Upanishad Gangaa 39-42
Upanishad Gangaa Serial started
on March 11, 2012, every Sunday, at 10.00 am as a weekly presentation on National TV
Episode 39 - Om: Price
of the Gem
Story of Kaarttikeye and Brahmaa
Some people are
going across the srage. Sootradhaar says - "What are they looking for in this
dark night?" So he stops one man and asks him - "What are you looking for in
this dark night?" He saya - "I am looking for a Mantra which if I do Saadhanaa
of, it can give me the all comforts and happiness of the world." "Worship Agni."
"I worshipped Agni for a long time." He served his Guru for some time and asked
him to tell such Mantra. He told a Mantra "OM" in his ears. The disciple recited
it for a long time but he could not find anything special in it. Besides he
noticed that everybody knew Om and using Om, then how it was special to
him? He got bewildered. He again came
to his Guru and said - "You gave me that Mantra but I did not find anything
special in it. Everybody knows it. It is not a secret Mantra." Guru said -
"All right, I will give you another secret Mantra, but before getting
that you will have to do my one work." He brought a piece of stone, gave
it to the disciple and asked him
to take to the market and find out its price, and not to sell it.
went to the market - to vegetable sellers, to cloth sellers, to other
bigger sellers, but they told him that they did not buy stones. He then
went to a jeweler and tried to sell that stone. The jeweler immediately
asked him - "Where did you get this?" he said - "My Guru has given it to
me." He said - "This is a very precious stone, we cannot price it. Even
in the whole capital, nobody can evaluate this stone. Even if somebody
will price it, he will not price it correctly." and he gave that stone
back to the disciple. The disciple came back and told everything to his
Guru said -
"The thing is the same, but the knower is different. Some people know
the thing, some do not. Who do not know the thing, cannot value
it, only those can value it who know the thing. Even many people recite
Om daily, still they do not know the meaning of Om." Hearing this the
disciple fell on the feet of his Guru. Guru Jee further said - "Om is a
letter, Om is a word. Om has 3 sounds. Om is the symbol of Eeshwar. Om
is Pranav through which Eeshwar is prayed.
Episode 40 - The Creation
Story of Varaah Mihir
creation takes place?
was the king of Ujjayinee. He used to discuss many philosophical issues
in his court. Who creates the world? As the spider makes his web, lives
in it and then eats it all, in the same way Bhagvaan makes this world,
enjoys it and then destroys it. What is the origin of the creation of
the Universe? Atom? Not atom, not sky. Then is it Shoonya (nothing)? But
how something can be created from nothing? Earth revolves around the
Sun, or the Sun revolves around the Earth?
Aaryabhat has already told
about this - Laghu (small) revolves Guru (large). Whose Ghanatwa is
less, it revolves around the thing whose Ghanatwa is more.
lived in 6th century AD.
Episode 41 - Prahlaad
the son of Hiranyakashyap Daitya. When Vishnu had killed his brother
HIranyaaksh, he got very angry and became the greatest enemy of Vishnu.
He planned to kill Vishnu. But to kill Vishnu was not easy so he did Tap
to get extra powers. When he went to do Tap, seeing his city without the
king, Indra attacked it and carried away his wife Kayaadhu. Kayaadhu was
pregnant at that time. he wanted to kill Kayaadhu so that
Hiranyakashyap's lineage is stopped there only. At the same time Naarad
Jee came there, stopped him to kill her and took her to his Aashram. He
used to tell her God's stories daily. When Prahlaad was born he was very
religious and Vishnu Bhakt.
ame back from his Tap with extraordinary powers. Since Hhiranyakshyap
was the enemy of Vishnu and the son was the great devotee of
Vishnu, Hiranyakashyap was very angry with Prahlaad. He asked him to
worship him only. When Prahlaad did not listen to him, he tried to kill
him by several ways, but he always survived. At last he asked him -
"Where is your Vishnu?" he thought if Vishnu will come there, at least
he would succeed in killing Him. Prahlaad said - "Everywhere."
Hiranyakshyap asked - "Here in this pillar too?" "Yes." Hiranyakashya
hit it with his fist. The pillar broke and Vishnu came out assuming
Narasinh form. After a brief fight Narasinh Bhagvaan killed
Episode 42 - Janak and Ashtaavakra
of Janak and Ashtaavakra
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