Friday, September 21, 2012

What is the real meaning of SATYAGRAHA

What is the real meaning of SATYAGRAHA

A student asked this question, "Sir, What is the real meaning of Satyagraha?". 

In fact, the question was like this, "Sir What is the real meaning of Satryagraha, Bhakti, and Upawas?"

The answer was, "All are having the same meaning and gist of it is, living for moment to moment with the almighty God."

While grammatical meanings:

Satya = Truth = Ultimate Reality = God. (This meaning is true in all the Indian languages like Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Kannada, Bengali, etc. ) and Agrah = With compulsive love in Marathi.  Ex. Child is feed more by a its mother by saying the crow will take away your chocolate please eat it....like that the devotee lives with God, both feel their presence at all the moments. Some devotees claim they can see the god everywhere, after some years of practice, as the soul gets so engrossed and devoted to God that his mind is full of God and he really sees the god eery where. Aum. Amen. In fact, that should be the real truth and the true reality of life. It's matter of experience, some may tell some may not, but, this truth can't be altered as it is the only aim of human life. 

Satyagraha = I' ll live only with God, at all the times. In fact, it's a state of mind, a state of devotion (Bhakti),  more than anything else.

In fact, even Bhakti means, that thing/entity which cannot be separated from God, or an entity which is got so unison/ one with God that it cannot be separated, i.e. A state when Bhakt (Devotee) and God becomes one with each other. Thus, God only has that power to hold his devotee with him, being almighty. 

Ex. Mahatma Gandhiji was successful, as throughout the day, he, used to have UPAWAS and was chanting name of God. Name of God is God himself. Everyone know he used to chant, Bhajans (Devotional songs) like Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram...., Vaishnav Jan to Tene Kahiyege..., etc. 

UPAWAS also means same, living with God, seating with God,....whether you are in cave like Rishi and Munis and fully engrossed in meditation, or working and devoting your work to God, or in Military, or in Business, or Student or House wife or Husband or this or that...., thus who you are has nothing to do with what you are doing if what ever you do is getting offered to SATYA, the God, the ultimate reality; and if you are following all his commandments, ethics, and live in prescribed format.

Rest, I'm ignorant, but, your generation is smart enough to understand everything better due to huge amount of awareness that you are getting every moment.

Aum. Amen. 

Dr. Ashish Manohar Urkude,
ashish.urkude@gmail.com 

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