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Religion: Myths and Reality

The problem of the present world is disharmony. The society is divided in many ways. Many countries have nuclear weapons. They can destroy the world within minutes. The whole races of the world are at the verge of destruction. We are not thinking in a way so that harmony can be achieved. The mighty power of the world is thinking to control the whole universe by this way or that way. In turn the people of the smaller countries are making human bombs. It makes the society unstable. With this act every individual is not destroying others but himself. All have forgotten their duties as a human being. Animal instincts are increasing day by day. To keep the society intact, the contemporary thinkers from ancient to modern times have been prescribing certain norms so that the animal instincts in a person could subdue and develop the power of discrimination (Vivek).

If society is not being controlled it always disharmonies. From the time immemorial, the rishis, saints, avatars and even thinkers have been devoting their lives to reform the society and making some rules to continue it. Therefore, religion can be described as the duties prescribed by certain enlightened souls to keep the society harmonious and peaceful. It means to keep one’s mind in such a position so that one’s lower instincts may be controlled and to allow descent of discrimination. A religion cannot divide society. The very purpose of religious life is to spread the rays of peace, harmony, brotherhood and prosperity of the society.

Then the question automatically arises – why people are fighting in the name of religion? Does any religion teach hatred and jealousy? No religious authority from any sect can advocate this but still the society is facing the challenges of hatred and jealousy in the name of religion.

Religion is one. Sun is one. Moon is one. Water, which we drink, is one. Air, which we breathe, is one. Ingredients of food, which we take, are one. Then how religion can be different for different persons? If any disease is spread, the medicine discovered by scientist can be applied to the person of all religious faiths. Thus the medicine of the disease of hatred and jealousy can also be applied to the people of all religion.

In every religion this medicine is present. It is ignorance that we’re not in a position to search it. If a person in a particular country searches the medicine of a particular disease, it can be prepared with the knowledge by any person in any country. In the same way if a person will search the medicine of the dreaded disease – hatred and jealousy in any religion, it can be seen in other religion also.

How can this medicine be searched? For this a person, i.e. a Sadhak will search within and purify his mind.  After purification of his mind he will dissolve it in the vital energy (pran). From this position he’ll realize his Atman and will assimilate that this individual Atman is the universal Atman which the Vedas declares as ^v;ekRek czã*

The main purpose of Matri Sadan is to establish this truth in the society and prepare Sadhaks who can devote their lives for this pious purpose. Matri Sadan is a platform where one can control and destroy his/her animal and lower instincts and realize ones Atman by adopting Vedic Kriayoga (Pranopashna).

True Nature of Yoga

Even though “Yoga” is a widely discussed subject, humanity at large remain ignorant of the true nature of Yoga. In todays modern world there is a widespread practice of so called “ Yoga” across various levels of society, but the sacred status of this ancient science which was developed and synchronized by the Mystics and Yogis of yore has changed drastically. The tragedy lies in the fact that the true essence of yoga will be lost and forgotten for the future generation to come.

The word Yoga is got from the root yuj and the literal transaltions is , to yoke, union which means to join, or to integrate; same as being absorbed in samadhi (union with the Divine). Having supreme love and attachment to God is “Bhaktiyoga” . Performing selfless deeds that cleanses and purifies the mind leading one towards God is “Karmayoga”.  “Jnanayoga” is the exploration of the pure consciousness mentioned in the ancient sciptures which is the Absolute Supreme individual soul from which the entire creation has emerged. Similarly the path of “Hathayoga” relates to body postures (asanas) and breath (pranayama) that assists one in maintaining excellent physical health which in turn accelerates spiritual growth in an individual. In and of itself Hathayoga is not the goal, but a means to an end. Primarily, yoga is based on Patanjali’s yoga sutras.

It is therefore important to understand the difference between Hathayoga and Patanjali’s yoga. Everything that happens in nature’s creation takes place in a sequential manner and is in perfect balance. All the different species of animals have attributes unique to them that keep them in balance as well as having it’s own limitation.

For example, the Mayurasana is based on the morph of peacock, due to this state the peacock is able to digest small snakes and lizards. Humans adopt this posture to enhance the digestive system. At the same time we must also acknowledge the fact that when we practise the mayurasana we receive both the digestive system and mental inertia of that animal. Likewise when human beings practice the following animal postures  “Gaumukhasan ,”Bhujangasan”, ”Shalabhasan”, ”Matsyendrasan”(Fish), ”Vrishchikasan”(Scorpion),”Ushtrasan”(Camel),”Sinhasan”(Lion),”Vakasan”,”Garudasan”and”Kukudasan” etc, with their many variation of postures, it will definitely have the same influence on their physiology and mental state, like two sides of a coin.

This influence becomes a hindrance to higher spiritual advancement. The qualities of renunciation is required to go beyond this mental inertia to spiritual contemplation. Contrary to the renunciation of Patanjali’s Yogasutras which is full of Aparigraha, Hathayoga is practised to enhance a person’s status in society which has resulted in the extreme commercialisation of yoga. In earlier times yoga was practised on mountain and in caves, whereas these days it is practised in air conditioned rooms. These days even simple exercises have also been added to the category of Hathayoga.

In the Vedas, the mother of all wisdom there is a parable in Chandyogpanishad:Once both Indra and Virochan came to Lord Prajapati to attain the divine knowledge of Brahmjnan. They dwelt there as pupils maintaining celibacy for 32 years,one day Prajapati asked of them “Look at your self in a pan of water”.Prajapati then asked them”

what do you see ”?

They replied:

“We both see the self thus altogether, a picture even to the very hairs and nails”.

Prajapati said to them:

“After you have adorned yourselves, have put on your best clothes and cleaned yourselves, look again into the pan of water”.

They, after having adorned themselves, having put on their best clothes and cleaned themselves,

looked into the water pan again.

Prajapati said;

What do you see?”

They replied Just as we are, well adorned, with our best clothes and clean, thus we are both there,

Sir, well adorned, with our best clothes and clean.’

Prajapati said:

That is the Self,this is immortal,the fearless,this is the Brahman”.Then both

went away satisfied in their hearts.

And Prajapati, looking after them, said:

They both go away without having perceived and without having known the Self, and whoever of these two, whether Devas or Asuras, will follow this doctrine, will perish”.

Now Virochan, satisfied in his heart went to the asuras and preached that doctrine to them, that the Self (the body) alone is to be worshipped ,that the Self (the body)alone is to be served ,and that he who worships the Self and serves the Self,gains both worlds,this and the next.This culture is the culture of asuras.

But indra,before returning to the Devas saw this difficulty,As this self (The shadow in the water) is well adorned, when the body is well adorned ,well dressed , when the body is well cleaned ,that self will also be blind , lame, if the body is lame, crippled and will perish in fact as soon as the body perishes.Therefore I see no good in this (Doctrine).

And Indra again returned to the Prajapati and perceived the various stages of knowledge before Swapnantargath (Dreaming State), Sushuptiantargath(Deep sleep unconscious State) and finally the perception of the Supreme Self Element the Aatma.

Just like that by adopting some of the postures of Hathayoga people follow the same religion of virochan (asuras), people are following the adherence towards asuric culture,by worshipping body as Self, ignorant of the actual element of yoga consisting of SelfSacrifice, Renunciation,Meditation and Penance.

अन्धेनैवनियमाना यथान्धाः

Today the whole world is following the religion of virochan

 

So what is the real yoga ? How will we understand this knowledge ? Even more so, it cannot be articulated in words, but in short I will at the very least attempt an introduction into the real nature of yoga.

The father of yoga is Hiranyagarbh and Patanjali later compiled it into yogasutra. The first and the foremost formula of yogasutra is योगश्चितिवृत्ति निरोधः,that is to say ”The conservation of mind is yoga”.It consists of fully internal activity, fraction of this came as a part of Buddhism as in the form of Vipasana. Patanjali yogasutra consists of 4 chapters.

  1. Samadhipadh(About Enlightenment )
  2. Sadhanpad ( About the practice )
  3. Vibhutipad ( About the result )
  4. Kaivalyapad ( About Liberation )

The first path , Samadhipad is for the high seeker who assumes Absolute quietness and he has

control over His own mental projections, by the purification of the mind the mutable aspect of human misconception all disappear and when only true intelligence remains in him, he attains the state of  “Nirvij Samadhi”.

The second path Sadhanpad is for the simple seeker and this is through the practice of Ashtanga yoga

  • Yam (self Regulation)
  • Niyam (Observance or practice of Self restraining)
  • Asana (Postures)
  • Prananyama (Breath Control)
  • Pratyahara (Withdrawal of the Sense)

Then comes Dharana,Dhyana,Samadhi. In the yogasutra all of this are represented in a formulaic manner,but there is a comprehensive explanation in the Vedas and Upanishads. The ascetic Saint of Matri Sadan Swami Nigamanand Saraswati has made reference to this in some of his articles

Namely his treatise Pranopasana

It is very difficult to convey this profound knowledge in a few words.

The third path Vibutipad – the practice of this path bestows on the seeker supernatural powers. But a wise seeker keeps himself separate from the attraction of these powers.

The fourth and final path is Kaivalyapad

      “पुरूषार्थशून्यानां गुणानां प्रतिप्रसवः कैवल्यं स्वरूपप्रतिष्ठा वा चित्तशत्तेरि

Liberation (kaivalya) is the fulfilment of the goal of the true self (Purusha) ,matter (Guna) is transcended.

The true nature of being and the force of Absolute Knowledge are then revealed.

We have attempted to briefly illustrate f the true nature of yoga. Do not forget that this is true yoga.

Kaivalya in the true sense is to realize the truth of the soul. The one who wishes to attain this state of consciousness must overcome all the paradox in the practice of yoga.

In Patanjali yoga only two ways are prescribed to remove the disease.

1                               तत्प्रतिषेधार्थमेकतत्त्वाभ्यासः  

Who practice diligently overcomes these obstacles.

                                                                    ( samadhipadh, 32)

2-      मैत्री करूणामुदितोपेक्षाणां सुखदुख पुण्यापुण्यविषयाणां भावनातश्चित प्रसादनम्

All that is mutable in human beings is harmonized through the cultivation of love ,helpfulness cheerfulness and calmness in situations that are happy,painful,successful or unfortunate.The requirement of Hathyoga in this yoga is not of that importance for seekers.

                                                                      ( samadhipadh, 33)

So far in this race of materialism, who represents the true nature of soul may become alienated from yoga, beware, that those “scholars “who enact a drama in the name of yoga all over the world, are neither from a lineage of yogis nor can they delineate the sacred yoga.

 

 

 

 

 

Plan to kill Br.Aatmbodhanand: taken away from Ashram forcibly ब्र आत्मबोधानंद जी को मारने की तैयारी : जबरन आश्रम से उठाया गया

Aatmbodhanandji being forcibly taken a

ब्रह्मचारी आत्मबोधानंद को मारने की तैयारी। 11:30 बजे यहाँ से जबरन ले जाया गया है, उसे पीने के लिए पानी तक नही उपलब्ध करवाया जा रहा है, न कोई सेवा करने वाला है और उसे अभी तक एम्बुलेंस में ही रखा है।
उन्हें शारीरिक और मानसिक पीड़ा पहुँचाई जा रही है।
रात भर वे सो नहीं पाए इस आशंका से कि ये लोग कब आ जाएं तथा रातभर कहीं डीजे भी बजता रहा जिसे सूचना देने पर भी बंद नहीं करवाया गया और सुबह में देर से उठने के कारण अपना नित्य नैमितिक कर्म भी नहीं कर पाए थे तथा जल भी नहीं ले पाए थे। जिस समय उन्हें जबरन ले जाया गया उस समय परमादरणीय श्री गुरुदेव स्नान हेतु गंगाजी के तट पर स्नान कर जप कर रहे थे और मैं, ब्रह्मचारी दयानंद, उनके साथ गंगा तट पर ही था।

Today at 11:30 am Br Aatmbodhanand ji was forcibly taken away from Ashram premises. He has not been given even water, nobody to take care of him and he is still kept inside ambulance.
He is being tortured physically and mentally.

Yesterday night he was unable to sleep properly as he was apprehensive of the torture by the administration and police and sound pollution by DJ whole night which was not checked despite informing several times. Hence he got up late in the morning and he couldn’t even complete his daily freshening up duties and even taking water, he was forcefully taken away. At that time Shri Gurudev was doing japa after taking bath at the bank of Ganga and I, Br Dayanand was with him at the bank of Ganga.

तपस्या 08वें दिन जारी रहा

ब्रह्मचारी आत्मबोधानन्द की तपस्या का 8वां दिन है। आज गंगा रक्षा के इस पावन कार्य में ग्राम जगजीतपुर के वासिन्दे दिन भर आते रहे। लगभग 100 से ज्यादा लोगों ने अपनी उपस्थिति दर्ज करवाई और इस तपस्या के सफल होने की कामना की। इसके अलावा भारतीय किसान यूनियन, जगजीतपुर ग्राम बचाओ संघर्ष समीति एवं जनसंघर्ष मोर्चा के दर्जनों पदाधिकारी एवं कार्यकर्ताओं ने भी मातृ सदन आकर लिखित में इस तपस्या को अपना समर्थन प्रदान किया।
दूसरी तरफ खनन व स्टोन क्रेशर माफियाओं का प्रशासन एवं स्थानीय पुलिसकर्मी के साथ अनोखा गठजोड़ सामने आया है। शाहपुर शीतला खेड़ा स्थित एक स्टोन क्रेशर के द्वारा 30×20 मीटर की खेती की भूमि को मशीनों से खोदकर 15 फुट गड्ढ़ा बना दिया गया है और उस समय भी लोडर से अवैध खनन कर माल स्टोन क्रेशर पर ले जाया जा रहा था जिसका प्रमाण विडियो रिकार्डिंग बनाने हेतु उसी गाँव का एक युवा गया तो स्टोन क्रेशर वालों ने उसे पकड़कर उसके साथ हाथापाई कर दी उल्टा पुलिस बुला लिया और उसका मौबाईल छीनकर उस विडियो को हटा दिया और पुलिस के सामने धमकी दी कि कोई उसके काम नहीं आयेगा। युवक ने इसकी शिकायत श्रीमान मुख्य सचिव, श्रीमान पुलिस महानिदेशक एवं वरिष्ठ पुलिस अधीक्षक से की है। इस पत्र में इस युवक ने खनन से हो रहे अपूरणीय क्षति का जिक्र अपनी ही भाषा में साफ व स्पष्ट रूप से किया है। इस घटना में एक दारोगा संग तीन पुलिस कर्मियों के नाम आ रहे हैं जो इस प्रकार हैः- अमित रावत, विनोद और राठी, ये तीनों भिक्कमपुर चैकी पर तैनात बताये जा रहे हैं। इन तीनों ने अपने सामने अवैध खनन होते हुए भी उसके विरुद्ध कार्यवाही करने की बजाये स्टोन क्रेशर मालिकों से कृत्य कृत्य होकर उसके गैरकानूनी कार्यों को प्रश्रय दिया।
ऐसी ही एक दूसरी घटना भी सामने आई है। ग्राम भोगपुर का एक किसान का खेत दुर्गा स्टोन क्रेशर से सटे एक खेत से लगा हुआ है। स्टोन क्रेशर से लगे उक्त खेत में राजेन्द्र ने उक्त सटे हुए खेत में 25-30 फीट गहरा गड्ढ़ा कर दिया जिसके कारण बरसात में उक्त किसान का खेत किनारों से धँसना शुरु हो गया। उक्त किसान ने मातृ सदन को बताया कि वह कई बार जिलाधिकारी व अन्य अधिकारी से इसकी लिखित शिकायत कर चुका है लेकिन कोई कार्रवाई नहीं होती है। उल्टे खनन करने वाले लोग उसको धमकी देते हैं कि उसके परिवार के लिये ये सब अच्छा नहीं होगा। किसान ने मातृ सदन से अपने खेत को खनन से बचाने का निवेदन लिखित में किया है। कुल मिलाकर यहाँ के जिलधिकारी श्री दीपक रावत और उपजिलाधिकारी श्री मनीष कुमार सिंह माफियाओं के अवैध हित साधने में जोरदार ढंग से लगे हैं। यही कारण है कि बारम्बार प्रमाण के साथ शिकायत के बाद भी अवैधरूप से चल रहे इन स्टोन क्रेशरों को सीज नहीं किया गया है।