Friday, December 16, 2011

PATANJALI YOGA SUTRAS = Verse.2.36 = Yogi's words come true = Seek his blessing



Sathya pratishtaayaam
kriyaa phala asrayathvam

Ø  sathya = truthfulness
Ø  pratishtaayaam = firmly established in
Ø  kriyaa phala = Results of actions
Ø  ashrayatvam = depend on, serve

When truthfulness is adopted as Mahaa vratam by the Sadhaka and adhered to, very strictly – the Yogi (Sadhaka) becomes truthfulness itself. Now, it is not that he is following truthfulness – but is truth himself.

There are many yogis – who by incessant practice of yama and niyama principles, become that which they have adopted as maha vratam.

For such yogis, results of efforts are automatic. What comes out of their tongue – happens. Nature puts together all of its powers to make things happen according to the words of such Maha Yogis. Nature becomes a faithful servant of the yogi and not his master.

It is not that, nature  one day suddenly decides to become the yogi’s faithful servant – after ensuring that the yogi is fully established in Sathya as his mahavratham. As the yogi progresses in his Sadhanas,  nature progressively starts becoming his faithful servant. This is happening all the time with the Sadhakas.

It is for this reason that – many people in India go and prostrate before yogis and seek their blessings. These blessings do come true in a large measure depending on the adherence to their mahavrathams by the yogis. Young children are especially taken to Yogis for their blessing – for ensuring their health, education and prosperity.

A blessing like “ayuraarogya, aiswarya vidya, praapti rastu” from such yogis is considered a great boon to the child’s future. Why so? The full force of the entire nature is backing the words of these Maha yogis. Not only the live yogis, but, even of the dead Yogis! You can find many parents putting their children in the lap of Sai Baba stone Idol and seeking his blessings. People believe that a Yogi’s powers continue for a long time – even after his physical demise.

Kings used to invite and honour the yogis – in the belief that  rains will fall in time and to the required level and ensure the prosperity of people of the kingdom. The story of sage Rishya Sringa is mentioned in the Yitihaasaas in this context.

At the same time, even a word of anguish or pain emanating from a yogi can have disastrous effects on the people who were responsible for it. A word of curse – from a Yogi is too very powerful – and therefore, no one should harm any yogis. It is said – that where the great yogis are harmed, the kingdom will turn into a desert soon.

Even in modern days – we can all observe this phenomenon.

People foisting false cases on yogis, or putting yogis in custody, or torturing them -  die for no reason suddenly, or get into serious physical, mental and financial problems – with no apparent cause. It happens. The cause-and-effect sequence of Nature works much faster in such cases. This writer has observed this phenomenon in several such instances. The readers also can recall many such cases. The Yogi himself however takes it as a test for his mahavratham and remains unperturbed.

Even a chance word of curse from a maha yogi – will bring in great disasters to the doorstep of the perpetrator of problems to the yogi. It is not that the Yogi needs to curse. His discomfort itself gets transformed into a curse. This phenomenon has been illustrated and elucidated in many anecdotes in many ancient itihasaas and puranas as well.

A blessing from a yogi works equally powerfully on the recipient. A good deed done to a Yogi works even better. It is not for no reason that crores of people follow great yogis even today. They instantly become happier and blissful – a happiness that they can find nowhere else.

The writer urges all young and old people of both sexes to adopt any great yogi as Guru, visit him periodically, seek his blessings and contribute liberally to whatever  causes he is undertaking and put your effort too, into such causes of the Yogi. You won’t be disappointed by the results that occur in your own life.

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