Monday, May 08, 2006




Jivathma gets a human body and mind after having been embodied in 84 lacs inferior births-like creatures, insects, animals etc. as per Srimad Bagavatham. Sri Udhava, one of the best friends of Lord Krishna, requests him to do something for the innumerable lives, that would be tormented by Kali (in kaliyuga). Considering the request of Udhava, Lord agrees to transfer all His Excellence and Lusture to Srimad Bagavatham. This is the greatness of this epic.

About human mind the following facts appear in this Grantham. :-

Mind is a bundle of vasanas (tendency or disposition to repeat or do it again) All vasanas are formed in human mind initially corresponding to individual action in the previous birth. The mind develops-Raga (attachment for pleasures) and dvesha i.e (aversion for pain). It does action to secure pleasures and to avoid pains.

From the inborn vasanas arise desire. The desires are translated into actions in the outer world with the help of organs. One desire would cause innumerable actions.

Mind of a person according to its particular function at a particular time is called by names mind, intellect, the “I” or egoity mindstuff. Etc. It is made of subtle matter and has no consciousness. Inert mind acquires power to think because of its proximity to the self (consciousness) reflected in it. Self is reflection of the “Brahman” in every Jeeva.

Mind is such wonderful safe keeping place that it can hold the greatest of secrets that even an iron safe cannot and can travel with faster than any know speed. Because of these factors mind is always restless and would be wandering everywhere in the cosmos universe. Wandering mind cannot concentrate on any one thing even for a fraction of a minute. It defies control. To achieve control /concentration and to get direction to the mind to act correctly/promptly/ rightly and in time along with knowledge of self (i.e “Brahman”) Yoga/meditation is required and not medication which is now in practice.

Organs of perceptions and organs of action will not work unless the mind is behind and co-operate with. Mind can do only one thing at a time; ie. The eye of eye or ear of the ear. Totally all our vasanas of the actions in all previous lives is “sanchitha karma”. Out of a huge pile of Sanchita Karma, a small portion become mature. while executing the “Prarabhdha Karma”. While executing this karma we do many actions producing fresh vasanas that are called “Aagamika Karma” which accumulate again into“Sanchita Karma. For liberation from the cycle of births and deaths all the above three must be exhausted. This can be done and burnt only by gaining knowledge of the “Self” developed through Bhakti to Bhagavan.

Mind has three state of “Avasthas” JAGRAT- SWAPNA AND SUSHUPTHI. (waking state- dreaming state- dreamless sleep state) One can either go to sleep or awake from sleep only in the above order. In the first state he is conscious of everything around him except himself (the subject of this state is caused by SATVAGUNA. In the second state mind perceive something without a corresponding reality outside – is caused by RAJOGUNA. In dreamless sleep state is caused by TAMOGUNA. In this state the mind, the intellect, the ego, etc merge in the mind stuff. Mind stuff merges in the ATMA or consciousness. Atma alone exist in this state. Mind takes its origin from ignorance. MAYA AND ESWARA alone can control it and hence the necessity of Bhakti towards the “paramathma” Jeevathma means the self plus the mind.

For all human actions there must be two things. 1. the Subject – the actor-experiencer 2. the object the stimuli (eg: sound, touch, form, taste, smell) attached to the external world of things.

In individual subject, the actor- there are fourteen organs: - They are Five organs of perceptions (eg: eye, ear, skin, nostrils, tongue) five organs of actions (eg. Speech, hands, legs, the organ of reproduction and organ or excretion) the mind, the intellect, plus egoity plus the mind stuff

“Jeevathma” is embodies in the form of a living being has to meet great sorrows: They are like the sorrow of having to be enclosed in the womb- a silent sufferer (2) the sorrow of birth and infancy when one cannot move about or express any of the wishes (3) the sorrow of diseases (4) the sorrow of old age (5) the sorrow/ fear of death etc. Added to the above sorrows are of poverty, childlessness, humiliation, disappoints etc. etc. Every time happiness evades him the perplexed “Jeevathma” is constantly engaged in action after action for the acquisition of material objects to attain happiness.

Totally giving up of all the results/ fruits of the action in the God – worldly sorrows vanishes. ‘ TAT TWAM ASI”.- That Univesal Truth is yourself. AHAM BHRAHMASMI- that I am the God are the MAHAT THATHWAS. In every body thee is God .The real “I” is not “I” but you the God. /Eswara/ Bhagavan. One who control s his mind is called Eswara. “ATMA” is God which has attributes. “BAHAGA” is called ATTRIBUTES. God possesses the six qualities/ attributes. They are Power to command everything else “AISWARYA”.To defeat any enemy ‘VEERYA”, Unobstructed knowledge of every thing ‘YASAS-/FAME/JNANA”. Unlimited wealth and prosperity “ wealth/SRI”. Non-attachment to prakrithi and material objects “VAIRAGYA”. So remove the MAYA/AVIDHYA from the mind with VIDHYA-/KNOWLEDGE of the “Brahman” which is inside you.

Guidance factor can never be the same for all. Countless are the vasanas the temperament, or knowledge level of every individual. Hence it is not possible to find an uniform system of conduct to suit all beings. Any amount of advice would be of no use-unless there is likelihood of the same being followed. Exert yourself as much as you can about the right course in every effort of yours. Your- will must succeed in the end.

In general one says that he is happy when he gets the things he is longing for. At the time when one desires something, his mind is in a state of unrest, but when he gets the thing longed for – the state of unrest is replaced by a sense of peace. Similarly, we say we are happy when we get rid of a thing, which we loathed. At the time when we loathe something our mind is restless. But when we get rid of that thing, our mind becomes calm. Therefore, happiness follows when a preceding state of unrest is ended.

Make honest and sincere attempt to regain and retain your inner peace and happiness. Never let go your birth right of peace,contentment and happiness and never neglect to do your duties.

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