Philosopher Deepti of Bhagavata

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WowVyasa, who was not glad though he wrote the Brahma Sutra, wrote the Mahabharata story, and was not glad, it was solely via the Bhagavata that the total which means of Vyasana was drawn. Bhagavata can be accepted because the final work of Vedavyasa. Although the omniscient Vyasa, who was capable of perceive the data wealth that the sages of historical India had been giving to their disciples many instances, organized them, though the principle lesson in them was revealed via the Brahma Sutra, and though the reality and the associated dharma had been clarified via the Mahabharata story, it was not sufficient to convey the visions to their peak via the Bhagavata. The actual fact is that peculiar students usually current issues as if they’ve absorbed all the subject of Indian data by confining themselves to some department of Vedanta. This place might create misunderstanding among the many widespread individuals. Many of those students, as an alternative of presenting the essence of Vedanta by themselves, are overly involved with the meanings of its technical phrases and interpret solely by asserting their place on it. Therefore not solely are they incomprehensible to the widespread man, however the authentic Upanishad commentaries aren’t obtainable right now. This can be the explanation why right now we don't have nice commentators like Shankaracharya, Ramanujan and Madhvan.

The wealth of knowledge within the Bhagavata

It’s typically accepted that Srimad Bhagavata is a good e-book that mixes the richness of knowledge with the all-Vedasaragarbha, the focus of devotion to the start and Leelas of Lord Krishna, and the embedding of Karmasiddhanta within the Gita. For that reason Bhagavata is given one of the best place amongst all different Puranas. It’s clear that the explanation behind the composition of Bhagavata, which is called the best Purana among the many 18 Puranas and 18 Upa Puranas, was to inculcate Bhakti-Jnana-Vairagya among the many individuals. Other than the data associated to true devotion, it additionally gives the Upanishads for the paths of knowledge. All of the Upanishads could be seen via understanding the which means of the Bhagavata alone. In actual fact, the Bhagavata incorporates greater than some other work the outline and evaluation of all of the non secular strategies that comprise Indian tradition—bhakti, jnana, karma, meditation, tapas, and so on.—in addition to the last word reality and the universe.

Other than the family tree of kings and sages, the historical past and chronology revealed via them, this historical textual content is wealthy in numerous scholarly contributions. Tales of creation, destruction, re-creation, lineage and manvantara are typically mentioned in Puranas. However the attribute of Bhagavata is that it offers with 5 extra subjects particularly jagadulpathi, its growth, karmavasanas, numerous elements of egoism and striving for liberation. However for the reason that acharyas who preside over the Bhagavata Saptah normally recite its story, this extraordinary work is exhibited to the general public solely as one of many different story-oriented Puranas.

Students typically depend on the branches of Vedanta, that are commentaries on the Upanishads, for cosmology and Vyashtya evaluation. However it goes unnoticed that the Bhagavata incorporates an in depth and authoritative commentary on the Upanishads. On this e-book all branches of Vedanta come collectively, as within the Upanishads. On this the Final Fact, the varied methods to it, and the evaluation of the Vyashti-Samashtis are elaborated.

This e-book incorporates the reality in regards to the origin, growth, path and time of the universe that Western physics has been looking for for almost two thousand years. It’s extremely debated that this historical textual content incorporates all of the vital trendy and post-modern theories of physics.

The outline of assorted elements of ego consciousness within the Bhagavata is a really scientific evaluation of among the pitfalls confronted by Western philosophy, making them unproblematic and understandable. Whereas the connection between thoughts and matter stays incomprehensible to Western philosophy, the Bhagavata, traversing the Vedic path, reconciles them. It additional explains what the thoughts is, its nature and mode of operation (psychology). It’s primarily based on expertise and logic, with a scientific authenticity that Western psychology has not but been capable of obtain.

Brahman and Parashakti

Bodily science theorists are additionally conducting analysis on the Oneness that’s the supply of all dwelling issues and the universe. This Oneness is named 'Brahman' within the Upanishads. As within the Upanishads, the Bhagavata proclaims that 'Brahman' is 'Chidanandam', a mixture of Adi Purusha within the type of consciousness and Adi Shakti within the type of pleasure. These scriptures additionally specify the best way to this. Therefore the data contained in these are scientific truths. The peculiarity of scientific reality is that it offers judgment not solely to the discoverer but additionally to others. On this means the Vedas and Bhagavata present the best way for others to achieve the reality. This methodology is non secular Sadhana.

No widespread sense particular person can reject Brahman as Chidananda Swarupa. As a result of consciousness is one thing widespread to all dwelling beings. Subsequently Consciousness is most certified to be the supply of all beings. Bodily science additionally can’t deny the power that’s crammed within the universe and dwelling issues. Science has already accepted this truth. The reality that the universe is the growth of a single pressure is now a scientific reality. Bliss is what all beings search. Absolute bliss isn’t obtainable within the gross world, however the dwelling beings search it. Brahmananda, skilled by yogis of their full type, is the distinctive attribute of Shakti. Thus, the Vedic imaginative and prescient is not only a non secular perception, however a rational and scientific reality. The view that Brahman is Chidananda Swarupa is repeated in a number of chapters within the Bhagavata.

It’s this reality that’s embodied within the numerous Siddhantas (Vaishnava-Shaiva-Sakteya Siddhantas), epics, Puranas and Smriti in India after the Vedic interval. The distinction between them lies within the numerous technique of reaching the Oneness. On this means, the Shakteyas worship Parashakti, who’s the embodiment of consciousness, as the last word reality, as Parabrahman. However Vishnu devotees and Siva devotees worship the Lord of Parashakti and the Consciousness Type or Adipurusha as Parabrahman. The Supreme Being is Vishnu for the Vaishnavas and Shiva for the Shaivas.

The Bhagavata faith holds that Parabrahman or Vishnu exists within the type of consciousness, pervading the worlds and pervading the worlds together with his infinite energy. The Taithiriyopanishad makes it clear that the type of consciousness transcends Brahmananda. Analyzing the human being within the second chapter of the Taittiriya, it’s stated: The soul, which turns into Chitsvarupa, is surrounded by 5 forms of Shaktivishesh – Annamayakosha, Pranamayakosha, Manomayakosha, Vijnanamayakosha and Anandamayakosha. In all these states the duality of expertise exists. That’s, the duality of the ego and the topic of expertise. This duality is the idea of all human expertise. In all these states the ego is the devotee, which is the very precept born from Bhagavadsakti. This duality exists even when the dwelling soul who has reached the Anandamayakosha experiences Brahmananda. This state of expertise is named 'Susupti'. The state of overcoming this too is described as 'Thuriyam'-

A singular fourth state of the soul that transcends the three states of alertness, sleep, and sleep. On this state Consciousness and Ananda unite with out duality, and that is the battle of Godlessness.

That is the salvation of the dwelling soul. This state of the person can be the state of the entire after creation has been withdrawn. That is the flood state the place energy merges with consciousness. When creation begins once more the ability awakens and evolves, creating worlds and beings. That is the abstract of philosophy of Bhagavata.

(The author is the previous Head of the Division of Philosophy, Thiruvananthapuram University Faculty and the State Vice President of Tapasya Kalasahityavedi)

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