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Sundara Manmatha Koti Prakaasha,Hare Sri Krishna
When i am about to die, the only forms that should appear b4 me should be that of the Lord (Krishna) with the beautiful flute kept on his lips , with the peacock plumes slantingly placed on his head and with the body as blue as bluestone
Swami Desikan in GopAla Vimshathi

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Monday, July 25, 2005

Securing our most valuable asset..it's high time..

hey folks,

This is quite a long-winded post .. I hope y'all hold ur patience till the end.

Just wondering! Everyone's pretty concerned about security . It's probably the first thing that wud come into mind when someone ventures into some unknown territory, be it a place , an investment , installing a piece of a software or even marriage sometimes..

We want to keep things secure because our mind ,out of experience, knows the importance of it. Now , what if the mind becomes the subject and get's influenced by malicious signals it receives?? (by malicious, i mean any signal that deteriorates the performance of the brain and by performance deterioration , i mean , reduction in our ken and hence productivity, resulting in stupid or thoughtless actions) How can we shield our brain from those signals ??? Obvious and simple answer .don't let the brain to feed on those signals...let's see if this is actually the work around the problem in hand..

In order to stop those signals, first , the mind has to determine if the signal is ,in fact , malicious . Without going to the discussion on how to detect the mailicious signals from the good one ( which is definitely a very difficult question to come up with an answer), let me take an example to show that how we have been influenced by malicious signals (which can never be avoided) and the reaction of our mind to those signals..

Taking Anger as one of the unwanted signals , we can notice that a mother (only for the sake of correcting the child ) scolds a child . It should be noted here that even though scolding is a very mild form anger, it changes the childs' state of mind. Now, the child hates being scolded coz it can't realize that the mother is actually scolding for the sake of its own betterment. ( btw,, do we like if we get a scolding from our parents even now??). But the child's thoughts will later be overridden by good thoughts when the same parents later show more love so that the inherently developed discomfort is removed. It also works the same at least to an extent when it comes to friends..But here there are chances that the contempt developed (mainly due to greed that arises out of lust ) can actually be reverted back on the same person. We do that because we dont like being offended ( as always) and since we've been feeded by the fact that when people get discomfited they usually eventually resort to fighting back (once they start doing that,, it can be said that the person can become as crazy as a mad elephant.).

Now , If u arent the kind of person that i described above , raise ur voice..I'd love to hear such a noble voice.

What does this all have 2 do with ignoring bad signals??

well, just like this we have been subjected to so many signals that can be either treated by our mind to be good or bad depending upon the situation and past experience..watever be the situation , for sure we can't let the signals like anger, greed, lust etc to take control over us.. but from the above example of how most of us manage anger , it can be realized that we certainly are lettin the signals take control on us...

so, what's the whole point ??, u might ask. I think the only way to secure our mind from losing its control to the signals is by seeking help from what is beyond the mind??Now,, that makes sense right??? Hence, The only way out of this world of sense domination is to seek the Supreme god to direct us towards that state of Sidha ( the state where we don't want anything to happen but just see what are all happening without any sensual feelings about the happenings). Y do we have to seek god ??? well, then can u tell me , whom can u ask?????u can't ask nobody,right?..So, let's all pray the Supreme Lord to lead us towards the most important goal in life of attaining sidhi and get moksha..


Hey ,Rama , the Supreme Lord ,please give us the knowledge that'll always let us think about you and reach you..What better prayer can a jeevathma perform????

Comments on "Securing our most valuable asset..it's high time.."

 

Blogger Anand Ramamoorthy said ... (11:57 PM) : 

Krishna,

nice post there. I have been through such a phase, I do not claim to be a pure noble jivathma right from birth. however one needs to understand that all these things you mention are products of MAYA\PRAKRITI and can only be removed by Narayana's will. To that end we can beseech him only by complete surrender as advocated by Ramanuja in the Prapatti mode.
as Krishna himself has said
" daivi hy esha gunamayi, mama maaya duratyaya
mameva ye prapadyante mayaam etaam taranti te"
behold my divine maya irresistible to all those except those who surrender to me, the latter cross the river of maya easily.
So we could learn and utter the Gadyas of Ramanuja and the bhaja govindam of Sankara, not to mention the Madhuraashtakam of SriVallabha and the Gita Govindam of jayadeva until all the conflicting signals in our minds are replaced by sattvic tendencies. there is a list of divine virtues in chapter 16 of the Gita, pleas make a numbered list of the same and with Narayana there to help us we can surely cultivate them and qualify for moksha!

 

Blogger krishna said ... (12:17 AM) : 

anand.thnks for pointing out that chapter in Gita..will take a cloder look at it.

Yeah..u said all those gunas that we are bound to get influenced in a much simpler way as by-products of maya that can be removed only by narayana..

I just wanted to project something that everybody faces and then conclude with the same universal truth..I thought it could let a ignorant person realize that the most important need of the hour of surrendering to the lotus feet of narayana..and pray out loud...

"Rakshamam ,Sharanaagatham"

Yeah..those excellent works definitely have an effect on our minds..yeah..gita govindam aka ashtapathis are excellent works of nama-sanakeerthana..I wud consider them as devotion musified..:)

 

Blogger TJ said ... (9:38 AM) : 

Prayer and surrender is the way to realise the ompresent.'Tvam eva mama sharanam'!!

But if one more level of abstraction is made, it can be realized that, Tvam and Mama are by itself same.

 

Blogger krishna said ... (3:06 PM) : 

tj..

i guess u intended to say both self and the supreme self are the same..correct me if am wrong

if thats wat u meant , I guess the correct explantion to interpret is very similar to interpreting "tath tvam asi"..where tath and tvam are clearly 2 different things.

http://www.ibiblio.org/sripedia/cgi-bin/kbase/Tat_Tvam_Asi

please check out the above mentioned web page where the correct interpretation of tath tvam asi is explained..

 

Blogger Dipa said ... (1:56 PM) : 

Haribol Krishna,

I always believe, that whatever action I take, if I am able to look God in the eyes and explain the reasons, then it is correct. Always listen to that little voice inside you - whether you call it your heart or your conscious - because in fact, it is the aatma, which is that from the paramatama.

 

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