PRESENT VIOLENT CAMPUS POLITICS IN BHARATHAM : - STUDENTS, SPIRITUAL LITERATURE AND SWAMI SIVANANDA-23.
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SRI SWAMI CHIDANANDA
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23. Glory Of Jnana Yajna :
Ques: Why is it that of all Yajnas, Jnana Yajna or dissemination of spiritual knowledge is considered as the highest?
Ans: When you go to the shop, why do you choose a German article though the same article made in France or Japan may also be available?
It is because you know that the German article will give you lasting service whereas the others may give trouble at any moment.
In other words, the German article will be permanent, while the French or Japanese may not be so. Naturally enough, you prefer a permanent thing to a temporary thing.
In the same way, there are different kinds of Yajna, different kinds of charity.
We serve people in different ways. We give money to the poor; we feed them; we give them clothes to wear; we give them medicines and nurse them.
All these we do for their physical bodies. After a few years, the physical body will turn to ashes.
And the persons whom we served will again be born and suffer the cycle of births and deaths. Our service helps them only for a short while, in a particular birth.
Jnana Yajna stands altogether on a different footing. You impart spiritual knowledge to a man.
After acquiring this knowledge, he strives for God and acquires Mukti. When he gets Mukti, he gets everything. He cannot aspire for more.
That is why dissemination of spiritual knowledge is rightly considered as the highest Yajna. Spiritual knowledge is food for the Soul which is permanent while the gift of food etc., nourish only the physical body which is perishable.
All other gifts reach but the passing and perishable aspects of the human being, while the gift of higher spiritual knowledge reaches the inner man the essential spiritual being within and makes for an everlasting result.
Fruit of Jnana Yajna is imperishable.
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