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SB 1.13.53 (1965)

SB 1.13.53 (1972-77)

please wait#div class="mw-parser-output"# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="TEXT_No._53"#TEXT No. 53#/span##/h4# #div class="SB65verse"# Snatwa anusavanam tasmin hutwa cha agnin yathavidhi Abbhakasha upasanta atma saaste vigata esanah. #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="ENGLISH_SYNONYMS"#ENGLISH SYNONYMS#/span##/h4# #div class="synonyms"# Snatwa—by taking bath, anusavanam—regularly three times morning noon and evening, Yasmin—in that sevenly divided Ganges, Hutwa—by performing sacrifice of the name Agnihotra, Cha—also, Agnin—in the fire, Yathabidhi—just according to the tenets of the scripture, Abbhakasha—almost fasting by drinking water, Upasanta—completely controlled, Atma—the gross senses and the subtle mind, Sa—Dhritarastra, Aste—would be situated, Vigata—devoid of, Esanah—thoughts in relation with family welfare. #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="TRANSLATION"#TRANSLATION#/span##/h4# #div class="translation"# In that 'Saptasrota' bank of the sevenly divided Ganges, Dhritarastra would now be engaged in the beginning of Astanga Yoga practice by taking bath three times in the morning, noon and evening and performing Agnihotra sacrifice in the fire and fasting by drinking water only. This would help in controlling the mind and the senses being completely freed from thoughts of family affection. #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="PURPORT"#PURPORT#/span##/h4# #div class="purport"# The Yoga system is a mechanical way of controlling the senses and the mind for diverting them from matter to spirit. The preliminary processes are the sitting posture, meditation, spiritual thoughts, utilising the air passing within the body gradually be situated in trance by facing the Absolute Person Paramatma. Such mechanical ways of rising up to the spiritural platform prescribe some regulative principles of taking bath three times, fasting as far as possible, sitting with concentration of the mind on spiritual matter and thus gradually becoming free from Vishaya or material objectives. Material existence means to be absorbed in the material objective which is simply illusory. The house, country, family, society, children, property, business, these are some of the material coverings of the spirit Atma and the Yoga system helps one to be free from all these illusory thoughts of the mind and gradually turn it towards the Absolute Person Param-Atma. By material association and education we learn simply to concentrate on such flimsy things as above mentioned and Yoga means the process of forgetting them altogether. Modern socalled Yogis and Yoga system manifests some magical feats and ignorant persons are attracted by such false things or accept the Yoga system as an art of cheap healing process for diseases of the gross body. But factually the Yoga system is the process of learning to forget what we have acquired throughout the struggle for existence. Dhritarastra was all along engaged in the matter of improving the family affairs by raising the standard of living of his sons or by usurping the property of the Pandavas for the sake of his own sons. These things are common affairs for a man grossly materialistic without knowledge of the spiritual force how it can drag one from heaven to hell. By the grace of his younger brother Vidura, Dhritarastra was enlightened in the matter of his grossly illusory engagements and by such enlightenment only such grossly materially engaged man was able to leave home for good for spiritual realisation and Sri Naradadeva was just foretelling the way of his spiritual progress in a place which was sanctified by the flow of celestial Ganges. Drinking water only without any solid food is also accounted for as fasting which is very much necessary for advancement of spiritual knowledge. A foolish man wants to be a cheap Yogi without observing the regulative principles. A man who has no control over the tongue at first can hardly become a Yogi. Yogi and Bhogi are two opposite terms. The Bhogi or the merryman for eating and drinking cannot be Yogi and Yogi is never allowed to eat and drink unrestrictedly. We may note with profit how Dhritarastra had began his Yoga system by drinking water only and sitting calmly in a place of spiritual atmosphere deeply absorbed in the thoughts of the Lord Hari the Personality of Godhead. #/div# #/div# please wait#div class="mw-parser-output"##p class="mw-empty-elt"# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="TEXT_53"#TEXT 53#/span##/h4# #div class="verse"# #dl##dd#snātvānusavanaṁ tasmin#/dd# #dd#hutvā cāgnīn yathā-vidhi#/dd# #dd#ab-bhakṣa upaśāntātmā#/dd# #dd#sa āste vigataiṣaṇaḥ#/dd##/dl# #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="SYNONYMS"#SYNONYMS#/span##/h4# #div class="synonyms"# #i#snātvā#/i#—by taking bath; #i#anusavanam#/i#—regularly three times (morning, noon and evening); #i#tasmin#/i#—in that Ganges divided into seven; #i#hutvā#/i#—by performing the Agni-hotra sacrifice; #i#ca#/i#—also; #i#agnīn#/i#—in the fire; #i#yathā-vidhi#/i#—just according to the tenets of the scripture; #i#ap-bhakṣaḥ#/i#—fasting by drinking only water; #i#upaśānta#/i#—completely controlled; #i#ātmā#/i#—the gross senses and the subtle mind; #i#saḥ#/i#—Dhṛtarāṣṭra; #i#āste#/i#—would be situated; #i#vigata#/i#—devoid of; #i#eṣaṇaḥ#/i#—thoughts in relation with family welfare. #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="TRANSLATION"#TRANSLATION#/span##/h4# #div class="translation"# On the banks at Saptasrota, Dhṛtarāṣṭra is now engaged in beginning aṣṭāṅga-yoga by bathing three times daily, in the morning, noon and evening, by performing the Agni-hotra sacrifice with fire and by drinking only water. This helps one control the mind and the senses and frees one completely from thoughts of familial affection. #/div# #h4##span class="mw-headline" id="PURPORT"#PURPORT#/span##/h4# #div class="purport"# The #i#yoga#/i# system is a mechanical way to control the senses and the mind and divert them from matter to spirit. The preliminary processes are the sitting posture, meditation, spiritual thoughts, manipulation of air passing within the body, and gradual situation in trance, facing the Absolute Person, Paramātmā. Such mechanical ways of rising to the spiritual platform prescribe some regulative principles of taking bath daily three times, fasting as far as possible, sitting and concentrating the mind on spiritual matters and thus gradually becoming free from #i#viṣaya#/i#, or material objectives. Material existence means to be absorbed in the material objective, which is simply illusory. House, country, family, society, children, property, and business are some of the material coverings of the spirit, #i#ātmā#/i#, and the #i#yoga#/i# system helps one to become free from all these illusory thoughts and gradually turn towards the Absolute Person, Paramātmā. By material association and education, we learn simply to concentrate on flimsy things, but #i#yoga#/i# is the process of forgetting them altogether. Modern so-called #i#yogīs#/i# and #i#yoga#/i# systems manifest some magical feats, and ignorant persons are attracted by such false things, or they accept the #i#yoga#/i# system as a cheap healing process for diseases of the gross body. But factually the #i#yoga#/i# system is the process of learning to forget what we have acquired throughout the struggle for existence. Dhṛtarāṣṭra was all along engaged in improving family affairs by raising the standard of living of his sons or by usurping the property of the Pāṇḍavas for the sake of his own sons. These are common affairs for a man grossly materialistic and without knowledge of the spiritual force. He does not see how this can drag one from heaven to hell. By the grace of his younger brother Vidura, Dhṛtarāṣṭra was enlightened and could see his grossly illusory engagements, and by such enlightenment he was able to leave home for spiritual realization. Śrī Nāradadeva was just foretelling the way of his spiritual progress in a place which was sanctified by the flow of the celestial Ganges. Drinking water only, without solid food, is also considered fasting. This is necessary for advancement of spiritual knowledge. A foolish man wants to be a cheap #i#yogī#/i# without observing the regulative principles. A man who has no control over the tongue at first can hardly become a #i#yogī#/i#. #i#Yogī#/i# and #i#bhogī#/i# are two opposite terms. The #i#bhogī#/i#, or the merry man who eats and drinks, cannot be a #i#yogī#/i#, for a #i#yogī#/i# is never allowed to eat and drink unrestrictedly. We may note with profit how Dhṛtarāṣṭra began his #i#yoga#/i# system by drinking water only and sitting calmly in a place with a spiritual atmosphere, deeply absorbed in the thoughts of the Lord Hari, the Personality of Godhead. #/div# #/div#
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