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Na Karmana Na Prajaya....
« on: February 16, 2009, 11:17:00 AM »
On 9th September 1938, Major Chadwick had translated Na Karmana
Na Prajaya... the piece which is sung at the end of Veda Parayana in the Asramam, into English. Bhagavan was explaining its meaning. "Brahmaloka" may be interpreted subjectively or objectively.  The latter meaning requires faith in the sastras, which speak of such lokas, whereas the former meaning is purely of experience and requires no such external authority.  Brahmaloka would mean Brahmajnana, or knowledge of Brahman or Self Realization (Atma

"Parantakala" as opposed to 'aparantakala'.  In the latter, the Jivas pass into oblivion to take other births.   Their oblivion is enveloped in avidya, ignorance.  Para is beyond the body. Parantakala is transcendence over the body etc., that is Jnana.

"Paramritat prakriteh" = beyond prakriti. "Sarve" implies that all are qualified for knowledge and liberation, moksha.   "Yatayah" =
yama niyama sametah sat purushah = good men, well disciplined.

The whole passage implies passing into  the Real beyond the unreal.

The meaning is as follows:

Deathlessness is not obtained through action, or begetting offspring or wealth.  Some attain that state through renunciation.

The Sages (that have conquered the senses), attain that Sat, which is more supreme than Heaven and shining all alone in the Heart.

The adepts, who by renunciation and one-pointedness are pure in heart and have known the certainty of Truth by the special knowledge proclaimed  by Vedanta, get fully released in the Brahmaloka from the causal Maya at the dissolution of the body.

That alone which shines as the tiny Akasa void of sorrow in the lotus Heart, the tiny seat of spotless Supreme in the inner core of the body is worthy of worship.

He alone is the Supreme Lord, who is beyond the Primal Word, which is the beginning and end of the Vedas and in which merges the creative Cause.

(Source: Talks, Munagala Venkatramaiah.)

Arunachala Siva.