Part 3 – Chapter 4 – Vision of Vāsavāmbika in Kuruvapuram – Sripada Srivallabha Charitramrutam

Part 3 – Chapter 4 – Vision of Vāsavāmbika in Kuruvapuram – Sripada Srivallabha Charitramrutam
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Chapter 4: Vision of Vāsavāmbika in Kuruvapuram

The nature of Parabrahma

“‘Anagha Lakshmi[1], who is the combined form of three shaktis (Maha Kāli, Maha Lakshmi, and Maha Saraswati) is My Shakti form. She is in the left half of My body. And in the right half of My body, My Trimurti[2] form is there, which is the combined form of the three gunas[3]. All this Creation is present inside Me. Creation, protection, amalgamation, retreat and gracefulness, all keep happening relentlessly. Every particle is the solidified form of letters. All the letters have vibrations and they are all mantras. This form of sound, which has vibration, is the form of Maha Saraswati. The power solidified is the form of Maha Lakshmi. The power embedded in that is the form of Maha Kāli. If I am Shakti[4] now, I will be the Shakta[5] the next moment.

Jaganmatha[6] is the symbol of endless compassion and Jagatpita[7] is the symbol of strict divine justice. My fatherly form decides and strictly implements the inevitable consequences of karmas. My motherly form will show compassion and pity on devotees who have surrendered to Me. Even if the child does a great mistake, the mother takes it as a small one. Even if a small good deed is done, the mother will give great fruit in return. Learn that I am the father, mother and guru for all this Creation.

“I decided to remove the doubt lingering in your mind. You have a doubt on how Vasavī has become My sister. Previously when I was born to Atri and Anasuya, while Anasuya was swinging Me in the swing, she thought, ‘All are male children only. Not even one girl child was born with the cute features of Datta.’ As she was a great pati vrata[8] and her desire was very intense, it materialized immediately. When the swing moved to one side, the form of Datta was seen and when the swing re-turned, the form of Vasavī was seen by her.

‘While she was wondering whether it was a dream or Vaishnava māya[9], Atri Maharshi came and said, ‘Anasuya, after doing hard penance[10] to know the real form which was the source of Trimurtis[11] with the three qualities, we could have Datta as our child. I realized that this was the guru form which was the source of the Trimurthis. This indeed is the form of Lord Narayana. When the same form takes the female form, it becomes Kanyaka, which is nothing but Adi Parashakti[12]. They both had been brother and sister from the beginning of Creation. Oh, what a wonder!’ “‘Then he was immersed in meditation and saw My form as the concentrated consciousness. He also saw that this was the form of Ambika also. He also understood that it was decided by Me that before manifesting as Srīpāda Srīvallabha, I should come as yoga māya and take the form of Vasavī Kanyaka. On the request of Atri and Anasuya, our forms got separated and Ambika tied rakhī[13] to Me. The form which was born as Datta to Atri and Anasuya is the same Srīpāda Srīvallabha in Kali Yuga. This form, existing before the manifestation of all the other forms of Datta, will be hidden. The form of Adi Parashakti existing before all her other manifestations is the same as the Vasavī Kanyakamba form. So that form also is hidden in Agnitatwam[14]. The dharma[15] of man and the dharma of God are different. To see this auspicious form of Ambika, one should earn great merit.

“There is a reason to call all of you here today. My form, being endless Supreme Consciousness, is not bound in any form or name. I decided to stay in a still form like the limitless dynamic ocean without waves. There is no difference to me whether I am in a form or I am formless. So, I decided to hide this form starting today. Vasavī, let Me know Your wish and opinion.”

“I felt unhappy to see Srīpāda’s form being hidden so early. Mother Vasavī in the divine auspicious form looked at Srīvallabha with praying looks and said, ‘My most revered brother, as there is no difference to You in being formless or having a dynamic vibrant form, please remain in this Srīpāda Srīvallabha form for some more time and then you can hide it. Have mercy on real aspirants[16] so that they will be able to see this divine auspicious form. Keep this form hidden from the gross without having any difference between places and times. If You want to take avatar again, You can take a new form and body. In that case, if You wish, You can show grace on Your devotees from samadhi when that body rests in samadhi.’

For that Srīpāda replied like this:

The decision for the birth of Narasimha Saraswati

“Oh Vasavī-Ambika, the embodiment of all auspicious qualities, may Your wish be fulfilled. I will remain in this body of Srīpāda Srīvallabha for fourteen more years till I attain thirty years of age. Afterwards, I will disappear. To revive the sanyasa dharma[17] once again, I will take Narasimha Saraswati[18] and remain in that incarnation for eighty years. Afterwards, I will stay in intense penance for three hundred years in Kadali Vana[19] and conclude My incarnation in Prajnapura[20] under the name Swamī Samartha[21]. In the form of avadhūtas[22] and siddhas, I will perform miracles and incredible sportive plays, with My limitless divine virtues and make the people follow the righteous path’, Srīpāda spoke sweetly.

Swami showers grace on a foreigner and names him

“After remaining in meditation for some moments, He called Virupāksha and said, ‘My dear Virupāksha, a white man from Germany reached Kurungadda overcoming many difficulties for My dārshan. This golden divine palace cannot be seen by others. So, he is searching for Me. Go and bring him here.’ I wondered how a white man could come to this place which is difficult to get to. Virupāksha brought that white man. He became extremely happy with the dārshan of Srīpāda Srīvallabha. He held Srī Charana’s feet and cried heavily. Srīpāda lifted him up. The nectar of grace was showering from His eyes. Srī Charana’s form has limitless power and limitless love. His heart has the love of millions of mothers. Srīvallabha addressed him as John. He looked into John’s eyes with piercing looks. It appeared that He was giving him initiation through the eyes. After some time, He touched John’s forehead between the eyebrows. With that sacred touch, John experienced a divine ecstatic pleasure. Then Swamī told all those present there to look into the sky. One big number appeared in the sky with a divine glow and in Devanagari[23] type. He said that it was the jnana[24] number of Srī Chitragupta. Srī Charana said that the number would become most important in the future centuries. The number is 170141183460469231731687303715884105727[25] .

“Srīpāda said ‘This is the number of the universe. The meaning and the inner meaning of this number will be understood by people who try to understand the nature of matter[26] according to the levels of their intellectual state.’

“Srīpāda was talking in Telugu, but John understood it. John was questioning in German language, Srīpāda was answering him in Telugu. What a wonderful thing! In the vicinity of Srīpāda, every moment was filled with His plays and miracles[27].

“All the knowledge and scholarship are at the feet of Srī Charana. Srī Charana said, ‘When I was speaking in Trilinga language[28], John understood it in German language. Each word I spoke was being translated into German and John was able to hear. There is nothing which I cannot do for the sake of My devotees. There is nothing which I cannot lift and there is no problem which I cannot solve for them. People who believe Me by mind, action and speech, leaving all other dharmas behind are really blessed people. When My grace is flowing on you, all the other shaktis in this nature give positive auspicious vibrations. You can take it as My promise. There is nothing which I cannot get in all these fourteen bhuvanas[29]. Even if you are following your own righteous path, if you remember My name, I will protect you like the eyelid protects the eye. I am the embodiment of love. You will know Me through love only.

“‘The star Dhruva[30] is important for the constellation of the Seven Rishis[31]. Learn how Dhruva got Dhruva padam[32]. He did penance[33] for Lord Narayana with a wish to sit in his father’s lap. After having dārshan of Lord Narayana, he lost the desire to sit in the lap of his mortal father. Lord Narayana gave him the place of Dhruva padam. He also allowed Dhruva to sit in His lap. The Lord of the universe[34] graced Dhruva by allowing Dhruva to sit in His lap when the child actually desired deeply to sit in his mortal father’s lap.[35]

In Kali Yuga, Dhruva is Lord Jesus

“‘In Kali Yuga[36], Dhruva took birth as Lord Jesus[37]. He believed that God was his father. I will grace you in the same thought in which you worship Me. Srī Vasavī Kanyakamba gave Her power to Maria, the sacred soul[38]. Dhruva was born as Lord Jesus to Maria even when she was a virgin. Jesus Christ was not born by the physical union of father and mother. Know that Jesus Christ repeatedly called Sriman Narayana as his father. Sriman Narayana is none other than Srīpāda Srīvallabha, who is present in front of you. Oh, Siddha Vaishya munis[39], chant the Vedas in the presence of My sister Vasavambika. With the sound of your sacred chanting of Vedas, the result of bad deeds of people in the coming centuries can be destroyed. Srī Nagareswara and Vasavī Ambika like the chanting of Vedas very much. The white man, who is in our presence by chance, will be born in the next birth in the house of good Brahmins who are Veda scholars in the Himalayan region. He will become a yogi and will reach Shamballa village. You drive away the evil powers present in the polluted air with the sound of sacred Vedas.’ Thus, Srīpāda told them.

“Siddha Vaishya munis’ Veda ghosha[40] was completed. Srī Vasavī Kanyakambika, Srī Nagareswara, Virupāksha, the Kusuma Sresthi couple and Siddha Vaishya munis entered the agni and disappeared. Srīpāda Vallabha blessed John. John said, ‘It is good to have a book on Sri Charana’s life history.’ Swamī replied, ‘In the coming centuries in accordance with your wish, Srīpāda Srīvallabha Charitāmrutam will come in German language also.’ He assured John and sent him. He ordered me to enter the gross body again. Saying so, He went to take a bath in the confluence of waters at Prayag[41]. He disappeared.

“My dear, today i.e., Friday, May 25, 1336, is a sacred day. Shankar, tell me the experience you had in meditation.”

The speciality of Shirdi Sai Baba’s manifestation

I said, “Oh, most respected Srī Palaniswami, when I was meditating I saw a monk[42] in the attire of a Muslim. He was often uttering the sound ‘Allah Malik.’ He was sitting under a neem tree. He must have been 16 years old. He told an old person who came for his dārshan that, ‘I am a Nanak Pandhī Mussulman’. To a different person, he said, ‘I am a good Brahmin born in the Bharadwaja lineage[43].’ He told another person, ‘This is my gurusthan[44] and people who worship here on Thursdays and Fridays will get good luck.’ Srī Palaniswami, throughout my meditation, I had the dārshan of that young sanyasi only. I did not get the dārshan of Srīpāda Srīvallabha. Some people came and started digging at a place under the neem tree where that young sanyasi sat. There was a small cave inside. Inside that, four lamps were glowing intensely on the four sides. After some time, that young sanyasi came there, had the cave opening closed again and said, ‘This is my gurusthan. Nobody should open it.’ Srī Palaniswami, I did not understand the wish of Srīvallabha in granting me this type of dārshan in meditation.”

Word References

[1] The trinity of Lakshmi, Parvati (Kāli) and Saraswati
[2] Three divine forms in one
[3] Qualities
[4] Power
[5] The bearer of Shakti
[6] Mother of the World
[7] Father of the World
[8] A virtous wife who follows her husband by mind, word and deed
[9] An illusion/magic created by Vishnu
[10] Tapas, fiery aspiration
[11] Forms, related to the three forms of God — Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma
[12] Highest original divine form
[13] Friendship thread
[14] Essence of fire
[15] Divine law, purpose
[16] Here: Sadhakas
[17] Asceticism
[18] 1378 – 1459, second avatar of Lord Dattatreya in Kali Yuga
[19] Literally: forest of plantain trees; a cave located in the interior of a dense forest called Nallamala at the foot of the hill of Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh; place where Lord Dattatreya did penance for 300 years
[20] City of Akkalkot in Maharashtra; place where Lord Dattatreya incarnated as Akkalkot Maharaj / Swamī Samartha
[21] Also known as Akkalkot Swamī Maharaj, left his body in 1878
[22] Person liberated from karmic bondages, beyond ego-consciousness and duality
[23] A commonly used script for writing Sanskrit and other languages
[24] Wisdom, knowledge
[25] This number is a double Mersenne number of (2127)-1; it was proven by E. Lukas in 1876 and noted as a fourfold Mersenne number or the Catalan element 4 by E. Catalan.
[26] Matter is called Padartha here
[27] Here: ‘Līlas’ and ‘Mahimas’
[28] Telugu
[29] Worlds
[30] Editor’s Note: In the Eastern wisdom teachings, Dhruva is described as a devotee of Lord Vishnu, who became the Polar Star because of the intensity of his spiritual aspiration. Dhruva is the principle of the Polar Star and the polar axis from north to south through the space globe. Seen from this point, Dhruva is posited higher than the Great Bear — the Seven Rishis — or other constellations and thus he is ‘sitting in the lap of his father’. The story of Dhruva is describing the consolidation of the axis at a time in cosmo-genesis when the earth was still in mental form and had not yet solidified to a material form. Dhruva taking birth as Lord Jesus, as described here, has a symbolic meaning hinting at Jesus’ great determination and focus towards the divine as his father.
[31] Seven sages who are manifested in the universe as the seven stars of the Great Bear
[32] Unchanging position
[33] Tapas, fiery aspiration
[34] Here: Jagad Prabhu
[35] This is related to a story in Vishnu Purana
[36] Dark age
[37] Here: Yesu Prabhu
[38] Pavitra Atma
[39] Hermits maintaining silence
[40] Chanting of Vedic mantras
[41] Today the city of Allahabad; confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and the mystic Saraswati Rivers
[42] Here: Sanyasi
[43] Here: Gotra
[44] Place of the Guru

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