Disturbed Mind Is Due To Ignorance.

[A] Fill in the blanks


Q1. Dhira means that one who is undisturbed in mind.
Q2. Our disturbance of the mind is due to our ignorance.
Q3. Dehinah means the spiritual spark who has accepted this material body.
Q4. We can get free from all anxieties as soon as we are surrendered to Hari.


[B] Answer the following questions


Q1. There are two kind of human beings asura and devas. Asura and Deva both want pleasure. What is the difference between the pleasure that an Asura is getting and that a Devata is getting?

Ans: An Asura is interested in temporary pleasure of his senses and that a Devata is interested in the unending spiritual pleasure.

Q2. An Asura and a Devata is not categorised based on their bodily appearance. An Asura and a Devata both are pure soul. What is that which differentiates a human being into an Asura and a Devata? Is it possible that both can get interchanged into another?

Ans: Deva means human beings who are connected with the Supreme Lord. Their life is for realization of the Supreme Truth. They are called deva. Just like in higher planets, there are also living beings. They are called devatas, demigods, because their magnitude of pleasure is far, far greater than ours. But because they do everything in relation with the Supreme Lord, therefore they are called devatas, devata. Devata means demigods. And asura. Asura means just the opposite. They simply enjoy life for the matter of sense pleasure.
It is the consciousness of a human being by which he becomes either a Asura or Devata, and the consciousness of a human being can get conditioned into either of these two.

Q3. The four division of caste system that was prevalent in India has been established by Lord Krsna based on the quality and occupation of a person. Why does people are not interested in caste system and they want to remove it from the society?

Ans; In India nowadays there is a great movement for removing the caste system because the higher caste, brahmanas, they are claiming, due to their birthright, higher position, and the others, they are in inconvenience: "Now, nowadays the brahmanas are doing the same thing, what sudra are doing. According to our sastra, the brahmana family means devata family. But because nowadays the descendants of Brahmana have deviated from the brahminical culture, they are not to be considered as devatas. That is also mentioned in the sastras. They are called brahma-bandhus. According to sastra, they are called brahma-bandhus. Brahma-bandhus means son of a brahmana but not the brahmana.

Q4. The human beings in this material world are always in the perplexed condition due to their ignorance. So a human being often goes to someone to seek his advice for his own benefit. Where from should we take advice and accept that advice?

Ans: We should take instruction from Mahajana. Prahlada Maharaja. Just like Prahlada Maharaja. Prahlada Maharaj is counted one of the great twelve great personalities who can distribute transcendental knowledge. They are called mahajana. Mahajana. Because Prahlada Maharaja is mahajana, his statements should be accepted.

Q5. We are spiritual spark, a pure soul, but why we are always full of anxiety?

Ans: The pure soul is always in anxiety because he has accepted the temporary material body.

Q6. We are pure soul but we are always in anxiety as we have accepted this temporary material body. How can we get freedom from anxiety?

Ans: Prahlada Maharaja said: "My dear father, for persons who have accepted this temporary material body and is full of anxiety always, for them, my idea is that they should give up this materialistic life and surrender unto Hari."
The surrendering onto "Hari" is the only process by which we can get out of life full of anxiety.

Q7. Tapasya means penances, accepting penances for spiritual realization. But for some people Tapasya is not required whereas for some people even if they do Tapasya, their Tapasya has no value. Why?

Ans: If you accept from the very beginning this principle, that "I must surrender unto the Supreme Lord," then there is no other necessity of prosecuting your spiritual knowledge. That is the final solution of life. Aradhito yadi haris tapasa tatha kim. And if undergoing very sever penances one does not understand what is God, then whole thing is spoiled that is "naradhito yadi haris tapasa tatha kim". Antar-bahir yadi haris tapasa tatha kim. One who has achieved the knowledge by which he can see within himself and outside always the Supreme Lord, he has no more necessity of any penance. And after undergoing all sorts of penances, if I cannot realize that God is within me and God is without everywhere, then all my penances are spoiled.

Q8. We do Tapasya for spiritual realization. When do we start making progress in spiritual ralization?

Ans: The first A-B-C-D of spiritual knowledge is to understand that "I am not this body." Unless one is firmly convinced that "I am not this body," he cannot progress in the spiritual line.

Q9. The Bhagavad-Gita as it is it is recommended book for understanding of spiritual subject matter. What is the first lesson of spiritual understanding we get from Bhagavad-Gita?

Ans: The first A-B-C-D of spiritual knowledge is to understand that "I am not this body." Unless one is firmly convinced that "I am not this body," he cannot progress in the spiritual line. So the first lesson in the Bhagavad-gita is taken in that way.

Q10. A child is born from the combination of a male and a female. What is the importance of male, called father of the child, in this process?

Ans: It is said there that according to our karma we are put through the semina of the father, injected into the womb of the mother.  So the seminal of father carries the soul into the womb of the mother where the child gets his body according to the process of material nature.
That is the father's secretion and the mother's secretion, that is emulsified and takes the form of a pea, and that pea gradually develops. In three months, there are holes, nine holes: the eyes, ears, nose, and the..., just like we have got nine holes. And in seven months the whole body is complete. Then the child gets consciousness. And in ten months it is just ready to come out. So by air, the same air, forces the child to come out of the mother's connection. Because so long a child remains within the womb of the mother, she, she takes through the mother, so there is intestinal connection between the child and the mother. So after the child comes out, the intestinal connection is cut away and he becomes a separate identity. That is the law.

Q11. The slokas of Bhagavad-Gita was spoken to Arjuna so that he may act according to the instructions given. How can we understand that a person has understood the present sloka Bg 2:13?

Ans: One who has got complete knowledge of the constitution of this body, and the constitution of the spirit soul, they are not aggrieved when a soul transmigrates from one body to another. That is the sum and substance of the whole, this verse.

Q12. There are two classes of people who accept that the soul is changing body continuously and at the time of death the soul leaves this body. One class of philosopher they believe that soul amalgamates with the Supreme Soul. Is this proposition correct? if not why?

Ans: Krsna points out that every soul is individual soul, every soul. And that is our experience, that every one of us, we have got some individual consciousness, not that my consciousness is just equal to your consciousness. I do not know what is going in your soul. We are all individual souls. But according to Mayavadi philosophers, they say, "Just like the sky, the ether" -- ether is everywhere, within your body and within mine, within everyone's -- that "the ether has taken a form due to this particular body, but when the body is vanquished, the ether, I mean to say, amalgamates with the greater ether." However, mayavadis comparison of soul with the properties of ether is not correct because the ether is a material thing, and soul is spiritual thing, so there is no similarity at all. Therefore, we take knowledge from Krsna that every soul is individual soul and they remain individual even after quiting this body to accept a new suitable body.

Q13. Some people they say that Supreme God is "Nirakar". What is the meaning of "Nirakar”?

Ans: Nirakara means we cannot calculate the akara, the actual form. Nirakara does not mean that it has no form. Supreme God is said to be "Anor aniyan mahato mahiyan" that is he can be smaller than the smallest and greater than the greatest. So it is not possible to measure his magnitude.

Q14. There are three kinds of evidences, pratyaksa, anumana, and aitihya. Which one of them is best and why?

Ans:   Pratyaksa means that you can directly perceive. That is called pratyaksa. And anumana. Anumana means you can conjecture, make an..., "It may be like this. It may be like this. Perhaps it is like this." This is called anumana. And the other evidence is aitihya. Aitihya means to take evidences from the authority. Out of these three evidences, this aitihya evidence, just like we are taking instruction of Bhagavad-gita, sound, sound vibrated by the greatest personality, Sri Krsna, that sort of pramana is acceptable. That is the best. This is the best way of acquiring knowledge. Because so far direct evidence is concerned, it is impossible. Because our senses are so imperfect, we cannot have anything. We can, we can have some direct experience of certain things, but not for all, especially for these spiritual things which is beyond our experience.

Q15. What can a devotee learn from this lecture?

Ans: a) We should take instruction from the Mahajan, the prescribed authority on the spiritual subject matter.
b) We are all individual soul and we remain individual soul even after death.

Q16. What can a preacher learn from this lecture?

Ans: We should not speculate on the spiritual subject matter rather we should deliver only that which we have heard from authority.

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