On 27th Dec was the last Sunday of the month, as such this was the Hanuman Chalisa Satsang day. Dot at 6.30 in the evening bhajans were started by the Dass Bagichi Bhajan Mandal. Poojya Guruji started the chanting of Hanuman Chalisa at 7.15, and then there was the pravachan on the 7th chaupayi of Hanuman Chalisa – विद्यावान गुनी अति चातुर, राम काज करिबे को आतुर.
In his insightful talk Poojya Guruji said that this particular chaupayi is very significant – as it reveals both the most important means and the steps to finally be ready for that enlightening stage & goal. Hanumanji is endowed with knowledge, both worldly & beyond, he is an embodiment of great qualities, and is very smart in dealing with situations & challenges of life. Lastly he is ever-enthusiastic to serve any noble cause. His motivation is always Ram-Kaaj, the work of Ishwar. He always prefers to live as an instrument of God.
Guruji said that this chaupayi also reveals the ‘way to go’, the sadhana-path. Everyone needs to realize very clearly that being ‘Vidyavan’ is the real goal of life. Whether it is worldly knowledge or of the ultimately truth of life, it is Vidya all the way. We know that whoever has better knowledge is always the leader in every field. All our energy & resources need to be aimed for this ultimate goal. Being wise & enlightened. This is what Hanumanji is, and therefore he is so revered. One needs to start with some apara vidya, some worldly knowledge and be an expert in that field, so that we can serve the world through that means. This not only takes care of all our worldly needs – Artha & Kama, but also brings about the discipline of enquiry & deeper investigation. One who starts understanding things objectively shall start feeling inquisitive about the fundamentals of life too, and this in turn opens a new door of life – the Self-Knowledge. Valid self-knowledge alone liberates man from all superimposed limitations. However for being truly wise, one needs to have positive qualities. We have to be Guni. Objective & deep inquiry needs a quiet & open mind, all positive qualities ultimately bless us with such a mind. This requires great clarity of goals & priorities. The world with its various attractions & distractions tends to confuse our priorities, so one has to be really smart in this world to keep our focus on our priorities, so Hanumanji has been called Ati-Chatur. One has to be smart in dealing with all challenges, whether regarding our minds or regarding the world outside. Let there be any challenge, it is the truly smart & intelligent ones, who do not waste their time in complaining or dejection, but discover ways of handling & sorting out the problem. For this intelligence the way to go is selfless & loving service – nishkama sewa. True loving service is by being inspired by someone who is an embodiment of goodness, God himself. This is what Hanumanji does, always open & inspired by anything truly noble – selflessly. So this chaupayi is indeed very beautiful & important. It reveals to us the sadhana & sadhya.
The program concluded with Aarti & prasad.