Be Pure because God is Pure; Part – 4

Be Pure because God is Pure; Part – 4

Be Pure because God is Pure; Part – 4

(Aadishri Arun)

Be Pure because God is Pure; Part - 4

To reset righteousness in the world, to prevent the world from sliding into anarchy and for the protection of the sincere devotee of the Lord, He periodically sends His chosen ones to come into the world so that the world may be redeemed. The reason God sends His son is because it is only through that son, who comes from time to time as different persons, can the sincere seeker be redeemed.

In the present time, the Lord has manifested Himself as Lord Kalki.  Kalki’s mission is to re-establish Dharma and for that He has to purge the world of sin.  Where does sin exist?  Not in any specific place or country, but sin lives in the hearts of the corrupt and the self indulgent.  And for those of us who desire to know God, we must strive to be sinless since the Lord and all his avatars are themselves sinless.



The Bible is essentially a story of how many prophets and seers tried to steer the people of the world towards sinlessness… Jesus Christ, the son of God who came around 2000 years ago approx, in fact sacrificed Himself on the cross so that he could extract and remove some of the sin from the world and show the world the path of love and compassion.

The prophesy of Holy Bible, Leviticus 11:45 tells us that God is holy, Deuteronomy 32:4 tells us that God is perfect, and 1 John 3:3 tells us that God is pure. God is truth and he comes to us through his son from time to time to tell us that that God is pure, perfect and holy, and that He has created all things pure. Bible, Genesis 1:31 tells of when God created the heavens and the earth, and all that is in them, including man. God saw all He had created and called it “very good”. No allergies, no need for organic produce or grass fed beef…everything was pure because God created it pure. This even included man. Adam and Eve were pure, not because of anything they had done, but because God created them pure. When we look around our world today, impurity is easy to spot, but it wasn’t always like this. So what has happened since the origins is that the purity that existed has gradually been contaminated with impurity. Thus to see God, like Adam and Eve used to do, before they ate the apple, we have to become pure.

This is the key to redemption.  We must understand the meaning of the word ‘Pure’ since that is the key to what we want.

What is this purity about which Lord speaks?

Purity is not cleanliness or outward piety. It is not even having the right intentions or motives towards the objects of the world. The purity has to be from inside and it must stem from a basic belief that all is God and that every aspect of this creation is God manifested. It is the realization that since everything is God, therefore only a relationship with God is worth having.

If this is the attitude, then the devotee of God becomes pure of heart.

When this realization happens the sins that stain our heart is washed away by genuine tears of repentance.

Thus being pure of heart does not mean that you have to be perfect, however mean that we have come to that point where God is firmly established in our life and He is the rock that is the foundation of our life.

How to see God? Simple. Be pure of heart. If you are, you will experience Him in a way that is unequivocal.

Mahaupadesh of Aadishri Arun, Part – 3


Mahaupadesh of Aadishri Arun, Part – 3Mahaupadesh of Aadishri Arun, Part - 3

(Aadishri Arun)

Maha Updesh Of Aadishri, Part – 3

O human! Examine yourself, check your motives. Check whether you are tied up in the fist of your ego or whether your palms are spread in the acceptance of the divine.  You should know that this body of yours is constructed out of the five elements.   That means that whoever you are-rich, poor, intelligent, stupid, industrialist, worker, doctor, engineer or scientist or even if you are the prime minister or president of  a country, your body is nothing but a permutation or combination of only five elements and your body is nothing beyond  this. Since the person who is very intelligent is a construction of five elements and so is the sinner, so why are you so proud of what you are?



The fact is that the introduction of a man is not related to his body. The nature of a man, his behavior, and his actions, is what forms the character of a man.  So understand how the behavior, character and action of a man are formed. Because if you change these three things, you change yourself… This is a better and more fruitful thing to do rather than trying to change your body.  The body is but a combination of the material and conscious part of the creation of God.  Different people have different behaviors. The reason is the three tendencies –Sattva, Rajas and Tamas.

Tamas relates to darkness, sleep, rest, sloth, inertia. If you live your life without being aware of what you are really doing and whether what you are doing is right or wrong, then you are living in the tamasic state.  Another way to describe this state is that it is instinct driven… This is how animals are.  They live only to satisfy their basic hungers.

On the other hand being in the Sattvic state means that you live in a state of enlightened knowledge.  The person who understands true dharma is said to be in the state of Sattva. It is also the state of balance or rhythm with the rest of creation.  A person in this state is in equilibrium and is therefore in balance.

In between these two extremes lies the state of being active and desirous. This state is called being Rajasic… A person in this state does have knowledge but that knowledge and the action this person undertakes, is tied down to the achievement of material desires. Such a person is action oriented and result oriented… And he achieves what he seeks and such achievement leads to the expansion of his ego. Such a person is obsessed with “I”, “Me”, “Myself”.

An average person is a combination of these three states in different proportions. This means that a certain person can have more Rajasic tendencies while another can have more Tamasic or Sattvic tendencies.  This is what determines the way a person acts.  This is how nature acts through the Jeevatma -through these tendencies-to create the entirety of creation.

O deluded souls, understand why and how you act. Your actions are nothing but these tendencies acting through you to create or destroy/ modify some aspect of this creation and these ego filled actions, tie you down to the cycle of birth and death.

The Geeta chapter 3 verse 5 says this very thing.  The fact is that all karmas are done by the three gunaas or tendencies and the deluded soul simply takes ownership of those karmas and is thus trapped by the consequences of what it does. Chapter 3 verse 27 supports this statement.

Look at the actions of Duryodhana. Duryodhana knew what Dharma was and yet he would do things against dharma since he was bound by the desires of his ego. This shows that Duryodhana had a preponderance of Rajas and he lacked Sattva since he had no balance in his life.  I.e.  He would do anything to achieve what his ego wanted.

Look at the actions of Dushshasana.  He was the one who without giving a thought, did what his brother commanded him to do. He was Tamasic in nature.

Look at Bhishma pitamah. Bhishma was full of Sattva but also had Tamas and he lacked rajas. So his entire life went in passive actions. That is why he became inactive when he should actually have taken charge and made sure that dharma was not violated…   Bhishma even though competent and Sattvic in nature presided over the greatest adharmas that took place because of being tamasic.

Examine the life of Guru Drona… He was a combination of Sattva and rajas… Sattva could have led to Moksha but excess of rajas created attachment and prevented realization.

So before reading further, let us examine what a man truly is. Is he just a combination of the five elements, the five knowledge senses,  the five sense organs and the three tendencies (gunaas), Prakrti, Purush, Mana, Ahankaar and Mahtatwa (mind, intellect & ego)?


He is much more, since the above are not enough to create a live being. A man needs energy to activate all of the above and this force is called the consciousness. The combination of the above mentioned 23 qualities along with consciousness creates the necessary conditions for a person to live but this is necessary but not sufficient. One thing is still missing.

What is that crucial thing?

Friends once this working model is ready, a fragment of God himself-His soul droplet, enters this working model and resides in it, just as a tenant comes to live in a building. Only then does the person become living.

For the soul to enter, it is necessary that the body has to be complete with the 24 aspects mentioned above and when that is complete, the soul enters.

Thus all embodied living things are a combination of two basic things.

  1. Prakriti(nature-both material and conscious) and
  2. Purush- or the live spirit of God-which we also call the soul.

It is only when the spirit of God enters the creation of God, does a person live and when the spirit leaves, the person dies and the entire material and conscious aspects of the body, which had been gathered around the spirit, they fall apart and are recycled again by nature to create another body for another soul to enter.

Thus the soul lives in the body like a man in a movie hall, and the soul experiences creation through the 24 aspected body just as a man experiences various things while sitting in a movie hall.

Please remember that the soul is not the body and it does not end when the body ends. The soul is eternal, unending, indestructible, untouched by any aspect of nature such as fire, water, air, earth or ether. The soul cannot be harmed by any weapons etc.

The soul may live in the body from time to time, but it does not die with the body.  Geeta chapter 2 verse 22 states this above fact clearly and unequivocally.

Our eyes can see the material world but they cannot see the soul. Even the degrees of consciousness or unconsciousness can vary in a person. A person can live in an incomplete or deformed body. People can live without arms, legs and people can be revived even from a coma.  But nobody can exist, if the soul has left. So the soul is the essential thing.  And this soul is the witness, experience of all that we go through in life. That is essentially who you are… You are essentially the soul, who has taken on a certain body to enjoy a certain experience… That’s all…

Only when the person who examines who he really is and who realizes that he is not the 23 aspected body or the consciousness that makes the body move, such a person finally comes to realize his essential nature-the soul.

Most people’s understanding of who they are is restricted to believing that they are the body because the body provides them with various engrossing sensations and experiences. The deluded Jeevatma believes that it is the same as the body because the experiences that the body gives are very engrossing and experiential and feel very real. Pain is very real and so is pleasure. Such a deluded soul does not even try to find out the truth and its own true nature because it is so engrossed in experiencing this world.

Such a deluded soul acts to gain pleasure and avoid pain and it does everything with only its own gain in mind. Therefore such a soul that does everything for only its own indulgence, has to pay for what it does and this is how the deluded soul-the Jeevatma, goes from life to life either getting paid or paying for what it has done.

O human! Realize the eternal truth of what I am saying. Realize that you are not the body and its experiences. The body will die but your soul will exist forever. Your soul will simply take on another body-based on its beliefs and karmas and indulge in another experience.

Geeta chapter 2 verse 27 clearly states this…

So the question arises-how should a person lead his life? What is right action? Dharma as we call it?

The answer is simple. If you walk on the path where you see yourself as a soul and see others also as souls, such is the path of Dharma.

When a person sees this truth-that creation is God and God is creation, such a person can never be cruel or unkind to any aspect of creation.

Just as if a insects bits you, your entire body feels the impact not just the portion that is bitten, similarly when anything-man, animal, plant or even minerals, when they are injured, the entirety of creation feels the pain of it… So the man who realizes the unity of all things, such a person, will never cause unnecessary pain to anything else, since the entirety of creation is nothing but God manifested. The heart of such a man is full of compassion towards all the embodied souls of the world he sees around.  This is the state of dharma because such a man will never be able to take an action for selfish interest if it is detrimental to anyone else.  Till this kind of benevolent action is not fully established on earth, the nature of the era will be called Kaliyuga.  But rest assured.  These bad times are not endless. Evil and cruel times will be ended and dharma will be fully established soon.

Maha Updesh Of Aadishri, Part – 8

Maha Updesh Of Aadishri, Part – 2

 Nine Maha Upadesh of Aadishri

(Aadishri Arun)

Maha Upadesh of Aadishri, Part - 2

  1. The person who achieves peace is the one whose – (a) Mind, heart and soul are all working together. (b) Who is free of anger and desire. (c) The one who truly understands his own self.
  2. Leave all works and surrender yourself to God. God will rid you of all sin.
  3. Those people who worship God with love in their hearts, they reside within God and God shows his presence in their lives.
  4. If you are truly wise, be dependent on none except God.
  5. The one who doubts get nothing, either in this world or in terms of God realization
  6. Those people who have no specific desires for the outcome of the work they do, such people are free of the karma of the acts that they do.
  7. O human, says Lord Krishna to Arjuna, in the Gita- Both of us have taken many many births.  The difference between you and me is that you don’t remember your past births and its concerns but I do.
  8. O human, says the Lord, I am born with Maya under my control so that I can achieve my objective, while you are under the control of the karmas you do.
  9. O human, this is why I am not tied down by the actions I take, while you are bound by the fruits of your actions, since you do your actions to fulfill your personal desires. This is why I take birth as per my wish, while you are bound like a slave to the wheel of karma and to facing the cycle of birth and death again and again.

Maha Updesh Of Aadishri, Part – 1

  Five Maha Upadesh of Aadishri

(Aadishri Arun)

 Maha Upadesh of Aadishri, Part - 1

  1. Those who love each other, want to give gifts to their loved ones. However a gift is best only when it is without any return expectation.  The best gift is the one which is given at an appropriate time, appropriate place and which is useful to the person to whom the gift is being given to.  And a gift is best when it is an offering of pure love and affection and it is given only to make the loved one happy without any expectations of any return benefits.
  2. God comes in his physical form to receive a gift only when the gift is offered out of pure love. And God loves to accept even simple things like flowers, fruit, even water, as long as it is offered with love and devotion and without expectation.(Geeta 9:26)
  3. The mind is of restless construction but it can be controlled with discipline… The mind is like a restless wind but if the devotee is able to focus it, he can harness the immense power of the mind in highly constructive ways. If uncontrolled, the mind is destructive to wisdom and leads a person onto the wrong path.  A man who listens to only his wayward mind, loses all connections to the heart and to his emotions and such a person can never find peace.
  4. Only during those times when a person is detached from his desires, is the person situated in God. Such a person is unaffected by circumstances and such a person is in touch with God.
  5. A man becomes what he believes. So I suggest that don’t get disturbed by the constant cacophony of life and be still. Then you will find your connection with God and that will develop your faith and belief. Faith and belief are necessary to nurture the seed of spirituality in a person. Faith is that seed that grows the fruit of devotion in a seekers mind and heart. And the one with devotion, only he finds the flowers of knowledge and wisdom growing within. That wisdom is the one that takes the seeker onto the right path to Godhead.   The Srimad Bhagwatam says that moksha-liberation is the slave of devotion so the seeker instead of chasing moksha, instead should aspire to be devoted. Moksha will be automatic.


Maha Updesh Of Aadishri, Part – 8

Change your Fate

Change your Fate

Aadishri Arun

Lord will not forsake you

Change your Fate

Fate is made out of a mixture of good and bad deeds.  Suppose your previous life had consisted of 70% good deeds and 30% bad deeds, then the state of your happiness and sorrow of your present and future life will also be in this ratio. If, say, the good deeds are 100%, then your life will be full of happiness. And of course the reverse is also true. So this is how the cycle of actions and reaction continues on.



But for those who are tired of being bounced around by their fate, there is also another way to live.  There is a way to escape the cycle of action and reaction…


What is this way?  It is as follows-What if you renounce the fruits of your actions even as you do your actions?  If you are able to do this, no results or consequences will accrue to you…  And if that happens, then you cannot be bound to the cycle of birth and death by Kaal since your karma is the very mechanism by which you are tied to the wheel of creation. In the Geeta, chapter 18 verse 12, the Lord says that those people who do not renounce the fruits of their action, those people enjoy the fruit of those actions, whether good, bad or mixed but those people who renounce the fruits of their actions, for such people, there is only Moksha.  And what is the way to renounce the fruit of your action? Simple-Become an agent of God and dedicate all your actions-eating, sleeping, working etc, to Him.


Now the question is – how is karma created?   Is it formed by the act we do or the intention behind the act? This is a valid question in the mind of the seeker who wants to do the right thing. Let us look at a dramatic act-the act of a man killing another.   Will the karma of that act be the same?  For example-Both the soldier and the murderer commit the same physical act-that of taking the life of another human being, yet the karma of both the actions is very different.  The soldier kills to do his duty and to defend his motherland while the murderer kills out of his selfish self interest.  Since the thought behind the action is different therefore the karma and resulting fate are also very different.  This is a key point – that the karma of action is created by the thought behind the action. That thought in turn is based on our knowledge we have and that in turn is based on the information we have about what we are doing.


Thus it can be said that the source of action is knowledge and the source of knowledge is the information we possess.


All that we do, whether specific or mundane is based on our knowledge, information and sense of right and wrong. Eating, sleeping, working, speaking, doing charitable acts, doing evil acts, listening, gathering knowledge etc, all these are based on our thoughts and our moral codes.  Thus our actions are directly dependent on the quality of our thoughts. Bad thoughts lead to bad actions and conflict. Good thoughts lead to constructive, creative and loving activities that result in happiness and peace… The point is that our karma is created by our actions and those in turn are based on our thoughts.


The position in life that you find yourself today, that point is a direct result of your thought process and the consequent actions that you have taken in your past life.


When we examine the situation today, we find that we have unlimited sources of information. These sources may be providing us with an unlimited amount of information but we don’t question the quality of information that is being beamed into our brains by our innumerable devices. The internet, whatsapp, twitter and the smartphone may give us instant access to information but have we ever questioned the kind of direction this information is taking our thoughts to? Have we questioned the changes that are taking in our moral standards, that are being influenced by the mind-boggling amount of information that we ar accessing?  While it is good to have powerful tools of communication in our hand but shouldn’t we use these devices as helps rather than be a slave to them? The point is that the intake of too much of the wrong kind of information is resulting in the people of today losing their sense of right and wrong and the balance of life. We find that the people of today are ignoring what is important in life in the quest for instant gratification. For example people have forgotton their parents. They demand service from even their old and weary parents instead of looking after them in their old age. Why is this happening?

The answer is that when the only desire in the  mind is self indulgence, then can those selfish thoughts ever lead to good actions or good karmas?  The answer  is NO!  The sad reality is that the people of today are writing their future misfortune with their very own hands.


The result is that instead of love, happiness and peace, the crop that is being sown today is anger, greed, hatred, back biting, betrayal and self indulgence specially at the cost of others.


Can happiness ever be the result of such thoughts and actions?


Now the choice is in your hands. What kind of fate do you want to write with your own hand? Happy or sorrowful?

If you realize that you have gone wrong and want to change tracks, how do you do so?

It is not too late. I suggest that you go on a fast.. But this fast is not about food. Instead it is a fast against the overload of useless, misleading and disturbing information that you have been eating everyday. I sugggest that you stop wasting time on the mobile phone. I am not asking you to abandon it. Instead use it the way it was intended- like a tool for essential activities and being in touch with people.  Please do not use the modern means of communications for indulging in useless actions such as futile chatter, sharing/ watching meaningless jokes and videos etc. Stop wasting time in information gathering all the time or socializing in useless places where people only gossip and bitch about each other.  Instead spend your time in good company discussing those things that are constructive and spend your time in those activities that take you somewhere positive in life. Reading the scriptures where all the answers and moral codes of living are given will also help greatly in getting back  on track.
Do this sincerely for six months and you will find that like the boy Dhruv, you too will have the glimpse of God in six months.


As your source of information changes, so will your thoughts.  And when your thoughts change, so will your action and your fate will follow suit.