Namah Te from Minneapolis!
i hope this message finds all my fellow seekers infinitely, incessantly and independently Joyous!
Satya Narayana Katha...taunh taunh taunh (my efforts at communicating scary sounds in words hahaha!)!
A story about man's fear. A ritual about God's anger. Wrong and more wrong.
Satya Narayana Katha is a guide to develop faith and acceptance. How...
Let us begin the katha that is our E-Vichara...
E-Vichara (October 2, 2017) --- The Satya of Satya Narayana Katha (SNK)
-Chapter 1 - The vision of SNK is expressed by the question the Rishis ask Sutaji, how do we transcend karma (worldliness) to rediscover Ananda (Godliness) - the mission of SNK is expressed by the answer Bhagavan offers Naradaji, gather family/friends and offer puja (becoming) to the Purna (Infinite) on purnima (the full moon), deterring us from being luna-tics
-Chapter 2 - When the brahmana (student) is engages in bhiksha (sincere for knowledge), the vrddha (God) guides the student to live by satya (nobility) enabling the brahmana to be content and finally Complete - the lakarhara (student) learns and follows the same disciplines from the brahmana (now a guide) enabling the lakarhara to be content and finally Complete, revealing that prayer and Peace is the right of all varnas (personality types)
-Chapter 3 - Raja Ulkamukha (us) has pleasure, possession, position yet for higher blessings (a child / selfless love), dedication to the Highest is needed - sadhu (student) learns the same disciplines from the raja (now a guide) but was too busy to follow the disciplines despite being reminded by his sahadharmacharini (encourager of responsibility) and being blessed with Kalavati (a child)
-Chapter 3 - Sadhu and his family have their pleasure, possession, position confiscated by Bhagavan (our well-wisher) - sadhu's child sees those dedicated to the Divine, sadhu's wife follows those dedicated to the Divine and graciously the Divine forgives sadhu for his forgetfulness with freedom and funds
-Chapter 4 - The tapasvi with trident (the egoless One) tests sadhu's sadhana (growth) and sadhu fails on account of being a krpana (miser) however sadhu's son-in-law is suhrd (generous) in asking the tapasvi for forgiveness - sadhu ultimately follows discipline and Kalavati (us) being attached to family forgets to, forcing Bhagavan to confiscate her funds/family until she corrects herself and then all are enabled to be content and finally Complete
-Chapter 5 - Being arrogant, Raja Thungadhvaja (us) refuses the prasada (Peace) of the gopas' discipline causing him to lose his pleasure, possession and position - being reflective, Raja Thungadhvaja (student) accepts his vice and prioritizes the same disciplines as the gopas (guide) enabling the raja to be content and finally Complete...
Reflection Adventure of the Week (RAW): Read the full Satya Narayana Katha using the above insights as a guide.
Laughing Adventure of the Week (LAW): A woman gets on a bus with her baby. The bus driver says, "That's the ugliest baby I've ever seen!" The woman goes to the rear of the bus and sits down fuming. She says to a man next to her, "The driver just insulted me!" The man says, "You go right up there and yell at him – go ahead, I'll hold your monkey for you."
Satsanga Adventure of the Week (SAW):
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"Blast the fear complex with the dynamite of faith in nirbhayoham - I am fearless. That is my real nature." ~ Swami Chinmayananda