His Holiness Anugraha Bhashanam- Guru Samarpanam Event 17/11/2018
His Holiness blessed AnugrahaBhashanam in Telugu on 17/11/2018 to a gathering of students who did a three-day Guru Samarpanam at Kanchi Math. The students belonged to Integrated Pathashalas where they study traditional & contemporary education with the blessings of His Holiness.
Past two days, you all have been conducting different kinds of Sanskrit, culture & music based programmes. For progress in human life, education plays an important role. India, as now illustrated by SmtVishakha Hari in her talk, like in Kanchipuram, was a place of education where all kinds of people whether it is Verma or Sarma learnt Vidya and then did Dharma Prachara in theirrespective regions. Dharma has not been given to us just for spreading nor is Dharma limited just for propaganda.
पृथिव्यांसर्वमानवाःIn entire world, एतद्देशप्रसूतस्यfrom a person born here in this country (today we are thinking as to where a child should be born for citizenship reasons and also a country like USA is thinking what changes to be brought in citizenship law) who is endowed with high qualitieswould spread peace, values and good thoughts, and broadcast the message of harmony based on understanding & respect.
As we see now, whether people sitting here follow the language or no, they continue to sit, respecting the decorum of the event &place. In our country however much language is important, equally, devotion and sentiments are also important. Gunas (Virtue), Bhakti (Devotion), Sadachara (Good practices) are very important in human life. This is learnt from temples, Mathas, gurukuls and from good families.
We have to imbibe all these good things keeping present day’s requirementof contemporary knowledge so as tosustain life without difficulty, trouble & struggleand in attaining happiness and eternal wealth. शाश्वतीशाश्वतैश्वर्या.Today the lecture by Dharmapatni of Mahamahopadhyaya Sri Mullaivasal Krishnamurthy Sastrigal in Telugu stressed cultural way of leading our life like not talk lies, Sadachara is important, drawing muggu, maintaining Shuddhi, etc. We also observed that inspite of differences in language, Bhakti (devotion), Vinamrata (modest behavior), Prema (affection), Shraddha (dedication), Sneha (friendliness)&Tyagam(sacrifice) unites us, helps in doing good activities and in good Sankalpam.
Our nation is a Dharma Desha, Pavitra Bhumi & Vidya Bhumi. In ancient days before there was any development in other countries, in India without much technology our Maharshis with penance discovered Ayurveda, Jyotisham and other sciences for the benefit of humanity. Our nation is Vishwasa Bhumi, Vikasa Bhumi&Vignana Bhumi. To combine the three, we should shun extravaganza, jealousy & hatred and live a simple, modest &a life with self respect. Self respect and respect to the world is important. Self reliance is the essence of self respect. Today there are many appliances which help in our routine work but we should always be prepared to perform work on our own. While these are very useful for senior people, young people should always be prepared to do their work and consider this as Time-Saving instrument and spend the saved time in Namasankirtanam, learning Sahityam, Sangitametc and not waste time.Kalakshepam (passing time) must not be done.In Vaishnavam the word Kalakshepam denotes spending time in contemplation of God by listening to his glory. We should all spend our time in good things, education, service, Dhyana, AtithiSatkara, following the dictums of Vedas and implement them in our lives. Good atmosphere is important.
In the Upanyasam we heard inspiring stories of freedom fighters who helped in getting independence of our country. Today we are an independent country. But when will we achieve PurnaSwatantram? (complete Independence). Only when we know fully about Dharma we can achieve PurnaSwatantram. To achieve PurnaSwatantram we should know about the real knowledge and come out of the cycle of Maya. मिथ्याजगदधिष्ठानामुक्तिदामुक्तिरूपिणी।भवदावसुधावृष्टिःपापारण्यदवानला।दौर्भाग्यतूलवातूलाजराध्वान्तरविप्रभा।भाग्याब्धिचन्द्रिका….To be blessed of this Bhagya we need Gnana. How do we achieve Gnana. (Today Sri Krishnamurthy Sastrigal talked about the knowledge found in our Upanishats etc.) By learning Sadvidya, Gnana can be achieved. In our country since generations every family was a repository of this Sadvidya. Due to several reasons like lack of unity, achara, facilities, encouragement, this knowledge of SamskrutiSabhyata&Sadachara in families has become intermittent.
Every Indian, especially every person belonging to Veda Sastra family should compulsorily know Dharma, message of Vedas and Sanskrit language. *Full text in website