Bhaagvat Puraan | Skandh-2
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Shuk Dev Jee said - "Hey Pareekshit, You have asked a very good question. Whosoever wants to attain the highest place, he should listen, tell and meditate upon Shree Krishn's Leelaa. Whoever are householders, they do not know their own form, they have lots of things on their mind to say, to do and to think. Their whole life just passes like that. Their night passes in sleeping and their day passes in bringing up their family. Whoever we consider our own, like our body, wife, children etc, they all are A-Sat (untrue). But this Jeev is so indulged in worldly affairs that he doesn't wake up even seeing all people die. The benefit of human birth is only this that he can make his life and lifestyle in such a way that he can remember only Prabhu at the time of his death. In the end of Dwaapar Yug, I studied Shree Mad-Bhaagvat Puraan from my father Shree Krishn Dwaipaayan. Although I believe in Nir-Gun Roop of Paramaatmaa still Krishn Leelaa attracted me, that is why I studied this Puraan. You are the devotee of Bhagavaan that is why I will tell you this Puraan. Carefully passed moments are better because in those moments one can make efforts for his good. Raajaa Khatwaang improved his Par-Lok (hereafter) only in two Ghadee period (48 minutes), you still have seven days to do that.
At the time of death, one should not be afraid. he should withdraw the love and desires pertaining to this physical body and other worldly things. Take bath in holy water and sit on an Aasan in a lonely place and do Jaap of "AUM" word. With stable mind and heart one should meditate on any part of the body of Bhagavaan and then slowly he should meditate on the whole body of Bhagavaan such that he forgets everything of outside. If sometimes mind wanders around, one should not worry too much about it, rather he should try to control it with his determination. When his mind stabilizes he attains Bhakti Yog."
Pareekshit asked - "Bhagavan, How to do Dhaaranaa and in which thing it is done. What is its form which clears human being's mind?" Shuk Dev Jee said - "First one should meditate on the physical body of Bhagavaan after controlling his Indriyaan (senses), breath and attachment. Whatever you see in this whole Universe that is His Viraat body. Bhagavaan who is in the Universe surrounded by seven layers - water, fire, air, sky, Ahankaar, Mahat-Tattwa and nature, is the only subject of Dhaaranaa (meditation). Learned people describe Him like this - "Indra etc Devtaa are His arms, directions are His ears, both Ashwinee Kumaar are His nostrils, Agni is His mouth, Antariksh is His eyes and the Sun is His power to see things, both night and day are His eyelids, A-Dharm is His back, clouds are His hair, Manu is His intelligence and the descendants of Manu are His dwelling place." This is the Viraat form of Bhagavaan which is meditated by learned people, because there is nothing different from this. One should never attach himself to other than Bhagavaan, because the attachment to any other thing is the cause of his downfall."
2-Leaving the Body Through Yog
Shuk Dev Jee further said - "In the beginning of the Creation, Brahmaa Jee recollected the knowledge of Creation which disappeared in the last Pralaya Kaal (deluge) by meditating on this Viraat form only. With that knowledge only he created the same Universe, as it was before Pralaya. Ved have been written in such a style that people are lost in Swarg (Heaven) and Narak (Hell) etc like meaningless words, and Jeev desires for the luxury of Swarg, therefore a learned man must not desire for worldly things and must not collect more than necessary things. He should be satisfied with those things only which are available to him through his Destiny. Thus being detached from everything one should meditate on Prabhu.
Some people imagine Bhagavaan in Praadesh form - that he has four arms holding Shankh (conch), Chakra (Divine Disc), Gadaa (mace) and Padm (lotus flower), He has a cloth of Kesar like yellow color (Peetaambar) on His body, He has a Crown on His head and He is standing on a bloomed lotus flower. He has a mark of Shree Vats on His chest. Thus one should imagine all parts of Bhagavaan one by one. When one is settled on one part then he should imagine another part. One should meditate upon this form only with pure heart until he settles on this form and gets Bhakti in his heart.
[The following section describes the method of leaving this body through Yog. It is very spiritual and Yogic - difficult to understand.]
When a person wants to leave this Lok, he should not think about place and time. He should hold control over his Indriyaan, Praan (breath) and try to unite his soul to Paramaatmaa. In this situation, there is no duty remains for him, there is no even Sat Gun, leave alone Rajo or Tamo Gun. There do not exist even Ahankaar, Mahat Tattwa or Prakriti. In this situation even Kaal also cannot do anything. Who has been able to destroy his desires by the help of knowledge, he should leave his body like this:-
First he should sit stable by closing the anus by his heel. Then without any hitch he should take Praan Vaayu upward by the method of piercing of Shat Chakra. He should take Vaayu situated in Manipoorak Chakra to heart Chakra Anaahat; and from there he should take it to Vishuddh Chakra (above heart) through Udaan Vaayu; and then slowly take it to the front part of Vishuddh Chakra. Then he should stop his seven holes (two eyes, two ears, two nose holes and one mouth) and take that Vaayu to the Aagyaa Chakra - in the center of eyebrows. Then if he doesn't want to go to any Lok (world), he should hold that Vaayu at that place for half a Ghadee (10 minutes) and then take it to Sahasraar Chakra. He then should pierce the Brahm Randhra to join Paramaatmaa and leave this physical body.
Hey Pareekshit, If somebody wishes to go to Brahm Lok, and enjoy the company of Siddh people or the sky wanderers, with the eight Siddhi; or wander in any part of this Universe then he should come out of the body along with his Man (mind) and Indriyaan (senses) only. Yogee's body is very subtle like Vaayu (air). He has the right to wander freely anywhere in Tri-Lok. It is not possible through Karm only. When a Yogee goes to Brahm Lok by Sushumnaa Maarg (path), then first he goes to Agni Lok through skyway. There his remaining sins are burned away. After this he goes to Bhagavaan's Shishumaar Chakra.
This Shishumaar Chakra is the center place to go to any place in Brahmaand (Universe). After this he alone goes to Mahar Lok with clean and very subtle body. Here only those Devtaa live whose life is One Kalp only. When the time of Pralaya comes, then seeing the fire coming out of Shesh's mouth he goes to Brahm Lok. This Brahm Lok also exists for two Paraardh - means till Brahmaa lives - means Brahmaa's life's 100 days. There neither exist any sorrows, nor old age, nor death. There is only one sorrow there, that those people living there pity those ignorant people who are bound to birth and death cycle. After he has arrived in Satya Lok, he joins his body with Prithvi and slowly pierces the seven covers - with this Prithvi form he pierces water; from water form he pierces Agni; from Agni form he comes in Vaayu through Jyoti form (light form); and from there he comes to sky which manifests itself as Brahm.
Thus when he crosses all these tangible covers, his own Indriyaan also are absorbed in their Tanmaatraa - nose in smell, tongue in Ras (taste), eyes in Roop, skin in touch and ears in Shabd (sound) Tanmaatraa. Thus after crossing these Panch-bhoot covers Yogee enters Ahankaar. There he mixes his subtle Bhoot in Taamas Ahankaar, Indriyaan in Raajas Ahankaar and Devtaa in Saatwik Ahankaar. Then carrying this Ahankaar, he joins Prakriti. Hey Pareekshit, At the time of Mahaa-Pralaya this Prakriti is also destroyed so he joins Paramaatmaa. After this he doesn't have to come back to this world at all.
These are the two Sanaatan (eternal) methods of Mukti - Sadyo Mukti and Kram Mukti, which I described for you. When Brahmaa Jee asked Vaasudev the same question, He told only these ways to him."
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/9/02
Updated on 06/09/11