugal Mantra, and disappeared. Since then I live here only."
Soot Jee said - "Hey Shaunak Jee, In earlier times Shankar heard this from Krishn; he told it to Naarad Jee; and Naarad Jee told this to me. [The same I have told you today.] You also keep it secret, do not disclose to everybody. You also do the same and I am also going to the banks of Yamunaa."
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/05
Updated on 05/11/13