Sreemad Bhagawad Geeta
As understood by Seekers

Being with myself

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NURTURE THE NATURE

Gayatri Ramanan
Dubai (UAE)
October’20

Hari Aum!

Humble pranaam at Maa’s Lotus Feet! We felt very auspicious to listen to Maa when we are nearing Navratri. Our heartfelt dhanyavaad to Manish ji for arranging this session with Maaji. Maa began the session with the shloka,

“सर्वमङ्गलमाङ्गल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थसाधिके ।
शरण्ये त्र्यम्बके गौरि नारायणि नमोऽस्तु ते ॥”

Nature not only represents the outside world around us but also every individual’s inner nature. Maa mentioned that the whole Creation is the effect of cause of the Creation Itself. The creation of individual’s स्थूल, सूक्ष्म and कारण शरिर् is only a gross manifestation when Matter and Spirit function with the त्रिगुणात्मिका माया.

Nurturing should be conducive to the overall growth and progress of Creation. Because of our conditioning, we are extroverted looking outside for the dominance of the three gunas. We look at the world through our own coloured lens based on our own inherent tendencies. Naturally, the positives and negatives, the highs and lows, the joys and sorrows that we see and experience are our own mental projection. Maa in this context quoted a proverb from यजुर् वेद्,

“यथा पिण्डे तथा ब्रह्माण्डे” meaning,” As is the individual, so is the universe”

Maa also mentioned the Trimurti - Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva as Representatives of the 3 gunas सत्त्व, रजस् and तमस् respectively. Cause of Individual Creation – one’s combination of gunas. सत्त्व गुण creates the mind- intellect equipment and the पञ्च ज्ञानेन्द्रियाणि, रजो गुण creates the पञ्च प्राण and the कर्मेन्द्रियाणि, तमो गुण creates the स्थूल शरिर् and the जगत्. Mind is basically सात्तविक्. If we allow रजस् and तमस् in the mind-intellect equipment, there is lot of disturbance inside and outside. Hence, नित्य पूजा and जप will tune our individual nature and also our expression towards the world.

Maa beautifully explained the shloka from देवी माहात्म्यम्

या देवी सर्वभुतेषु बुद्धिरूपेण संस्थिता ।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः ॥

The knowledge (विद्या) gained by reading the scriptures should ripen into intelligence and wisdom. For that diligent practice (साधना) is required.

या देवी सर्वभुतेषु शक्तिरूपेण संस्थिता ।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः ॥

शक्ति Represents one’s inner strength of honesty and other virtues, expressed in the outer world with the Grace of माँ लक्ष्मी

या देवी सर्वभुतेषु मातृरूपेण संस्थिता ।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः ॥

माँ दुर्गा nurtures the Creation with Love and Compassion. A mother should show the right path to the child and annihilate all negative / wrong ways of the child. To do this, the mother has to first nurture her own nature. For that we pray to the Goddess to annihilate all the negativities in us.

Finally Maa advised a must chant mantra especially for नवरात्रि or as नित्य जप
रूपं देहि जयं देहि यशो देहि द्विषो जहि ॥ meaning,

“O Devi, Please Grant me (Spiritual) Beauty, Please Grant me (Spiritual) Victory, Please Grant me (Spiritual) Glory and Please Destroy my (Inner) Enemies.” Whether it is रावण or महिषासुर inside us, we should invoke the Divinity in us to destroy the evil in us.

Dhanyavaad Maa, for explaining so beautifully, how to Nurture our inner Nature.