TODAY'S PRAYER

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Backgrounder To TODAY'S PRAYER

DAILY INSPIRATION TO PROGRESS AND PROSPER

The word inspiration is derived from the word inspire. The word inspire means to breathe or to infuse life by breathing. Breathing though vital is not enough in life. So to inspire also means to influence, to move, to guide by vaach (speech) or karma (action) through daivik (divine) nimmit (agency) or shakti (power).

Inspiring thus causes jivan (life) to be animated, enlivened, exalted to perform normal and extraordinary karma in one's daily life.

Inspiring encourages one one's buddhi (intellect) and guno which causes emotions to be encouraged, impelled and motivated to do whatever one wishes in life.

The inspiring happens through infusing or introducing in one's manas (mind) or communicating with one's aatmaa (soul) that arouses and provokes one to perform karma in life.

This inspiring further creates occasion, incitement and fomentation in life. Of these fomentation is vital as it creates nursing of life and karma to promote growth in life.

To recieve inspiration as noted above is a blessing given by our creator brhmah to everyone. But one must be ready and open to receive this blessing from one's creator.

Through inspiration major inventions have been created. Great writing of prose and poetry has occurred through inspiration. Men such as gaandhiji was inspired to uphold basic human rights in face of oppressive discrimination of human systems. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were inspired to abolish slavery in USA. The third President of USA, Thomas Jefferson, was inspired to say one does not need a "religious" institution to believe in God. Mao was inspired to liberate a billion Chinese from kingly oppression. Through inspiration Albert Einstein could clearly see the Principle of Relativity hidden in the 400 years of science growth preceding his birth and thus led science to a new path of harnessing energy from atoms, adding the dimension of time and space to our physical three dimensional perception, concept of the working laws of this universe and quantum mechanics to understand working of nature at the fundamental levels of creation which can not be seen or observed or understood with normal science of the physical world which can be seen.

All the rushio and munio of vedik lifestyles were inspired to reveal to humanity all the knowledge of creation, sustenance of creation and absorption of creation back into the sub-creators and ultimately into the creator. This knowledge is called ved which has been forgotten due to the effect of present era of kali-yug. This ved is being revived and remembered through what we call current science.

Our creator brhmah inspires us continuously when we pray. Our parents inspires us continuously when we stay continually connected with them and serve them with respect, reverence and gratitude. Our teachers inspire us continuously when we offer ourselves as students who wish to have continual, uninterrupted and unending desire to learn. Our spouses inspire us continuously when we stay connected to them continually for mutual respect, reverence, gratitude, love and care and upholding gruhastha-ashram through our married life. Our children inspire us continuously when we stay continually connected to them for parenting and friendship for their nurturing and guiding their life growth.

Everyone in the entire creation inspires us if we continually co-exists in tittksh mode based on compliance to ritt and satya. Compliance to ritt means living live by abiding by the universal laws which sustains all creation based on dharma which is the operating and controlling system of creation to sustain itself. Compliance to satya means living life based on what is truth of not hurting anybody anytime through thoughts words and karma (actions). Co-existing in tittksh mode means to co-exist with everyone of the fellow creations respecting the fellow creation as it is with its own characteristics given by creator brhmah and letting it lead its own life in its domain given by creator brhmah. tittksh mode is to live and to let live mutual without mutual interference.

Inspiration is attained through vaach (speech) and kARm (action). Both vaach and kARm are inspired by prayers to our creator brhmah. Therefore, PVAF, in continuing to implement its mandate of inspiring knowledge in all humans presents every day on this web page a vaach or a kARm or prayer which will inspire every one to pray and pray to get inspired.....All this to have a happy today, happier tomorrow and future of progress, prosperity and well-being......


LEARN SANSKRIT & NEW PHONETIC BASED SPELLING OF SANSKRIT WORDS

  • All the sNskrut words in the write-ups on this web site are in italics. The meaning of these sanskrit words as transcribed in English language is being continually included in the Sanskrit Glossary on this web site....It is imperative to understand the full meanings of these sanskrit words in order to understand the teachings of veD. So please make an effort to visit the Sanskrit Glossary...the kARm-fl will be eternal aanND (bliss).

  • The sNskrut words are spelled as near as possible to the original sNskrut phonetics. Phonetic based spelling may seem to be different than normal usage but if the sNskrut words are not spelled and pronounced correctly the meanings could change drastically. An alphabet chart of such phonetics spellings is being developed at Prajaapati Vishva Aashram Foundation and will be shared here as soon as it is available. In the meantime think as a veDik bhaartiy (Indian) and your vedik genetics will let you pronounce the sanskrit words in here correctly.

today's prayer
 for inspiration

---------------om bRH`mye nmH......................

"Let bhgvaan grant me daily stsNg
 with humans who have knowledge of  veD
 and
 who live selflessly for the welfare of their fellow creations.

 stsNg is one of the four gate-keeper to have moKSH.
 stsNg enlarges one's GNaan (knowledge of bRH`m),
 stsNg destroys one's avidyaa (ignorance of bRH`m)
 and
 stsNg destroys one's stresses of mns
 (human mind faculty which processes information perceived through all senses to determine what to do and what is right and wrong).

 Whatever be the cost of stsNg,
 however difficult it may be to have stsNg,
 whatever obstacles may be in the way to have stsNg,
 let me not neglect stsNg on any day.

 stsNg alone is my light on the path of life.
stsNg is indeed superior to all other forms of daily practices
 based on veD and DHARm like
 daan (charity), severe tps`y (austerity),
yaaTRaa (pilgrimages to holy places)
and
 performance of vidhio (rites) prescribed by veD."    

(adapted from vshiSH`TH yog: 2-15-16 (translated from original sNskrut text into English by swami venkateshananda).  vshiSH`TH yog is the teachings of vshiSH`TH-muni to SRii raam when SRii raam was about 14 years old. The adaptation is with explanatory and additional sNskrit  and English words to make it a prayer with easy understanding of its meaning)  

--------------om tt st......................
---------------om shaanti shaanti .....................
---------------om  nmH guru bRHm`......................

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The above teachings have been presented on this PVAF web site by SRii chmpklaal Daajibhaai miisTRii as taught by guru bRH`m, bRHmaa-Daev, viSHANu-Daev, shiv-Daev and all those rushio and munio who kept the veD knowledge alive through yug after yug and klp after klp for the kal`yaaAN (well-being and welfare) of all creations.  pRANaam to swami venkateshananda whose English translation of the sNskrut texts has been used as a base for the above presentation as an eternal blessing...with the sole purushaaARth (life objective) that the above knowledge of yog facilitates acquiring of all the prosperity, growth and glory in life leading to moKSH (breaking the bonds of sNsaar which is cycles of birth and death full of joy followed by pain and sorrow)......these s`lok are expanded with explanatory prose to make the learning and understanding of veD easier but without corrupting the original meaning of the sNskrut text...also additional explanatory prose in included in brackets to give backgrounder ved knowledge to provide supplementary explanation for increasing the depth of our knowledge of life sciences......

The SRuti and smRUti about yog is fundamental to veDik lifestyle. yog means the union of one's aat`maa with one's creator bRH`m who is also known as prmaat`maa, meaning supreme aat`maa = creator bRH`m. When yog happens then all the dvuNdvuN (dualities) one experiences because of maayaa disappears which means one sees bRHmH in everything in this universe. This knowing enables one to treat everybody with the same reverence, bhk`ti and sevaa that one would offer bRH`m-self.

We will be learning about the above st`y (RUTH) of yog to be attained in our lives as we continue to study veD in the days to come....through bhgvD giitaa and puraaAN.....yog is not what is understood in our present world as just doing meditation or the more current trend of yog exercises...

.. in learning about yog......it will be beneficial to refresh the teachings about karma-yog from bhgvD giitaa and also the inspirations to date to understand the depth of today's inspiration ......just click on the end of the line at the top of this page to re-visit the TODAY'S PRAYERS to date.....

vshiSH`TH yog can be said to be a puraaAN  which is are part of ved. There are 18 major puraaANo and 108 total puraaAN in existence in this kli-yug. puraano simplifies the knowledge contained in veD through describing the history and science of creation and created through the narration of major events that has already happened in the current klp (time epoch)  of 4.32 billion years of which about 2.16 billion years has already elapsed.

 

 

why pray

veD is the knowledge of the entire creation. veD imparts to each and every creation how creation is created, how it is sustained after creation, the purpose of each creation, how each creation has to co-exist with all other creations and the grand scheme and meaning of this creation. In this process of imparting knowledge veD also subtly informs about our creator bRH`m and creator bRH`m's relationship with all creations singly and collectively.

To get all knowledge through the study of veD is a monumental task ...which could not possibly be completed in one life time...in a life time most of us can get only a degree in one field of science or arts or commerce or medicine or engineering....to get all the knowledge of ved will take infinite years as the knowledge itself is infinite....

.....But then our creator bRH`m, knowing our limitation of the life cycles, has given us a small life manual in which the basics of creations, its processes, its relationships and its purpose are outlined in about 700 to 750 aphorism like messages of few words at a time......this manual of life is has been given a name "bhgvD giitaa"....Similarly for those who desire to have detailed knowledge veD has 18 viD`yaa. A viD`yaa is a specific knowledge base similar to what we currently know as engineering, medicine, law, mathematics, astronomy, astrology, grammar......and all the viDyaa is in 4 veD, 6 veDNg aa, 108 upniSH`D and 108 puraaANo, etc......

....We volunteers, at Prajaapati Vishva Aashram Foundation, have a primary mandate to facilitate the entire humankind to acquire knowledge per se...we believe that studying any part of veD is a good start on this path to acquire knowledge...so from today let us begin that study...om tt st...

At present on this planet earth we have various faith systems leading to a Creator...each faith systems has its own name and also a name for whatever it believes as a Creator....but surprisingly all faith systems have one message to all its follower...knowledge shall set you free....let us then get this knowledge....may the Creator bless us to walk on this path no matter how we stumble, fall or sometimes give up....but we are continually blessed by our Creator to have the strength and the means to get up once more and keep walking....in the pursuit of knowledge....

Each message in any text in all 18 viDyaa is called a s`lok. Each s`lok is an answer to a prayer made for knowledge...as if the Creator knew that we will ask the question in the form of a prayer ....and our Creator has already given the answers to our prayers in all viD`yaa.......

One prays to recieve inspiration and one receives inspirations to pray......it is always a repeated cycle....

....om shaanti shaanti shaanti...
.....om tt st....

 



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