What is Maayaa and what is Lobh (greed)
What is Moh? What is Raag (intense attachment)
What is Mad and what is Eershyaa (jealousy)
All these are the hindrance in attaining the spiritual knowledge. Many saints say this -
Krishn says in Geetaa -
Tulasee Daas Jee says in his Maanas -
Chaanakya says in his Chaanakya Neeti - Lobh is the greatest evil, Nindaa is the greatest sin, Speaking truth is the greatest penance, pious heart is like living in Teerth, Ignorant people go after gold and gem-studded jewelry like mad people, but they forget that the real jewel, Yash can be obtained only through meritorious actions (Satkarm). People are mad after wealth which can be stolen any time by anybody, but the Vidyaa (wisdom) which is real wealth cannot be stolen by anybody.
Bhartrihari writes - Greed, Maayaa and attachment are such a great ... which shake the mind of even the greatest saint and compel him to commit any kind of grave sin, that is why first of all these should be left out.
The great Sant Kabeer says - Maayaa and Moh are all Jhooth. In whichever house there is Maayaa Moh
If anything comes your way, by reason of Praarabdh (destiny based on
the balance sheet of past lives) you can't help it. If you take what
comes, without any special attachment and without any desire for more of
it or for a repetition of it, it will not harm you by leading to further
births. On the other hand, if you enjoy it with great attachment and
kalyataam mama kurushwa taavateem, kalyate bhavadupaasanaam yayaa
You Guruvaayurappaa, the eternal source of Grace, please give me sufficient health (kalyata) that will be required to perform your worship through the Yog methods. May your Divine Grace be pleased to permit me to do attain your favorable disposition by following the path of Ashtaang Yog. (Yam, Niyam, Aasan, Praanaayaam, Pratyaahaar, Dhaaranaa, Dhyaan and Samadhi are the eight steps in the Yog practice and these will be described in the coming stanzas.)
For the devotee Bhattathir, the existence in good health not for any selfish reason.. The worship of Guruvayurappan is possible by the various Vidhi (rules) prescribed only if the devotee is in a state of good health. Krishn, Who can practice Yog with a body afflicted with arthritis.
Created by Sushma Gupta on 5/9/09
Updated on 11/27/11