Destiny, Karma and Renunciation further explained…

This is an alternate explanation of the previous post titled Destiny, Karma and Renunciation:

(https://rajinikanthv.wordpress.com/2018/02/07/destiny-karma-and-renunciation)

The present birth or present life does not start with Shunya (Nothing) nor it becomes Shunya (Nothing) at the end of this life automatically.

What we experience in this present birth is the result of the accumulated karma from all our previous births.

The goal in this birth must be to exhaust all our karma so that at the end of it there is no balance karma left!

Only in that stage is liberation attained!

Opening of a bank account and further transactions on the account can be taken as an analogy:

Opening a bank account requires a mandatory amount or minimum balance that is to be deposited and maintained as long as the account is active.

We do all our transactions from this point with credits and debits of various denominations happening all the time.

The debit transactions (negative karma) are determined on the basis of all the previous credit transactions but still the minimum balance has to be maintained. Even though the minimum balance is attained, the account is still active and hence liberation is not attained.

Similarly,by doing credit transactions (positive karma) also, it is not possible to attain liberation though one may proceed towards higher planetary systems in the material universe.

When we want to close the account, we must debit the entire balance amount along with the minimum balance so that the net balance becomes shunya or nothing. Once this happens,we disassociate from the bank!

Let’s see what we can infer from this analogy to life. The bank terminologies and the equivalent terminologies associated with life has been mentioned for easy understanding:

**Bank**: Material world and the field of material activity.

**Bank Account** (association with the bank): The gross body and Subtle senses that is required to transact in the material world.

**Owner of the Bank Account**: Life or Jiva or Soul

**Minimum Balance** – three modes of material nature viz., goodness, passion and ignorance that binds the soul to the material world.

**Opening of Bank account**: Soul acquiring a material body to enjoy the fruits of this material world.

**Credit Transaction**- Happiness due to positive karma that brings enjoyment to the material body but increases bondage.

**Debit Transaction** – Distress when positive karma is getting exhausted, also indulging in forbidden actions!

**Desire to close the account** – Desire to attain Self-realization by transcending the three modes of material nature.

**Account Closing **– Process of relinquishing the gross and subtle bodies.

**Zero Balance **– Liberation from material world and eternal residence in the realms of supreme abode where there is no birth, death, old age or disease.

Again, it can be seen that renunciation (surrender) with a strong desire to attain self-realization is the only means to close this materialistic bank account and attain liberation! That’s quite a price to pay but the reward is un-interrupted innings in the spiritual world.

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Rajini

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Next set of three blog posts (No.4,5 and 6)

Dear friends,

Today I have some updates for you.

As mentioned earlier, I would like to mention that my next set of three blog posts have been published,

I have updated my fourth, fifth and sixth posts. They are:

  1. A resolve for 2018 – https://rajinikanthv.wordpress.com/2018/01/04/a-resolve-for-2018/
  2. Birth and Death – https://rajinikanthv.wordpress.com/2018/01/07/birth-and-death/
  3. Destiny, Karma and Renunciation – https://rajinikanthv.wordpress.com/2018/02/07/destiny-karma-and-renunciation/       

I request you to take this opportunity to read them and give your valuable feedback   .

Your feedback will be very useful for me to write on various related topics.

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Rajini

Some info and a little bit of rewrites

Dear friends,

Today I have some updates for you.

I am pleased to inform you that with the post titled Real Happiness, i crossed a milestone of 50 blog posts. I consider this real happiness because i feel my posts are getting well received. It is not the quantity but the quality that counts!

I have now close to 125 followers nay fellow seekers!

The total blog views have now touched 2220 which i believe is quite good.

My intention is not to create big blog hits but to provide quality content that makes the busy reader think. I know the subject matter i chose is not popular to write but i always believes this is a very important topic.

I note not many bloggers blog on spiritual topics consistently and exclusively.  I am keen to bring this all important subject matter to busy individuals who are keen to know but who gets caught up too much with daily chores.

I believe in spending just 5-10 minutes on the subject a day and contemplating on another 10 minutes should be sufficient for good spiritual progress. Spiritual progress surely brings overall progress.

I note that many seekers have begun to follow my blog over the past couple of months.

I started blogging around May-2017. So I decided to re-write my articles a little bit and in a language that makes the subject matter a bit easier to comprehend for new seekers (all seekers).

There are about 23 articles and 23 conversations in my blog as of now.

As I keep updating articles, i will keep you informed as and when it happens.

Now I have updated my first three posts. They are:

  1.  My first post – https://rajinikanthv.wordpress.com/2017/05/27/my-first-post/
  2. Knowledge is already there, why start again – https://rajinikanthv.wordpress.com/2017/05/30/knowledge-is-already-there-why-start-again/
  3. Laying the groundwork – https://rajinikanthv.wordpress.com/2017/06/08/laying-the-groundwork/

I request you to take this opportunity to read them and give your valuable feedback.

Your feedback will be very useful for me to write on various related topics.

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Rajini

Real happiness

The basic purpose of every soul – be it human or any animate is seek out peace and happiness during their stay in this material life.

All species of life carry out the following functions for their existence and survival viz., eating, sleeping, mating and defending. However it is the human being that is endowed with consciousness and a higher sense of rationality to know the purpose of its real existence as is mentioned in the verse:

“A desire to maintain body, wife and children is also observed in animal society. The animals have full intelligence to manage such affairs. If a human being is simply advanced in this respect, what is the difference between him and an animal? One should be very careful to understand that this human life is attained after many, many births in the evolutionary process. A learned man who gives up the bodily conception of life, both gross and subtle, will, by the enlightenment of spiritual knowledge, become aprominent individual spirit soul, as the Supreme Lord is also.” –

SrimadBhagavatham – 4.29.1a-2a – https://vedabase.io/en/library/sb/4/29/1a-2a/

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Rajini

A miracle untold – A true experience

This is a real event happened more than 7 years 9 months that has not been revealed to anyone thus far.

Its only for this reason the event was not revealed – the intention to undergo many such adventures in the Ganges without hindrance 😊 Now that purpose has lost its steam though.

But why I am revealing it now? It is due to my inner feelings to reveal to everyone about the power of the holy name – just like how the Nama – Narayana from the mouth of Ajamila at the jaws of death made him enter the Vaikuntha.

I want to reveal how deep faith in the names and hymns of Lord Narayana can save one from the clutches of death to a position of sound health – the reasons that are inexplainable, only the experience is explainable.

It not only causes survival but it also changes the course of one’s life. It’s like the soul that is being injected into the very same body, the life events now beginning to start look more meaningful, to be able to identify the effect to every cause – to be able to realize it previously unrealized, to take every event dispassionately.

The incident remains vivid in memory even after so many years have passed. Every once in a while, I get a visual re-run of the event! Surely no one will be able to forget a life-threatening event!

It all happened during the course of a river-rafting expedition in the Cool Ganges waters of Rishikesh in the state of Uttarakhand, North India. The conditions were very ideal during the period of February-March . The year was 2011.

I was a bit overwhelmed as the waters were unusually deep during that time and the rapids were extremely unpredictable and powerful.

My inner conscience was a bit skeptical about the risks – normally the conscience has the power to predict unforeseeable omens but still could nothing to stop the decision-making process!

The decision has been taken though, the required papers have been signed, the required safety jackets worn and all set! Accompanying me were two of my best friends who will after the event are to become my dear pals for life.

The raft or boat consist of 3 primary members – myself and 2 friends, plus a guide and an expert oarsman who is trained to handle disasters.

The first part of the trip, a distance of about 20% went smoothly barring any incidents. That was the point we began to take things bit lightly waiting for disaster to happen!.

Yes, disasters happen at the least expected moment! For no reason I moved to the corner of the raft and then a most powerful rapid struck the raft.

I got fully blown away from the raft and fell into the center of the river. It happened so rapidly that my friends, the guide and the oarsman were absolutely clueless about my position and they were in a state of panic – my position totally lost.

Meanwhile I realized I am about 30 feet under the water holding my breath and drifting with the flow of the Ganges. I was absolutely clueless what was happening around me and I couldn’t do anything – the question was how will I come to the surface. After drifting like this for a minute or two, I got stuck on the water plants at a height of 20 feet below the surface my head facing downwards. There was absolutely no assistance or any help in sight in such an environment unless a divine intervention can happen!

As I was stuck upside down in the water and losing my breadth – I am sure I would have lost at least 3-4 precious minutes. Time was obviously running out. Some desperate measures need to be taken. But what could be done in that position?

At this point I remembered during my NIIT days I was asked what is your strength – I mentioned – “FAITH IN GOD” With total faith on Lord Narayana I started to chant one stotram I know well and I was 100% sure that is my refuge when nothing else could save me. I remembered the stotram is to be chanted for 3 times to full effect. I realized it could be chanted properly only in static position – at being stuck between plants at a depth of 30 feet under the water. That stotram is Panchayudha Stotram. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXf2_PFJRCk)

I chanted first time fully – I was still motionless, I chanted second time fully – still I was motionless – nothing seems to happen.

Half way into the third time – Yes, a miracle happened. Through the force of the river current and the life jacket, the body broke out of the shackles, turned it upside down to a vertical position and just swerved to the surface – my breath intact though water managed to enter the lungs a bit. I started floating at the top of the river and was spotted by the guide and oarsman who managed to keep the raft stationary waiting for a miracle!

I was then brought back to the raft, the lifeguards doing the needful so much so that I became fit to continue the remaining part of the journey!

The miracle continues to be a secret till now, not a single person I know knew of my 5-minute ordeal under the water. I dare not reveal it for the obvious reason – the belief and the dilution.

I just wish to say that my faith has taken me to the other side of the shore and truly this was a miraculous encounter for me.

This shows to prove that we are driven by our own faiths and it is important that we realize that. You never know when that deja vu moment will come in handy as a guardian angel!

The full meaning and significance of Panchayudha Stotra is excellently described in the article: http://www.hindupedia.com/en/Panchayudha_Stotram

Every stotram has a Phala Sruthi when explains the benefit of chanting it.

This is a living proof. For Panchayudha Stotra it is:

Vane, rane, Shathru jalagni madhye,

Yadruchaya Apadsu maha bayesu,

Idham patan stotram anakulathma,

Sukhi bhaved thath krutha sarva raksha., 7

In the middle of forest or war or among enemies,
Or when surrounded by water or fire,
Or unexpected dangers or during great fears,
If the worried man reads this prayer,
He would be happy as this provides all round protection.

I realize I don’t have the capability to hold secrets for long any longer and i also feel there is no need for it.

If by revealing the secret, I am able to create a sense of belief that prayers will definitely be answered, I believe my effort in writing my experience has accomplished its purpose.

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Rajini

Life and BG 18.66

Chapter 18: Conclusion-The Perfection of Renunciation

TEXT 66

sarva-dharman parityajya
mam ekam saranam vraja
aham tvam sarva-papebhyo
moksayisyami ma sucah
SYNONYMS

sarva-dharman—all varieties of religion; parityajya—abandoning; mam—unto Me; ekam—only; saranam—surrender; vraja—go; aham—I; tvam—you;sarva—all; papebhyah—from sinful reactions; moksayisyami—deliver; ma—not; sucah—worry

TRANSLATION
Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me. I shall deliver you from all sinful reaction. Do not fear.

Life Before BG 18.66

Too much of Self-trust

Too much Self-belief

Too much emphasis on the self

Work for expectation of reward

I you he we me feeling

Prayer to god for self and family emancipation

News Politics Soaps Films

Charity for expectation of some beneficial result

Self-praise for positive events

Criticizing others for personal misfortune

To enhance Material Prestige and role in society and unflinching endeavor towards gaining it

Expect praise from others for the endeavors

Identify body with the soul

Life Post BG 18.66

Self has melted and submitted to the will of the Supreme

Necessary actions performed without expectation of reward, surrendered to the Supreme

Treat every life force from the blade of grass to any other being equally

Prayers to God to be a benefactor of every life force

Totally shunning of sensational items like News Politics Soaps Films

Dedicating all results of action to the supreme

No further entanglement of Karma and its impact

Accept all that is granted by the supreme without any reservations

Identify the soul to be a supreme servant of the supreme in the form of Paramatma dwelling in the body and also as a supreme person in the spiritual planets.

In Summary:

It is to understand….everything is running in its own system….constantly struggling to understand itself—is the realisation of the ultimate liberation – for ultimate liberation, total non-interference is the key!

What i meant is self-endeavour is one of the means to attain liberation. However total surrender to Lord Shri Krishna BG 18.66 Mam Ekam Sharanam Vraja is the easiest but more difficult method to comprehend for a soul trying to endearing its path to attain liberation through its equivocal ways!

Or

Total Surrender to Our Ever Loving Lord Shri Krishna is the only way as surmised in this very blog post.

Just three words with a very strong affirmation or confirmation reassurance – ‘Do not fear” at the end.

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Rajini

Conversation 022 – Constitutional position of the soul (Revisited…)

Seeker 1: When we are considering our body as temple and God within the body as ParaMaatma residing along with individual aatma, everybody must have the spiritual quality. Only the question is this may take time to understand for everybody according to their fitness. Am I correct? Otherwise I can think otherwise.

Seeker 2: You are correct. Lack of knowledge about the body and its specified purpose is the root cause of suffering everyone is undergoing. (ksetram and ksetra-jnam – Bhagavad Gita Chapter 13)

Seeker 2: Just like the sanctity of the temple is maintained so is the 9 gates (entrances and exits) of the body — that sanctity has to be maintained.

Seeker 2: Human body is said to be the city of 9 gates – 2 eyes, 2 nostrils, 2 ears, mouth, and organ of urination and organ of defecation. Each with its specific function and purpose. Abuse to the functions is the cause of bondage of the soul.

Seeker 1: Those days we had no courage to enquire on these topics with anyone. If we inquire, reply will be indifferent.

Seeker 2: Yes, this is because bodily concept of life is so much rooted in this Kali Yuga. Aatma is pure spirit and it doesn’t have actual connection with the body or the gunas (sattvic, rajasic and tamasic) … however if it identifies with the external mind and take that as real then the real problem starts.

Seeker 2: Whatever I say it has got connotation to Srimad Bhagavatam and Narada Muni’s actual statement to various conditioned entities ranging from Dhruva, King Prachinabhari, Prahlad Maharaj, and King Chitraketu etc. to make them liberated by providing the real knowledge.

Seeker 2: This is real knowledge. The rest are just nescience!

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Rajini