Swami Krishnanandas' Mahasamadhi
Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Wed Dec 5 13:40:59 CST 2001
This was forwarded to me earlier by K. Vasishtha. Apologies for the delay
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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GURUR BRAHMA GURUR VISNU GURUR DEVO MAHESHVARAH
GURURH SAKSHAT PARAM BRAHM TASMAI SRI GURVE NAMAH
OM NAMAH SIVAYA
OM NAMAH SIVANANDAYA
A short note has been posted at Sri Swami Krishnanandaji Maharaj's
website regarding Swamiji's premonition of his Mahasamadhi along with
a description of the Mahasamadhi ceremonies. This is at:
Sri Swamiji dictated his autobiography earlier this year and in that
My Life - Autobiography at:
I have learned the art of Total Thinking. For me there is only One
Thought and every thought is included in it. Everyone's thought
is a part of that thought. I tried to think as God would think. What
would God think about his creation? Would he have loves and hatreds
for some part of his creation? Loving God would mean loving the whole
creation. This thought is called meditation. Now the time has come
for me to enter into the Virat Purusha who is seeing me with His all
eyes, through all His heads, - Sahasrasirsha Purusha.
He subsequently resigned as General Secretary and Trustee of
The Divine Life Society in September.
A guestbook is present at Sri Swamiji's site it is at:
Several items were posted at Swamiji's site during the past two
weeks. They are:
1) Zip download of Sri Swamiji's book "The Yoga System":
2) Four video clips from Sadhana Week on July 26, 1994:
3) A discourse titled "Fundamentals of the Yoga System of Patanjali"
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>From Wed Dec 5 15:21:28 2001
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2001 15:21:28 -0700
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From: Prasad Balasubramanian <besprasad at LYCOS.COM>
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Subject: Re: Freewill
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On Wed, 5 Dec 2001 00:37:57
Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:
>On Fri, 30 Nov 2001, Prasad Balasubramanian wrote:
>> Thank you for the explanation. I have a few more questions.
>> Lets consider the same example of burying a treasure in the past
>> life and trying to dig up in this life. What if the person who is
>> digging up now , had buried it by exercising his free will in the wrong
>> direction ? Say, he had acquired the treasure by improper means and
>> wanted to bury it. In that case, why should his digging up in this Jenma
>> forever and for whatever depth, should lead him to the treasure ? If he
>> gets it, then, is it not something that shouldnt happen has happened ?
>> I'm not clear under what conditions this person's, who had buried it
>> with bad intentions, getting the treasure in this jenma or any future
>> jenma will be considered OK.
>Ok correct me if I am misunderstanding what you are saying.
>There is a man who at time t digs up a treasure which gives give karma k
>= 10. At time t-20, he did something really bad which gave him k - 100.
>Now you are saying in this case, at time t, k = -90 so why is he getting
>the "good luck" of discovering the treasure when by rights, he should be
>suffering from "bad luck"? Ok, in this scenario it doesn't make much
>sense BUT how do you know at t-30 he didn't do some thing really
>really saintly that set k to 5000, then at t it would be 4910.
>The chain of actions and reaction stretches infinitely back to the past
>and infinitely forward to the future. Advaita Vedanta rejects the notion
>that one can break free from samsara through karma. Because at any given
>t you can never precisely know what your k value is. Instead one should
>try and break free of the endless cycle of actions. The idea of karma is
>to explain how you got to be in your current situation. But as they say
>in the financial industry, "past performance is not a guarantee of future
>results." Wha you choose to do with your circumstances is up to you.
>Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
>It's a girl! See the pictures - http://www.braincells.com/shailaja/
Why should his doing something saintly in the past, stop him from
undergoing an experience corresponding to the past Karma that he
committed at t-20, unless hes really Liberated and Realized at time t ?
If at t, because his k=4910,would the action that he committed that
brought initially his count from 10 to -90 be taken off his account
(because of his doing something saintly at t-30) ? If so, how is this justifiable ?
Shri Vaidya Sundaram explained these points in his last mail in
detail. Still, at the end, the relation between fate and freewill
seems to be confusing to me, if we take up the above example of
burying something in the past with some strictly unacceptable motive
and digging it up now by exercising one's freewill in the right
direction with repeated attempts aiming at achieving the treasure.
Recently my friend told "Dont confuse with your fate and freewill.
Leave everything to His Freewill." It was quite punching.
shree guruByo namaH
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