Sreemad Bhagawad Geeta
As understood by Seekers

Being with myself

VISIT TO MUMBAI

YUVASATYA DUBAI

VISIT TO DUBAI

RETREAT NOV 2019
SREE DAKSHINAMURTY STOTRAM

VISIT TO UK

VISIT TO SOUTH INDIA

RETREAT JULY 2019
SREE GURU PURNIMA

SUMMER RETREAT MAY 2019
SREE GEETA MAHAYANTRA

SAADHNA DAY

SREEMAD BHAGAWAD GEETA
& SREE TAPOVAN JAYANTI HOMAM - DECEMBER'18

ACT, ACTION AND AWARD

THE ENIGMATIC AUM

KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE

VISIT TO AURANGABAD

SREE ISHWARA MAHA ABHISHEKAM

TULA BHAAR

SREE GANAPATI ATHARVASHEERSH UPANISHAD

PYRAMID OF LIFE

PRASHNOTTARA SOPAN

SHIVAAPARAADH
KSHAMAAPAN STOTRAM

FEAR

OTHERS

Dev-Asur Sangram

Arti Gupta
Dubai

Hari Aum!

Whenever I am hurt, I still remember my mother. However old we grow, thinking about our mother and being with her alleviates our pain; such is the glory of mother. In our scriptures, Divine Mother has taken many forms to kill asuras. What is the point of these multiple forms? Are they just to illustrate the glory of Maa, or is there any deeper meaning in each of these forms? Is there a way these scriptures can help us in our spiritual growth? Her Holiness Maa Purnanandaji revealed some of these secrets to us in her talks on Devi Saptashati.

HH Maa Purnanandaji explained beautifully that we harbor negativity for others, but all asuras are within us, and so are the devatas to destroy these asuras. We are unable to kill the asuras as our devatas (jnanendriya, karmendriya, prana, manas, chitta, ahamkara, buddhi) are covered with Yoga Maya.

We in our lifetime develop severe attachments to things, people, ideas, beliefs etc. Of all these attachments, our clinging to our ego is the most deep-rooted and difficult one to let go of. In Sreemad Bhagawat Geeta, Lord Krishna talks about the Viveka to separate Satya from mithya. Our ego, our i-ness, is the veil that prevents us from seeing the Satya. Even in meditation, this “i” remains, it is “i” who is meditating, “i” who is observing.

HH Maa Purnanandaji talked about defeating ego and evolving on spiritual path. Madhu and Kaitabh represent our Attachment and Ego. Our identification and bond with name and form is deeply ingrained in us. The fight between Lord Vishnu and Madhu-Kaitabh lasted for more than 5000 years. This is an indication to us that there are no shortcuts in this path. One needs to be patient and persistent; the more we get into spirituality the fight between our asuras and our devatas becomes tougher. Maa motivated us at this point mentioning that one should not dishearten as who knows this can be our 4999 th year, or may be the last hour of 5000 th year.

On this path when we are about to kill our negativity, it expresses itself in some other form, much like the changing forms of Mahishasura. We become good, we give in charity, we perform pooja and tapasya, we go for teerth, and we serve others, only to find that our ego is becoming stronger by these actions. This is Shumbh and Nishumbh in play, inflated and intoxicated by their own ego. We look for peace in worldly happiness forgetting that worldly happiness is like worldly sorrows, impermanent in nature similar to Chanda and Munda. We multiply our vasanas with each birth instead of reducing them, like Raktabeej who multiplied with every drop of blood that fell on the floor.

In order to kill these asuras within us, our devatas (jnanendriya, karmendriya, prana, manas, chitta, ahamkara, buddhi) have to work in coordination, just like all devatas came together to create the form of Durga by using their energies.

I personally felt extremely rewarded listening to HH Maa Purnanandaji . She gave us a glimpse of the wealth of our scriptures. Gurumaaji mentioned that happiness and peace would follow once our ego dissolves. May the Divine Mother give all of us the power to understand the play of our ego; strength and will power to kill our asuras; and move from reacting (being animalistic) to acting (being humanistic).


Rupam dehi, Jayam dehi, Yasho dehi, Dvisho jahi