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Swami Dayanand’s Vision

Swami Dayanand’s Vision

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Swami Dayanand’s interesting story is always told.  Once Swami Dayanand had gone to Hrishikesh. At that time many sages used to reside there. Even today, it is said that many sages reside in the Himalayas and its surrounding areas.  When he went to the Himalayas, Swami Dayanand met many  great and radiant sages who had achieved Divine Powers. He also visited yogis whose penance had become successful. At that time he saw a sage at the banks of the river Ganga. He was very radiant and a conversation took place between him and Swami Dayanand. Dayanand asked him very politely,

“What have you gained by doing penance?” The sage started laughing and said, “I have studied the Ashtang Yog. Ask me what I have not gained! Why do you ask me what I have gained? I have gained many remarkable Divine illuminations and powers.”

Who knows whether he had achieved self-enlightenment or not! But he had definitely achieved some Divine illuminations and powers. He further added, “I have all the Divine illuminations and powers. You can see the river Ganga in front of your eyes! I can walk on it like on road. I have gained such Divine power with my penance.” At this, Swami Dayanand smiled and said, “Can you really walk on water?” The sage said, “Son, do you doubt my ability? I will walk on water and show you!”

Dayanand Saraswati asked, “Then how will you come back?” The sage laughed loudly and said, “Fool, the way I will go walking on the river, in the same way I will come back.” Once again Dayanand asked a question, “I think you had to do a lot of penance to attain such Divine power.” The sage replied, ‘Yes! I spent 60 years  for this. To achieve this single Divine power I spent 60 years of my life. And you cannot even imagine what my age could be. It is not a child’s play to achieve Ashta-siddhi! It is not at all easy! I was able to achieve all this with many years of  worship.”

In the holy text ‘Patanjal Yogdarshan’ it is said that, to attain that final knowledge one has to overcome a huge obstacle of ‘siddhis’ (Supernatural powers acquired through spiritual practice). They come in the middle and become an obstacle. They say, “We have come, accept us.” At this juncture the sage has to say, “No, I don’t want a single siddhi. I want to experience the bliss of unobstructed samadhi (A superconscious state of meditative union with the Absolute God Principle).” If the sages fall prey to inducements then their penance is destroyed.

Here Dayanand said, “Did you really give 60 years?” The sage said, “I gave 60 years for one siddhi. Do you want to know how many years I gave for other siddhis?” Dayanand said, “No!” That sage was surprised on hearing this; he said, “Why did you say No?” Dayanand said, “It is simple. You spent 60 years for this – such a long period of your life. I feel sorry for that.” The sage asked, “Why do you feel sorry?” Dayanand said, “You gave 60 years to go across this river, I do not have any problem with this.” The sage asked, “What are you saying?” At that time Dayanand said, “It is very simple. I can swim very well, and if the river is flooded then I will call a boat-man, give him some money and will go across the river.”

Conclusion : Penance should not be wasted to attain materialistic goals.

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2013 in Vedant

 

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Will the media accusing H.H. Asaram Bapu of rape answer following questions ?

 

For the last 10 days, media has been publishing news against H.H. Asaram Bapu. While publishing one-sided news, media fail to follow even simple rules of journalism. While organising deliberations on this topic, Spokesperson of Sanatan Sanstha Shri. Abhay Vartak, who attends as the representative of H.H. Asaram Bapu is not allowed speak. Media is disseminating news in the fashion ‘call the dog mad and shoot it’. Will these media answer the questions given ahead ?

1. More than 150 people’s representatives in the parliament are facing criminal cases such as, murders, rapes, extortion, molestation, corruption etc. What efforts have been made by the media for the action to be taken against them ?

2. In the case of fake stamp paper scam, Abdul Karim Telgi named Sharad Pawar and Chhagan Bhujbal during narco-analysis test. What efforts have been made by media for the action to be taken against both of them ?

3. Robert Vadhera was accused with proofs of indulging in land scam. However, he was not arrested by Congress rulers. Why the media maintained silence on this issue ?

4. On 11th August 2012, Muslim rioters burnt OB vans of media at Azad Maidan in Mumbai. Media representatives faced near-fatal assaults. What action has been taken by the media for the arrest of the culprits ?

5. Not a single leader or office bearer of Raza Academy, mastermind of the above riot was arrested. Does the media agree with it ?

6. A news item that Rajiv Gandhi maintains an account in Swiss bank was published. Why did the media not run a parallel judicial system in that case ?

7. In the year 2001, Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid had incited local Muslims by opposing the officers of Municipal Corporation, who were deputed to take action against the encroachment by Muslims in Lodhi Complex at Dehali. Even after the lapse of 12 years of the registration of an offence against him, he has not been arrested. Why the media are maintaining silence over this issue ?

8. Thefts have taken place in more than 250 temples, in Goa during past few years, and 35 temples have been badly ransacked. Why no publicity has been given to these incidents by the media ?

9. Muslims are attacking Hindus everyday in the States of Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Uttar Pradesh. Hindu women are being raped by fanatic jihadis. Why no publicity has been given to these incidents by the media ?

10. More than a Lakh of Hindu young women have been made victims by Jihadi fanatics through the medium of ‘Love Jihad’. Why no publicity has been given to these incidents by the media ?

11. Relatives of the Jihadi terrorists Mohammad Afzal, Isharat jahan, Yasin Bhatkal, and Jihadi terrorists in Batla House judge them as innocent. Why the media are maintaining silence over this issue ? How can these relatives support the Jihadis ? Does not this question arise in the mind of the media ?

 
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Posted by on September 23, 2013 in Faith & Devotion, Vedant

 

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