Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Read the story first, and then read the 7th Chapter of Bhagwath Geeta for upliftment of forefathers in Pitru Paksha
Read the story first, and then read the 7th Chapter of Bhagwath geeta. After reading do say " I am giving the punya (good and positive) of reading and listening to Chapter 7th of Bhagwat Geeta my family members and my forefathers who have died"
I hope you got the point and will utilize the same.
Importance of reading 7th Chapter of Bhagwath Geeta
One day Godess Parvati asked shiva what is the importance of reciting and listening the satmoh adhaya (7th Chapter) of Bhagwath Geeta. Lord Shiva said to Parvati, "Today I will tell you the importance of reading and listening the 7th chapter of geeta."
In a city named patliputra, shankukaran use to stay. He uses to give party to King, Nobles and other but never engage himself into the service of almighty. One day he was going to other city for his fourth marriage, in between when he and his family friends were resting a snake came there and bite him. Shankuran did get medical assistance but nothing could help him out and he died.
After sometime he (Shankukaran) took birth as Snake and he was thinking that he will not give his treasure (full of diamonds, gold etc) to his sons and he will guard the treasure. As days passed he was bored of his duty of guarding the treasure and he came in the dream of his son and told about his situation. At morning, all the brothers told to each other about their dreams. The middle son, named Shiv went to the place where he saw in dreams and started to dig. At that time a big snake emerge from nowhere and started asking to Shiv "Who are you? What are you doing here? Why are you digging?" Then Shiv told the snake that I am Shiv, I am your Son and came here to get the treasure.
The Snake laughed and told his on to help him to get moksha, Shiv asked his father " father, how can I help you to get moksha?" Father told him " My Son, Shiv do call on Brahmins and asked them to recite 7th chapter of Bhagwath Geeta as nothing else can give me Moksha."
Shiv went back and told his brother about this and all the Son performed the rituals as Shankukaran told to Shiv. Shankukaran did attain Moksha and he gave his treasure to his Sons. Shankukaran's Son did use his treasure in building temples, dam and food storage room.
In this way Oh Parvati by reading and/or listening the 7th chapter of Bhagwath Geeta people do attain Moksha.
Chapter 7 of Bhagwath Geeta
Bhagavad Gita, Chapter Seven: Knowledge of the Absolute.
Lord Krishna is the Supreme Truth, the supreme cause and sustaining
force of everything, both material and spiritual. Advanced souls
surrender unto Him in devotion, whereas impious souls divert their
minds to other objects of worship.
mayy asakta-manah partha
yogam yunjan mad-asrayah
asamsayam samagram mam
yatha jnasyasi tac chrnu
"The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: Now hear, O son of Pritha,
how by practicing yoga in full consciousness of Me, with mind attached
to Me, you can know Me in full, free from doubt."
jnanam te 'ham sa-vijnanam
idam vaksyamy asesatah
yaj jnatva neha bhuyo 'nyaj
"I shall now declare unto you in full this knowledge, both phenomenal
and numinous. This being known, nothing further shall remain for you
kascid yatati siddhaye
yatatam api siddhanam
kascin mam vetti tattvatah
"Out of many thousands among men, one may endeavor for perfection, and
of those who have achieved perfection, hardly one knows Me in truth."
bhumir apo 'nalo vayuh
kham mano buddhir eva ca
ahankara itiyam me
bhinna prakritir astadha
"Earth, water, fire, air, ether, mind, intelligence and false ego—all together these eight constitute My separated material energies."
apareyam itas tv anyam
prakritim viddhi me param
yayedam dharyate jagat
"Besides these, O mighty-armed Arjuna, there is another, superior
energy of Mine, which comprises the living entities who are exploiting
the resources of this material, inferior nature."
aham krtsnasya jagatah
prabhavah pralayas tatha
"All created beings have their source in these two natures. Of all that is material and all that is spiritual in this world, know for certain that I am both the origin and the dissolution."
mattah parataram nanyat
kincid asti dhananjaya
mayi sarvam idam protam
sutre mani-gana iva
"O conqueror of wealth, there is no truth superior to Me. Everything rests upon Me, as pearls are strung on a thread."
raso 'ham apsu kaunteya
shabdah khe paurusam nrsu
"O son of Kunti, I am the taste of water, the light of the sun and the
moon, the syllable om in the Vedic mantras; I am the sound in ether
and ability in man."
punyo gandhah prithivyam ca
tejas casmi vibhavasau
tapas casmi tapasvisu
"I am the original fragrance of the earth, and I am the heat in fire.
I am the life of all that lives, and I am the penances of all
bijam mam sarva-bhutanam
viddhi partha sanatanam
buddhir buddhimatam asmi
tejas tejasvinam aham
"O son of Pritha, know that I am the original seed of all existences,
the intelligence of the intelligent, and the prowess of all powerful
balam balavatam caham
kamo 'smi bharatarsabha
"I am the strength of the strong, devoid of passion and desire. I am
sex life which is not contrary to religious principles, O lord of the
ye caiva sattvika bhava
rajasas tamasas ca ye
matta eveti tan viddhi
na tv aham tesu te mayi
"Know that all states of being—be they of goodness, passion or
ignorance—are manifested by My energy. I am, in one sense, everything,
but I am independent. I am not under the modes of material nature, for
they, on the contrary, are within Me."
tribhir guna-mayair bhavair
ebhih sarvam idam jagat
mam ebhyah param avyayam
"Deluded by the three modes [goodness, passion and ignorance], the
whole world does not know Me, who am above the modes and
daivi hy esa guna-mayi
mama maya duratyaya
mam eva ye prapadyante
mayam etam taranti te
"This divine energy of Mine, consisting of the three modes of material
nature, is difficult to overcome. But those who have surrendered unto
Me can easily cross beyond it."
na mam duskritino mudhah
asuram bhavam asritah
"Those miscreants who are grossly foolish, who are lowest among
mankind, whose knowledge is stolen by illusion, and who partake of the
atheistic nature of demons do not surrender unto Me."
catur-vidha bhajante mam
janah sukritino 'rjuna
arto jijnasur artharthi
jnani ca bharatarsabha
"O best among the Bharatas, four kinds of pious men begin to render
devotional service unto Me—the distressed, the desirer of wealth, the
inquisitive, and he who is searching for knowledge of the Absolute."
tesam jnani nitya-yukta
priyo hi jnanino 'tyartham
aham sa ca mama priyah
"Of these, the one who is in full knowledge and who is always engaged
in pure devotional service is the best. For I am very dear to him, and
he is dear to Me."
udarah sarva evaite
jnani tv atmaiva me matam
asthitah sa hi yuktatma
mam evanuttamam gatim
"All these devotees are undoubtedly magnanimous souls, but he who is
situated in knowledge of Me I consider to be just like My own self.
Being engaged in My transcendental service, he is sure to attain Me,
the highest and most perfect goal."
bahunam janmanam ante
jnanavan mam prapadyate
vasudevah sarvam iti
sa mahatma su-durlabhah
"After many births and deaths, he who is actually in knowledge
surrenders unto Me, knowing Me to be the cause of all causes and all
that is. Such a great soul is very rare."
kamais tais tair hrta-jnanah
tam tam niyamam asthaya
prakritya niyatah svaya
"Those whose intelligence has been stolen by material desires
surrender unto demigods and follow the particular rules and
regulations of worship according to their own natures."
yo yo yam yam tanum bhaktah
tasya tasyacalam shraddham
tam eva vidadhamy aham
"I am in everyone's heart as the Supersoul. As soon as one desires to
worship some demigod, I make his faith steady so that he can devote
himself to that particular deity."
sa taya shraddhaya yuktas
labhate ca tatah kaman
mayaiva vihitan hi tan
"Endowed with such a faith, he endeavors to worship a particular
demigod and obtains his desires. But in actuality these benefits are
bestowed by Me alone."
antavat tu phalam tesam
tad bhavaty alpa-medhasam
devan deva-yajo yanti
mad-bhakta yanti mam api
"Men of small intelligence worship the demigods, and their fruits are
limited and temporary. Those who worship the demigods go to the
planets of the demigods, but My devotees ultimately reach My supreme
avyaktam vyaktim apannam
manyante mam abuddhayah
param bhavam ajananto
"Unintelligent men, who do not know Me perfectly, think that I, the
Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, was impersonal before and
have now assumed this personality. Due to their small knowledge, they
do not know My higher nature, which is imperishable and supreme."
naham prakasah sarvasya
mudho 'yam nabhijanati
loko mam ajam avyayam
"I am never manifest to the foolish and unintelligent. For them I am
covered by My internal potency, and therefore they do not know that I
am unborn and infallible."
bhavisyani ca bhutani
mam tu veda na kascana
"O Arjuna, as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, I know everything
that has happened in the past, all that is happening in the present,
and all things that are yet to come. I also know all living entities;
but Me no one knows."
sarge yanti parantapa
"O scion of Bharata, O conqueror of the foe, all living entities are
born into delusion, bewildered by dualities arisen from desire and
yesham tv anta-gatam papam
bhajante mam drdha-vratah
"Persons who have acted piously in previous lives and in this life and
whose sinful actions are completely eradicated are freed from the
dualities of delusion, and they engage themselves in My service with
mam asritya yatanti ye
te brahma tad viduh krtsnam
adhyatmam karma cakhilam
"Intelligent persons who are endeavoring for liberation from old age
and death take refuge in Me in devotional service. They are actually
Brahman because they entirely know everything about transcendental
sadhiyajnam ca ye viduh
prayana-kale 'pi ca mam
te vidur yukta-cetasah
"Those in full consciousness of Me, who know Me, the Supreme Lord, to
be the governing principle of the material manifestation, of the
demigods, and of all methods of sacrifice, can understand and know Me,
the Supreme Personality of Godhead, even at the time of death."
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The day is the day when Goddess Durga kills demons and their King Mahishasur. It is a day when all the people of Universe worship Goddess Shakti. Shakti thus symbolizes power, ability and bravery. Today is the bisharjan of idol in to holy water (river) to end the celebration of Durga Puja and all devotees sits tight with tears and feel happy that Mother Durga will come back again.
This day also celebrates the victory of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana.
This is the day when Lord Ram defeated Rakshash King of Lanka with the blessing of Devi Durga. This is the day where Evil been destroyed by Value and good positive force in form of Lord Rama.
Ravana was very brilliant and possessed all universe knowledge, but due to turning in to egoistic and wanting lust, he had turn in to evil person. Lord Rama protected Universe and killed Ravana. And in this particular day Good wins over evil. And from that day Ravaana idol is burnt to celebrate the win over evil.
Here we are with the ninth form of Devi Durga and that is very well known and called as Siddhidatri. To explain the exact form about the form of Siddhidatri is that there are eight Siddhis, which means there are unusual and unique influences which can only be accomplished from rigorous atonement and meditation. The sidhis are as follows Anima, Mahima, Garima, Laghima, Prapti, Prakamya, Iishitva and Vashitva.
Maha Shakti provides all sorts of Siddhies that are mentioned above. It is very much scripted in ancient and holy book of Hindus in the Devi Puran.
It is also mentioned the Lord of Lord Shiva did get all these Siddhis by worshipping Maha Shakti.
Devi’s gratefulness, Lord Shiva’s body also possesses the Goddess and so he has the appearance and name of Ardha Narishvar. Ardha means half. The goddess rides on a lion. The Siddhidatri form is worshipped by all gods, rishis, munis, siddhas, yogis, sadhakas for achieving plus point and boons of their severe penances.
It is the last day of Shardhyee Navratri. Navdurga Navratri as described comes to end with devi Siddhidatri.