Saturday, May 16, 2009

II जय गुरुदेव II

A most intriguing concept that through many centuries has always inspired, from the Neophyte to Advanced Sadhaks (practitioners), is a search for that which is often described as, a divine celestial abode, reaching where one attains Total FREEDOM and remains in a State of Completeness (पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदं) that is, ceaseless, imperishable, permanent and seated into Absolute PEACE. To this concept, the mythological and mystic names, through different paths & sects, mentioned by many Masters that has gained much acceptance and popularity are, Gyangunj, Siddhashram, Siddhaloka, Siddhagunj, Shambala, etc.

Life Positive magazine had published an article titled SOUL SURVIVOR, in its December 1996 edition, giving a brief reporting on this much talked about subject. Such publications still remains among the stray documented explorations on this contemplative concept. Not surprising, as one does not find either much material or genuine people to comment on such Higher States of Realization.

This utopian concept, as an inherent quest of the soul, has also been explored by many western writers & philosophers, either through their works of research, mysticism or fiction. Madam Blavatsky, the founder of Theosophical Society, did declare in full clarity about her connections with Shambala, through her guide Kuthumi Baba. Napolean Hill, the iconic motivational writer, mentions in his book Grow Rich with Peace of Mind, of an unprecedented incident where it was revealed to him that his 'thoughts and ideas' are actually been guided/transmitted through some Divine Beings from a Celestial Hidden Land, in order to benefit the mankind. Philosophical fictional works of Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged) and Aldous Huxley (Island) has explored the psychological aspects associated with such a state. Even Indian contemporaries, as Master E.K., have been known of being a recepient of having connections with Shambala.

Quite interestingly, the Bhakti Kaal mystic works of many Saints of India finds similar thoughts expressed through the noun, AMARPUR. Here are some references:


[Ref. - Param Sant Tulsi Saheb (of Hathras) by S.D.Maheshwari]
(Shabd 30): Says Tulsi that, He will now tell of the Abode, the whereabouts, the seat and the Region of the Beloved. That the Beloved resides beyond Brahm. The region of Sat Nam (who is the Beloved) is Amarpur (Imperishable Region), an Abode of All Happiness. Tulsi says that whoever attains the Fourth Loka is called a Sant.


"Gursikh Rahat Sunho Hae meet Parbhate Uth Kar Hit Cheet
Waheguru Gurmantra Su Jaap Kar Ishnan Parae Jap Jaap
Sandhiya Samae Sunae Rehraas Kirtan Katha Sunnae Har Yaas
In Meh Nem Ju ek Karaae So Sikh Amarpuri Meh Jaae"

(Written by, Bhai Nandlal ji "Goya" among the 52 poets of Guru Govind Singh ji's courtiers)


Beautiful verses titled, "Hansa Chalahu Amarpur Nika"

हंसा चलहु अमरपुर निका
मरम ते रहित होहुगे, सतगुरु के कर बिका
यहाँ दुःख है सोक
संतापा, कुसुम रंग भयो फीका
जनम जनम के बिछुरा साथी, मिलेब खसम वोया निका
सत् की नाव सुकृत कन्हरिया, सब बिधि बात बनिका
धन्य सौभाग्य सुहाग तही
को, कही नही जात गणिका
अति सुख सागर अमी अनूपा, छुडा बुतानी
जी का
पुहुप पलंग पर पुहुप बिछौना, भ्रिगसे अमी कनिका
अति बिलास तहां रूप रसी है, को कवि सके भनिका
एक मुख कहा सहस्र मुख जाके, कही नही सकत फनिका
मानहु सत् धोखा जनि जानहु, तेजहू मन मनिका
दरिया दरस
पुरूष पति जाके, पर धुखा दुरी अनिका

(Dariya Saheb invites the enlightened ones to go to Amarpur where no one dies. There is no old age and decay of the body in that land. In samsar there is sorrow, distress and miseries. Everything perishes in the world. The land of the Lord is quite different and free from these painful occurences. There one meets his beloved Lord from whom there has been a painful seperation in many births in samsar. The jiva boards the boat of truth which is sailed by sukrit to cross over the sea of samsar. Sant Dariya has all praise for such jivas who land in the Lord's land and drink divine elixir to quench the thirst of many births. The beauty and bliss of the land is beyond description. Even Sheshnag with his thousand mouths is unable to describe the bliss of the land. Dariya says that he is speaking the truth and there is no falsehood in it. He exhorts people to forsake false ego and follow the teachings of Sadguru to solemnize the divine marraige of the jiva with the Lord)


Contains a verse that says...
परी गाड़ संतन पर जब जब, भई सहाय मातु तुम तब तबअमरपुरी अरु वासव लोका, तब महिमा सब रहे अशोका


Following Shlokas of Bhagvad Gita seems to be contemplative in the same context.

BG 8.8
अभ्यासयोगयुक्तेन चेतसा नान्यगामिना।
परमम् पुरुषम् दिव्यम् याति पार्थ अनुचिन्तयन्।।8।।
"O Son of Partha, by meditating with a mind which is engaged in the yoga practice and which does not stray away to anything else, one reaches the Supreme Person existing in the Effulgent Region"
BG 8.10
प्रयाणकाले मनसा अचलेन भक्त्या युक्तः योगबलेन च एव
भ्रुवोः मध्ये प्राणम् आवेश्य सम्यक् सः तम् परम् पुरुषम् उपैति दिव्यम्।।10।।
"At the time of death, having fully fixed the Prana (vital force) between the eyebrows with an unswevering mind, and being imbued with devotion as also the strength of concentration, he reaches the resplendent supreme person"
BG 8.21
अव्यक्तः अक्षरः इति उक्तः तम् आहुः परमाम् गतिम्।
यम् प्राप्य न निवर्तन्ते तत् धाम परमम् मम्।।21।।
"He who has been mentioned as the Unmanifested, the Immutable, they call Him the supreme goal. That is the supreme abode of Mine, reaching which they do not return"
BG 14.2
इदम् ज्ञानम् उपाश्रित्य मम साधम्र्यम् आगताः
सर्गे अपि न उपजायन्ते प्रलये न व्यथन्ति च।।2।।
"Having taken refuge in this Wisdom and being assimilated to My own nature, they are not reborn even in the emantion of universe, nor are disquited in dissolution"
BG 15.6
न तत् भासयते सूर्यः न शशांकः न पावकः
यत् गत्वा न निवर्तन्ते तत् धाम परमम् मम्।।6।
"Nor doth the sun lighten there, nor moon, nor fire; having gone thither they return not; that is My supreme abode"
BG 15.16
द्वौ इमौ पुरुषौ लोके क्षरः च, अक्षरः एव च
क्षरः सर्वाणि भूतानि कूटस्थः अक्षरः उच्यते।।16।।
"In the fourteen universal systems there are only two conscious principles; the perishable and the imperishable; all moving and stationary living entities are declared perishable and those perfected internally as imperishable"

"Siddhashram is the pinnacle of Gyan (Subjective Realization / Purusha) and Vigyan (Objective Realization / Prakriti)".
7. Is Siddhashram / Gyangunj / Amarpur, an Imperishable Supreme Abode?
Does it exist in Chaturtha Aaayam (Fourth Dimension)?
Through these verses of Bhagvad Gita, using expressions as Gyan, Dham, Lord Sri Krishna pointing towards that (State of Consciousness OR Abode/s) which is, The Fourth Dimension (Chaturtha Aayam)?
Is it's location in the Bramhand a reflection of its existance in the Pind (Yat Pinde, Tat Bramhamde)?
Does this mean, Bramha and Maya always exist together and where there is Bramha, there IS Maya?
"Being there, is attaining the Highest State of Enlightenment (Dvaita/Maya/Vigyan)" OR "Attaining the Highest State of Enlightenment is, Being there (Advaita/Bramha/Gyan)" OR - "BOTH MEANS SAME"?
With this melodious song of KABIR SAHEB, displayed below, we can further continue to ponder.......