Awareness of Jeevatma (Self ), which is part of Paramatma ( Lord/ God/ Infinite/ Truth/Reality/ Chaithanyam/ Sakthi....) within us, Knowing this truth doing Karma, happily, honestly, sincerely, with full dedication, involvement, submitting the true Sadkarma to the Lord, with Sama bhuddhi, without the fear of consequence, result, Ready to face and accept the return as Lord's Prasadam, is ATMEEYAM.
Search This Blog
A Summary of the Srimad Bhagavatham : Ch-4. Part-8.
4: The Stories of Siva and Sati, and of Rishabhadeva and Bharata :
The highlighting katha in this Skandha is the stories of Rishabhadeva and Bharata. Rishabhadeva was a king who abdicated his throne and became an ascetic in the forest. The Jainas consider Rishabhadeva as their first Tirthankara because he lived like an utter renunciate who would not even wear clothes, which is the description of a Tirthankara in Jain literature. Digambara was the behaviour of this Rishabhadeva.
Such was his austerity, such was the tejas that emanated from his person, such was the energy that was in his personality, that it is said that wherever he eased himself, that part of the earth would become gold. Wherever he went, people would run after him to find gold, and so he would hide himself. The fragrance of jasmine would emanate from his body, extending to distances of several miles, and wherever people smelled jasmine, they felt that Rishabhadeva was somewhere nearby. Such was his austerity, his yoga, his concentration on God Almighty, his meditation on the Supreme Bhagavan.
He had many sons. One of them was Bharata. Due to Bharata’s lethargic attitude, people used to call him Jada Bharata. Bharata was also a king and, like his father, decided to abdicate his throne and go to the forest for meditation. He did years of tapas alone in the jungle, meditating on the Mahapurusha, Purushottama, Narayana.
"MEMBERS VERY IMPORTANT TATTVAM, READ CAREFULLY AND REMEMBER TILL YOUR LIFE ENDS."
CHAPTER- 3 : HINDU DHARMA- 15.4.
15. The Law of Spiritual Economics-4.1.
4. Use and Abuse of the Caste System -1.
The Hindus have survived many a foreign conquest on account of their caste system. But they have developed class jealousies and hatred in the name of the caste system. They have not got the spirit of co-operation. That is the reason why they are weak and disunited today. They have become sectarians in the name of the caste system. Hence there is degradation in India.
The caste system is, indeed, a splendid thing. It is quite flawless. But the defect came in from somewhere else. The classes gradually neglected their duties. The test of ability and character slowly vanished. Birth became the chief consideration in determining castes. All castes fell from their ideals and forgot all about their duties.
Brahmanas became selfish and claimed superiority over others by mere birth, with…