pUrva dhinacharyA – 30

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Tataschetas samadaya purushe pushkarekshane /
Uttamsita karadvandvam upavishtam upahvare //

(w to w) Tataha – After taking food, pushkare ekshane  – the lotus eyed Krishna, to the Lord, who is Paramapurusha,  chetaha  – his mind, samadaya  – strongly fixed, Uttamsita karadvandvam  yada tada – placing two hands above the head in worship form, upahvare  – in a lonely place, upavishtam  – worshipping Manavala Mamunigal  who is seated in yogic pose of padmasana.

(Commentary) After anuyagam (taking food), Sastra says that meditation on Paramatma is to be done. He is saying that now. Yoga is to be performed three times like aradhana which is explained further. Yoga means that one has to meditate in the heart the Lord with Divya Mangala Vigraha without losing focus. The Lord is pervaded in the soul of Celestials, people, animals and plants. This is called Vishnu’s all- pervasiveness in all subjects. It is to be noticed that Parasara says that deity is to be concentrated in the heart of those who perform Yoga. Taittriyopanishad  says that the deity centered in the heart of Yogis and resides in the heart of the organ of Sun is the same.  Chandokyopanishad says that the deity who resides in the organ of Sun is lotus eyed. Hence it is implied that the word purushe pushkarekshane means that the lotus eyed deity is residing in the heart of Yogi like Mamunigal. The etymology of word purichethe means that the deity is residing in the body of Yogi and the word purusha means Vishnu who is Paramapursha. The root of the word Yogayuji  samadow means Samadhi which tells the meditating on Paramatma.

Translation by Sri U.Ve.Dr.M.Varadarajan Swami, MA, MA, PhD

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