All the above divine subjects are actually, different branches of same spiritual science for, all these are studied and perceived on the basis of spiritual formulae which most of us are familiar with names like NARADA SUTRAS for BHAKTI, JAIMINI SUTRAS for KARMA, PATANJALI SUTRAS for YOGA and BRAHMA SUTRAS for ZNANA just similar to the formulae, forming basis of modern physical sciences. Long before we are invaded and came under alien rule and later our own self-misrule, people of this ancient civilization stopped studying these divine formulae and reach the ultimate goal to be achieved in human birth. If Newton had found law of gravity, Einstein, relativity theory or several subsequent great scientists, found other scientific formulae, they did start their journey with belief in themselves initially and later in something beyond their physicality. Similarly we should believe in the omniscient to be true to be realized and shed our strong faith in false knowledge. Trust we should, these formulae, in the chosen path of BHAKTI, ZNANA or KARMA, YOGA and endeavour to bring a feeling of bliss into the current life itself than, let GOD grind us into inexorable whirlpool of life cycles. SHRADDHAVAAN LABHATE ZNANAM meaning one who believes in GOD as supreme, eternal and this entire creation is his play to provide life after death depending on the cumulative impact of Karmas of the doer’s life. SHRADDHA is often misunderstood by all of us as sincerity in normal parlance. Actually in spiritual meaning it is unwavering trust in GOD.
EESWARAANUGRAHATH YEVA PUMSAM ADVAITA VASANA, meaning to know that there, is GOD and God alone is true, while rest of it is His reflection seen as duality an illusion, which is known to the knower, only if he has the benevolence of God. Wisdom dawns on seeker, who has faith in the omnipotent and omniscient.
Better late, than never, even at this age to start this spiritual journey and leave trivial things including legal case on pension revision as part of routine with no hope or dejection, to enjoy life to the core as spiritual bliss.
These are some of my stray thoughts on subject spirituality provoked by thoughts on devotional music shared by some of our friends on our pensioners’ portal.
G K VISWANATHAM