Sunday, July 29, 2007


Today [26th July, 2007] we will see 10th sloka in the third Chapter. In the next seven slokas Sri Krishna explains why we and the Devas [gods] are created and what are our mutual duties? This agreement of mutual help is in a cyclic form. We will see these from the Anbil Kshetram. Anbil does not mean no love or no bhakthi, but it is the house or abode of love or bhakti. Para Vasudeva in Vaikuntam splits Himself in three forms- Pradyumna, Anirudha and Sankarshana and maintains this world. As Anirudha with the duty of protection, He is blessing the devotees in this Kshetram. He showers blessings on us and in return we have to at least show some devotion. This is in the form of an agreement. This is explained in the 10th sloka:

saha-yajnah prajah srstva
purovaca prajapatih
anena prasavisyadhvam
esa vo ’stv ista-kama-dhuk

"In the beginning of creation, the Lord of all creatures sent forth generations of men and demigods, along with sacrifices for Vishnu, and blessed them by saying, “Be thou happy by this yajna [sacrifice] because its performance will bestow upon you everything desirable for living happily and achieving liberation.”"

Prajapati= Sriman Narayana, pura = long ago during creation, praja= all people, yajna saha= along with yagna, stva =created, uvaca= told like this. Long ago during creation, Sri Narayana while creating yagna along with people told like this. Anena= by this yagna, prasavisyadhyam= all get prosperity, esa =all these, va= to you, ista kama dhuk= beget all desired. Deva pooja pleases God and He bestows all that we desire to possess. Dhuk comes from the root for dhugd or milk. Just as a cow yields the owner nutritious milk, God confers all desired things to the worshiper. The agreement here is we have to perform yagna or deva pooja and the deva pooja, which are also created by Him, in turn get all our desires fulfilled from God. This He has told long ago. Our present Kali yug has 432,000 years. Total period of all the four yugs – Kritha, Tretha, Dwapara and Kali- is 4,320,000 years. This is one Chatur yug and 1000 such Chatur yug constitute one day time for Bramha. Another such equal period is night for him. That is one day is 2000 chatur yug for Brahma. His tenure is 100 years each of such 365 days. When this tenure ends there is a deluge called prakrutha pralayam. During this pralayam all are destroyed and they remain in that destroyed state for an equal time and then the God again creates. At that time He creates the yajna to bestow various benefits desired by us. Since Arjuna felt that actions beget likes and dislikes and so papa/punya, he was afraid to do Karma yoga. Here the Lord allays this fear and says that by doing Deva pooja as told by Him during creation, one will never incur papa/ punya and so one will be redeemed from samsaram.

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