Importance of Indian Sub-continent
- On Kartik Sud 1st to 11th (Prabodhini Ekadasi) in Bhaktibaug,
Gadhada, Bhagwan Shree Swaminarayan asked Shukanand Muni to write
a letter to His Devotees (Hari-bhakts) about how scarce it
is to be born in India.Reference: "Harileela Mrut" granth,
6th Kalash, 11-12 Vishraam. "Harileela Mrut" granth was
written by Acharya Shree Viharilalji Maharaj
It has been written in many holy books (Granths) including Shreemat Bhagvat that it is very scarce to born as a
human-being in India. It takes about 100 Janams' punya (amount of good work collected in 100 lives of human-beings)
to born as a human-being in India. Even Indra and other Devtaa wish that they get to take a birth in India and get a Moksha.
It has been said, "Moksha can only be achieved by taking
a birth in India as a human-being and then pray Bhagwan with Dharma, Gnan, Vairagya and Bhakti."
Here is a summary of what is written is
"Harileela Mrut" holybook. The following is an overview
of the Universe (Brahmand)
- There are 14 Loks in this Universe, in which Mrutyulok is the best one.
- In Mrutyulok, there are 7 Seas (Samudra/Dhveep),
in which Jambu-dhveep (Jambu-Samudra) is the best one.
- In Jambu-dhveep, there are 9 Khands (Continents). In which Indian
sub-continent (Bharat-Khund) is the BEST. The reason is because
there are so many types Bhautik Sukhs (happiness) on those
8 Khands but there is no place to achieve Adhayatmik Moksha. There is only one place in the whole Universe to achieve Adhayatmik
Moksha and that is Bharat-Khund. That's why nothing in 14 Loks can even come close to Bharat-Khund.
- In Bharat-Khund, there are 25.5 Desh (divisions or countries)
which are considered under Indian sub-continent.
- However, only 12.5 out of 25 Desh (divisions) are the best in
Indian sub-continent because in these 12.5 divisions a person
would find a true Sadguru. The 12.5 divisions are listed
1. Purva (East), 2. Vraj, 3. Malav, 4. Maru, 5. Punjab, 6. Gujarat,
7. Dakshin (South), 8. Malbar, 9. Tilung (Tamil), 10. Dravid,
11. Barmalar, 12. Sorath (in Gujarat), 12.5 1/2 Kachha (in Gujarat).
In only these 12.5 Desh, one can always find a true and Pavitra Sadhus (Swamis/Saints). A person who is born in one of these 12.5
Desh will most likely understand the concept of Dharm, Gnan,
Vairagya, Bhakti and find a way to achieve Adhayatmik Moksha because there are many Avtars that Bhagwan took in these
12.5 Desh and so these Desh are considered to be the best. A person
in India who tries to achieve Adhayatmik Moksha and has
a true Sadguru (saint) will get the Adhayatmik Moksha.
Anyone who does not try will not get the Moksha and he/she
will go back in the cycle of 84 Lakhs (8.4 Million) of Janam-Marans
(birth-death) in different species (lives) throughout the world
. If a person had not committed sin yet he/she was not a true
devotee (meaning not having dharma, gnan, vairagya and bhakti)
of God will get to stay in heaven until he/she runs out of his/her
good karma. After that, he/she will return upon earth and go through
the cycle of 8.4 million different lives.
- Thus, if you get a birth in India and in one of the above 12.5
desh and do not pray to God then your birth (janam) in India is
a big loss to you.
This article explained how scarce it is to be born in India
as a human-being.
There are 108 Tirth-Dhams including 4 main
Dhams in India.
The 4 Dhams are located in each 4 directions.
- Badrinath-Kedarnath in North
- Rameshvar in South
- Jagannathpuri in East
- Dhavarika in West
Importance of Indian Sub-continent