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Only work/ karma can yield fruit & not words

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2/4/2014 11:26:45 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Singing the songs by the words involving the emotional mind is devotion (bhakti). This is the result of spiritual knowledge (Jnana), which is spiritual discussion with words involving the analytical intelligence. Awareness has two faculties. The lower faculty is mind (manomaya kosha) and the higher faculty is intelligence (vijnanamaya kosha). The awareness is represented by the word mind itself (manas). The word is a mixture of the sound representing the inert energy and the awareness, which is the nervous energy. The inert energy involving the action (karma) is the final phase. Thus these three are the instrumental faculties (trikaranas), which are word, mind, and action (vak, manas, and karma).

The Jnana is the first step preached by Shankara, which is like the stage of school. The bhakti is the second step preached by Ramanuja, which is like the stage of college. The karma or seva is the third step preached by Madhva, which is like the stage of university and is directly related to the fruit. Only work or karma can yield the fruit and not the words, or mind. The Jnana and bhakti involve words and mind. This means the Jnana and bhakti cannot yield the fruit directly, but are instrumental indirectly for the fruit because they lead to karma or work. In both jnana and bhakti mind is involved.

Mind or awareness as a lower faculty gives emotion or bhakti or love. The same awareness as a higher faculty gives knowledge or jnana, which generates the love. There are several children on the road. First you have to identify your child and such identification of your child is jnana. Then love on your child is generated which is bhakti. Subsequently, you will serve your child and this is karma or seva. Shankara, Ramuja and Madhva came one after the other subsequently because jnana, bhakti and seva are the three subsequent steps.

Rukmini heard the details of Krishna from sage Narada and these details constitute the first step. From this the second step is generated which is the love for Krishna. Due to this love she could attain Krishna. After attaining Krishna, she served Krishna by pressing His divine feet. Therefore, her love leads to the subsequent service and not to enjoy any fruit like becoming the queen of the Dwarka kingdom.

The Lord by Himself made her as the queen and it was not in her intention at all. She was the incarnation of Goddess Mahalakshmi who also did the same service to the Lord after marriage and she was made as the deity of the entire wealth of the creation. But she remained in the continuous service of the Lord because that was not in her intention.