“Devotion, Service, Knowledge, and Yoga are the pathways to gain self- awareness which eventually lead to liberation”

- Rushivarji

Transcripts

Parmaatma jeev matra ki Manokaamna Purna karte hain.
[God fulfils all desires of the Soul.]

Jab tak jeev Nirvaasn nahi hota, tab tak Mukti nahi.
Sadvaasna bhi Vighna karte hain.

[As long as the Soul doesn’t drop all Seeds of Desire/Subtle Desires, Liberation isn’t possible.
Even the Good Desires pose Obstacles in the path to Liberty.]

Har Karm ki Chhap Man main Rah jaati hai.
[Every Action leaves its Mark on the Mind.]

Jeev aisa sankalp kare ki Ishwar ke Atirikt Mera aur koi Nahi hai.
[Every Soul must Establish/Resolve that apart from God, there is None that is mine.]

Aaj mera Antim din hai, aisa soch kar Jeevan jeena chahiye.
[One should live Life as if it was our Last day Today.]

Asad Vaasna ho to Sankalp Ashuddh hota hai.
[If there is Impure Desire (Asad vaasna), the Resolution (Sankalp) too will be Impure.]

Susangati karo. Pratham asang ho. Man se Sansaar hatao. Phir sudhaar karo. Bhajan karo.
[Engage in good company. First, remove yourself from all Company; Remove the World from your Mind. Then, Improve yourself. Do Bhajan, i.e. attach your Mind to God. ]

Kalyug main Manav ke saath Sadbhaav ho yah Man ka Tap hai.
[In Kalyug, having Goodwill for all is a Penance/Discipline of the Mind]

Meetbhaashi aur Satyabhaashi ho to Jeebh shudh hoti hai.“Jitam rase sarva-jitam”
[Friendly & truthful speaking helps purify the tongue.“Jitam rase sarva-jitam” – Winning over the Tongue implies winning over everything.]

Murti Sewa – Saral.
Jeev maatra ki sewa – Adhik Uttam.
Pratipal Indriyon se Parmaatma ko Anubhav karna – Sabse Uttam prakaar ki Bhakti hai.
[Idol worship is relatively Easy.
Serving any living being is Better.
But, Feeling God every moment through your senses is the Best kind of Devotion.]

Jagat ko yaad karne se Man Chanchal hota hai.
[Remembering the World makes the Mind restless.]

Jo pratipal Parmaatma ko yaad rakhta hai, uska
1) Swabhav – Madhavam;
2) Vani – Madhurya;
3) Man – Saundarya
hota hai.

[Those who remember God every moment – their
1) Nature becomes Soft/Likeable/Warm/Welcoming;
2) Voice becomes Sweet;
3) Mind becomes Beautiful.]

Hum Bhagwaan ko yaad karein – yah Bhakti hai. Yah Sadhu karta hai.
Bhagwaan humko yaad karein, yah Bhakti ki Siddhi ha. Yah Sant hai.

[When we remember God – this is Devotion. This, a pious person (Sadhu) does.
When God remembers us – this is the achievement of Devotion. This happens with a True Saint (Sant).]

‘Ras Panchaadhyaay’ – Shrimad Bhagwat ke Panch Praan hai.
[‘Ras Panchaadhyaay’ is the ‘Panch Praan’, or the five life-forces of Shrimad Bhagwatam.]

Shridhar Swami kehte hain ki jo Sansaar ke bandhan se chhutkaara dilaaye vahi Ras Panchaadhyaayi hai.
[Shridhar Swami says, that which liberates from the bondage of the World is called ‘Ras Panchaadhaayi’]

Ras Leela Sanyaas Leela hai, Kaam Viraam Leela hai.
[‘Ras Leela’ is the Act (Leela) of Renunciation, i.e. of the termination of all Desires.]

Ras Panchaadhyaayi jeev ko Niravaasan karti hai.
[Ras Panchaadhyaayi frees the Soul from the bondage of all Desires.}

Jab tak Dehaadhyaas hai tab tak Ras Panchaadhyaayo samajh main nahi aati hai.
[As long as there is existence at the level of the Body, ‘Ras Panchaadhyaayi’ cannot be understood.]

Mein aur Mera, Tum aur Tumhaara jab tak hai - tab tak tum Maya ke aadheen ho, Mayapati ke aadheen nahi.
[As long as there is ‘I & Mine’ & ‘You & Yours’, you are subservient to Maya (Delusion), not to the Lord of Maya (i.e. God)]

Tum pehle swabhaav ko komal banaao. Jiske Man main Bhagwaan hai, uske Man se Apshabd nahi nikal sakta. Man Sundar hota hai yadi tum Parmaatma ko yaad karo.
[First, improve your Nature. Those who have God in their Minds cannot utter expletives, or bitter/vitriolic words. Mind becomes Beautiful if you remember God.]

Tumhaare Hruday ke andar Antaryaami satat nirantar viraajmaan hain. Ve tumhaari Gati, Rati aur Mati jaante hain.
[Antaryaami (i.e. The All Knowing/Omniscient) exists in your Heart always & continuously. He knows your Gati (Direction/Pace), Rati (Nature/Character) & Mati (Intelligence/Intellect)]

Ichha manav ko baandh ke rakhti hai. Jab tak kuch chaahiye tab tak Ashaanti hai Man main.
[Desires bind Man down. As long as you want something, there is no Peace in the Mind.]

Ras Leela main,
[In Ras Leela, there are]:
1) Leela Madhuri;
[Sweetness of Pastimes/Activities]
2) Venu Madhuri;
[Sweetness of Venu/Flute]
3) Rup Madhuri;
[Sweetness of Beautiful Form]
4) Ras Madhuri;
[Sweetness of Taste.]
5) Vihaar Madhuri;
[Sweetness of Cloister]
6) Virah Madhuri.
[Sweetness of Separation.]

Us RAS rup main uplakshan aaye hain, jaise Leela, Rup, Virah aadi RAS rup.
Parmaatma swayam RAS rup hain.

[That ‘RAS’ (sweetness) has been endowed with many sub-features, like ‘Leela’ (Pastimes), Rup (Beautiful Form), Virah (Separation), etc.

God Himself is “Sweetness.’]

“Prathamah Chakshuraagah” – Vedanta.
Parmaatma sarvapratham Aankh ke maadhyam se aate hain.

[God enters first & foremost through the Eyes.]

Parmaatma Natwar Vapu hain.
[God is the Supreme (Vapu) Actor/Artiste (Natwar).]
Sangeet ke 3 swaroop hain:
[There are 3 forms of Music]:
1) Gaayan [Singing],
2) Vaadan [Playing],
3) Nritya [ Playing].
Parmaatma ki Leela Sangeet hain, Venu Sangeet hain, Nritya (Kaliya Daman) Sangeet hai.

[God’s Activities/Pastimes (Leela) is Music, Playing of the Flute (Venu) is Music & Dance (upon the hood of Kaliya) is Music.]

Indriyon ka Nigrah karke Daman karo to hi Ras main Pravesh milega. Anyatha nahi.
[Control the Senses & Chasten them. Only then can you gain entry in ‘Ras’, else not.]

Jiska man chanchal hai unhe pehle aankh par Niyantran rakhna hoga. Paap ka prarambh vahin se hota hai – jab jagat sundar lagta hai.
[Those whose Minds are restless, must keep control/vigil on their Eyes. Sin starts from there only – when the World appears Beautiful.]

Ras Panchaadhyaayi main ek Sukshma Asur hai – Virahaasur.
Virah Bhakton se ek kshan nahi sahi jaati.
[in ‘Ras Panchaadhyaayi’, there is a subtle Demon (Asur) – Virahaasur.
Virah (Separation) can’t be borne/ tolerated by the Devotees even for a moment.]

Prem ke Lakshan:
[Characteristics of Love]:

1. Prem main Rosh hota hai.
[In Love, there is Ire (of annoyance) (‘Rosh’)]

2. Premi ke liye samay nikaalta hai.
[The Lover takes out time for his Beloved.]

3. Premi-Pritam main Abhimaan nahi hota.
[There is no Ego between the Lover & the Beloved.]

4. Premi hamesha Asha rakhte hain ki Pritam milega.
[A Lover always hopes that he will get his Beloved.]

5. Pritam ke Naam ka ratan karte hain.
[The Lover keeps repeating the Name of the Beloved.]

6. Pritam ka Gun-gaan gaata hai.
[The Lover sings praises of his Beloved.]

7. Premi pritam ke Dhaam par Aasakti rakhte hain.
[The Lover is always attached to the dwelling place (‘Dham’) of the Beloved.]

Jiske jeevan main 16-anna Vairaagya aaye – matlab Vishayon ki Asafalta.
To hi Ras main pravesh milta hai. Anyatha nahi.
[If one becomes cent-percent Dispassionate in life – it means the Failure of Sensory Allurements, i.e. Loss of interest in Sense-Objects (‘Vishay’). Only then can one gain entry into ‘Ras’, else not.]

Vishay saamne aaye to tum apne man main bhajan badhaao. Apne Madan ka Daman karo.
[If the Sense-Objects come before you, increase your Remembrance of the Lord (Bhajan).

Keep your Desires (Madan) on a Leash (Daman).]
Vaasna Vighna karta hai. Traas karta hai. Ye jeev ko behaal kar deti hai. Jeetna ho to Vaasna ko jeeto.
[Vaasna (Subtle Desires) pose obstacles in the path. It creates immense Nuisance (‘Traas’). It totally dismays the soul. If you want to overcome something, overcome the Vaasnas (Subtle Desires).]

Parmaatma ke saakshaatkar ke liye jeev tadap raha hai Ras main.
[The soul is deeply yearning to See (Have a Sight/View/Darshan of) God in ‘Ras’.]

Radha Rani Yogmaaya hain. Bina Yogmaaya ke Leela sambhav nahi hai.
[Radha Rani is Yogmaaya. Without Yogmaaya, Leela (or, The Lord’s activities) are not possible.]

Raas ke samay Akash main 16 kalaaon ka Chandrama hai. Chandrama ka prakash Sheetalta pradaan kar raha hai.
Parmaatma jeev maatra ko bula rahe hain.

[During ‘Ras’, there is the Full Moon in the Sky, consisting of all 16 parts. The Moon-light is offering a Coolness/Freshness (Sheetalta).
The Lord is beckoning all the Souls.]

Gopiyon ke Man ke andar Chitta main Chein nahi, Chitta main Pram hai.
[The Gopis’ Minds are not filled with Peace, but Love.]
Ma = Maya [Delusion]
Dhav = Pati [Lord]
Madhav = Maya-pati [Lord of Delusion = God]
Bhakt Bhagwaan ka varnan nahi karte, apni Vaani se Parmaatma ki Puja karte hain.

[Devotees don’t describe God. They worship God through their words/voices.]

Gopiyon ke Prakaar:
[Types of Gopis]:

Dev-rupa
Ved-rupa
Rushi-rupa
Swayam-sidhha
Kuchh log janm se hi swayam sidhh hain – bahut kathin hai.

[Some people are born enlightened/ with attainments – this is extremely difficult.]

5. Saadhan-sidhha
Kuchh janm ke baad saadhan karte hain.

[Some follow the Spiritual path after taking birth.]

Pareeksha bagair Parmaatma kisi ko apnaate nahi.
[God does not adopt anyone without a Test.]

Jeev Maan ka bhukha hai. Parmaatma Maan dete hain. Shishtaachaar koi parmaatma se seekhe.
[The soul is Hungry for Respect; And God gives Respect. Etiquette must be learnt from God, if anyone.]

“Jehi bidhi Prabhu Prasann Man hoyi, Karunaavtaar kijiye soi.”
[Oh God, please do whatever pleases You.]

Maanav ko Raat ko har roz apne din ka kaarya likhna chahiye - Kitna diya Parmaatma aur
Prakriti ko aur kitna Liya hai. Dharti, Baadal, pure Jagat ka Karz tum par hai. Tumne kya kiya hai?
[Each night, one should note down one’s activities of the day – about How much has one taken from God/Nature and how much given. You are under the debt of the Earth, the Clouds, of the entire World. What have you done (in return)? ]

Tum Shrimad Bhagwat ka path roz karo. Isme itni achhi cheezen hai ki Jeevan sudhar jaayega.
[You must read the Shrimad Bhagwatam daily. It has so many good things that your Life will improve.]

Parmaatma Gopiyon se puchhte hain ki Tum kyon aaye ho?
Gopiyaan kehti hain ki hum main koi Vaasna nahi hai. ham keval Tumhaare Charan-Raj ka Ashray lene aaye hain.

[The Lord asks the Gopis their Reason for coming to Him.
The Gopis say that they do not have any Desire. They have come just to take Shelter in the Holy Dust of the Lord’s Feet.]

Jeev ki pareeksha ke baad Parmaatma unhe Apnaate hain.
[After testing the Soul, God adopts it.]

Jise khub Maan mile – unka Abhimaan badhta hai.
[Those who get too much respect, become more Egoistic.]

Sansaar main ek vastu mile to dusri bhi leni padegi. Maan mile to Apmaan bhi lena hi padega.
[If you get one thing in Life, you will have to take the other too. If you get Respect, you have to take Insults too.]

Jagat ko manaana nahi. Jagdeesh ko hi manaa sakte ho tum.
[Don’t try to please the World. You can manage to please God only.]

Leela vahi jisme se bodh milta hai.
[That is ‘Leela’ which educates & enlightens.]

Sadhu ko kabhi ek dusre se Dwesh nahi karna chaahiye, Kabhi bhi nahi.
[Pious people/Seekers/Devotees should never begrudge each other. Never.]

Gopiyon main Saatvik Ahankaar aaya to Parmaatma Antardhyaan ho gaye.
Drishti main Dosh aaye to Parmaatma dikhta nahi.

[Gopis had a Slight Ego surge, so The Lord disappeared.
If the Vision gets blemished, God can’t be seen.]

Parmaatma krupa karein to Jeev Durgunon se Mukt ho.
[Only with God’s grace can a Soul be freed of its Vices (Durgun).]

Parmaatma krupa karein to Jeev ko Parmaatma ka Darshan milta hai.
[Only with God’s grace can a Soul be Blessed with a Vision of God (Darshan).]

Gopiyon ka Anand Krushna aashrit hai.
[The Gopis’ Happiness is dependent/incumbent on Krushna.]

Apna Anand hamesha swatantra rakho.
[Always keep your Happiness Independent.]

Man main keval Parmaatma ko rakho. Sansaar ka Anand ek udhaar hai. Aatm-nishth Anand hi uchit hai. Aatm-Ram Aatm-Kaam ho jaao to tumhaara Sukh koi nahi chhen sakta.
[Keep only God in your Mind. The Happiness of the World is a Debt. Self-reliant Happiness only is worthwhile. If you withdraw your Desires & Converge all tendencies into yourself, no one can take away your Happiness.]

Jisme Paagalpan aaye, uski Kriya vichitra ho jaati hai.
[One in whom Madness occurs, His actions/tasks become Unique.]

Bhagwaan ka Viyog bade se bada Rog hai.
[Separation from God is the Biggest Disease of all.]
Gopi = Radha.

Parmaatma ka Avirat Araadhan jo kare – vahi Gopi, vahi Radha.
[One who worships/remembers God constantly, is Gopi, & is Radha.]

Praarthna ka ek arth hai – Naya Jeevan.
[One meaning of Prayer is – a New Life.]

Tum vahaan raho jahaan tumhaara Man shaant rahe.
[You must Stay there where you Mind is at Peace.]

Parmaatma ko yaad karne ka koi Samay/Kaal nahi hota. Ye to swayam Kaal ke Mahakaal hain.
[There is no Specific Time to Remember God. He is the Master of Time itself.]
Yam = Yamraja.
Una = Chhoti. [Younger]
Yamuna = Yamraja ki chhoti behen.

[Yamuna = Yamraja’s (God of Death’s) younger Sister.]

Purushaarth ke baad Praarthna aati hai, aur honi chaahiye.
[After Effort comes Prayer, & should too.]

Praarthna karna Jeev ka Adhikaar hai. Pura karna Bhagwaan ka Adhikaar hai.
[Praying is the Soul’s Right. Acceding to it is within God’s Right.]

31ve Adhyaay main Parmaatma ke saath Vaani se ekta hui hai.
[In the 31st Chapter, the Soul has become One/Unified with God through Voice (Vaani).]

29ve Adhyaay main Parmaatma ke saath Man se ekta hui hai.
[In the 29th Chapter, the Soul has Unified with God through the Mind.]

30ve Adhyaay main Parmaatma ke saath Budhhi se ekta hui hai.
[In the 30th Chapter, the Soul has Unified with God through the Intellect.]

31ve Adhyaay main Parmaatma ke saath Vaani se ekta hui hai.
[In the 31st Chapter, the Soul has Unified with God through Voice.]

32ve Adhyaay main Parmaatma ke saath Hruday se ekta hui hai.
[In the 32nd Chapter, the Soul is Unified with God through the Heart.]

33ve Adhyaay main Jeev ‘Aham Brahmaasmi’ tak pahuch gaya.
[In the 33rd Chapter, the Soul has reached the State of ‘Aham Brahmasmi’, I.e. it has Completely Identified itself with God.]

31va Adhyaay, Geet hai – Udgeet hai.
[The 31st Chapter is a Song – a Spontaneous Song.]

Geet vo hota hai jiski pehle se taiyaari ki hui ho.
Udgeet vah hai jiski koi taiyaari nahi, yah to Sahaj Hruday se prakat hota hai.
[‘Geet’ is a Song that is prepared in advance while ‘Udgeet’ is a Song that appears Spontaneously.]

Gopi ka sab kuchh Udgeet hai, Geet nahi.
[All Utterances/Songs of the Gopis are Spontaneous (Udgeet), not Prepared (Geet).]

Jab gaao to keval Parmaatma ko Prasann karne ke liye gaao, Jagat ke liye nahi.
[When you Sing, Sing only to please God, not the World.]

Gopiyaan kahein – Hamein kuchh nahi chaahiye. Hamein keval Tumhaare Darshan ka Daan do.
[The Gopis say - We want Nothing. Only give us the boon of your Divine Vision (Darshan)]

Bhagwaan se agar kuchh Maango to Unki Alpaayini Bhakti Maango.
[If you ask anything of God, ask for His Divine Devotion (‘Alpaayini Bhakti’) only.]

Bhul karna Kharaab nahi hai, Par bhul ko na sudhaarna yah Bhul hai.
[It’s not bad to make a Mistake. But not rectifying those mistakes is the Real Mistake.]

Koi jo ek baarAchha ya Bura Kaam kare yo Jeevan-bhar vah Achha ya Bura kaam karega, aisa koi Sidhhant nahi hai.
[There is no such Principle which states that Once, if a person does Good/Bad, He/She will do the same Good/Bad for the rest of His/Her life.]

Tumhaare main Deen bhaav hona chaahiye.
[You must have an attitude of Smallness/Inadequacy (before God).]

Bhagwaan ki Aankh bahut Sundar hai.
[God’s Eyes are very Beautiful.]

Jisko Bhagwaan apni Aankh de – vah Bahut Badi Baat hai.
[If God gives His Eyes to Someone, i.e If God cares to Look (with His Eyes) at Someone – it is a very Big Boon for that Person.]

Hey Bhagwan, in Aankho se Tum Hum par Kataaksh Moksh karo.
[O God, Please care to Grace us with these Beautiful Eyes of Yours.]

Suratnath – Jeev ki Manokaamna Purna karne waala.
[Suratnath – One who fulfills all Desires of the Soul.]

Jeev vyavhaar karna jaanta hai. Parmaatma hi Prem karma jaante hain.
[The Soul only knows How to practically engage (with God). But, Only God truly knows How to Love.]

“Shulk Daasika.”
Gopiya kehti hain ki ‘Hey Bhagwan, Hamaari koi Kimat nahi hai.’
[The Gopis say, ‘O God, we have no Worth at all.’]

Premi unko kaha jaata hai jo Pritam ko bhulaata nahi.
[Only those are called Lovers who don’t forget their Beloved.]

Samjhe bagair kisi ko Pasand na karo.
Aur Samjhe bagair kisi par Gussa bhi na karo.

[Without Understanding, Do Not Like anyone.
And Without Understanding, Do Not get Angry with Anyone too.]

Prem ko Hruday main Gupt rakho.
[Keep your Love a secret in your Heart.]

‘Har pehlu main ek Dil hota hai,
Har Dil main ek Awaaz hoti hai,
Munkin nahi ki Har Koi Taj Mahal banaye,
Par har ek Dil main ek Mumtaz hoti hai.’

[No translation offered ]

Tumhaare Mukh se Shabd nahi yah Amrit nikal raha hai Tumhaare Mukh se. Yah hamaare Kaano ko Shuddh karti hai.
[(To God) Not Words but Nectar is pouring out of your Mouth. It Purifies our Ears.]

Hey Bhagwan, Tumhaari Virahgni hamaare Praan le rahi hai. ParTumhaari Katha hi Hamein
Jeevit rakhe hue hai.

[O God, the Fire of Separation from You is taking away our Lives. But, it’s only Your Katha that is keeping us Alive.]

Parmaatma tumhaare Puja ka pyaasi nahi hai, tumhaare Prem ka Pyaasi hai.
[God is not Thirsty for your Worship, He is Thirsty for your Love.]

Vishayaagni, Daavaagni, Lobhaagni aadi se tapt jeevan ko Parmaatma ki Katha Amrit pradaan karti hai.
[The Lord’s Katha (Story/Descriptions) provides Soothing Nectar to the Life heated by the Fires of Sense-objects/Sensory Allurments (Vishayaagni), of Anger (Daavaagni), of Greed (Lobhaagni), etc.]

Tumhaare Hothon se nikla Shabd Amrit hai Jeevon ke liye.
[Words coming from Your Mouth are Sweet Nectar for the Souls.]

Tumhaari Katha ke liye Hum Laalaayit hain.
[We are Eagerly Yearning for your Katha.]

‘Kaant’ ka arth hai Anant Sukh dene waala Prabhu.
[‘Kaant’ implies the God who gives infinite Happiness.]

Shok, Rog aur Maya ko jeetne waale hain Parmaatma ke Charanaaravind.
[The Lord’s Lotus Feet are Victorious over/the Means to get Victory over Lamentation (Shok), Disease (Rog) & Delusion (Moh).]

Bhakton ke liye Dainya Bhaav (Deen Bhaav) hi keval Saadhan hai Kal-Yug main.
[The feeling of Smallness/Inadequacy before the Lord is the only Means (of Spiritual Upliftment) available for Devotees in Kal-Yug.]

Jab tak Bhakti Siddh nahi hoti tab tak Pratima saamne hai.
Jab Bhakti Sidhh hoti hai – tab Swaroop Saamne hai.
[As long as Devotion has not Matured (Siddh), the Idol (Pratima) must stand before you.
When Devotion has Matured, the Mental image (Swaroop) stands before you.]

Akrur – arthaat jisme koi Krurta nahi hai.
Ye Vandan Bhakti ke Acharya hain.

[Akrur – means the One in whom there is no Cruelty.
He is the Acharya (Teacher) of Vandan-Bhakti (or, the Devotion of Salutation/Glorification).]
Lobh = Apraapt ki Praapti ki Ichha.
[Lobh = Greed = Desire to have what one doesn’t have.]
Trushna = Jo mere paas hai, vah Badhe.
[Trushna = Craving = That which I have, must Increase.]
Spruha = Jo mere paas hai, vah Ghate Nahi.
[Spruha = That which I have, must Not Decrease.]

Parmaatma Shree Krushna Saakshaat Paraatpar Brahm hain.
[Parmaatma Shree Krushna is the Absolute Personification of the One True - Supreme God.]

Bhagwati Rukmani Prabhu ki Ahlaadini Shakti hain.
[Goddess Rukmani is the Divine Energy (Ahlaadini Shakti) of God.]

Parmaatma Dharti ke upar baar baar aate hain, Grihasthion ka Lakshan kaise hota hai, yah samjhaane ke liye.
[The Lord incarnates on the Earth again & again in order to exemplify the Qualities of a Householder.]

Deergh Kaal tak Parmaatma ki Katha Shravan karo to:
[If one Listens to the Story/Descrptions (Katha) of The Lord for a very long time,]

Leela main Ruchi utpann hoti hai.
[Interest is induced in God’s Pastimes/Activities.]

Bhogon main Aruchi hoti hai..
[Disinterest in Worldly Objects (or in their Consumption) happens.]

Jagat Brahm-Rup Dikhta hai.
[The World appears Godly.]

Dehaadhyaas khatm hota hai.
[Bodily Existence Vanishes.]

Leela sunkar Ahankaar se bach sakte hain.
[One can escape/ overcome the Ego.]

Durgun Sattva gunon main Parivartit hote hain.
[The Vices (Bad Qualities - Durgun) change into Virtues (Good Qualities – Sattva Gun).]

Na koi ho sunne waala to Shareer ko Vakta aur Atma ko Shrota banaao.
[If there is no one to Listen to the Katha, then make your Body the Speaker & your own Soul the Listener/Audience.]

Durgunon ko Sweekaar karna.
[Always accept your vices/shortcomings.]

Dand diye bagair Indriyaan Sudharti nahi.
[Without punishment, the Senses don’t Improve/get Disciplined.]

Indriyon ki purti karne se Man main Asur utpann hota hai.
[Satisfying the Sensual urges creates a Demon in the Mind.]

Shravan main Man na lage to Jap ki aadat daalo.
[If you don’t like Listening (to The Lord’s Katha), take up the practice of Chanting (Jap).]

Pachaas saal ke baad, 21,000 (ikkees hazaar) baar Mantra ka jaap karo.
[After 50 years, chant 21,000 (Twenty One thousand) times.]

Ek din main 21,600 shwaas hote hain. Har shwaas main Brahm lo.
[We take in 21,600 breaths each day. Take in Brahm (God) in every Breath.]

Shareer se Pratyeksh Sewa karo.
[Engage in Service through your Body outright/without restrictions.]

Nishkaam karm se jeevaatma Bandhan se bach jaate hain.
[Through Self-less Service, the Soul can become free from Bondage.]

Sewa = Neend ki Goli.
[Service = Sleeping Pill.]

Sewa karne waale ke paas Ninda aur Nidra ka Samay nahi hota.
[Those who Serve do not have the Time for Sleeping or Criticizing.]

Naarad Bhakti Sutra: “Sarvadaa Sarvabhaavena Nishchintena Bhagwaan Bhajaneeya.”
Hamesha, Har Bhaav se, Nischint hokar Bhagwaan ko Bhajna Chaahiye.
[Always (At All Times), With all Emotions & Without Worry - One Must Remember God.]

Ishwar ki sharan main jo koi jaaye vah Nishchint ho jaata hai.
[Whoever takes Shelter in God becomes free of any Worry.]

Mahaprabhu ne Shodash Granth main yah kaha hai ki tum Chinta Na karo.
[Mahaprabhu ji, in His Shodash Granthas (The 16 Scriptures), has said that You must Not Worry.]

Socho ki aaj mere paas Aakhri Din hai. Hey Prabhu, meri Bhakti Sudridh ho.
[Think as if Today is my Last Day - ‘O Lord, May my Devotion get Stronger.’]

Manav main keval Shubh Sankalp ho. Ye Parmaatma pura karte hain.
[There should only be Good/Pure Thought/Resolution (Sankalp) in a Person’s Mind. This, God Himself Realizes.]

Man main Kuvichaar aaye to Paap hone waala hai. Iss Samay Parmaatma ko Yaad Karo.
[If an Impure thought comes to the Mind then some Sin is going to be committed. At such a time, Remember God.]

1) Sukh main Prabhu ko Samarpan.
[In Happiness, Devote/Commit to God.]

2) Sukh-Dukh main Prabhu ka Sharan.
[In the combination of Happiness & Sadness, take Shelter in God.]

3) Dukh main Prabhu ka Smarn.
[In Sadness/Despair , Remember God.]

Parmaatma ko yaad kane se Parmaatma ki Shakti ka Adhikaari banta hai jeev.
[Remembering God makes the Soul heir to God’s Strength.]

Parmaatma keval Krupa kar sakte hain – inka Swabhaav bahut Komal hai.
[God can only bestow Grace – His Nature is very Soft/Gentle, i.e. He is very Compassionate.]

Tum thodi Sewa karo to woh tumhaari Zyaada Sewa karta hai.
[If you serve Him a little, He serves you More.]

Jo parmaatma ka Pyaara hota hai, uske sharer main Rog nahi hota.
[The Beloved people of God don’t have Diseases in their bodies.]

Prabhu apne Baalakon ki Kaaya Nirog aur Swachh rakhte hain.
[The Lord keeps His Children Disease-Free & Clean in Body.]

Shareer ko Pavitra rakho. Yah Mandir hai. Isme Parmaatma Viraajmaan hain.
[Keep the body Clean/Pure. This is a Temple. God dwells in it.]

Bhajan = Anusandhaan tutna nahi chahiye.
[Bhajan = The connection must Not Break.]

Parmaatma ki Krupa se Meru Parvat bhi Raj kan ho jaaye aur Aag bhi Barf ban jaata hai. Saari Musibatein Dur hoti hain.
[With the Grace of God, even the Mountain of Meru changes into a speck of dust & Fire too convert to Ice. All Problems are Removed with the Help of God’s Grace.]

Sadaa Satat Yaad karo Parmaatma ko.
[Always Remember God, constantly.]

Tum Jaagrut Avastha main Parmaatma ko Yaad karo to Raat ko Parmaatma tumhe Yaad karte hain.
[If you Remember God while you’re Awake, god Remembers you while you’re Asleep at Night.]

Rangeen Swapn se Prabhu apne Swaroop ka Darshan karate hain.
[God imparts His Vision through Colourful Dreams.]

Apni Anubhuti kisi ko na kaho.
[Don’t tell your (personal Spiritual) experiences to anyone.]

Bhakt ekaant main rehta hai. Jagat samay-samay par vikshep karta hai.
[The Devotee stays in Silence/Solitude. The World Interferes/Disturbs time & time again.]

Manav ki Vidvata nahi Vinamrata Vandaneeya hai.
[Not Education but a person’s Humility is worthy of Respect.]

Vinamra Vyakti ke Lakshan:
[Characteristics of A Humble Person]:

Gyaan pachaaya hai.
[Has Digested Knowledge, i.e. Has Practically Applied the Knowledge in His Life.]

Vandan karta hai.
[Salutes/Respects everyone.]

Sab main Brahm dekhta hai.
[Sees God in Everyone.]

Dosh Drishti nahi.
[Does not see Wrongfully/Accusatively/Sinfully.]

Sabko Naman karta hai.
[Bows down to All.]

Sita Ram ke Peechhe chalti hai – Anugaamini hai, Agragaamini nahi.
[Sita walks Behind Ram – She is His Follower (Anugaamini), Not Leader (Agragaamini).]

Sita Lakshmi ji hain.Rushiyon ne Praarthna ki hai Lakshmi ji ke liye. Unhone kaha hai kabhi ‘Alakshmi’ na aaye. Aneeti ka dhan Dukh aur Santaap laati hai.
[Sita is Shree Lakshmi ji Herself. The Sages & Saints have Prayed seeking Lakshmi ji. They have said that ‘Alakshmi’ should Never come to us.Unethically obtained Money brings Misery (Dukh) & Anguish/Suffering (Santaap).]

Ved Agni se Prakat hue hain. Isliye Agni ko Jaat-Ved kehte hain.
[The Vedas have Appeared from Fire (Agni). That is why Agni (Fire) is called, ‘Jaat-Ved.’]

Aantarik Vaibhav ko bechkar Bahirmukh ke Vaibhav ko kabhi na chuno.
[Never compromise your Inner Brilliance/Glory/Splendour for the sake of External Pomp/Glory/ Splendour.]

Ravan = “Moh Das Mauli”.
Yah Moh rupi Raakshas hai – Ye Tamaam Shanti chheen leta hai.
Jagat ka Darshan karne se hi moh utpann hota hai, aur phir Shanti gayi.

[Ravan is a Demon manifested as Delusion. It Snatches away all your Peace of Mind.\
Seeing the World creates Delusion, & then Peace of Mind goes away.]

Dhan ki Teen hi Gati hai:-
[Money has only three destinations]:

1) Daan [Charity]
2) Bhog, aur [Consumption, &]
3) Naash. [Destruction.]

Jitna tumne Pachaaya hai utna hi tumhaara hai. baaki sab Yahin reh jaayega.
[Only that much is Yours which you have Digested/Fruitfully used for yourself. The rest Remains back here only.]

Prabhu kahein ki, ‘Hey Jeev, Tumhaari Jaagruti ho to Mein Rone ke liye bhi Taiyaar hun.
[God says that, ‘O Soul, for the sake of Your Awakening, I am prepared to Cry too.]

“Janma-dukham Jaraa-dukham, Jaayaa-dukham Punah Punah,
Anta-kaale Mahaadukham Tasmaat Jaagruhi Jaagruhi.”
Janma Peedaadaayi hai, Vridhaavastha Peedaadaayi hai, Patni Peedaadaayi hai – Baaram-Baar
Ant Samay main Atyant Peedaa hoti hai, Isliye Jaag Jaag.

[Birth is Painful, Old-Age is Painful, Wife is a source of Pain/Misery - Again & Again,
The Last Moments (of Life) are Extremely Painful, Therefore Awaken, Awaken.]

Lakshmi ke Mukhyatva 3 prakaar hain:
[There are mainly 3 types/forms of Lakshmi]:

1. Lakshmi
Rajo-gun aur Sattva gun se aati hai.
[Comes through ‘Rajas’ & ‘Sattva’ gunas.]

2. Alakshmi
Aneeti se aati hai. Tamoguni hai. Isse Shaanti nahi Mrityu hoti hai.

[Comes through Unethical Means. Has ‘Tamas’. Not Peace but Death comes through this.]

3. Mahalakshmi
Ye unke paas aati hai jo bina Mehnat ke Bhojan nahi Karta, bina Parmaatma ko Khilaaye khud nahi Khaata.
Niyam se Khilaao Prabhu ko.
Dukhi Daridra ko Malam Patti lagaao.

[Mahalakshmi comes to those who don’t eat without engaging in Labour, who don’t eat without first offering to God.
You must Feed God Timely.
You must Treat/Serve the Poor & Miserable.]

Mahapurush Mrityu ko Mahotsav bana dete hain.
[The Mahapurushas turn Death into a Celebration.]

Kal-Yug ka Manav baasi khaata hai.
[The people of Kal-Yug consume Stale Food.]

Ann-Daan Maha-Daan hai. Bhumi-Daan bahut Mahaan hai.
[Donation of Food is Great. Donation of Land is Very Great.]

Tum sab kar sakte ho. Keval Man ko Samjhaao.
[You can do Everything. Just Discipline the Mind.]

Akshar se Buddhi ka Parichay ho jaata hai.
[One’s Words Introduces one’s Intellect.]

Vaani Dushit ho to Veerya bhi Dushit ho jaata hai.
[If one’s Voice/Words become Impure, one’s Energy/Virility also becomes Impure.]

Kathni aur Karni ek ho jaaye to Manav Saadhu ban jaaye.
[If Words & Action become One, a Person becomes Pious.]
Ruk = Swarn [Gold]
Ni – Kanti [Brilliance/Shine]
Rukmani = Jisme Swarn jaisi Kaanti hai.
[Rukmani = One Who Shines Brilliantly like Gold.]

Prabhu ki Leela ko Khub Suno.
[Heartily Listen to The Lord’s Activities/Pastimes (Leela) as much as possible.]

Lagna jo karein to pehle Kaam ko Niyantram main rakhein.
[When you Marry, you must first firmly control your Lust.]

Shiv ji Grihasth hain – Kaam Dev ko unhone Jalaaya hai.
[Lord Shiva is a Householder – But He has burnt down Cupid (God of Lust), first & foremost.]

Kaam jo Maathe upar aaye to 3 ghatna ghat-ti hai. Manushya:
[When Lust bears down upon you, 3 things happen. A person becomes]:

1) Behra [Deaf]
2) Andha [Blind]
3) Unmat [Hysterical/Frenzied]
ho jaata hai.

Apni Aakh ka bahut Dhyaan rakho. Jo aisa karte hain inka Man jaldi Shuddh hota hai.
[Take good care of your Eyes, i.e. Be Very Careful of what you See. Those who do this – their Minds become Purified Sooner rather than Later.]

Shastra kehte hain ki jise Jeevan main Safal hona hai, use Ekaant main Rehna Chaahiye.
Kisi ki Sangati Na karo, zaroorat se adhik. Faaltu baat bhi Mat karo.

[The Scriptures advise that those who want to be Successful in Life must Stay in Solitude.
Don’t engage in others’ Company any more than what is Absolutely Necessary. Don’t even talk unnecessarily.]

Ek din main ek Ghanta Zaroor Maun Raho.
[In a Day, you Must Stay Silent for at least an Hour.]

Aalasya = Jiske Jeevan main ‘Ras’ nahi hai.
Aalas = Aaras. Sanskrit main ‘La’ aur ‘Ra’ ek samaan hai.
[Aalasya = Laziness: - One who is Lazy has a Life without Joy/Flavour (Ras).
Aalas = Aaras. In Sanskrit, ‘La’ is Equivalent to ‘Ra’.]

52 Arab saal ke baad 1 janma milta hai.
[One Human Life is obtained after 52 Billion Years.]

Jua main Kal-Yug ka Nivas hai.
[Kal-Yug resides in Gambling.]

Samay main tum Garib ho. Jo Samay gaya so Gaya. Phir nahi Aayega.
[By Time, You are Poor. The Time that has gone Has Gone. It will Not Come Back.]

Dada ke Lakshan Pote main aate hain.
[The Grandfather’s Qualities appear in the Grandson.]

Bhagwaan Swayam Sewa karte hain Jeev ki. Par Jeev Sewa nahi karta.
[God Himself Serves the Soul. But the Soul does Not serve God.]

Sewa karne se Maansik Vikaar Shaant hote hain.
[Engaging in Service helps Tranquilize Passions/Mental Perversions.]

Sewa Safal tab hoti hai jab Mahapurush Swayam tumhe Aashirwaad dein. Yadi nahi to Samjho ki Sewa main koi Truti rah gayi, koi Ashuddhi hai.
[Service becomes Successful only when a Mahapurusha Blesses You, by His own Volition/
Willingness. If not, then accept that there has been some Mistake or Impurity in the Service.]

“Sham Karoti iti Shankarah”
Jo sabka Mangal karta hai vahi Shankar hai.

[One who works for the Welfare of All is ‘Shankara’.]

“Tanme Manah Shiva-Sankalpam Astu”
Shiv ke us Mangalam Sankalp par mera Man lagaa rahe.

[On that Auspicious Will of Shiva (Shiva-Sankalpam) - The Welfare of All - May my Mind Dwell]

Bhojan Adhik na karo, Bhajan nahi hoga.
[Don’t Eat Much, else you can’t Worship/Remember God much.]

Shiv Upbhogta nahi, ye Bhog pradaan karte hain.
[Lord Shiva is not a Consumer. On the contrary, He offers Material for Consumption.]

Asatya Maharog hai.
[Lie/Lying is a Great Disease.]

Prakriti ka ek Avgun hai - Isko Paap Punya ki Khabar nahi, Vivek nahi. Tum jaisa bote ho Vaisa hi tumhe Deti hai. Achha Doge Achha Milega. Kharaab Doge Kharaab Milega.
[Nature has one Shortcoming – It can’t Discern between the Good & the Bad. She gives back to You Whatever you have sown. If you’ve sown Good, She gives back Good. If you’ve sown Bad, She gives back Bad.]

Paap na karna yahi Sabse Bada Tap hai.
[Not Sinning, by itself is the Biggest Penance of All.]

Meri Vaani, Shareer, Sankalp, Vichaar se Paap na ho.
[May No Sin happen through My Voice, Body, Resolution, Thought, etc.]

Bhagwaan Vidvat Bhogya Nahi, Bhaav Bhogya hain.
[God is Not Please-able by Knowledge/Education but by Emotion.]

5 prakaar ke RiN hain Manav par:
[There are 5 types of Debts on a Person]:

1. Bhumi RiN
[The Debt of the Land (where you were Born)]

2. Rushi RiN
[The Debt of the Saints, Sages & the Gurus]

3. Dev RiN
[The Debt of the ‘Devas’ or the ‘Demi-Gods.’]

4. Pitra RiN
[The Debt of Your Father & Forefathers]

Saat Peedhi tak tumhaara sambandh hai apne kul main.
[You are connected till Seven Generations of your Family.]

5. Desh RiN
[The Debt of the Country where you were Born]

Guru Satya ki Raah Bataate hain. Guru Bhraanti ka Bhedan Karte hain. Guru Brahm ka Darshan Karvaate hain.
[The Guru shows the Path of the Truth. The Guru Dispels/Tears Apart all Doubts/Illusions. The Guru begets you the Vision of God.]

Arjun = Atma [Soul]
Subhadra :- Bhadra = Kalyaan [Welfare]; Su = Shubh = Bhakti. [Su = Good = Devotion.]
To, Atma ko Bhakti mili.
[So, the Soul got Devotion.]

Bhakti Praapt karni ho to Brahmanon ke Charnon main Prem Rakho.
[If you want to have Devotion, Keep Yourself Lovingly Committed/Devoted at the feet of Brahmins, i.e. Pious/Pure Beings.]

Bhakti Siddh karni ho to:
[In order to Accomplish in Your Devotion of God]:

1. Ekaant main Raho.
[Stay in Silence/Solitude.]

2. Alp Bhojan karo.
[Eat Little.]

Adhik Bhojan Karne se ‘Tandra’ aur ‘Nidra’ hoti hai. Ye Bhakti main Vighna karte hain.
[Eating a lot induces Laziness & Somnolence. These are Obstacles to Devotion.]

Bhojan karte vakt TV mat dekho. Nahi to iska Vichaar Ann main utar aata hai.
[Do Not watch TV while Eating. Else, the thoughts/qualities displayed on TV get imbibed into the Food-grains.]

Tumhaari Thaali main sabse Priya Vastu jo ho uska Tyaag karo.
[Give up Your Most Favourite Item that gets served on your Plate.]

Bhakti ka Sarvapratham Lakshan Jeebh ko Niyantrit karna hai.
[The first Step to Devotion is to Discipline the Tongue.]

3. Maun Raho.
[Stay Silent.]

4. Ishta ke upar Atoot Prem Rakho.
[Love your ‘Ishta-Deva’ (God) Immensely.]

Inka baar-baar Naam lo, iska Ratan karo.
[Keep Uttering the Lord’s Name. Keep Repeating it Again & Again.]

“Swabhaavah Vijayo Shauryam”
Swabhaav ko Jeetna hi Shaurya ka Parichay hai.

[Overcoming One’s Own Nature only is the mark of Gallantry/Valour.]

12va Adhyaay Aashray Leela hai.
[The 12th Chapter is the about the Act of Taking Refuge (in God).]

Chitta ki shudhhi main nimna prakaar ke Vighn aate hain:
[The following hurdles come in the way of Purification of the Mind]:

1. Vyaadhi – Shareer ka vikaar.
[Vyaadhi – Bodily disorder/disease.]

2. Ken – Maansik Aalasya.
[Ken – Mental Laziness.]

3. Sandeh.
“Sanshayaatma Vinashyati”. Guru par bharosa rakho.

[Sandeh – Doubt/Scepticism.
One who doubts perishes. Always trust your Guru.]

4. Pramaad – Shaareerik Alasya.
[Pramaad – Physical Laziness.]

5. Avarati.
Vishayon ne pakad rakha hai.
[Avarati – Bondage.
The material attachments have kept one bounded up.]

6. Bhraant-Darshan.
Tum maan rahe ho ki Mein kuch ban gaya hun.
Siddha se adhik Saadhak banne main laabh hai, Anand hai.
Ajeevan Jagat aur Jagdish ke shishya bane raho.
Prakriti shaant tarah se kaarya karti hai.
Satkaarya ko prakat na karo, anyatha Punya nasht ho jaayega.
Prashansa chaahna Abhimaan ka dhyotak hai, aur Abhimaan Murkhta aur Durgunon ka kaaran hai.

[Bhraant-Darshan – Illusory Perception.
You are just assuming that you have become something.
It’s much more beneficial & blissful to remain an Aspirant (‘Saadhak’) than an Achiever (of the Ultimate Goal) (‘Sidhha’).
Remain a student/disciple of God & the World, all your life.
Nature does all its work in Silence, i.e. without heralding anything.
Don’t advertise your good deeds, else its positive benefits to you (Punya) will be destroyed.
Seeking praise signifies the existence of a big Ego in you, and Ego is the cause of Foolishness as well as all the vices.]

7. Alapta Bhumika.
Samay beete Shradhha ghat-ti jaati hai. Uske liye shram nahi karta jeev.

[Alapta Bhumika.
With time, one’s sincerity & faith decreases. The person does not try to sustain it.]

8. Anavastha.
Apavitrata jeevan main aaye to koi maarg main sthir nahi rehta.
[Anavastha
If life becomes Impure, one cannot tread stably on any path.]

8 prakaar ka paisa Parmaatma par nahi chadhta.
[8 types of money is unfit to be offered to God]:

1. Rajya ka Paisa.
Kat ki chori aadi ka paisa.
[Country’s Money.
Money gained by Tax evasion, etc.]

2. Vishwaasghaat karke aaya Paisa.
[Money obtained by betrayal of someone.]

3. Vaishya ka Paisa.
[Prostitute’s Money.]

4. Hinsa karke lay hua Paisa.
[Money obtained with Violence.]

5. Chori ka Paisa.
[Money obtained by Stealing.]

6. Thag-baazi se aaya hua Paisa.
Dudh main paani milaana, etc.
[Money gained by fraudulently.
eg. Mixing water in milk,etc.]

7. Kanya bikri karke laaya hua Paisa.
[Money obtained by selling a girl/one’s daughter.]

8. Lobhi ka Paisa.
[A Miser or Greedy person’s Money.]

Dasaansh karne se Dhan ki Shuddhi hoti hai.
[Tithing, i.e. donating one-tenth of your earned money in charity, purifies your Wealth.]

Ashuddh dhan
1) Rog main chale jaata hai;
2) Court- mukadamon main chale jaata hai.

[Impure Wealth goes way in:
1) Treatment of diseases;
2) Fighting cases in Courts, etc.]

Aneetimay Paisa tumhe Ashhant kar deta hai.
[Unethical Money/Income makes you restless.]

Shanti ke liye:
1) Neeti ka Paisa ho.
2) Parivaar saath main Prasann chitt se bhojan kare.

[For having Peace of Mind:
1) Bring in only ethical Money; &
2) The family should eat together joyfully.]
Jo Bhojan aur Bhajan saath main nahi karte, unka Man alag ho jaata hai. Phir unka Tan bhi alag ho jaata hai.
[Those who don’t Eat & Pray together, their Minds get removed from each other. Then they separate physically too.]

Parmaatma ke ‘Raj’ khaane ka kaaran:
1) Panch bhuton main jo ‘Bhumi’ tattva hai, uski Shudhhi ke liye,
2)’Raj’ arthaat ‘Rajo-gun’ khaana.
Dwaapar Yug main Dweej, arthaat Brahman, jad ho gaye the. To unke Rajo-gun ko nasht karn
athat Parmaatma ko.
3)……………………………………….

[The reason for God’s (Krushna’s) eating of mud (‘Raj’):
1) To purify the ‘Earth’ element, which is one of the 5 Basic Elements of Nature.
2) ‘Raj’ means ‘Rajo –gun’.
So, in order to destroy the ‘Rajo-gun’ of the class of Priests in the Dwaapar Yug- who had
become very lethargic, Krushna ate mud, which signifies lethargy.
3)…………………………………………………………………………………………………...]

3 prakaar ka Gyan hota hain:
1. Atma-gyan
Yah Adhyaatm ka fal hai.
2. Tattva-gyan
Yah Saadhan hai Atma-gyan pane ke liye.
3. Bhagwat-gyan
Yah antim charan hai, pehle do charno ke baad aata hai.


[There are 3 types of Knowledge:
1. Atma-gyan (Knowledge of the Self)
This is the result of ‘Spirituality’/the Spiritual practices.
2. Tattva-gyan (Knowledge of the Elements of the World)
This is the means to obtain Atma-gyan.
3. Bhagwat-gyan. (Knowledge of God/God Consciousness.)
This is the final phase. This comes after the first two phases.]

Prabhu ko roz kaho ki mein tumhaara hun. Hey Prabhu, agar tumhe kasht na ho to ye aankh band ho jaaye, use pehle ek kshan ke liye apna Darshan de dena.
[Tell God everyday that, ‘I am Yours.’”O God, if it’s not much trouble to you then before these eyes close forever, for just one moment, Please Appear before me, Please let me have your vision.]

Bhagwaan ne har dev ka gyan akhand kiya hai. ‘Akhand ek Sita-Var’.
[God has broken the Knowledge of all Devas. Only Sita’s Husband, Shree Ram. I,e God Himself remains unbroken.]

Ma Yashoda ke Hruday main Prem rupi kichad hua hai. isliye Bhagwaan unme Kamal ki tarah Prakat ho sakte hain.
[The Mire (Kichad) of Love has appeared in Mother Yashoda’s Heart. That is why God has come to her in the form of a Lotus.]

Prem rupi kichad apne Dil main lane ke liye:
[To bring such a Mire of Love in your Heart too]:

1)Shareer main Sanyam-Niyam ho.
[Have discipline & control over the Body.]

2)Jeev maatra ke liye Daya rakho.
[Have Mercy/Compassion on all beings.]

3)………………………………………………………
4)………………………………………………………

Bhakti main Vighna:
[Hurdles in Devotion]:

1. Shastra/Pustakein [Scriptures/Books]
Inse keval shabd gyaan milta hai, jisse Ahankaar badhta hai.
[These contain only Knowledge of words, which enhances your Ego.]

2. Kavita [Poetry]

3. ………………….

4. Stree ka sang [Company of Woman.] “Naranaam Ari iti Naari’ [Woman is the enemy of Men.]

5. Baalak [Child]

6. Bhukh [Hunger]

Aghasur – ‘Agh’ mane ‘Paap’.
[Aghasur – ‘Agh’ means ‘Sin’]

Ajgar ki ugandh bahut achhi hoti hai. Isi tarah paap ki sugandh bahut achhi lagti hai.
[Aghasur = Python. A python smells good. Similarly, Sin also smells good.]

Paap main Bhavishya ke Sukh ka Pralobhan dikhta hai.
[Sin carries the Temptation of Comfort/Happiness of the future.]
Bolna = Shabd Brahm.
Taali = Naad Brahm.
Dono yadi ho jaaye to bach sakte hain. Bach jaaoge.

[Saying Aloud = Voice Energy of God.
Clapping = Sound Energy of God.
If both combine, one can escape. You will escape.]

Parmaatma ka Ashray na ho to Mahapurush bhi paap karte hain.
[If God’s shelter is not taken then even the ‘Mahapurushas’ (or, The Great Men) can Sin.]

Ganga – paap dhone ke liye hai.
[Ganga is meant for washing away the Sins.]

Indriyon ko Parmaatma ke Bhajan main lagao.
[Instruct your senses into Devotion to God.]

Vishayon ka Anand kalpit hai. Yah Sattya nahi jhuth hai.
[Happiness derived from Matter is Imaginary. It is not the Truth; it is False.]

Vishay -chintan se buddhi jad hoti hai.
[Brooding over material objects makes the intellect dull]

Ishwar se vimukh hone se aanand tirohit hota hai.
[Turning away from God leads to loss of Happiness/Bliss.]

Swaroop ki vismruti ke kaaran man main Klesh utpann hota hai.
[Forgetting the Image of God induces Vexation (Klesh)in the Mind.]

Sukh main Aanand na maano.
[Don’t presume Happiness in Comforts.]

‘Sambhavami Yuge Yuge – Dharm main sthaapit karaana hi iska uddeshya hai.
[‘Sambhavami Yuge Yuge’ – To establish in Virtue (Dharm) is the motive behind this.]

Ek nahi anekaanek avatar hote hain. Jaise samudra main asnakhya bund hai, vaise avatar asankhya hain.
[Not just one, there are numerous Avtaars (Incarnations of God). Just as there are uncountable drops of water in the sea, so are the Avtaars numerous/uncountable.]

‘Avtaar’ ‘Aart’ dhaatu main se prakat hua hai.
[‘Avtaar’ appear through/comes from the ‘Aart’ dhaatu.]

Aur ek Avtaar se dusre adhik Divya hain.
[And one Avtaar is more Divine than the other.]

Leela ko yaad karne se, jap karne se, chintan karne se chitt shudhh hota hai.
[Remembering on God’s Leela, chanting His name (jap) & Contemplating on Him makes the subconscious mind (chitt) pure.]

Bhagwat chintan karte karte bhog chintan chale jaata hai,
[Continued Contemplation of God removes the thoughts of the world from the mind.]

Bhakti koi Prayaas, Mahnat nahi. Yah Sahajta hai.
[Bhakti (Devotion) is not an effort. It is Spontaneous.]

Sridhar Swami kahein ki Prabhu ke Gun aur Leelaon ke shravan main ruche laao.
[Sridhar Swami asks to take interest In the qualities(guna) & actions(leela) of God.]

Indriyon ka Sansarg jitna vishayon ke saath hota utna hi indriyaan jaagrut hoti hain.
[The more the senses associate with their subjects the more they (the senses) flare up (Jaagrut hona).]

“Viveka Kuntha Yasmaat Tad Vaikuntham”
Parmaatma Saadhan Saadhya nahi Samarthan saadhya hain.
[God is not pursuable by Means (Saadhan) but by Help/Assistance(Samarthan).]

Parmaatma nimn kaararon ke liye aate hain:
[God comes for the following reasons]:

1. Go Chaaran [To herd/control/coordinate the Cows/Senses.]
Gaay baaki pashuon se adhik samajhdaar hai. Gaay yani Indriyaan. Parmaatma inko chaarte hain. Parmaatma jeevatma ko Indriyaadhyaas se Mukt karte hain.


[The cow is more intelligent than other animals. Cow represents the Senses. God controls/coordinates them. God liberates the individual soul from the clutches of Sensory Existence (Indriyaadhyaas).]

2. Man ko Chaarne [To herd/control/coordinate the Mind.]
Vaanar yani Man. “Chanchal hi Manah Krushnah”. Ye (Man) Shree Raam ne Chaare hain.

[Monkey represents the Mind. “Chanchal hi Manah Krushna” – (Statement from the Geeta substantiating the restlessness of the Mind). This restless Mind (in the form of Monkeys) has been controlled/coordinated/herded over by Shree Ram.]
Vishayaanandi agar Vishay chhode to Brahmanand milta hai.

[If the materialist leaves (the pursuit/contemplation of) matter, He gets Brahmanand
(Bliss of God/God Consciouness).]

Jagat Vaasna mulak hai. Isliye Vedant kahe- ‘Nirvaasnatvam’.
[The world always induces Desire. Therefore, the ‘Vedant’ asks to leave all Desires – “Nirvaasanatvam”.]


3. Paryaavaran ke Rakshan liye. [To protect the environment.]
Always protect the environment.

4. Aarakshan [Reservation/Predetermined Cause]
Saadhan-siddh yaan Swayam-siddh Gopiyon ke liye aaye hain Parmaatma.
[God has come for the ‘Means-Realized’ (Saadhan-siddh) & the ‘Naturally-Realized’ (Swayam-siddh) Gopis.]

5. Nivaran [Deterrence]
Jinme virodha-bhakti hai, unke liye bhi aate hain Parmaatma.

[God comes for those too who are Hostile towards Him.]

Budhhi ka bhojan Gyan hai – Isse Budhhi ki Shuddhi hoti hai.
Man ka bhojan Bhakti hai – Isse Man ki Ekaagrata badhti hai.
Tan ka bhojan Karm hai – Isse Chitta ki Shuddhi hoti hai.

[Knowledge is the food/nourishment of the Intellect – This purifies the Intellect.
Devotion is the food/nourishment of the Mind – This induces better Concentration of the Mind.
Action is the food/nourishment of the Body – This purifies the Subconscious Mind (Chitta). ]

Ishwar ki sharan main jaakar jeev sarvapratham Shok nahi karte; Moh nahi sataata; Bhay se bhi mukti milti hai.
[By taking shelter in God, the soul, first & foremost, doesn’t lament (shok); Delusion (Moh) doesn’t trouble it (the soul); & it is liberated from Fear too.]

Indriyon ko todna nahi modna hai.
[The senses don’t have to be broken but correctly directed.]

Dasvaan Skandha Shrimad Bhagwat ke Hruday hai. Isme Shree Krushna ka Praakatya hai.
[The 10th Skandha is the Heart of Shrimad Bhagwatam. Here, the appearance of Shree Krushna takes place.]

Krushna tak pahunchna ho to Man ka Nirodh karo.
Man ka nirodh – arthaat – Vyakti, Vishay aur Vastu ka virodh na ho. Jo dusht hai uske liye bhi Sadbhaavna ho.
[In order to reach till Krushna – Control/Resist (Nirodh) the Mind. This means to never oppose any Being (Vyakti), Subject (Vishay) or Object (Vastu). There should be Goodwill (Sadbhavna) even for the Wicked (Dusht).]

Dharti ka ek naam ‘Kshama’ hai. Dharti Dharm ka Prateek hai. Dharm aaj ro rahi hai.
[One of ‘Earth’s (Dharti) names is ‘Kshama’ (Forgiveness). Dharti is the symbol of Righteousness (Dharm). Today, Dharm is crying.]

‘Rushi’ ka arth hai Pavitra Chintan.
[‘Rushi’ means A Pure Thought/A Pure Stream of Thought.]

Pehle Prayatna, phir Praarthna, phir Prateeksha.
[First Endeavour (Prayatna), then Prayer (Praarthna), then Waiting (Prateeksha).]

Prabhaavi Bhakti tikti nahi. Swabhaavi Bhakti sahaj hai, ek vyasan hai.
[Influenced Devotion (Prabhaavi Bhakti) is not stable. Natural Devotion (Swabhaavi Bhakti), on the other hand, is Spontaneous (Sahaj); it is an Addiction (Vyasan).]

Praayashchit Teerth hai, Praarthna Maha-Teerth hai. (Jab Praayashchit Praarthna main badal jaata hai.)
[Reparation (Praayashhit) is a Pilgrimage. Prayer (Praarthna) is a Bigger Pilgrimage.(When Reparation converts into Prayer).]

Praarthna mukhyatva Bhaav hai, shabd nahi. Praarthna jeev ki Asamrthata hai, Maang hai, Jeev ka udgaar hai.
Stuti Parmaatma ka gun-gaan hai; Maang nahi, Prabhu ka varnan hai.

[Prayer is mainly Emotions, not Words. Prayer is the admittance of the individual soul’s incapability. It is a seeking, an outpouring. ‘Stuti’ implies the singing praises of the Lord. It does not seek anything. It just describes the qualities of God.]

Man ka Nirodh na ho to Nirgun-Niraakar ka budhhi main Praakatya nahi hoga.
[If the Mind is not controlled, the Nirgun-Niraakar (the Shapeless-Qulity-less God) will not manifest/appear in the Intellect.]

Swaroop main Ishta-Dev,
Buddhi main Brahm, aur
Man main Antaryaami hota hai.

[In Swaroop (Mental Image) resides ‘Ishta Dev’,
In the Intellect resides ‘Brahm’, and
In the Mind resides ‘Antaryaami’.]

Mathura ka matlab jahan Mad, Madan aur Matsar nahi.
[‘Mathura’ means where there is no Mad (Ego), Madan (Desire) & Matsar (Jealousy/Envy).]

Mad – Mad arthaat Abhimaan durgunon ki janani hai. Abhimaan murkhata se aata hai.
Tum sabko naman karo.

[Mad (Ego) – Ego is the Mother of all vices. Ego comes from foolishness. Always bow to everyone with humility.]

Madan – Madan arthaat Trushna, Ichhaaon ko seemit karo. Kyonki inki koi seema nahi.
Santushti jitni badhti hai, utna vyakti main Tej badhta hai.
Jo Sansaadhan, arthaat Shakti, Sampatti aur Samay, tumhe mile hain, par uska tumne durupyog kiya to Dand milta hai aur vah vyakti antim samay main ghabraaata hai.

[Madan (Lust/Desires) – Control your Desires, for they don’t have any limits.
The more Satisfaction increases, the more one’s Energy/Brilliance (Tej) increases. If one misuses the Resources, of Time, Wealth & Energy, provided to Him, then He gets punishment & becomes scared in his Last Moments.]

Matsar – Matsar arthaat Irshya ko bhi jeeto.
Tumme bhogechha hai. Maan –Sammaan ji bhukh hai, isliye Irshya utpann hoti hai.
Irshya se maut hoti hai. Mrityu 3 prakaar ki hoti hai:
Maan-haani, Dhan-haani aur Tan-haani.

[Matsar (Jealousy/Envy) – Win over Jealosy too.
You have material desires, desire to be respected – that is why Jealousy arises.
Jealousy leads to Death. Death is of three types:
Loss of Respect, Loss of Wealth & Loss of Body.]

Mad, Madan aur Matsar ko jeet lo to Mathura ban jaaoge.
[If you overcome Ego, Desires/Lust & Jealousy, you will become ‘Mathura’.]

Kans ka arth hai Dehaadhyaas. Vah swaarthi hai. Mera sukh, dusre ka dukh.
[Kans means Dehaadhyaas (Existence at the body level). He is Selfish. Only wants his own comforts & others’ discomfort/unhappiness.]

Grihasthaashram main Dehaadhyaas ho to vahaan Parmaatma prakat nahi hoga.
[If there is existence at the body level in a Household, God will not appear there.]

Jo sahan karta hai vah Saadhu ban jaata hai.
[One who bears, becomes a Sadhu (Pious person).]

Indriya aur Man Ishwar ki samarpit karo.
[Submit your Mind & the Senses to God.]

Bhagwaan ke swaroop se jeev kritaarth hota hai. Ya to jeev kritaarth ho to Parmaama ke swaroop ke Darshan hote hain.
[The Image of God fulfils the soul. Or, when the soul is fulfilled then it can view the Image of God.]

Buddhi main Brahma aaye to bandhan khul jaate hain.
Jahaan Brahm hai, wahaan Maya nahi; jahaan Maya hai wahaan Brahm nahi.

[The appearance of God in the Intellect removes all bindings (bandhan).
Where there is God, there Maya (Illusion) isn’t, & where there is Maya, God isn’t.]

Gokul main Parmaatma aaye hain. Unhe wahaan koi nimantran nahi diya gaya, ve swayam aae hain.
[God has come to Gokul. He hasn’t been invited there, He has gone all by Himself.]

Jo apne indriyon se Brahm ka ras peete hain, use Gopi kehte hain. Isliye Parmaatma bina bulaaye unke paas gaye hain.
[Those who drink the Nectar of the Lord through their Senses are called ‘Gopis’. That is why God has gone to them.]

Aanand swaroop ko Hruday main utaarna hai.
[We have to assimilate/imbibe the Image of Bliss (i.e. God) in our Hearts.]

Maanav saavdhaani se Kaam, Krodh. Lobh aadi durgun hataaye to Parmaatma swayam prakat hote hain. To phir Murti ki aavashyakta nahi.
[If a person carefully steers aside the vices of Kaam (Desires), Krodh (Anger). Lobh (Greed), etc, the Lord appears by Himself. Then, there is no need for an Idol(Murti).]

Jise Mrityu ki Vismruti ho gayi vah Raakshas ban gaye.
Mrityu Parmaatma ka sevak hai.

[Those who forgot the Death became Devils (Raakshas).
Death is God’s servant.]

Bichhu aur Saanp dusre ko kasht dekar hi such bhogte hain.
[Scorpions & Snake take pleasure only in giving pain to others.]

Abhimaan Agyaanta ka kaaran hai. Iski prerna apavitra hai.
[Ego is the cause of Ignorance. It’s inspiration is Impure.]

Putna (Avidya) kisi bhi darwaaze se aa sakti hai. Avidya ka rup aur swaad bada achha hota hai par parinaam sahi nahi hota.
[Putna (Avidya) can come in through any door(available path).It’s form & taste is usually very good but its effects aren’t.]

Jo sundar hai vah achha hai, yah zaroori nahi. Par jo achha hai vah sundar zaroor hoga.
[It’s not necessary that those who are beautiful are good too. But those who are good are also always beautiful.]

Avidya ko dekhkar parmaatma apni aankh band kar lete hain.
[On seeing Avidya, God closes His eyes.]

Aankh ko pavitra karo. Isme dosh drishti na aane do.
[Purify your eyes. Don’t let wrong/impure visions enter into it.]

Surya aur Chandrama Bhagwaan ki Aankh main hain. Man, Buddhi ke Adhipati Devta hain ye.
[The Sun & the Moon are God’s eyes. They are the presiding Gods of the Mind & Intellect.]

Praarthna main rodan rupi tulsi dal na ho to Parmaatma use sweekarte nahi.
[If Prayer doesn’t consist of Crying, analogous to a Tulsi leaf in Prasad, God doesn’t accept it.]

Asatya main Durgandh hai.
[Untruth/Falseness stinks.]

Jo Parmaatma ke saath Chhal karte hain, ve Jeev ke saath kabhi bhi karennge.
[Those who Cheat God, can do the same against any person.]

Dand dena Parmaatma ki bhaasha nahi hai.
[Inflicting Punishment is not God’s language.]

Teen prakar ki seva hai:
[Three types of Service unto God can be done]:

Uttam (Best) – Tanuja (Service through Body)
Shareer se seva karo seva karaao nahi.

Madhyam (Medium) – Vittaja (Service through Wealth/Resources).

Teesra (Third) – Mansa (Service through Mind).

“Laalyate iti Laala” – Jisko tum Prem, Lalayan karte ho – vahi Laala hai.
[The definition of ‘Laala’ is the one who you Love very sweetly.]

Agar Ras upar hai aur Raseshwar neeche hai to jeevan Khaara ho jaata hai.
[If the Tastes (of the World) are placed above the God of the World, life becomes Salty.]

Vyakti Bhogaasakt aur Vishayaarami ho jaaye to nuksaan hota hai.
[Becoming Materialistic & Comfort-consumer leads to a lot of loss.]

Roz Dairy likhkar apna hisaab nahi karoge to sudhaar nahi hoga.
[If you don’t maintain a diary daily for self-analysis, improvement will not take place.]

Yah Jagat ek aaina hai. ise jaisa tum doge waisa tumhe milega.
[This world is a mirror. Whatever you give to it, you will receive.]

Manushya ke teen prakaar hain:
[There are three types of people]:

Agyaani (Ignorant)
Yah susaadhya hai. Guru ke charan main baithkar Gyan ho jaayega.
[They are easily treatable. They can receive Knowledge by sitting at the feet of, i.e. learning from, their Guru]

Ashraddhalu (Unfaithful).
Yah Yatn-saadhya hai. Samjhaana padta hai. Mahnat karni padti hai in par.
[They are treatable with some effort. They need to be told/explained again & again needing a lot of effort to be put in for them.]

Sanshayaatma (Doubters/Sceptics).
Ye Asaadhya hain.

[They are untreatable.] eg ; Duryodhan, Ravan, etc.

Jo Gyaan ko kriyaansheel kare vahi Acharya hai.
[One who practically lives the Knowledge through His life, is called ‘Acharya’.]

Jo ghor Paapiyon ko aakarshit karke unke paapon aur doshon ka nivaran karta hai vah Krushna hai.
[Krushna is one who attracts even the greatest sinners & cures them of their sins & ills.]

Chaar prakaar ki Dasha, Avastha, Vaani aur Dhvani hoti hai:
[There are four kinds of Conditions (Dasha), States(Avastha), Voice (Vaani) & Sound/Perception (Dhvani)]:

Dasha (Condition) Avastha (State) Vaani(Voice) Dhvani (Sound/
Perception)
Swapna Vaikhari
Mumukshatva Sushupti Madhyama Vichaar
Mukt Jagrut Pashyan Darshan
Jeevan-mukt Turiya Paraa Maun

[Note regarding the above-mentioned point/table:
Uparyukt jaankari pravaahi Vachanaamrut ke samay ankit ki gayi hai. Yah gahan maulik vishay se sambandhit hai aur iske purnarupen satheekta se ankan ka aashvaasan nahi diya jata hai. Atah, is jaankari ko krupaya pushtikaran ke aashrit samjhein tatha trutiyon ataiv adhure/apurna anshon ke liye kshama karein.

The above information has been noted in the running pace of the Discourse. It is regarding the most fundamental aspects of the subject & no guarantee is given for its exact notation/transcription during
the discourse. Therefore, please consider this information as subject to confirmation apart from forgiving us for any mistakes contained within it as well as for its incompleteness.]

Jab tak Maangne ka bhaav hai, tab tak Dasya bhaav nahi hai.
[As long as you feel like asking for something, you haven’t attained the State of Servitude (Dasya-bhaav).]

Tum kuchh aur kar sako ya nahi, tum meri katha ka aashray le lo to mera swaroop hriday main utrega to jeev nishpaap hoga.
[If you can’t do anything else, just take shelter in my ‘Katha’. Then, my Image (Swaroop) will descend into your Heart & thus can the soul be cleansed (Nishpaap).]

Parmatma ka naam hi Kalyug main ek saadhan hai,
[God’s Name is the only recourse in ‘Kalyug’.]

Shrimad Bhagwatam ke Chauthe Skandh main 4 Mukhya Prakaran hain: Dharm, Arth, Kaam aur Moksh. Ye 31 adhyaayon main vibhaajit hain:
Dharm – 7 Adhyaay;
Arth – 5 Adhyaay;
Kaam – 11 Adhyaay, jisme 5 Gyaanendriya, 5 Karmendriya aur ek Man ka pratinidhitva kar rahe hain;
Moksh – 8 Adhyaay – Astadha Prakriti ka pratinidhitva rahe hain, jinme 4 Sagun Brahm ki Upaasna hai aur 4 Nirgun Brahm ki upaasna.

[The 4th Skandha (Canto) of the Shrimad Bhagwatam consists of 31 Chapters divided into 4 sections of ‘Dharm’,’Arth’,’Kaam’ & ‘Moksh’, in the following manner:
Dharm – 7 Chapters;
Arth – 5 Chapters;
Kaam – 11 Chapters, in which 5 represent the ‘Gyanendriyas’ (the 5 sense-organs), 5 represent the ‘Karmendriyas’ (the 5 work organs) & one represents the Mind.
Moksh - 8 Chapters, which represent the ‘Astadha Prakriti’, of which 4 in turn are representative of the ‘Saguna Brahm Upaasna’ (Worship of the God with Form) & the remaining 4 of the ‘Nirgun Brahm Upaasna’ (Worship of the Formless God).]

Rushi ka arth hai pavitra Vichardhara.
[‘Rushi’ implies/personifies a Pure Thought-process (Vichardhara).]

Shradhha, Maitri, Daya, Shanti, Mukti, Kriya, Unnati, Ushi, Budhhi, Medha, Titikshwa aur anya kai Dharm se utpann hui hain, Dharn ki Santaan hain yeh.
[Faithfullnes, Friendship, Mercy, Peace, Liberty, Work, Progress, (‘Ushi’), Intellect, Intelligence, Tolerance, etc. are the children of ‘Dharm’, i.e. they have been borne of ‘Dharm’]

Jab tak Dehaadhyaas hai tab tak Dharm na chhodo. Jab tak Stree Purush main fark lagta hai tab tak Dharm na chhodo.Indriya Nigrah karo. Budhhi ko keval Parmaatma ki or badhaao.
[As long as there is a Bodily feeling (‘Dehaadhyaas’), do not leave your ‘Dharm’, or Disciplines/ Code of Conduct. As long as you perceive a distinction between Man & Woman, do not leave
your ‘Dharm’, or Disciplines/Code of Conduct. Exercise control over the senses. Drive the Intellect towards God only.]

Jahaan Satya hai vahaan Dharm hai.
[‘Dharm’ (or, Righteousness) exists where there is Truth (or, where Truth is followed).]

Dharm ka uddeshya hai ki Jeev ka patan na ho – jiske aacharan se jeev Shaant ho.
[The aim of ‘Dharm’ (or, Discipline/Code of Conduct) is tp prevent a person’s downfall (‘Patan’). It implies following a lifestyle which brings Peace (Shanti) to the Individual.]

Darm matlab Farz, matalab Zimmedaari.
[‘Dharm’ implies Duties.]

Sadhu hona kathin nahi hai, Saral hona bahut kathin hai.
[It’s not that difficult to become a Hermit (Sadhu) but it’s very difficult to be Simple/Guileless (Saral).]

Jo Dhaaran kiya jaye, vahi Dharm hai.
[That which is Assumed/Held/Prehended/Taken up (Dharan) is called ‘Dharm’ (Code of Conduct).]

Mata Devhuti ki 9 Kanyaaon main se ek Anusuya hain, Atri maharaj ke saath unka Vivaah karaaya gaya hai.
[One of the 9 daughters of Mother Devhuti is called Anusuya. She is married to Atri Maharaj.]

Asuya matlab Irshyaa. Yah ek Dimak hai – Hriday ke Sadgunon ko khaa jati hai.
[‘Asuya’ implies Envy/Jealosy (Irshya). It is like a termite – it eats away all the good qualities of the Heart.]

Anusuya ka arth hai Irshya ka abhav.
[‘Anusuya’ implies lack of Envy/Jealosy.]

Atri : “Na Trih iti Atrih”.
Jo teenon gunon se upar hai, vahi Atri hain.
[‘Atri’ implies one which is beyond the three qualities of ‘Sattva’, ‘Rajas’, &’Tamas’.]

Tap malab mahnat – matlab prasannta se swadharm nibhaana.
[‘Tap’ implies hard work. It means carrying out one’s duties with Joy & Pleasantness (Prasannta).]

Parmaatma pariksha ke bina kisi ko apnaate nahi.
[God doesn’t accept anyone without a Test(Pariksha).]

Anusuya ne Dattatreya Maharaj ko paaya hai – Brahm ko baalak bana diya.
[Anusuya has attained Dattatreya Maharaj(as her child) – She has turned God into a child.]

Ananyata ka arth hai jab tak dehaadhyaas hai tab tak Dev par aashray rakhna. Ek se anya Dev ko bhi apne Isht ka bhaag samajhna – unse alag na samajhna.
[‘Ananyata’ implies Faith in ‘Dev’ (or, God) as long as there exists a Bodily Feeling (‘Dehaadhyaas’). It also means to see your own Ishta (Beloved God) in the image of any other
Dev too, rather than viewing them differently.]

Apne Ishta Dev ka swaroop apne Man main 24 ghante rakho. Parmaatma ka swaroop laukik any alaukik hai. ‘Karshyati Aakarshyati iti Krushnah.”
[Keep the image of your Ishta Dev (Beloved God) in your mind for all 24 hours of a day. God’s image is not worldly, or material. God’s image is Divine. “Karshati Aakarshayati iti Krushnah.”]

Shiv jaisa koi Dev nahi. Shiv jasii koi gati nahi. Shiv ki sanskruti sweekaar ki hai.
[There is no God like ‘Shiva’. There is no attainment like ‘Shiva’. Shiva’s nature is of acceptance only.]

Shiv - sadhu aur kharab, sukh aur dukh, pavitra aur apavitra, sabhi prakaar ke aapas main vipreet vruttion ka bhi sweekar karte hain. Isliye ve Vishwanaath hain.
[‘Shiva’ accepts the Good & the Bad, Pain & Pleasure, Pure & Impure, & the like, all equally. He accepts all pairs of opposite tendencies in Nature. That is why He is the ‘Vishwanaath’, or
the ‘Lord of the World’.]

Aadhyaatm maarg main; “Sanshayaatma Vinashyati” – Jo sanshay karta hai uska vinaash hota hai.
[In the Spiritual path, one who doubts is destroyed.]

“Navalambo Vivaadah” – Vivaad ka koi avalamb, arthaat vivaad ki koi avadhi niradhaarit nahi ki jaa sakti. Isliye Shrestha Purush vivaad main nahi padte.
[“Navalambo Vivaadah” – Argument has no definite time duration. That is why the Best People avoid getting into Arguments/Debates.]

Kalyug main atishay paisa bina paap ke tumhaare paas nahi rah sakta. Yah Paap karvayega hi.
[In ‘Kalyug’, an extreme amount of money cannot stay with you without sinning. It will surely induce Sin.]

Paise ka nuksaan ho to parmaatma ka upkaar maano ki Alakshmi gayi.
[If you lose Money – thank God for taking away your Illegitimate/Impure Money (Alakshmi).]

Budhhi main dosh aata hai. in doshon ka nivaaran karn eke liye Yog, Jap, Tap, Vrat, Puja aadi prakriyaain karaai jaati hain. Nahi to umra badhe to – budhhi ka vikaas, shradhha ka vinaash.
[Intellect become impure with time. In order to remove these impurities the processes of ‘Yog’ (Devotion), ‘Jap’ (Chanting), ‘Tap’ (Hard Work), ‘Vrat’ (Fasting), ‘Puja’(Worship), etc are asked to
be done. Or else, as age increases – the progress of Intellect diminishes Faith.]

Mukti chaahte ho to vishayon ka chintan chhodo.
[If you want Mukti (Liberation), cast away Material Aspirations.]

Mumukshatva prakat ho to parmaatma ki Krupa hai.
[A desire for Liberation happens only by the Grace of God.]

Paropkaar ki bhaavna ho to parmaatma ne tumhe yaad kiya hai.
[Wanting to do good unto others implies God has remembered you.]

Jahan Sangati hai vahan Moh hoga.
[Where there is Companionship (‘Sangati’), there will be Delusion (‘Moh’).]

Jo man ki sangati nahi kar sakta, bah adhyaatm maarg main safal nahi ho sakta. Isme bahut bhut-pret hain puraane paapon ke.
[One who can’t keep company of his own mind cannot succeed in the Spiritual path. Because this (the Mind) contains many devils, of the past sins.]

Ahimsa, Satya, Asteya, Brahmacharya aur Aparigraha – ye Yam hain.
[Non-Violence (Ahimsa), Truth (Satya), Avoidance of Stealing (Asteya), Celibacy (Brahmacharya) & Non-possessiveness (Aparigraha) – these are ‘Yam’.]

Tosh (Pavitrata), Santosh, Tap, Swadhyay aur Ishwar Anusandhaan – ye Niyam hain.
[Purity (Tosh), Satisfaction (Santosh), Hard Work (Tap), Self-Study (Swadhyay) and Unquestioned Faith on (or, Constant Relationship with) God (Ishwar Anusandhaan) – these are
‘Niyam’.]

Jeevan main teen avasthaen aati hain: Dukh, Sukh-Dukh aur Sukh.
Dukh main Hari-Smarn ho;
Sukh-Dukh main Hari Sharan ho; aur
Sukh main Hari Samarpan ho.

[In life, three types o circumstances come: Sukh (Happiness), Dukh (Sadness) & Sukh-Dukh (Mixture of the two):
In Dukh (Sadness), remember God (Hari-Smaran);
In Sukh-Dukh (Happiness-Sadness Combined), take Shelter in God (Hari Sharan); &
In Sukh (Happiness), Surrender unto God (Hari Samarpan).]

Navdha Bhakti main ‘Dasya’, ‘Sakhya’ aur ‘Aatmanivedan’ – in 3 Bhaktion main ham Bhagwaan ke partantra hain. Baki 6 ke liye ham swatantra hain.
[Of the 9 Bhaktis, in 3, i.e. in ‘Dasya’ (Devotion of Servitude), ‘Sakhya (Devotion of Friendship)’ & ‘Aatmanivedan’ (Devotion of Self-Dedication) we are dependent on God. The remaining six,
we are free to pursue.]

Bhav hai to Dev hai.
[If there is emotion, there is God/There is God only where there is emotion.]

Grihasthashram main raho par sharer main aasakt na ho.
[Be a householder, but don’t be attached to the body.]

Kamna jaage toh vyakti ka Vivek jaata hai.
Krodh jaage toh vyakti Apmaan karta hai.
Lobh jaage toh vyakti Chhal-Kapat karta hai.
Irshya ho toh vyakti Pakshpaati hota hai.
Mad ho toh vyakti…………………………………..
Moh ho toh……………………………………………...

[If Lust arises, the person loses his Conscience.
If anger starts, the person Insults.
If Greed happens, the person commits deceptions & fraud.
If jealousy strikes, the person becomes biased, i.e. loses his neutrality.
If Ego takes over, the person …………………………
If the person goes under Delusion, then…………………………..]

Stree Prakriti ka pratinidhitva karti hai. Yah Shakti hai.
Purush ‘Purush’ ka pratinidhitva karta hai. Yah Shiv ha
i.
[Woman represents ‘Prakriti’ (Nature). She is ‘Shakti’ (Energy).
Man represents ‘Purush’. He is ‘Shiv’.]

Saadhna ke safalta ki chabi man par sanyam hai. Aur yadi sambhav ho toh Dridh Sankalp ho.
The key to success in Spiritual practices is the control (‘sanyam’) on the mind. And if possible, have strong determination (or Will-power).]

Pustakon aur Shastron se keval shabd-kosh aur ahankaar badhta hai.
Sadgranth keval nazar dete hain.
Sadguru drishti deta hai.

[Books & Scriptures only increase one’s vocabulary & ego.
Scriptures give you direction.
Sadguru shows you the way.]

Dev = Sachaitanya Jaagrit Avastha. [Dev (God) = A state of constantly alert & awakened consciousness.]
Daanav = Chetna soyi hui.{Danav (Devil)= A state of sleeping consciousness.}

Bhagya se bhog hai, bhajan nahi. Bhajan ka prayaas karo.
[Destiny gives you material states/material attainments, not Devotion. Endeavour to engage in Devotion/Meditation (Bhajan).]

Jab tak Lakshmi praapt na ho tab tak aaram-viraam ka koi sthan nahi hona chahiye.
[As long as the ‘Lakshmi’ (or, your Goal) is not achieved, there should be no place for rest or leisure.]

“Dhanyo Grihasthi.”
[Odes to the Householder.]

Sanyam-Niyam se pati-patni main Aantarik shakti badhti hai.
[Discipline & Abstinence leads to the increase in the Internal Energy of the husband & wife.]

Bhagwaan ka prem aagrah ya adhikaar se nahi, anugrah se milta hai.
[God’s love is not obtained by Insistence (Aagrah) or Right (Adhikaar), but by Grace (Anugraha) only.]

Bina man ki ekaagrata ke man main Anand nahi aata. Man ki ekagrata sharer se shuru hoti hai. Pehle sharer ko ek jagah rakhkar use sthir karo. Phir Aankh ko sthir karo. Toh man sthir hoga.
[Without concentration of the mind, there can’t be any feeling of Happiness in the Mind. Concentration of the Mind begins with the Body. First stabilize the Body by keeping it in one place. Then stabilize the Eye. Only then will the Mind stabilize (& hence be able to concentrate).]

Dhyan ke kramashah sopaan:
1) Swaroop.
2) Murti.
3)Vaartalaap.
4)Aabhaas.
5) Shat-Pratishat Saakshaatkaar.

[The following are the levels of Concentration:
1) Mental Image.
2) Idol.
3) Conversation.
4) Feeling (i.e. Feeling the presence of your God around you).
5) 100% Visualization.]

Jab tak jeev nishpaap nahi hota tab tak Bhakti shuru nahi hoti.
Nishpaap hone ke liye Parmaatma ke saamne Ro.

[As long as ‘jeev’ (or, a person) doesn’t become free from sin, Bhakti (Devotion) cannot happen.
In order to be cleansed of sin, cry in front of God.]

‘Yatra’ (Ya-tra)‘traya’ (tra-ya) ka ulta hai.
‘Tra-ya ‘ ka matlab teen taap
Aadhidaivik, Aadhyatmik, Aadhibhautik.
Inse bachne ke liye Teerth- Yatra karo.
Yatra ka uddeshya Santon ka Darshan. Bhakton ke darshan ke baad hi Bhagwaan ka darshan hoga.

[‘Yatra’ (Ya-tra) is the opposite of ‘traya’ (tra-ya).
‘Tra-ya’ means the 3 Taaps, i.e. the Anguishes/Distresses of the 3 types – ‘Aadhidaivik’ (Phenomenal Distress/ Distress caused by Environment/Natural Calamities), ‘Aadhyatmik’ (Temperamental Distress, or Distress/Misery caused by one’s own Mind & Body) & ‘Aadhibhautik’ (Corporeal Distress/ Distress caused by other living entities).
To escape from these, one must undertake ‘Teerth-Yatra’ (or Pilgrimage).
The goal of pilgrimage is to have the Darshan of the Saints. After seeing the Devotees only can one see God.]

Lobh badhe to Paap badhega. Bhogasakti Manav ko behaal kar deti hai, Jitna paap badhe, utna Jaap karo. Isse Parmaatma ki or man jaayega. Isme bhi man sthir na ho toh Chintan karo.
[Greed increases Sin. Attachment to Material Consumption (Bhogasakti) disorients a Person. Increase your Jaap (chanting) if your sin increases. This will turn your mind towards God. If your mind doesn’t stabilize in chanting too then just try to remember God (as much as possible).]

Teerth main aakar Mithya-bhaashan na karo. Durguno ko dur rakho. Sukh suvidha se dur raho. Sukh bhogne se man bigadta hai.
[During pilgrimage, do not speak lies & keep away the vices. Stay away from comforts too. Enjoying comforts spoils the mind.]

Vyakti ki vinamrata vidvata ka dhyotak hai.
[The Humility (Vinamrata) of a person is the signature of his (True) Education (Vidvata).]

Vyavhaar ki drishti se jagat sachha hai,
par tattwa ki drishti se jagat khota (jhutha) hai.
[From the perspective of practical conduct, the world is true.
But, from the perspective of the fundamental underlying truth, the World is untrue.]

Tumhaara asli swaroop Anand swaroop hai.
[Your real nature is Happiness/Bliss.]

Atma ka Anand hi uska asli swaroop hai. Sukh-Dukh sirf uske uplakshan hain.
[Bliss is the real nature of the Soul. Pleasure & Pain are only its adopted, or secondary, features(Uplakshan).]

Gyaan ka arth hai yah samajh lena ki main sharer nahi main Atma hun.
[Knowledge means obtaining the understanding that I am not the Body, but the Soul.]

Samaaj ki koi ghatna tumhe asthir na kar sake toh tum Atma main sidh ho.
[If no incident of the world can destabilize you, you are firmly stabilized in your soul.]

Jab tak shareer ka sukh bha raha hai tab tak jeev so raha hai.
[As long as the pleasures/comforts of the body are appealing, the person is sleeping.]

Vyasani Bhakti karne ke liye baar-baar Parmaatma ka naam lo.
Mantra-jaap se vyasani Bhalti ho sakti hai.
[To achieve Addictive-Devotion, keep repeating the Lord’s name.
Continuous chanting can help you in getting addicted to Devotion.]

Prithvi ki shakti Jal main hai.
Jal ki ki sakti Tej main hai.
Tej ki shakti Vayu main hai.
Vayu ki shakti Aakash main hai.
Aakash ki shakti Brahm main hai.

[The source of the Earth’s energy is in Water (Jal).
The source of Water’s energy is in Fire (Tej).
The source of Fire’s energy is in Air (Vayu).
The source of Air’s energy is in the Sky (Aakash).
The source of the Sky’s energy is in God (Brahm).]

‘Diti’ ka arth hai Dwait Budhhi. Aur ‘Aditi’ ka arth hai Adwait Budhhi.
[‘Diti’ means a Divisive Intellect (Dwait Budhhi) while ‘Aditi’ means an Inclusive Intellect (Adwait Budhhi).]

“Asushu indriyeshi Ramanti iti Asuraah”
Jo indriyon main raman karte hain, ve Asur hote hain.
[Those who exist at the level of their senses are called the “Asuras’ (Devils).]

Stree main Samarpan bhaav ho.
Purush main Sanrakshan bhaav ho.

[Woman should have an attitude of Dedication/Surrender (Samarpan).
Man should have an attitude of Protection (Sanrakshan).]

Saanya-kaal main Shiv-Parvati paribhraman karte hain.
Is samay yadi vyavhaar shudh na ho toh Dev-apraadh hai.

[In the evening (after dusk), Shiva & Parvati come out on tour.
If at this time there is impure behavior, it is an Offence (Apraadh) towards God.]

Sandhya ke samay man-budhhi kamzor hote hain. Iss samay keval Bhajan karo. Saanya-kaal main bhojan-paani bhi nahi karna chahiye.
[In the evening, the Mind & Intellect get weakened. At this time, one must only meditate (or do Bhajan). At this time, one must not even have food or water.]

Kaamna ko Ishwar-pratyaarth rakho. Jagat ko mat bhogo. Jagdeesh ko bhogo.
[Focus your desires on God only. Don’t consume the World, consume only God.]

Ichha badhe toh bhog badhe.
[Increase in desires increases consumption.]

Asatya ka sahaara lene se dukh hi milta hai.
[Taking recourse to speaking lies results in Pain (Dukh) only.]

Satya ka Lop na karo. Satya ki Upaasna karo.
[Don’t Abolish (‘Lop’) Truth (Satya). Worship Truth.]

Aatma-shauch karo – tan aur man ko pavitra rakho.
[Engage in self-cleansing – Keep your Body & Mind clean & pure.]

Madhya marg par chalo – Charak: “Ati Sarvatra Varjitah”.
[Avoid Extremes. Follow the Middle Path.]

Sewa hamesha Niswarth bhaav se ho.
[Service should always be Self-less (Niswarth).]

 

Vani meethi bolo. Zyaada bolne wala asatya bolta hai.
[Speak sweetly. One who speaks too much also speaks lies.]

In vastuon ko chodkar jeevanm jiyo:
1) Kaam.
2) Dambh.
3) Dwesh.
4) Lobh.
5) Paap.
6) Mad.
[Leave out/Give up the following things in life:
1) Desire.
2) Pretence.
3) Hatred.
4) Greed.
5) Sin.
6) Ego.
]

Ravan ke andar aane ke chaar darwaaze hain:
1) Bhog
(Note: Bhog ko ‘Yog’ se jeeta ja sakta hai.)
2) Sangrah
(Note: Sangrah ko ‘Samarpan’ se jeeta ja sakta hai.)
3) Sanrakshan
(Note: Sanrakshan ko ‘Nishpaap jeevan’ rupi yodhha se jeeta ja sakta hai.
4) Sammaan
(Note: Sammaan ko ‘Amaan’ rupi yodhha se jeeta ja sakta hai.)

[There are four doors through which Ravan can enter into you:
1) Bhog (Consumption)
(Note: Bhog/Comsumption can be overcome with ‘Yog’, or ‘Devotion’.
2)Sangrah (Accumulation)
(Note: Sangrah/Attitude of Accumulation can be overcome by Samarpan, or an attitude of Dedication, Commitment or Surrender.)
3) Sanrakshan (Protection, I.e. of any wrongdoing, etc)
(Note:  Sanrakshan, or an Attitude of Protection of one’s wrongdoings can be overcome by ‘A life lived Sin-lessly’, i.e. a Clean Life).
4) Sammaan (Respect (that enhances/solidifies Ego))
(Note: A solidified or enhanced Ego can be overcome by the warrior of ‘Amaan’, or Humility. )]
Maan ki ichha rakhna Abhimaan ka pradarshan hai.
[Seeking Respect is a display of Ego.]

Jeevan main:
1) Satya
2) Daan
3) Niyam, aur
4) Pavitrata.
Inme se kisi bhi ek ka sang rakho to baaki sab apne aap aa jayenge.

[In life, you must follow:
1)   Satya (Truth)
2)   Daan (Charity)
3)   Niyam (Discipline)
4)   Pavitrata (Purity)

If you follow any one these in your life, the rest will automatically follow you.}

Shareer se sewa karo.
[Do service with your Body.]

Aaj kalyug main, koi Brahmacharya ka paalan anhi karta. Shaareerik Brahmacharya to saral hai, maansik kathin hai.
[Today, in kalyug, no one practices ‘Brahmamcharya’, (or, Celibacy). Celibacy of the Body is easier, Mental Celibacy is tough.]
“Brahmacharya pratishthaayaam Veeryalaabhah”
Veerya = Nirbhay [Veerya = Fearless]
Bhay = Mrityu [Fear = Death]
Nirbhayta = Jeevan [Fearlessness = Life]

Swadharm main Nishtha hone se Prabhu main Vishwaas hota hai. Prabhu par Vishwaas hone se Jeev Nishpaap hota hai. Jeev Nishpaap hoga to vo sewa karega.
Aisa jeev Chinta-Mukt, Vyatha-Mukt aur Bhay-Mukt ho jaata hai.

[Carrying out your duties with sincerity enhances your Faith in God.  Faith in God induces a Cleansing of the Soul. A Cleansed Soul engages in Service.
Such a Soul becomes Worry-free (Chinta-Mukt), Pain-free (Vyatha-Mukt) & Fear-less (Bhay-Mukt).]

Jhuth bolne aur Paap karne se hi Bhay aata hai.
[Fear comes from speaking lies & Sinning only.]


‘Mama’ ka arth hai Bandhan.
‘Na-Mama’ ka arth hai Mukti.
[A feeling of ‘Mine’, or a feeling of ownership (‘Mama’) implies Attachment (Bandhan).
A Dispassionate feeling, or feeling of non-ownership (‘Na-Mama’) implies Freedom/Liberation (Mukti).]

· Bhav hai to Dev hai.
[If there is emotion, there is God/There is God only where there is emotion.]

· Grihasthashram main raho par sharer main aasakt na ho.
[Be a householder, but don’t be attached to the body.]

· Kamna jaage toh vyakti ka Vivek jaata hai.
Krodh jaage toh vyakti Apmaan karta hai.
Lobh jaage toh vyakti Chhal-Kapat karta hai.
Irshya ho toh vyakti Pakshpaati hota hai.
Mad ho toh vyakti…………………………………..
Moh ho toh……………………………………………...
[If Lust arises, the person loses his Conscience.
If anger starts, the person Insults.
If Greed happens, the person commits deceptions & fraud.
If jealousy strikes, the person becomes biased, i.e. loses his neutrality.
If Ego takes over, the person …………………………
If the person goes under Delusion, then…………………………..]

· Stree Prakriti ka pratinidhitva karti hai. Yah Shakti hai.
Purush ‘Purush’ ka pratinidhitva karta hai. Yah Shiv hai.
[Woman represents ‘Prakriti’ (Nature). She is ‘Shakti’ (Energy).
Man represents ‘Purush’. He is ‘Shiv’.]

· Saadhna ke safalta ki chabi man par sanyam hai. Aur yadi sambhav ho toh Dridh Sankalp ho.
The key to success in Spiritual practices is the control (‘sanyam’) on the mind. And if possible, have strong determination (or Will-power).]

· Pustakon aur Shastron se keval shabd-kosh aur ahankaar badhta hai.
Sadgranth keval nazar dete hain.
Sadguru drishti deta hai.
[Books & Scriptures only increase one’s vocabulary & ego.
Scriptures give you direction.
Sadguru shows you the way.]

· Dev = Sachaitanya Jaagrit Avastha. [Dev (God) = A state of constantly alert & awakened consciousness.]
Daanav = Chetna soyi hui.{Danav (Devil)= A state of sleeping consciousness.}

· Bhagya se bhog hai, bhajan nahi. Bhajan ka prayaas karo.
[Destiny gives you material states/material attainments, not Devotion. Endeavour to engage in Devotion/Meditation (Bhajan).]

· Jab tak Lakshmi praapt na ho tab tak aaram-viraam ka koi sthan nahi hona chahiye.
[As long as the ‘Lakshmi’ (or, your Goal) is not achieved, there should be no place for rest or leisure.]

· “Dhanyo Grihasthi.”
[Odes to the Householder.]

· Sanyam-Niyam se pati-patni main Aantarik shakti badhti hai.
[Discipline & Abstinence leads to the increase in the Internal Energy of the husband & wife.]

· Bhagwaan ka prem aagrah ya adhikaar se nahi, anugrah se milta hai.
[God’s love is not obtained by Insistence (Aagrah) or Right (Adhikaar), but by Grace (Anugraha) only.]

· Bina man ki ekaagrata ke man main Anand nahi aata. Man ki ekagrata sharer se shuru hoti hai. Pehle sharer ko ek jagah rakhkar use sthir karo. Phir Aankh ko sthir karo. Toh man sthir hoga.
[Without concentration of the mind, there can’t be any feeling of Happiness in the Mind. Concentration of the Mind begins with the Body. First stabilize the Body by keeping it in one place. Then stabilize the Eye. Only then will the Mind stabilize (& hence be able to concentrate).]

· Dhyan ke kramashah sopaan:
1) Swaroop.
2) Murti.
3)Vaartalaap.
4)Aabhaas.
5) Shat-Pratishat Saakshaatkaar.
[The following are the levels of Concentration:
1) Mental Image.
2) Idol.
3) Conversation.
4) Feeling (i.e. Feeling the presence of your God around you).
5) 100% Visualization.]

· Jab tak jeev nishpaap nahi hota tab tak Bhakti shuru nahi hoti.
Nishpaap hone ke liye Parmaatma ke saamne Ro.
[As long as ‘jeev’ (or, a person) doesn’t become free from sin, Bhakti (Devotion) cannot happen.
In order to be cleansed of sin, cry in front of God.]

· ‘Yatra’ (Ya-tra)‘traya’ (tra-ya) ka ulta hai.
‘Tra-ya ‘ ka matlab teen taap – Aadhidaivik, Aadhyatmik, Aadhibhautik.
Inse bachne ke liye Teerth- Yatra karo.
Yatra ka uddeshya Santon ka Darshan. Bhakton ke darshan ke baad hi Bhagwaan ka darshan hoga.
[‘Yatra’ (Ya-tra) is the opposite of ‘traya’ (tra-ya).
‘Tra-ya’ means the 3 Taaps, i.e. the Anguishes/Distresses of the 3 types – ‘Aadhidaivik’ (Phenomenal Distress/ Distress caused by Environment/Natural Calamities), ‘Aadhyatmik’ (Temperamental Distress, or Distress/Misery caused by one’s own Mind & Body) & ‘Aadhibhautik’ (Corporeal Distress/ Distress caused by other living entities).
To escape from these, one must undertake ‘Teerth-Yatra’ (or Pilgrimage).
The goal of pilgrimage is to have the Darshan of the Saints. After seeing the Devotees only can one see God.]

· Lobh badhe to Paap badhega. Bhogasakti Manav ko behaal kar deti hai, Jitna paap badhe, utna Jaap karo. Isse Parmaatma ki or man jaayega. Isme bhi man sthir na ho toh Chintan karo.
[Greed increases Sin. Attachment to Material Consumption (Bhogasakti) disorients a Person. Increase your Jaap (chanting) if your sin increases. This will turn your mind towards God. If your mind doesn’t stabilize in chanting too then just try to remember God (as much as possible).]

· Teerth main aakar Mithya-bhaashan na karo. Durguno ko dur rakho. Sukh suvidha se dur raho. Sukh bhogne se man bigadta hai.
[During pilgrimage, do not speak lies & keep away the vices. Stay away from comforts too. Enjoying comforts spoils the mind.]

· Vyakti ki vinamrata vidvata ka dhyotak hai.
[The Humility (Vinamrata) of a person is the signature of his (True) Education (Vidvata).]

· Vyavhaar ki drishti se jagat sachha hai,
par tattwa ki drishti se jagat khota (jhutha) hai.
[From the perspective of practical conduct, the world is true.
But, from the perspective of the fundamental underlying truth, the World is untrue.]

· Tumhaara asli swaroop Anand swaroop hai.
[Your real nature is Happiness/Bliss.]

· Atma ka Anand hi uska asli swaroop hai. Sukh-Dukh sirf uske uplakshan hain.
[Bliss is the real nature of the Soul. Pleasure & Pain are only its adopted, or secondary, features(Uplakshan).]

· Gyaan ka arth hai yah samajh lena ki main sharer nahi main Atma hun.
[Knowledge means obtaining the understanding that I am not the Body, but the Soul.]

· Samaaj ki koi ghatna tumhe asthir na kar sake toh tum Atma main sidh ho.
[If no incident of the world can destabilize you, you are firmly stabilized in your soul.]

· Jab tak shareer ka sukh bha raha hai tab tak jeev so raha hai.
[As long as the pleasures/comforts of the body are appealing, the person is sleeping.]

· Vyasani Bhakti karne ke liye baar-baar Parmaatma ka naam lo.
Mantra-jaap se vyasani Bhalti ho sakti hai.
[To achieve Addictive-Devotion, keep repeating the Lord’s name.
Continuous chanting can help you in getting addicted to Devotion.]

· Prithvi ki shakti Jal main hai.
Jal ki ki sakti Tej main hai.
Tej ki shakti Vayu main hai.
Vayu ki shakti Aakash main hai.
Aakash ki shakti Brahm main hai.

[The source of the Earth’s energy is in Water (Jal).
The source of Water’s energy is in Fire (Tej).
The source of Fire’s energy is in Air (Vayu).
The source of Air’s energy is in the Sky (Aakash).
The source of the Sky’s energy is in God (Brahm).]

· ‘Diti’ ka arth hai Dwait Budhhi. Aur ‘Aditi’ ka arth hai Adwait Budhhi.
[‘Diti’ means a Divisive Intellect (Dwait Budhhi) while ‘Aditi’ means an Inclusive Intellect (Adwait Budhhi).]

· “Asushu indriyeshi Ramanti iti Asuraah”
Jo indriyon main raman karte hain, ve Asur hote hain.
[Those who exist at the level of their senses are called the “Asuras’ (Devils).]

· Stree main Samarpan bhaav ho.
Purush main Sanrakshan bhaav ho.
[Woman should have an attitude of Dedication/Surrender (Samarpan).
Man should have an attitude of Protection (Sanrakshan).]

· Saanya-kaal main Shiv-Parvati paribhraman karte hain.
Is samay yadi vyavhaar shudh na ho toh Dev-apraadh hai.
[In the evening (after dusk), Shiva & Parvati come out on tour.
If at this time there is impure behavior, it is an Offence (Apraadh) towards God.]

· Sandhya ke samay man-budhhi kamzor hote hain. Iss samay keval Bhajan karo. Saanya-kaal main bhojan-paani bhi nahi karna chahiye.
[In the evening, the Mind & Intellect get weakened. At this time, one must only meditate (or do Bhajan). At this time, one must not even have food or water.]

· Kaamna ko Ishwar-pratyaarth rakho. Jagat ko mat bhogo. Jagdeesh ko bhogo.
[Focus your desires on God only. Don’t consume the World, consume only God.]

· Ichha badhe toh bhog badhe.
[Increase in desires increases consumption.]

· Asatya ka sahaara lene se dukh hi milta hai.
[Taking recourse to speaking lies results in Pain (Dukh) only.]

· Satya ka Lop na karo. Satya ki Upaasna karo.
[Don’t Abolish (‘Lop’) Truth (Satya). Worship Truth.]

· Aatma-shauch karo – tan aur man ko pavitra rakho.
[Engage in self-cleansing – Keep your Body & Mind clean & pure.]

· Madhya marg par chalo – Charak: “Ati Sarvatra Varjitah”.
[Avoid Extremes. Follow the Middle Path.]

· Sewa hamesha Niswarth bhaav se ho.
[Service should always be Self-less (Niswarth).]

· Vani meethi bolo. Zyaada bolne wala asatya bolta hai.
[Speak sweetly. One who speaks too much also speaks lies.]

· In vastuon ko chodkar jeevanm jiyo:
1) Kaam.
2) Dambh.
3) Dwesh.
4) Lobh.
5) Paap.
6) Mad.
[Leave out/Give up the following things in life:
1) Desire.
2) Pretence.
3) Hatred.
4) Greed.
5) Sin.
6) Ego.
]

· Ravan ke andar aane ke chaar darwaaze hain:
1) Bhog
(Note: Bhog ko ‘Yog’ se jeeta ja sakta hai.)
2) Sangrah
(Note: Sangrah ko ‘Samarpan’ se jeeta ja sakta hai.)
3) Sanrakshan
(Note: Sanrakshan ko ‘Nishpaap jeevan’ rupi yodhha se jeeta ja sakta hai.
4) Sammaan
(Note: Sammaan ko ‘Amaan’ rupi yodhha se jeeta ja sakta hai.)
[There are four doors through which Ravan can enter into you:
1) Bhog (Consumption)
(Note: Bhog/Comsumption can be overcome with ‘Yog’, or ‘Devotion’.
2)Sangrah (Accumulation)
(Note: Sangrah/Attitude of Accumulation can be overcome by Samarpan, or an attitude of Dedication, Commitment or Surrender.)
3) Sanrakshan (Protection, I.e. of any wrongdoing, etc)
(Note: Sanrakshan, or an Attitude of Protection of one’s wrongdoings can be overcome by ‘A life lived Sin-lessly’, i.e. a Clean Life).
4) Sammaan (Respect (that enhances/solidifies Ego))
(Note: A solidified or enhanced Ego can be overcome by the warrior of ‘Amaan’, or Humility. )]

· Maan ki ichha rakhna Abhimaan ka pradarshan hai.
[Seeking Respect is a display of Ego.]

· Jeevan main:

1) Satya

2) Daan

3) Niyam, aur

4) Pavitrata.

Inme se kisi bhi ek ka sang rakho to baaki sab apne aap aa jayenge.

[In life, you must follow:
1) Satya (Truth)
2) Daan (Charity)
3) Niyam (Discipline)
4) Pavitrata (Purity)

If you follow any one these in your life, the rest will automatically follow you.}

· Shareer se sewa karo.
[Do service with your Body.]

· Aaj kalyug main, koi Brahmacharya ka paalan anhi karta. Shaareerik Brahmacharya to saral hai, maansik kathin hai.
[Today, in kalyug, no one practices ‘Brahmamcharya’, (or, Celibacy). Celibacy of the Body is easier, Mental Celibacy is tough.]

· “Brahmacharya pratishthaayaam Veeryalaabhah”
Veerya = Nirbhay [Veerya = Fearless]
Bhay = Mrityu [Fear = Death]
Nirbhayta = Jeevan [Fearlessness = Life]

· Swadharm main Nishtha hone se Prabhu main Vishwaas hota hai. Prabhu par Vishwaas hone se Jeev Nishpaap hota hai. Jeev Nishpaap hoga to vo sewa karega.
Aisa jeev Chinta-Mukt, Vyatha-Mukt aur Bhay-Mukt ho jaata hai.
[Carrying out your duties with sincerity enhances your Faith in God. Faith in God induces a Cleansing of the Soul. A Cleansed Soul engages in Service.
Such a Soul becomes Worry-free (Chinta-Mukt), Pain-free (Vyatha-Mukt) & Fear-less (Bhay-Mukt).]

· Jhuth bolne aur Paap karne se hi Bhay aata hai.
[Fear comes from speaking lies & Sinning only.]

· ‘Mama’ ka arth hai Bandhan.
‘Na-Mama’ ka arth hai Mukti.

· [A feeling of ‘Mine’, or a feeling of ownership (‘Mama’) implies Attachment (Bandhan).
A Dispassionate feeling, or feeling of non-ownership (‘Na-Mama’) implies Freedom/Liberation (Mukti).]

DAY 3

Aadhyaatmik unnati ke liye 3 vastuen chahiye:
[3 things are needed for spiritual progress]:

Mitti, Pani aur Prakash:-
Mitti - Susangati ki, arthaat sadhu ki ya shastra ki sangati;
Pani – Bhagwan ki Bhakti ki;
Prakash – Gyan ka.
[Soil, Water & Light:-
Soil – of good company, i.e. the company of pious people or of scriptures;
Water – of Devotion to God; &
Light – of Knowledge.]

Bhagwan ka arth hai shad bhagon ka swami:
[The word ‘Bhagawan’ for God implies that He is the Master/Owner of the 6 bhagas (or qualities/features)]:

  1. Aishwarya
  2. Veerya
  3. Yash
  4. Shree
  5. Gyan
  6. Vairagya

1) Aishwarya:
Aishwarya jaata hai kyonki jeev shram nahi karta.
Aishwarya jaane se deenta aur paraadheenta aati hai.

[‘Aishwarya’ (abundance) is lost if the person doesn’t engage in labour (i.e. hard work).
Lack of ‘Aishwarya’ (or, lack of abundance) leads to incapability (‘deenta’) & dependence (‘paradheenta’) on others.]

2) Veerya:
Veerya ka arth hai bal/shakti.
Yah jaati hai jab manav dusre se aasha rakhta hai.
Jo khud kar sakte ho vah zaroor khud hi karo. Shram na karne se sharer sthool hota hai aur yah rog ko badhaata hai.
Veerya jaane se Sukh chale jaata hai.
[Veerya means strength/energy.
This is lost when a person keeps expectations from others.
Whatever you can do by yourself, you must. Lack of hard work makes your body plump & this increases chances of disease.
Loss of ‘Veerya’ leads to loss of comforts/happiness.]


3) Yash:
Yash ka naash hota hai lobh se.
Daan dene se yash badhta hai.
Yash jaane se heenta aati hai.

[‘Yash’(or popularity) is lost due to ‘lobh’ (greed).
Engaging in charity enhances ‘yash’ or popularity.
Loss of ‘yash’ or popularity leads to an inferiority complex (‘heenta’).]

4) Shree:
Lakshmi jaati hai kyonki tumne vyasan aur fyasan me iska naash kiya hai.
Shree jaane se jeev janm-maran main fansta hai.

[‘Shree’(or Wealth, or Pure/Divine Wealth) gets lost because you have destroyed it in fashions & addictions.
Loss of ‘Shree’ leads to getting stuck in the cycle of birth & death.]

5) Gyan:
Vishay-chintan se gyan beh jaata hai.
Gyan jaane se ahankaar aur avidya aati hai.

[‘Gyan’(Knowledge) gets lost by focusing the mind upon worldly objects/subjects (i.e. worldly affairs).
Loss of ‘Gyan’, or Knowledge leads to ‘Ahankaar’ (or, an inflated ego) & ‘Avidya’ (or, ignorance, i.e. a lack of understanding of the self & the world - i.e. blurred perceptions)]

6) Vairagya:
Bhog vrutii se vairagya chale jaata hai.
Vairagya jaane se…………………….

[‘Vairagya’ (Dispassion) is lost by an attitude of (material) consumption.
Loss of ‘Vairagya’ (or, loss of Dispassion) leads to…………………….]

Shastra ki maryaada main raho aur dharm ka tyag na karo to manav ka jeevan safal hota hai.
[Obeying the disciplines & limits set by the scriptures as well as not casting aside ‘Dharm’ or the code of conduct in life leads to a successful life.]

‘Yam’ se bahirmukh ki shudhhi hoti hai.
[‘Yam’ leads to the purification of the external self (i.e. improvement of the external personality).]

‘Niyam’ se Antarmukh ki shudhhi hoti hai.
[‘Niyam’ leads to the putrification of the internal self (i.e. improvement of the basic internal character.)]

Manav ke paas aisi cheez an ho jo kisi ko ani chamak dikhaakar irshya karaaye. Pradarshan kabhi na ho.
[One should not have any such thing that induces jealousy in others by its display. Never exhibit such a thing.]

Sadhu bano – jo bhi hai hamaare paas parmaatma ki prasaadi hai.
[Be pious – whatever we have is the gift of God to us.]

Kabhi udhaar na lo aur na udhaar do.
[Never borrow nor lend.]

Ann dev hai. iska niradar na karo.
[Food is God. Don’t disrespect it.]

Din main ek baar bhojan karo, ek baar falaahaar karo aur raat ko keval dudh piyo.
[In a day, have meals once, fruits once & at night, take only milk.]

Parmaatma Naarad ji ko kehte hain ki agar antim samay main mera bhakt mujhe yaad na kar sake to main use yaad karta hun.
[Parmaatma tells Narad ji that even if a devotee fails to remember me in his last moments, I still remember him.]

Mahaprabhu ji ke anusaar, Bhakti do prakaar ki hoti hai:
[According to Mahaprabhi (Shree Vallabhacharya), Devotion is of two kinds]:

1) Madhura Bhakti [Loving Devotion],
2) Virodha Bhakti [Opposing/Hateful Devotion].
Bheeshma Stuti, arthaat Bheeshma Stava-Raaj main 11 shlok hain.
Pratham 9 shlok navdha Bhakti ka pratinidhitva kar rahe hain aur antim 2 Ahamta aur Mamta se chhutne ki punji
hai. Isse Mukti praapt ho jati hai.
[‘Bheeshma Stuti’, or ‘Bheeshma Stava-Raaj’ consists of 11 shlokas.

The first 9 shlokas represent ‘Navdha Bhakti’, or the 9 Kinds of Devotion & the last two represent the key to
liberation from Ahamta(Ego) & Mamta(Attachment). This leads to Liberation of the Soul.]

Sambandh hi sansaar hai.
[Relationship (or attachment in a relationship) only is the World (in the mind).]

Mahapurush kisi ke saath sambandh nahi banaate, keval vyavhaar karte hain.
[The Mahapurushas (i.e. The Great Souls) don’t establish any relation with anyone. They only engage in practical conduct.]

DAY 4

Jab tak Lakshman rupi Vairaagya hai, tab tak Shanti rupi Sita ka koi Moh rupi Ravan apharan nahikar sakta.
[As long as Dispassion (Vairagya ) represented by Lakshman is present, no Delusion (Moh) personified by Ravan can manage to kidnap your Peace (Shanti), manifested as Sita.]

Moh ki utpatti sangati se hoti hai.
[Delusion (Moh) is born of Companionship (Sangati)]

Jahan Moh ho toh, ‘Moh sakal vyadhin kar Mula.’
[Delusion (Moh) is the root of all (sakal) afflictions (Vyadhin)]

Bhogaasakti man ko bigaarti hai aur dravyaasakti tan ko.
[Material Aspirations (Bhogaasakti ) spoil the mind while the pursuit of material consumption (Dravyasakti) spoils the body.]

Asatya ka sahaara lene se Shanti nahi aati.
[Taking recourse to Falsehood (Asatya) never yields Peace (Shanti).]

Shareer apne dharm se nahi bach sakta.
[The body cannot escape its inherent characteristics.]

Mahapurush kahein : “Sarvadaa Sarvabhaavena Nishchintena Bhagwaan Bhajaneeya.”
Arthaat, har samay, har bhaav se Bhagwaan ko nishchint chitta se bhajna chahiye.
[The Mahapurushas say that God should be remembered, or loved, or sought, or anyhow connected to (i.e. doing of ‘Bhajan’) at all times & with all feelings possible with a totally worry- free mind.]

“Bhaava hi Vidyate Devo Tasmaat Bhaava hi Kaaranam.”
Arthaat, Bhaav hai toh Dev hai.

[If there is emotion, there is God.]

Nishchint raho. Chinta koi jawaab nahi deti. Chinta nahi chintan karo.
[Do not worry. Worry gives no answers. Instead of worrying, focus on working (Chintan).]

Jeev bhog ka chintan karta hai toh:
Ø Man Chanchal hota hai, aur
Ø Budhhi Jad hoti hai.

Phir bahut lambe samay ke liye praayashchit karna padta hai, tap karna padta hai.

[If a person pursues material aspirations (Bhog-chintan), then:

Ø The Mind becomes restless, &
Ø The Intellect dull.

Then, he/she has to engage in repentance, hard penances for a very long time.]

‘Tap’ ka arth hai prassanta se swadharm ka paalan karna.
Kasht uthaakar jo Bhakti karta hai, Parmaatma unse bahut prasann hote hain.

Bina pareeksha Parmaatma sweekarte nahi.
[‘TAP’ implies carrying out one’s duties joyfully.
God gets extremely delighted with those who engage in Devotion bearing tremendous troubles.
God doesn’t accept you without a Test.]

Prabhu ko yaad rakho toh duniya ke sukh-dukh prabhaav nahi daalte.
Prabhu ka bhajan, arthaat smarn karne se Paap, Taap aur Santaap se bach sakte hain.

[Remembering God nullifies the effect of any worldly joys or despair.
Remembering God, I.e, engaging in bhajan, helps escape (or, overcome)’ Paap’ (Sin/Effects or
Sin), ‘Taap‘(Adversity/Physical Anguish) & ‘Santaap’(Extreme Mental/Emotional Anguish).]


Sukh main Manav mazaa hi leta hai. Par such main jo Parmaatma ko bhajte hain, Parmaatma unka man har lete hain.
[In comfort, Man only enjoys the world. But those who remember God even in comfort, God steals away their Hearts.]

Agar kisi cheez ya vyakti ko Parmaatma se alag samajhte ho toh bhed budhhi hai.
[If you think that any person or object is separate from God then you have a divisive intellect.]

Dwesh buddhi se jeevan ka samudra jo meetha hai, vah khaara ho jata hai.
[A hateful intellect saltens the sea of life, which is otherwise sweet.]

Jo aaj aapki prashansa karta hai, vah kal ninda bhi karega.
[Those who praise you today will criticize you tomorrow.]

Samay balwaan hai, manushya nahi.
[Time is powerful, not Man.]

Sanatan Dharm Satya par aadhaarit hai.
Baudhh Dharm Karuna par aadhaarit hai.
Jain Dharm Ahimsa par aadhaarit hai.
Isai Dharm Prem par aadhaarit hai.

[‘Sanatan Dharm’ is based upon ‘Truth.’
‘Buddhism’ is based upon Compassion/Mercy. ‘Jainism’ is based upon the principle of Non-
Violence. ‘Christianity’ is based upon Love.]

Kalyug matlab kalah matlab sangharsh.
Isliye, shreshtha purush kisi ke saath vivaad nahi karte.

[‘Kalyug’ implies disputes(kalah) & therefore strife(sangharsh).
That is why, people of the highest order don’t engage in conflict with anyone.]

Bhale hi aapki koi ninda kare, aap shanti rakhoge toh vahi aapki prashansa karega.
[Even if someone criticizes you, if you stay silent, he will himself praise you.]

Ek hi din main chaaron yug - Sat-Yug, Treta-Yug, Dwapar-Yug aur Kal-yug hote hain.
[In a single day itself, all four ‘yugas’- ‘Sat-Yug’, ‘Treta-Yug, ‘Dwapar-Yug’, & ‘Kal-Yug’ exist.]


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Kalyug main kirtan se Parmaatma ki praapti kar sakte hain.
[In ‘Kalyug’, god can obtained through “Kirtan’ (communal/melodious singing of the Lord’s glory.)]

Raat ko Prabhu ko yaad karne se Parmaatma prasann hote hain.
[Remembering God at night makes Him happy.]

Jue main bina shram ke dhan aata hai. Yah galat hai, isme Kali ka vaas hai.
[Gambling begets wealth without hard work. This is wrong. This wealth is filled with ‘Kali’(i.e seed of nuisance.)]

Hinsa main Kali ka nivaas hai.
[Violence(Hinsa) is inhabited by ‘Kali’ (i.e. seed of nuisance/destruction)]

Rog, Dushman, Karz aur Paap – in chaaron ke liye koi darwaaza band nahi.
[Disease (Rog), Foe (Dushman), Debt (Karz) & Sin (Paap) – for these four, no doors are closed.]

Maan, sammaan main jo fansa ho, usme Abhimaan hai.
[Those who are stuck in seeking respect have an huge ego.]

Bhukh aur Pyaas ko sehna zaroori hai, nahi toh aadhyaatmik maarg main safal nahi ho sakte.
[It is extremely important to be able to bear Hunger & Thirst, or else it is impossible to succeed in the Spiritual path.]

Vaangmay vaani hi Parikshit ko maar sakti thi (shraap ke rup main), aur vaani hi use bachaa sakti hai (Shukdev ji dwaara Bhagwat ke rup main).
[Words only could have killed Parikshit (in form of the curse), & words only can save him (in the form of Shrimad Bhagwatam through Shree Shukdev ji Maharaj)]

Sachhi ninda pachaaye, vo toh thik hai. Par jhuthi ninda pachaana toh zeher hai. Tum Shaant raho.
[Bearing just criticism is OK. But tolerating unfair criticism is Poison. Still, you must stay Silent/ Calm.]

Koi aapki prashansa kare toh kaan band kar lo.
[If anyone praises you, close your ears.]

Jis Indriya se Paap ho, us indriya ko dand dein toh Yamraja dand nahi deta.
[If you punish very senses that led you astray (to sin), ‘Yamraja’ (or the God of death) doesn’t punish you.]

Jis din paap ho, us din bhojan na karo, aur adhik jaap karo.
[If you sin on any day, avoid having food & chant the Lord’s name more on that day.]

Mrityu nikat aaye toh bhog feeka lagta hai.
[Imminence of death leads to disinterest in material consumption.]

Contributor: Bheeshma K

5 prakaar ke ras se swabhaav sudhar sakta hai:
[Human nature can be improved with 5 types of 'Ras']

Note: Ras ka arth hai jisme gota lagaya ja sake. Gota samudra ke kinare pe rehkar nahi lagaya ja sakta. Uske liye samudra  ki gehrayi main utarna padta hai.[ Ras means such emotions in which you can dive deep. Remember, you cannot dive deep  into the ocean by staying on its shores. You need to wade/swim into the centre of the ocean to dive deep.]

  1. Shradhha Ras (Sincere Feeling/Feeling of Sincerity):
    Note :-Shradhha ka janm hota hai. Vishwaas ka janm nahi hota, vah sarvadaa upasthit hai.Shradhha Maa Parvati main rupit  hai aur Vishwaas Mahadev Shiv Shankar main. Satya ki Sangati, arthaat satsang se shraddha bhav badhta hai. Vidhayak vichaar waalon ki sangati karo. Nakaraatmak logo ke saath rehne se shakti heen hoti hai.Bhagwaan ka baar baar darshan karne se unko praapt karne ki shradhha badhegi

    [Shradhha is born. Vishwaas doeasn't need to take birth; it always existed.Shradhha is manifested in Maa Parvati & Vishwaas in Bhagwaan Mahadev Shiv Shankar.i.e, Maa Parvati personifies Shradhha & Bhagwaan Mahadev Shiv Shankar personifies Vishwaas.Company of the truth, i.e. Satsang enhances one's Shraddha bhaav.Always keep the company of positive people. Company of negative minded people leads to/induces loss of energy.Repeated darshan of the Lord enhances the desire to attain Him & increases your Shradhha bhaav]

  2. Bhaav Ras(Emotional Feeling/Feeling of Emotions).

  3. Prem Ras(Feeling of Love):
    Note : Bhaav ke baad Prem Ras aata hai. Prem matlab, 'Tadvismarne Parama Vyakultaa'. Mahapurush mrutyu ko taalna nahi sudhaarna chaahte hain.[After Bhaav Ras comes Prem Ras. Prem means  'Tadvismarne Parama Vyakultaa', i.e. intense perplexity, confusion or bafflement on forgetting your Lord or 'Ishta Deva'.The Mahapurushas don't want to defy death; they only want to improve it.]

  4. Bhakti Ras (Devotional Feeling/Feeling of Devotion):
    Note : Prem ke baad Bhakti aati hai.[After Prem comes Bhakti]

  5. Bhagwad Ras(Godly Feeling/Feeling of God):
    Note : Phir Bhagwad Ras aata hai.[Eventually Bhagwad Ras comes]

Yamunaashtak main jo 8 shlok hain, unme antim shlok main likha hai ki agar uska nitya paath karein to swabhaav par vijay praapt hogi.[Of the eight shlokas of the Yamunashtakam, it is mentioned in the last shloka that if one recites it regularly, one can attain victory over one's nature.]
(Ref: http://www.shrinathdham.com/Stotras-Stutis-Aarti/shree-yamunashtakam.html)

  • Shrimad Bhagwat bhav rog ki aushadhhi hai.
    [Shrimad Bhagwatam is the cure to the ‘bhav rog’ or the ‘disease of the world’, i.e. implying entrapments of the world.]

  • Mahapurush karm aur vaasna ke aadheen nahi hain. Ye keval Bhagwaan ke aadheen hain.
    [The Mahapurushas are not bound by karma (actions) or vaasnaas (subtle desires). They are bound by, & come under God only.]

  • Shrimad Bhagwat ke Mangalaacharan main 24 avataaron ka varnan hai.
    [The Mangalaacharan of Shrimad Bhagwatam contains the reference of the 24 avataars.]

  • ‘’Uttama Shloka Vikrame”.
    Yahan[Here], ‘Uttama Shlok’ = Bhagwaan Shree Krushna.

  • “Naaram Gyaanam Dadaati iti Naaradah” – Naarad ki Vyakhya [Definition of ‘Naarada’]
    Jagat main keval ek Mahapurush hain jisko Devta Pujte hain. Ve Naarad ji hain. ‘Surpujit’ se unka varnan hota hai.
    [The ‘devas’ (or demi-gods) worship only one Mahapurusha in the world – Naarad ji. He is referred to as ‘Surpujit’ in the scriptures. ]

  • Tum sabko naman karo. Shareer se na kar sako to aankhon se karo, aankhon se na kar sako to man se karo.
    [Always bow in respect to everyone. If you can’t do so by your body, do it with your eyes. If not with the eyes, do it with your mind.]

  • Jagat Brahmamayi nahi lag raha hai to budhhi shudhh nahi hai – aisi avastha main Bhakti nahi ho sakti.
    [If you can’t see the world as ‘Godly’, i.e. if you can’t see God in every thing/being of the world then your intellect is not pure. In such a state, Bhakti (devotion) can’t manifest (in you).]

  • Atitheya ko atithi ka swaagat karna chahiye aur unki sewa karni chahiye. Aur, atithi ko atitheya se puchna chahiye ke sab kuch kushal mangal toh hai na. 
    [The host should always welcome the guest & serve him. The guest should always enquire about the well-being of the host.]

  • Kuch log sankalp bahut achhe karte hain par unpar koi kaarya nahi karte. Aise log ‘Sankalp Nagri’ main ruk jaate hain. Kuch log kaarya to karte hain par antim lakshya par drushti nahi tika paate. Aise log ‘Aham Nagri’ main fans jaate hain. Kuch log aur bhi aage jaate hue lakshya se apni drushti nahi hataate. Aise log ‘Prem Nagri’ tak pahunch jaate hain.
    [Some people plan well but don’t carry out the tasks. They get stuck in the “Sankalp Nagri’, or the ‘City of Determination’. Some do work on their plans but lose sight of the final aim. They get stuck in the ‘Aham Nagri’, or the ‘City of Ego’. Some go still further without losing sight of their aim. Such people reach the ‘Prem Nagri’, or “City of Love.’ ]

  • Bhaav se kartavya shreshtha hai.
    [Duty is higher than emotions.]

  • Sewa ke bina maansik vikaar shaant nahi hote.
    [Without service, mental perversions do not get mended.]

  • Sidhhiyaan jeev ko parmatma se vimukh kar deti hain.
    [Attainments (of irrelevant spiritual powers) turns the soul away from God.]

  • ‘Purva Mimansa’ karm pradhaan hai aur ‘Uttar Mimansa’ gyaan pradhaan. Ek vyavahaarik gyaan deti hai aur ek tattva gyaan.
    [The scripture, ‘Purva Mimaansa’ is primarily action oriented, while ‘Uttar Mimaansa’ is knowledge oriented. One deals with practical knowledge while the other deals with the fundamental spiritual knowledge.]

  • Jo prakriya sikhaaye, vah ‘shiksha’ hoti hai. Ye shikshak karaata hai.
    Jo prakriya dikhaaye arthhat darshan karaaye, wah ‘diksha’ hoti hai. Ye Guru karate hain.
    [The process which teaches is called ‘teaching’. This is done by the teacher.
    The process of ‘showing’ (i.e. showing of a hitherto unknown truth by imparting a new vision) is called ‘diksha’ or the ‘initiation’ (into a newer path of truth). This is done by the Guru.]

  • Asatya bolne se pehle chinta, bolte samay bhay aur bolne ke baad pashchataap hota hai.
    Satya bolne se pehle, bolte samay aur bolne ke baad sirf aur sirf nirbhayta hoti hai.
    [Worry stalks before, fear while & repentance after speaking a lie, i.e. speaking falsely, whereas fearlessness abounds before, while & after speaking the truth.]

  • Parmaatma se praarthna karo ki krodh na ho. Krodh bahut khatarnaak hai.
    Koi anyaay kar raha hai to bhi shaant raho. Isse tum sadhu ho jaaoge.
    Krodh karne se saare punya nasht ho jaate hain.
    Tum bahut seh lo to Parmaatma tumhaara rini ho jaata hai. Hastakshep karoge toh Parmaatma nahi aayega.
    [Always pray to God to keep you from anger. Anger is very dangerous.
    Even if someone is being unjust to you, you must stay silent. This will make you a ‘Sadhu’, i.e. a pious person.
    Indulgence in anger leads to the loss of one’s ‘Punyas’, i.e. beneficial effects of good past actions.
    If you can manage to bear a lot, God becomes your debtor. If you interfere, God too doesn’t care.]

  • Anadhikaari vyakti ko shakti, samay aur sampatti mile toh wah khota (kharaab) kaam karega.
    [If an undeserving person gets time, energy & monetary resources, he will do ill.]

  • Bhaaratvarsh adhikaar-pradhaan nahi, yogyata-pradhaan hai.
    [India is not a rights or status focused country. India is deservingness or ability focused.]

  • Shradhha, susangati,………………………, ishta ke upar atoot prem – yeh shrota ke lakshan hain.
    [Shradhha(Devotedness), Susangati (Good or truthful company),……………………, & absolute love for your ‘Ishta’ or ‘Beloved Lord’ – are the characteristics of a (good) listener (of a discourse).]

  • Mahabharat ka matlab satya aur asatya ke beech ka sangharsh.
    Jahan sampatti ka sangrah hota hai, wahan sangharsh hota hai.
    Sangharsh ka raasta shmashaan ki or jaata hai.
    [‘Mahabharat’ implies the struggle between Truth & Untruth (i.e. the strife between Righteousness & Unrighteousness).
    Wherever there is excessive collection of monetary resources at one place, there will be Strife.
    The path of Strife leads to the cemetery (i.e. leads to death)]

  • Adhyaatma Ramayan main Kaikayi kaamavtaar hai aur Manthra Lobhaavtar.
    [In ‘Adhyaatma Ramayana’, Kaikayi is the personification of lust & Manthra the personification of greed.]

  • Ashwatthaama bhale hi Guru putra par uski sangati kharaab hai. Isliye vah paap karta hai.
    [Even though Ashwatthaama is a Guru’s son, his company is bad. That is why he sins.]

  • Dehaadhyaas se dwait buddhi utpann hoti hai. Dwait budhhi hui to dosh drushti hogi. Dosh drushti hogi toh paap pravesh karega.
    [Existing in bodily feelings leads to a divisive intellect. A divisive intellect leads to an accusative or perverted perspective, which will eventually allow sin to enter into you.]

  • Paap se bachna ho toh mantra jaap karo.
    [In order to escape from sinning, do ‘mantra-jaap’ or recitation of the ‘mantra’.]

  • Moh bhog maangta hai aur Prem bhog deta hai.
    [Delusion seeks consumption whereas Love offers it.]

6 prakaar se jo jo mare usko aatatai kehte hain:

  1. Sone wale ki hatya karne waala.
  2. ……………………………
  3. Agni se jalaakar hatya karne waala.
  4. Yudhh kshetra main beech main prahaar karke maarne waala.
  5. Nihatthe ki hatya karne waala.
  6. …………………………………………..

[Those who kill by any one of the following 6 means are desperados. Those who

  1. Kill a sleeping person.
  2. …………………………………
  3. Kill by burning in fire.
  4. Kill someone engaged in an armed conflict with someone else during a war.
  5. Kill an unarmed person.
  6. ……………………………………….]


Abhimaan durguno ka baap hai.
[Ego is the father of all vices.]

Tumhaari bhaasha se adhik tumhaare karm ki awaaz buland hai. Bolo mat karke batao.
[Your actions speak louder than your words. Don’t say it, prove by doing it.]

Duniyaa tumhaare bare main kya kehti hai yeh mahatvapurna nahi hai, tumhaari parmaatma tumhaare bare main kya kehta hai yeh hi mahatva ki baat hai.
[It’s not important what the world says about you. What is actually important is what your God thinks about you.]

Nitya praarthna karo ki punya na ho toh thik hai par paap toh na ho.
[Pray daily that even if you don’t do good, at least you should not sin.]

Paap hoga toh Puja main anand nahi aayega.
[If you have sinned, you will not feel joy in Puja.]

Shree Neelkanth Swami ne Draupadi ko ‘Daya’ kahi hai.
[Shree Neelkanth Swami has personified Draupadi as ‘Daya’.]

Aavesh main maun rakho.
[When feeling aggravated, keep silent.]

DAY 3

Aadhyaatmik unnati ke liye 3 vastuen chahiye:
[3 things are needed for spiritual progress]:

Mitti, Pani aur Prakash:-
Mitti - Susangati ki, arthaat sadhu ki ya shastra ki sangati;
Pani – Bhagwan ki Bhakti ki;
Prakash – Gyan ka.
[Soil, Water & Light:-
Soil – of good company, i.e. the company of pious people or of scriptures;
Water – of Devotion to God; &
Light – of Knowledge.]

Bhagwan ka arth hai shad bhagon ka swami:
[The word ‘Bhagawan’ for God implies that He is the Master/Owner of the 6 bhagas (or qualities/features)]:

  1. Aishwarya
  2. Veerya
  3. Yash
  4. Shree
  5. Gyan
  6. Vairagya

1) Aishwarya:
Aishwarya jaata hai kyonki jeev shram nahi karta.
Aishwarya jaane se deenta aur paraadheenta aati hai.

[‘Aishwarya’ (abundance) is lost if the person doesn’t engage in labour (i.e. hard work).
Lack of ‘Aishwarya’ (or, lack of abundance) leads to incapability (‘deenta’) & dependence (‘paradheenta’) on others.]

2) Veerya:
Veerya ka arth hai bal/shakti.
Yah jaati hai jab manav dusre se aasha rakhta hai.
Jo khud kar sakte ho vah zaroor khud hi karo. Shram na karne se sharer sthool hota hai aur yah rog ko badhaata hai.
Veerya jaane se Sukh chale jaata hai.
[Veerya means strength/energy.
This is lost when a person keeps expectations from others.
Whatever you can do by yourself, you must. Lack of hard work makes your body plump & this increases chances of disease.
Loss of ‘Veerya’ leads to loss of comforts/happiness.]


3) Yash:
Yash ka naash hota hai lobh se.
Daan dene se yash badhta hai.
Yash jaane se heenta aati hai.

[‘Yash’(or popularity) is lost due to ‘lobh’ (greed).
Engaging in charity enhances ‘yash’ or popularity.
Loss of ‘yash’ or popularity leads to an inferiority complex (‘heenta’).]

4) Shree:
Lakshmi jaati hai kyonki tumne vyasan aur fyasan me iska naash kiya hai.
Shree jaane se jeev janm-maran main fansta hai.

[‘Shree’(or Wealth, or Pure/Divine Wealth) gets lost because you have destroyed it in fashions & addictions.
Loss of ‘Shree’ leads to getting stuck in the cycle of birth & death.]

5) Gyan:
Vishay-chintan se gyan beh jaata hai.
Gyan jaane se ahankaar aur avidya aati hai.

[‘Gyan’(Knowledge) gets lost by focusing the mind upon worldly objects/subjects (i.e. worldly affairs).
Loss of ‘Gyan’, or Knowledge leads to ‘Ahankaar’ (or, an inflated ego) & ‘Avidya’ (or, ignorance, i.e. a lack of understanding of the self & the world - i.e. blurred perceptions)]

6) Vairagya:
Bhog vrutii se vairagya chale jaata hai.
Vairagya jaane se…………………….

[‘Vairagya’ (Dispassion) is lost by an attitude of (material) consumption.
Loss of ‘Vairagya’ (or, loss of Dispassion) leads to…………………….]

Shastra ki maryaada main raho aur dharm ka tyag na karo to manav ka jeevan safal hota hai.
[Obeying the disciplines & limits set by the scriptures as well as not casting aside ‘Dharm’ or the code of conduct in life leads to a successful life.]

‘Yam’ se bahirmukh ki shudhhi hoti hai.
[‘Yam’ leads to the purification of the external self (i.e. improvement of the external personality).]

‘Niyam’ se Antarmukh ki shudhhi hoti hai.
[‘Niyam’ leads to the putrification of the internal self (i.e. improvement of the basic internal character.)]

Manav ke paas aisi cheez an ho jo kisi ko ani chamak dikhaakar irshya karaaye. Pradarshan kabhi na ho.
[One should not have any such thing that induces jealousy in others by its display. Never exhibit such a thing.]

Sadhu bano – jo bhi hai hamaare paas parmaatma ki prasaadi hai.
[Be pious – whatever we have is the gift of God to us.]

Kabhi udhaar na lo aur na udhaar do.
[Never borrow nor lend.]

Ann dev hai. iska niradar na karo.
[Food is God. Don’t disrespect it.]

Din main ek baar bhojan karo, ek baar falaahaar karo aur raat ko keval dudh piyo.
[In a day, have meals once, fruits once & at night, take only milk.]

Parmaatma Naarad ji ko kehte hain ki agar antim samay main mera bhakt mujhe yaad na kar sake to main use yaad karta hun.
[Parmaatma tells Narad ji that even if a devotee fails to remember me in his last moments, I still remember him.]

Mahaprabhu ji ke anusaar, Bhakti do prakaar ki hoti hai:
[According to Mahaprabhi (Shree Vallabhacharya), Devotion is of two kinds]:

1) Madhura Bhakti [Loving Devotion],
2) Virodha Bhakti [Opposing/Hateful Devotion].
Bheeshma Stuti, arthaat Bheeshma Stava-Raaj main 11 shlok hain.
Pratham 9 shlok navdha Bhakti ka pratinidhitva kar rahe hain aur antim 2 Ahamta aur Mamta se chhutne ki punji
hai. Isse Mukti praapt ho jati hai.
[‘Bheeshma Stuti’, or ‘Bheeshma Stava-Raaj’ consists of 11 shlokas.

The first 9 shlokas represent ‘Navdha Bhakti’, or the 9 Kinds of Devotion & the last two represent the key to
liberation from Ahamta(Ego) & Mamta(Attachment). This leads to Liberation of the Soul.]

Sambandh hi sansaar hai.
[Relationship (or attachment in a relationship) only is the World (in the mind).]

Mahapurush kisi ke saath sambandh nahi banaate, keval vyavhaar karte hain.
[The Mahapurushas (i.e. The Great Souls) don’t establish any relation with anyone. They only engage in practical conduct.]

DAY 4

Jab tak Lakshman rupi Vairaagya hai, tab tak Shanti rupi Sita ka koi Moh rupi Ravan apharan nahikar sakta.
[As long as Dispassion (Vairagya ) represented by Lakshman is present, no Delusion (Moh) personified by Ravan can manage to kidnap your Peace (Shanti), manifested as Sita.]

Moh ki utpatti sangati se hoti hai.
[Delusion (Moh) is born of Companionship (Sangati)]

Jahan Moh ho toh, ‘Moh sakal vyadhin kar Mula.’
[Delusion (Moh) is the root of all (sakal) afflictions (Vyadhin)]

Bhogaasakti man ko bigaarti hai aur dravyaasakti tan ko.
[Material Aspirations (Bhogaasakti ) spoil the mind while the pursuit of material consumption (Dravyasakti) spoils the body.]

Asatya ka sahaara lene se Shanti nahi aati.
[Taking recourse to Falsehood (Asatya) never yields Peace (Shanti).]

Shareer apne dharm se nahi bach sakta.
[The body cannot escape its inherent characteristics.]

Mahapurush kahein : “Sarvadaa Sarvabhaavena Nishchintena Bhagwaan Bhajaneeya.”
Arthaat, har samay, har bhaav se Bhagwaan ko nishchint chitta se bhajna chahiye.
[The Mahapurushas say that God should be remembered, or loved, or sought, or anyhow connected to (i.e. doing of ‘Bhajan’) at all times & with all feelings possible with a totally worry- free mind.]

“Bhaava hi Vidyate Devo Tasmaat Bhaava hi Kaaranam.”
Arthaat, Bhaav hai toh Dev hai.

[If there is emotion, there is God.]

Nishchint raho. Chinta koi jawaab nahi deti. Chinta nahi chintan karo.
[Do not worry. Worry gives no answers. Instead of worrying, focus on working (Chintan).]

Jeev bhog ka chintan karta hai toh:
Ø Man Chanchal hota hai, aur
Ø Budhhi Jad hoti hai.

Phir bahut lambe samay ke liye praayashchit karna padta hai, tap karna padta hai.

[If a person pursues material aspirations (Bhog-chintan), then:

Ø The Mind becomes restless, &
Ø The Intellect dull.

Then, he/she has to engage in repentance, hard penances for a very long time.]

‘Tap’ ka arth hai prassanta se swadharm ka paalan karna.
Kasht uthaakar jo Bhakti karta hai, Parmaatma unse bahut prasann hote hain.

Bina pareeksha Parmaatma sweekarte nahi.
[‘TAP’ implies carrying out one’s duties joyfully.
God gets extremely delighted with those who engage in Devotion bearing tremendous troubles.
God doesn’t accept you without a Test.]

Prabhu ko yaad rakho toh duniya ke sukh-dukh prabhaav nahi daalte.
Prabhu ka bhajan, arthaat smarn karne se Paap, Taap aur Santaap se bach sakte hain.

[Remembering God nullifies the effect of any worldly joys or despair.
Remembering God, I.e, engaging in bhajan, helps escape (or, overcome)’ Paap’ (Sin/Effects or
Sin), ‘Taap‘(Adversity/Physical Anguish) & ‘Santaap’(Extreme Mental/Emotional Anguish).]


Sukh main Manav mazaa hi leta hai. Par such main jo Parmaatma ko bhajte hain, Parmaatma unka man har lete hain.
[In comfort, Man only enjoys the world. But those who remember God even in comfort, God steals away their Hearts.]

Agar kisi cheez ya vyakti ko Parmaatma se alag samajhte ho toh bhed budhhi hai.
[If you think that any person or object is separate from God then you have a divisive intellect.]

Dwesh buddhi se jeevan ka samudra jo meetha hai, vah khaara ho jata hai.
[A hateful intellect saltens the sea of life, which is otherwise sweet.]

Jo aaj aapki prashansa karta hai, vah kal ninda bhi karega.
[Those who praise you today will criticize you tomorrow.]

Samay balwaan hai, manushya nahi.
[Time is powerful, not Man.]

Sanatan Dharm Satya par aadhaarit hai.
Baudhh Dharm Karuna par aadhaarit hai.
Jain Dharm Ahimsa par aadhaarit hai.
Isai Dharm Prem par aadhaarit hai.

[‘Sanatan Dharm’ is based upon ‘Truth.’
‘Buddhism’ is based upon Compassion/Mercy. ‘Jainism’ is based upon the principle of Non-
Violence. ‘Christianity’ is based upon Love.]

Kalyug matlab kalah matlab sangharsh.
Isliye, shreshtha purush kisi ke saath vivaad nahi karte.

[‘Kalyug’ implies disputes(kalah) & therefore strife(sangharsh).
That is why, people of the highest order don’t engage in conflict with anyone.]

Bhale hi aapki koi ninda kare, aap shanti rakhoge toh vahi aapki prashansa karega.
[Even if someone criticizes you, if you stay silent, he will himself praise you.]

Ek hi din main chaaron yug - Sat-Yug, Treta-Yug, Dwapar-Yug aur Kal-yug hote hain.
[In a single day itself, all four ‘yugas’- ‘Sat-Yug’, ‘Treta-Yug, ‘Dwapar-Yug’, & ‘Kal-Yug’ exist.]


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Kalyug main kirtan se Parmaatma ki praapti kar sakte hain.
[In ‘Kalyug’, god can obtained through “Kirtan’ (communal/melodious singing of the Lord’s glory.)]

Raat ko Prabhu ko yaad karne se Parmaatma prasann hote hain.
[Remembering God at night makes Him happy.]

Jue main bina shram ke dhan aata hai. Yah galat hai, isme Kali ka vaas hai.
[Gambling begets wealth without hard work. This is wrong. This wealth is filled with ‘Kali’(i.e seed of nuisance.)]

Hinsa main Kali ka nivaas hai.
[Violence(Hinsa) is inhabited by ‘Kali’ (i.e. seed of nuisance/destruction)]

Rog, Dushman, Karz aur Paap – in chaaron ke liye koi darwaaza band nahi.
[Disease (Rog), Foe (Dushman), Debt (Karz) & Sin (Paap) – for these four, no doors are closed.]

Maan, sammaan main jo fansa ho, usme Abhimaan hai.
[Those who are stuck in seeking respect have an huge ego.]

Bhukh aur Pyaas ko sehna zaroori hai, nahi toh aadhyaatmik maarg main safal nahi ho sakte.
[It is extremely important to be able to bear Hunger & Thirst, or else it is impossible to succeed in the Spiritual path.]

Vaangmay vaani hi Parikshit ko maar sakti thi (shraap ke rup main), aur vaani hi use bachaa sakti hai (Shukdev ji dwaara Bhagwat ke rup main).
[Words only could have killed Parikshit (in form of the curse), & words only can save him (in the form of Shrimad Bhagwatam through Shree Shukdev ji Maharaj)]

Sachhi ninda pachaaye, vo toh thik hai. Par jhuthi ninda pachaana toh zeher hai. Tum Shaant raho.
[Bearing just criticism is OK. But tolerating unfair criticism is Poison. Still, you must stay Silent/ Calm.]

Koi aapki prashansa kare toh kaan band kar lo.
[If anyone praises you, close your ears.]

Jis Indriya se Paap ho, us indriya ko dand dein toh Yamraja dand nahi deta.
[If you punish very senses that led you astray (to sin), ‘Yamraja’ (or the God of death) doesn’t punish you.]

Jis din paap ho, us din bhojan na karo, aur adhik jaap karo.
[If you sin on any day, avoid having food & chant the Lord’s name more on that day.]

Mrityu nikat aaye toh bhog feeka lagta hai.
[Imminence of death leads to disinterest in material consumption.]

Contributor: Bheeshma K