Videos: Mar 27th, 2021

Satsang: March 27th, 2021

Satsang – Saturday March 20th, 2021 – Vachanãmrut 52, Gadhadã I – 52

Realizing Bhagvãn Through The Four ShãstrasWednesday the 2nd of February, 1820

Satsang – Saturday March 27th, 2021 – Vachanãmrut 157, Gadhadã II – 24

Firmness In Sãnkhya & In YogFriday the 26th of July, 1822

The Four Philosophical Schools:

Sãnkhya

  • teaches Vairagya (detachment from the objects of worldly senses)
  • helps one to understand the greatness of God
  • teaches the nature of happiness and unhappiness and where they arise from (our Karmas under the effects of the three gunas)
  • will not help one join with God

Yog

  • helps one join with God
  • teaches meditation upon God but not whom to meditate upon or what form

Vedãnta

  • teaches us what God to meditate upon and his divine form
  • gives us knowledge of God’s omnipresence, his role as the doer and non-doer and his perfection

Panch-Rãtra

  • gives us knowledge of who God is as the supreme personality, his incarnations and the nine fold service to God (nine forms of devotional service or bhakti)
  • shravanam – listening to kathãs or kirtans related to Bhagvãn.
  • kirtanam – singing or talking about Bhagvãn.
  • smaranam – remembering Bhagvãn.
  • pãd-sevanam – massaging Bhagvãn’s holy feet.
  • archanam – performing Bhagvãn’s pujã (ãrti, thãl, sandalwood paste)
  • vandanam – bowing before Bhagvãn.
  • dãsyam – behaving as the servant of Bhagvãn.
  • sakhyam – behaving as the friend of Bhagvãn.
  • ãtma-nivedanam – unconditionally offering everything to Bhagvãn.

Performance of any or all of these forms of devotional service allows one to join with God.

Published by Ananda Bhagat

Devotee of Lord Swaminarayan

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