GouSwarga has a Thirtha Kunda at its centre. It is named as Sapta Sannidhi. It has the presence of 7 divinities. The eighth one is of Lord Sri Krishna.
The 8th divinity Sri Krishna is not only present in the Thirtha Kunda, but also spread across GouSwarga. This discourse series is for His love.
आलयं पिबत : Drink the nectar of Bhaagavata until dissolution, until merger. Drink it in such a way that it sinks down to the deep.
Bhaagavata must proliferate into the body, mind and it should reach the soul, it must blossom the soul.
Bhaagavata’s story entertains the mind, but it is its inner gist that we should concentrate upon.
A verse from the Mankutimmana Kagga says “As butter, ghee which are invisible in milk emerge when curd is churned, when this world churns our life, emerges the knowledge of the self. Life’s churning is self knowledge.”
Hasty decisions in life lead to our downfall. Every action should have a noble intention and the correct knowledge behind it.
Going deep in only one field makes us proficient.
योग: कर्मसु कौशलं :
One side, Koushala means complete involvement. Any work we do must have our complete involvement. Doing one work with complete involvement as if not knowing anything else will take us to its attainment.
Vachaspati Mishra was a great scholar having remarkable knowledge in the 6 Darshanas including Vedanta. He had written commentaries for all Vedic theistic Darshanas. His disciple Padmapadacharya had written a treatise PanchaPaadika on Sri Shankaracharya’s commentaries on Brahma Sutras. Vachaspati Mishra has written a large commentary on it.
Bhamati was the wife of Vachaspati Mishra. Bhamati means “the one who is filled with light, radiance”. Newly married Vachaspati Mishra’s complete attention was towards Sri Shankaracharya’s commentary on Brahma Sutras. Vachaspati Mishra had no attention towards his wife, house, surrounding environment or sleep. Worldly pleasures are drops of the complete bliss. Vedanta leads to the ocean of bliss.
Bhamati lovingly served Vachaspati Mishra, who had immersed in writing treatise on the Brahma Sutra commentary, with timely requirements and food.
As time rolled down, having finished writing treatise, Vachaspati Mishra looked up. He asked the woman standing in front of him as to who she is. Bhamati replied that she is his wife.
Vachaspati Mishra had no attention towards his wife as he was immersed in a single work. Feeling contented for his wife’s so many years of sacrifice, penance, service, he named his work as “Bhamati”.
Bhamati immersed in serving her husband. Vachaspati Mishra immersed in completing the work. The result was such a great work.
HareRaama.. HareKrishna.. this is not a bhajan. It is an addressing. Hare addresses to the divine at Vaikunta. Raama, Krishna address the divine who descended to earth. These addresses indicate the oneness of Raama-Krishna and also the oneness of this world and the divine world.
Call him in such a way that he hears. The way Vachaspati Mishra immersed in writing the commentary, we should immerse in Bhaagavata.
TattvaBhaagavatam a special discourse by Sri Sri RaghaveshwaraBharathi Mahaswamiji: full Video :