महर्षि पतञ्जलिकृतं योगदर्शन…..!!!/ Maharshi Patanjalikrit Yogdarshan……!!!

महर्षि पतञ्जलिकृतं योगदर्शन – पूज्य स्वामी अड़गड़ानंदजी द्वारा श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता के भाष्य ‘यथार्थ गीता’ का विश्व जनमानस में समादर की भावना देखकर भक्तों और साधकों ने निवेदन किया कि पातञ्जल योगदर्शन पर भी पूज्यश्री कुछ कहने की कृपा करें क्योंकि योग स्वानुभूति है जिसे मात्र भौतिक स्तर पर समझा नहीं जा सकता | पूज्य – चरण एक महापुरुष हैं, योग के स्तर से स्वयं गुजरें हैं | भक्तों के आग्रह पर महाराजजी ने कृपा कर जो प्रवचन दिये, प्रस्तुत कृति उसी का संकलन है | योगदर्शन की इस टीका से, योग क्या है ? इतना तो समझ में आ सकता है किन्तु योग की स्थितियाँ साधना में प्रवृत होने के पश्चात् ही समझ में आती हैं | तप, स्वाध्याय, ईश्वर – प्रणिधान और ओम् के जप से आरम्भ हो जाती हैं जिससे अविधादि क्लेशों के क्षीण होने पर द्रष्टा आत्मा जागृत होकर कल्याणकारी दृश्य प्रसारित करने लगता है | उसी के आलोक में चलकर समझा जा सकता है कि महर्षि पतञ्जलिकृत योगसूत्रों का अभिप्राय क्या है ? योग प्रत्यक्ष दर्शन है, यह लिखने या कहने से नहीं आता | क्रियात्मक चलकर ही साधक समझ पाता है कि जो कुछ महर्षि ने लिखा है उसका वास्तविक आशय क्या है |

~ Swami Adgadanand ji ~
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After the publication of Yatharth Geeta, which is a commentary on “Srimad Bhagavad Gita”, the devoteesrequested the revered Swami Ji to throw light on Patanjali’s Yog Darshan too because yog is related with self – realisation. It cannot be perceived on material grounds. The revered Maharaj Shree is a Mahapurush who has passed through all the stages of Yog. The present work is the collection of what Maharaj Shree delivered in his preaching. By going through this commentary one can understand what Yog is but the real perception of Yog is possible only after practical pursuit of Yogic – Sadhana. With Tap, Swadhyaya, Ishwar – Pranidhan and chanting of Om, the real Sadhana starts. By their practice, the Avidhya and Kleshas got removed and the self starts transmitting beneficial vistas. In their light alone the Yogic – maxims written by Maharishi Patanjali can be truly comprehended. Yog is direct perception, no oral or written words can explain it. Practical pursuits alone can make the comprehension of Yog – Darshan possible.

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The BhagawadGeeta in its True Perspective…….!!!!!

It appears that there is no need of any further exposition of the
Geeta. Hundreds of commentaries, out of which more than fifty are in
Sanskrit, have been attempted so far. But, although there are scores of
interpretations, they have a common basis- the Geeta, which is only
one. Why then one may wonder, are there all these divergent opinions
and controversies when Yogeshwar Krishn’s message must of necessity
have been only one? The proclaimer verily speaks of the Truth that is only
one, but if there are ten listeners they construe his meaning in ten
different ways. Our grasp of what has been said is determined by the
extent to which we are under the domination of one of the three properties
of nature, namely, Sattwa (moral virtue and goodness), Rajas (passion
and moral blindness), and Tamas (ignorance and darkness). We cannot
comprehend beyond the limitations imposed by these properties. So it
is logical that there should be all these disputes about the import of the
Geeta-‘The Lord’s Song’.

Men fall prey to doubts, not only because many different views
are held on a given subject, but also because of the fact that the same
principle is often enunciated in different ways and styles at different
times. Quite a good many existing commentaries on the Geeta are
touched by the current of truth, and yet if one of them-even a just and
correct interpretation is placed among a thousand other interpretations
it is almost impossible to recognize it for what it is. Identification of
truth is an onerous task, for even falsehood wears the ‘brows’ of truth.
The many expositions of the Geeta all profess that they represent truth
even though they may not have any inkling of it. As against this, even
when quite a good many interpreters did succeed in coming by this
truth, for a number of reasons they were prevented from giving a public
utterance to it.

The much too common inability to get at the meaning of the Geeta
in its true perspective may be attributed to the fact that Krishn was a
yogi, an enlightened sage. Only another great and accomplished Soul-
man of knowledge and discernment-who has gradually attained to the
ultimate spiritual goal discoursed upon by Krishn can realize and reveal
the real intent of the Yogeshwar when he preached to his friend and
disciple Arjun. What is within one’s mind cannot be fully expressed by
mere words. While some of it is communicated by facial expression
and gestures, and even by what is named ‘eloquent’ silence, the rest
that is still unexpressed is something dynamic and seekers can know it
only through action and by actually traversing the path of quest. So
only another sage who has himself trodden the path and arrived at
Krishn’s sublime state may know what the message of the Geeta really
is. Rather than just reproducing lines from the scripture, he can know
and demonstrate its intent and significance, for Krishn’s insights and
perceptions are also his insights and perceptions. Since he is a seer
himself, he cannot only show the essence but also awaken it in others,
and even prompt and enable them to embark on the way that leads to it.

~Swami Adgadanand. ©

Source: Yatharth Geeta.

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Manifestation Of God……..!!!

Lord Krishn has taught in Bhagavad Gita:

avyaktam vyaktimāpannam manyante māmabuddhayah
param bhāvamajānanto mamāvyayamanuttamam

“Wanting in wisdom and oblivious of the reality
that I am immaculate and beyond the mind and senses,
men regard my manifestation as a physical incarnation.”

There is nothing like gods and the rewards, too, for their worship are ephemeral.
All this notwithstanding, all men are not devoted to God.
This is so because men who are bereft of discernment are only inadequately aware
of
God’s perfection and magnificence.

It is for this reason that they deem the unmanifest God as assuming a human form.

In other words, Lord Krishn was a yogi in the body of a man, verily a Yogeshwar, a Lord of Yog.
The one who is a yogi himself and has the ability to impart yog to others is called a Yogeshwar,
an accomplished teacher.
Adopting the right form of worship, and with gradual refinement,
sages also come to abide in that state.

Although wearing the apparel of a human body, they at last abide in the formless, unmanifest God.
But ignorant men yet regard them as ordinary human beings.
How can they be God, these men think, when they were born just like them?

They are hardly to blame for this, for their deluded minds,
wherever they look, see only the external form.
Yogeshwar Krishn now explains why they are unable to see the Spirit embodied
within the physical body in next verse.

He adds:
nāham prakāśah sarvasya yogamāyāsamāvrtam
mūdho’yam nābhijānāti loko māmajamavyayam

“Hidden behind my yog-maya,
I am not perceived by all and this ignorant man does not know me,
the birthless and immutable God.”

For an ordinary man, maya,
the power by which God evolves the physical universe, is like a thick screen
behind which God is completely hidden.

Beyond this yog-maya, or the practice of yog, there is also another curtain.
It is only by a constant and long practice of yog
that the worshiper reaches
the culminating point of yog
where the hidden God is perceived.

Yogeshwar Krishn says that he is hidden by his yog-maya
and
only they who have secured yog can know him.
Since he is not manifest to all, the ignorant and unwise man
does not know him-the birthless (who is not going to be born again),
eternal (who cannot be destroyed),
and
unmanifest (who is not going to be manifest again).

Arjun initially regarded Sri Krishn as just another mortal.
But after he is enlightened and his vision is enlarged,
he begins to plead and beg.

By and large it is only too true that we are no better than blind men
in the matter of recognizing the unmanifest Soul of sages and great men.

~Revered Gurudev Swami Adgadanand Jee Paramhans~


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Can you please explain What makes the consciousness forget its own nature and falls in materialistic world?

According to Gyaneshwari Geeta ji consciousness forgets its own identity,
and
adopts to quality of nature.
My question is,
can you please explain What makes the consciousness forget its own nature
and
falls in materialistic world?

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Such an excellent question has been raised
by dear blessed Soul
Mittal Kumar,
FROM
California, US.

In Bhagavad Gita, there is a question asked by Arjun:

“What, O Krishn, is that which drives man,
forced against his will as it were and with reluctance,
to act impious?”

Yes, why does a man, although like one who is dragged to something which he despises,
act in sinful ways by adopting quality of nature and getting involved in traps of materialistic world?
Why does he not conduct himself according to the precepts laid down in metaphysics?

And the most interesting is that normally we do not like to spare a single second
to think upon these questions which were raised by loving disciple Arjun to Lord Krishn in Bhagavad Gita.
Why we feel afraid in exploring the answer of such questions
which are a necessary concern to entire mankind?

Lord Krishna answers in Bhagavad Gita:

“Know that desire arising out of the emotional property of nature (rajas)
and
insatiable as fire is the same as wrath;
and learn to recognize it as your most wicked enemy in this world.”

Desire and wrath that spring from the natural property of passion have an insatiable appetite
for sensual pleasure and are the most sinful.
Desire and wrath are the complements of attachment and repugnance.
So Arjun is warned that he must regard them as his most dangerous enemies.
And now their deleterious effects are dwelt upon in next verse.

Lord Krishna adds:

“As fire is enveloped by smoke, a mirror clouded with dust,
and a foetus hidden by the womb,
even so knowledge is engulfed by desire.”

Discrimination is obscured by the mantle of desire and wrath.
If we burn damp wood, there is only smoke.
There is fire, but it cannot leap into flame.
A dust-covered mirror cannot give a clear image.
Just so, when there exist the perversions known as desire and wrath,
the mind cannot have a clear perception of God.

Lord Krishn sings further:

“And, O son of Kunti,
even wise men’s discrimination is engulfed by desire,
insatiable like fire and their perpetual enemy “

So far Sri Krishn has named two enemies, desire and wrath,
but in this verse he mentions only one of them, namely, desire.
In truth, the feeling of anger lies within desire.
When a task is successfully completed anger subsides,
but when desire is obstructed anger reappears.
So anger resides at the heart of desire.
It is important to know where the enemy hides,
for knowing this will facilitate a total destruction of the enemy.

Lord Krishn expresses his view on the problem.

“Since the senses, mind, and intellect are the seats of desire,
it is through them that it deludes a being
by clouding-his faculty
of discrimination.”

So we have the answer.
Our worst foe dwells within our own senses, mind, and intellect.
It is through them that desire envelops knowledge and deludes the embodied Soul.

Above all, we must control the senses because our enemy lies concealed within them.
The enemy is within us and it will be futile to look for him outside.
The war that has to be waged is internal;
it has to be fought within the mind and heart.
So we must subdue our senses and kill this sinful desire
which ravages both knowledge of the unmanifest Spirit
and
knowledge of the physical world.

However, we cannot storm them directly;
we have first to lay siege to the stronghold of moral perversions itself by vanquishing the senses.
But to restrain the senses and mind is most difficult.
The success of this endeavour always appears doubtful.
Lord Krishn dispels this pessimistic attitude by pointing out the many weapons at our disposal
which a man can use to fight against the enemy.
So man is not so helpless after all.
He has an armoury of plentiful arms with which he can wage war
with strength and confidence.
He can use his mind against the senses, his intellect against the mind,
and
above all these there is his Soul, all powerful and yet unmanifest.
That Soul is the real “us,” and so we are strong enough to subdue not only our senses,
but also our mind and intellect.

Possessed of knowledge of the unmanifest and yet mighty Soul that is beyond intellect,
and after a due appraisal of our innate strength and restraining the mind with our intellect,
we must slay desire, our worst enemy.
We have to kill this enemy after a proper scrutiny of our inherent capacity.

Desire is a terrible foe,
for it deludes the Soul through the senses.
So knowing our strength and with confidence in the might of our Soul,
we should kill this desire-our enemy.
Of course, this enemy is internal
and
the war to be waged against it is also internal-of the sphere of the mind and heart.

Bow down in lotus feet of revered Gurudev for such teaching to me.

Humble Wishes.
~mrityunjayanand.

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A message from Bhagavad Gita to entire Globe……!!!

Let us contemplate that in addition to all possible man made efforts, why the entire globe is not having the collective sincere prayer to God on top priority to get rid of this tragic hit of COVID-19 creating such a huge loss to entire humanity?

I have a permanent impression in my mind that Bhagavad Gita is seed scripture since beginning with solid reasoning. Bhagavad Gita is that touch stone that vindicates the substance of truth in other scriptures and also resolves disputes arising from their sometimes incompatible or even contradictory assertions. Its universality makes the Gita unique among the eminent sacred works of the entire world. Hence I wish to quote some core references from the eternal teachings of this scripture.

Lord Krishna teaches his loving disciple Arjun:

“Four kinds of devotees, O the best of Bharat, worship me: the ones who desire material rewards, the distressed, men of knowledge and those who aspire to know me.”

The four kinds cover all worshippers in entire globe. There are first those who do the appointed task because doing it will bring good fortune, they are the doers of selfish action. There are, then, men who devote themselves to God because they wish to be liberated from grief. Yet other devotees long to have a direct perception of God. And, lastly, there are the wise men, the realized sages, who attained to the stage of reaching the supreme goal.

Material wealth is the means that sustains the body as well as all its relations. So riches and satisfaction of desires are first provided by God. Lord Krishn says that he is the provider of means, but his words suggest more than this. The really lasting wealth is made up of spiritual acquisition. This is the real treasure.

While a worshipper is busy toiling for material gains, God prompts him on towards spiritual achievements, because he knows that spiritual merits are man’s real wealth and that his worshipper will not always be contented with material acquisitions alone. So he also begins to bestow spiritual riches on him. Granting profit in the mortal world and support in the next world are both God’s burden. Under no circumstance does he leave the worshipper unrecompensed.

There are, then, worshippers with grief-laden hearts. There are also among worshippers of God men who wish to know him fully. Men who have attained knowledge of God by perception also worship him. Thus, according to Lord Krishn, four kinds of men are his devoted adorers. But of all of them the worshipper with the wisdom that comes from perception is the most superior.The significant point is, however,that this sagacious man is a devotee,too.

God rewards his worshippers according to the nature of their devotion; he assists them in the same degree. It is the worshipper’s dedication that is returned to him as grace. Knowing this secret, the righteous conduct themselves with single-mindedness according to the way laid down by him.

Then why the entire mankind is still keeping away from collective sincere prayer with complete devotion,dedication, and total surrender to God till date? It is a burning question in my mind, which has inspired me to share this message from Bhagavad Gita to entire globe.

Bow down in lotus feet of revered Gurudev for such intuition to my inner realm.

Humble Wishes.
~mrityunjayanand.

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Bhagavad Gita-the best evergreen metaphysical psychotherapy ever done in global spiritual history…!!!!!

Bhagavad Gita is an ocean of spirituality,
a sincere deep dive in which brings the answers of all possible doubts of human nature
based upon either physical or metaphysical psychology
while traversing on path of Self Realization.
I personally feel that Bhagavad Gita
is
the best evergreen metaphysical psychotherapy

ever done in Global Spiritual History.

I have been facing so many questions which are directly related with this raised subject. Some one asked:

A change in intent may temporally be considered as a matter of psychology
but
can we treat “ignorance” under which Arjun’s MIND clinged to MOHA / MAYA, a psychology?
Application of Gita for psychotherapy is fine
but the very fact is that the Viraat Swarop which Krishna showed to Arjuna
to eliminate the veil of Manas in Arjuna… exactly at that moment the ignorance ends.
Hence where is the role of psychotherapy?

And then the question:

What the psychology is as of now?
A science which studies behaviour
or
which studies the emergence of thought process resulting in behaviour
or
the psycho physiological changes in a subject
or
the molecular psycho biology or the quantum biophysical chemistry
which focuses on neuro transmitters….
Or
the blank slate where we know the physical and chemical constituents of a neuron
but unable to know how this gives rise to consciousness
or
is there some metaphysical energy which binds these physio chemical constituents
and enable to give certain response.

How such factors can get related with the teachings of Bhagavad Gita
if its spiritual divine contents are accepted as psychotherapy?

I feel that answer is very simple if we are not going to complicate the questions
which look to be simply in a mind frame of innocent arguments at first glance.
I can understand the raised  vision and agree that the science of psychology itself is bewildered.
But we have not to go in details of this science and to study
how its experts are exploiting the related theories?

I am simply concerned with the human psychology towards metaphysical approach.
Human mind is getting distorted because of excessive materialistic lust, approach and race of luxurious life.
Normal human behaviour has terrifically changed these days which is to some extent very shameful.
I have no intention to study and prove through the expanded scientific theories of human psychology
as how such changes happen or about its possibilities?
All this is at physical level, too far from real metaphysics.

Metaphysics has its own Super Science beyond the capabilities of all those sciences
of
physical and material level
and
totally based on divine intuitions and spiritual frequencies.

we can not ignore certain highlights of Bhagavad Gita.
Last Verse, Chapter One (first Chapter) of Bhagavad Gita sings:

“Speaking thus and smitten by grief, in the midst of the battlefield,
Arjun put aside his bow and arrows, and sat down in the chariot.”

And in Verse Seventy Three, Chapter Eighteen(last Chapter) of Bhagavad Gita, Arjun says:

‘Since my ignorance has been dispelled by your grace, O Achyut,
and I have recovered discernment, I am free from doubt and shall follow your precept.”

So what happened in between and how this impossible change could be possible in Arjun’s mind
is
a subject to be honestly studied?

And that is the reason,
I personally treat the secret teachings of Bhagavad Gita
as
the best evergreen metaphysical psychotherapy ever done in global spiritual history
through the divine essences of its verses.

Bhagavad Gita deals about mind, thought, intellect and ego being components of subtle body in details
apart of the  structure of corporeal frame of physical body in total.
This seed scripture deals about how mind gets entangled
by getting badly infatuated at various junctions of physical world
and
about the drastic character of attachment.

Bhagavd Gita also deals about
the six vices of passion, wrath, greed, delusion, vanity, malice
and
six virtues of discrimination, renunciation, restraint, tranquility, courage and intellect.
The game of fluctuating mind is involved very badly everywhere
and
because of that we can not ignore the word psychology
which is science of mind in metaphysics as well.

The different stages of mind are the root cause behind these games
whether it is a part of ignorance or intelligence.
Total behaviour of our all the senses are in control of this same mind
and
therefore Lord Krishna has always stressed upon restraining the mind and senses first by all means.

Lord Krishna sings in Verse Eight, Chapter Fifteen of Bhagavad Gita:

“Like the wind carrying a scent from its source,
the Soul that is lord of the body
also bears along with him the senses and the mind
from its previous body and assumes a new one.”

The Soul carries with him the propensities and mode of action of the mind
and
five senses of the body from which he departs and takes them into his new body.
The next body is immediately assured.

Since the propensities and modes of action of the mind are very vast
which are being carried forward with soul from births to rebirths till final liberation,
hence we will have to take control of its science metaphysically
in our account without any fail as well.
The secret of this science and its timely proper application is metaphysical psychotherapy
which is totally hidden and can get revealed and applied only by the grace
of
any totally accomplished and fully enlightened sage
as
being seen in Verses of Bhagavad Gita.

Moha/maya are nothing but the outcome of the same mind’s game
which vanishes with the effect of divine impulses
during this great hidden spiritual exercise.

The fact that the Virat Swaroop
which Lord Krishna showed to Arjuna
to eliminate the veil of Manas in him… also required to reach to a certain mental status
fully enriched with glorious divine impulses first.

Lord Krishna had to teach him from Chapter Two to till Chapter Ten
to bring his mental status
from lower impure level to highest pure level
and
then exactly at that moment of HIS direct perception,
the ignorance ended,
not before that.

Though even after that Arjun was trapped in infatuation when his son
Abhimanyu got killed in battle of Mahabharat,
as per the great Indian epic,
from where Bhagavad Gita has been derived.

There was hidden exercise behind that which we can only feel
while leading a metaphysical life
by taking refuge in any truly enlightened sage.

And to my concept, that is the real metaphysical psychotherapy.

Bhagavad Gita is an example of that spiritual healing
resonating through seven hundred verses
which are eternal,evergreen and immutable.


Humble Wishes.

~mrityunjayanand.

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