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HAS A PHAL ......
HAS A GENESIS.....
.......FROM ETERNITY TO
om namah brhmah........
bhrgu-muni was a
mind-born son of prajaapati brahmaa-dev - the creator of all creations in
the tri-murti (trinity) of brahmaa-vishnu-shiv.
bhrigu-muni was born from the skin of brahmaa-dev. From bhrgu-muni
were born a whole lineage of rushio of great shaktio (powers)
possessed of gnan (knowledge) attained through tapas of brhmah.
The bhrgu lineage became famous by using this gnan in the sevaa of
The first created bhrgu-muni was killed by nandi-shvar
during the yagna performed by dakshaa-prajaapati.
sati-devi, who was the wife of
shiv-dev and daughter of dakshaa-prajaapati, committed suicide by jumping into
the yagna-hom because of her being distressed by the fact that shiv-dev
was not invited to this yagna by her own father. bhrgu-muni was
born again during a brhmah-yagna performed by varun-dev
in the vaivasvat manvantra. bhrgu-muni
was born of brahmaa-dev's semen which fell into the hom (fire in
the kund (structure) at yagna ) of this yagna. bhrgu-muni
was brought up by varun-dev and his wife charshanii. The vaivasvat
manvantra is the current and the 7th manvantra in this brahmaa's
day of 4.32 years duration. There are 14 manvantra in one brahmaa's
day which is a duration of vedik time and creation cycle.
kasapya-muni was a
mind-born son of brahmaa-dev and was ordained by brahmaa-dev to
procreate all the living beings in the creation. This procreation was to be with
the male-female sexual union and not from the mind-born birthing process of
procreation of brahmaa-dev. kasapya-muni had 21 wives of which 13
were the daughters of dakshaa-prajaapati, who was another mind-born son
of brahmaa-dev. devo or sura
are the sons of kasapya-muni born of his wife aditi.
daitya or asuraao
daanavo are the sons of kasapya-muni who were born of his
devo live their lives by dharma. daitya or asuraao
live their life by a-dharma. daitya
have a continual fight with devo to be supreme rulers of the
universe. But this is not possible as the universe is operated through dharma
only. A lot of times, brahmaa, vishnu and shiv have to interfere in this dev-aditya
wars to sustain the universe. But these three tri-murti (trinity)
always interferes on the basis of upholding and protecting dharma and not
for favouring dev or daanavo. And so this interference is always
in the favour of devo who follow dharma and as a result asuraao
are always defeated in the end....bhagvaan
always favours those who live by dharma
In one of these dev-asuraa wars, the asuraao were
on the verge of defeat. So their mother diti was very distressed and
complained to her husband kaspya-muni about her dukh. Another wife
of kaspya-muni, pulomaa,
volunteered as her dharma to protect asuraao through her tapas.
devo became alarmed at this protection of asuraao by pulomaa
and approached vishnu-dev for a solution to defeat the asuraao.
vishnu-dev perceived this act of granting refuge to
asuraao by pulomaa as a-dharmik and in anger killed her with his sudarshan-chakra.
This made bhrgu-muni angry. So he explained to vishnu-dev that
killing of pulomaa was not dharmik as pulomaa was only
carrying out her dharma to protect those who came to her for refuge to
save their lives. It is an absolute
stipulation of dharma to protect one who is asking for protection to save
one's life. This protection has to be given regardless of the reason
one is seeking the protection for one's life.
vishnu-dev in his anger would not listen to bhrgu-muni.
Thus, bhrgu-muni suffered the deep pain of separation from loosing his
beloved wife for many years and kept on pleading to vishnu-dev to forgive
and restore life to his wife. vishnu-dev refused. Thus the despondency of
separation from his wife made bhrgu-muni very angry. This anger grew with
the perception that vishnu-dev was also not upholding the dharma
which visnu-dev himself is supposed to protect. In this anger, bhrgu-muni
cursed vishnu-dev to suffer the same pain of the loss and separation of a
wife and thus know what this suffering means. Furthermore, bhrgu-muni cursed
visnu-dev to experience this suffering in the mortal form of a
human. This curse made vishnu-dev angry and he directed his sudarshan-chakra
to kill bhrgu-muni.
bhrgu-muni ran with his power of tapas to avoid
being killed by the sudarshan-chakra. But no matter how long he ran or
where he ran to, he could not avoid sudarshan-chakra. But then it dawned
on bhrgu-muni the stipulation of dharma - THAT IT IS REQUIRED
BY DHARMA TO GIVE PROTECTION TO ONE WHO IS SEEKING PROTECTION FROM LOSS
OF ONE'S LIFE REGARDLESS OF THE REASON WHY ONE IS LOOSING ONE'S LIFE. Remembering
this basic operating rule of dharma, bhrgu-muni at asked visnu-dev
for protection from sudarshan-chakra. vishnu-dev realized the dharma
of this request and pardoned bhrgu-muni's death. And then realizing
the same rule of dharma applied to the case of pulomaa in
protecting the asuraao, vishnu-dev restored life to pulomaa
But pardoning bhrgu-muni and pulomaa, did not
exempt vishnu-dev from receiving the karma-phal of his karma
of killing pulomaa and making bhrgu-muni suffer the pain of
separation from his beloved wife....... One
cannot escape the karma-phal by forgiving or saying sorry or restoring
what has been lost or damaged.....
visnu-dev had to suffer the same pain of separation from
a wife as bhrgu-muni did. And regardless of being one the powerful omni-potent,
omni-present and omni-scient tri-murti, vishnu-dev had to receive the
karma-phal. Also visnu-dev had to comply with another rule of dharma
that any wish that is asked from brhmah with satya-kaamnaa
is always granted by brhmah. satya-kaamnaa means
any desire which is based on satya,
that is Truth.
Thus, vishnu-dev had to suffer the pain of separation
from a wife in his 7th avataar of shree raam.
shree raam's separation from his wife sitaa
is a very dharmik lesson-episode among vedik peoples. The
episode guides and teaches humanity in performing karma and receiving karma-phal
of every karma. shree raam chose to suffer karma-phal
of the pain of separation from wife for 11,000 years.
So the karma-phal has to be experienced by even the three
first creations - brahmaa, vishnu and shiv respectively who creates,
sustains and provides laya to each and every creations. Then what about
us mortal of human beings.......you
will get what you dish out....in the future...there is no way out of
it....as we will learn more in the 7th avataar of vishnu-dev....which is
the life story of shree raam....in the following serial to come....
At PVAF, we pray to bhagvaan to bless us to keep
learning ved in the days to come to eternity...........om
namah brhmah......om shaanti shaanti shaanti........om tat sat........