yog: 8-aNg yog: Introduction = Understanding yog basics ... for Stress Free life =. Parts 1 to 24
Yog(Yoga): Brings health welfare & prosperity to Life
Posted by Champaklal Dajibhai Mistry. Last updated on January 21, 2004.

Backgrounder To The Study of
science of yog
which empowers one
to know oneself
and
one's creator

The following presentation by Prajapati Vishva Aashram Foundation of the teachings to be learned in the practice of 8-aNg yog in the daily yog practice in life are from naarD puraaAN, sknD puraaAN and bhgvd giitaa.

The teachings have been compiled and presented on this web site by sRii chmpklaal Dajibhaai miisTRii as taught by guru bRHmH, bRHmaa-Dev, viSHANu-Dev, shiv-Dev and all those rushio and munio who kept the ved knowledge alive through yug after yug and klp after klp for the klyaan (well-being and welfare) of all creations. pRANaam to Dr. G. V. Tagore and publishers Motilal Banarasidass whose English translation of the sNskrut texts has been used as a base for the above presentation as an eternal blessing...with the sole purushaaARth (life objective which are four - aARth, kaam, DHARm and moksh) that the above knowledge of yog facilitates acquiring of all the prosperity, growth and glory in life leading to moksh (breaking the bonds of sNsaar which is cycles of birth and death full of joy followed by pain and sorrow)......these slok are expanded with explanatory prose to make the learning and understanding of veD easier but without corrupting the original meaning of the sNskRUt text...also additional explanatory prose in included in brackets to give backgrounder ved knowledge to provide supplementary explanation for increasing the depth of our knowledge of life sciences......

We have been blessed with the above knowledge of yog for acquiring all the prosperity, growth and glory in life leading to moksh (breaking the bonds of sNsaar which is the eternal cylce of birth and death full of joy followed by pain and sorrow.......

The SRuti in veD is the revealed knowledge about creator and the science and history of creation). smRUti in veD is the remembered knowledge of creator and the science and history of creations through teachings. The SRuti and smRUti of yog is fundamental to veDik lifestyle.

The revelation in form of smRUti by sanak-muni, the mind born son of bRH`maa-dev, about yog is fundamental. yog means the union of one's aatmaa with one's creator brhmah who is also known as pr-maatmaa, meaning supreme aatmaa= creator bRH`m.

When yog happens then all the dvuNdvuN (dualities) one experiences because of maayaa disappears which means one sees creator bRH`m in everything in this universe. This knowing enables one to treat everybody with the same reverence, bhakti and sevaa that one would offer bRH`m-self.

Humanity will be learning about the above sty (RUTH) of yog to be attained in human lives as humans continue to study veD in the days to come....through bhgvD giitaa and puraaAN.....yog is not what is understood in our present world as just doing meditation or the more current trend of yog exercises...

.. in learning about yog......it will be beneficial to refresh the teachings about kARm-yog from bhgvd giitaa and also the inspirations to date to understand the depth of learning the daily practice of yog......just click on the end of the line at the top of the TODAY'S PRAYERS and visit and study the knowledge of kARm-yog presented to date.....

puraano are part of ved. There are 18 major puraaANo and 108 total puraaAN in existence in this kli-yug. puraaANo simplifies the knowledge contained in ved through describing the history and science of creation and created through the narration of major events that has already happened in the current klp of 4.32 billion years of which about 2.16 billion years has already elapsed.

bhgvd giitaa is proclaimed as the total essence of veD......


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NEW PHONETIC BASED SPELLING OF
sNskRUt WORDS

  • All the sNskRUt words in the write-ups on this web site are in italics. The meaning of these sNskRUt words as transcribed in English language is being continually included in the Sanskrit Glossary on this web site....It is imperative to understand the full meanings of these sNskRUt words in order to understand the teachings of ved. So please make an effort to visit the Sanskrit Glossary...the karma-phl will be eternal aanaND (bliss).

  • The sNskRUt words are spelled as near as possible to the original sNskRUt phonetics. Phonetic based spelling may seem to be different than normal usage but if the sanskrit words are not spelled and pronounced correctly the meanings could change drastically. An alphabet chart of such phonetics spellings is being developed at Prajaapati Vishva Aashram Foundation (PVAF) and will be shared here as soon as it is available. In the meantime think as a vedik bhaartiy (Indian) and your vedik genetics will let you pronounce the sNskRUt words in here correctly.

  • Please note that this compilation contains sNskRUt words spelled in the old format as well as new phonetics format being developed at PVAF. Change of spelling of sNskRUt words to the new PVAF format will be made as soon as bhk`ti permits.

.........science of
yog
is
the way
to know
oneself...............

--------------om guru bRH`myae nmH......................

naarD-muni asks his brother snk-muni:

"By what vedik vidhi (holy rite)
is yog attained by a yogi
and
how yog leads to moKSH?"


snk-muni's
sharing of science of yog in Parts 1 to 23 is from slok 1.33.26-27, 28-30, 31, 34, 35, 42, 38-40, 45-46, 47, 48/50, 49/52, 51, 54-55, 56-57, 58-59, 60-62, 63, 65, 66/68, 69,70-72, 1.33.26-27, 28-30, 31, 34, 35, 42, 38-40, 45-46, 47, 48/50, 49/52, 51, 54-55, 56-57, 58-59, 60-62, 63, 65, 66/68, 69, 70-72, 73-74,75, 76, 77, 78, 79-82, 83, 84, 85-86, 87, 88, 89-96, 97-99, 100-108 from naarD puraaAN.


PART 1

"Those who ponder over
the meanings of
tattvaM
(knowledge of essence of brhmah)
say that
the greatest moksh
(salvation)
is attainable through
purna gnaan
(perfect and total knowledge of brhmah).

This purna gnaan
has its root in
bhakti
(devotion).

Similarly this
bhakti
is born in those
who perform
vedik vidhio (holy rites).


PART 2

"bhakti to hari (creator brhmah)
is generated in that person
by whom
in the course of thousands of birth
daan
(charitable gifts),
different kinds of yagna
(sacrifices)
yaatraa
(pilgrimages), etc
have been performed.

The highest and inexhaustible
dharma
is produced even through
the slightest of
bhakti
(devotion)
and
ishvar shraddhaa.
(faith in creator brhmah)

All paap (sins)
perish through the deepest
shraddhaa
(faith)."


PART 3

"When all paap (sins)
is destroyed,
buddhi
(intellect) becomes
shuddh
(free from impurities of paapi karma).

That shuddha buddhi
is called by wise rushi-munio (sages)
by the word
gnaan
(knowledge that brhmah is everything and
one's body is not one's "I" but one's "I" is one's aatmaa and not the body).


PART 4

"They say that
gnaan bestows moksh
(salvation).

It is the yogi who
acquire that
gnaan.
(knowledge that brhmah is everything and
one's body is not one's "I" but one's "I" is one's aatmaa and not the body).

yog is said to be of two kinds:
differentiated by
vedik vidhio
(vedik rites)
and
purna gnaan
(perfect and total knowledge of brhmah)"


PART 5

"gnaan-yog
(yog through acquiring gnaan)
cannot be accomplished without
kriyaa-yog
(yog through performing vedik vidhio (vedik rites)).

Hence,
one who is engaged in
kriyaa-yog
should worship
hari
(brhmah)
with deep
shraddhaa
(faith).


PART 6

"Becoming completely
virakta
(free from raag or passion or
worldly attachment to sansaar, indifferent, impassioned)

to inflicting
dukh
(pain and sorrow)
on others in
thought, word and deed,
one who is yukta
(absorbed in or devoted to)
bhakti
(devotion)
should worship
vishnu-dev (brhmah)
who pervades everything.


PART 7

"The following
punya guno (good qualities)
are common to
both types of
yog
(gnaan-yog & karma-yog):

ahiNsaa
(non-violence)
satya-tva
(truthfulness)
absence of krodh
(anger)
brhamacharya
(all the practices of a student)
non-acceptance of daan or dakshinaa
(gifts)
absence of irshaa or matsar
(jealousy)
dayaa
(compassion)."


PART 8

"If a person
interested with
vichaar, vaach and aachaar
(mentally, verbally and physically),
in
kalyaan
(welfare and well-being)
of all lok
(seven worlds or domains*),
and performs
with
bhakti
puujaa, upaasanaa, namasya
(devoutly worships)
Lord of devo (brhmah),
then that practice
is called
kriyaa-yog (or karma-yog)


PART 9

"If a person whose aatmaa (soul)
is duSh-yate
(defiled or dirtied) by
kaam
(desire for one's benefit only),
krodh
(anger),
lobh
(greed),
irhsaa
(jealousy), etc,
becomes
devoted to
bhakti
(worship),
tapsya
(penance),
samaadhi
(meditation)
to
vishnu (brhmah)
to achieve yog,
then
that person
should be known as
a dambhi
(hypocrite)
and
is on par with all
paapi
(sinners).

vishnu (brhmah)
is not
pleased with
such a person
and
all of his karma
are futile."

* For Part 8: seven lok (worlds or domains of existence) are:

  1. bhuu-lok: pruthvi or earth which is the domain of mortal living beings;

  2. bhuva-lok: mid-region between bhuu and svar where pitruo and those aatmaao who are in transit between two life cycles live;

  3. svar-lok: svarga (heaven) or domain of devo and where aatmaao who have collected excess of puNya (merits) go to enjoy the sukh (happiness) of puNya without suffering the dukh (pain or sorrow) of any kind unlike in bhuu-lok where sukh-dukh cylce is inevitable. After the puNya is exhausted these aatmaao have to take birth in bhuu-lok to exhaust their karma-phal (all fruits of all karma performed in all lives to a point in time of an aatmaa's travel through cycles of life and death called saNsaar);

  4. mahar-lok (where all prajaapatio , devo, rushio and munio stay during the night of brahmaa when all creations are absorbed in brahmaa for the pralay period 4.32 billion years till creation cycle starts again;

  5. jan-lok: domain of all siddha who are aatmaao who have achieved all their desires and are only now involved in studying ved ;

  6. tapas-lok: domain where all those stay who are entirely involved in tapsya which is samaadhi or meditation on brhmah;

  7. satya-lok: domain of brahmaa-dev.

(Please not that the description of mahar-lok, jan-lok, tapas-lok may not be wholly accurate as it is being researched presently. Update will be posted in glossary with a news item)


PART 10

"All the paap (sins)
accumulated in the course
of previous births
perish
for those
who are attached to
vishnu (brhmah)
through
bhakti (devotion)
and
whose manas (minds) are absorbed in
kriyaa-yog.

One whose
buddhi
(intellect)
is purified through
destruction of
paap (sins),
desires
param gnaan
(highest knowledge which is knowledge that brhmah is everything and
one's body is not one's "I" but one's "I" is one's aatmaa and not the body).

purna gnaan
(perfect knowledge)
should be known as
that
which gives
moksh
(liberation from sansaar which is cylce of birth and death full of pain and sorrow in this world).

Now I shall narrate to
you
the means of obtaining
moksh."


PART 11

"By being in the company of
rushi or muni or saadhu or puNy-aatmaa or pavitra-aatmaa
(saintly persons whose aatmaa (souls) are pure and sacred with gnaan)
who are adepts
in the interpretation of
ved and shaastra
(scriptural texts),
the person with
pragnaa-vat or mati-buddhi-dhimat
(intelligence, learning and knowledge)
shall
deeply ponder over
what is
nitya, sthir and aKShay
(eternal, steady and non-destructible)
and
what is
a-nitya, a-sthir and KShay
(ephemeral, unsteady and destructible)
in the world
consisting of
creations
which are
the jangam
(mobile)
and
sthaavar
(immobile)"


PART 12

"All the objects
which can be sensed by
the indriyo
(5 sense organs of ear, skin, eyes, nose and tongue)
are non-eternal
(and thus ephemeral, momentary, unsteady and destructible).

Only
hari (brhmah)
is
nitya, sthir and aKShay
(eternal, steady and non-destructible).


One should avoid
the non-eternal objects
and
resort only to
the eternal ONE,
hari (brhmah).

Never
can the person
who is passionately attached
to non-eternal objects
be separated
from the bonds of
sansaar
(
worldly existence of cycles of
birth and death full of joy followed by pain and sorrow
)."


PART 13

"He
(person practicing yog)
should be
asatk
(not attached to feelings and connections of saNsaar meaning
the worldly existence of cycles of birth and death full of joy followed by pain and sorrow)

to this world
(present life)
as well as
the other world
(after death in svarga or narak or during the next birth cycle).
He who is
aasatk
(not detached from saNsaar (worldly) feelings and connections)
becomes involved in
sansaar
(worldly existence of cycles of
birth and death full of joy followed by pain and sorrow)
.

He who is devoid of
kaam
(desires)
and
dvesh
(dislike and hatred),
and
who is richly endowed with
aatma-saNyam
(self-control of indriyo (5 sense organs of ear, skin, eyes, nose and tongue)
and manas (mind))

and
is perpetually absorbed in
samaadhi (meditation) of
hari (brhmah)
is called
mumukshu
(one who desires moksh meaning liberation from saNsaar which is
worldly existence of cycles of birth and death full of
sukh (joy and happiness) followed by dukh (pain and sorrow
))"


PART 14

"Only he who is richly endowed with
aatma-saNyam
(self-control of indriyo (5 sense organs of ear, skin, eyes, nose and tongue)
and manas (mind))
and other
sad-guno
(good qualities)
and who is desirous of
moksh
(liberation from sansaar which is cylce of birth and death full of pain and sorrow in this world)
can practice
gnaan
(knowledge that brhmah is everything and
one's body is not one's "I" but one's "I" is one's aatmaa and not the body).

One who lacks
aatma-saNyam
(self-control of indriyo (5 sense organs of ear, skin, eyes, nose and tongue)
and manas (mind))
never realizes
aadhyatma-gnaan
( knowledge of the aatmaa that aatmaa and brhmah are one & brhmah is everything and one's body is not one's "I" but one's "I" is one's aatmaa and not the body)."


PART 15

"They say,
it is the gnaan (knowledge)
arising from yog
by which one realizes that
naaraayan
(vishnu or brhmah)
resides in and exists in
by pervading the universe
consisting of
layaa-dhiin
(perishable creations meaning non-eternal creations- see Parts 11 and 12 - which get re-absorbed at regular death cycle or during pralay in brahmaa or during praakruti-laya in brhmah)
and
aKShar
(imperishable such as maayaa or knowledge or consciousness which is brhmah), .

Now continuing,
I shall recount
the means for the acquisition of
yog;
which is the means
that makes this
punar-janma
(metempsychosis=repeated births of aatmaa in various bodies)
recede.
gnaan
(knowledge that brhmah is everything and
one's body is not one's "I" but one's "I" is one's aatmaa and not the body).

that is pure is
yog.
The wise know that this
gnaan
is the granter of
moksh
(liberation from sansaar which is cylce of birth and death full of pain and sorrow in this world)."


PART 16

"They say that
aatmaa (=brhmah) is
dve
(two-fold)
differentiated as
para
(greatest, preeminent, supreme )
and
apara
(second, another).

atharva ved says:
"Two brhmah are to be known"

That which is
nirgun
(devoid of 3 guno - satya, rajas, tamas)
is spoken as
para.

apara
is that which is
combined with
ahankaar
(the third primary creation produced by mahaa-maayaa from mahat during the start of a creation cycle and consists of three shaktio - gnaan-shakti, kriyaa-shakti and drvya-shakti. ahankaar then produces 24 tattvo which are 5 tanmaatra, 5 mahaa-bhuto, 10 indriyo, 4-part antakaran for each individual creation and 5 praan for each individual creation and empowers each of them with a adhikaari (empowering shakti or power) to produce every thing living and non-living in the creation) .

The realization of
the non-difference between
para aatmaa
and
apara aatmaa
is called
yog."


PART 17

"That (aatmaa)
which is stationed in the heart of
the body constituted of
panch-mahaa-bhuto
(five primary elements - aakaash (space), vaayu (air), tejas (light-energy), ap (water and liquids) and pruthvi (domain of earthly material which support and sustain living beings)
is known as
saaKSHin
(meaning witness only; as aatmaa itself is a non-doer, it is 3-guno which performs all karma)
and
is called
apara;
(second, another)
while
parmaatmaa
(supreme aatmaa = brhmah)
is remembered as
para
(greatest, preeminent, supreme)
by the saintly people.

The body (of a living being) is called
KSHetra
(field or domain or physical body of a living being in which
an aatmaa in an embodied state can perform karma)

and
that which is stationed in
KSHetra
is called
KSHetragna
(is the soul or jiv or individual aatmaa embodied by karma-phal
in a body of a living being
which is made of the karma-phal to be received in that life journey).
KSHetragna is said to be
avyakta
(unmanifest as it is nirgun meaning not affected by maayaa-shakti and its 3-guno),
param
(supreme, second to none, the only one),
shuddha
(pure, untainted and unbound by 3-guno and its karma)
and
purna
(full, partless or perfect)."


PART 18

"The bonds of
apara aatmaa
(second, another aatmaa = jiv which is embodied in a body made of karma)
are snapped
when the non-difference between
aatmaa
(=jiv=individual soul)
and
parmaatmaa
(supreme aatmaa = brhmah)
is realized.

parmaatmaa
who is
shuddha
(pure, untainted and unbound by 3-guno and its karma),
aKShay
( non-destructible),
sanaatan
(
eternal)
and
identical with the vishva
(universe)
appears like
one differentiated (from aatmaa= jiv)
because of the difference of
perception among manushya
(humans).

That which is
the param
(supreme, second to none, the only one)
and
sanaatan
(
eternal)
is
brhmah
and
is the only ONE
without a second.
There is nothing greater than brhmah."


PART 19

"That nirguna mahaan aatmaa (=brhmah)
(attributeless and great soul)
has no karma or vidhi
(action or rite)
to perfrom.

It (=mahaan aatmaa = brhmah)
is neither
kratu or saadhaN
(doer or instrument)
nor
uup-saNbhu-jak
(enjoyer the fruits of karma be it sukh (joy and happiness) or dukh (pain and sorrow) ."


PART 20

"THAT (brhmah)
which is
shabda brhmah
is
mahaa-vaakya
(sentences of great gist, meaning and message)
such as
tat tvam asi,
(= THAT (brhmah) is I)
aham brhmahsi,
(= I am brhmah)
aham aatmaa brhmah,
(= my aatmaa is brhmah)
pragnaanM brhmah.
(= gnaan is brhmah)

purna gnaan
(
perfect knowledge which is knowledge that brhmah is everything and one's body is not one's "I" but one's "I" is one's aatmaa and not the body).
arising out of
meditating over these
mahaa-vaakya
is
the greatest means of
moksha."


PART 21

"The universe
appears to be of diverse kinds
to
those who are devoid of
purna gnaan
(complete and perfect knowledge which is knowledge that brhmah is everything and
one's body is not one's "I" but one's "I" is one's aatmaa and not the body).

To those
endowed with
param gnaan,
(highest knowledge which is knowledge that brhmah is everything and
one's body is not one's "I" but one's "I" is one's aatmaa and not the body).
it (the universe)
is
one with
param brhmah.
(supreme, second to none, the only one brhmah)

People perceive
difference in
param aatmaa (=param brhmah)
due to
maayaa

(a primary shakti of nirgun brhmah which has the brhmah-ordained function to hide the true identity of brhmah from all creations with a shakti called aavaraN and also to make all creations see multiplicity in brhmah through a shakti of vikshep)

of the wielder of
maayaa
(wielder of maayaa is param brhmah).

Hence a
mumukshu
(one who desires moksh meaning liberation from saNsaar which is
worldly existence of cycles of birth and death full of
sukh ( joy and happiness) followed by dukh ( pain and sorrow
))"
should forsake
maayaa
through
yogik shakti
(power of yog)."


PART 22

"maayaa
(a primary shakti of nirgun brhmah which has the brhmah-ordained function to hide the true identity of brhmah from all creations with a shakti called aavaraN and also to make all creations see multiplicity in brhmah through a shakti of vikshep)
is
neither
of the form of
asat
(creations created by brhmah which dies after a life cycle
upon receipt of karma-phal for that life cycle and
are reborn through
nitya-laya, naimmittik-laya, praakrt-laya and aatyantik-laya.
la
ya
is re-absorption into the creator
for rebirth to receive one's remanant karma-phal.
Re-absorption is into brahmaa-dev for nitya and naimittik laya
and into brhmah for praakrt and aatyantik laya).

nor
of the form of
sat
(shakti of brhmah which are eternal and are not affected by cycles of
nitya-laya, naimmittik-laya, praakrt-laya and aatyantik-laya.
la
ya
is re-absorption into the creator
for rebirth to receive one's remanant karma-phal.
Re-absorption is into brahmaa-dev for nitya and naimittik laya
and into brhmah for praakrt and aatyantik laya.
Examples are gnaan and chaitanya (consciousness) which are brhmah-self)

nor
maayaa
is of the form of both (sat or asat).

Hence
maayaa
should be understood as
being
anirdeshya
(that which can not be specified, defined, described, explained or compared
for its form or nature or state of being)
.

maayaa
gives the idea and perception of
dvuNdvuN
(delusion of perceived difference between brhmah and what is created by brhmah or
the delusion of perceived difference between KSHetra
which is a field or domain or physical body of a living being in which
an aatmaa in an embodied state can perform karma and
KSHetragna which s the soul or jiv or individual aatmaa embodied by karma-phal
in a body of a living being which is made of
the karma-phal to be partaken or received in that life journey)
."


PART 23

"It is
maayaa
that is understood by the word
agnaan
(non-knowledge which deludes one in believing that
brhmah is separate from everything in the universe
and that one's "I" is one's body and hides the truth that from the gnaan that
one's "I" is one's aatmaa and not the body).
.
Hence only those
who have conquered
maayaa

(a primary shakti of nirgun brhmah which has the brhmah-ordained function to hide the true identity of brhmah from all creations with a shakti called aavaraN and also to make all creations see multiplicity in brhmah through a shakti of vikshep)

can have
mukti
(release, liberation, deliverance, freedom)
from
agnaan.

param sanaatan brhmah
(supreme and eternal brhmah)
is denoted by the word
gnaan
(knowledge that brhmah is everything and
one's body is not one's "I" but one's "I" is one's aatmaa and not the body).

Indeed
param aatmaa
(supreme, second to none, the only one aatmaa = brhmah)
shines continuously
in the hearts of
those endowed with
gnaan.

A yogi
must destroy
agnaan
through
yog.

yog
is achieved through
ashta-ang
( eight limbs or auxiliary means or expedient).
I shall mention them factually. "



End of Parts 1 TO 23 OF 8-aNg yog.


Parts 1 to 23 has explained
the preliminary knowledge about yog.

The remaining knowledge of the practice of yog in daily life is achieved through the practice of
8-aNg yog

as described in
PARTS 24 TO 40
POSTED ON A SEPARATE PAGES

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The above GNaan of yog which is True Knowledge
which reveals
creator bRH`m
is continued in explanation of the practice of
yam to samaadhi
(1st to 8th aNg of 8-aNg yog)
from the
smRUti shared by
naarD-muni in naarD puraaAN.

Please perform your yaaTRaa to visit
Parts 24 to 40 of yog practice
on other pages on the same veD page
on this PVAF web site....
and
enrich your life by removing suffering due to unknown.....

---------------om tat sat......................
---------------om shaanti shaanti .....................
---------------om bRH`myae nmH......................

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why pray:

To get inspiration to perfrom kARm-yog in daily life

veD is the knowledge of the entire creation. ved imparts to each and every creation how creation is created, how it is sustained after creation, the purpose of each creation, how each creation has to co-exist with all other creations and the grand scheme and meaning of this creation. In this process of imparting knowledge veD also subtly informs about our creator bRHmH and creator bRHmH's relationship with all creations singly and collectively.

To get all knowledge through the study of veD is a monumental task ...which could not possibly be completed in one life time...in a life time most of us can get only a degree in one field of science or arts or commerce or medicine or engineering....to get all the knowledge of ved will take infinite years as the knowledge itself is infinite....

.....But then our creator bRHmH, knowing our limitation of the life cycles, has given us a small life manual in which the basics of creations, its processes, its relationships and its purpose are outlined in about 700 to 750 aphorism like messages of few words at a time......this manual of life is has been given a name "bhgvd giitaa"....Similarly for those who desire to have detailed knowledge veD has 18 viDyaa. A viDyaa is a specific knowledge base similar to what we currently know as engineering, medicine, law, mathematics, astronomy, astrology, grammar......and all the viDyaa is in 4 veD, 6 veDNg aa, 108 upniSHd and 108 puraaANo, etc......

....We volunteers, at Prajaapati Vishva Aashram Foundation, have a primary mandate to facilitate the entire humankind to acquire knowledge per se...we believe that studying any part of ved is a good start on this path to acquire knowledge...so from today let us begin that study...om tat sat...

At present on this planet earth we have various faith systems leading to a Creator...each faith systems has its own name and also a name for whatever it believes as a Creator....but surprisingly all faith systems have one message to all its follower...knowledge shall set you free....let us then get this knowledge....may the Creator bless us to walk on this path no matter how we stumble, fall or sometimes give up....but we are continually blessed by our Creator to have the strength and the means to get up once more and keep walking....in the pursuit of knowledge....

Each message in any text in all 18 vidyaa is called a slok. Each slok is an answer to a prayer made for knowledge...as if the Creator knew that we will ask the question in the form of a prayer ....and our Creator has already given the answers to our prayers in all viDyaa.......

One prays to recieve inspiration and one receives inspirations to pray......it is always a repeated cycle....

....om shaanti shaanti shaanti...
.....om tt st....


WHAT IS INSPIRATION
IN DAILY LIFE

Te word inspiration is derived from the word inspire. The word inspire means to breathe or to infuse life by breathing. Breathing though vital is not enough in life. So to inspire also means to influence, to move, to guide by vaach (speech) or karma (action) through daivik (divine) nimmit (agency) or shakti (power).

Inspiring thus causes jivan (life) to be animated, enlivened, exalted to perform normal and extraordinary karma in one's daily life.

Inspiring encourages one one's buddhi (intellect) and guno which causes emotions to be encouraged, impelled and motivated to do whatever one wishes in life.

The inspiring happens through infusing or introducing in one's manas (mind) or communicating with one's aatmaa (soul) that arouses and provokes one to perform karma in life.

This inspiring further creates occasion, incitement and fomentation in life. Of these fomentation is vital as it creates nursing of life and karma to promote growth in life.

To recieve inspiration as noted above is a blessing given by our creator brhmah to everyone. But one must be ready and open to receive this blessing from one's creator.

Through inspiration major inventions have been created. Great writing of prose and poetry has occurred through inspiration. Men such as gaandhiji was inspired to uphold basic human rights in face of oppressive discrimination of human systems. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were inspired to abolish slavery in USA. The third President of USA, Thomas Jefferson, was inspired to say one does not need a "religious" institution to believe in God. Mao was inspired to liberate a billion Chinese from kingly oppression. Through inspiration Albert Einstein could clearly see the Principle of Relativity hidden in the 400 years of science growth preceding his birth and thus led science to a new path of harnessing energy from atoms, adding the dimension of time and space to our physical three dimensional perception, concept of the working laws of this universe and quantum mechanics to understand working of nature at the fundamental levels of creation which can not be seen or observed or understood with normal science of the physical world which can be seen.

All the rushio and munio of vedik lifestyles were inspired to reveal to humanity all the knowledge of creation, sustenance of creation and absorption of creation back into the sub-creators and ultimately into the creator. This knowledge is called ved which has been forgotten due to the effect of present era of kali-yug. This ved is being revived and remembered through what we call current science.

Our creator brhmah inspires us continuously when we pray. Our parents inspires us continuously when we stay continually connected with them and serve them with respect, reverence and gratitude. Our teachers inspire us continuously when we offer ourselves as students who wish to have continual, uninterrupted and unending desire to learn. Our spouses inspire us continuously when we stay connected to them continually for mutual respect, reverence, gratitude, love and care and upholding gruhastha-ashram through our married life. Our children inspire us continuously when we stay continually connected to them for parenting and friendship for their nurturing and guiding their life growth.

Everyone in the entire creation inspires us if we continually co-exists in tittksh mode based on compliance to ritt and satya. Compliance to ritt means living live by abiding by the universal laws which sustains all creation based on dharma which is the operating and controlling system of creation to sustain itself. Compliance to satya means living life based on what is truth of not hurting anybody anytime through thoughts, words and karma (actions). Co-existing in tittksh mode means to co-exist with everyone of the fellow creations respecting the fellow creation as it is with its own characteristics given by creator brhmah and letting it lead its own life in its domain given by creator brhmah. tittksh mode is to live and to let live mutual without mutual interference.

Inspiration is attained through vaach (speech) and karma (action). Both vaach and karma are inspired by prayers to our creator brhmah. Therefore, PVAF, in continuing to implement its mandate of inspiring knowledge in all humans presents every day on this web page a vaach or a karma or prayer which will inspire every one to pray and pray to get inspired.....All this to have a happy today, happier tomorrow and future of progress, prosperity and well-being......


Posted January 19, 2004:
This presentation will be revised continually as additional information is compiled from veD study at PVAF.



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