A Summary of the Srimad Bhagavata Mahapuranam-2-19.



Chapter-2. The Process of Creation-19.

Likewise, in the practice of sadhana there is no stupid thing in this world.

Even our thoughts are not stupid; they have to be taken care of as our own children.

We may have naughty children, but it does not matter, because they are our children.

All children, even of the same parents, are different—one can totally differ from another in many respects—yet, they are to be taken care of as a single total in the family unit.

In a similar manner are the ways in which we have to conduct ourselves in relation to the world.

A little attention is to be paid to every thought that comes to the mind.

Manana is only this much.

If a thought comes, adore it, worship it.

“My dear child, what do you want?” Why has this thought come to you?

Give it what it wants; it will stop crying, and will go.

But if you tell the thought, “Go, you idiot! I don’t want you,” it will come back yelling with greater force.

Therefore, no thought should be brushed aside as unwanted, because it is our child.

It has come through our brain, and we are throwing it away.

It arises because of a necessity.

It will not come unnecessarily.

We should understand that necessity by paying careful psychoanalytical attention to it.

All thoughts are our thoughts, not somebody else’s, so we cannot reject them unless we reject a part of ourselves, which cannot be done.

Yoga is not a rejection of any particular, but an inclusion of all things in a total whole, with a beautiful vision of all their existences, just as in Zen. That is sadhana.



The Bhagavata Mahapurana is a total beauty, and not an admixture of tiny pieces thrown together higgledy-piggledy.

The Srimad Bhagavata says that it is the complete structure of the body of Bhagavan Sri Krishna.

We cannot say that the body of Sri Krishna is made up of useless little parts.

It is all living radiance amalgamated into a total whole of perfection and wondrous light that was Sri Krishna’s body, and that is embedded into the Srimad Bhagavata by the thought of the samadhi of Vyasa Bhagavan.

Swami Krishnananda
To be continued  .....



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