In the previous episode, we had witnessed one important methodology through which we can experience the ease of attaining Bhagawan in this Kali Yuga, which is “Mantra chanting”. We’ve witnessed that as we keep chanting our “Mantra” continuously without a break, it would lead us to a pin-pointed focus on our spiritual path, which would automatically lead us to Bhagawan. The easiest spiritual path to attain Moksha in this Kali Yuga, as per Sage Sukhaachaarya is “Naama-Sankeertana”, and this is perhaps the speciality of this Kali Yuga, which none of the other Yugas had. In fact, Sage Sukhaachaarya himself outlines the fact that in the Krita Yuga, Tretha Yuga and the Dwaapara Yuga, attaining Bhagawan through spiritual practices was a meticulous and a herculient task and obviously people of those ages were up to it as well. However, in the Kali Yuga, things have been made simplified by Bhagawan, owing to the present situation that we are in. Hence, it is upto us to utilize this golden opportunity to attain Bhagawan in the easiest way possible. However, as we’ve been discussing over the past two episodes, although the path might seem easy, we need to get out mind intact. This would be the toughest part in the Kali Yuga, owing to Kali Purusha’s unleashing of the “Maya” or “Illusion”. Hence, it is upto us to straignten ourselves and ensure that we do not fall into the trap laid by the Kali Purusha.
Moving on thus, Sage Sukhaachaarya outlines the methodologies to attain Moksha in all the four Yugas. He explains thus:
“Kriteyadhyaatyato vishnum tretaayaam yagnyatormakaihi!
Dwaapare paricharyaayaam kalautath hari keertanaath!!”
This is a beautiful sloka that explains how one can attain “Moksha” in each of the four Yugas. In the Krita Yuga, one can attain Moksha by involving himself / herself in deep meditation and penance. This was eeasily possible in that Yuga, as people too were very focused in their spiritual advancement. In the Tretha Yuga, subsequently the focus came down a bit, and here, the methodology was to perform “Yaagas” and “Yagnyas”. This is a deviation from the previous Yuga, isn’t it? This is simply because of the difference in the “Prayatna” (Effort) that people can put forward. In the Krita Yuga, people were extremely pious in nature, and it was easy for them to get into the deep penance mode. However, this wasn’t the case in the next Yuga. People had to perform “Yaagas” and “Yagnyas” to obtain that focus. Now coming to the next Dwaapara Yuga, performing “Archana” (Chanting the divine names of Bhagawan) was the best way to attain “Moksha”. Again we can witness here that the focus of people on the spiritual path is on the decline. It is only because people wouldn’t be able to focus even on performing “Yagnyas”, is Bhagawan simiplifying the process a bit more. Thus, in the Dwaapara Yuga, “Archana” is the best way to attain Moksha. Finally in the Kali Yuga, this is also going to get worse. Nobody is going to spend time and effort in sitting at one place and doing “Archana” meticulously. The process gets diluted further. Thus, Sage Sukhaachaarya explains here that in the Kali Yuga, “Naama-Sankeertana” is the best way to attain Moksha.
Thus, we can witness the various paths of attaining “Moksha” in the four different Yugas. This is where we give lot of emphasis on “Naama-Sankeertana”. If we’re able to close our eyes and open our hearts to Bhagawan through our singing, this itself is going to be enough to take us to Vaikunta. When we say that we’ve to “sing” in praise of Bhagawan, it is not that all of us must be trained classical musicians. Even if it is a small Bhajan or a Keertan, all what Bhagawan wants from us is whether are we singing that with full devotion or not. We might not be excellent singers, who sing with perfect “Shruti” and “Laya”. But all what is important here is the “devotion” factor. This is what would take us directly to Moksha in the Kali Yuga. Thus, it is up to us to allocate atleast 10 minutes per day to sing in praise of Bhagawan at our respective homes, irrespective of whether we are singing to the “Shruti” or “Laya” or “Taalam” or “Raagam”, or whatever. We should make it a habit of singing for Bhagawan at our own “Puja rooms” everyday and this is extremely important. We should not worry whether Bhagawan would enjoy our music or not. We should always remember this one point very clearly – All of us are children of Bhagawan. For a mother or a father, whatever the child does, would be something great, isn’t it? For instance, if a 3-year-old child sings a small Bhajan, won’t the parent enjoy the child’s singing? Will they even look at the grammar of music, whether it is right or wrong? All what is required is that, the child opens its mouth and sings, isn’t it? Similarly, Bhagawan too treats us like a 3-year-old child. If we’re singing inn praise of Him, no matter how it is to listen, Bhagawan gets overwhelmed with joy and happiness. This happiness of Bhagawan’s heart is ultimately the ways and means for all of us to attain “Moksha”. Thus, all what is important here is, whether we’re opening our mouths and singing or not. All what is important is whether we’re singing for Bhagawan with all our devotion and heart or not.
Hence, for today, let us realize this important point and let us start singing in praise of Bhagawan from today itself! I’m sure many of us are already doing it, but if we’re not, let us begin today. It is never too late for anything in life, as I always keep saying often. Let us make a beginning today and with that, let us please Bhagawan’s heart together, which is going to ultimately take all of us to Moksha together! We shall wait till the next episode to continue this discussion further! Stay tuned! 🙂