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Brahmachari's touch
« on: March 19, 2009, 12:06:10 PM »
Sri Bhagavan warned the hearers against the mistake of
disparaging a jnani for his apparent conduct and again cited the
story of Parikshit. He was a still born child. The ladies cried and
appealed to Sri Krishna to save the child. The sages round about
wondered how Krishna was going to save the child from the
effects of the arrows (apandavastra) of Asvattama. Krishna said,
“If the child be touched by one eternally celibate (nityabramachari)
the child would be brought to life.” Even Suka dared not touch
the child. Finding no one among the reputed saints bold enough
to touch the child, Krishna went and touched it, saying, “If I am
eternally celibate (nityabramachari) may the child be brought to
life.” The child began to breathe and later grew up to be Parikshit.

Just consider how Krishna surrounded by 16,000 gopis is
a brahmachari! Such is the mystery of jivanmukti! A jivanmukta
is one who does not see anything separate from the Self.

This is exactly the message of Gita. Also please refer todays replies
under Topic Bhagawd Gita for it also discusses this essence.

The Soul or 'I' is Nithya Brahmachari.

॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta