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Monday, 31 December 2012

प्रत्यक्षचा नववर्षविशेषांक - "मी पाहिलेला बापू"



श्रीदत्त जयंती विशेषांकानंतर लगेचच दैनिक प्रत्यक्षचा अजून एक येणारा विशेषांक म्हणजे नववर्षविशेषांक जो उद्या प्रकाशित होत आहे. गेल्या वर्षाच्या दैनिक प्रत्यक्षच्या नववर्ष विशेषांकाचा विषय होता, "मी पाहिलेला बापू". ह्या विशेषांकाला मिळालेल्या अफाट प्रतिसाद आणि डॉ. अनिरुध्दांविषयी अधिकाधीक जाणून घेण्याचे अधिकच वाढलेले वाचकांचे कुतूहल, यातूनच या वर्षाचा नववर्षविशेषांक देखील गेल्या वर्षीच्याच विषयास वाहिला आहे; तो म्हणजेच "मी पाहिलेला बापू". जानेवारी २०१२च्या "मी पाहिलेला बापू" या अंकातील काही निवडक गोष्टी येत्या नव्यावर्षात या ब्लॉगवर देण्याचा विचार आहे.

मला खात्री आहे की प्रत्येक श्रध्दावानासाठी हा अंक अमूल्य ठेवा असेल. गेल्या वर्षीच्या अंकातून बापूंच्या व्यक्तिमत्वाचे अनेक पैलू आपल्याला अत्यंत वेगळ्या प्रकारेच उघड झाले होते. ह्या अंकात देखील तशीच नूतनता नवलाई सर्व वाचकांना नक्कीच अनुभवायास मिळेल. बापूंच्या व्यक्तिमत्वाचे अनेक पैलू ह्या अंकात आपल्याला बघावयास मिळतील याची मला खात्री आहे. पावित्र्य हेच प्रमाण ह्या चौकटीत राहुन देखील खेळ, कला, साहित्य, मनोरंजन इत्यादी गोष्टी कुटुंबासहीत सहजपणे सांभाळायच्या त्यांचा निखळ आनंद घ्यायचे ह्याचे परिपूर्ण उदाहरण म्हणजे बापू. त्याच शिवाय अविरत कष्ट, सखोल अभ्यास, अफाट व्यासंग, आपल्या आसपासच्या परिस्थितीचे निरीक्षणोत्तर अचूक विश्लेषण, योग्य व्यायाम, इत्यादी गोष्टीं आपल्या जीवनात उतरवून आपले जीवन समृध्द बनवण्याचे सर्वात मोठे उदाहरण म्हणजे बापू. बापूंच्या समर्थ व्यक्तिमत्वाविषयीचा हा अंक नववर्षाला मिळणे म्हणजे प्रत्येक श्रध्दावान बापू मित्रांसाठी सुवर्णसंधी आहे हे निश्चीत.

प्रत्येक श्रध्दावान बापू भक्ताला माझ्या नववर्षाच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा. मागच्या गुरुवारी श्रीदत्तजयंतीच्या दिवशी बापूंनी श्रीमातृवात्सल्य उपनिषद सर्व श्रध्दावानांना अर्पण करुन येणार्या काळासाठी सर्व श्रध्दावानांची सोय केली त्याच बरोबर बापूंनी आपल्या श्रध्दावान मित्रांना या नव वर्षा करताच नव्हे तर प्रत्येक जनमाच्या प्रत्येक क्षणाकरता कायमच्या शुभेच्छा दिल्या आहेत. श्रीदत्तजयंतीला बापूंनी दिलेल्या ह्या शुभेच्छांची क्लिपिंग सोबत देत आहे.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

The Matruvatsalya Upanishad – The Most Sacred Moment Ever

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A few weeks ago, Bapu announced that the 'Matruvatsalya Upanishad' will be released on the day of Datta Jayanti, i.e. on Thursday 27th December 2012.

And now in His editorial - the Tulsipatra-887 that appeared in the 'Dainik Pratyaksha' issue of 23rd December 2012, Bapu revealed to us a series of beautiful secrets that are associated with this event. He shared with us the beauty, the glory and the grandeur of the event, of the moment that will witness the release of the 'Matruvatsalya Upanishad' in this world. We are all waiting eagerly...
As part of the Kiratkaal series, we are reading at the moment, the account of the wedding ceremony of Paramshiva and Parvati. While on the manifestation of the sacred Manasarovar, unfolds the eminence and sanctity of its waters and connects that moment of the Satyayug to this one – in the Kaliyug - to the moment of the arrival of the Matruvatsalya-Upanishad.  
 
I am citing here facts that come to light as a result of the conversation among the divinities i.e. Aadimata Shreevidya, Mata Shivagangagauri, Mata Arundhati, Brahmavadini Lopamudra and Shachi:
"The waters of the Manas-Sarovar would forever remain an intact union of the waters of 108 sacred rivers. But in accordance with the downfall of man in the Kaliyug, one by one these rivers would dry up leaving the Manasarovar feeble. This would imply in turn, a huge paucity of water leading to wars, to complete mayhem and eventually to the reign of violence."
Every such time that man proves helpless against the disregard of purity as also against the downslide of morality and of virtue, there happens war.
 
So we must know that as the final lap of the Kaliyug begins, there will be a world war resulting from the dire crisis of natural resources – water, energy, etc.

Every war entails wreckage and ruin, but the devastation and ruin that awaits mankind following the war resulting from the energy crisis will be the worst ever calamity the world has seen. The entire Chandikakul will however, be prompt and ever equipped to protect and help the Shraddhavaans.
 
Bapu gave to us, the 'Matruvatsalyavindanam' – the 'Mataraishvarya-Ved', which we know, is the 'Mantramalini', the ninth manifestation of the Aadimata.
 
And now we have the 'Matruvatsalya Upanishad'! This as Bapu says in the Tulsipatra, is indeed a sacred journey, a journey of pilgrimage that intends to give us a contented life free of fear. Bapu gives in our hand this work that manifested out of love and depicts simple, pure and virtuous paths to attain the grace of the Aadimata Chandika and Her sons.
 
The Matruvatsalya-vindanam and the Matruvatsalya Upanishad will be the refuge of all the Shraddhavaans and they will emerge safe and unscathed from the calamity that will strike the whole world. The Chandika Kul will grace and protect them. The Ramrajya – the reign of Shreeram – will be established for them and for them alone. The Ramrajya – this state or these circumstances will hold true for the Shraddhavaans, for them alone.

So special and so unique is this day that divinities like Mata Arundhati, Brahmavadini Lopamudra, Shachi and their friends expressed a wish to be born on earth to celebrate the release of the Matruvatsalya Upanishad on the day of the birth of Shree Dattatreya. Aadimata Brahmatripurasundari Shreevidya gave them their word that She Herself would bring them along with all the Devgan and the Rishis in their respective subtle forms to the earth, to the venue of this glorious event and to listen to the Matruvatsalya Upanishad... to be part of the moment and to bless it. The moment is near. 

We are without doubt, all going to be present on this day that celebrates and means above all, Bapu's love and concern for us, His earnest wish to bless and grace us with Mothi Aai's love.
 
We will read this precious and sacred work that Bapu has given us, just the way Bapu wants us to – with love, with gratitude and with avid hunger.
 
Shreeram Bapu... 

नम: सर्व शुभंकरे l नम: ब्रम्हत्रिपुरसुंदरी l 
शरण्ये चंडीके दुर्गे l प्रसीद परमेश्‍वरी ll
 
 ll Hari Om ll

Saturday, 15 December 2012

The Beginning of the New Millennium (Pratyaksha Anniversary Special Issue)

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Today is the 15th of December and 7 years since the 'Pratyaksha' was launched. As is our tradition, this year too the Anniversary Special Issue of the 'Pratyaksha' will be released on the day of Shree Datta Jayanti i.e. the 27th December 2012 to be followed by its second part on the 28th. Pratyaksha's journey over the last 7 years has been very innovative and truly remarkable and I am sure that is how it is going to be in the years to come. Pratyaksha is not merely a news-paper that reports current events. It is an alertness and awareness paper too, a daily that will keep the Shraddhavaans ever alert in the times to come. I am certain that Pratyaksha is going to prove a guide to the Shraddhavaans. Pratyaksha will be the medium that will convey Bapu's words to His Shraddhavaan friends and so Pratyaksha will also become a support of the Shraddhavaans.

The years 2001 to 2012 have seen radical changes in almost every aspect of our life and that of the world. We have been witness to them, we have been participants in them. Everything around us is changing and the aggressiveness of this sweeping change has taken charge of our life. Bapu has, time and again, spoken to us about it and even alerted us about it. In fact Bapu began talking to us about it way back in 2001, i.e. when the changes had just about begun.
Hence this theme – "The Beginning of the New Millennium" – the theme that gauges the present situation and makes aware.

We are all waiting for Shree Datta Jayanti and we are all waiting for the anniversary special issue...

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आरंभ नव्या सहस्‍त्रकाचा ("दैनिक प्रत्यक्षचा" वर्धापनदिन विशेषांक)

॥ हरि ॐ ॥


१५ डिसेंबर. प्रत्यक्ष चालू होऊन आज सात वर्ष झाली. आपल्या परंपरेनुसार दरवर्षी प्रमाणे ह्याही वर्षी श्री दत्‍तजयंतीला "दैनिक प्रत्यक्षचा" वर्धापनदिन विशेषांक, दिनांक २७ व २८ डिसेंबर २०१२ला प्रकाशित होणार आहे. ’प्रत्यक्ष त्याच्या स्थापनेपासून आता ७वे वर्ष पूर्ण करत आहे व हा प्रवास अत्यंत अभिनव व असामान्य ठरला आहे व पुढे देखील तो तसाच ठरेल ह्याचा मला विश्वास आहे. प्रत्यक्ष हे फक्त वर्तमानपत्र नसून ते एक "खबरदार पत्र" आहे जे प्रत्येक श्रध्दावानाला सावध ठेवते; येणार्‍या पुढील काळासाठी. आणि म्हणूनच मला विश्‍वास आहे प्रत्यक्ष प्रत्येक श्रद्धावानाला मार्गदर्शक ठरेल. बापूंना त्यांच्या श्रध्दावान मित्रांना जे काही सांगायचे आहे ते सर्व प्रत्यक्षमधूनच त्यांच्या श्रध्दावान मित्रांपर्यंत पोहचत राहील आणि म्हणूनच येणार्‍या काळात प्रत्यक्ष प्रत्येक श्रध्दावानाला आधार देण्याचे काम करेल.



२००१ ते २०१२ ह्या कालखंडात जगाच्या व जीवनाच्या जवळपास प्रत्येक क्षेत्रात झालेल्या क्रांतिकारी बदलांचे आपण साक्षिदार तर आहोतच पण भागीदार देखील आहोत. सारं काही बदलत चाललं आहे, पण बदलाचा झपाटा पहाता पाहता आपलं आयुष्य व्यापून टाकत आहे. बापूंनी आम्हाला ह्या बदलाबद्दल वेळोवेळी सांगितले देखील आहे व सावध ही केले आहे. हे बदल सुरु झाल्या पासूनच म्हणजे पार २००१ पासून बापू त्याबद्दल बोलत आले आहेत. आणि म्हणूनच ह्या सर्व परिस्थिचं एकंदर अंदाज व भान आपल्याला करुन देणारा हा विशेषांक आहे ज्याचा विषय आहे.... "आरंभ नव्या सहस्‍त्रकाचा". वाट पाहूया श्री दत्‍तजयंतीची, प्रत्यक्षच्या वर्धापनदिन विशषेशांकाची. 

॥ हरि ॐ ॥

Friday, 14 December 2012

Gunasankirtan- The Way Forward

Hari Om Dear Friends,



It just occurred to me that today I should share a few thoughts with you on Gunasankirtan (narration in praise of the attributes of the Sadguru). As I reflect back over the Gunasankirtan activities that we have undertaken over the past 2-3 years with a renewed focus, I can see before my eyes how it has translated into so many important milestones. It is necessary to understand and appreciate that the reason for Bapu visiting different places is because the love and affection of Shraddhavans for Bapu and Bapu’s unconditional love for them. It is our moral duty to reach out to the Shraddhavans and make available to them what we have received and benefitted from. That Bapu’s visits to Aurangabad in November 2010 and to Jalgaon in 2011 became unprecedented successes, was because people came with an expectation that they have someone to look up to for the real support (aadhaar), which is one of Bapu’s fundamental principles. The importance of Gunasankirtan was further underlined this year with a total of 125 new centres being granted official recognition. Actually, during the Adhiveshan, Bapu had announced the names of 123 centres. Subsequently, with Bapu’s approval, another 2 centre were granted recognition – Sarve Budruk, Taluka Pachora, District Jalgaon and Akole (Shekaiwadi), Taluka Akole, District Ahmednagar. Such a quantum leap in the number of new centres could not have happened without Gunasankirtan.

Gunasankirtan has, in fact, been the subject of my address for the last two Adhiveshans. The importance of Gunasankirtan cannot be overstated. It is undeniably the need of the times, considering the fact the situation all over the world is getting worse by the day and it is in times such as these that people need support, that is absolute and unconditional, i.e. without any expectations whatsoever. 

Come to think of it, Shri Saisatcharita itself is a Gunasankirtan of Shri Sainath by Hemadpant. Moreover, Hemadpant’s coming into contact with Shri Sainath was because of Shri Sainath’s gunasankirtan to him by his two friends. Most of you, I’m sure, would have come to Bapu after you happened to hear his gunasankirtan from a friend of yours and or through a Visheshanka. I recall that during the Bhaktisheel class, I was told by Bapu to speak on the 32nd Chapter of Shri Saisatcharita. On that occasion, I had spoken on how the journey of Hemadpant began with the listening of the Gunasankirtan of Shri Sainath from his friends and how he took the first step towards Shri Sainath and then never looked back. When he took his last breath, he had just finished penning down the last word in the 52nd Chapter of the Shri Saisatcharita. I am attaching a video clipping of the relevant footage taken during my talk on the 32nd Chapter.

I pray at Bapu’s lotus feet that this Gunasankirtan always continue in the same manner as this is a golden opportunity available to every Shraddhavan for his / her own progress.

कर्म मात्र मी करणार । समर्थ हरिगुरु फल देणार । ऐसा ज्याचा दृढ निर्धार । बेडा पार तयाचा ॥ 
(अध्याय ४८, ओवी ४४ )

The karma is mine, I will do it. The fruit however, is of the all powerful Hari-Guru. It is His prerogative and Will. He will give it. The one who makes of this value, a firm resolve, will have a fulfilled and blessed life 
- (Chapter 48, verse 44)

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