In the previous episode, we had witnessed the continuation of Sage Veda-Vyaasa’s accord on the three things that would gain extraordinary prominence during this Kali Yuga. One was Shudras, the second one being women and the tone being “Kali”. Sage Paraashara clearly explains how these three would gain prominence and how easy it would be to attain “Moksha” in this Kali Yuga. Of course, Sage Vyaasa did not offer any explanation beyond uttering these three words, but great Maharishis who came after him offered insightful explanations on this. We had witnessed one such detailed accord in the past two episodes and in yesterday’s episode, we had witnessed how “Kali” plays an important role here. It is evident from various descriptions in our Sanaatana Dharma literature as to how easy it is to gain “Punya” in this Kali Yuga, as compared to the other previous Yugas. In the Kali Yuga, whatever can be attained with strenuous efforts over a period of a year, can be attained within a single day.
However, the catch point here is that, Kali Purusha would try and push us constantly into the “Maya”. Although it might sound very juicy that it is easy to attain “Moksha” in this Kali Yuga, we should make the right effort towards attaining it, isn’t it? This is where the Kali Purusha plays a very important role. If our mind is strongly focused and channelized towards Bhagawan, Kali Purusha wouldn’t disturb us. Whereas, if we’re going to wander here and there, Kali Purusha is only going to encourage us to wander more and more, thus ultimately pushing us away from Bhagawan every passing day. With this, we would never be able to reach Bhagawan, even though the path might sound very easy! This is where we need to be very careful. We should ensure that we do not deviate from the path. It is like walking on a “knife-edge”. It is very easy for us to fall apart too. So in this case, what do we do? The answer is very simple again – All we can do as normal people is to once again surrender to Bhagawan, in order to enable us to stay focused. It is because, it is only Bhagawan who is going to grant us “Moksha”. For that to happen, we’ve to stay focused. In order to stay focused and not deviate, we should again seek the help of none other than Bhagawan Himself! This is what we refer to in our Sanaatana Dharma literature as complete and total surrender towards Bhagawan. In other words, even to focus our mind towards Bhagawan, we need to seek His divine grace. It is only with His grace, we would be even able to think about Bhagawan! Hence, let us understand this point today very clearly.
Thus, we can understand here that the Kali Yuga is very tricky. On one hand, it might sound very easy to attain “Moksha”, but on the other hand, it might become extremely tough to follow that easy path to attain “Moksha”. This is one explanation. There is another dimension to this as well. If we look at the “Karma Theory”, our “Paapa Karma” would constantly keep hindering our spiritual progress. This is where we’ve to be very careful. Everytime when we get distracted from our spiritual progress, we should remember that our “Paapa Karma” is coming in front of us. Thus, every time when we surrender to Bhagawan, our “Paapa Karma” would keep getting washed away, thereby enabling us to progress further in our spiritual pursuit. This is the reason why our ancestors have laid enormous emphasis on performing our “Nitya-Anushtaana” every day without fail. If we are from a Brahmin family, it is mandatory for us to perform the “Sandyavandana” thrice a day. As we keep performing the “Sandhyavandana” constantly, we would get rid of our “Paapa Karma” slowly, thereby our path becoming clearer towards Bhagawan. Performing our “Nitya-Anushtaana” is like clearing the pathway of all the unwanted bushes. Just like how we clear the road of all the dirt, our “Paapa Karma” is getting cleared with the help of the “Nitya-Anushtaana” that we perform every day. Once our path is cleared, all whatever Sage Veda-Vyaasa has said would start coming true.
So for today, let us understand this point very clearly, and with this, we’ve officially come to the end of the Shri Vishnu Puraana project. We’ve shortened this project a bit, because I’m going to cover some untouched points in the next upcoming mega project which I will be unveiling within the next couple of days. We shall eagerly wait for that as well and for tomorrow, we shall witness the “Rukmini Kalyana” of Bhagawan Krishna to lend the final touches to our Shri Vishnu Puraana project. Stay tuned! 🙂