Message on Samkranti

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DIVINE DISCOURSE BY SWAMI ON 15 .01.2011

Today is Samkranti, which means transfer of sun from south to north. Sun represents the intelligence, which is the basis of logical analysis. The Gayatri mantra also says that sun provokes the intelligence. The south represents the path of rituals, which involves the worship of representatives of energetic forms of God like statues or formless models of Vishnu, Shiva, etc. and the worship of statues of past human incarnations like Rama, Krishna, etc. In this path, the statues or some formless representatives are selected for worship because the spiritual aspirant has not yet conquered his ego and jealousy towards contemporary human incarnation, which, in fact is the most relevant address of God for a human being.

The three great epics of Hindu religion (Ramayana, Mahabharatam and Bhagavatam) preach about the two great past human incarnations called as Rama and Krishna. Even the Bible of Christianity is based on the past human incarnation called as Jesus. The Islam is based on another human incarnation called as Mohammed. The Buddhism is based on the human incarnation called as Buddha. Jainism is also based on the human incarnation called as Mahavir. The human incarnation is most relevant for any human being because God always comes in human form only to preach human beings.

Even the energetic form is also in human shape only, which is relevant to souls in energetic bodies only and hardly there is any practical example that the energetic from of God preached the human beings. The human energetic form is again an indication to the human being to divert to the alive human form of God. Unless, the alive human form of God is caught, clear knowledge cannot dawn in the mind of a human being. But, the alive human form of God is recognized only when ego and jealousy are conquered. Hence, the path of knowledge (Jnana) is represented by the north. The diversion of the sun from south to north indicates the human being diverting from the path of rituals (karma) towards the path of knowledge, which is based on Satguru or the contemporary human incarnation. This diversion denotes the conquer of ego and jealousy by the spiritual aspirant towards a co-human form.

The training of the human being in the ritualistic path
The time to catch the contemporary human incarnation

The path of rituals denotes the absence of knowledge due to the absence of alive human form of God. The rituals involved the sacrifice of valuable materials for the sake of God. These materials are either wasted or stolen by the priests, business men and managements. Valuable food materials like ghee is burnt in fire and milk, honey, fruit juice, etc. are wasted in bathing the statues. This clearly shows full ignorance but the merit is that sacrifice for God is developed. The wastage of materials is inevitable because the aspirant has not yet conquered the ego and jealousy to recognize the alive human form of God, who has come down to the earth to enjoy at your sacrifice of such valuable materials in His worship to bless you.

Such sacrifice of materials is the proof of practical devotion. You are proving your deep love by such practical sacrifice towards your beloved family members and hence there is no debate in this point. In the first stage, such practical sacrifice is done by the human beings based on the business to give and take. The sacrifice of wealth and materials is for getting some benefits in return from God. In the initial stage, God also becomes a business man like Lord Venkateswara on seven hills. In course of time, the devotees are expected to develop real love to God by which the same practical sacrifice is done without aspiring anything in return. When this is achieved, the training of the human being in the ritualistic path is completed.

Now, if the ego and jealousy towards a co-human form is also achieved by doing such practical sacrifice of materials to poor devotees, the time to catch the contemporary human incarnation has come. Now the human being should analyze the real and relevant address of God through reasoning.

Bhudha’s statement regarding scriptures

Buddha said that without analysis, blind acceptance of even scripture and tradition is of no use. The scripture is already a well-settled conclusion of long logical debates. But, unfortunately, the wrong interpretation of the scripture is always developed through bad logic. This bad logic must be rejected by good logic, which is the reasonable process of reasoning. Therefore, when Buddha said that you should not accept the scripture blindly, means that you should not accept blindly the wrong interpretation of the scripture.

Rituals get dropped when you meet contemporary human incarnation

The diversion of sun from south to north takes place in the middle of the year, which represents the middle age of your entire life. If you are coming to Satguru in the middle age, you will have sufficient energy and life to do practical service to God. Hanuman met Rama in His middle age. Radha met Krishna in Her earlier part of middle age. The people, who are not diverted towards Satguru continue to worship the models of energetic forms of angels and departed ancestors through the blind rituals. When the Satguru is achieved, these rituals (karma) naturally get dropped as stated in Gita (Jnate karma na vidyate). The ritual (karma) is converted into practical service to Satguru (karma yoga).

Yoga means fortunate achievement of God in human form
The norms for achievement of God

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