Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Ravan's Sister

Ravan’s Sister Somtiti (Surpanakha)

How uplifted soul, Rishi soul, soul of Suns Ram was! Having come here he again uplifted the world and fragmented the ego of Ravan and then fixed the limits, boundaries. He is accused of cutting the nose of Ravan’s sister Somtiti. This one action even a general Kshatriya can not perform. It one is possible that he told insulting words to her and considering these worlds insult cutting nose was told to this incident.

Name of Ravan’s sister was Somtiti. She came to Dandak forest for wandering. She wished that she should choose Ram her husband. Ram said, I am already married. Choose your husband to Laxman.”  This one statement of him was of course according to the situation. Laxman said to her, “If there is any mother, father or brother of  you, say them for your marriage. We are very young, trivial Kshatriya sons. Why do you come to us? We are unable to arrange your marriage.” And in anger this one too said, “Are your parents died?” When he spoke it, she felt insulted. She had ego of her brother Ravan and her nation a lot. For the insult she herself cut her nose. And she made a conspiracy and made it so that her insult might be known to her family and may destroy both of them. She made so great conspiracy to destroy both of them but her own family destroyed instead.

According to Manu Maharaj and some mantras of Vedas it is described that ‘If a devkanya (girl) declines on persistency and when it become impossible to be performed she uses to perform this kind of act.

Next: Scientific Detective Shabri

Anubhav Sharma


Don’t Be Greedy

Once upon a time in a forest a hunter was returning after killing a rabbit, burdening it on his soldiers. He saw a pig some distance away. He thought that “I must hunt it too as to get enough meat for long days.” So he put an arrow on his bow and pushes the string of the bow. The pig had become aware by the activity of that hunter. He shot the arrow which points out to his stomach. In anger the pig ran towards him opening his mouth wide. Now the hunter needs to shoot another one. As he was about to shoot, he saw a snake below him on the ground, he feared a lot and could not take decision of shooting and in between the time pig closed his dangerous mouth on the lower part of his abdomen so he became unconscious within a second. He fell down on the snake after being killed. The snake too dies. After some minutes the pig too died. Now in the evening a jackal was passing through the path where all four dead bodies were lying.

The jackal became very much pleased to see the dead bodies. He was very much hungry. But he thought that “I shall eat the tasty meat of human being which ends more than fifteen days, at last. I will eat the meat of pig for 15 days. One day will be my food , the rabbit’s tasty meat. One time shall I pass by meat of snake and now I am going to chew tasteless leather of string of bow.” Saying it he started chewing the string and as he touched it the stretched string shot the arrow which directly runs to the jackal and he too became dead.

So O dear readers by this story we came to know that the greed is to be abandoned. In Vedas too it is said, ‘Ma Gridhah’ (do not covet). These words are taken from Yajurved||1||40||. The hymn is given below-

Om Eishavasyamidam sarvam yatkincha jagatyam jagat
Ten tyakten bhunjeethah ma gridhah kasya sviddhanam.

Anubhav Sharma

Monday, May 27, 2013

Ahilya II

Now a days Ahilya is criticized with several kinds. To which we call Ahilya? Ahilya word has several synonyms. Ahilya is a name of Earth. In our literature this nature too is called Ahilya. Name of divine learning is called Ahilya. Meaning of Ahilya is to which we milk. My dear child milks his mother, this one earth is milked by farmer.

Saviour of Ahilya

Ram was called the savior of Ahilya. Who may reform Ahilya? That one, who is a scientist. I remember that in Treta age there was a laboratory in Muni Vashishtha’s Ashram in which Vashshistha as well as Arundhati taught. There became study on stars, planets and on earth there used to be research. Which earth looks like adamant but in fact has ability to grow grains, that field is called Ahilya. Maharaja Ram made a lot of research on Ahilya. If name of Maharishi Gautam’s wife is Ahilya it does not mean that Ram hit Gautam’s wife Ahilya. In fact we say the barren land Ahilya.

When Lord Ram was studying, Maharishi Bharadwaj came to the research centre of Vashishtha Muni Maharaj. Maharishi Bharadwaj Muni said, “O Vashishtha Ji! What are you doing?” Rishi replied, “Maharaj! We are making research on Ahilya.” Then Maharishi Bharadwaj replied, “You will not be able to know Ahilya like this. Come. In my science lab, I shall show you Ahilya. At the place of Maharishi Bharadwaj Ram knew the science of Ahilya Ram saw that Ahilya which is there like stones and grains can not be grown in it. While he studied scientifically he found that it may become fertile. So he told the farmers, Vaishyas that “This one land of Ayodhya is very fine. Untwining, unfolding its layer, sow the seeds in its flesh. Come. In this wasteland, barren land which is looking like stone and which fertile in fact, grow grains. This land which is Ahilya should not let it be. We should utilize this waste land.” So it is done the same. So Ram was called savior of Ahilya.

In the age of Treta I got the chance to see Ram. He was so great a scientist that he knew the science of earth. I want to unfold a religious discussion to you. When he is called patron of boundaries, he expanded and fixed boundaries, culture he uplifted then there was not any right of him to hit a Rishi wife. Kshatriya is that one, who can not see wives of others even in dream, then to hit another’s wife is a task of far from even dreams. I have got the luck of seeing Ram. I use to say god, “O god! If there will be welfare of the world then only braves like Ram can do it.”

Ahilya Kratibha Machine

Brahmchari Suketa, Brahmcharini Shabri as well as Gargepathya made a machine. That machine was called Ahilya Kratibha Machine which knew the womb of Ahilya (barren land). In Vedic literature, Ahilya is the name of earth. Ten yojans (a unit of length) below Ahilya whichever mineral if present, it might show. Lord Ram tried to know this machine. Knew it and then he became savior of Ahilya. What is the reformation of Ahilya? The land is there but anyone is not growing grains in it. No research is made though the nation has requirement of grains. With the help of that machine Ram reformatted the land, made its welfare.

Next: Ravan’s Sister Somtiti (Suparnakha)

Anubhav Sharma

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Meeting With Parents and Departure

Conversation With Father

Ram reached the door of his father. He says to his father, “O father! It is a duty of a son to obey his mother. Why are you bringing me away from my duties? Why are you being full of sorrow, coming to affection? Heart of my mother is more affectionate. O father! How your heart became so polite? It is not coming to my mind. Within your mind, do not accept that Ram is of Kaushalya only. If I were taken birth from the uterus of Kaikeyi, mother Kaikeyi might make me go forcefully, helplessly. He might leave me in the arms of Rishi and Munis that this one is Ram. She is my loving mother even today. In my heart I do not have second place for her.”

When king Dashrath was hearing these statements, affection of son was making him anxious. Ram says, “Do not become prey of affection. A part of world will become happy from me only on going to forests and the other part will become unhappy. If I keep on acting on the orders of dignitaries, my life will become a little bit useful else it will be of no use. First of all only mother of me is great-mother. After it there comes other several Rishis.

Ram was speaking these polite words but the king was under affection. While embarrassing Ram he said, “O Son! My heart does not have desire that you should go to forest. Instead my heart desires that ‘Look after the nation, undergo through the nation, there is everything in undergoing.’” On hearing the speech of the king, his heart was not possessed by affection. He was a great soul of being same in every situation, soul of monotony. So a human must do the penance. If calamity comes, harshness comes if they do not feel hard, if happiness comes then if do not bring a great pleasure in their minds, in reality that one are called dignitary.

Consent of mother Kaushalya

Saying something to Kaushalya, Maharishi Vashishtha Muni Maharaj returned back to his Ashram, hermitage. Now when day came, after sun rise touching the feet of mother Kaykeyi etc., Ram reached to the door of Kaushalya. He touched the feet of Kaushalya. Kaushaly was being very much pleased (over pleased) because she did not want that he should live in royal thoughts. She knew the royal meetings. She had knowledge of politics in her heart. She knew the king Dashrath has destroyed the Vedic traditions for his selfishness and that her husband has done this one falsity that he married to three queens. This one is not correct according Vedic Traditions. Being very much  pleased, she said, “O Ram! You are going to forest today.” He replied, “Yes mother, give me order.”

Kaushalya says, “Your welcome my son. Go. Obey the order of mother for fourteen years. I have fed you for the day of today. You know O Ram! While you were growing in my uterus, Maharishi Shringi told not to take royal food. I attempted to fill my stomach by craft and actions. I made you growing by the food of penance, fed you. The day of today is ornamented for me. My son has no woe today, he is happy, he is showing monotony.

Just then Sita came and said, “Give me order, I want to serve Ram with him. I want to stay in service. A wife is because of either husband or almighty. As the livelihood of soul is because of god, a wife gets the skill of actions by husband.” Hearing these sentences of Sita, Mother Kaushalya replied, “Daughter! I do not want to suppress you. I don’t want to bring you in disguise. If you wish and are able to pass your time in forests, then go and live in forests. Live with your husband, serve him and obey your husband.

Departure for forests

Then Laxman too spoke the same. All the three where used to wear royal attire, leave Ayodhya wearing clothes of hermits. You may know the result, their resolve was of 14 years. You know the meaning of forest. Forest is called where no help of any kind is provided. Where the forest of their hearts may become so great that every living organism may become their friends. This type of forest makes high a friend like Ram. He became a person of making bed of mountains in dense forests, after getting several problems and crossing the river Saryu.

Lord Ram made a sequence of killing attacking human beings. Maharishi Lomash Muni Maharaj, Maharishi Atri and mother Anusuya educated Ram while he was staying in Dandak forest with Sita. When Lord Ram reached to the Ashram of Atri Muni, he gave him a machine. What was that machine? He had told that, “I made it in my research center. It’s property is that 152 thousands of army may be destroyed with this dangerous instrument. The machine was accepted by Ram.

Next: Ahilya II

Anubhav Sharma