Why Bridal Mysticism or
Bhakti Yoga is prescribed for the Iron Age or Kali Yuga?
Intellectual Mysticism or
Jnana Yoga is a difficult path to tread. There are many who study the
Scriptures and without transcendental experience start movements. They may
have acquired scholarship but without Prajnana or experience of Transcendence,
they wont be able to teach properly. Indulgence in intellectual gymnastics and
verbal dialectics are good, but they cannot impart the knowledge of
Transcendence properly. Their Ego goes up as a result of admirers and fans and
they are confined to the level of mere scholars.
Is Self Realisation possible
without Bhakti Yoga or Bridal Mysticism ? No !
Is Self Actualisation a
selfish desire ? A worldly layman asks the Yogi thus
While your brethren are sunk
In the quagmire of Ignorance
Ignorance of the Self Divine
Which witnesseth all !
You want the Brahma pada,
The Divine Crown !
To immerse thyself
In transcendental Bliss !
Arent thou selfish ?
So Bridal Mysticism reduces selfishness and makes man altruistic !
The Lord has declared that
Bhakti Yoga is supreme
Thval bhaktyananada thulyo
khalu vishaya jusham sammada ke nava syal !
Thou hast declared
That Bhakti Yoga towers over
Which happiness can rival
The Bliss that accrueth from
The devotee says I dont want
Self Actualisation, but Thy Grace only !
Soyam khalu Indra lokam
Yoga Siddhischa Hridya
Swayam anu patite
Moksha Soukhyepya Neeha !
Neither Indra's heaven
Nor the worlds of Brahma
Nor the Eightfold Siddhis
Nor even the Bliss
That accrueth from Self
I desire Thy Grace only
Only Thy Grace !
In Bridal Mysticism,
Bhakti Yoga, Self Actualisation takes place automatically. Bhaktir
Nishramameva. There is no need to indulge in strenous Yogic exercises !
When Thy Name is on one's
What is the need of Meditation ?
With Bliss ineffable
With blissful tears streaming from one's eyes
With mind in high Ecstasy
Isnt that mood Heaven ?
The Music which leads the constellations
Exists in all as Truth, even in the Atom !
Who is big, who is small ?
In this mighty Music, which is Being Knowledge Bliss !
Thara padhathe nayikkumee thalam
Satyamai thudippoo Paramanuvilum
Aru Valiyavan ? Aru Cheriyavan ?
Ee Satchitananda Sangeetha Melayil ?