Sanatsujatha Parva of Udyoga Parva Chapter 44 – Slokas 1 – 6

Dhrutharashtra said, “O Venerable Sanatsujatha Paramarshi! The supreme ultimate omniscient omnipresent Vidya about Brahman that you are elucidating is exceedingly rare for people with desirous nature and intentions to receive. Youthful One! My sincere request to you is to give an exposition on this divine superlative subject again”.

 

Sanatsujatha Paramarshi said, “Hey King! You have expressed your pleasure and excitement  while posing your questions repeatedly but it should be known that one cannot attain Brahman in a hurry. When the mind is in a state of dissolution with the intellect, then the state opposite to existence and being is called Brahmavidya and this is attained by following Brahmacharya“.

 

Dhrutharashtra said, “If this Sanatana Vidya can be attained only through Brahmacharya while one is in consonance with that infinite Brahman, where one is immersed and absorbed in his ātmā while performing his duties as well as those actions and inactions which are not worthy of commencing, then how do people like me attain this Amruta-tattva of Brahman?”

 

Sanatsujatha Paramarshi said, “Now I will speak about the ancient Vidya of the Immutable Brahman that is attained by men through their intellect and Brahmacharya. Upon attaining this Avyakta Vidya that is deemed by the wise old Gurus as the Truth that exists, the wise man will shed this body that is susceptible to death forever”.

 

Dhrutharashtra said, “O Brahman! If this Brahmavidya can be attained easily only through Brahmacharya, then I request you to please tell me first how to observe this Brahmacharya?”

 

Sanatsujatha Paramarshi said, “Those who enter the ashram of an Acharya and through the service performed by them become very close devotees of the Acharya and strictly observe and follow Brahmacharya, they only become śāstrakāra – legislators and attain the Yogapurush Paramātmā upon leaving the mortal coil.

 

[Sanatsujatha Parva – Chapters 44 of Udyoga Parva – Slokas 1 – 6]

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