Song of the God - Yam Yam Vaapi Smaran Bhaavam Mar 16, 2014 7:53:04 GMT 5.5
Post by Amritha Varshini on Mar 16, 2014 7:53:04 GMT 5.5
Srimadh Bhagavadh Geetha - Akshara Brahma Yoga
Chapter 8 Verse 6
yam yam vaapi smaran bhaavam
tham tham evaithi kauntheya
sadhaa tadh bhaava bhaavitha:
yam yam vaapi – of whatever being ; smaran – thinks ; bhaavam – nature
thyajathi – leaves ; anthe – in the end ; kalevaram – body
tham tham –that similar ; evaithi – certainly gets ; kauntheya – Son of Kunti (Arjuna)
sadhaa – always ; tad bhaava – the same state of being ; bhaavitha: – absorbed
Meaning of the Sloka
Of whatever state of being one is always absorbed to that similar nature or state he will attain, after leaving this body.
This sloka from Bhagavad Gita in a nut shell explains the Karma Theory. Whatever one sows he reaps the same. In this sloka Bhagavan Krishna tells Arjuna that “of whatever state of being one is always absorbed to that similar state he will attain”. The catch point of the sloka is ‘while leaving this body’. Anything we need to remember at the end means we should have the practice of thinking those throughout our life without which we cannot even think. May be that this the reason there is a ‘Periyazhvar Pasuram’ which goes as follows :
thupudayarai adaivathellam sorvidathu thunai varandre
oppilenagilum ninadainthen aanaikku nee arul seithamayal
aipu ennai vanthu naliyum pothu anguethum naan unnai ninaikkamatten
appothaikku ippothe solli vaithen arangatharavanai palliyane
The substance of the above sloka is that, “when we become aged, we depend on some body with the hope that they will help us. O Lord of Ranganatha, I have surrendered unto you even though I am not qualified with the hope that you will save me similar to the rescue you have done to the elephant (Gajendran). I may not be able to remember you when I am afflicted with disease. Hence I am chanting your holy name while I am hale and healthy”.
One should do devotional service while one is hale and healthy and should not postpone that we can do after retirement or at a later stage. There is a saying in Tamil “Nandre Sei Athuvum Indre Sei” Do always Good and that too Now itself. Hence let us start all the good today itself.