[Advaita-l] Daya of isvara

Kaushik Chevendra chevendrakaushik at gmail.com
Thu Jul 22 02:58:12 EDT 2021

If a jnanin like shri saraswati feels that isvara saves his devotees even
though be of evil conduct.. It isn't surprising that the secular sects feel
their selfless bakthi will grant them mukthi. It's their love and
confidence on the Lord. Which will surely be rewarded by isvara.

On Thu, 22 Jul 2021, 12:15 Kaushik Chevendra, <chevendrakaushik at gmail.com>

> How much is the daya of narayana(any form of isvara).
> Shri Madhusudhana saraswati in his gudartha dipika shows us how a baktha
> assumes the daya of Lord. The confidence he has on the Lord is immeasurable
> and so is the protection given by isvara.
> In the commentary of 9.31 after the famous verse of 9.30 which talks about
> greatness of bakthi,shri saraswati writes-
> 9.31." He soon becomes possessed ofa virtuous mind; he attains everlasting
> peace. No devotee of Mine gets ruined! proclaim boldly, O son of Kunti,
> that Even though he had been always evil-minded, he, through the glory of
> worshipping Me, ksipram-soon, indeed; bhavati- becomes; dharmtm-possessed
> of a virtuous mind, of a mind following the righteous path. The idea is
> that he gives up his bad conduct quickly, and takes to good conduct.
> Moreover, because of surpassing dispassion attains fully everlasting;
> [äntim, peace, cessation of the hankering for enjoyment of objects) .
>  It may be that some devotee of Yours, by not giving up evil actions
> practised earlier, does not become pure-minded, and so he will surely be
> ruined.
> The Lord, as though angered, He being bound by compassion for his
> devotees, says: Not so. O son of Kunti, do not think of this as strange.
> The greatness of devotion for me is surely of this kind. Therefore, even in
> front of those who hold an opposite view, pratijnihi, you proclaim boldly,
> make a firm declaration, proudly and with indifference to them; na bhaktah,
> no devotee, me, of Mine, of Vasudeva; pranasyati, gets ruined, even though
> he be of great evil conduct; even if he be in the throes of death; even
> though, in spite of being unfit (himself), he prays for what is very rare;
> even if he is totally unenlightened and has none to resort to. On the other
> hand, he surely becomes self-fulfilled. The well-known instances are of
> Ajämila, Prahläda, Dhruva, Gajendra, and others. And there is also the
> scripture, "For the devotees of Vasudeva, there is never any misfortune (V.
> Sa., 131)".
> The above can be taken as a eulogy of bakthi given by shri saraswati but
> the confidence he has on the Lord and bakthi towards him, he has as a
> jnani, goes in hand with the statement of bagavatham.

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