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Hanuman Chalisa - Verse 3
« on: May 29, 2010, 12:19:51 PM »
Verse 3

Jai Hanuman gyan gun sagar
Jai Kapis tihun lok ujagar


Meaning:

Victory to thee, O'Hanuman! Ocean of Wisdom-All hail to you O'Kapisa! (fountain-head of power,wisdom and Shiva-Shakti) You illuminate all the three worlds (Entire cosmos) with your glory.

Commentary :

Here god is glorified which reminds us that bhakthi bhava towards god is very important.It is only by the power of the god that all the three worlds are illuminated.

Here three worlds that are referred are devaloka (world of the celestials), manusyaloka(this world of ours), and naraka (hell).

The first has nothing but pleasure; in the second it is a mixture of happiness and sorrow; and in the third there is nothing but pain and sorrow. According to our sastras a man who has committed terrible sins goes through torments of hell before taking lowly birth again in this world.

It is only here that we have some freedom and we may earn merit or demerit by our actions. We may use our hands to perform puja - or we may use them to hurt others. We may sing the praises of Isvara - or we may speak ill of people. We have the power to do good and evil in this world. For each of our faculties of action ( karmendriya ) God has given us this twin capacity.

Other worlds are like hotels where the denizens eat what we harvest here. There you may enjoy the fruits you have merited here by your actions in proportion to the punya you have earned or the papa you have piled up.

In Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam's 50 divine thoughts it says

Bhakti alone can give us the capacity to put up with sorrows. Temples are the agencies for developing that Bhakti. Hence, the need for temples at all places. All offerings to the deities in the temples are tokens of our gratitude to God.

As known Sri RamaKrishna Paramahamsa has shown outstanding bhakthi bhava towards Divine Mother Kali.

Bhagavan Sri Ramana has made it quite clear that people who have had no literary education could also attain the highest knowledge through both the ways enumerated above,but people of an emotional nature will benefit themselves more by bhakti and people of a reflective mood will have better appeal to jnana.

He says,The path of devotion is the easiest of all. Meditate on God or on some mental or material image of Him. This will slow down your mind and it will get controlled of its own accord."

In "Ellam Ondre" Chapter III Verse 9 says,

Practice with faith in the period of ignorance is called Bhakti; the same, with knowledge, is called Jnana. Of the two divisions of Bhakti, the one is devotion to God with name and form, and the other is karma which is love for all. Of the two divisions of Jnana, the practice of the true way shown by the Master is called yoga and the resulting state is called Jnana. It is natural for all to believe in something which is not seen and then to find it. Those who do not believe can never find. Therefore, the believers will gain something sometime or other and the unbelievers never gain anything. You can believe even for the simple reason that faith in God is not harmful. Thereby you can share the good effects. This world is meant only for creating faith in you. This is the purpose of creation. Have faith and you can reach God.


Sources:

1) http://www.hanuman.com/cha.html

2) http://www.kamakoti.org/hindudharma/part16/chap3.htm

3) http://prashantaboutindia.blogspot.com/2010/01/part-2-ellam-ondre-all-is-one.html

4) http://www.kamakoti.org/miscl/divine50.html

5) http://prashantaboutindia.blogspot.com/2009/08/two-categories-of-teachings-of-bhagavan.html

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Re: Hanuman Chalisa - Verse 3
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2010, 08:36:00 PM »
I met some people who say we must have faith on us instead of other things. They do not agree to have faith on God. I think it is always better to have faith on God, through Him we will have faith on us firmly and slowly this faith which leads us to understand that we and God are one. This is the safe path.



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