Friday, 17 June 2022

Sri Surdas Maharaj – Sri Sur – Vinaya – Pathrika – The significance of the practice of devotion

 


Chapter – 132-  Sur -Vinaya – Pathrika – The significance of the practice of devotion


Sri Surdas Maharaj speaks “Oh! Mind, you have wasted the rarest birth as a human achieved after the pieties of several births, you haven’t practiced the devotion at the lotus feet of Lord Sri Hari, all that you have done is fulfilling your physical and material needs, you were chasing after wealth, money, possession, richness, fame, wife, children, companion, relatives, etc. day and night, you were drenched in lust, desire, ego, pride, jealousy, anger, Ahamkara, and Mamakara, etc. in this way you have wasted entire life. Finally, the later years of age have arrived, the sufferings of illnesses, aging, fear of death, the grief of separation from beloved ones pushed you to extreme agony, and the practice of devotion, austerities, Shama, Dhama, Sathyam, Dhaya, Dhanam, Ahimsa, Astheyam, Arjjavam, Swadhyaya, celibacy, association with the Santh, Mahathma, noble souls, etc. has become impossible, how could you attain welfare afterlife?  You haven’t practiced devotion to achieve nearness to Lord Sri Hari. The time has elapsed, and the noose of death/Lord Yama is getting closer to you, what’s the use of shedding tears looking at the people surrounded at your death bed? Oh! Mortals, it is impossible to get rid of the grief and sufferings of worldly existence, and the repeated cycles of births, without the practice of singing in praise of Lord Shyamsundar.  Now, the enthusiastic youthful days have gone, the later years of age have arrived, the limbs have become fragile and not cooperating with the mind, the movements have become restricted, the breathing has become difficult, the air passage become tiresome, and the need to depend on others to perform the daily task has increased, unfortunately, the youthful days were spent on chasing after material and physical pleasure, hence keep stumbling to the mouth of death.”

 

Re Man Janama Akaratha Khoyisi | Hari Ki Bhakthi Na Kavahu Keenhi Udhara Bhare Pari Soyisi || Nisi Dhin Phiratha Rahath Muha Baye  Ahamithi Janama Bigoyisi | Goda Pasari Paryau Dhoau Neekai Ab Kaisi Kaha Hoyisi || Kala Jamani Sau Aani Bani Hai Dhekhi Dhekhi Mukha Royisi | Sur Syama Binu Kaun Chudavai Chale  Jav Bhayi Poyisi ||

Wednesday, 15 June 2022

Sri Surdas Maharaj – Sri Sur – Vinaya – Pathrika – The association with the people drenched in material and physical pleasure is a huge obstacle to the practice of devotion and Bhagavath Prapthi/nearness to Lord

 



Chapter – 131-  Sur -Vinaya – Pathrika – The association with the people drenched in material and physical pleasure is a huge obstacle to the practice of devotion and Bhagavath Prapthi/nearness to Lord

 

Sri Surdas Maharaj speaks “Oh! Mind, abandon the association of immoral and wicked people drenched in worldly matters of possession, wealth, money, richness, fame, wife, children, companion, and relatives, and the people swollen with pride, jealousy, anger, lust, desire, ego, etc. They would definitely create obstacles in the practice of devotion, and singing in praise of Lord Sri Hari, the association with those kinds of people would be like feeding the serpent with the milk, will it help in any way? The serpents cannot abandon their toxic poison, one day or the other they would cause harm to you.  Oh! Mind, there is no use to spray rich fragrance on the crow, because the crow cannot change the tune of its crowing, or dog cannot be purified by giving a dip in the sacred waters of Ganga, or the donkey cannot be attractive by smearing the rich fragrant sandalwood paste from Mount Malaya or Monkeys can’t be attractive by adorning ornaments. Oh! Mind, is it worth giving a detailed bath to an elephant? It would always search for an opportunity to shovel sand and mud on its back. Oh! Mind It is of no use aiming an arrow on the rock, it would empty the arrows. Oh! Mind, the people drenched in the interest of worldly matters of infinite and perishable nature, chasing after material and physical pleasures of momentary natured are ignorant, lacking the knowledge of self/Jeevathma is Paramathma/ soul is indestructible, and all the material matters are destructible /Prakrithi, the Universe and infinite material matters are impermanent, and the Purusha is the soul which is permanent/. Hence, giving lectures on the Paramarththa Thaththva/absolute truth is an utter waste to people who are drenched in worldly matters, because their minds and intellect are soaked in the impurities of lust, desire, ego, jealousy, anger, pride, Ahamkara, and Mamakara, it would be like the black colored carpet won’t accept any other color to dominate.  Oh! Mortals, abandon the association of the people drenched in worldly matters and embrace the association of Santh, Mahathma, noble souls, who are Viraktha/renounced, and sing in praise of Lord Sri Hari.”

 

Thajau Man  Hari Bimukhani Kau Sanga| Jinkai Sanga Kumathi Upajathi  Hai Paratha Bhajana Mei  Bhanga || Kaha Hotha Payapana Karaye Bisha Nahi Thajath Bhujanga | Kagahi Kaha Kapoora Chugaye  Swana Nhavaye Ganga || Khar Kau Kaha  Aragaja Lepan Markata Bhooshan  Anga | Gaja Kau Kaha Saritha Anhavaye Bahuri Dharai Vaha Danga || Pahan Pathitha Ban Nahi Beghath Reethau Karatha Nishanga | Surdasa Kari KamariPai Chadatha Na Dhoojai Rang ||

Thursday, 9 June 2022

Sri Surdas Maharaj – Sri Sur – Vinaya – Pathrika – All Jeevas/ souls are shackled by Karma which disperses the fruit of happiness and sorrow - Every action has an equal and opposite reaction

 


Chapter – 130-  Sur -Vinaya – Pathrika –All Jeevas/souls are shackled by Karma which disperses the fruit of  happiness and sorrow - Every action has an equal and opposite reaction

 

Sri Surdas Maharaj speaks “Oh! Mortal, the human without the devotion at the lotus feet of Lord Sri Hari is considered a Bail/bull, the only difference is that the humans without devotion get excellent meals and comforts of home, on the other hand, the bull receives fewer meals, and work hard, otherwise, it would get beaten up by its Master, it has four legs, two horns, it cannot speak sins like humans, hence it cannot sing in praise of the glory of Lord Sri Hari too. It wanders the entire day grazing in green land, still does not get enough meal/grass, the stomach remains empty always, walks around with the painful shoulders due to excess workload on the fields, it has a hole on its nose to tie the rope around its neck, in this way how long it has to live on grass, and struggle on Earth no one knows. It cannot escape the harsh treatments on the field if it goes out of the track, it has to work on fields no matter its hot, cold, or rainy days. Oh! Mortals, why don’t you listen to the advice of noble souls, Santh, Mahathma, and preceptors, and leave your interest in worldly matters. Finally, whatever it is, finally you have to chew the results of the sins committed by words, mind, and deed. Oh! Mortals, do not waste your precious birth as a human achieved after several pieties of previous births without observing austerities, vows, celibacy, truthfulness, kindness, non-violence, charity, good self-control, enthusiasm, reading and listening to scriptures, worship of Lord Sri Hari and his devotees, serving the preceptors selflessly, reciting the glorious names of supreme Lord Sri Hari.”


Bakthi Binu Bail Birane Hyauhau | Pau Chari Sir Shringa Gunga Mukha Thab Kaisau Guna Gauhau || Chari Pahar Dhin CharathPhirath Ban Thau Na  Pet Adhauhau | Toote Kandharu Phooti Nakani Kau Lau Ghau Boosa Khedau || Ladhath Jothath Lakuta Bajihai Thab Kaha Mooda Dhraihau? Seetha Dhama Dhana Bipathi Bahuth Bidhi Bhar Tharau Bhari Jaihau || Hari Santhani Kau Kahyau Na Manath Kiyau Aapunau Paihau | Surdasa Bhagavanth Bhajana Binu Mithya Janama Gavaihau ||

Sri Surdas Maharaj – Sri Sur – Vinaya – Pathrika – All the material matters are perishable, attachment to worldly matters of infinite and diversified nature would hurl the soul into constant grief and agony

 



Chapter – 129-  Sur -Vinaya – Pathrika – All the material matters are perishable, attachment to worldly matters of infinite and diversified nature would hurl the soul into constant grief and agony

 

Sri Surdas Maharaj speaks “Oh! Mortals, you have wasted the precious birth as a human, if not remember the sacred names of Lord Sri Hari. You have been chasing after the impermanent nature of possession, wealth, money, fame, richness, children, wife, companion, and relatives, and thrown yourself into constant grief and agony, eventually, you have lost welfare in the Ihaloka/life on Earth and Paraloka/afterlife as well. Oh! Ignorant, the precious birth as a human should be utilized for learning absolute truth/knowledge of self/Paramarththa Thaththva, being in the association of Santh, Mahathma, noble souls, and constant remembrance of the supreme Bhramam, otherwise, your birth itself is unworthy, a burden on the Earth. Oh! Mortals, the material matters such as wealth, possessions, family, relatives, and companions wouldn’t follow you in the afterlife. You have to travel alone to Paraloka/afterlife, and you were drenched in the illusion that all your comforts and luxuries, children, wife, etc. would follow your afterlife too. Oh! Ignorant you have wasted your mind and body for something that does not exist at all, you have been chasing material pleasure your entire life ensuring the welfare of all, leaving your Bhagavathprapthi/achievement of supreme abode. It was your misconception and attachment to worldly matters that pushed you into constant suffering, the Universe and its diversified matters are like dreams, it has fleeting nature. Now, the time has arrived to leave the Earth, you have been driven madly by lust, desire, ego, jealousy, pride, Ahamkara, and Mamakara, and wasted your entire life in amassing material possession of impermanent nature which is compared to Trina/grass. Oh! Fool, you have been in a deep slumber of ignorance, leaving the Harismaran/remembrance of all-pervasive supreme Bhramam Lord Sri Hari. Oh! Blind, you have soaked in ignorance and arrogance, time to wake up and think about yourself, contemplate and meditate upon Lord Sri Rama, sing in praise of him and leave all those worries and interest in worldly matters.”

 

Man/ Ramanama Sumirana Binu Badhi Janama Khoyau | Ranchaka Sukha Karana Thai Anth Kyau Bigoyau || Sadhusanga Bhakthi Bina Than Akarya Jayi | Jwari Jyau Hath Jjari Chalai Chutkayi || Dhara Sutha Dheha Geha Sampathi Sukhadhayi | In Mei Kacchu Nahi Therau Kala Abadhi Aayi || Kama Krodha Lobha Moha  Thrishna Man  Moyau | Gobindh Guna Chith Bisari Kaun Neendh Soyau || Sur Kahai Chith Bichari Bhoolyau Bhrama Andha | Ramanama Bhaji Lai Thaji Aur Sakala Dhandha ||

 

Wednesday, 8 June 2022

Sri Surdas Maharaj – Sri Sur – Vinaya – Pathrika – The arrogance and ignorance drive the Jeeva into the mouth of painful death

 


Chapter – 128-  Sur -Vinaya – Pathrika – The arrogance and ignorance drive the Jeeva into the mouth of painful death

 

Sri Surdas Maharaj speaks “Oh! Mortals, you have wasted three important phases of life such as childhood, adulthood, and youthful days indulging in worldly matters, when will you pick up the practice of devotion at the lotus feet of Lord Sri Hari? The childhood days were spent in various amusements, and the youthful days were engaged in lust, and pride, thereby committed various sins to achieve wealth, money, richness, and fame. Oh! Ignorant, after all these, you haven’t been happy or contented in your life. Oh! Fool, you haven’t utilized the wealth and richness earned in your entire life from various sources either for charity or righteous deeds, or did not distribute among the penniless, do you think all those wealth amassed in various means would follow you after life on Earth? Oh! Ignorant, even the Kings had to leave their Kingdom, luxuries, Bandhu and Bandhava/family, relatives and friends, and leave the Earth. Oh! Fool, you have wasted precious life on the attachment to your wife, children, wealth, possessions, money, richness, fame, etc. which is merely an illusion/Maya/unreal, like the dream. Oh! Ignorant, you have drenched in lust, desire, ego, pride, jealousy, anger, Ahamkara, and Mamakara, that is nothing other than the Maya/illusion of Mayapathi. Finally, the later years have arrived, the sensory organs lost their capacity to hear, see, taste, or touch, the limbs have become fragile, and not cooperating with the mind, the movement has become restricted, and the airways are blocked, what would you do at this point of time? Your foolishness drove you afar from the lotus feet of Lord Sri Hari to the mouth of painful death.”

 

Bhakthi  Kab Karihau Janama Siranau | Balapan Khelathahi Khoyau  Tharunayi Garbanau || Bahuth Prapancha Kiye Maya Ke Thau Na Adhama Adhanau | Jathana Jathana Kari  Maya Jori Lai Gayau Ranka Na  Ranau || Sutha Bitha Banitha Preethi Lagayi Joote Bharama Bhulanau| Lobha Moha Thau Chethyau Nahi Supanau Jyau Dahakanau | BiradhaBhaye Kapha Kanda Birodhyau Sir  Dhuni Dhuni Pachithanau || Surdasa Bhagavanth Bhajana Binu Jama Kai Hath Bikanau ||

Sri Surdas Maharaj – Sri Sur – Vinaya – Pathrika – The worldly matters are toxic poison and the practice of devotion is nectar-like permanent bliss

 


Chapter – 127-  Sur -Vinaya – Pathrika – The worldly matters are toxic poison and the practice of devotion is nectar-like permanent bliss

 

 Sri Surdas Maharaj speaks “Oh! Prabho, I have wasted the precious birth as a human achieved after an abundance of pities in several births. Oh! Prabho, I have not practiced celibacy, austerities, vows, Shama, Dhama, Dhanam, Dhaya, Sathyam, Shaucham, Astheyam, Arjjavam, Swadhyaya, etc. or I did not get rid of the impurities of mind such as lust, desire, ego, jealousy, pride, Ahamkara, and Mamakara, I was drenched in Mahamoha/illusion, and chasing after the worldly matters of possession, wealth, richness, money, fame, children, wife, companion, relatives, etc. that has fleeting nature. Oh! Prabho, I have taken so much care on my bodily pleasure and its decoration, I have spent the youthful days in utter arrogance and pride, I have attracted towards beautiful women of voluptuous bodily features, like the dog looking at the luxurious meal, dribbling water from its togue, unfortunately, I did not achieve any kind of pleasure. Oh! Prabho, I have been a Mandhabudhdhi/dull-minded, lost the supreme bliss/Paramanandha, while chasing after the unworthy broken pieces of glass-like worldly matters, Oh! Mortals, you have abandoned the Amritharoopi/nectar-like the devotion at the lotus feet of Lord Sri Hari and have chosen the Vishyaroopivisha/toxic poison like the worldly matters of impermanent nature.”

 

Janama Gavayau Uabhayi | Bhaje  Na Charana KamalaJadhupathi  Ke  Rahyau Bilokath Cchayi || Dhana Jobana Madh Yedau Yedau Thakath Nari  Parayi | Lalacha Lubdha Swan Jutani Jyau  Soau Hath Na  Ayi || Ranch Kanch Sukha Lagi  Moodamathi Kanchana Rasi Gavayi | Surdasa Prabhu Chadi Sudharasa Bishaya Parama Bisha Khayai ||

Tuesday, 7 June 2022

Sri Surdas Maharaj – Sri Sur – Vinaya – Pathrika – Mahamrithyu/the moment of death is terrible

 



Chapter – 126-  Sur -Vinaya – Pathrika – Mahamrithyu/the moment of death is terrible

 

Sri Surdas Maharaj speaks “Oh! Prabho, I have not used the three important phases of life, such as Balyavastha/childhood, Kishoravastha/adulthood, and Kaumaravastha/Youthful days to practice austerities, Shama, Dhama, Sathyam, Dhaya, Dhanam, Astheyam, Ahimsa, Arjjavam, celibacy, vows, Swadhyaya, etc. hence I have wasted all my life due to utter ignorance and arrogance.  Oh! Prabho, I was ignorant, I had the misconception that the wealth, money, richness, possession, relatives, wife, children, companions, etc. would follow me afterlife too. As the years pass by, I have reached the later years of age, and begin to realize that none of those material matters or wife, children, relatives, or companions could follow me till death. Oh! Prabho, my attachment to worldly matters, lust, desire, ego, anger, pride, jealousy, etc. shoveled me into constant grief and sufferings/Thapathrya/three kinds of grief. Oh! Prabho, I am already worn out of grief and sufferings of worldly existence, but I did not take up the practice of devotion or visit the sacred shrines or dip in holy water, etc. Oh! Prabho, whenever I remembered your sacred names were with the selfish motive either to fulfill my desire or get rid of the mounting troubles, I did not remember your names with pure love and devotion. Oh! Mortals, the noose of death/ Mrithyu is terrible, it would block your airways completely, so you can’t even utter a single word, before that sing in praise of the glory of Lord Sri Hari.”


Dhokheau Hi  Dhokheau Bahuth Bahyau | Mei Janyau Sab Sanga Chalaigau Jaha  Kau Thaha Rahyau || Theeratha Gavana Kiyau Nahi Kabahu Chalathahi Chalath Dhahyau | Surdasa Sad Thab Hari Sumiryau Jab Kapha Kanda Grahyau ||