PRAJNAVATAR IS THE UNIFIED FORM OF THE PAST NINE INCARNATIONS OF GOD.
Until now all the incarnations of God that have manifested have been for establishment of righteousness and transformation of this era based on various situations. In this era all these situations have manifested at one and the same time hence via a comparative study we can understand easily how a Prajnavatar is the unified form of all incarnations of God.
1) MATSYAVATAR (Fish incarnation) — the story of transformation of this era.
One day Lord Manu after his worship routine was offering water in his palms (called Arghya) to sun-god. At that time he heard a subtle voice, Manu. Look at Me, I need your help. Manu saw a small fish in his palms and the voice manifested from the fish. Manu said, You seem to be a divine personality. Tell me, how can I serve You? The fish said, I wish to execute a gigantic task and hence this pond is very small for it. Thus do take me to the river Ganges. Lord Manu’s heart overflowed with love when he heard the voice of this divine fish. Hence he took the divine fish in his water-pot and took it to a large river. On another auspicious occasion Lord Manu again visited that place and he again beheld that divine fish. The divine fish said, My size is increasing. Hence help me reach the ocean. Manu obliged and took the fish to the ocean. Suddenly there was Jala-Pralaya (destruction of the world by a deluge). In that destruction everything was getting destroyed and hence the fish asked the seven Rishis (Saptarshis) to sit on its back. The fish took the seven Rishis to the Himalayan valley from where the Rishis spread the message of the Vedas (spiritual knowledge) to the entire world. According to the Puranas (Indian mythology) this is the story of the Matsyavatar.
It seems strange that God incarnates as a fish. And it is more amazing that that this all powerful extrasensory power behaves like a human being. In the ancient times there has been a tradition of writing and talking about definite cosmic laws in hymn form (Guru-preceptor). This is the principle of science too. The binomial theorem is a one line equation but it has been enlarged upon greatly. Einstein’s theory is merely E=mc2 but yet it has been commented upon in a very enlarged manner. Indian culture too has been presented thus. This very principle has manifested in our initial five incarnations so that it can be understood by wise men. Egoistic people full of mental cravings should not themselves put on such facades as is being seen today. According to astrological calculations this is the time for Kalki incarnation to manifest and hence certain individuals, saints introduce themselves as the Nishkalank avatar (taintless incarnation) but in reality they are not fit enough to be even the tail of this Kalki (horse) incarnation. They just put on superficial facades, as soon as the artificial black colour is removed, reality stares at us and this is the laughable ridiculous situation today. Maybe as a result of this, this description was depicted symbolically in ancient times.
A fish is that creature who moves in the opposite direction of the flow of water. It can be either very small or very large in size. Manu means one who is attached to the world and compassionately wishes to stop it getting destroyed. The activity and style of working of this mission (Gayatri Parivar) and its founder is of this type. By warding off vain traditional beliefs he gave the world the spiritual wisdom of Vedic religion i.e. spiritual Indian culture. The opposing elements tried their level best to obstruct him. The Gayatri belongs to Brahmins, it is uttered in the ear, it is not meant for ladies, yajna can only be performed by Brahmins, Brahmins are those from birth only, spirituality means only flowers, tilak, garlands, he opposed all this and yet on the other hand rejuvenated all this. He wrote the great Gayatri science in 3 parts. Today all small/big children, elders, males, females etc. perform Gayatri worship. They are marching ahead on the path of self-realisation. Everyone is accepting its principles. Under precarious conditions of the possibility of destruction of spiritual sciences, he successfully established the parents of Indian culture (Gayatri yajna) and the Rishi tradition in the Himalayas (Shantikunj—Haridwar). From here, like the Ganges river emanating from Shiva’s hair locks, it is being spread everywhere. Everyone is partaking the bliss of its manifestation.
First he entered the water-pot (heart) of spiritually sensitive people, then he gave them Gayatri meditation, then teaching others, then he gave his time, his self, he established other branches, he gave public programs, he established Shaktipeethas, he gave a spiritual understanding of the Rishi tradition that was of a high order, he saved everyone else along with today’s business type hermitages, its heads etc, this divine wisdom would have drowned and there would not remain even a trace of true spirituality if he had not achieved all this. All this he accomplished by remaining small in stature and today he is its cosmic protector. The fish incarnation can be seen to pervade every particle of the Prajnavatar.
THE TURTLE INCARNATION MEANING A SUPERB COMBINATION OF MATERIAL COMFORTS AND SPIRITUAL UPLIFTMENT :
Both the demi-gods and demons are sons of Brahmaji. They keep fighting and battling with each other. Both parties experienced destruction. Hence out of anguish both of them approached Brahmaji and requested the latter to show them the path of peace. Brahmaji asked them to churn the ocean i.e. Samudra-Manthan. The Mandarachal mountain was made the churning rod. Lord Shesha (serpent) was converted into a rope. At one end were the demi-gods and at the other the demons, so as to churn the ocean. The problem was that due to the churning of the ocean the entire surface of the earth could get shattered. Hence who would shoulder the burden? They all hence prayed to the Lord. The Lord complied by taking the turtle incarnation or the Kacchap Avatar and on his back shouldered the weight of the Mandarachal mountain. After the ocean was churned, out came 14 jewels which were joyous for both the demi-gods and the demons. This is the story of the turtle incarnation.
The story of the turtle incarnation is an incomparable sequence of bodily science, social science and spiritual science. It seems impossible that a mere turtle can shoulder the burden of a gigantic mountain. How can the mighty ocean be churned and that too with the terrible serpent god (Lord Shesha) as the rope. But the divine sports of turtle incarnation has proved this incident to be true. Amongst the 14 jewels there is nectar as well as poison. The Prajnavatar opens up the mystery of the turtle incarnation as to how both nectar and poison are useful in our lives. The demons are those who look upon sense merriments as the ultimate goal of life. For this they are willing to even harass other beings. This materialistic way of life can be looked upon as the ideal of intellectual principles and those of material science. In today’s world this Tripurasura demon is seen manifested everywhere. Due to those materialistic beliefs there is so much oppression, harassment, crime, undesirable elements, robbery, rape etc. prevailing in this world. Everyone faces situations of destruction like environmental pollution, distrust etc. A society becomes inert, devoid of sensitivity when there is lack of faith and trust i.e. this inertia is seen everywhere and in all walks of life. The stream of sensitivity has dried up to such an extent that today husband-wife do not trust one another, there is bitterness between father and son, two brothers become enemies and one reads all this in newspapers. This is the pain of being a demon. This is based on selfishness oriented materialism. And all this manifests because man is looked upon as a mere body and not as the soul.
On the other hand because one forgets human values as a result of looking upon spirituality only as the be all and end all of life, today religion has taken the ugly form of blind faith. Today market places in the form of pilgrim spots, hermitages, Mathas and temples which are again like business houses have become synonymous with ugly corruption. One may pardon political corruption but the direct result of this façade of spirituality can only be destruction. This means that divinity is one sided. Hence churning of the ocean means how to bring both these aspects at one single focal point. Meaning life should be churned under the test of spiritual practices. As a result wisdom dawns regarding worldly duties and can help us attain our spiritual goals.
Thus it is clear that the revered preceptor’s main aim and endeavour was to bring both these ideals on one single platform. In order to unite both the intellectual class and followers of Brahman he established the Brahmavarchas Research Institution in Haridwar, India. Here both the results of faith oriented meditation of God with form and yoga practice oriented formless meditation are depicted in a scientific manner. This is the manifested form of Kundalini Shakti worship undergone by our revered preceptor. He was a great realized saint and a master of worldly material achievements too. Both are in opposite directions but how both can be brought on one platform can be understood from his writings i.e. in Gayatri Mahavigyan (Part 1) page nos. 240-248.
Our preceptor writes that that the Merudand (spinal cord) is itself the Mandarachal mountain. Ida meaning the Chandranaadi (left Svar) is a symbol of serenity, divinity and Pingala or Suryanaadi (right Svar) is a symbol of heat and material desires. By churning both these Naadis (subtle nerves) via Pranayaam (breathing exercises) and other spiritual practices the Mooladhar is activated. It is from here that the Brahmanaadi i.e. the path of wisdom of the cosmos commences. The Mooladhar or the base of the Merudand is established when the embryo is in the mother’s womb in the form of a black 6-sided molecule getting attached to the base of the Merudand. In order to make the roof firm, very strong tent pins are dug into the ground and are then tied by ropes. The Brahmanaadi too has been tied up by this 6-sided molecule (Shata-Kona). Thus the vital force is conjoined to the body. Symbolically this very black 6-sided molecule is called Kurma or turtle. Because it has the shape of a turtle. The symbolic meaning of earth depending on Lord Kurma (turtle) is that the house of our life too is dependent on the turtle. This wisdom dawns only in the psyche of one who undergoes intense spiritual practices. Our revered preceptor did exactly this and gave us humans these 14 jewels or the path of spirituality wherein despite leading a materialistic life one can attain one’s spiritual goal. Today both the atheistic intellectual class and theistic class of faith oriented people have joined our mission so as to successfully depict Lord Kurma’s precepts.
IN THIS MANNER LORD VARAH WASHED OFF THE ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION ON EARTH :
There was a demon called Hiranyaksha. He craved so much for wealth that he ran away with the entire planet earth. There was utter chaos in the world when he covered the earth with dirt and took it from the route of the ocean. Under these circumstances who would ward off the veil of dirt on planet earth? Hence the Lord took the form of Varah (boar) and by killing Hiranyaksha he saved the planet earth. The Lord removed the dirt covering and gave back the cleansed earth to the human beings to dwell on it again. This is the gist of Lord Varah’s incarnation. Hiranyaksha means he whose eyes are full of craving for gold or material wealth only. The craving cannot be satisfied either by tilling land or making handicrafts. It can only be satisfied through mills, factories etc. based on advanced technology. Our Rishis were super scientists but they never used materials that went against nature’s laws which in turn destroyed nature. Everyone today is aware of how Allopathy medicines have destroyed so many creatures on earth and that how the earth is being milked to dryness. The fact that our earth needs to be washed off of all dirt can be gauged by the dirt of our cities, the problem of atomic waste, new types of diseases etc.
Daniel Wanken, the author of the book “Charities of God” writes that once upon a time human beings dwelt on the planet Venus. Just like on earth even on Venus there was chaos, smoke of cars, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide etc. To study all this 2 artificial satellites were sent there. Wanken thinks that the 2 moons of Venus called Phovos and Lovos are artificial satellites. People left this planet for other safer planets when there was a rain of acid. One does not know whether these observations are true of false but the increase in pollution on earth will definitely lead us to such a dire situation. For this it is enough that there is dirt and increase in automobile smoke pollution one earth.
Our preceptor by becoming Lord Varah tried to overcome this pollution. He inspired us to live life in tandem with Mother Nature and researched into gigantic Yajnas. Today this fact has been proved by modern science. At the time of Gorakhpur Ashwamedha Yagna scientists systematically proclaimed this fact. The Prajna Purusha (our preceptor) had not even an iota of attachment to the material world. But he himself drank this poison so as to save the world from this peril and thus establish its well being. By becoming Lord Varah he resolved to save the earth’s environment from the peril of pollution. Until now he not only organized Yajnas but this mission is washing off this pollution by sowing countless trees and reactivating the Ayurveda form of medicinal therapy. In the coming days this endeavour will get worldwide acceptance. Only then will the earth be saved.
INCARNATION OF LORD NRISHINHA MEANS REJUVENATION OF FAITH :
The other brother of Hiryanksha was Hiranyakashyap. He too craved for gold all 24 hours of the day. This craving made him go against his very soul. By amassing a great deal of wealth he proclaimed that man himself is God. He hated to hear about the real God. He invented so many things that he was under the delusion that neither man nor any other creature could kill him. He would neither die inside his house nor outside. It was as though he had a protective life insurance in all places. He felt he could neither die due to weapon attacks nor due to any disease. He would neither die in daytime nor at night. Under such circumstances Lord Nrisinha (Nri=man + Sinha=lion) of dual species by sitting on the patio and tearing up Hiranyakasyap’s torso with his long lion’s nails saved devotee Prahlad and thus established faith everywhere.
Today man truly has become a Hiranyakashyap. He has so many weapons that he is not scared of being murdered. He has so many medicines at his disposal that he is sure he can live till a ripe old age and maybe become immortal also. Of course, this no doubt is his blind faith. He is sure of his security in all areas of life. He desires only one thing that God’s name should not be taken and all this is broadcasted in magazines like Sarita etc. Under such circumstances the Lord utilized all forms of peace so as to establish faith in the heart of man and thus destroy all vile desires, greed etc. One meaning of Sandhya is Gayatri worship, this is one Sandhi (peace). Another Sandhi is era Sandhi (junction) in which worldly joy is the sole aim of life. This belief is being destroyed and spiritual ideals are spreading slowly but surely everywhere. In the flash of a moment our Prajnavatar(Yuga Rishi Shriram Sharma Acharya) easily achieved all this in such a way as though like Lord Nrisinha he came out of a pillar by shattering it open. He protected the Prahlad of righteousness and after leaving behind his devotees who were eulogizing him, he disappeared. He was of a very compassionate and sensitive nature; for wickedness he was death manifest. He overflowed with divine love and had extreme wrath too. He never compromised with fundamental values of life. The 21st century is manifesting with speed for that very potential of a bright future whose child like faith he had protected. A small trailer of this in the form of Yuga Sandhi Mahapurashcharan is being enacted in revered Gurudeva’s birthplace, Anvalkheda on 3,4,5,6,7 November 1995 A.D. This will depict one more scene of destruction of cravings and faith will be established everywhere. People will witness all this amazingly and eulogise it.
THE THREE LEGS OF VAMAN i.e. DEVOTION, WISDOM AND ACTION:
King Bali was very egoistic about his wealth and pomp. Although he was generous hearted yet he harboured cravings for a lot of things in his psyche. To attain fame he would do anything. He ruled over the entire earth. One day a small child (Vaman) came in his midst and asked for land measuring 3 feet. Bali laughed and agreed to do so. At that time Lord Vaman who was a child so far manifested his gigantic cosmic form. He measured the entire world with 2 feet of his. There was no place to keep his third foot. At that point Bali’s arrogance disappeared. Thus Bali surrendered his all to God. This is the story of Lord Vaman. But the amplification is quite large.
Today everyone craves for name and fame. Hence the Parliament breaks up and governments change. There is bloodshed over differences in ideologies. Big countries boss over smaller ones. They act according to their own whims and fancies. Journalists have become mentally jaundiced, the court of law has no great ideal to live up to, those who should protect their citizens have become looters and all this is going on openly like the slyness of Bali. Everywhere it is spoken of yet instead of being ashamed about it people take pride in all unethical tasks. Girls are being burnt due to Sati, they are harassed for dowry. People who encourage all this are said to be intelligent and are given all honour. The irony is this that such people think they are very wise. Others think them to be great devotees and full of hard work.
Our Prajnavatar by writing 2700 books placed knowledge in one place in the world and thus gave us wisdom. Today this literature is in great demand in the whole world. Gayatri Parivar is becoming synonymous with Vivekanand of Chicago. Due to this literature no doubt our revered preceptor spanned the wisdom of the entire world and now what remains is to spread it in all corners of the world. In the same way he gave the true form of holy worship in the midst of religious façade. In the coming days only devotion of a pure heart will gain momentum in the world and not any façade. In the same way he showed us all how one can by becoming a man of Yoga of action by uniting God to our activities one can in one’s body perform activities akin to those of 5 bodies. All these 3 streams put together is Gayatri worship i.e. the Triveni of wisdom, devotion and action. In ancient times this worship had universal approval and in future this is exactly what is going to happen. In the same way today’s Bali’s façade of diplomacy will break up and unity, equanimity and affection will gain importance. The coming era will walk on that path which will harbour welfare of all creatures and bestow well being on them. A cultured society is possible to build only on the basis of a healthy body and clear mind.
THE CHOPPING OF THE HEAD OF LORD PARSHURAM VERSUS THE THOUGHT RESOLUTION OF OUR PRAJNAVATAR :
It is said that Kings had become very arrogant. It was in their very nature to harass their subjects and at that time was born Lord Parshuram. He diligently chopped off the heads of all Kings.
Since Lord Parshuram despite being a Brahmin executed such acts it does seem probable that he gave such intense thinking to Rajasic (active) men that they had to change their very thinking process. This can be seen clearly in the life of our revered preceptor. Bad thoughts in our psyche manifest externally as vile actions. Our revered preceptor humbly warned people with his powerful writings, he scientifically explained the reactions of our actions and thus many vile men were transformed for the better. A very gigantic ethical movement took place which was akin to the chopping off the heads of political rulers. The 2700 books penned by our revered Gurudeva is like an axe; whoever reads it is impressed and thus gets transformed for the better. It is the influence of the ethical movement that has led to seminars of 800 govt. officials.
OBSERVANCE OF CHARACTER DIGNITY BY LORD RAM :
Lord Ram is called Maryada Purushottam— the best amongst pious charactered men. Our revered preceptor not only established teachings of pious character in all areas of life but himself imbibed it in his life so as to point out to us its utility in day to day transactions of our life.
Lord Ram never took aid from any other Emperor, King etc. but instead his aides were bears, monkeys, chimpanzees etc. Our revered preceptor gathered ordinary, sensitive people and by taking one hour of daily work from them along with 10 paise of contribution from them he raised the mission from the ground to the heavens. Ram burnt the Lanka of gold and our revered preceptor crushed to pulp all material ideologies, greed etc. Lord Ram uplifted the downtrodden, weak, poor and the women class. Our revered preceptor too cent percent executed these tasks. He showed the world the cosmic form. All are witnessing the cosmic form of our revered preceptor. He respected all Rishis. By rejuvenating the Rishi tradition he gave a new direction to religion.
SHRI KRISHNA OF 16 KALAS AND PRAJNAVATAR OF 24 STREAMS OF ENERGY :
Lord Krishna’s life commences on the one hand with struggle and on the other hand he establishes folk art. This too is the story of our Prajnavatar. Those potentials that were immersed in the sense enjoyments of Kings was diverted by Lord Krishna towards devotion and welfare of all. Our revered preceptor gave a direction of well being by encouraging singing, art, acting etc. If Shri Krishna gave us the precept of Yoga of action then our revered preceptor taught us how to perform Yoga of action in today’s trying times. He converted his home into a hermitage of austerities and also encouraged others to do likewise. That very Mahabharat which he executed is today the last and potent chapter in the form of era creation. In this, youths like Abhimanyu are executing gigantic tasks. There are mighty warriors like Arjun and Bheema. All illustrious people are trying to make our nation a super power and the entire world full of peace.