Don’t allow even one incompletion without completing it, without building a completion wall as neither sex nor money or name and fame or a greed to rule kingdoms will be the last moment distraction but it will tiny cute desires left unattended!


 

vāyur-anilam amṛtam athedaṁ bhasmāntagṁ śarīram |
auṁ krato smara kṛtagṁ smara krato smara kṛtagṁ smara || 17 ||
 

Now I will give you the translation. I can translate on my own, but I wanted to first read out the literal translation to you.

Let the vital life-energy ‘Wind’ present in the body, now merge into the all-pervading, eternal cosmic life energy ‘Air’; and now let this gross body (along with subtle body) disintegrate into its basic elements and be reduced to the sacred ashes. O Supreme Consciousness, known by the sacred syllable ‘Auṁ’, remember—remember all that has been done to attain Oneness with You. O mind, remember—remember the Supreme Consciousness, the Lord of all enriching sacrifices, whom you have been always remembering in your actions.

I can say in this verse one of the most powerful spiritual practice is given. This process should be called as — Eternal Life Process. Anybody who does this process while he is alive will master this process to practice during the time he leaves the body, and that will naturally make him enlightened, and live the Eternal Life in the Cosmic Space.

Let the vital energy, wind, Vāyu, present in the body now merge into all-pervading eternal consciousness. Vayuranilam amṛtam, the eternal cosmic life-energy – vāyur-anilam amṛtam athedaṁ.

Understand, the great truth revealed in this verse, whatever you call it as life can merge with the Eternal Life; the body can go back to the basic elements, you relax into that Eternal Cosmic Life.

Every night when you fall asleep, if you practice this technique, it will become part of you, your very being, so when you fall into the eternal sleep, you will fall into Eternal Life. It’s actually a technique, the whole sutra, verse is technique – 17th verse of the Isavasya Upanishad. When you fall asleep remember vital life energy, vāyu, relax into the Cosmic Life Energy. Let this body go back to it’s elements, the Source, basic elements; let this consciousness become one with the eternal consciousness, the Oneness, let me remember this – krato smara kṛtagṁ smara krato smara kṛtagṁ smara |

Please understand, Upanishadic Masters, they may be poets but they never utter a single word extra. Here they uttering a word – krato smara kṛtagṁ smara – twice. Because, once they are asking the Cosmic energy, the Cosmos, ‘please remember whatever I have done to experience Oneness with You.’ Second, they are reminding them self, ‘please remember whatever you have done to achieve Oneness with the Cosmos.’

So the first is – auṁ krato smara kṛtagṁ smara – means: Oh God, remember whatever I have done, all the things I have done to become one with You, and shower my grace; and second – krato smara kṛtagṁ smara is to tell yourself: hey, please remember how much you struggled to achieve the Oneness, now is the moment, don’t miss.

Listen, one krato smara kṛtagṁ smarais the prayer, request; secondkrato smara kṛtagṁ smarais decision to be ferocious with yourself.

Understand, you struggled, did so much to achieve Oneness, now don’t be diverted by anything else, any other desire, any other greed, nothing else should touch you! I can say, again these Rishis have done something extraordinary. If I have to pick up seven spiritual poetic wonders in all the scriptures available, I will pick up this as one; because only an Enlightened Being who has gone through the last moment knows exactly what will be the last moment problem. Understand, only an Enlightened Being who achieved Enlightenment will know what will be that last moment problem. Don’t ever think in the last moment, you will have a big desire like a lust, or a big greed like ruling a kingdom; it will be just cheaper than coca cola and pizza, please understand, it will be just cheaper than coca cola and pizza! The last moment desires will never be a greed of ruling a kingdom or a lust of having man or woman or whatever, whatever; no! All last moment problems will be just simple coca cola. One piece of pizza, which you think is cute. Please understand, always with major desires, your intelligence will wake up and say, “no, this will divert me from Enlightenment.” But these small desires, you think, “Ayee. Such cute desire. Why not have it?” Your whole life, even if you are a seeker, it is these small desires, you don’t say ‘no’. So you have not built the habit of saying ‘no’, you have not built the defense against a cup of coca cola or a pizza. Only those small desires which you consider as cute and did not build the defense, only they will attack you when you leave the body. I tell you during the time of leaving the body, the bigger things will never attack you because you would have already built a defense for yourself from them. Stupidly you will have left one small desire, “just want to smoke a village beedi once” or, “want to have a jilebi, hot jilebi and khichdi,” or, “the bhang milk from Calcutta.” All these were my cute desires which I killed later on, that is why I am repeating exactly, which I built defense very strongly and cleared it, and got enlightened.

Understand, neither sex nor money or name and fame or a greed to rule kingdoms will not come to you during the last moments, because about all of them you will have already built a defense. For a seeker, the last moment distraction will be just cup of thick curd, a slice of pizza.

It will not be anything more, I am telling you, because only those small things you think it is cute and you can encourage it and you forget to build a defense against them, so when you leave the body, only they will attack you, nothing else. Nothing else, nothing else. I tell you! I have left the body and seen! I have died! That is why I am telling you, what will happen to you when you die.

krato smara kṛtagṁ smara krato smara kṛtagṁ smara |

I have done this!

That is why I tell you what will happen.

Don’t allow even one incompletion without completing it; without building a completion wall, without completing it.

I used to think, when Raghupati Yogi gave me the beedi (local Indian cigarette), I did not pick up and smoke, that is why my enlightenment got delayed, my enlightenment is getting delayed, before enlightenment I used to think, that is why my enlightenment is getting delayed. So I thought I should at least once smoke that beedi and see, but good, I did not touch. Somehow just by completing, I was able to get rid of it. But, I did not realize that is going to jump on me so powerfully before I started entering into the death process. Only when I entered into the death process, I understood such a simple stupid cute desire was attacking me like a demon! And I tell you, it took almost one hour for me to complete and throw it away. I was actually sitting in the Manikarnika Ghat (at Varanasi) and going through the death process. The death process had already started in me, means 2.5 days it has happening in my system. It started and this one desire, it just stuck. Fortunately, so many dead bodies were burning, I just put my lip as if I am smoking and inhaled that smoke and pushed inside my body and that pattern died. (laughs). As if I am smoking that beedi, I just inhaled that smoke, the smoke of that dead bodies burning, it just disappeared. Understand, I did not have any lust, I did not have any name and fame desire, I did not have any desire to rule kingdom or I did not have any other desire, nothing! This stupid beedi came! Because my Guru gave, I did not take it. When you leave the body also, you will not be attacked by any problem about which you already built a defense, completion or solution. Only which you have not built a defense or completion or solution, that will only create the big mess. That is why here Rishis are beautifully saying, they are not saying, ‘meditate’, they are not saying, ‘contemplate’, they are not saying, ‘think through’, they are saying, ‘become authentic,’ they are saying, ‘remember – krato smara kṛtagṁ smara.’ By remembrance, you have to complete it. Means: you will have to build defense for allll the incompletions you have. You can’t afford to leave even once. Maybe a desire to have maavadu (pickle from south India) and curd rice, or the whole Andhra Gongura Chutni. The whole southern Tamil Nadu, Paratha. It will all be too small. By remembrance, you should be able to throw it.

krato smara kṛtagṁ smara krato smara kṛtagṁ smara |

When you leave the body, your ability to remember the need of the Enlightenment, merging into the Cosmos, and ability to provoke the Cosmos to absorb you into It; the ability to provoke the Cosmos. If you lived your whole life with a deep, prayerful experience, now the prayer will become Reality.

Praying to yourself is Completion, Completion with the Cosmos is Prayer.

You telling yourself, “ey, ey, ey, remember what all you did just for this moment, and don’t look here and there, enough pizza, enough coca cola, enough curd rice, enough pickles, no.”

krato smara kṛtagṁ smara |

Don’t worry; by the time the pain starts, the death pain, all your name and fame, greed to rule the kingdom, sex, lust, everything will lose meaning for you, will lose power over you. It will only be last one or two things which you did not build defense, which you did not build completion; which you left it in a casual way, unattended way. I have seen people while they die, they do not remember the person with whom they wanted to have physical relationship for all their life, but they remember the person with whom they want to flirt, because the deeper things will disappear, will not make any sense there. This casual things will happen because about the casual things, you will not have built the defense, you would not have intranalyzed, you would not have built completion.

vāyur-anilam amṛtam athedaṁ bhasmāntagṁ śarīram |
auṁ krato smara kṛtagṁ smara krato smara kṛtagṁ smara || 17 ||

Let the life in the body merge with the Cosmic life; let the body go back to it’s basic elements and be reduced to ashes. Oh Cosmos, please remember what all I have done to achieve Oneness with You; Oh being, please remember what all you have done to achieve Oneness with Him.

So reminding both sides and making that Oneness happen.

I wanted Vakyartha Sadas to be done on this verse, from the angle of reminding the Cosmos and reminding yourself. The first — auṁ krato smara kṛtagṁ smara. Next – krato smara kṛtagṁ smara. The second – krato smara kṛtagṁ smara – is completion of your muscle-memory and bio-memory. The first auṁ krato smara kṛtagṁ smara is awakening your bio-energy. The second – krato smara kṛtagṁ smara – is completion and Shivoham process; the first – auṁ krato smara kṛtagṁ smara  – is Nithyanandoham process, awakening your bio-energy, awakening your bio-energy. 

 

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About Sri Nithya Sadashivatmananda

Initiated disciple of His Holiness Sri Sri Paramahamsa Nithyananda Swamiji.