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sur nar asuran govinda radhe, ‘dam’, ‘dan’, ‘daya’, teenon brahma bata de
Part - 1
The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (5.2.1-3) says there are three kinds of bodies. Sur is a celestial body, nar a human body and asur is a demonic body. Why are there three kinds of bodies? Because maya has three qualities: sattvik produces celestial bodies, rajas produces human bodies and tamas produces demonic bodies.

Once, the leaders of each of these three went to Brahma, the creator, who is the father of every living being. At the very beginning of creation, Brahma emerged from Lord Krishna. From Brahma emerged these three types of personalities with three types of bodies and temperaments: sur, nar and asur. The leaders said, “O Creator of this World! We are all your children. We desire to hear some teachings from you.” Brahma looked towards all three and said, “Da, da, da” and then left. The lecture was finished! No one understood what Brahma meant and so they all felt restless. They decided to go back to their respective Gurus for an explanation. The celestial gods went to Brihaspati, the human beings went to their individual Gurus and the demons went to Shukracharya.

Brihaspati said, “Listen all of you. You have all become extremely materialistic and desirous of all kinds of comfort. It is true that the celestial abodes have inconceivable luxuries that are beyond the reach of a common human being, but when your punya - the consequences of good actions you earned as a human being - that enabled you to enter here have come to an end, you will be thrown back into the earthly abode. There your nature will remain the same because of this bad habit. This will prevent you from practicing devotion to God. So da for you means dam or control your senses.”

The Gurus of the human beings told them, “Da for you means daan or give charity. This is because your greatest attachment is to money.” Just see that even the richest people in India are fighting each other in the Supreme Court over money. Everybody is anxious to have more money, and this is because all enjoyments of the five senses are purchased with money. It is a separate point that the quality of these enjoyments varies from one living standard to another. The Gurus said, “Give daan, offer this wealth in charity.”


An English translation of a discourse delivered in Hindi by:
Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj
11 September 2009
Bhakti Dham, Mangarh
© Radha Govind Samiti
Part - 2
Charity will cause you to undergo one of four kinds of consequences, depending on the quality of the recipient it is given to: (1) charity given to God and Guru, who are divya or divine produces a divine consequence; (2) charity offered to a sattvik person produces a sattvik consequence; (3) charity offered to rajas person produces a rajas consequence; (4) charity offered to a tamas person produces a tamas consequence.
There was a story on the news recently that in a foreign country there is a dog that is worth millions of dollars. That dog has its own mansion, cars and drivers, special lawns and outdoor areas for all its activities, insurance and sixty servants. All this luxury is the consequence of charity given by that soul in its previous birth. But at the same time, it also did something very bad, which caused it to take birth as a dog. There is this much power in charity or daan. Shukracharya, the Guru of the demons, told the demons, “Da for you means develop daya or compassion and overcome your violent nature which causes you to harm others.”

This is the meaning of this verse.


An English translation of a discourse delivered in Hindi by:
Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj
11 September 2009
Bhakti Dham, Mangarh
© Radha Govind Samiti


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