My Dearest Swamiji,
Sadar Pranam and Merry Christmas!
With Your blessings, we are all safe and sound. Just wanted to express my love for you through my limited understanding of Bhagavad Gita. You work so hard to help us discover our own truth. There is always a new insight, a new learning in every blog, course, books, discourses of Yours.
“Kūpa-maṇḍūka-nyāya (the logic of a well-frog). I feel I am a like a frog in the well and know nothing about this universe. With my limited knowledge, I have been able to extract a few verses from the Bhagavad Gita on your glory. I have only read about this Universe through my science books and Brihad Parasar Hora Shastra. I realised that micro=macro. What is outside is also inside. I have heard that we carry the entire universe inside us, so my fascination for the planets has given me the purpose of my life, my vastu-astro vedic shastra. Translating them gives me immense pleasure, and it is secondary whether people will read the ancient scriptures or not, I just do it for my Bhagavan. You are my Universe and this is just a slight vision of what I see You as:
Sun- fame, fatherly figure to us.
Moon-mindful, King of Meditation, motherly love for us.
Venus- cleanliness, beauty, charm, perfectionist.
Jupiter- knowledge of all realms.
Mars- excellent willpower.
Saturn- mind-blowing donations. Surrendered to the almighty, our SriHari.
Mercury- highly intelligent, glowing skin.
Rahu and Ketu- very cutely You address other junior Swamijis as Rahu and Ketu. Seeing them dressed in black was so rocking, "Men in Black".
I have extracted a few verses from Sri Bhagavad Gita to reflect on Your Glory. Please forgive me if I have been overanxious with my emotions.
Sun- Father: BG 15.12
यदादित्यगतं तेजो जगद्भासयतेऽखिलम् |
यच्चन्द्रमसि यच्चाग्नौ तत्तेजो विद्धि मामकम् || 12||
Know that I am like the brilliance of the sun that illuminates the entire solar system.
The radiance of the moon and the brightness of the fire also come from Me.||
Moon-Mother: BG 15.13
गामाविश्य च भूतानि धारयाम्यहमोजसा |
पुष्णामि चौषधी: सर्वा: सोमो भूत्वा रसात्मक: || 13||
Permeating the earth, I nourish all living beings with My energy.
Becoming the moon, I nourish all plants with the juice of life.||
वृष्णीनां वासुदेवोऽस्मि पाण्डवानां धनञ्जय: |
मुनीनामप्यहं व्यास: कवीनामुशना कवि: || 37||
Amongst the descendants of Vrishni, I am Krishna, and amongst the Pandavas I am Arjun.
Know me to be Ved Vyas amongst the sages, and Shukracharya amongst the great thinkers.||
Commentary-Shukracharya is the learned sage who accepted demons as his disciple. He is the ruler of planet Venus. Without any judgement You have accepted us as Your disciples. There is no right, no wrong for You. We all are same in Your eyes.
Jupiter-Knowledge: BG 10.24
पुरोधसां च मुख्यं मां विद्धि पार्थ बृहस्पतिम् |
सेनानीनामहं स्कन्द: सरसामस्मि सागर: || 24||
O Arjun, amongst priests I am Brihaspati; amongst warrior chiefs I am Kartikeya;
and amongst reservoirs of water know me to be the ocean.||
Commentary-Brihaspati is the chief priest in heaven. Jupiter is ruled by Lord Brihaspati. Highly knowledgeable. Happiness is the key point of a good Jupiter and I have met no one as happy as you.
Mars-Strength: BG 10.29
अनन्तश्चास्मि नागानां वरुणो यादसामहम् |
पितृणामर्यमा चास्मि यम: संयमतामहम् || 29||
Amongst the snakes I am Anant; amongst aquatics I am Varun.
Amongst the departed ancestors, I am Aryama; amongst dispensers of law I am Yamraj, the lord of death.||
Commentary- In our Vedic Vastu principles, south is the direction for lord Yama and assigned to Mars. Krishna says He is Yama. In one of the true events presented by devotees in “The book of Faith” Swamiji has said to have fought with the Yama in the fire incident. A willpower as solid as Swamiji’s is the reason that He is Self-realised.
ये मे मतमिदं नित्यमनुतिष्ठन्ति मानवा: |
श्रद्धावन्तोऽनसूयन्तो मुच्यन्ते तेऽपि कर्मभि: || 31||
Those who abide by these teachings of mine, with profound faith and
free from cavil, are released from the bondage of karma.||
Commentary- Saturn, the lord of Karma. You teach us to do our duty with full mind and soul, with complete passion.
Mercury-Intellect: BG 2.39
एषा तेऽभिहिता साङ्ख्ये
बुद्धिर्योगे त्विमां शृणु |
बुद्ध्या युक्तो यया पार्थ
कर्मबन्धं प्रहास्यसि || 39||
Hitherto, I have explained to you Sānkhya Yog, or analytic knowledge regarding the nature of the soul.
Now listen, O Parth, as I reveal Buddhi Yog, or the Yog of Intellect.
When you work with such understanding, you will be freed from the bondage of karma.||
Commentary-Only Bhagavan can reveal to us the most Intellectual knowledge of all. For us its You, Swamiji.
You have conquered all the planets.
The reason I see You as my Universe is coz You are complete.
ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदं पूर्णात्पूर्णमुदच्यते ।
पूर्णस्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते ॥
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
Om Puurnnam-Adah Puurnnam-Idam Puurnnaat-Puurnnam-Udacyate |
Puurnnasya Puurnnam-Aadaaya Puurnnam-Eva-Avashissyate ||
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||
You are always on our mind, heart, senses and soul.
We aspire to be like You.
I have seen You in my dream where You were holding the moon and were spread across the universe. Deep down, I know that You know everything and just show only what we can grasp. To see Your true form is beyond any of us. And will need special eyes which can be only be possible with Your Kripa. Because of my limited knowledge, there is nothing that I can compare You with. But You are present in every breath of mine. Just hope that when I take my last breath, it should be only Your name and Your thought.
पृच्छामि त्वां धर्मसम्मूढचेता: |
यच्छ्रेय: स्यान्निश्चितं ब्रूहि तन्मे
शिष्यस्तेऽहं शाधि मां त्वां प्रपन्नम् || 7||
I am confused about my duty, and am besieged with anxiety and faintheartedness.
I am your disciple and am surrendered to you. Please instruct me for certain what is best for me. BG 2.7
I feel I am like Arjun who was confused about my duties. But when “Walk the Dragon” came up, everything became crystal clear. I have been gifted with something very special and I ought to present it to the world- Knowledge of the Vedic Vastu principles. I was willing to give up work and just meditate, which I did for a year, but that never gave me peace.
Thankyou for being my Shiva, Krishna, Ma Lakshmi and Durga.
Each one of us are Arjunas fighting dualities of our minds. You simplify everything and clear every doubt from our heads.
I don’t know if I can ever be able to thank you for the love You have bestowed on me.
Forever on your Seva,
Yours and only Yours,
PS: The picture you see on my blog is of Nandi, representing me. I have placed it in front of Swamiji paduka at my alter.
kūpa-maṇḍūka-nyāya– Nyaya darshan