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Sadhaka’s of Hinduism and Spirituality

About Sadhak Group

Sadhaka is a Yahoo Group which discusses Spirituality in Hinduism using texts and messages of Swami Ramsukhdasji.

This group was founded on Dec 28, 2003 and as on today it has 32334 active members, which is too low for such high class spiritual service, the main reason for such a low membership in Hindu Spiritual Group is due to the fact that it is not well promoted and most of its members are also delving deep in spirituality and therefore do not care about marketing and promotion of there message and group.

Now, its on us to do something for this group and make it accessible to all those who are a real seeker of spirituality and want to learn from the perception of Hinduism.

It is really surprising to note that a number of books and study material are sold online and offline which may or may not have the real depth of true spiritual seekers, while this wonderful group is hiding behind the veils of modern materialistic world, where spirituality isn’t a mission of life but a subject, a book, a profession, a reason to divide humanity based on religious beliefs.

This group has been providing selfless services to those who are interested in Hinduism and Hindu Spirituality.

Discussions are primarily based on Bhagavad Gita.

More books on Hindu Spirituality and Hinduism can be had from Gita Press, Gorakhpur.

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Philosophy of Attachment and Aversion

:Shree Hari:

Chaitra Krishna Panchami Vikram Samvat 2064, Budhvar

Philosophy of Attachment and Aversion in Bhagavad Gita

When we assume that others are instrumental in providing pleasure and pain to us, then attachment and aversion ensue i.e. we get attached to the thing which we think provides pleasure and we have aversion towards that which will cause us pain.

In other words, attachment and aversion manifest, due to one’s own error, there is no other reason. It is because of attachment and aversion that we fail to perceive the world as a manifestation of God, and instead view it as insentient (inert) and perishable. If attachment and aversion are rooted out, then there is nothing insentient, rather everything is consciousness – All is God – “vasudevah sarvam” (Gita 7:19).

When attachment and aversion appear in the mind, one should not come under their sway i.e. one should not perform forbidden actions being swayed by them.

If actions are performed, under the influence of attachment, the flaws (evils) will be strengthened. But if actions are not performed under the sway of attachment or aversion, then man will be filled with enthusiasm. Just like, when someone says bitter words to us, but we do not get angry, then within we experience some level of enthusiasm and joy, knowing that today we have been saved. But one should not consider this as their own strength, but the strength and power of God, that it is only with His grace that we are saved, or else we would have come under their sway. In this manner, if a spiritual aspirant sees any flaws at any time, then we should not come under their sway, and at the same time not consider the flaws as in themselves.

If attachment and aversion were in us, then as long as we existed, attachment and aversion will also remain. But it is everyone’s experience, that self remains at all times, and attachment and aversion do not remain, rather they come and go. Attachment and aversion are incapable of accessing the Self (Soul, swayam), because the category of the Self is different from that of attachment and aversion.

He who is the witness to the coming and going of attachment and aversion (of the fleeting nature of it), he is apart (separate) from attachment and aversion. In other words, attachment and aversion are separate from us, and that mind and intellect that helps us decipher that, is also separate – “manogataan” (Gita 2:55).

From “The Bhagavad Gita – Sadhak Sanjivani” in Hindi pg 222, in English pg 389 by Swami Ramsukhdasji

Ram Ram

Philosophy of Attachment and Aversion was published as a message in Sadhaka Group on Yahoo.

Attaining Essential Spiritual Knowledge

Ashwin Shukla Trayodashi , Vikram Samvat 2064, Guruvar

Attaining essential spiritual knowledge is a set of questions and answers based on “Gita Madhurya” published by Gita Press in Hindi.

Question & Answers on Attaining Spiritual Knowledge

Of all the sacrifices, which sacrifice is superior, O Lord?

Sacrifice of knowledge, is superior to the sacrifice born of actions; because all actions and objects end in the sacrifice of knowledge. (Gita 4:33)

How to attain this knowledge?

Attain this knowledge by prostrating yourself at the feet of great Souls (seers of truth), by rendering service to them and with reverence and eagerness inquire and question about the essence of Truth. Then those wise seers will unfold that knowledge to you. (Gita 4:34)

What will be the result of that knowledge?

On acquiring that knowledge, you will no more be subjected to delusion and by this knowledge you will see all beings first in your own self and then in Me, i.e. you will perceive That Supreme Essence, That Supreme Reality only everywhere (Gita 4:35)

Is there any other significance or glory of this knowledge?

Yes, even if you are the most sinful orf all sinners, you will undoubtedly cross over all sins by the raft of knowledge (Gita 4:36)

When one crosses the ocean on a raft, the ocean still remains, similarly, when when swimming across the sins, the sins must surely be remaining?

No, Arjuna, as the blazing fire reduces the wood to ashes, so does the fire of knowledge reduce all actions to ashes. Therefore there is no purifier like knowledge. He who attains that knowledge through the Yoga of Action, by himself realizes this knowledge in himself on his own. (Gita 4:37-38)

The above post is from “Gita Madhurya” in Hindi pg 49 and English pg 56 by Swami Ramsukhdasji, which was published in Sadhaka, a Yahoo Group for spiritual progress.