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Sanatan Dharma | 6. Varnāshram Dharma | Sri Vinod Babaji Maharaj

  “Nāhaṁ vipro na cha nara-patir nāpi vaiśyo na śūdro nāhaṁ varṇī na cha gṛiha-patir no vanastho yatir vā, kintu prodyan-nikhila-paramānanda-pūrnāmṛtābdher gopī-bhartuḥ pada-kamalayor dāsa-dās ā nudāsah.” (Srila Rupa Goswami Padyāvali, verse 74) Meaning : I am not a  Brāhmin , I am not a Kshatriya, I am not a Vaishya or a  Shūdra . Nor am I a  Brahmachārī , a householder, a Vānaprastha or a  Sannyāsī . I identify myself only as the servant of the servant of the servant of the lotus feet of Lord Sri Krishna, the Lord of the Gopis. He is like an ocean of nectar, and He is the cause of universal transcendental bliss. He is always existing with brilliance. This is the true identity of a Jivatma. But the Jivatma acquires different traits of character through innumerable births. These traits are largely classified into four divisions called Varnās: Brahmin (Sattvik in nature) Kshatriya (Rajasik in nature) Vaishya (a combination of Rajasik and Tamasik in nature) Shudra (Tamasi

Sanatan Dharma | 5. Indriya-Nigraha (sense-control) | Sri Vinod Babaji Maharaj

  Indriya means organs or senses. Humans have eleven organs. They are classified as: Bahir Indriya (external organs): This includes five working organs (hands, feet, mouth, genitalia and rectum) & five sensory organs (eyes, ears, nose, tongue and skin). Antar Indriya (internal organ): This refers to the mind. Excessive indulgence in materialistic pleasures only results in diseases and stress. One’s desire can never be subdued by indulgence. Instead, it keeps becoming stronger like a fire fed with clarified butter. Only through renunciation, one can achieve physical and mental vitality. Spiritual seekers use this physical and mental vitality for practising spirituality, while worldly people can use the same for personal and social welfare. There are two sides to controlling one’s organs: what should be done by each organ and what should NOT be done by each organ. Since the Creator has provided humans with various organs, each organ has its appropriate function to perform