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बुद्धि, स्वास्थ्य व सत्संकल्प के पोषण का पर्व-पूज्य बापू जी


मकर सक्रान्ति के दिन से बुद्धि के अधिष्ठाता देव सूर्यनारायण मकर राशि में प्रवेश करते हैं। यह त्यौहार भी है, सत्संकल्प व सूर्योपासना करने की प्रेरणा देने वाला पर्व भी है। मनोकामनापूर्ति के लिए सूर्य को अर्घ्य दिया जाता है, स्वास्थ्य के लिए सूर्यस्नान और ध्यान किया जाता है।

सत्संकल्प व प्रार्थना करें

इस दिन से सूर्य दक्षिण दिशा को छोड़कर उत्तर की तरफ बढ़ेगा। ऐसे ही हमारे चित्त की वृत्तियाँ, हमारा मन ऊपर की यात्राओं में बढ़े, दक्षिण अर्थात् नीचे का भाग, उत्तर माना ऊँचा भाग। इस हेतु सुबह-सुबह तुम यही माँगना कि ‘हे ज्ञानप्रकाश प्रभो ! ऐसी कृपा करो कि सब वासनाएँ खत्म होकर हम परमात्मा-साक्षात्कार करें। उसमें तुम सहयोग दो। जब हमें अहंकार सताये, वासनायें सतायें, सूक्ष्म जगत के असुर-राक्षस सतायें तो तुम उनको दूर करने में सहयोग देना।’

निरोगता भी देते हैं सूर्यनारायण

इस सूर्यनारायण की कोमल किरणों का फायदा उठायें। सूर्यस्नान से बहुत सारे रोग मिटते हैं। लेटे-लेटे किया गया सूर्यस्नान विशेष फायदा करता है। सिर को ढककर सूर्य की किरणें मिलें, जिससे अंगों में जिन  रंगों की कमी है, वात-पित्त-कफ का जो असंतुलन है वह ठीक होने लगे। मंदाग्नि दूर करने हेतु भी सूर्यस्नान किया जाता है और सूर्यनमस्कार करके बल, ओज और तेज बढ़ाया जाता है। इस दिन तिल और गुड़ देते-लेते हैं, जिससे हमारे जीवन में स्निग्धता व मधुरता आये।

अव्यक्त को व्यक्त के रूप में देखें

सर्वनियंता, सर्वव्यापी जगदीश्वर को सर्वत्र पूजने की क्षमता लोगों को नहीं है तो सनातन धर्म के मनीषियों ने ऐसी व्यवस्था की है कि उस अव्यक्त को व्यक्त के रूप में देखकर पूजा करते-करते साधारण से साधारण व्यक्ति भी परम पद को पा सकता है। है तो जल-थल में परमात्मा पर जल-थल को पूज नहीं सकते तो शालिग्राम की व्यवस्था कर दी। है तो वह सर्वेश्वर अणु-परमाणु में लेकिन जहाँ विशेष चमका है, उसे ॐ रवये नमः, ॐ सूर्याय नमः आदि कह के नमन करते हैं।

नमन तो सूर्यनारायण को करते हैं  लेकिन जीवनशक्ति अपनी जागृत होती है। नमन तो माता-पिता, गुरु को करते हैं लेकिन आयुष्ट, बुद्धि, योग्यता अपनी बढ़ती है।

महापुरुषों का उद्देश्य

जैसे सूर्य उत्तर को छोड़कर दक्षिण में आता है और दक्षिण में जी के फिर उत्तर की तरफ चलता है, ऐसे ही महापुरुष उत्तर (परमात्म-ऊँचाई) की यात्रा करते हुए भी फिर दक्षिण की तरफ आते हैं अर्थात् हम लोगों के बीच आते हैं ताकि हम उनके साथ चल पड़ें और उत्तर की यात्रा कर लें। उत्तरायण कितना मूल्यवान पर्व है !

यह मकर सक्रांति पर्व ऋतु बदलाव का, स्वभाव-बदलाव का संदेश लेकर आता है। जरा-जरा परिस्थिति को सत्य मानकर सिकुड़ो या फूलो मत। ये सब परिस्थितियाँ आती जाती रहेंगी लेकिन तुम्हारा आत्मसाक्षी ज्यों का त्यों रहेगा।

स्रोतः ऋषि प्रसाद, दिसम्बर 2017, पृष्ठ संख्या 13 अंक 300

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During the Days of Uttarayana………


On the day of Makar Sankranti the chariot of the sun god enters the Maharrishi (one of zodiacs). The process of entering a new sing of zodiacs occurs every month, but since the Sun enters the makarrashi in this month thus a distinguishing meritorious period is generated. During this span the sattvauna (quality of goodness) is specially enhanced and the elements increasing the resistance towards diseases are acquired. This whole month is considered a festival month. (The vow of bathing in the Ganges December 31st to January 30th .For detailed information read “Rishi Prasad’, January 2009 issue that the waters of all the water reservoirs on earth are considered a spire and beneficial as Gangajal. Now days many medical scientists after studying the glory of the compassion and benedictions of Sun god are bringing forth stunning results by employing it in the medical field.
Dr. Hej Heuki says the rays of the are more beneficial then medicines. The medicines destroy the useful bacteria along with the harmful ones.
Dr. Hej Handrik found out through experiments that the rays of the Sun quickly penetrate into the body and increase the resistance towards diseases and make good the deficiency if any of any make good the deficiency if any particular colour.
The colour doctor put it this way, The deficiency put it way, The deficiency of yellow
colour causes that Ayurveda doctors say that the vata piita and kappa the three contain such -such colour and that all the seven colour are granted by the sun.
A scientist called Gardener Roni incurred wonderful benefits form southerly, he writs The body becomes so stung by sun therapy that it ejects the harmful bacteria and becomes capable of protecting itself on own. Gardener Roni cured many patients by using the Sun therapy.
I give you a nice technique of maintaining an excellent health. Do tribabdha (the three band has Jalandharabndha Uddiyuabandha and Mulbanddha) pranayama in the sunlight five pranayama facing towards the sun and other five Turing your back towards sun. This will bath the whole body in the sunrays or also you can protom surya namaskara (sun salutation) in the presence of sun. The sun rays should certainly be made to fall on the navel. For 5 to 8 minutes one should sit such as to make the rays fall on navel and for 8-10 minutes sit tuning the back towards sun. Everyone should practice sun bath for a robust health and long life.
The son of Lord sir Krishna, Saamb was suffering form various disorders of skin and digestion. Finding that he was not reviewing. Sri Krishna said to him I obtained a good health and various other benefits by worshipping the sun God. I meditated on sun god and performed sunbath after doing pranayama etc. in its ray’s sammb you should also worship the sum.
Lord sir Krishna advice his ill son saamb to do sun bath to offer libation to Him (the sun) and perform surya namaskara and ultimately to meditate on him in the space between both the eyes brow (bhrikuti). Saamb was restored to health by following this.
The scientists are saying now but five thousand years back, the father of all scientists, lord sir Krishna and even before Him our Rishis had already told about the health restoring qualities of the sun. but we don’t worship the sun just for this that we may be rendered health that the rays would provide vitamin D on entering through the skin and cure skin diseases. The sun bath will undoubtedly bring about material benefits but outlook is not restrained on to immortal body by gaining material benefits. The Rishi of India have their eyes set on realizing the self the lord and these additional benefits shall came along without restraint.
Just as on performing surya namaskara, naturally the pranayama are them selves performed. Pranayama open of the lungs and asana actives the stiffened organs. Surya namaskara is essentially perfumed after sun rise so that the bodies gets the benefit of sun rays and also worship of sun rays and also worship of sun during. Sunrise beings purity in the intellect. Only a sattvik (purified) intellect can experience the supreme
Being. Thus worship is especially important on the day of Uttarayana. Apart form this it is also rice to Lord Shiva or to offer libation of water (with till a rive mixed in it).
Til (sesame seed)

Worship of Sun God : Uttarayan



(A discourse delivered on the occasion of Uttarayana Parva: 14th January)

Indian culture lays great emphasis on worshipping the five gods. Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and His incarnations, Lord Ganesha, Ma Shakti and Surya (Sun-god). One who renders devotional service to and worships any of these deities and does japa of their names gets all kinds of benefits – material, other-worldly, moral and spiritual.

Uttarayana or the day of Makar Sankranti is considered to be of particular significance for worship of Surya. The day when the Sun enters Makar Rashi (one of the Zodiacs), is called makar sankranti. Sankranti means Samyak (right) Kranti (revolution). The revolution in the material world involves violence and plundering. Spiritual revolution on the other hand teaches us to see our good in that of others. ‘Live harmoniously; talk affectionately in a sweet comforting tone’ for the real essence of all beings is the same. In a lake or in the sea, a large number of waves are seen on the surface but the real essence in depth is one, water. Similarly the real essence in all beings is one, existence Knowledge-Bliss Absolute.

The great Bhishma Pitamah waited for 58 days on the bed of arrows for the Uttarayana. He continued to bear the severe pain caused by the arrows pierced in his entries body but he didn’t let his Prana, leave his body and held them back by the power of his will, being a dispassionate witness to his pain. Yudhishthira puts questions to grandsire Bhishma and he answers them lying on the bed of arrows. What great equanimity! What a great valour! How strong this great son of India is in body and in mind trampling as he does the difficulties coming his way! What a great culture we have! Is there any other instance in history where somebody is holding his Prana for 58 days by the strength of his will and is imparting Knowledge to Yudhishthira as grandsire Bhishma did at Lord Krishna’s behest? The teachings are contained in Anushasana Parvaand Shanti Parva of the epic Mahabharata. Festival of Uttarayana is the day to remember that great man and to get inspiration to attain equanimity, knowledge and Self-Bliss even in the face of difficult circumstances that are akin to the bed of arrows.

The festival of Uttarayana marks the morning of gods. Applying sesame unguent on the body, bathing with water mixed with sesame seeds, drinking such water, fire sacrifice with sesame seeds as oblation, eating sesame seeds and giving sesame seeds in charity-all these things destroy sin.

The Sun is the symbol of the Self-God. As the Self-God illuminates the mind, the intellect and the body, the Sun illuminates the world. But the Sun too is illuminated by the Atman.