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What is Manomaya Chakra ?


What means Naimisharanya ?

On the eleventh day of the second fortnight of the month of Shravan of Samvat 1877, at night, Shriji Maharaj was seated on a cot in the Verandah of the rooms facing north in the Durbar of Shri Jiva Khachar at Sarangpur. He was dressed in white clothes. Saints and the Bhaktas were seated before him.

The first Skandha of Shrimad Bhagwat was being read, There came the Phrase "Know that, The place where the offshoots of Manomaya Chakra are sterilised in the Naimisharanya Kshetra." Listening to this, Muktanand Swami asked, "Oh Maharaj! What is this Manomaya Chakra ? and what means its offshoots ?'" Then Shriji Maharaj said, "Manomay a is mind and its offshoots are ten Indriyas. The place where their poignancy is sterilised is known as Naimisharanya Kshetra. One who performs Japa\ Vrata, Dhyana, Pooja etc. in Naimisharanya Kshetra is said to progress spiritually. However, the place where the Ekantik saint lives is known as Naimisharanya Kshetra and the influence of his proximity sterilises the poignancy of the mind and its offshoots. Thereafter one loses charm in the alluring sense objects viz Shabda, Sparsh", Roop1, Rasa1 and Gandha1. Not only that but when one comes across a charming woman or attractive garments or ornaments, one experiences a sense of repugnance but under no curcumstances are his organs drawn towards them. Just as a sharp edged arrow when released from the bow pierces its target but the same without the edge falls back, similarly when the sense - organs are sterilised, they are not drawn towards even the most enchanting objects. Naimisharanya is therefore an allegory to be realised in the person of an Ekantik saint with whom one-should stay with a fixed mind and whose company one should desire for ultimate salvation."

Thus Ends Vachanamrit : Sarangpur - 7.

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