Why do young children die?

The Soul rejects bodies that have been ravaged by old age
or
some other disease and dresses himself in new apparel
just as a man throws away old, torn clothes
and
puts on new clothes.

But if new clothing is needed only when the fabric of old clothes is weakened,
why do young children die?

These “garments” have yet to grow and evolve.
In fact, the body rests on sanskar,
the impressions from action attained in the course of a previous existence.

When the store of sanskar is depleted,
the Self discards the body.
If the sanskar is of two days’ duration only,
the body will be on the brink of death on the second day itself.

Beyond sanskar there is not even a single breath of life;
sanskar is the body
and
the Self assumes a new body according to his sanskar.

According to the Chandogya Upanishad:

” A man is primarily his will.
As is his will in this life,
so does he become when he departs from it.”

It is the firmness of his will in one life
that determines what a man will be in the next.
Man is thus born in bodies that are shaped by his own will.
So death is a mere physical change:
the Self does not die.

~Revered Gurudev Swami Adgadanand Jee Paramhans~

Humble Wishes.
~mrityunjayanand~


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Perception of God and the consequent enlightenment are knowledge….!!!

Perception of God and the consequent enlightenment are knowledge.

The worshiper is but grovelling in the mire of ignorance
if
there is even the slightest distance between him and the adored God
and
the desire to know him remains unfulfilled.

What is called “intuitive” knowledge (vigyan) here
is
knowledge of God’s functioning
through things, acts, and relations
(the manifest universe)
which reveal
how he is all-pervading,
how he prompts,
how he guides innumerable Souls simultaneously,
and
how he is knower
of
all times-past, present, and future.

He begins to guide from the very moment
when he makes his advent in a heart as the revered one,
but
the worshiper is unable to know this at the initial stage.

It is only when he has reached the culmination of his contemplative exercise
that
he gains full awareness of God’s ways.

This is vigyan.

The heart of man who is accomplished in yog
is
satiated with this achievement
combined
with his knowledge of God
and
accurate insight.

~Revered Gurudev Swami Adgadanand Jee Paramhans~

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How to effect the quest for the God?

Lord Krishn teaches in Bhagavad Gita:

“Then that goal should be sought for,
after arriving at which
one does not have to turn back again,
with a sense of total submission to that primal God
whence all worldly life is born.”

But how to effect the quest for this God?

The Yogeshwar lays down that self-surrender is an essential condition for it.
There should be the feeling that “I am at the mercy of God”-the Infinite Being
from whom the primordial world-tree has sprouted and grown.
This tree cannot be cut down without seeking shelter under him.

Lord Krishn then speaks about the signs
from which
one may realize that the tree has been cut down.

“Men of knowledge who are free from vanity and delusion,
victorious against the evil of infatuation,
ever-abiding in the Supreme Spirit,
total devoid of desire,
and
liberated from the contradictions of joy and grief,
achieve the eternal goal.”

The destruction of vanity, delusion, infatuation,
desire and of the contradictions of pleasure and pain is possible
only by complete self-surrender to and abiding constantly in God.

Only through this do men of true wisdom attain to the eternal state.

The world-tree cannot be severed without this attainment

and
renunciation is needed up to this point.

~Revered Gurudev Swami Adgadanand Jee Paramhans~


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When restraint is integrated with the Self and the operations of breath and senses are stilled….!!!

Lord Krishn sings in Bhagavad Gita:

sarvāṇī’ndriyakarmāṇi
prāṇakarmāṇi cā’pare,
ātmasanyamayogāgnau
juhvati jñānadīpite 

“Yet other yogi offer
the functions of their senses
and
operations of their life-breaths
to the fire of yog
(self-control)
kindled
by
knowledge.’’

In the yagya,
there are a gradual fostering of pious impulses,
restraint of the working of senses,
and
parrying off of sensual perceptions
through a modification of their intent.

In a still higher state than this,
yogi offer as oblation the functions of all senses
and
operations of life-breaths to the fire of yog
that is lit up by knowledge of God.

When restraint is integrated with the Self
and
the operations of breath and senses are stilled,
the current which stimulates passions
and
the current which propels one towards God merge into the Self.

The outcome of yagya then emerges as God-realization,
the culmination of this spiritual exercise.

When one dwells in the God who had to be realized,
nothing else remains to be achieved.

~Revered Gurudev Swami Adgadanand Jee Paramhans~

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In the state in which even the yog-restrained mind is dissolved….!!!

Lord Krishn sings in Bhagavad Gita:

यत्रोपरमते चित्तं निरुद्धं योगसेवया ।
यत्र चैवात्मनात्मानं पश्यन्नात्मनि तुष्यति ॥

yatro’paramate cittam
niruddham yogasevayā,
yatra cai’vā’tmanā’tmānam
paśyann ātmani tuṣyati

“In the state in which
even the yog-restrained mind is dissolved
by a direct perception of God,
 the worshiper rests contented in his Self.’’

This state is achieved only
by
a constant and long practice of yog.
In the absence of such exercise,
there can be no restraint of the mind.

So when the intellect,
the refined mind that has been curbed by yog,
also ceases to be because it is absorbed in God,
the worshiper perceives him through his Self
and
abides with contented happiness
in
his own Self.
He apprehends God,
but
he dwells contented in his Soul.

In the moment of attainment he sees God,
face to face as it were,
but the very next moment he finds his own Self overflowing
with
the eternal glories of that God.

God is immortal, constant, unmanifest, and vital;
and
now the worshiper’s soul too is imbued
with
these divine attributes.

True, but now it is also beyond thought.
So long as desire and its urges exist,
we cannot possess the Self.
But when the mind is restrained
and
then dissolved by direct perception,
the very next moment after the visionary experience
the embodied Soul is endowed
with
all the transcendental qualities of God.

And it is for this reason that the worshiper now lives happily
and
contented in his own Self.

This Self is what he really is.
This is the point of crowning glory for him.

~Revered Gurudev Swami Adgadanand Jee Paramhans~

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A God-oriented saint is the abode of all this bliss…..!!!

A totally accomplished and fully enlightened sage
is
the dwelling of immortal God
(through a single-minded access to whom
the seeker is cured of all worldly maladies),
of
everlasting life,
of
eternal Dharm,
and of
the unblemished pure joy of attaining to the Supreme goal.

In other words,
a
God-oriented saint is the abode of all this bliss.

So if we are seeking
for
the ineffable,
indestructible God,
the eternal dharm,
and
the pure, ultimate bliss,
we have to take refuge in some great Soul
that dwells in the incommunicable essence.
Only such a sage can enable a devotee
to
achieve what he is questing for.

~Revered Gurudev Swami Adgadanand Jee Paramhans~

for-i-am-the-one

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