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3-Maayaa, Way to Not to Indulge in Maayaa, Brahm and Karm Yog

Shuk Dev Jee said - "Raajan, After this Raajaa Nimi asked - "Maharshi!  To reach beyond this Maayaa is extremely difficult for those who have not controlled their Man. Now tell us that who have their Buddhi in body etc and who are not very intelligent how they can know it?"

This time the fourth Yogee Prabuddh Jee spoke -
"Raajan, All worldly people who are indulged in woman, Man and other relations, do big Karm. Who want to understand the Maayaa they should think over that how the fruits of their Karm are opposite to his Karm. They get worries instead of happiness and instead of decreasing sorrows there is an increase in sorrows. Take only one instance of wealth. To earn it is difficult, but if you have got it somehow, then it is like Mrityu (death) for Aatmaa (soul). Who once is after it, he forgets even himself. In the same way, house, son, friends, relations, animal, wealth etc all are A-Nitya (means which s not eternal, or which is perishable, or which is mortal). Because even if somebody collects them, then also he cannot get happiness and peace. In the same way who want to go beyond this Maayaa, they must understand one more thing, that the Lok, attained after the death, are also like that as earth. Because like the things of this Lok, they are also to enjoy only limited results of limited type of Karm. Jealousy, enmity etc exist there also. And after competing the time of enjoyment one also has to come out from there. Its completion is definite, therefore whosoever is in search of ultimate happiness, he should go to a Guru.

Guru should be who is learned in Shabd Brahm (Ved). His heart is peaceful, he does not behave cunningly, besides he could tell you the secrets of life from his own experience. A Jigyaasu (student, or searcher) should serve him well and take the practical education through living with him. For this, first of all one should learn not to love his body, children etc, then he should learn how to love Bhagavaan's devotees. After this he should learn to behave with kindness (Dayaa), friendship and Vinay (polity) without any discrimination and cunningness. Then learn not to clean his body with any soap or water etc from outside, and leave cunningness etc from inside, following Dharm, tolerance, Maun (being quiet, or not speaking), self-study, plain-heartedness, Brahmcharya (abstinence), Ahinsaa (non-violence). and learn to live lonely, "This is my house" do not think like this, clean clothes are for Grahasthee and old torn clean clothes are for Tyaagee whatever he can get he should be satisfied in that. Have faith in Shaastra which tell the way to attain Bhagavaan, not to insult any other Shaastra, learn to control Man through Praanaayaam, speech through not to speak, Karm through not desiring anything, speaking truth, to keep Indriyaan stabilized at their places.Bhagavaan's Leelaa are many, so learn to hear, sing and meditate on them. Whatever he likes - Yagya, alms, Jap, son, house, wife, learn to offer all in Bhagavaan's feet. Krishn has the power to destroy unlimited number of Paap, so all should remember Him only."

Raajaa Nimi asked - "Now tell me about the Swaroop of Naaraayan whom you hqve advised to remember."

Then the fifth Yogee Pippalaayan Jee spoke -
"Who is the cause of Creation, existence and destruction, who creates Himself and who is the Creation of Himself, but He Himself is without cause (means there is no cause of His birth or death etc), who is always present in unconscious, subconscious and conscious states as witness and because of which Body, Indriyaan, Praan and heart etc function, the same ultimate thing is called Naaraayan. As a Chingaaree can neither light Agni (fire), nor can illuminate it, in the same way in that ultimate Tattwa, neither is the speed of Man, nor of speech, eyes cannot see it and mind cannot think about it. Praan and Indriyaan cannot get even close to it. When this whole Universe was not there, then only He was there.

To create the Creation the same has been described as three-Gun Prakriti. When the same has more Gyaan then it is Mahat-Tattwa, when it has more actions (Kriyaa) then it is Sootraatmaa and when it has more Jeev then it is Ahankaar. Whatever Shakti (powers) are there, be they are in the form of Devtaa of Indriyaan, or in the form of their actions, all are Brahm. And because the power of Brahm is unending whatever is seen or not seen, is cause or action, is truth or untruth, everything is Brahm. This Aatmaa is neither born nor dies, neither increases nor decreases and it is everything.

There are four kinds of Jeev - (1) which are born through breaking eggs (birds, snakes etc), (2) which are born connected with Naal (cord) (animals, human beings etc), (3) which come out by bursting the land (trees, plants etc) and, (4) which are born from sweat (bugs etc). All have Praan, although they have different types of bodies. In the unconscious situation when all Indriyaan become motionless (Nishchesht), Ahankaar is also absorbed - means its physical body does not exist, at that time if the Aatmaa is not there then how can you say that - "I slept comfortably" - later on when you are awake. The remembrance of those things prove the existence of Aatmaa when Bhakti (devotion) is done to attain Bhagvaan's lotus feet, then that Bhakti burns all kinds of bad things of the heart and makes it pure and clean. And when the heart becomes pure and clean then only the element of Aatmaa can be seen."

Shuk Dev Jee said - "Raajan, Then Raajaa Nimi asked - "Yogeeshwar, Tell me about Karm Yog by which a person is purified and attains the knowledge which destroys the fruits of Karm, duties and the results of action. Once I asked the same question Brahmaa Jee's Maanas Putra (son) Sanakaadik Rishi in front of my father Ikshwaaku, but in spite of knowing everything he did not reply. What was its reason? Kindly tell me."

This time the sixth Yogee Aavirhotra Jee spoke -
"Karm (actions according to Shaastra or prescribed by Shaastra), A-Karm (actions prohibited by Shaastra, or Nishiddh Karm), and Vi-Karm (doing the Karm of another Varn, or A-Dharm) all these can be known through Ved and they are not organized in worldly way. Ved are a form of Eeshwar. To decide their meaning is very difficult. That is why even the greatest learned people make mistakes in understanding their meaning. [That is why they, means Sanakaadi Muni, considered you not worthy of knowing it and did not reply your question]

Ved are mystic (in which word meaning is something else and real meaning is something else). It tells Karm to destroy Karm. As children are given sweets to take their medicines, Ved also inspire ignorant people to do good Karm (actions) by saying that "You will get Swarg". Whose ignorance is not yet destroyed, who has no control on his Indriyaan, if he does not do the Ved-prescribed Karm, he, because of not doing Ved-prescribed Karm, does only Vi-Karm (means A-Dharm), and again dies after death. Therefore by killing the desire for results and by offering the Karm to Bhagavaan, whosoever does Karm, he gets Gyaan. Whatever Swarg etc are described in Ved, Their purpose is not in the truth of results but to create interest in Karm.

Raajan, Who wants to see his Aatmaa as soon as possible, he should worship Bhagavaan with both Vaidik and Taantrik methods. First take Guru Deekshaa (to be accepted, or initiated as Guru's disciple), then serve him, then learn the method, then whatever idol looks lovely to him, worship Bhagavaan's that Swaroop. First clean himself with bath from outside, and with contentment etc from inside, then do Praanaayaam in front of that idol for Bhoot cleaning (nerve cleaning), and then worship Bhagavaan with the Mantra.

For worshipping, first clean flower from any insect or worm etc, then clean the floor or place, and clean the idol. Then sprinkle some water on Aasan and arrange Rolee (a red powder used in Poojaa), rice, incense stick, ghee lamp, flower, fruits or sweets in a Thaalee (plate). Then meditate on the idol, then clean the body with the Mantra, like (Om Hridayaaya Namah), then worship the idol with Bhagavaan Mantra (whose idol one has kept) with the Poojaa (worship) material collected according to place and time. Then pray with Stotra and bow to Him with family. Then end your Poojaa placing the idol back at its place. Who worships Agni, Soorya, Jal, guest and Hari thus, he gets Mukti (salvation) soon.

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