Archive for April, 2010

Hope for All – Always

April 29, 2010

In past two posts, I have explained the Most Secret Yoga as declared by Lord.
But, It was said, it is only for those who have conquered asUya, for those who have completed the conquering of external senses and mind and for those who have the luxury of having a realized GURU to “hear” (shravana) some higher TRUTHS.

What about those who have not gone through the process of “yoga”?
What about those who unfortunately took by the darkness of ignorance and committed sins?

Is there no HOPE for such beings??

Lord declares:
अपि चेत्सुदुराचारो भजते मामनन्यभाक्।
साधुरेव स मन्तव्यः सम्यग्व्यवसितो हि सः।।9.30।।
9.30 अपि even, चेत् if, सुदुराचारः a very wicked person, भजते worships, माम् Me, अनन्यभाक् with devotion to none else, साधुः righteous, एव verily, सः he, मन्तव्यः should be regarded, सम्यक् rightly, व्यवसितः resolved, हि indeed, सः he.

क्षिप्रं भवति धर्मात्मा शश्वच्छान्तिं निगच्छति।
कौन्तेय प्रतिजानीहि न मे भक्तः प्रणश्यति।।9.31।।
9.31 क्षिप्रम् soon, भवति (he) becomes, धर्मात्मा righteous, शश्वत् eternal, शान्तिम् peace, निगच्छति attains to, कौन्तेय O son of Kunti, प्रतिजानीहि proclaim for certain, न not, मे My, भक्तः Bhakta, प्रणश्यति perishes.

Once a person realizes he has been doing “bad deeds” and firmly decides to leave his evil tendencies and take refuge in the “saadhu tendencies – righteousness” and surrender to the LORD, will surely shown the right path to the light.

He/she will be turned as “Dharmatma – the righteous being” by his correct resolution and will quickly attain peace; LORD’s devotees will never perish. They will always be redeemed by the LORD.

So, Giving up “evil tendencies” and a strong resolve to surrender to the LORD (and DHARMA – righteousness) is a very good starting point to ANYONE who wishes to achieve everlasting peace.

There is HOPE for ALL. – Always!

om tat sat

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The Secret Instruction

April 26, 2010

From the Seventh Adhyaya Lord started declaring the “HIGHER TRUTH” about himself. The Mimamsa process that is bringing the BUDDHI (intellect/reason) to the pure state has a distinct phase called “Manana”. As we know this can only happen after
a. the external indriyas (senses) and the internal instrument are fully purified and brought under control by the means of Karma Yoga and Raja Yoga. (the prerequisite) and
b. having “heard” the “higher truth” from a realized sage (Shravana).

In the Ninth Adhyaya a secret Instruction is given to the Seeker to do the “Manana” or continuous remembrance of LORD.

Instruction 25:
अनन्याश्चिन्तयन्तो मां ये जनाः पर्युपासते ।
तेषां नित्याभियुक्तानां योगक्षेमं वहाम्यहम् ।।9.22।।
9.22 अनन्याः without others, चिन्तयन्तः thinking, माम् Me, ये who, जनाः men, पर्युपासते worship, तेषाम् of them, नित्याभियुक्तानाम् of the ever-united, योगक्षेमम् the supply of what is not already possessed, and the preservation of what is already possessed, वहामि carry, अहम् I.

Here Lord is declaring two things.
1. Do the “UPASANA” without a thought of difference; without other thought. Always. Ever United.
2. For such nitya-yukta upasakas, he (the LORD) will make sure the “YOGA” and “KSHEMA” are provided. ***

All the “second thought” or “distraction of intellect” is either for:
a. YOGA – to attain something new which is not possessed. OR
b. KSHEMA – to preserve/protect one’s own possessions.
These two things cause “samkalpa” and “vikalpa” which leads to [ALL the ACTION that appears in] this WORLD!

So, This is nothing but “sanyasa yoga” that consists of
1. 100% active complete surrender to LORD.
2. 100% FAITH in the WORDS of LORD as heard from a realized sage.

So, Lord gives stress on these points:
यत्करोषि यदश्नासि यज्जुहोषि ददासि यत्।
यत्तपस्यसि कौन्तेय तत्कुरुष्व मदर्पणम्।।9.27।।
9.27 यत् whatever, करोषि thou doest, यत् whatever, अश्नासि thou eatest, यत् whatever, जुहोषि thou offerest in sacrifice, ददासि thou givest, यत् whatever, यत् whatever, तपस्यसि thou practisest as austerity, कौन्तेय O Kaunteya, तत् that, कुरुष्व do, मदर्पणम् offering unto Me.

शुभाशुभफलैरेवं मोक्ष्यसे कर्मबन्धनैः।
संन्यासयोगयुक्तात्मा विमुक्तो मामुपैष्यसि।।9.28।।
9.28 शुभाशुभफलैः from good and evil fruits, एवम् thus, मोक्ष्यसे (thou) shalt be freed, कर्मबन्धनैः from the bonds of actions, संन्यासयोगयुक्तात्मा with the mind steadfast in the Yoga of renunciation, विमुक्तः liberated, माम् to Me, उपैष्यसि (thou) shalt come.

om tat sat

Note: This is not for all seekers. This is only applicable for those who are “ready” for “Sannyasa Yoga”. i.e., संन्यासयोगयुक्तात्मा who have got to 100% active complete surrender and completed the “shravana” from a realized GURU. Others will not be able to even attempt this yoga. So, It is the most secret instruction. (even though publicly blogged……)

*** (It is an experienced and verified TRUTH. In fact HE only provides everything to everyone; only due to ignorance leading to AHAMKAARA people think they are achieving and protecting/preserving things…. )

Most Secret Doctrine

April 24, 2010

This post deals with the most confidential knowledge as declared by Lord. The key requirement to get this knowledge is being free from “jealousy” (Asuya). This Ninth Chapter of Srimad Bhagavad Gita can’t be understood by those who have not conquered this evil quality.

Lord Declares:
श्री भगवानुवाच
इदं तु ते गुह्यतमं प्रवक्ष्याम्यनसूयवे।
ज्ञानं विज्ञानसहितं यज्ज्ञात्वा मोक्ष्यसेऽशुभात्।।9.1।।

9.1 इदम् this, तु indeed, ते to thee, गुह्यतमम् greatest secret, प्रवक्ष्यामि (I) shall declare, अनसूयवे to one who does not cavil, ज्ञानम् knowledge, विज्ञानसहितम् combined with experience, यत् which, ज्ञात्वा having known, मोक्ष्यसे thou shalt be free, अशुभात् from evil.

Lord has come forward in the beginning of seventh chapter exactly stating the same thing. He will declare jnanam along with vijnanam having known that there is nothing more left that is knowable.

But at the end of Seventh Chapter, Arjuna raised few questions. The fundamental question at that stage was “the indestructible brahma” and the “continuance of apparently destructible bhutas”. Having cleared the doubts in the Eighth chapter, Lord is bringing back the discussion to Jnana & Vijnana and giving most confidential and secret knowledge to Arjuna.

How this chapter becomes “secret”? It can only be understood by the one who has conquered an evil quality called “asUya” i.e., jealousy. In Swami Sivananda’s words:

“Knowledge can only dawn in a mind which is free from all forms of jealousy which causes great distraction of the mind and produces intense heart-burning. Matsarya (malicious envy), Irshya (jealous of others’ prosperity or happiness) and Asuya (envious or indignant over the merits of another) are all varieties of jealousy. If you superimpose evil qualities on a virtuous man who really does not possess these qualities and speak ill of him, this is jealousy (Asuya). To behold evil or to look at a person with the fault-finding evil eye, and to see evil in him who is free from any kind of fault and who is virtuous is Asyua.”

I have written a loose translation of this chapter in one of the old blog post. Follow this link for reading the same. (I suggest readers to take original samskrutam slokas for study)

Lord is EQUAL to ALL.
समोऽहं सर्वभूतेषु न मे द्वेष्योऽस्ति न प्रियः।
ये भजन्ति तु मां भक्त्या मयि ते तेषु चाप्यहम्।।9.29।।
9.29 समः the same, अहम् I, सर्वभूतेषु in all beings, न not, मे to Me, द्वेष्यः hateful, अस्ति is, न not, प्रियः dear, ये who, भजन्ति worship, तु but, माम् Me, भक्त्या with devotion, मयि in Me, ते they, तेषु in them, च and, अपि also, अहम् I.

So, even a greatest sinner, by completely surrendering to the LORD by giving up the evil nature and taking the divine nature will be quickly purified by this correct knowledge. He will be shown the correct path to the highest light.

Thus the most secret knowledge revealed for those who are free from jealousy and want to carefully follow the instruction of the LORD as per the Ninth Chapter of Srimad Bhagavad Gita.

om tat sat

Two modes of leaving the body

April 22, 2010

Remaining verses (8 – 28) of the Eighth Adhyaya Lord deals primarily with two modes of leaving the body.

1. Leaving the body completely without returning back again
2. Leaving the body for coming back again

One who has mastered the process of yoga will attain the highest goal of non-return.

ओमित्येकाक्षरं ब्रह्म व्याहरन्मामनुस्मरन्।
यः प्रयाति त्यजन्देहं स याति परमां गतिम्।।8.13।।
8.13 ॐ Om, इति thus, एकाक्षरम् one-syllabled, ब्रह्म Brahman, व्याहरन् uttering, माम् Me, अनुस्मरन् remembering, यः who, प्रयाति departs, त्यजन् leaving, देहम् the body, सः he, याति attains, परमाम् supreme, गतिम् goal.

Others who fail to attain such final goal will surely return to one of the lokas.
आब्रह्मभुवनाल्लोकाः पुनरावर्तिनोऽर्जुन।
मामुपेत्य तु कौन्तेय पुनर्जन्म न विद्यते।।8.16।।
8.16 आब्रह्मभुवनात् up to the world of Brahma, लोकाः worlds, पुनरावर्तिनः subject to return, अर्जुन O Arjuna, माम् Me, उपेत्य having attained, तु but, कौन्तेय O Kaunteya, पुनर्जन्म rebirth, न not, विद्यते is.

A thousand yugas time is the day time for Brahma; Same length is a Night. As the day arrives all the beings start their activities (work and enjoyment) and as the night starts all of them dissolve.
भूतग्रामः स एवायं भूत्वा भूत्वा प्रलीयते।
रात्र्यागमेऽवशः पार्थ प्रभवत्यहरागमे।।8.19।।
8.19 भूतग्रामः multitude of beings, सः that, एव verily, अयम् this, भूत्वा भूत्वा being born again and again, प्रलीयते dissolves, रात्र्यागमे at the coming of night, अवशः helpless, पार्थ O Partha, प्रभवति comes forth, अहरागमे at the coming of day.

This process of day and night is an unceasing activity of time. The beings will keep coming back to the loka that is a mixture of darkness and light as long as they do not attain the “highest light” that is beyond all darkness.
शुक्लकृष्णे गती ह्येते जगतः शाश्वते मते।
एकया यात्यनावृत्तिमन्ययाऽऽवर्तते पुनः।।8.26।।
8.26 शुक्लकृष्णे bright and dark, गती (two) paths, हि verily, एते these, जगतः of the world, शाश्वते eternal, मते are thought, एकया by one, याति (he) goes, अनावृत्तिम् to non-return, अन्यया by another, आवर्तते (he) returns, पुनः again.

This post is primary explanation of DEATH. Key point to know here is: “DEATH” is not the end. It is another transformation to attach the subtle desires of an individual with a suitable BODY + MIND + Intellect. As long as the individual “desires” to do something/enjoy something here, or he has pending damages to pay for he will have to come back here again (and again!).

A modern day example for this:
a. Getting a passport -> clearance to leave the current country
b. Getting a visa -> entry clearance to go to another country

Only when a person has no pending cases in the current country the administration will issue him a passport and only when the person is suitable to the new country he will be given a visa by that country.

Each loka has its own rules of being (natural laws) that hold the loka in its position. Everyone should lead a life that do not go against the “natural laws” (dharma) of that loka to not get punishment. As soon as one violate the dharma the passport will be held by that loka and the individual is stuck in that loka until he restores all the damages done by him in that loka. Even at the death he keep coming back to the same loka again and again.

OR

If the individual has a desire to continue doing “work” in a loka and enjoy the “fruits of work” in that loka he keeps coming back out of his own will. (even if he has no penalty to pay back)

Only after realizing that all the fruits are temporary and generated by work; Having decided not to continue this cycle of work & enjoyment, death & birth one should get on to the path of YOGA.

Such a person will transcend all the LOKAs to reach the ultimate goal/source of no-return. This knowledge of Death is important for a seeker of truth.

om tat sat

ఒక దైవం, ఒక బిల్వ పత్రం

April 18, 2010

అంతా మిథ్య తలంచి చూచిన, నరుడిట్లౌ టెరింగిన్, సదా
కాంత, ల్పుత్రులు, నర్థమున్, తనువు నిక్కంబంచు మోహార్ణవ
భ్రాంతిం జెంది చరించుఁ గాని; పరమార్థంబైన నీ యందుఁ దా
జింతాకంతయుఁ జింత నిల్పడుఁ గదా శ్రీ కాళహస్తీశ్వరా !

పుడమి న్నిన్నొక బిల్వ పత్త్రమున నేఁ బూజించి పుణ్యంబునుం
బడయన్; నేరక పెక్కు దైవములకుం బప్పుల్, ప్రసాదంబులుం,
గుడుముల్, దోసెలు, సారె సత్తు, లటుకుల్, గుగ్గిళ్ళునుం బెట్టుచుం
జెడి యెందుం గొఱగాక పోదు రకటా శ్రీ కాళహస్తీశ్వరా!

— శ్రీ కాళహస్తీశ్వర శతకము, ధూర్జటి.

Last Thought, Next Form

April 17, 2010

Lord explains the departure and arrival process. (of an embodied being.)

This is the general rule how one leaves his current “holding place” and goes to the destination “holding place”.

यं यं वापि स्मरन्भावं त्यजत्यन्ते कलेवरम्।
तं तमेवैति कौन्तेय सदा तद्भावभावितः।।8.6।।

yam yam va api smaran bhaavam tyajati ante kalevaram
tam tam eva eti kaunteya sadaa tat+bhaava bhaavitah.

The most important thought of one’s life occupies the mind at the time of Death.
So, the last thoughts of a person will decide the next “form” (body) they are going to take. Also we are not sure when the time of death comes on to the current form (body).

So,
तस्मात्सर्वेषु कालेषु मामनुस्मर युध्य च।
मय्यर्पितमनोबुद्धिर्मामेवैष्यस्यसंशयम्।।8.7।।

tasmat sarveshu kaaleshu maam anusmara, yuddhya ca
mayi arpita manah + buddhi maam eva eshyasi asamshayam.

One should dedicate whole mental equipment to LORD and perform his own duty (In the current case Fight; that is the duty of Arjuna) all the time. The mind + intellect having surrendered to LORD will reach him alone. There is no doubt.

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Note: The embodied being is the higher nature that holds the aggregate of body + senses and Mind + intellect together. At the time of snapping the relationship between the instruments, this “jeeva” goes about to a new dwelling place in the direction of the last thought or last predominant nature…
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Enterprise Data Fabric – data grids

April 10, 2010

Enterprise Data Fabric or “in memory data grid” can improve the distributed or clustered application performance dramatically.

The Problem:
Distributed applications need to share the “application objects” across multiple processing nodes. As the application objects are not “relational” there is a need for the Object Relational Mapping (ORM) to share the application objects using a relational database.

The ORM technology involves converting the object into a set of relational (table/column) information and and turns slow.

The Solution:
Using an in-memory data grid to store the application objects on distributed multiple node cache and managing the transactions in once and only once manner.

This will dramatically improve the performance and scalability of the application.

This is also going to be a key enabler of the Private PaaS Cloud Computing in future.

IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale and Oracle Coherence are the examples of Distributed Caching Platforms that provide Enterprise Data Fabrics or in-memory data grid solutions.

Let us see how this technology shapes up the future!