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THE SEVENTH AVATAR: SHREE RAAM
...........FROM AADHYAATMAA RAAMAAYAN...............
an overview of
In the last serial bhagvaan we learned about aatmaa
per se. We should learn how this aatmaa travels
through time and space as
we understand in the human sense......but before we learn that let us first
learn about how the need for any travel by aatmaa comes about........by
learning about why vishnu's aatmaa made this travel as 7th avataar......
replied to paarvati-devi: (extracts
from aadhyaatmaa raamaayan,
Chapter 2, slok 6 to 30 with explanatory information form devi
bhaagvat and other ved texts)...
"I will tell you
the kathaa of raam's travel as I had heard it from raam himself
long time ago. Listening to this kathaa removes 3-fold suffering of
mankind by eliminating the fear of death and obtaining the boon of
prosperity, long life and male progeny." (from aadhyaatmaa raamaayan,
Chapter 2, slok 5)...
How does this remove
suffering: by replacing agnaan
(ignorance) with gnaan (knowledge).
With knowledge through education and experience one can achieve anything as per
the present day cliché "KNOWLEDGE IS POWER".
is the is brhmah's shakti who presides over the creation called pruthvi
and supports and empowers pruthvi. pruthvi-devi could
not bear the burden of evil residing on pruthvi. The evil was in the form
of asuraa or raakshas
(opposite of devo) who were came to reside on pruthvi from their
domain called paataal and were terrorizing humans and causing destruction
on pruthvi. Therefore pruthvi-devi visited brahmaa-dev (of
the trinity of brahmaa-visnu-shiv) for assistance in reducing her burden
pruthvi in ved
means the domain of immortals. During pralay
(dissolution) of the universe at the end of a brahmaa-dev's day pruthvi
is submerged in the waters of pralay. During the process of creation
after a pralay, pruthvi is made through a process called panchi-karan
and is kept in the pores of hairs of viraat.
Each hair of viraat's body contains a brhmaand
(universe) which has pruthvi as part of creation. Even brhmah-self
does not known how many brhmaand exists in viraat's body. viraat
is the offspring of sagun-brhmah and mahaa-maayaa
in the form of raadhaa. The dimension
of viraat is incomprehensible to human mind. viraat possesses sixteenth
part of sagun-brhmah's shakti (power). The pores of viraat's body
hair contain all the brhmaand (universes). A brhmaand
contains the 3-lok (worlds) of devo
which are: svarga-lok of seven
divisions, mrutyu-lok of world of
mortals and daanav-lok of asuraa
which is paataal of seven divisions. Each brhmaand contains the
trinity of brahmaa-vishnu-shiv, three karor (30 million) devo
and the rest of the creation emanating from them. The domain of pruthvi
contains regions beyond our physical earth. The domain of pruthvi has sapta-dvip
(seven divisions of terrestrial world) containing 49 uup-dvip
(sub-divisions) and has sapta-samudra (seven
not able to help pruthvi-devi in eliminating her burden of evil. So he
took pruthvi-devi along with other devo to visit kshar-saagar
(ocean of milk). There brahmaa-dev invoked vishnu-dev with a praathnaa
(prayer) with proper strotra (vedik
hymn of praise). vishnu-dev manifested before them and asked brahmaa-dev
how he could help him. brahmaa-dev said: "bhagvaan,
a powerful raakshas named raavan
had obtained a boon from me that no mortal could kill him. With this boon raavan
has become arrogant and greedy and has conquered the three lok (svarga,
pruthvi and paataal) and is terrorizing and oppressing everybody. So bhagvaan,
I request you to take a human form and destroy raavan and his evil empire
and save the destruction of dharma in this 3-lok "
answered: "prajaapati kasapya,
who has created all the living beings in this universe, has received a boon from
me that I will be born as his son. That kaspya-muni is presently
incarnated as dashrath-raajaa on pruthvi
and is about 60,000 years old. His wife aditi
is also incarnated as his mortal wife, kausalyaa.
I will be born of my ansh (partial shakti form) as their son. My tattva-ansh
will also incarnate as three sons in dashrath-raajaa's two other wives, sumitraa
and kaikayi. When I incarnate my yog-maayaa
or mahaa-maayaa will incarnate as sitaa,
the daughter of janak-raajaa. With sitaa
I will fulfill your request."
requested all the devo to incarnate themselves as their own ansh
(in the partial form of each dev's shakti) on pruthvi taking the form of
vaanar (tribes of various types of monkeys and bears) and help vishnu-dev
in his mission to destroy raavan and his evil empire.....
And so began the end of raavan
and his evil empire.....as we will learn in days to
At PVAF, we pray to bhagvaan to bless us to keep
learning ved in the serial to appear in the days to come to eternity...........om
namah brhmah......om shaanti shanti shaanti........om tat sat........
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