Discourse on this post in Bangalore on 4th June, 2017
Audio of Discourse
Bhajan in MP3
Updates and notice-
Dear all, this post has come after a reasonable gap. However, we were busy in dealing with older posts from WordPress but they were taken up on Fb starting from Guru Purnima on 9th July 2017 and ending on 16th July for a week. They were from Segment-Our lost rich heritage. I chose those posts which were not heeded since the beginning and whoever devoted time to them were blessed and gained so much. In these posts, I included devotional songs here and there which were related to the topic but in the comment box. That eases the strain on the mind and gives us tremendous joy and even spiritual bliss to many. Those who have not yet availed the good opportunity may please do so.
There are many posts as poems posted on Fb which are difficult to decipher and understand. I took up one such post in Bangalore on 4th June 2017 and that explains the reasons why we should heed to our intuition and submit our mana or mind at the Holy Feet of the Spiritual Masters. And what happens after that has also been described in earlier posts like this one-Why is it important to submit the mind at the Lotus Feet of the Holy Master or Guru? (Fb post no 247 in index dated 21.08.16). This post will be dealt with in the upcoming another Bangalore Discourse on 16th Sept, 2017.
At some point of time, I took up a series of bhajans in 2016 between 27.07.16 and 02.08.16. They were 7 in number as Day 1 to Day 7 on Facebook. As the series of bhajans as posts were hard to comprehend, I have explained one such bhajan of Guru Gorakhnath in Bangalore recently. My posts and consequently their explanations are revelations of the sacred science of Moksha wherever they be-Facebook or WordPress. By understanding these posts, the disciple will be assured of the sincerity of this path besides its sacredness.
Besides, there are some posts on Fb which are directed towards me or my grandson but they benefit humanity because in them the Great Ones or the ancient Holy Sages either speak something about themselves which is completely unknown to the world; or they reveal the path of salvation through the sacred words. A few posts are instigated by one of the greatest rishis-Maharishi Kashayapa whose spiritual earnings are way beyond human comprehension and consumption. Today on this auspicious day, on Fb I will consolidate some posts of Maharishi Kashyapa; they shall benefit all those practitioners and seekers who are seriously seeking and wish to help themselves in knowing how we, as a single soul transcend from one point to another and how important it is to know God to mitigate our lingering sorrows. It was directed to my grandchild though but everyone is supposed to learn from these articles. We have just become mere conduits for the sake of revelation, I wish to clarify so that we all focus promptly and seriously as words are very grave and should be heeded.
Apart from a collection of older posts of Maharishi Kashyapa, a new post on Fb today is due. It shall come up as soon as I compose and translate the sacred words which are transmitted to me two days ago in my long meditations. On every 4th August there will be a new post on Fb in this chain of posts. The older posts of previous 4th Aug, of this series will be stringed every year as a pearl of necklace to beautify our souls and minds…..You shall soon see this new pattern of posts on Fb and savour its intensity.
The audio of this Discourse is a little more than 2 hours; it has the explanation of one poetry of Guru Gorakhnath-Bhola Mana Jane Amar meri kaya… to save your time and effort I have pasted the entire post from Fb on WP for your perusal since this bhajan or spiritual rendition was taken up in Bangalore and is very much present in my Talks.
In this way, I have also consolidated the recent Spiritinlife activities through this post about our activities so that the link between the author and the readers is maintained. Kindly be in constant resonance and connection so that you are always empowered with the energies that are endowed through these articles from time to time.
In the end in Bangalore, we all heard the above bhajan in the gathering but the recording of the song was not too clear. Hence, I have inserted 2 versions of the song-MP3 as well as You Tube. You may choose whatever you like the most or avail both. Please get inside the skin of this musical and lyrical composition and partake ‘prasad’ or grace from all the ancient Holy Masters who are very quietly guiding our Spirits in order to free us from the severe karmic bondages which we have created over centuries…..
What happens if you submit your mind at the feet of your Holy Master?
This world is so inconstant, body so fickle, mind always restless.
The ephemeral nature of this ever shifting sand of desert-world
Will never allow you to rest fully if you do not understand this fact.
People come and go incessantly, waste their lives in absolute inessentials.
But never spend time to guard their own interests and become immortals.
They live only for sense pleasures and build structures and satisfy their egos.
The puzzle of this never ending delusive world can be cracked by only some.
They are the ones who are totally blessed and blessed by the Almighty God.
They are blessed because they have lived uncountable lives only by God’s will.
They are called Gurus or Sadgurus or Avatars or Chiranjeevs or Amar Atma.
They know how to teach someone crack this entrapping and puzzling Maya.
They are under constant God’s commands and always are doing His duties.
They will first call you, inspect you, and see what lies beneath your inner core.
The core consists of desires and imprints of all the actions performed in all lives.
They work on removal of those dark spots and untangle knots which create desires.
Once the knots are opened, the mind begins to see the facts which are beneficial.
The mind begins to create new actions which are not detrimental and only enhance.
The mind gets peace and rest and the senses begin to rest and the journey begins.
A new life starts which gives more time for the upliftment of one’s own Soul welfare.
The senses are slaves, mind servant, body worker and the Soul lifts and soars freely.
It unites with the Universal Consciousness, it permeates into highest Consciousness.
It is free from shackles of endless lives’ slavery of moaning fiefdom, mental darkness.
It is always free of unwanted fatigue of exhausting, immoral thoughts and sadness.
It is also free from the load of enjoying the ephemeral pleasures which are later painful.
The Holy Masters make you ever free, ever joyous, and ever present in every moment.
The future and past are nullified and each day is lived as a deep gratitude towards Him.
The Soul soars, mind is free and body is always complying since there are no tensions.
These Holy Masters will always guide you quietly and sincerely without your knowledge.
Until one day you wake up and see how hard it is to awaken a dead wood or a sleepy dough.
Once awakened, they shall also become joyous, sincere, one pointed and very concentrated.
They will never err again, they will never go back to their original state of drowsiness or laziness.
They will always be in poise and calmness, mind their own business and never feel ungrateful.
Sorrow and pain will never touch them, disease both mental and physical will be at bay invariably.
So trust your inner voice, submit your mind at the feet of your Holy Masters, do not disturb your poise.
Come to them with an open mind and a pure heart, they will baptize you, purify you with gentleness.
They will also make you soar like them one day in the everlasting heavenly kingdom of the Heavenly Father!
This time related rare Nirguni Bhajan is of Guru Gorakhnath, the disciple of Guru Machandarnath of Northern India sung by Kumar Gandharva again. http://gaana.com/share/titemI699422
The lyrics are-
Bhola mana jaane amar meri kaaya
Dhan re, joban sapne si maya
Badal ki si chhaya
Ek kuan paanch paniyaari
Jal bharti hai nyari nyari
Dat jayega kuan, sookh jayegi kyari
Haath mal mal chali pachon paniyari
Sukha sa kaath bhent nahi chhaya
Kahan tera thausa, kahan teri maya
Baalu ki bheet pavan ka khambha
Deval dekh bhaya achambha
Adi Adinath Machhandar ka poota
Yeh jasa gaave Gorakh Avdhoota
भोला मन जाने अमर मेरी काया I
धन रे, जोबन सपने सी माया II
बादल की सी छाया II
एक कुआँ पाँच पनियारी I
जल भरती है न्यारी न्यारी II
डट जाएगा कुआँ, सूख जाएगी क्यारी I
हाथ मल मल चली पाँचो पानियारी II
सूखा सा काठ भेंट नही छाया I
कहाँ तेरा ठौसा कहाँ तेरी माया II
बालू की भीत पवन का खंभा I
देवल देख भया अचंभा II
आदि आदिनाथ मच्छंदर का पूता I
यह जस गावे गोरख अवधूता II
Translation by each line now-
भोला मन जाने अमर मेरी काया I My naive mind believes that my body is immortal!
धन रे, जोबन सपने सी माया II Wealth and youth are like a dream, it is like a fleeting dream.
बादल की सी छाया II The worldly attainments are like temporary shade of a cloud.
एक कुआँ पाँच पनियारी I There is one well and five women are drawing water from it.
जल भरती है न्यारी न्यारी II And they all fill up water separately.
डट जाएगा कुआँ One day the well will halt, the flower bed will dry up.
हाथ मल मल चली पाँचो पनियरि II And the five water drawing ladies will be high and dry.
सूखा सा काठ भेंट नही छाया I Your dead body will be like wood, it won’t be decorated anymore and it won’t have any shade over it.
कहाँ तेरा ठौसा कहाँ तेरी माया II Where is your bullying, any prestige or worldly power or any glory or money now.
बालू की भीत पवन का खंभा I The walls are made of sand and pillars made of wind.
देवल देख भया अचंभा II When I see this temple I am stupefied.
आदि आदिनाथ मच्छंदर का पूता I Eternal Adinath Machandar’s son I am.
यह जस गावे गोरख अवधूता II Gorakh Avdhoota is singing the praise of his Guru through this poem.
Dear readers, this Nirguni Bhajan is written by Guru Gorakhnath from North India and he is one of the eighteen siddhas of South India also.
Siddhas were yogis, alchemists, mystics, astrologers and healers and or a combination of all these too. Like Swami Kartikeyan, Bogarnathar and Shri Mahavatar Babaji, Guru Gorakhnath went into deep forests of South India to do intense meditation and penance like his Guru Machandranath. Some others in the category of eighteen siddhars or siddhas are Agastya, Thiruvalluvar, Thiromoolar, Kalanginathar and some more mystics and immortal divine souls. Most of their literary work is in poems on palm leaves and are still available in remote Tamil Nadu areas. Their foremost discovery was nadi shodhan or nadi reading, reading the pulse and doing the diagnosis of a diseased body. Ayurveda was born out of the research of these siddars or siddhas.
This particular poem by guru Gorakhnath reveals to us the eternal fact and the hard reality of life. And that is the reality of the ever changing world and the never changing fact of our impending death.
Very beautifully, he describes that ah! how strange is this-my mind is naive because it believes that this body of mine is going to last forever!!
In fact, instead of telling others that you all are going to die one day therefore open your eyes, he is telling himself that his mind is naive and innocent.
He further explains this one point by saying that wealth and youth are not going to last forever since they all are like the temporary shade created by the floating clouds in the sky. The wealth and youth give us temporary means of sustenance and delude us in this way. Similarly, we see dreams in our sleep. They are not real and are made and destroyed in a few moments. This world and our inheritance is like a dream, we cannot hold them for too long. We cannot hold our dreams. The achievements and belongings of this world are alike the dreams and we cannot hold them for too long. They both are very much temporary in nature.
The well is used here to describe our human body in which there is life force. It is made of five senses and the women who are drawing water from it constantly are the five senses in the body. The five senses draw out our life force separately and a day arrives when there is no life force left in the body and the human body is extinguished.
That is a time when the human finally stops and this flower bed (body) dries up since there is no water or life force. At this stage the five senses or women who were drawing water from the body-well leave the body remorsefully one by one.
The body becomes like a dead wood and it has no shade over it or a shelter because no one keeps the dead body at home. And guru Gorakhnath is now asking humanity a valid question and that is-Where is your blustering, bullying or social prestige and wealth?
The walls are made of sand and the pillars are made of wind. When I see this sight I get stunned. Which walls and pillars is Guru Gorakhnath speaking of and why is he so stupefied?
This body-temple is made of sand that is Earth; it comes from earth or anna or food and disintegrates and perishes on earth. The pillars are made of wind. Wind word is used here because wind also means life force or air here. The vasanas or intense lusts and passions are embedded in the human’s life force and like air, the vasana won’t be stable and will travel fast after death into a new body since it has worldly intense desires or vasanas.
The word wind is also used here to compare and say that this body is so temporary and there is no guarantee that it will be stationary. It has no fixed legs or permanent legs to stand on forever.
So Guru Gorakhnath is saying visualize a structure that is made of walls of sand and the pillars of wind. Seeing or imagining such a sight gives him great deal of disbelief and astonishment. He is stupefied. In other words, he is pointing towards us and showing us how ephemeral our body is but we think the reverse. All the people in this world believe that they will never die because they all are so engrossed in living their mundane life and are living in a dream and never think of metaphysical topics.
Guru Gorakhnath’s Master was Guru Machandranath. Gorakhnath is calling himself the son of Guru Machanadarnath and says he is singing the glory of his Guru because the knowledge has been given to him by his Holy Master Machandarnath and that he himself is an Avdhoota which means totally free from all Maya and worldly desires. And he loves to sing his glory……..
Footnote- These bhajans are not only rare but very difficult to decipher and comprehend as well. People can always have their own opinion and meaning but the exact meaning comes only when we can meditate intensely and connect our quiet mind to the soul of the real or original author or poet. Since they too have written the classic poems in deep states of meditation and were in communion with the Supreme or to the Spirit of their own Holy Master, who was guiding his or her thoughts. I too prayed and invoked Guru Gorakhnath to guide me to tell me the exact meaning of his mystical poetic creation.
This is my small offering at His Holy Feet and also to God’s all children who are going to read this lost, ancient, wonderful bhajan or devotional offering.
With gratitude and devotion always.