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THE SEVENTH AVATAR: SHREE RAAM
...........FROM AADHYAATMAA RAAMAAYAN...............
offers stuti to the raam, her newly born child in the form of mahaa-vishnu?.....
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......and
how vishnu's birth was made possible in the mortal world......and now
how vishnu-dev shows his real divine form at birth to her mortal mother, kaushlya
raani and seeing this kaushlya raani offers stuti to the child
to describe the real essence of child's aatmaa....a stuti is a
praise offered to a dev or devi describing the real essence and
the powers of the dev or devi.....
continued telling the kathaa to paarvati-devi:
"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".
shiv-dev continues: (extracts
from aadhyaatmaa raamaayan,
Chapter 3, slok 19 to 25 with explanatory information from other ved
Recap from Chapter 3 slok 1 to 18:
The child born to kaushlya raani and dashrath raajaa was extraordinary as the child was an incarnation
of the parmaatmaa sanaatan, meaning
supreme aatmaa who is eternal and who is the jaagnaath
(lord of the worlds). The child at birth showed his true form of vishnu
to her mother: a body luminous like hundred suns, blue in
complexion, the eyes tingled louts red at the corners and had four hands and
wore the following: a yellow cloth; shining pair of ear pendants; shankh
(conch), chakra (discus),
gadaa (mace) and kamal
(lotus flower) in four hands; a garland of wild flowers; sirvatsa
on his chest, neckalce, armlets, anklets and other ornaments. His smile was like
lunar light and his lotus-like eyes were overflowing with karunaa
Beholding such a magnificent form kaushalya-raani, who
herself is the ansh-avataar of aditi-devi,
wife of kaspya-muni, the creator of
all living beings in the universe...offered the following stuti
(prayer of praise) to the newly born child........
"namaste dev of all devo, and the bearer of
shankh, chakra, and gadaa.:
You are parmaatmaa
(brhmah) and purushottam (the
best of all purusho meaning beings) and eternal, all is contained
You are sattaam
meaning sat or what really exists which is brhmah.
You are the form of gnaan (knowledge
which creates the entire universe).
By your maayaa
and with your sattva-gun, rajas-gun
you create, sustain and destroy the vishva (universe) but you
remain ever unstained.
You appear to be doing everything but you are not the
You appear to be the moving but you do not move.
You appear to be hearing but do not hear.
You appear to be seeing but are not seeing.
You are without praan
(shakti in the form of breath which makes all functions perform in
a body) and manas (mind).
As proclaimed by shruti
which is ved knowledge given by intuition and inspiration to rushio
by brhmah, you are shuddh meaning
pure, clean, purified, holy, undefiled, chaste, innocent, stainless,
spotless, simple, guileless, genuine, true, honest, upright, correct,
faultless, unequalled, pure aatmaa.
You are in entirety all the beings (divine, human and
inanimate) but you cannot be perceived or apprehended or observed or seen
or marked or denoted or defined in them.
a person without gnaan do not understand, perceive, know,
comprehend or you or become conscious of you.
But people who are sumedh
meaning those having a good understanding, who are wise and
intelligent, you become vyakta to them meaning you appear to them
manifested, displayed, developed, created, evident, clear, plain,
distinct, clearly visible, specified, known, distinguished, wise, learned,
adorned, decorated and an individual and also in the form of vishnu.
(all the universes) are an atom in your
This is the way we
should pray everyday to brhmah with an understanding of the prayer that brhmah
is everything, empowers us to do everything and provides all the shakti
and resources without which we cannot even take a breath.......and then
automatically through this prayer also we are asking brhmah to empower us
to be brhmah's
nimitt and perfrom sevaa to brhmah as brhmah's nimitt
without expecting anything return or fruits or rewards but only brhmah's
blessing to perform sevaa eternally....in spite of knowing he is the doer
of all karma through the powers of maayaa with 3-guno.
In the next serial we
will learn more about what kaushlya raani and shree raam
converse as mother and child.....which shows the humility of brhmah as a
mortal child born in the mortal world to a mortal woman......
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........
Serial Part 9-3 of 13: vishnu's das-avataar: 7th avataar: shree raam: