[Advaita-l] Ekadasi

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Sun Aug 7 12:37:57 EDT 2022

Very nice thoughts indeed. This example // A grassworm confined in a hole
of a wall by a bee always thinks of the bee
in fear and enmity and later becomes a bee simply because of
such remembrance //  of the Bhagavatam is found in Advaitic works. It is
known as 'bhramara - keeTa -nyaya'.  The mumukshu, by constant, intense
focus on Brahman verily becomes Brahman. Nididhyasanam.


On Sun, Aug 7, 2022 at 9:59 PM Kaushik Chevendra via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Tomorrow being the auspicious day of ekadashi,just wanted to share my
> thoughts.
> The lords compassion is well known. But as shri jagadguru vidyatirtha
> swamin has told us, he is just as well. That is he awards the punishment
> for the actions done in a just maner.
> Its a well known fact that putana, kamsa etc attained the lord. Now there
> might arise a question as to how can that be justified? Weren't they evil?
> The Bhagavatha purana has given the answer for this as will-
> ŚB 7.1.26
> तस्माद्वैरानुबन्धेन निर्वैरेण भयेन वा ।
> स्‍नेहात्कामेन वा युञ्‍ज्यात् कथञ्चिन्नेक्षते पृथक् ॥ २६ ॥
> Therefore by enmity or by devotional service, by fear, by affection or by
> lusty desire — by all of these or any one of them — if a conditioned soul
> somehow or other concentrates his mind upon the Lord, the result is the
> same, for the Lord, because of His blissful position, is never affected by
> enmity or friendship.
> ŚB 7.1.28-29
> कीट: पेशस्कृता रुद्ध: कुड्यायां तमनुस्मरन् ।
> संरम्भभययोगेन विन्दते तत्स्वरूपताम् ॥ २८ ॥
> एवं कृष्णे भगवति मायामनुज ईश्वरे ।
> वैरेण पूतपाप्मानस्तमापुरनुचिन्तया ॥ २९ ॥
> *kīṭaḥ peśaskṛtā ruddhaḥkuḍyāyāṁ tam anusmaransaṁrambha-bhaya-yogenavindate
> tat-svarūpatām*
> *evaṁ kṛṣṇe bhagavatimāyā-manuja īśvarevaireṇa pūta-pāpmānastam āpur
> anucintayā*
> *A grassworm confined in a hole of a wall by a bee always thinks of the bee
> in fear and enmity and later becomes a bee simply because of such
> remembrance. Similarly, if the Jeeva somehow or other think of Narayana ,
> who is sac-cid-ānanda-vigraha, they will become free from their sins.
> Whether thinking of Him as their worshipable Lord or an enemy, because of
> constantly thinking of Him they will gain swarupa with him.*
> Ofcourse the commentators such as Sridhar swami have warned that hatred
> shouldn't be a path chosen. But how can anyone hate such a lord who is
> compassionate towards his enemies as well?
> How many prayers or stotras can grasp the greatness of him?
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