Madness of God

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Madness of God

Datta is called as Unmatta Datta, which means that Datta is mad. The reason for this is that He gives the absolute divine knowledge from His absolute state, which is the absolute reality. In that state, every thing except Him is relatively real including the souls. In this state He is called as Nirguna Datta, which means that He is in the state of absolute reality without any relative reality. The entire creation including the souls is a relative reality only and is just His imagination or quality or feeling (Guna) only. The guna is a property, which is not independent and depends on its substratum (Guni) only. Such substratum is God or Para Brahman who is far from imagination.

The knowledge radiating from that state is absolute truth, which cannot be digested by human beings who are in the lowest layer called as Maya. Therefore, Datta looks like a mad fellow whose statements are beyond the normal digestion. Shri Rama Krishna Parama Hamsa was going to Panchavati for meditation and was in that top state. A newly married person told Him that his wife is hindering him from participating in the spiritual discussion (Satsanga). Immediately Parama Hamsa told him just to divorce his wife. He was shocked. For the plane of normal human beings such knowledge looks like the statements of a mad person. In fact, the souls are mad of the plane of lower relative reality. For mad people, a wise person is mad relatively.

At the Lotus Feet of His Holiness Sri Dattaswami

Anil Antony

www.universal-spirituality.org
Universal Spirituality for World Peace



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Madnes of God

'Madness of God' is the state of Godhead which happens through the extreme devotion to the Ideal (Divine Object of devotion/meditation). In reality it is the manifestation of bliss in devotees which is the love of God having been showered by the God on the heart of the devotee because the heart of the devotee, after becoming the heart divine, is the receptacle of this love of God. If the heart has not become the divine and bliss comes to undivine heart then devotee cannot bear this bliss, cannot digest bliss; resultantly the devotee may give up his mortal frame.

The devotee who have bliss have also self-knowledge (self-identity) alonwith realization of the Self being extended to eternity (which is called eternal existence). Sri Ramakrishna was the ocean of this bliss and so alongwith it he was also ocean of Self-knowledge and had the realization of eternal existence.

Sri Ramakrishna made Swami Vivekananda to realize this eternal existence. Sri Ramakrishna Made Maharaj Brahmananda to get this bliss. There were sixteen apostles of Sri Ramkrishna among whom Swami Vivekananda was the divine leader of this group and Swami Brahmananda was the successor of Sri Ramakrishna and called king (maharaj) who became first president of Ramakrishna Math and Mission, Belur Math. In true sense all these 16 apostles became as 16 Ramakrishnas.

NIDHI PARKASH | Sun, 07/18/2010 - 16:24
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real madness is devotion to contemporary human incarnation

The examination of all these scriptures shows how Gita is an excellent way of teaching the spiritual knowledge and how its preacher Lord Krishna is a full expression of the Lord (Pari-Poorna Avatara). Whenever we remember Lord Krishna, three defects appear, which attack our faith on Him. Defects of others are clearly seen by the minds of human beings. These three defects are (1) stealing the butter (2) doing mischief along with the boys (3) dancing with the maidens in the Brindavanam. Even other religions find fault in these points. People are not analysing the background of the Lord and criticise due to their limited views. These maidens were sages in the previous birth. They prayed the Lord for full salvation. Salvation means liberation of oneself from the worldly bonds. There are three strongest bonds, which are like steel chains (Eeshanas) and they are the bonds with money, children and husband or wife. They are the strongest attractions and full salvation means liberation from these three strongest bonds. The Lord was stealing the butter, which was their hard earned money and thus the bond with money was cut. The bond with their children was also cut because their children were attracted by the Lord only and were not following their parents.

Their bonds with their husbands were also cut because the Lord attracted them in the dance. The reason for the destruction of these bonds was the formation of the new bond with the Lord and there was no other reason. This is the path of Nivrutti. When Nivrutti is absent at least Pravrutti should be maintained in which these three bonds must remain but should not have over attractions. Pravrutti is maintaining the worldly bonds with reasonable and limited attractions and removing the blind attractions. If these bonds are destroyed by any other reason, it is not only useless but also injustice. They will be punished in the hell for such injustice. People some times leave these bonds and think that they have achieved the spiritual progress and this is not correct. Even a stone is not having any worldly bonds and that is not spiritual progress. The stone is not having bond with Lord also.

The destruction of these worldly bonds should be a consequence of the formation of the new bond with the Lord. At least the destruction of the worldly bonds must assist the growth of the new bond with the Lord (Ananyah, Satatayuktanam—Gita). Krishna did all this in Brindavanam only where the sages were born as maidens. When He left Brindavanam He never repeated this anywhere because no other soul except those sages requested Him for such full salvation. Since the sages in Brindavanam got full salvation, He never returned back. Had He done this with the lust, He should have repeated this elsewhere also or at least He should have returned to Brindavanam to do the same. The maidens became mad after the Lord because in Nivrutti nothing and none can stand before the eyes of the devotee except the Lord in the human form (Natat Samah—Veda) (Machchittah—Gita).

Once a lady was worshipping Jesus by applying a costly scent to Him. A disciple of Jesus criticised this and stated that the cost of the scent would have been spent for feeding the beggars. Jesus condemned the disciple and accepted her service. The reason for such personal service is that she is in the path of Nivrutti. She desires only the Lord and is not interested in the social service. The followers of Nivrutti will even leave the justice for the sake of the Lord (Sarvadharman—Gita). Such souls reach the permanent divine abode of the Lord. One cannot compare Jesus with a rich man who is also enjoying a similar service. The rich man is not God and he has to please the Lord. The final goal is not his selfish pleasure. In the case of Jesus there is no other God whom he should please. The service done to Jesus protected that lady in this world as well as in the upper world. But the service done to the rich man cannot protect anybody. Once a rich man approached Jesus and asked for his future duty in order to enter the Heaven. Jesus told him that he should give away all his money to the beggars. Jesus did not ask him to bring costly scent to be applied to Him. The rich man belongs to the level of Pravrutti and is interested in his personal upliftment and personal enjoyment in the heaven. He is not interested in Lord Jesus. Thus the Pravrutti and Nivrutti should be differentiated. The ignorant people who are unaware of this difference will mistake Jesus to be fond of the application of the scent by the tender hand of a beautiful lady. Dan Brown in his book “Da Vinci Code” writes that Jesus married a lady called “Mary Magdelene” and also had a child. Krishna and Mohammad had several wives. Buddha was also married. Sankara was a bachelor but Sankara required the knowledge of sex education for the sake of a debate and received the sexual experience practically for the sake of that debate. Therefore it is immaterial weather the Lord in human form is married or not. Some souls love the Lord through such bond. The Lord just reflects back in the same way to please His devotees (Ye yatha mam –Gita). The Lord is the fire of knowledge and any stick will be burnt to ashes. When the Lord comes in the human form, He plays with all the qualities existing in the universe. He created all the qualities only (Yechaiva Sattvikah—Gita) for His divine play meant for the entertainment. The Lord created even Satan. In a cinema the role of villain also exists and the actor of that role is also paid. Any quality that is used for the entertainment and pleasure of the Lord is good and sacred. Any quality that is turned towards selfish pleasure and these worldly bonds is bad and impure.

At Thy Lotus Feet His Holiness Sri Dattaswami

Anil Antony
www.universal-spirituality.org
Universal Spirituality for World Peace
antonyanil@universal-spirituality.org

dattaswami2 | Mon, 07/19/2010 - 02:04