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~

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To take refuge in God and seek the ultimate liberation….!!!

Lord Krishn sings in Bhagavad Gita:

येषां त्वन्तगतं पापं जनानां पुण्यकर्मणाम्।
ते द्वन्द्वमोहनिर्मुक्ता भजन्ते मां दृढव्रताः॥७-२८॥

yesām tvantagatam pāpam janānām punyakarmanām
te dvandvamohanirmuktā bhajante mām drdhavratāh

“But they who worship me in every way are selflessly engaged in good deeds, free from sin and delusion,
arising from the conflicts of attachment and repulsion,
and of firm intent.’’

Freed from evil and conflicting passions, the doers of virtuous action
which brings; the worldly life-of birth and death-to a final end,
and which has been variously described as worthy action,
ordained action, and the deed of yagya,
worship and adore him to achieve redemption.

Here it is evident beyond any doubt
that
the way to God-realization is according to Lord Krishn
only through an accomplished teacher.
One who performs the ordained task under the guidance
of
such a mentor acquires mastery of spiritual capacity
as well as
perfect action.
This is also further illustrated in the next verses.
He adds:

जरामरणमोक्षाय मामाश्रित्य यतन्ति ये।
ते ब्रह्म तद्विदुः कृत्स्नमध्यात्मं कर्म चाखिलम्॥७-२९॥

jarāmaranamoksāya māmāśritya yatanti ye
te brahma tadviduh krtsnamadhyātmam karma cākhilam

“Only they who strive for liberation
from the cycle of birth and death
by finding shelter under me succeed in knowing God,
spiritual wisdom
and
all action.’’

Knowledge of God, of the kinship of the individual and Universal Soul,
and
of
all action prepares a man spiritually
to take refuge
in God
and
seek the ultimate liberation.

~Revered Gurudev Swami Adgadanand Jee Paramhans~

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