Vishwamitra explains the art of meditation to his new student Parashuram…

Vishwamitra explains the art of meditation to his new student Parashuram…

Vishwamitra had mastered the art of meditation with the discovery of ‘Gayatri Mantra’. Since then his way of looking at meditation and the kind of learning he derives out of it was at the next level. Thus he wanted Parashuram also to acquire & specialise in the art of meditation. As per Vishwamitra, meditation is not just closing eyes but is also joining the unconnected threads of information.

Vishwamitra says ‘Meditation will help the person in deeper learning of any subject. But that’s possible only with meditation with no disturbances. Once you revisit the same topics, same subject and the same thoughts, your viewpoints changes and your perspective develops. Such kind of learning is possible only with meditation. Such kind of learning is called Brahma Gyanam’. Even the greatest of sages in the most recent history has also acquired depth in knowledge only with Meditation. One famous example is Gouthama Buddha. He sat down under a Bodhi tree and meditated for a long which led him to renunciation and serve the purpose of his life.

In our real lives too, few people can answer and solve any kind of question. For example, Physics and Derivatives are two different domains and subjects. But if you go deeper, you realise that Physics deals with motions and Derivatives deal with underlying value. While both are two different subjects, they can be connected at a particular level. Now the comprehension of such learning is possible only after meditation and acquiring wisdom. This is exactly what Vishwamitra wanted Parashuram to get.

Two margas for salvation and margas of meditation…

The two margas for attaining salvation are the ‘Gyana marga’ and ‘Bhakti marga’. In the Bhakti Marga, you are sitting in a still position and praying to your favourite god. You slowly start linking all the thoughts towards him and see everything in him. During this process, the entire body should be occupied by God and nothing else. When that happens, the god will appear in front of you. Impressed with your abilities to meditate upon him, he would gift them something. It could be anything…

But the movies have made a mockery of meditation. Movies have time and again shown how a person just taking the name of God or by chanting mantras will be able to on Namo Shivaya and he’ll appear and give you something. This is not true, because Meditating in the name of God is highly Sattvik in nature.

The need for acquiring a weapon which is the need of the hour…

Vishwamitra now tells Parashuram ‘You have a bow given by Ruchik. Which was given by Sri Maha Vishnu and it changed hands to finally reach you. But that is not going to help you son. Because the Asuric forces are upon the Daivik forces and you need to acquire something hugely powerful’.

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Vishwamitra says ‘Dear Ram, without wasting any more time. You have to start moving towards the northern direction. Once you reach the Himalayas, you have to meditate on lord shiva’.

Parshuram obeys the words of Guru Vishwamitra and starts his journey towards the Northern direction. In a few days, he reaches Nepalaksha which is today’s Nepal. Kartivirya Arjun the Chakravarthy of Sapt Sindhu had full control of Nepal. Only two Kingdoms Ayodhya and Kanyakubja were independent nations that had a separate King. Whereas Nepalaksha was in Arjun’s control.

Parashuram is now moving into Nepalaksha. On his way, he encounters differences in Towns and Villages. Much different from whatever he had seen in Kanyakubj and Ayodhya. He was witnessing differences in mindsets and behaviour of people in both Ayodhya and Kanyakubja. But, the level of anger and discrimination in Nepalaskha was too much to take. There were lot more fights, behavioural issues, misunderstandings and misconceptions.

Last days of Satya Yuga and the behavioural changes in people…

The entire story we are reading now is all part of the Satya Yuga. To be precise it is towards the end of Satya Yuga. Satya Yuga is famous for righteous people, emotionally balanced citizens and peaceful civilization. But, thanks to Karkotak, the atmosphere changed which was ringing at the end of Satya Yuga. Kshatriyas who had tremendous respect for the Brahmins started misbehaving with them. Slowly their anger turned on Vaishyas also. They would walk into the store, pick up items and leave the place without making payments.

Vaishyas were surprised and did raise the question. It was the asuric forces that were acting on Kshatriyas and they were powerful. Kshatriyas used ugly words and used their power to shut the mouths of Brahmins and Vaishyas.

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Parashuram is seeing all this but he isn’t interested in doing anything now, as his goal is to acquire a new weapon and meditate on Lord Shiva. While on his walk to the Himalayas, he stops for having food. Knowing that he is a Brahmin, the hotel people gave him a separate place and plate.

Right in the opposite direction Kartivirya Arjun’s soldiers were sitting and having food. The soldiers were in a playful mood. After eating, none of them makes the payment and walks out.  The hotel owner hurriedly runs to them and ask for money. Soldiers get angry and start shouting badly at the owner. Seeing her father struggling with the soldiers, the daughter of the owner comes to rescue him. Unfortunately, the asuric energies got too deep into the soldiers. As soon as the daughter comes near, the soldiers start abusing her, misbehave with her and throw her onto the road.

Parashuram was a Brahmin till then. The moment he sees the girl on the road, the Kshatriya in him wakes up and he uses the bow gifted by Vishnu to eliminate all the soldiers. The hotel owner, daughter, people around are all shocked. Ram tells everyone not to worry and leaves the place…

But the entire state of Nepalaksha is asking only one question, which is…

‘How did a Brahmin boy kill so many Soldiers?’

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