Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Sri Surdas Maharaj – Sri Sur – Vinaya – Pathrika – The difficult days are yet to come, hence practice the worship of Lord Sri Hari!

 



Chapter – 108-  Sur -Vinaya – Pathrika – The difficult days are yet to come, hence practice the worship of Lord Sri Hari!

 

Sri Surdas Maharaj speaks “Oh! Prabho, I have wasted my entire life falling prey to diversified matters of worldly existence, the major part of the human body is made up of water and it is more delicate than paper, then how did the Prana/vital air protect the body? Oh! Prabho, this body is undergoing constant transformation, it is bound by time, and it is definite that one day it will be out of use, I am an unfortunate Jeeva, I did not put the rarest birth as human for austerities, Japa, Thapa, Yajja, Dhanam, Dhaya, Sathyam, Shamam, Dhamam, Astheyam, ARjjavam, Bhramacharya,  Satsang, Thaththvavichara, Bhramamjjyanam, Swadhyaya, etc. Oh! Prabho, I have downtrodden the rarest birth as a human by utilizing it for material and physical pleasures, the tongue always sought after for various tastes, the ears were interested in gossips, the hands and legs were moving in the unwanted areas, the eyes were taken great pleasure in infinite and diversified matters of the Universe, in this way, I have wasted most of my life. Alas! I did not experience permanent bliss from the above deeds. Oh! Ignorant mortals, listen to me carefully, there is no way to get rid of three kinds of grief and the fear of repeated births, other than sing in praise of Lord Sharangapani/Lord Sri Hari, the difficult days are yet to come, at the death bed no one will protect you from the dreadful emissaries of Lord of death/Yama, hence, leave your attachment in worldly matters of fleeting nature, and contemplate upon Lord Sri Hari.”


Bicharath Hi Lage Dhin Jan | Sajala Dheha Kagadh Thau Komala Kihi Bidhi Rakhau Pran? Joga Na Jagya Dhyana Nahi Seva Sathsanga Nahi Jjan| Jihwa Swadh Indhriyani Karan Ayu Ghatathi Dhin Man || Aur  Upayi Nahi Re Baure Suni Thu Yaha Dhai Kan | Surdas Ab Hoth Bigoochani Bhaji Lai Sarangapana||

Sri Surdas Maharaj – Sri Sur – Vinaya – Pathrika – The purpose of life is to burn the impurities of mind/lust, desire, ego, jealousy, pride, arrogance, ignorance, and anger in the fire of austerities




Chapter – 107-  Sur -Vinaya – Pathrika – The purpose of life is to burn the impurities of mind/lust, desire, ego, jealousy, pride, arrogance, ignorance, and anger in the fire of austerities

 

Sri Surdas Maharaj speaks “Oh! Mortals, you have cut off love and devotion to Lord Sri Hari and driven afar from the lotus feet of Lord Sri Hari, for What? Whom did you secure your life with? You have been madly chasing after the material and physical pleasure and driven afar from the supreme Bhramam residing as a soul in you and you have made attachment with the infinite Shabdha/sound, Sparsha/touch, Rasa/passion, Roopa/appearance, and Gandha/smell of fleeting nature. Oh! Ignorant, all those material possessions, fame, richness, wealth, children, wife, companion, relatives, etc. cannot follow you while you leave the Earth. All those material wealth, possessions, fame, and richness, cannot bring an eternal bliss to you, the Ahamkara/arrogance and Mamakara/ignorance take away the fruitfulness of your life, Oh! Ignorant, the Ahamkara and Mamakara last until the noose of death fall on your neck. The material welfare and youthfulness, pride in wealth, fame, richness, family, clan, etc. are perishable, like the pond that dries in the summer. You have willfully soaked your intelligence in the impurities of mind such as lust, desire, anger, ego, jealousy, pride, arrogance, and ignorance, it could not bring pieties, instead, it would accumulate sins by word, mind, and deed. Oh! Ignorant, whoever has taken pride in their intelligence, richness, fame, wealth, possession, clan, etc. have heaved themselves in utter misery. Oh! Unfortunate, it is impossible to get rid of Thapathraya/the three kinds of grief – 1) grief from natural calamities, epidemic, flood, earthquake, drought, famine, woodfire, etc. 2) grief from the loss of possession, wealth, money, richness, children, wife, companion and relatives and finally 3) grief from aging, illnesses, fear of death and repeated births, the pain of separation from beloved ones, etc. without the practice of devotion and worship of Lord Sri Hari.  Oh! Mortals, the rarest birth as a human should be utilized to get rid of Thapathraya, and repeated births by undertaking austerities, vows, celibacy, truthfulness, kindness, non-violence, purity of mind, astheyam, arjjavam, Shamadhamadhi, etc. like the festival ‘Holi’, burn all the impurities in the fire of austerities before leaving the Earth.”


Kaha  Layi Thai Hari Sau Their? Hari Sau Thori Kaun Sau  Jori? Sir Par  Dhari Na  Chalaigau Koau Jo  Jathanani Kari Maya Jori | Raj Pat Simhasan Baitau Neela Padhuma Hu Sau Kahai Thori || Mei Meri Kari Janama Gavath Jab Lagi Nahi  Parathi Jama Dori | Dhan Joban Abhiman Alpa Jal Kahe Koora Aapani Bori || Hasthi Dhekhi Bahuth Man Garbith Tha Moorkha Ki Mathi Hai Thori | Surdas Bhagavanth Bhajana Binu Chale Kheli Phagun Ki Hori ||

Sunday, 22 May 2022

Sri Surdas Maharaj – Sri Sur – Vinaya – Pathrika – The absolute Truth/body and soul - Jo Aya Hai Vah Jayega

 



Chapter – 106/103-  Sur -Vinaya – Pathrika – The absolute Truth/body and soul

Sri Surdas Maharaj speaks “Oh! Mortals, all the relationships such as father, mother, wife, children, companion, relatives, etc. formed in this life may continue to linger with you till the end of your life, but once the Prana/vital air leaves the human body, it would be declared as a corpse, and put into the fire that turns ashes or buried under Earth would feed the worms, after that no one would remember about the deceased. Hence, do not take pride in yourself and material matters, possession, wealth, richness, fame, wife, children, companion, relatives, etc. it has impermanent nature. Oh! Mortal, always do good for the welfare of all by word, mind, and deed, observing austerities, celibacy, vows, self-control, truthfulness, kindness, charity, non-violence, purity of mind/free from lust, desire, ego, jealousy, pride, anger, Ahamkara, and Mamakara. The constant chase for the appeasement of physical and mental pleasure would heave the Jeeva into endless miseries and grief, and the wealth, possession, richness, fame, and money amassed in the mad rush has a short life, it won’t last for long. Oh! Mortal, leave your chase for material and physical pleasures, the Universe and its diversified matters of Shabdha/sound, Sparsha/touch, Rasa/passion, Roopa/appearance, and Gandha/smell has impermanent nature, whoever takes birth has to leave the world one day.”


Jag Mei Jeevath Hi Kau Nathau | Man Bicchurau Than Cchar Hoyigau Koau Na  Bath Puchathau || Mei Meri Kabahu Nahi Keejai Keejai Panch Suhathau | Bishayasaktha Rahath Nisi Basar Sukha  Siyarau Dhukha Thathau || Sanch  Joot Kari Maya Jori Aapun Rookhau Khathau | Surdas Kacchu Thira Na  Rahaigau  Jo Aayau So Jathau ||

Sri Surdas Maharaj – Sri Sur – Vinaya – Pathrika – The significance of remembrance of ‘Harinama’

 


Chapter – 105 -  Sur -Vinaya – Pathrika – The significance of remembrance of ‘Harinama’

Sri Surdas Maharaj speaks “Oh! Mind, contemplate, and meditate upon the sacred names of Lord Sri Hari, and put it into your mind that there are no superior Yajja/fire sacrifices to Harinama Smaran/remembrance of sacred names of Lord Sri Hari. The demon King Hiranyakashipu driven afar from the devotion and faith upon Lord Sri Hari, finally, Lord Sri Hari incarnated as half lion and half man at the appeal of his child devotee Prahladha/son of Hiranyakashipu and ripped off the chest of the demon. Oh! Mind, the supreme Lord Sri Hari is most promising to deities, Santh, Mahathma, and noble souls, he is the enemy of wicked demons. The elephant/Gajendra, Ghridhraraj/Jatayu, Ganika/prostitute, and Byadh/hunter, got rid of their sins with their devotion at the lotus feet of Lord Sri Hari. Oh! Jeeva, the nectar-like pure love and devotion at the lotus feet of Lord Sri Hari fill into the vessel like your heart, let it overflow from your heart, that would protect you from the Thapathraya/the grief and sufferings of worldly existence and repeated births. Oh! Mortal, Devi Dhraupadhi was humiliated in the large assembly of Kaurava, and Dhusshasan tried to remove her clothes, there was no one to protect her, she cried for help calling ‘Govinda’, the next moment a heap of clothes was offered by Lord Krishna protected Devi Dhraupadhi from further disgrace, in this way, whenever Pandavas was troubled by the Kauravas, the supreme Lord Sri Krishna was there to protect them from all the hardships. Oh! Mortals, the great battle of Kurukshetra held between the Pandavas/righteousness and Kauravas/evil, killed the eminent warriors like Karnna, Dhuryodhan, Dhusshasan, and their hundreds of brothers, Shakuni, etc. Oh! Mortal, the twice-born Ajamila who abandoned Bhraminic life, family, and aged parents to appease his lust, lived with a prostitute in the forest, finally, at the death bed, he called for his younger son ‘Narayana’ out of fear, thus he got freed from the noose of Yama/death, and became a fervent devotee of Lord Sri Hari. Oh! Mortal, Lord Sri Krishnachandra is the source of the four Purusharththa 1) Dharma/righteousness, 2)Arththa/wealth 3) Kama/desire, and 4) Moksha/renunciation, he is Kalpavruksha/wish-fulfilling tree, hence contemplate and meditate upon Lord Sri Hari, leaving interest in worldly matters of possession, richness, fame, money, wealth, wife, children, companion, relatives, etc. of fleeing nature that would shovel into constant grief/Thapathraya/three kinds of grief.”

 

Re Man Sumiri Hari Hari Hari! Sath Jajja Nahina  Nama Sama Paratheethi Kari Kari Kari|| Harinama Harinakusa Bisaryau Utyau Vari Bari Vari | Prahladha Hitha Jihi Asura Maryau Thahi Dari Dari Dari || Gaja Geedh Ganika Byadha Ke Adha Gaye Gari Gari Gari | Rasa  Charana Ambuja Budhdhi Bhajana Lehi Bhari Bhari Bhari Bhari || Dhraupadhi Ke Laj Karana Dhauri Pari Pari Pari | Pandusuth Ke Vidhana Jethe Gaye  Dari Dari Dari || Karnna Dhuryodhana Dhussasana Sakuna Ari Ari Ari | Ajamila Suthanama Leenhai Gaye Thari Thari Thari || Chari Phal Ke  Dhani Hai Prabhu Rahe Phari Phari Phari | Sur Srigopala Hiradhai Rakhi Dhari Dhari Dhari||

Saturday, 21 May 2022

Sri Surdas Maharaj – Sri Sur – Vinaya – Pathrika - The worldly matters/Samsara has fleeting nature

 


Chapter – 104-  Sur -Vinaya – Pathrika –The worldly matters/Samsara has fleeting nature


Sri Surdas Maharaj speaks “Oh! Prabho, I have wasted the precious birth as a human drenched in worldly matters and bondage, I was chasing after the material and physical pleasure of momentary nature, I have been so attached to the possession, wealth, money, richness, fame, children, wife, companion, relative, etc. which has the nature of ‘DREAM’, hence I did not practice the devotion or worship of Lord Sri Hari. Oh! Prabho, sometimes I was blindly throwing myself into the worldly pleasure, enthusiastically running after my children, and grandchildren, taking immense pleasure in their association, taking them on my lap, and engaging in various amusements, some other times, I was taking pride in the company of wealthiest people, enjoying haughty conversations and debates, or dressed up like the wealthiest, tied costly turban around the head and walking through the immoral ways. Oh! Prabho, Unfortunately, I did not remember the lotus feet of Lord Sri Hari, until the aging, illnesses, the fear of death, and separation from beloved ones troubled my loveliness, strength, luster, attractiveness, enthusiasm, etc.”

 

Jootehi  Lagi Janama Gavayau | Bhoolyau Kaha Swapna Ke Sukh Mei Hari Sau Chith Na Lagayau || Kabahuka Baityau Rahasi  Rahasi Kai Dota Godh Khilayau | Kabahuk Phooli Sabha Mei Baityau Moochani Thava Dhikhayau || Tedi Chal Paga Sir Tedi Tedau Tedau Ghayau | Surdas Prabhu Kyau Nahi Chethath Jab Lagi Phal Na  Aayau ||

Sri Surdas Maharaj – Sri Sur – Vinaya – Pathrika – The absolute truth – Jeevathma/soul is Paramathma/supreme Bhramam – The soul is eternal bliss, pure, free from dualities, unblemished, and it has neither birth nor death

 



Chapter – 103-  Sur -Vinaya – Pathrika – The absolute truth – Jeevathma/soul is Paramathma/supreme Bhramam – The soul is eternal bliss, pure, free from dualities, unblemished, and it has neither birth nor death

 

Sri Surdas Maharaj speaks “Oh! Prabho, I was drenched in Ahamkara/arrogance, Mamakara/ignorance, ego, lust, desire, pride, jealousy, and anger, the impurities of mind, and attachment to the infinite Shabdha/sound, Sparsha/touch, Rasa/passion, Roopa/appearance, Gandha/smell, pushed me into constant miseries and grief, same as the lion dive into the well to fight with its mirror image. Oh! Prabho, I have thoroughly understood the truth, the Universe and its diversified matters are perishable, and the happiness derived from the material and physical pleasures have fleeting nature, hence worldly matters cannot provide permanent bliss. The happiness derived out of material possession, wealth, richness, money, fame, children, wife, companion and relatives, etc. has fleeting nature, therefore it hurls the Jeeva in constant miseries and grief in the absence and dependence of the same, like the elephant that destroys its mirror image on the crystal thinking the image as its opponent. Oh! Prabho, you are all-pervasive supreme Bhramam resides as a soul in the Jeeva, you are absolute bliss, you are the protector of the Universe and its living and non-living things, and you are omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient. Oh! Prabho, I was drenched in your powerful Maya/illusion, and I was chasing after the material and physical pleasures of momentary nature, during this mad rush I have driven afar from the Sacchidhanandhaswaroopa Paramathma Parambhramam reside as a soul in me, hence I have caused self-destruction. Oh! Mind, if you want to experience the permanent bliss, abandon your interest in worldly matters/Samsara, it's nothing other than illusion, and it has fleeting nature like the dream gets disrupted immediately after the person is awake, therefore contemplates and meditates upon the supreme Bhramam reside as a soul in you.”


Yaha Sab Meriyau Ayi Kumathi | Apanau Hi Abimana Dhosha Dhukha Pavath Hau Mei Athi || Jaisau Kehari Ajjaki Koopajala Dhekhath Apani Prathi | Koodhi Paryau Kacchu Marama Na Janyau Bhayi Ayi Soyi Gathi || Jyau Gaja Phatika Sila Mei Dhekhath Dhasanani Darathi Hathi | Jau Thu Sur Sukhahi Chahath Hai Thau Kari Bishaya Birathi ||

Friday, 20 May 2022

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

 


Chapter – 102-  Sur -Vinaya – Pathrika – The significance of the practice of devotion

 

Sri Surdas Maharaj speaks “Oh! Prabho, I have wasted the rarest birth as a human, I did not succeed in the two important things of worldly existence 1) I did not practice devotion or worship of Lord Sri Hari 2) I did not achieve permanent bliss in the worldly matters of fleeting natured. Oh! Prabho, very often my expectations were overthrown, I had to meet unexpected events in life. I was so ignorant, I did not achieve Bakthi/devotion, Gnana/wisdom, or Vairagya/renunciation, hence the happenings in life were strange, unable to understand. Oh! Prabho, I have spent day and night soaked in worldly matters and was chasing after material and physical pleasures, I was drenched in possession, wealth, richness, money, fame, children, wife, companion, relatives, etc. like the Chakora bird that yearningly look at the full moon. The Chakoraroopi mind of mine resembles the darkness of ignorance continued to take pleasure in the infinite material and physical objects, eventually I was thrown into the constant grief and sufferings of three kinds 1) grief from natural calamities, famine, drought, woodfire, earthquake, epidemic, etc. 2) grief from the loss of fame, wealth, money, richness, children, wife, companion, relatives, and 3) finally the grief from aging, illnesses, fear of death, separation from beloved ones, etc./ I was repeatedly shoved into the woodfire like the Thapathrya/ grief of worldly existence. Oh! Prabho, I was wandering aimlessly, but I did not stop taking pleasure in worldly matters, hence, I have abandoned the luster of the moon like the sparkles from your lotus feet which could remove the darkness of ignorance instantly. Oh! Prabho, I have wasted my entire life turned away from your lotus feet, I have lost the opportunity to achieve the fruitfulness of life. Oh! Kripanidhi, you are the source of welfare and eternal bliss, singing in praise of your virtues and reading and listening to your endless glories is ultimate bliss, unfortunately, I did not do it.”


Dhwau Mei Yekau Na Bhayi | Na Hari Bhajjyau Grihasukha Payau Vritha Bihayi Gayi || Dani Huthi Aur Kacchu Man Mei Aurau Aani Dayi | Abigatha Gathi Kacchu Samucchi Paratha Nahi Jo Kacchu Karatha Dhayi || Sutha Sanehi Thiya Sakala Kudumba Mili Nisi Dhin Hoth Khayi | Padha Nakha Chandha Chakora Bimukha Man  Khath Aagar Bhayi || Bishaya Bikara Dhavanala Upaji MohaBathari Layi | Bhramatha Bhramatha Bahupai Dhukha Payau Ajahu Na Tev Gayi || Hoth Kaha Ab Ke  Pacchthaye Bahuth Ber Bithayi | Surdas Seye Na Kripanidhi Jo Sukha Sakala Bhayi ||