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Chapter – 77 – The legend of Varaha
Nishamya Kausharanavinopavarnnitham Hare: Katham Karana Sookarathmana: | Puna: Sa Papraccha Thamudhyathanjalirnachathi Thriptho Vidhuro Dhrithavratha: ||
Mahamoha, Moha, Tamas, causes due to ignorance, eventually it creates interest in worldly matters and bondage, it enhances over-dependency on people, materials, and matters, in this way, the Jeeva leaving all the happiness fastened with the destructible Prakrithi and people, without the knowledge of the supreme Lord who is beyond ‘Time’ resides as the soul in Jeeva. The noble souls, intellectuals, Rishis, and Sages, lives in a perpetual bliss with the practice of constant contemplation upon that supreme soul which is beyond ‘Time’, and with the knowledge of the ‘Prakrithi’, people, wealth, matters, possessions, richness, fame, etc. has destructible nature and they take shelter in indestructible Bhramam. The knowledge ‘self’ can be attained only with the grace of preceptors and the supreme Lord, association with the saintly people and ascetics, the practice of meditation, etc. The Prakrithi/people undergo constant transformation and ruin; hence the absolute truth is that it cannot provide eternal bliss, any action that disturbs the nature of Prakrithi would cause mass destruction, the river has the tendency to flow freely, if it is halted by building blocks around it, would cause massive destruction and endless miseries like natural calamities to human lives.
There are three types of Yajja, known as Karma Yajja, Japa Yajja, and Gnana Yajja. Karmayajja is the performance of fire sacrifices and various religious and spiritual rites; it purifies the atmosphere and brings the doer closer to the supreme Lord, service to preceptor and devotees of the Lord, service to the society, etc. In the Krita Yuga there were no impurities in the hearts of the people lived, so they conducted extreme Tapasya and contemplated upon supreme Lord. In the Thretha Yuga, there were impurities appeared in the minds of people, and began to worship the Lord by Yajja/fire sacrifices. In the Dwapara Yuga, the impurities in the minds of the people have increased, therefore they began to conduct the worship of idols with the Tantric rites/Kriya Yoga. In the Kali era, the impurities in the minds of people have multiplied, people have grown too selfish and self-centered, the interest in religious and spiritual rites has reduced considerably, although the elevation of the soul is possible with the mere recitation of names of the Supreme Lord and contemplation upon him. In the Kali era, the purities of ingredients used for the worship of Lord and performance of sacrifices has lost its purity, people lost purity in the practice, and the purity of the place has become almost zero, hence the contemplation upon the supreme Lord with the recitation of sacred names and Namasankeerthan considered as superior yajja/ Shabdhayajja/JapaYajja. All these Yajja have one message to convey, surrender the mind and intellect to the supreme Lord which is the origin of Jeeva/soul, it is the process of elevation of the soul with the knowledge of GnanaYajja/ knowledge of ‘self’. It is impossible to achieve Mukthi/liberation without them, it is impossible to attain liberation by simply taking a dip in Theertha and performing rites, without the knowledge of ‘self’. The three Yajjas is known as Karma Yajja/serving Lord and devotees of Lord, serving nature and all the creatures selflessly, Japa Yajja/recitation of sacred names of Lord and readings scriptures, etc. and Gnana Yajja/reading and listening to the scriptures and spreading the knowledge of the indestructible nature of the supreme the soul would lead a Jeeva to the path of Mukthi. Therefore the Kali era is considered as highly fortunate era, the elevation of souls is possible with the easiest method of recitation of sacred names and listening to the glorious legends of the supreme Lord and being in the association of ascetics and saintly people. The Jeevas who took birth in the Krita, Thretha, and Dwaparayuga highly praised the Kali era and expressed their desire to be born in this Kali era as well. The Prapancha expanded from the ‘Sound’ and it has the power to purify the atmosphere, the constant friction of two objects causes fire and forms, and the forms bear the name to identify. Therefore the sound of recitation of Veda and scriptures purifies the atmosphere/Shabdha Bhramam, in abundance. The constant meditation and recitation of scriptures and sacred names of Lord reduce the mental afflictions, sorrows, miseries, and grief of worldly existence.
Vidura speaks to Maitreya “Oh! Mune, I have heard the glorious legend of supreme Lord who incarnated as Yajjavaraha and killed the demon Hiranyaksha and elevated Mother Earth from the bottom of the ocean. Oh! Mahamune, kindly describe them in detail.”
Sage Maitreya speaks “Oh! Vidura, there are endless glories and various amusements of the supreme Lord, and narrating about them would provide immense bliss, hence I shall describe them in detail. I have heard of a legend that was narrated by Bhrama to the deities. Dhithi, who was the daughter of Daksha married to Sage Kashyapa Prajapathi. One day, it was during the evening hours, Dhithi approached the Sage Kashyapa who was performing the sun worship, fire sacrifice, and engaged in meditation in the Yagnashala. Dhithi appealed to the Sage “Oh! Swami, I am tormented with the cupid arrows of Kamadeva, kindly satisfy my needs and it is your duty to fulfill my desires, and bless me with a child.” Sage Kashyapa Prajapathi advised his wife, it is not an appropriate time to satisfy her needs, and he highly appreciated the role of women in the life of men and advised her to wait after the evening hours. He explained to her that it is not a suitable hour to have physical relationships, it is the hour to worship Lord Bhoothanatha who mounted on the celestial bull and roam with his spirits. Devi Dhithi could not control the pain of arrows of cupid, lost her sense and with an extreme yearning, she pulled the upper clothes of Sage Kashyapa.