UPASANA ( DEVOTION ) | IWGR IV | PART 02 | PAGE 02-03 | RAMA राम
|| UPASANA ||
" O Lord ! Keep us away from the sins . Praising Thee in many ways , we bow unto Thee . " ( Shukl Yajur Veda V-36 )
" May all crooked stratagems be abandoned , and may Thou alone be our shield and sword . "
Upasana literally means
" to make the mind sit close to GOD . "
In other words , Upasana is the name given to that state of mind when the idea of GOD penetrates every pore of the body , the mind is saturated with Divine nectar and the heart is filled with ecstasy .
There are three stages ( of Upasana ) :—
( I ) to become wet and cool like a stone slab in the Ganges , as long as it is in the water ,
( II ) to be drenched with water , within and without like a doll of cloth ( even when it is outside water ) , and
( III ) to be one with the Ganges ( like the solution of a piece of sugar-candy therein ) .
Sometimes devotional songs , meditation , prayer and search after GOD are also called Upasana . In simple words , to remember GOD is Upasana .
Take care " not to forget ( GOD ) , while seeing , hearing , touching , smelling , eating , walking , sleeping , breathing , talking , holding anything , giving , taking , opening and shutting your eyes " ( Bhg . Gita 8-9 ) .
Immutable Law : Readers ! There is no use of saying too many things ! Only one will suffice . Test it by bringing it into your own practical life . If it does not prove to be correct , you may cut off the hands of the writer and take out the tongue . But please first listen to it attentively with open ears , and study it with unprejudiced mind .
Dear Reader ! It may be possible not to fall into the well , if you jump into it , but it is never possible to be saved from sufferings , if you fall a victim to worldly desires .
It is rather possible that the sun may rise and not diffuse light , but it is impossible not to have power and prosperity if your hearts are filled with sacred ideas and divine happiness . They are bound to dance to your tune , once you rise above desires and delve deep in GODliness .
Announce it by beat of drum from the top of a minaret :—
" It is Truth and not falsehood that triumphs "
( Manduk Upanishad III 1.6 )
" Truth , Knowledge , and Infinity is Brahma "
( Taitriya Upanishad II 1.1 )
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