1978, 19 November, DMC NEW DELHI
WHO IS THE OBJECT OF IDEATION OF A DEVOTEE?[purely Original Hindi Discourse translated...]
SHRII SHRII ÁNANDAMÚRTI
19 November 1978 DMC, New Delhi, INDIA
The subject of today’s discourse is “Who is the Object of Ideation of a Devotee.”
Any personal entity or the rudimental impersonal factor?
An impersonal entity is only a philosophical concept.
An jiṋáni(intellectual) comprehends that there is such an impersonal entity that exist in philosophical knowledge with his own understanding.
And because it is an impersonal entity, it will be very difficult to find out the knowledge of that impersonal nucleus; Nucleus here means the way to search the Pranákendra(controlling centre) of impersonal entity which becomes impossible.
The reason for not finding the search of Prańákendra(controlling centre) is because where to go and how to find cannot be understood by man.
Yes man still considers the existence of that impersonal entity.
That impersonal entity’s Prańákendra(controlling centre) is more a theoretical concept than in a practical life.
Generally, man comes to this world for a very short period utmost 100 to 125 years only. Within this short span of time, if one searches tirelessly beyond that Prańákendra of that impersonal entity with one’s intellect, knowledge, intuition etc still then there is no time in hand.
Here it is said in scriptures that, “Grhiitvaeva kesheśu mrtyurńá Dharmácaret” – during this practice of dharmacaran one should think that yamaraja(God of death) has already started pulling one’s hair and one has to leave the body but there is no time now. With this spirit one should work sincerely and vigorously.
Within this short span one must to do as many great noble deeds.
If the whole lifetime is spent on philosophical discussions about the impersonal entity, then how can any noble work be done?
During this short period, one must do lot of noble work.
Secondly you know that, when does man actually pursue or man starts searching behind many philosophies?
Plant life – trees and plants, other creatures and animals does actions through the help of inborn instincts and natural instincts(sahajavrtti).
Man too has these natural inborn instincts but along with these there is yet another factor and what it is? “Urge for the Great, attraction of the Great(Brhat)”.
Because of this “Attraction of the Great” they doesn’t feel attracted for an impersonal entity.
Man understands feelings, attachment and love. Man understands attraction.
Man understands who is calling and who loves and who is attracting for the proper progress and proper welfare.
Even the simple man can also understand such attraction.
For this there is no need of knowing how to write and read.
Saint Kabir did not know how to read and write nor did Rámakrśńa Paramahaḿsa did not know how to read and write.
And to understand this, no man needn’t have to have this knowledge and intellect. This instinct is there even with plants, animals and other creatures also.
Man understand and feels this attraction of love and to some extent even animals can feel it.
Man cannot feel the attraction for an impersonal entity.
Normal man with unit mind, that is normal man with his unit mind cannot feel and it is not possible to feel because there is no proper development.
Now regarding this “Personal Entity”, who can be eligible?
Saguńa Brahma who is creating (Srsti liila) all these creations and manifesting within his capacity all these creations, who are living and also at the end will be with him.
Man understands all these but “Saguńa Brahma” cannot attract properly towards him because Saguńa Brahma is doing his allotted duty and he is dutiful.
Nirguńa Brahma, the naevyattika satta is not even doing the duty, so man cannot have any association whatsoever with him.
Saguńa Brahma is doing the duty and he is only doing the duty and beyond that he does not do anything. He is a judge – He does the duty of a judge – He has no love, sympathy and affection for any entity.
He is just a mere machine. Saguńa Brahma is also just like a machine. Who is just a like machine, how can man praise this style of judgment, but such man will never feel attraction for him and there is no question of love TO DEVELOP for the feeling they have for each other’s relationship.
Where there is feeling of relationship to one another, there is Mohabbat(Love). Where there is a relationship of such close intimacy.
Where there is lack of such intimacy, we call such person as Mr. Phallana(X), Phallana Dada, Phallana Sab, but where there is special relationship, there Mr Phallana we won’t say, but bhaisab – dear brother, dear uncle or something like that we call, Whether it happens or not? Such is the rule.
Obviously there is no feeling of close relationship with Impersonal Entity. So it is not at all possible.
On the other hand, although Saguńa Brahma is a personal Entity, man cannot have any personal relationship because he is busy with Duty. Other than only duty there is no other form of relationship at all.
Man is interested in such a Personal entity, who can understand the joys and sorrows, who has unconditional love and even man has love AND one to one relation FOR HIM.
Who ONLY bestows disgrace, man never wants such Personal entity.
Who only imparts knowledge and never wishes to hear any words of sorrow, such type of Iishvar(SUPREME CONTROLLER) also man doesn’t like.
Man likes such a Personal Entity who is completely 16 annas. (cent percent-16 annas)
In Philosophical texts there is reference to TÁRAKA BRAHMA.
What does happen is that, through Philosophical analysis, you know that this Universe is Máyásrsta. It is a creation of the dexterous hand of Parama Prakrti.
Parama Prakrti is a vast endless Entity, an immensely powerful Entity. But man in contrast, is only a tiny entity. Man with his individual strength & endeavor, with his own capacity, own effort, how far he can progress?
He has ajastra(uncountable) imperfections with him.
He has got so many imperfections in him. How can he progress. Where there is opposite forces, Avidyámáyá, which is so powerful, which is tremendously powerful, and this little man, what he has.
If at all help is needed? If at all inspiration is wanted? Who has that?
Age after age, Itihása always moves ahead and while moving ahead, at a special age or at a particular stage, there is a certain phase, where it becomes necessary to bring a transformation in the speed, such a phase or portion of phase, for that it is known as “Annals” in Itihása.
For such especially special instance of time, humanity does need that.
Not only in this Planet but on its Entirety, where Intellectual being is equivalent to Man there only such Annals is required and it will be necessary. This is not an ordinary evolutionary phase.
In that particular phase, for the Collective Welfare of all beings, what does happen?
Táraka Brahma will Advent:
Yadá yadá hi dharmasya glánirbhavati Bhárata;
Cábhyutthánam adharmasya tadátmánaḿ srjámyaham.
Whenever Dharma declines, whenever man feels helpless, at that stage a special manifestation with the help of five fundamental factors, it becomes imperative for Táraka Brahma to come to the world, why?
To give inspiration for man and also to encourage man to move forward, so that man can realize that he is never alone, never helpless, Parama Puruśa or Táraka Brahma is always with him and will continue to help him. Máyá, Avidyáshakti may be very powerful but Parama Puruśa is more powerful.
And for such a man who is getting power from Parama Puruśa why does he must fear for Avidyámáyá?
There is no need to fear or worry.
To instill such hope and to give confidence in man, the advent of Táraka Brahma takes place and Táraka Brahma’s Mahásambhúti will occur.
Daevii hyeśá guńamayii mama Máyá duratyayá;
Mámeva ye prapadyante Máyámetáḿ taranti te.
It is true that Máyá is extremely powerful. So by individual effort, it is not possible for a single man to overcome Máyá.
But you know that Shaktih Sá Shivasya shaktih, this Máyá, whose Máyá it is?
It belongs to Parama Puruśa.
This Máyá is certainly subservient to HIM, If a man comes under the shelter of Parama Puruśa, why he must be afraid of Máyá?
Hence it is said, “Mámeva ye prapadyante Máyámetáḿ taranti te”.
“Those who take shelter in ME, then it is not at all difficult to overcome Máyá.”
Man wants such Personal Entity, that is a Personal Entity with whom he regards has his “Object of adoration”, that Personal Entity, who gives sublime Hope like this here above.
Bhagavána Krśńa, Bhagavána Shiva they did give hope like this that “Man, do not be afraid or be fearful, do not be perturbed, Parama Puruśa is with you.”
Regarding Iishvara, one must not have conversation or even have debate. One must move ahead towards his Personal God, towards his “God of Adoration”.
And this Personal God is the Singular Entity – “Táraka Brahma”.
Táraka Brahma word and literally it means that “Parama Puruśa, Paramátmá who has taken special Manifestation, that manifestation which ensures for the Emancipation of Microcosms.
Táraka means “Trae” dhatu + “nak” = Táraka.
Táraka means “who is the Liberator”.
To show man the correct Path, who loves as well as punishes, who makes the Microcosm HIS own.
So this Táraka Brahma is not only the Liberator, not only HE is the Object of Adoration, but also the loving Father. HE has got Personal Relationship. HE has a relationship of joy and sorrow. HE is not a God in the distant sky but God who dwells in our hearts.
Man should always remember that Parama Puruśa is the Supreme Father. HE is always with them and protects them, for it is HIS very wont to protect HIS created beings. For this you need not have to request HIM to do this or to do that, why? Because you are HIS loving son, you are HIS loving daughter. What is necessary for you, HE will do HIMSELF, why should you ask.
How much self interest you know, HE knows much more than what you know for yourself? So why do you ask?
A little child of one or two months does not ask his mother for anything; but his mother knows better what the child needs or not.
Your interest, your self interest, your future what do you understand about future, How much intellect do you have?
You have only a small cranium in your head, and in that cranium there is a little brain. With that brain how far can you think?
When you are confronted with a great problem, your brain fails to think, such is the capacity of your strength.
So you need not have to think, whatever is needed HE does the duty always? What is your work is that by doing your Sádhaná to come nearer and still nearer to HIM and by dint of your sádhaná finally to sit upon HIS lap and become one.
Don’t go into the Philosophical net but always be dutiful and thereby you are sure to attain supreme blessedness.
You will be establish both in this life and in the life beyond once for all.
Let HIM do HIS duty and you go on keep doing yours.