Uttisthata Jagrata

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Uttisthata Jagrata
Speaker Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
Date 1978 August 6
Place Patna
Topic Discussion on a verse of Katha Upanishad
Included in Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 1
Location in Sarkarverse
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Uttisthata Jagrata is a discourse given by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti. This discourse is the second in the series Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 1.[1]

Synopsis

In this discourse Anandamurti discusses a verse of Katha Upanishad[1]

Uttiśt́hata jágrata prápya barán nibodhata;
Kśurasya dhárá nishitá duratyayá durgaḿ pathastat kavayo vadanti.

For jiṋániis (those who want to realize God only with intellect) and logicians, the path of Dharma is a razor’s path, but, for sádhakas (spiritual practitioners), it is like a flower

— Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

In this Upanishad verse, the path of Supreme attainment was compared to a razor’s edge and it was also told that walking on a religious path is like walking on a razor edge.

Now, Anandamurti observes that common people generally think that they are bereft of intellect and they are ignorant and that's why they can't travel the path, they want to know the way out.[1]

According to Anandamurti, the way out is devotion. One must go ahead with it. Wherever there is devotion, there is Paramátmá. God is attainable only by devotion and He is always with his devotees.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d Shrii Shrii Anandamurti Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 1 
Preceded by
The Secret behind Colours
Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 1
1978
With: Uttisthata Jagrata
Succeeded by
Be a First-Class Person