Contemplation of embodied and dis-embodied God ||44||
1Hari Said: -Having adored Brahman with Pavitra and other rites and meditated on him one becomes Hari. I will now describe the meditation of Brahman which destroys the weapon of Maya (illusion).
2The learned man, who recites the name of Brahman by words and mind, acquires the knowledge, of self. He, who desires to acquire this knowledge, gains great knowledge.
3Brahman is shorn of body, organs of sense, mind, intellect, vital principle and egoism. It is shorn of elements, Tanmatras (subtle particles), the Gunas (qualities), birth and decay.
4-5It is manifest of itself, devoid of a form eternally blissful, without any beginning, eternal, purified, intelligent, undecaying, existent, blissful, without second and eternal. [The state of mental realization]. “I am Brahman. I exist in Brahman” is known as Samadhi (mental concentration).
6-7The soul is known as the charioteer. The body as the chariot and the organs of sense are known as the horses. The objects of sense are known by the latter. The soul is endued with mind and the organs of sense. Therefore, the learned designate it as the enjoyer. He, who is endued with the discriminative knowledge of the external objects and mental perception, attains of the station of Brahman and is not born again.
8-9The man, whose charioteer is the discriminative knowledge, goes the other side of the world by the help of mental abstraction and attains to the most exalted station of Vishnu. Not to hum animals etc. is called Yama (restraint). Purification and other rites are called Niyama (religious observances).
10-13Padma and other postures are called Asana and the suppression of vital airs is called Pranayama. The withdrawal of organs from the objects of sense is called Jaya; the meditation on me lord is called Dhyana; the restraint of mental faculties is called Dharana. Although Brahman is without any forms still a worshipper should meditate on a form in the pericarp of his heart’s lotus as holding conch shell, discus and club. bearing the mystic mark of Srivatsa and the Koustubha gem, adorned with a garland of forest flowers, as being eternal, pure, intelligent, ever existent, blissful and supreme, thinking” I am self. the impersonal and absolute self. the Great Light.
14Hari, having twenty-four forms, situate on the Salagrama stone and on the height of Dvaraka, is worthy of being adored and meditated on.
15Having meditated on this form, lauded it and recited its name, a person, acquiring all the objects of his desire, becomes an ethereal god, and shorn of desire, obtains emancipation.