Pearls for Vairagya (dispassion)
by Swami Sivananda
Why do you search in vain
For pleasure outside?
Go to the fountain source
In the subjective Atman (Consciousness)
Awake, arise, stop not
Till the goal is reached.
How long you want to remain
Slave of passion, tell me please?
Try to seek peace within by vairagya (dispassion); practice (Vairagya and Abhyasa)
Are you not really fed up
With illusory objects?
Enjoy the Atmic Bliss
By Manana ( Reflection), Nididhyasana (meditation).
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The world is unreal, full of miseries,
God alone is real, full of Ananda (bliss).
You are running after the unreal shadow,
You have forgotten the real substance.
You came alone (weeping), will go alone (weeping), no one will follow,
Do Bhajan, do Kirtan, this will follow,
Why do you fight in vain with your brothers? Fight with the mind and the senses.
Why do you weep in vain for the death of relatives? Weep for the separation of the Lord.
The love between husband and wife is selfish love,
Brothers, sisters are united for selfish ends.
Death is ever waiting to devour you all,
That ‘tomorrow’ will never come, open your eyes now (wake up now).
Life is short, time is fleeting, (many obstacles to Japa and kirtan),
Apply yourself diligently to Yogic Sadhana (spiritual practice).
This world is a mela for two days,
This life is a play for two seconds, (This body is a bubble for two seconds).
When one is in union with God, it is Samadhi,
The Yogi gets infinite bliss and knowledge.
Bhakti-Yoga is crossing river by boat,
Jnana-Yoga is crossing river by swimming.
A Jnani gets knowledge by self-reliance,
A Bhakta gets Darshan by self-surrender.
When there is one vritti (thought) it is Savikalpa,
When there is Triputi-Laya (when the triad seer, sight, seen merge), it is Nirvikalpa
When one is in fourth Bhumika (fourth stage of Jnana Yoga), it is Jivanmukti,
When there is no body-consciousness, it is Videhamukti.
When you are in a state of Turiya, it is Jivanmukti,
When you are in Turiyatita, it is Videhamukti.