Saturday, June 6, 2015

739.. A Sthitaprajna in the Real Life ………!!!!!

http://www.speakingtree.in/public/spiritual-blogs/seekers/self-improvement/a-sthitaprajna-in-the-real-life





About 10 years back on the advice of my father I read a book titled “The Glory of Gayatri” which is the English translation of a Great Kannada work “Maha Brahmana” by Sri Devudu Narasimha Shastry. It is an excellent story of how King Koushika transforms from being a proud and haughty Monarch to Vishwamitra (Friend of Universe), the Maha Brahmana. 


This work made me understand the importance of Gayatri Mantra. Even though I am not a dvija (twice born) and am not entitled to sporting a Yajnopavita (sacred thread), when I read this book by that great author I was mentally initiated with the Maha Gayatri Mantra and I remember it every morning and evening. I have felt that youngsters should read this book to know that anyone can be a Brahmin by the way he behaves. The writer Sri Devudu Narasimha Shastry is famous in Kannada literary world. He had a strong background in Mimamsa and Vedanta and had a great command over Kannada and Sanskrit languages. He made his use of the language in his works hence his wisdom reached his readers through his noble characters.


He talked on Bhagavad-Gita and once he was invited to talk in Udupi which is about 400 kms from Bangalore. Devudu along with his wife went to Udupi for a lecture on the Bhagavad-Gita. Just before the lecture there was a telegram to Devudu. He then requested the organizers for urgent transport to Bangalore after the lecture. When asked about the contents of the telegram, Sri Devudu mentioned that it was about a publication and that his publishers wanted him in Bangalore as soon as possible.


The lecture began Sri Devudu talked on the second chapter which deals with Atma and its nature. The lecture was most eloquently presented by Sri Devudu and his wife was also impressed. She felt that that particular lecture was the best he had delivered on the subject. After the lecture Sri Devudu broke the real news in the telegram. It was the death of his eldest son in Bangalore. The organizers were horrified at the news. This man seemed to be telling this news with such calmness while the news would have disturbed anyone’s mind. The head of the organization then asked Sri Devudu how he was able to deliver that phenomenal lecture knowing well that his son was no more. Sri Devudu replied that he had given himself the delivering the Song of the Lord. He had reflected upon the words of the Lord “Sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam vraja” which was the root of Sthitaprajnatva (Steadfast Mind).


 Sri Devudu felt that if he had mentioned the real reason to the organizers, it would have spoilt the efforts of all of the organizers and would have disappointed thousands of those seekers who had gathered and hence he decided to go ahead with the lecture.  Sri Devudu then informs his wife about the news the mother fainted on hearing that and became inconsolable.


All those who had gathered there could not imagine such a person of equanimity as mentioned in the Gita was in their midst in flesh and blood! There are many who write on Bhagavad-Gita and talk on the great scripture but a very few will behave and conduct themselves as the Lord has preached…They are rare…. very rare…..one such soul was Sri Devudu Narasimha Shastry ……….. I bow my head to such a person….

1 comment:

  1. +!! प्रभु श्रीराम !!​••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
    चारों जुग परताप तुम्हारा,है परसिद्ध जगत उजियारा॥
    29॥★
    《अर्थ 》→ चारो युगों सतयुग,त्रेता,द्वापर
    तथा कलियुग मे आपका यश फैला हुआ है,जगत मे
    आपकी कीर्ति सर्वत्र प्रकाशमान है।★
    ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
    चारो जुग परताप तुम्हारा है परसिद्ध जगत उजियारा साधुसंत के तुम रखवारे असुर निकंनदन राम दुलारे, अष्टसिद्धि नव निद्धि के दाता असबर दिन जानकी माता। मन और प्राण जब माँ सरस्वती जी के साथ हो जाये तब जाके होश आता है मै कहा हुं और अज्ञान रुपी अंधकार से जीव ऊर्ध्व गति को प्राप्त होता है और फिर हर पल आज है अभी है इसी वक्त जो है वह है और सही है उसीमे अपने को परम् भाग्यशाली समझता है और जानता और बिना वक्त गवाये प्रभु की भक्ति में सदा लिन रहता है। जय श्री राधे कृष्ण कृष्णं वंदे जगत गुरु।

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