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GUPTA DASATMAKAM NAMA PRASASTAM VAISYA SUDRAYOH

 

(MANU SMRITI, VISNU PURANA 3/10/9)

 

        Brahmanas  write  their last name  as  Sharma.  Ksatriyas write  their last name as Varma. Vaisya write their last name  as Gupta, and Sudras write their last name as dasa.

 

 

CATURTHE MASI KARTAVYAM SISO NISKRAMANAM GRHAT

SASTHE'NNA PRASANAM MASI YAD VESTAM MANGALAM KULE

 

(MANU SMRITI 2/34)

 

        One  should  take his newly born child  outside  of the house`  to  see  the sun on the fourth month, and  on  the  sixth month, the grain ceremony should be observed.  According to  ones tradition, he should observe a ceremony.

 

 

CUDA KARMA DVIJATINAM SARVESAM EVA DHARMATAH

PRATHAME'BDE TRATIYE VA KARTAVYAM SRTI CODANAT

 

(MANU SMRITI 2/35)

 

        Every  twice  born family  (brahmana,  ksatriya,  vaisya) should  observe their children's hair cutting ceremony  according to Vedic instruction, on the first year and the third year.

 

GARBHASTAME'BDE KURVITA BRAHMANASYA UPANAYANAM

GARBHAD EKADASE RAJNO GARBHATTU DVADASE VISAH

 

(MANU SMRITI 2/36)

 

        The sacred thread ceremony for a brahmana's child  should be  held on the eighth year, beginning with the womb.   A  sacred thread  ceremony  for a ksatriya's child should be  done  on  the eleventh  year   beginning  with the womb.   A  vaisya's  child's sacred ceremony should be done on the twelfth year, counting from the womb. (Womb is nine months).

 

 

 

KESATTIKO BRAHMA NASYA DANDAH KARYAH PRAMANATAH

RAJAVASTE TU SARVE SHUR VRANAH SAUMYA DARSANAH

ANUDVEGA KARA NRNAM SATVACO'GNI DUSITAH

 

(MANU SMRTI 2/46, 47)

 

        According  to authoratative literatures, a brahmanas  and renounced person's stick should be up to the hair in length.  The stick should be straight, without being cut in different  places, should be good looking, and should not give fear to other  people and should be unpeeled and unburnt.

 

 

ANAROGYAM ANAYUSYAM ASVARGYAM CA ATIBHOJANAM

APUNYAM LOKA VID VISTAM TASMAT TAT PARIVARJAYET

 

(MANU SMRITI 2/57)

 

        Eating  too much causes disease, reduces the duration  of life,  removes from heavenly feelings, and causes one  to  become unmeritorious  and unbeneficial.  Therefore, one should  give  up over eating.

 

 

 

JAPYE NAIVA TU SAN SIDDHYET BRAHMANO NATRA SANSAYAH

KURYAD ANYANNAM VA KURYAN MAITO BRAHMANA UCYATE

 

(MANU SMRITI 2/87)

 

        A  twice born person achieves his perfection of  life  by chanting  japa  without a doubt.  Whether he  follows  any  Vedic processes  like the yoga system or not, he becomes the friend  of everyone and achieves liberation in the end as well.

 

 

 

SROTRAM TVAK CAKSUSI JIHVA NASIKA CAIVA PANCAMI

PAYU PASTHAM HASTHA PADAM VAC CAIVA DASAMI SMRATA

 

(MANU SMRITI 2/90)

 

        Nose,  skin, eyes, tongue,anus, ear, genital, hand,  legs are said to be the ten senses.

 

 

BUDDHI INDRIYANI PANCAISAM SROTRA ADINY ANU PURVASAH

KARMA INDRIYANI PANCAISAM PAPVADINI UCYATE

 

(MANU SMRITI 2/91)

 

        These  are  the five knowledge  acquiring  senses  (nose, ears,  skin,  eyes, tongue) and anus etc. (anus,  genital,  hand, feet, sound)

 

 

 

EKADASA MANO JNEYAM SVA GUNE NOBHAPATMAKAM

YASMIN JITE JITAVETAV BHAVATAH PANCAKAU GANAU

 

(MANU SMRITI 2/92)

 

        Among these two catagories of senses, the mind is said to be  the  leader.   If somebody has conquored  his  mind,  he  has conquored all of his other senses.

 

 

NA JATU KAMA KAMANAM UPABHOGENA SAMYATI

HAVISA KRSNA VARTYEVA BHUYA EVABHI VARDHATE

 

(MANU SMRITI 2/94)

 

        The desire for sense gratification can never be satisfied by  an  unlimited supply of sense objects.   Instead,  it  always increases as the fire always increases with the supply of ghee.

 

YAT PRATHIVYAM VRIHI YAVAM HIRANYAM PASAVAH STRIYAH

EKASYAPI NA PARYPTAM TADITYATI TRASAM TYAJET

PURVA VARSA SAHASRAM YE VISAYA ASAKTA CETASAH

TATHAPI ANUDINAM TRASNA MAYAITESU EVA JAYATE

 

(MANU  SMRITI,  VISNU PURANA 4/2/24 AND 4/2/28,  spoken  by  King Yayati)

 

                Whatever  eatables  and wealth,  money,  animals, women,  are  available in the whole earth, all of  them  are  not sufficient  to satify ones sense gratifacatory desires.  Even  if one  carries  on enjoying them with attachment for  thousands  of years, still, the hankering fire to enjoy cannot be satisfied.

 

YASCA ETAN PRAPNUYAT SARVAN PASCAITAN KEVALAM

PRAYANAT SARVA KAMANAM PARITYAGO VISISYATE STYAJET

 

(MANU SMRITI 2/95)

 

        If  there  are two people and one of  them  achieves  all kinds  of objects of sense gratification and another  person  who gives them up, the person who gives up the sense gratification is superior.

 

 

VEDA TYAGASCA YAJNASCA NIYAMANSCA TAPANSI CA

NA VIPRA DUSTA BHAVAS CA SIDDHIM GACCHATI KARHICIT

 

(MANU SMRITI 2/97)

 

        A  corrupt person who is always attached to the  thoughts of sense gratification, can never attain perfection in the  study of Vedic literature, the performance of sacrifice, following  the rules of giving in charity, performing austerity.

 

INDRIYANAM TU SARVESAM YADI EKAM KSARATI INDRIYAM

TENA ASYA KSARATI PRAJNA DRTEH PADA ADIVODAKAM

 

(MANU SMRITI 2/99)

 

        If among all the senses, even one sense remains  attached to sense objects, then a person's real intelligence is  gradually destroyed.   If  in  a water pot, there is even  one  hole,  then gradually all of the water leaks out of it.

 

 

ABHIVADANA SILASYA NITYAM VRADDHOPA SEVIKAH

CATVARI TASYA VARDHANTE AYUR VIDYA YASO VALAM

 

(MANU SMRITI 2/121)

 

        One who pays obeisances and humbly serves his  superiors, his duration of life, knowledge, fame and strength increases.

 

 

VIPRANAM JNANATO JYESTHYAM KSATRIYANAM TU VIRYATOH

VAISYANAM DHANYA-DHANATAH SUDRANAM EVA JANMATAH

 

(MANU SMRITI 2/155)

 

        Brahmanas  are  recognized by  knowledge.   Ksatriyas  by physical strength.  Vaisyas are recognized by wealth, and  Sudras by birth.

 

NA TENA BRADDHO BHAVATI YENA ASYA PALITAM SIRAH

YO VAI YUVA'PYADHIYANAS TAM DEVAH STHAVIRAM VIDUH

 

(MANU SMRITI 2/156)

 

        One  cannot be called great or superior just  because  he has  gray  hairs  on his head, but even a young man,  if  he  has sufficient wisdom, he is called a great personality, even by  the demigods. 

 

 

SAMMANAT BRAHMANO NITYAM UDVIJET VISAD IVA

AMRATASYA EVA CA AKANKHED AVAMANASYA SARVADA

 

(MANU SMRITI 2/162)

 

        A  twice born person always feels disgusted with his  own respect, which is like a poison and always should hanker for  his own insults which should seem to him like nectar.

 

 

 

GUROR YATRA ARIVADO NINDA VA'PI PRAVARTATE

KARNO TATRA PIDHATAVYAU GANTAVYAM VA TATO'NYATHA

 

(MANU SMRITI 2/200)

 

        If  there is a criticism about his own  spiritual  master somewhere, then a celibate student should close his ears and walk out from that place.

 

 

PARIVADAT KHARO BHAVATI, SVA VAI BHAVATI NINDAKAH

PARI BHOKTA KRAMIR BHAVATI KITO BHAVATI BATSARI

 

(MANU SMRITI 2/201)

 

        If  a disciple argues with his spiritual master,  in  his next life, he becomes a donkey.  If he criticizes him, he becomes a dog. If he enjoys the guru's wealth, he becomes a worm in stool in his next life and if he becomes envious with the  improvements of his own spiritual master, he becomes a moth in his next  life.  But the guru should be a genuine guru.

 

SVABHAVA ESA NARINAM NARANAM IHA DUSANAM

ATO'THANNA PRAMADYANTI PRAMADASU VIPASCITAH

 

(MANU SMRITI 2/213)

 

        By  nature,   by  their decoration a  woman  bewilders  a person and puts him in illusion and contaminates him.  Therefore, a learned person should deal with women very carefully.

 

YATHA KHANAN KHANITRENA NARO VARPA ADHIGACHATI

TATHA GURU GATAM VIDYA SUSRUSUR ADHIGACCHATI

 

(MANU SMRITI 2/218)

 

        Just as by digging the ground with a digger or spade, one obtains  water, similarly,  a serious disciple achieves  realized knowledge from a true spiritual master by serving him.

 

INDRIYARTHESU SARVESU NA PRASAJJETA KAMATAH

ATI PRASAKTIM CA ETESAM MANASA SANNIVARTAYET

 

(MANU SMRITI 4/16)

 

        One  should not become too attached to the sense  objects due to lust.  One should control his attachment to sense  objects with his mind.

 

 

 

NA IKSETA UDYANTAM ADITYAM NA ASTA YANTAM KADACANA

NA UPASRSTAM NA VARISTHAM NA MADHYAM NABHASO GATAM

 

(MANU SMRITI 4/37)

 

        One  should  never look at the sun while  it  is  rising, setting, in eclipsed condition, as a reflection in the water,  at midday time period.

 

NA UPA GACCET PRAMATTO'PI STRIYAM ARTAVA DARSANE

SAYANA SAYANE CAIVA NA SAYITA TAYA SAHA

 

(MANU SMRITI 4/40)

        Even  if  one  has gone mad due to lust,  he  should  not copulate  his wife when she is passing through mensturation.   He should  not  even sit on the same seat or sleep with her  on  her bed.

       

 

RAJASA ABHIPLUTA NARIM NARASYA HY UPAGACCHATAH

PRAJNAM TEJO BALAM CAKSUR AYUS CAIVA PRAHIYATE

 

(MANU SMRITI 4/41)

 

        If  a person copulates with his own wife at the  time  of mensteration,  he  looses  his  good  intelligence,   brightness, physical strength, eyesight is weakened and his duration of  life is decreased.

 

 

TAM VISARJAYATAS TASYA RAJASA SAMABHIPLUTAM

PRAJNA TEJO BALAM CAKSUR AYUS CAIVA PRAVARDHATE

 

(Manu Smriti 4/42)

 

        If  a person gives up even looking at his own  wife  when she is passing through mensteration, he increases his duration of life, brightness, intelligence, strength and eyesight and purity.

 

 

NA EKA SUPYAT SUNYA GEHE SREYANSAM NA PRABODHAYET

NO DABHYAYA'BHI BHASETA YAJNAM GACCHEN NA CA AVRATAH

 

(MANU SMRITI 4/57)

 

                One  should never sleep alone in his  house,  one should  never wake up his own superiors, and one should not  look at or talk to a woman passing through mensturation and one should not go to a sacrifice festival without an invitation.

 

 

UPAHANAU CA VASASCA DHRATAM ANYAI NA DHARAYET

UPAVITAM ALANKARAM STRAJAM KATAKAM EVA CA

 

(MANU SMRITI 4/66)

 

        One should not use shoes which have already been worn  by others, used clothes, used brahmana thread, use necklace or beads or  water pot, etc.

 

 

NIHARE BANA SAVDE CA SANDHYAYOR EVA CA UBHAYOH

AMAVASYA CATURDASYOH PAURNAMASY ASTAKASU CA

 

(MANU SMRITI 4/113)

 

        One   should   not   study   scriptures   when   it    is foggy,?????????????   early in the morning, at dawn and at  dusk, on the new moon, on the fourteenth day of the fortnights, on  the eighth day of the fortnights, and on the full moon day.

 

 

AMAVASYA GURUM HANTI SISYAM HANTI CATURDASI

BRAHMA ASTAKA PAUNAMASYAU TASMAT TA PARIVARJAYET

 

(MANU SMRITI 4/114)

 

        If  one  studies scriptures on the newmoon day,  it  will cause trouble to the teacher.  Study on the fourteenth day  gives problems to the spiritual master and disciple.  On the eighth day and  new moon day, it destroys Vedic knowledge.   Therefore,  one should give up all of theses days for studies.

 

 

AMAVASYA ASTAMI CA PAURNAMASI CATURDASIM

BRAHMACARI BHAVENNITYAM APYRTAU SNATAKAU DVIJAH

 

(MANU SMRITI 4/128)

 

        The  twice  born  person should remain  celibate  on  the newmoon  day,  the eighth day of fortnight, full  moon  day,  and forteenth  day of fortnights, even if his wife has  finished  her mensturation period.

 

 

NA HI DRASAM ANAYUSYAM LOKE KINCANA VIDYATE

YADRASAM PURUSASYEHA PARA DARA UPASEVANAM

(MANU SMRITI 4/134)

        There  is  no worst action for a man  in  the  world  for decreasing  his duration of life than copulating  with  another's wife.  Therefore, one should always be free from copulating  with anothers wife.

 

 

YAT KARMA KURVATO'SYAT PARITOSO'NTAR ATMANAH

TAT PRAYATNENA KURVITA VIPARITAM TU VARJAYET

 

(MANU SMRITI 4/161)

 

        If any meritorious action which satisfies the soul itself should  be  accepted with great endeavor and  all  other  actions should be rejected.

 

 

AMRATAM BRAHMANASY ANNAM KSATRIYA ANNAM PAYAH SMRATAM

VAISYANNAM ANNAM ITY AHU SUDRASYA RUDHIRAM SMRATAM

 

(MANU SMRITI 5/14)

 

        Grains  obtained from a twice born person  (brahmana)  is said  to  be equal to nectar.  Grains from a  ksatriya  are  like milk.  Grains from vaisyas are said to be grains.   Grains  taken from a sudra is said to be like blood or it is uneatable.

 

JATE PUTRE PITUH SNANAM SA CAILAM TU VIDHIYATE

MATA SUDHYED DASAHENA SNANAT TU SPARSANAM PITUH

 

(MANU SMRITI 5/62)

 

        When  a  child  is born in a house,  the  parents  become contaminated, but the mother becomes pure after ten days, and the father, if he take his bath with full clothes becomes purified.

 

DIVA KIRTIM UDAKYAM CA PATITAM SUTIKAM TATHA

SAVAM TAT SPRASTINAM CAIVA SPRASTVA SNANENA SUDDHYATI

 

(MANU SMRITI 5/85)

 

        One  who  touches  a dogeater,  a  mensturating  lady,  a murderer,  a woman who newly gave birth to a child, a dead  body, or  a  person who touched a dead body, he becomes  purified  only after bathing properly.

 

 

 

VALYE PITURNATHE TISTHET PANIGRAHASYA YAUVANE PUTRANAM BHARTARI PRETE NA BHAJET STRI SVATANTRA TAM

 

(MANU SMRITI 5/148)

 

        A woman is never aloud to be free.  In her childhood, she is protected by her father, in youth, she is married to a man and remains under his care.  In old age, or if her husband dies,  she remains  under the care of her son, but she is never aloud to  be free.

 

 

 

DHRATI KSAMA DAMO'STEYAM SAUCAM INDRIYA NIGRAHAH

DHIR VIDYA SATYAM AKRODHO DASAKAM DHARMA LAKSANAM

(MANU SMRITI 5/192)

 

        Patience,     forgiveness,    mercy,    self     command, religiousness,  cleanliness  (purity),  controlling  the  senses, realized knowledge, education, truthfulness, freedom from  anger. These are the ten religious symptoms. THERE ARE 11 SYMPTOMS HERE??????

 

 

APAD ARTHE DHANAM RAKSED DARAN RAKSED DHANAIR API

ATMANAM SATATAM RAKSED DARAIR API DHANAIR API

 

(MANU SMRITI 5/213)

 

                One  should save his wealth for future problems  and  the woman  should  be protected by using the wealth.  By the  use  of wealth and woman, if someone can save himself,he should do so. 

 

 

EKA EVA SUHRAD DHARMO NIDHANE'PY ANUYATI YAH

SARIRENA SAMAM NASAM SARVAM ANYAD ADHI-GACCHATI

 

(MANU SMRITI 8/17)

 

        Meritorious  activities are the only friend of a  man  in this  world  because  it   remains with  one  even  after  death.  Everything  else, wife, children, wealth etc. all  get  destroyed when the body gets destroyed.

 

 

PITA RAKSATI KAUMARE BHARTA RAKSATI YAUVANE

RAKSANTI STHAVIRE PUTRA NA STRI SVATANTRYAM ARHATI

 

(MANU SMRITI 9/3)

 

        A  woman is protected in her childhood by her father,  in her youth by her husband and in her old age by her son.  A  woman is not allowed to stay free.

 

 

 

NAITAM RUPA PARIKSANTE NASAM VAYASI SAMSTHITI

SARUPAM VA VIRUPAM VA PUMAN NITYAIVA BHUNJATE

 

(MANU SMRITI 9/14)

 

        A  woman does not examine a man's beauty or how  youthful he  is, but thinking  of him as a man, either beautiful or  ugly, they enjoy him.

 

 

SVAMYA MATYAU PURAM RASTRAM KOSA DANDAU SUHRAT TATHA

SAPTA PRAKRATAYO HYETAH SAPTANGAM  RAJYAM UCYATE

 

(MANU SMRITI 9/294)

 

        The  king,  the  minister, the  fort,  the  kingdom,  the treasury  house,  the army (all kinds of army such  as  infantry, elephant  army, charioteers, horse army) and friends,  these  are the seven limbs of a kingdom.  With these seven limbs, a  kingdom is said to be naturally managed.

 

 

 

 

 

VARAM SVA DHARMO VIGUNO NA PARAMYA SVANUSTHITAH

PARA DHARMENA JIVAN HI SADYAH PATATI JATITAH

 

(MANU SMRITI 10/97)

 

        One  should  do his own occupational duty even if  it  is done improperly, but one should not take over another's duty even if it is done in the best way, because, if somebody maintains his livlihood by doing someone elses duty, he is said to have  fallen from his own platform.

 

 

Once,  when  Janaka  Maharaja was on tour he  saw  on  the  path, Astavakra  (a  great  saint who had eight  bends  in  his  body).  Janaka   Maharaja  dismounted  his  horse  and  payed  his   long obeisances  to  him.  Seeing the sages difficult  condition,  the king  thought within his mind distressfully how the Supreme  Lord has  created  his  body because the sage was  deformed  in  eight differnt  parts  of his body.  When the sage would walk,  it  was seen that it was difficut because he was bent in eight  different places.   Since he was bent in eight differnt places, his  father gave him the name Astavakra, but he was greatly knowledgeable  in the  science  of self realization and  expert  in  transcendental education.   Due  to  his  transcendental  knowledge,  he   could understand   the  hateful mind of the king and because he  was  a great saintly king, Astavakra soberly spoke, "O king, just as  if a  temple is built round, the sky will not become round.  If  the temple  is  built  crooked,  the sky  will  not  become  crooked.  Similarly, if the body is deformed, the soul, the occupier of the body cannot be deformed because the body and soul are not made of the  same  materials.   The  soul is  eternal  and  the  body  is perishible.   Therefore  O  king,  those  who  are  situated   in knowledge see everyone as spiritual souls and part of the Supreme Lord and those who are in ignorance see the body only.  Therefore I  request  you  to give up your bodily  consciousness  and  come conscious of the soul.  If you do so, the hatred you have  within will be removed. 

        Hearing the words of sage, KIng Janaka developed a desire to achieve the science of self-realization, therefore, he  prayed to the sage, O sage, please come and purify my house, remove  the doubts  of  my  mind  and give me  self  realization.   The  sage accepted  the prayers of the King and reached the palace of  him.  By  achieving the knowledge of Astavakra, the king  achieved  the realization of transcendence. 

 

YATHA NA TOYATO BHINNAS TARANGAH PHENA BUDBUDAH

ATMANO NA TATHA BHINNAM VISVATMATMA VINIRGATAM

 

(ASTAVAKRA-GITA 2/4)

 

         Just  as  the wave's foam and bubbles are  not  different than  water,  similarly the soul is also  nondifferent  from  the Supreme soul, although part of it.     

 

UDBHUTAM JNANA DURMITRAM AVADHARYA ATI DURBALAH

ASCARYAM KAMAM AKANKSET KALAM ANANTAM ANUSRITAH

 

(ASTAVAKRA-GITA 3/7)

 

        When  the  enemy  of knowledge (lust)  appears  within  a person,  he  becomes  very weak spiritually, and  at  last,  even though  he understands that it (lust) is unwanted, still it is  a great  surprise that he continues desiring to fulfill  his  lusty desires.

 

 

MAYAM ATRAM IDAM VISVAM PASYAN VIGATA KAUTUKAH

API SANNIHITE MRTYAU KATHAM TRASYATI DHIRADHIH

 

(ASTAVAKRA-GITA 3/11)

 

        A  sober  transcendentalist whose ignorance  is  removed, seeing this illusory world, does not become frightened when death comes.

 

 

TADA MUKTIR YADA CITTAM NA VANCHATI NA SOCATI

NA MUNCATI NA GRHANATI NA HRSYATI NA KUPYATI

 

(ASTAVAKRA-GITA 8/2)

 

        When  the  mind does not want  any  sense  gratification, neither  meditates on it nor tries to sacrifice (because it  does not  have  any), neither searches for it or becomes happy  if  it receives it, nor becomes distressful because it never looses  it, then it is said to be liberated.

 

 

 

GARBHE DURGANDHI BHUYISTHE JATHARAGNI  PRADIPITE DUHKHAM MAYAPTAM YAT TASMAT KANIYAH KUMBHIPAKAJAM

 

(ASTAVAKRA-GITA 9/2 YOGA VASISTHA)

 

        The womb of the mother which is filled with a great dirty smell and is burning due to the stomach fire (fire of digestion), the  living entity, when he becomes an embryo, suffers more  than in the hellish planet known as Kumbhipaka.     

 

 

HA KNATE HA DHANAM PUTRAH KRANDAMANAH SUDARUNAM

MANDUKA IVA SARPENA MRTYUNA GIRYATE NARAH

 

(ASTAVAKRA-GITA 9/2 SIVA-GITA)

 

        When a person, at the time of the seperation of his  life from  his body cries helplessly, saying "O dear wife, O  sons,  O wealth, please relieve me from this fearful death.  He  fearfully cries like a frog which is in the mouth of a serpent.

 

 

AYAH PASENA KALASYA SNEHA PASENA BANDHUBHIH

ATMANAM KRSYANAMASYA NA KHALU ASTI PARAYANAM

 

(SIVA-GITA)

 

        At  the  time of death, a sinful living entity  is  being caught by the ropes of the messengers of death, but on the  other side,  he is being caught by the rope of affection of his  family members, so he is being pulled from both sides (one side from the messengers  of death and the other side the family members),  but no one can relieve him from death.

 

 

NARASYA BANDHANA ARTHAYA SRNKHALA STRI PRAKIRTITA

LOHA BADDHO'PI MUCYETA STRI BADDHO NAIVA MUCYATE

 

(DEVI-BHAGAVATA)

 

        The woman is said to be the greatest shackle for the man.  A person who is put in iron shackles can free himself, but anyone who  is caught and tied by the rope of affection for a woman  can not be released.  In this regard, there is a history.  One  young man   took  to  spiritual life and became a sanyasi  and  in  due course of time, he began a tour of places of pilgrimage.  On  the path he saw a marriage party coming.  Since that sanyasi did  not know  what  it was, he asked someone.  A person  replied,  saying that  it was a marriage party.  Then he asked who was mounted  on the  horse with a decorated body.  He was told that it was a  boy who  was going to marry a girl.  Then he asked what  will  happen after they are married.  Then the man replied, that when the wife comes to his home, they will both enjoy copulation together, then the woman will get children.  Hearing this, the sanyasi  proceded further.  On the path, there was a well and a tree.  Since he was tired, he fell asleep under the tree which was near the well.  He dreamed that he had been married and was sleeping with his  wife.  When the woman said please move a little further, then he roles a little  distance from her and thus he fell into the  well.   When the village people heard the noise caused by his falling into the well, they came running a took him out of the well.  The  village people asked him who made him fall into the well.  He replied, in a dream I saw a woman who asked me to move further, and she  made me fall into the well.  I really do not know what condition a man falls in when he is actually married to a woman.  Therefore,  the essence  is,  for an intelligent person, a woman  is  actually  a hellish planet.

 

 

VISAYA ASA MAHAPASAT YO VIMUKTAH SUDUSTYAJAM

SA EKAH KALPATE MUKTYE NA ANYE SAT SASTRA-VEDINAH

 

(VIVEKA-CUDAMANI)

 

        Woman, son and wealth, etc. are great shackles from which it  is very difficult to be freed from.  Any person who  is  free from  such  shackles  is liberated, but a person  who  knows  six philosofies,  but is caught with such shackles,  is unable to  be liberated.

 

 

KO'SAU KALO VAYAH KIM VA YATRA DVANDVANI NO NRNAM

YANY UPEKSA YATHA PRAPTAVARTI SIDDHIM AVAPNUYAT

 

(ASTAVAKRA-GITA  9/4)

 

What  are the moments and duration of life where human beings  do not go through the duality of pleasure and pain, etc?   Realizing this,  a  person  should use a remedy by  which  he  can  achieve liberation.

 

 

SUKHASYA ANANTARAM DUHKHAM DUHKHASYA ANANTARAM SUKHAM

DVAYAM ETADDHI JANTUNAM ALAMGHYAM DINA RATRI VAT

 

(ADHYATMA-RAMAYANA)

 

(SPOKEN BY LORD RAMA)

 

Every  entity suffers after enjoying and enjoys after  suffering.  Both of these are certainly unavoidable by all. 

 

GURU LOBHI, SISA LALACI, DONON KHELAI DANVA

DONON DUBE VAPADE , BAITHA PATTHAR KINAVA

 

(KAVIR DASA)

 

        If the spiritual master is greedy and the disciples  have unlimited  sensual  desires,  then  both  make  take   initiation together   with promises, but actually they are situated  in  the material world just as a person who is sitting on a boat made out of rock and sink into the material ocean.

 

 

BANDHE KO BANDHA MILAI, CHUTAI KAUNA UPAYA

SEVA KARA NIRBANDHA KI, PALA MAI DEYA CHUDAYA

 

(KAVIR DASA)

 

If one shackled person reaches another shackled person how can he be  relieved.   In  other words, if a  material  desirous  person reaches  a  material  desirous spiritual master, how  can  he  be liberated?   Therefore, one should reach a liberated  person  who can liberate him within moments.

 

 

VASANA DVIBIDHA PROKTA SUDDHA CA MALINA TATHA

MALINA JANMA HETUH SYAT SUDDHA JANMA VINASINI

 

(VALMIKI RAMAYANA)

 

There  are two kinds of knowledge.  One is called pure  knowledge and  another one is dirty.  Dirty knowledge is the cause of  ones rebirth whereas purified knowledge stops the rebirth.

 

 

 

MANORATHA RATHA ARUDHAM  YUKTAM INDRIYA VAJIBHIH

BHRAMYATY EVA JAGAT KRTSNAM TRSNA SARATHI CODITAM

 

(YOGA VASISTHA)

 

On  the  chariot  of the mind which is pulled by  the  horses  of senses on which the whole world is riding, which is driven by the charioteer of intense greed.

 

 

 

 

 

CYUTA DANTAH SITAH KESA DRN NIRADHOH PADE PADE

YATA SAJJAM IMMAM DEHAM TRSNA SADHVI NA MUNCATI

 

(YOGA VASISTHA)

 

        Even  though a person becomes old and becomes  toothless, grey  hairs and looses his eye sight and falls at every step  due to old age, even then he can not give up intense greed.

 

 

 

 

NA PASYATI CA  JANMANDHAH KAMANDHO NAIVA PASYATI

MADA UNMATTA NA PASYANTI HY ARTHI DOSAM NA PASYATI

 

(NITI SASTRA)

 

        A  person who is blind from birth does not see,  a  lusty man does not see, a drunk  is unable to see properly and a person who is greedy for money also does not see.

 

 

 

CINTAYA JAYATE DUHKAM NA ANYATHA ITI NISCAYI

TAYA HINAH SUKHI SANTAH SARVATRA SALITA SPRHAH

 

(ASTAVAKRA-GITA 11/5)

 

        Within this world, anxieties are the cause for a person's frustration.   Therefore, for a person who understands  this  and wants  to become peaceful and happy, he should become  free  from anxiety in all circumstances.  

 

 

MOKSO VISAYA VAIRASYAM BANDHO VAISAYIKO RASAH

ETAVADEVA VIJNANAM TATHECCHASI TATHA KURU

 

(ASTAVAKRA-GITA 15/2)

 

        Detachment  from  sense gratification is  liberation  and engagement  in  sense gratification, etc. is  bondage.   This  is actual knowledge.  Now whatever one wants, he can do it.

 

 

 

HARO YADY UPADESTA TE HARIH KAMALAJO'PI VA

TATHAPI NA TAVA SVASTHYAM SARVA VISMARANAD RTE

 

(ASTAVAKRA-GITA 16/11)

 

        If one is reached even by Lord Siva or Lord Hari or  even Lord  Brahma,  if  one  does not give up  the  desire  for  sense gratification, he cannot be liberated or be peaceful.

 

 

 

SATKARA MANA PUJARTHAM DANDA KASAYA DHARANAH

SA SANYASI NA VAKTAVYAH SANYASI JNANA TATPARAH

 

(NITI SASTRA)

 

        Due  to respect, prestige or worship, if a  person  wears saffron clothes and takes sanyasa, he cannot be called a  sanyasi because  a  sanyasi is a person who is engaged in  acquiring  the science of self realization seriously.

 

 

 

NA JATU VISAYAH KE'PI SVARAMAM HARSAYANTY AMI

SALLAKI PALLAVA PRITAM IVA IBHAM NIMBA PALLAVA

 

(ASTAVAKRA-GITA  17/3)

 

        No  kinds  of sense gratificatory objects can  satisfy  a self  realized soul, just as an elephant who has become happy  by eating sallaki (a kind of sweet tree) leaves, cannot be satisfied by eating neem leaves.  

 

        There was one saintly person who lived for a long time in the palace of a king.  One day that saintly person died.   Seeing this, the king also died.

        On  the outskurts of that same city, there was a  saintly person living and near him there was a man sitting.  That saintly person started lauphing by himself and the person who was sitting near him asked, "O saintly person, why are you lauphing  yourself without  any  reason?"  He replied, "I never  lauph  without  any reasons  but there was a saintly person living with the king  and he died and seeing this, the king also died, but the king went to heaven  where  as  the saint went to hell because  the  king  was thinking  of how to satisfy the saintly person and so  he  always remained detached from his worldly affairs and he went to heaven.  But the saintly person's mind was always engaged in enjoying  the royal  situation  and thus he was bereft of the science  of  self realization  and thus he went to hell. The conclusion is that  no matter  how much one is externally detached from worldly  things, one  must ultimately be detached from within and be  attached  to the Supreme Lord.

 

 

SANURAGAM STRIYAM DRSTVA MRTYUM VA SAMUPAS THITAM

AVIHVALA MANAH SVASTHO MUKTA EVA MAHASAYAH

 

(ASTAVAKRA-GITA  17/14)

 

Any  person who does not become disturbed when an enjoying  young lady sits near or he sees death near to him and remains  content, peaceful, he said to be a liberated person.

 

 

NIRVASANAM HARIM DRSTVA TUS NIM VISAYA DANTINAH

PALAYANTE NA SAKTAS TE SEVANTE KRTA CATAVAH

 

(ASTAVAKRA-GITA  18/46)

 

Seeing  the  lion of greedlessness, the poisoned tusks  of  sense gratification which are weak quietly run away from the person.