YogAmRtam: 21 to 27

 

 

Continued from page 2

 

sarvAdhikAri-sulabhaH bhaktiyogaH prashasyate .

tadbhAva-bhAvato yogaH sa eSha nirupadravaH .. 21 ..

 

Bhakti-yoga is extolled as accessible to all levels of aspirants.  The yoga that arises from that attitude is certainly devoid of obstacles.

 

atadbhAvA-dutthitasya sthirA bhaktishcha sidhyati .

anyasmAccha parAvRRitya dhiyAyoga-pravRRittayA .. 22 ..

 

The intellect now  hav ing been  driven by Yoga and discarded everything else, there arises a confirmed Bhakti out of the attitude of taking the unreal  as real.

 

nistraiguNyaM bhaktiyogaM samAshrityaikya-rUpataH .

sarvatra niShkalaM pashyan samatve modate chiraM .. 23 ..

 

Resorting to bhaktiyoga through that Oneness,  devoid of the three guNas,  one sees everywhere what cannot be articulated and rejoices in that equanimity for long.

 

samatva-yogo nAmeti viShamANAdadarshanaM .

sthUla-dRRiShTyA cha viShamAH shvAno gAvashcha hastinaH .. 24 ..

 

The yoga of equanimity means the non-cognition of difference. It is only in mundane vision  that difference arises, (that distinguishes between) a dog, a cow or an elephant.

 

sUkShma-dRRiShTyA eka eva chidAnandaghanatvataH .

sthUlaM dRRishyamupekSheta antarmukhatayAsthitaH .. 25 ..

 

By inner vision one sees only the Oneness, because of the fullness of Consciousness-Bliss.  One ignores the outer mundane vision  by being tuned to the Inner.

 

antaryAmI cha bhAveShu tattadbhAvAvabhAsakaH .

ekabhAvo mahAsattA sarva-bheda-vivarjitaH .. 26 ..

 

In all the different dispositions of the mind, each is lighted up by the Indweller. He is ever-present, devoid of all distinctions, and of one unique disposition.

 

sa evAhaM chAhameva sa ityevaiSha nishchayaH .

ekatva-dArDhyAdbhajanaM eka-bhaktiriti smRRitA .. 27 ..

 

He is Myself and I am He –this is the conviction; the firm reverence of this Oneness is said to be the Unique undiv ided bhakti.

 

 

yaj~nopavItinaH sUkShma-darshinaH sUkShma-vastu-nikaTaM prApitatvAt upanayana-kAla eva . nairguNyameva sidhyati guNebhyaH pratinivRRittasya .  guNadoShadRRishirdoSha ityuktatvAt nirdoSha-brahma-bhAvamApannasya sUkShma-darshanaM bhavati . sthUla-dRRiShTInAmeva guNadoShadarshanaM ..

 

Those who have been initiated to Brahman through the ritual of an Upanayanam are fortunate. They get the training to see the subtle behind the gross. Seeing the gross instead of the subtle is a faulty vision.

 

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