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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Anusthan-A Discourse By Upasani Maharaj Of Sakori-Part 1.

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Dear all,
Happy Baba's day
I am sure everyone visiting Shirdisaibabakripa website  must be drenched in beauty,splendour and grand celebration of Gurupurnima celebration 2011 as shared in more than 150 photos day before yesterday !!

Shirdi Sai Baba the Fakir of Shirdi as we all know Him,the Lord of Universe,kind mother  and Sabka Malik ek is looking amazingly beautiful than thousands of orchids around Him ,is shining brighter than all the gold He is dressed up in .But His love the 'Supreme' is spreading  His warmth and Grace to each child watching Him with faith and devotion from where ever there are.These photo's of celebration has lighten our spirits and filled us with love and has instantly taken us to Shirdi as though we are witnessing each event in front of our eyes.I am sure everyone will agree with me.Now coming back to our spiritual quest I continue with Anusthan-A discourse by Upasani Maharj of Sakori- part 1 .The introduction and preface has been already shared last week on auspicious occasion of Gurupurnima .Readers who have missed out can read them from the link provided below this post. For everyone's kind attention this discourse shall be posted every Thursday .

 Jai Sai Ram .

Anusthan -A Discourse By Upasani Maharaj Of Sakori.


EXPERIENCE OF OPPOSITE STATES AT THE TIME OF GOD-REALISATION

God is both with form and without form. As such He is sexless as well as with sex. At the time of God-Realisation, men and women experience a state which is exactly the opposite of their own. Unless a man passes through the experience of the female state, namely that of Adimaya, Adishakti and a woman through the male state i.e. the state of Pramapurusha or the Supreme Lord, he or she cannot attain the Divine status beyond the pale of the sexes.
This is a profound spiritual truth, not easily grasped by those involved in the meshes of Samsara, (cycle of births and deaths) whose vision is always materialistic and superficial.

Though God is self evident, men have, by, contrasting Him with the manifested world termed Him the Unmanifest or Invisible and hold the human and Divine States antithetical. Hence it has become customary and conventional to keep confidential all the activities pertaining to the Invisible Creator of the Universe.

Aspirants who yearn for union with God, therefore, prosecute their austerities in secret, and the priniciple underlying all such activities is known only to Yogies and seekers after Truth. The mind actually becomes that which it constantly thinks of, whether by force or by its own free choice. The example of how the Gopies, though women, attained unison with Krishna by forgetting their sex and firmly fixing their mind on the Lord is a point in question.

Though God is self apparent, He clads himself in Maya and appears in the form of the world. Since by contrast with the apparent world God is unmanifest, Yogies try to be in a state of secrecy. Yogies invoke, by means of their Yogic powers, any individual upon a stone, a blade of grass or any other inanimate object and converse with him. The person thus invoked, whether he be at Bombay or some such distant place, will receive all the suggestions in his heart, though he may not be aware of the source whence the suggestions come. Thus any one can achieve anything he aspires for, even if it be God realization. As God is manifest in both the sexes, He can be attained in either form.

ATTAINMENT OF GOD THROUGH WIFELY DEVOTION

If one, who has lost his beloved constantly thinks of her like one mad, he will experience all her qualities in himself. He does not actually behold her material form. But as his mind is saturated with her qualities, he forgets his personality and feels himself one with his beloved. Similarly a wife too can have the experience of being her husband. If during her lifetime a woman is devoutly attached to her husband, looks upon him as God and serves him wholeheartedly thereby meriting a reciprocation of his wholehearted affection, her husband after death appears to her in all the greatness and grandeur of God with whom she has been identifying him. The couple will merge in the Absolute and the joy knows no bounds. This is why the wise have laid down in the Scriptures that a husband and wife should love each other as God and Goddess. An entirely different state of affairs now prevails. Men and women have lost sight of the principle of divine love. Their love is now limited to the practical exigencies of their mundane life.

A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

What does Anushthan signify? What advantage is derived from sitting in the mud?
These points have to be clarified. “If you find your usual place muddy and uncomfortable, you had better come in and seat yourselves here. Thereupon the devotees walked in and sat in the zopadi.” And Baba thus began. “Had you been attentively following what has so far been said you would not have stepped within. Commands are obeyed without hesitation so long as they are along the course of least resistance. If you had been asked to walk out of the zopadi, you would have perhaps thought twice before you obeyed. What a hard task master you find in me!” At these words, all of them walked out of the zopadi.

Formerly I used to go from Shirdi to Rahata and back every day. In the course of those customary rounds, one fine morning I squatted by the wayside halfway from Shirdi to Rahata. Some of the passers by soon gathered round me. The whole country round knew me well to be nude as well as mad. It was about eight or nine a.m. people were busy going about their vocations, some on foot, some on horse-back and some on bicycles. That day happened to be Avidhava Navami (The ninth day of the dark fortnight of Bhadrapad). The sun was shining bright. There was no sign of rain. Besides Shankar Patel and a few others from Sakuri, there were other big people as well. When I was by myself, my thoughts were mine own. But now the conversation that ensued took a turn suitable to the occasion and the audience.

 “Aren’t you all bound for Shirdi? Why then do you loiter here and waste your precious time?” said I. “No Baba, “replied they. “We shall spend a while here with you and then go.” Very soon the congregation swelled. Four or five employees of the Irrigation Department came up there. One of them rode a bicycle and another a horse. They set aside their conveyances and sat near me. “It is getting hot”. Said I. “ Why do you idle away your time neglecting your duty?” They answered, “there is no pressing work on hand. We shall sit for a while and go.”

One of them observed, “Today is Avidhava Navami, isin’t it so? It is my wife’s anniversary.” The other remarked that it was his mother’s anniversary and preparations were being made for its performance. Hence they were in no hurry to go.

Time passed on unnoticed and it was now about 1 p.m. My discourse on Avidhava Navami continued. As they found it very interesting, they sat with rapt attention, especially because it very closely concerned the first gentleman’s lost wife.

 Though it was past two, they refused to stir from their places unless and until I would make a move. The sun was fierce and there was no apparent sign of rain, but I said “It will rain and you will be drenched.” They were however firmly resolved not to stir at any cost. There were also some Mussalmans in the crowd and they said, “You are the very embodiment of Divinity, and where you are in Bliss”. Another remarked, “if it rains, you too will be drenched.” I replied, “What have I to be drenched? Your suits and hats will drip wet. I will be here till dusk.”

 Then turning to the gentleman who lost his wife, I said, “Your wife will perhaps visit your house and finding you absent, may walk away disappointed.” He answered “Why will she go home? She must surely have come here to drink deep the nectar of your divine discourse”. All of a sudden rain began to pour down in torrents. I sat unmoved and so did the rest, as they too were determined to weather it out at all costs. One of them unfurled an umbrella over my head. At my refusal to avail myself of this advantage, those of the congregation who had umbrellas denied themselves their use. Till about half-past four, the rain continued unabated but none got up.

In those days Durgabai was in the practice of offering me Naivedyam (offering of food to God) immediately after Sai Baba’s Arati in the mosque, and till then she would never break her fast. At first I was staying in Khandoba’s temple outside Shirdi, but later on I used to wander about.

 Wherever I was, she would find me out and would never return to Shirdi to break her fast without offering me the Naivedyam. Whether it be sun or rain, Whether I would partake of her offering or not, she rigorously kept up her Anushthan. This evening she came up with her Naivedyam at half-past four and stood behind me. Shanker Patel or some one else intimated the same to me.

After sometime I felt I should not put the gathering to inconvenience any longer and so got up. In a hut pointed out by Shanker Patel, I tasted a few morsels of the food brought by Durgabai and she then retraced her steps to Shirdi. The long and short of it is that though those persons were not at all used to move about in rain, the strength of their purpose was such as to render them practically unconscious of the external circumstances and they sat there all the time deeply engrossed in my talk. Thus this was an Anushthan for them. You have left your seats as soon as a few drops of rain have fallen on you and the contrast has reminded me of this incident”


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  • The process of Anusthan.


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  •  Introduction and Preface.
  • (a)Experience of opposite states as the time of God-Realisation.
  • (b)Attainment of God through wifely devotion.


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