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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Does Bhagavad Gita require an updated version as per modern human psychology of 21st century…???

An honest and sincere thought is knocking at the door of my mind
and
finally I have decided to get it shared for deatiled discussions here 
for transparent understanding.

I feel like sharing the few verses of Bhagavad Gita
which have always been working as a lamp post
but normally we ignore such teaching which results
for creation of serious misunderstandings
at each level and gives a chance to lot many people
to spread fake impressions about this eternal scripture.

1. In Verse Forty Two And Forty Three, Chapter Two of Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna sings:

“Desire-ridden men,
O Parth, who are given only to listening to Vedic promises of rewards for action,
who believe that the attainment of heaven is the highest goal of temporal birth and its activities,
and who speak pretentious words to describe the many rites and ceremonies
that they regard as conducive to the achievement of worldly pleasure and power,
are
ignorant
and
bereft of discernment.’’

The minds of such men are riddled with endless dissensions.
Covetous and attached to the tempting promises made by Vedic verses,
they regard heaven as the most sublime goal
and
they believe in nothing beyond this.
Such ignorant men not only devise numerous rites and ceremonies,
the performance of which is expected to bring such rewards as the next birth,
sensual enjoyment, and worldly dominion,
but also flaunt them in flowery and affected language.

If one appoaches to understand the metaphysical concept of Bhagavad Gita to such people,
it is impossible to grasp the real essence of this eternal seed scripture.

In verse Thirty Four, Chapter Four of Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna sings:

2. “Obtain that knowledge from enlightened sages
through reverence, inquiry and innocent solicitation,
and
the sages who are aware of reality will initiate you into it.’’

So seeker is advised to approach totally accomplished seers
with reverence, self-surrender, and humility,
to be instructed in true knowledge through devoted service and guileless curiosity.

These seers will enlighten him on it.
The ability to acquire this knowledge comes only with a wholly dedicated service.
They are seers who enable us to have direct perception of God.
They know the secrets of true essence and they will teach it to seeker.

But the sage must be totally accomplished and fully enlightened.
Such sage can handle
any mindset around the globe
without any difficulty any time
and
teach the true essence of Bhgavad Gita by all means.

3. In Verse Four, Chapter Thirteen of Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna sings:

“This has also been said in various distinct ways
by sages in different scriptural verses
and
well-reasoned, definitive aphorisms on the knowledge of the Supreme Spirit (Brahmsutr).”

That is so say that Vedant, great sages, Brahmsutr, and Lord Krishn all say the same thing.

That means Lord Krishna admits that this knowledge has already been discussed
at various sources in full length.
This wisdom is immutable and old/new does not have any meaning at any level.

But yes, its mode of presentation must be very easy and convincing
without losing its metaphysical essence
so that it may reach to generations and generations
in every corner of the entire globe without any difficulty.

And if this is the pronouncement of Lord Krishna himself,
what people want to add, write, read, listen and amend or update on the original text of Bhagavad Gita
which is immutable, eternal and seed scripture of entire mankind around the globe??

Why not try to go through metaphysical commentaries
already done by any fully Enlightened sage
to which soul initiates to resonate with spiritual frequency
on its own by divine impulses i
nstead of learning through such writers/commentators who are totally professionals
to write and get the books published
only to be a multi millionaire through spiritual market?

Now it is upto us whether we are satisfied with already existing sources
or
need some more new additions as per
own conveniences, concepts, traditions and so called life styles.

I think, if we may keep these teachings in mind,
there will not be any problem in understanding the core teachings of Bhagavad Gita
in any mind set,
at any time,
any where around the globe.

Humble Wishes.
~mrityunjayanand.
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My Supreme abode….!!!

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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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