Glories of Yog
|| O M NA M A SA D GUR UDE VA YA ||
The meaning of the words of self-realised sages is generally supra-mundane. Howsoever, learned
a man might be he can not un de rst an d it m er el y o n th e str en gt h o f hi s ac ad emi c
achievements because the errands of divinity which are received by the sublimated mind, can not
be clothed in words. They elude narration and are absolutely indescribable. They are picked up
only through hints and suggestions which apparently appear to be disorderly and incoherent,
replete with paradoxes. The following lines of the Ram Charitmanas illustrate it :-
Uma Ram Gun Goodh Pandit muni pavahin virati. avahin moha vimoodh je hari vimukh na
dharmrati. (The attributes of Ram are obscure, the Pandits who know the mystic import, Munis
whose senses and mind have become quiet and all those who have attained renunciation easily grasp
the truth of God and hence reject the world which is insubstantial and unreal. But they who are
typically imbecile and booby, disinterested in God and religion, fall victim to false attachments
signifying ignorance). The text of a work may be the same but the interpretations vary
– one leading to light while the other to darkness. People gather meaning, matching their
tastes and capabilities. For this very reason Goswami Ji tells us the characteristics of
those who understand the Manas.
Yaha shubh charit jaan pai soyi kripa Ram ki japar hoi (Only they comprehend the
auspicious doings who are fortunate to have the grace of God).
Yaha charit janhi muni gyani jinh Raghubir charan rati mani (Only the Munis and the sages
understand what the Manas aims at, only they whose mind is devoted to the Divine being and
who love God extremely, can follow its real, its inner import).
Seminars and sympos ia can never lead to the correct understanding of the Manas. If
any querry happens to crop-up in the mind of any devotee, it should be presented before self realized
soul and there the guidance should be sought. Such genuine querries are always welcome.
Our revered Gurudeo used to say that querries occur only in the enquiring and worthy minds but
they should be placed only before such persons who can answer them adequately. If you need
an aeroplane ticket, you should approach the right man. You would not get it in woods and
forest. You would get there nothing but rubbish, trash. You should make genuine efforts to get
right answers of your question. Faith in and the company of saints are always helpful in
acquiring knowledge –
Je shradha sambal rahit nahin santan kar saath Tin kahan maanas agam ati jinahin na priya
Raghunath (Those who miss the faith, support and company of sages and the love for God
find the Manas incomprehensible.)
The saints and sages reveal knowledge within your heart and your thirst gets quenched forever.
“OM Glory to Sudgurudeo Bhagwan”
- Swami Adgadanand