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 Title : SECRET OF YAGNYA ACCORDING TO GEETA Author : Shri Rasik Bihari Manjul

There are many kinds of Yagnyas. World Yagnya is derived from verb Yaj. There are three meanings of Yaj-Worship of God, Leading on the way to eternal life, and donation. Worship is related to body, leading on the way to eternal life is related to live fine body and donation is related to literary body. Since worship with body is associated with knowledge, leading on the way to eternal life is associated to worship and donation is associated to Karma. Knowledge is Amrit Yagnya, Worship is Dev Yagnya and Karma is Shukra Yagnya. A human being gives importance to Shukra Yagnaya in the guise of Karma and considers Amrit Yagnya and Dev Yagnya as secondary. This is insult to wisdom. This is insult to wisdom is called materialism.

Dedication to Gods

Devygna is saviour from this materialism. We sacrifice some wealth in Dev Yagnya. There are two parts of this wealth-created being and life. Life part of this sacrificed wealth welds life of hosts to life of Gods. This Manushatma becomes Daivatma. This is Amrittatva, this is flare, and this is Godliness. This is wealth of host and wealth is his soul (Yavatvittaha tavadatma). Host dedicates his soul through sacrifice of wealth to God. This is to imagine God through Yagnya and in return God imagines us and it becomes a tool for our supreme welfare.

Gods can not be imagined without dedication of soul. The purodashadi things we offer to Gods are not eaten by Gods. God neither eats nor drinks, they are happy with our Amritbhav.

What is this Amritbhav? Amrit means all our wealth and karmas should be for the benefit of masses and not for selfish achievements. All wealth is mortal and all karmas offer us peaceful fruits. But when our money, deeds and knowledge is dedicated to the welfare of the masses, then they change their sainthood to eternal spirit. This is Bhumibhav, Amritbhav. Selfishness comes with deficiency and restrictions. When the objective is noble, there is no deficiency or restriction.

Intra-imagination means-Co-operation. One vision is for competition, another vision is competition in co-operation, where we try to obstruct the progress of others. Co-operation means we share everybody's progress. When everybody shares everybody's progress Param Shreya is achieved. Wherever one goes he gets co-operation. On the other hand when one thinks of obstruction, it only leads to fight and no result is ultimately achieved. If we think properly we will realize that nature has given us so much that there is no dearth of anything. But due to our foolish way of thinking, instead of enjoying the natural wealth we are wasting our energy in fighting with nature.

Today many nations are spending there wealth on manufacturing destructive arms. They are doing this as they have desire to show their superiority to others. If just half of this wealth spent on these arms is spent on education, health and nutrition the face of the world will change. But this will happen when nations think of working together in all fields.

There is no co-operation between nations, on the contrary enmity with others is considered as National Spirit. Society is non-co-operative. Intellectuals are ignoring other sections of society. Traders are interested only in earning wealth for themselves. Not only that, various sects working for welfare of the people are looking with enmity at each other and preserving their egos. As a result religious places have become politicized. Nowhere there is thinking that this does not belong to me, but to nature, and ultimately God. Just think whether we can produce one atom in this world? Everything we have is a gift of nature. Why are we so possessive of water, wind, earth, Sun, when we have not produced anything of it? We are receiving all the raw material from nature. We are just converting it into usable form. If we respect power of nature it will give us all kinds of happiness. This is a kind of debt on us. We cannot claim right over it if we cannot repay it. Otherwise it will amount to theft. It is arrangement of the nature that we get whatever we need. Sun gives us power, trees exhale oxygen, earth is green and fertile. Rivers are providing us water. These are all remains of the Yagnya. Whoever uses it becomes free of sins. Just go wandering in riverbed in the morning, cool breeze will welcome you. Birds will sing to make you happy. This is all a gift of nature, without any charge. But what are we giving to others? We earn only for ourselves, cook for our appetite, and we are happy at that. Geeta says this is sinful.

Vedas are more sarcastic. It says, those who eat without giving it to anybody r God or friends and enjoy their fortunes alone are sinful and their wealth ultimately kills them.

Seven-level Yagnya Chakra

Arjun fought with Duryodhana and saved the society from his clutches, this we can say was a kind of Yagnya. He will get the empire which is actually the remains of a Yagnya. It will not be a sin to enjoy this fruit. But if he fights to capture the empire, it will be a sinful act. He is not enjoying fruits of his war alone, but along with his four brothers.

There is Yagnya chakra in the universe. It has seven levels-1.Brahma is created from Akshar. 2.Karma is created from Brahma. Yagnya is created from Karma. 4.Rain is created from Yagnya. 5.Food is created due to rain (clouds.) 6.Life on earth is created from food and lastly 7.Bragma is prestigious in Yagnya.

We have to think about these Yagnya chakras. There are seven types of food-Knowledge, Karma, Sky, Water, Light, Wind and Herbs. It is a well-known fact that among these Herbs is the main food. This food creates hormones in the body, which are responsible for birth. This is a kind of Yagnya Chakra.

We can see that herbs are produced because of rain. Rain is produced through Samvatsar Yagnya by way of seasons. By sacrificing it so in rutu Yagnya rain is produced.

Following this samvatsar Yagnya are shraut Yagnyas. These shraut Yagnyas consist of four Karmas. These Karmas are performed by Hota, Adhvaryu, Udgata and Brahma. Whatever work we do that consists of these four Karmas. For Example:

Consider the example of house construction work. To cut stone and other material according to need of the house is Karma of Hota. It is called surgery work. Then plastering is done. This is work of Adhvaryu. While plastering application of cement or lime on the bricks or stone is Stotra work of Udgata. If mason makes in any mistake in plastering an engineer corrects after supervision. This is the work of Brahma.

Producing rain from Samvastar.

Samvatsar Yagnya produces rain. In this process fire acts as Hota, Wind as Aditya as Udgata and Brihaspati as Brahma. Then Rutu Yagnya takes place and it rains.

These Yagnya Karmas are born from Vedas. Hota perform its Karma through Rigved, through Yajurved, Udgata through Samved and Brahma through Atharvaved. Vedas are the principles that create material. Rig produces real part of material, Yaju gives it speed, Sam creates luster around it, and Atharva makes the material complete.

Vedas we know are the books. There is description of principle of Ruk hence they are also named as Rigved etc. as Book describing herbs is called 'Herbal Science.'

This is Yagnya Chakra where Kshar ved principles is produced from Akshar principle. Ruk principle is Kshar. These are produced from Akshar. Therefore Ruk etc are called Apara Vidya and Akshar vidya is called Paravidya. (Sanskrit stanza.) Akshar has five phases-Brahma, Vishnu, Indra, Agni and Som. When Som among these is sacrificed in Yagnya it produces Rugadi etc.

(Sanskrit Shlok)

These Vedas are basics of Karma. Yagnya, Rain, food and other principle are produced sequentially through Karma. This is the sequence of the nature. Without this Yagnya Karma you will not reach Brahma because Brahma is in universe through Yagnya.

Who insults this Yagnya Chakra actually insults Brahma.

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