Sri Madhvacharya’s Instructions!!


-taken from Sri Madhvacharyas Sadachara-smruti

The Pious people should have a liking for Sri Hari who is the controller of body and who is supreme. They should leave their ego, attachment and desire for material objects and should do their duty as a service to God.

Remember God while waking at Brahmamahurtam (4am) . Go to toilet, brush teeth, and take bath. After bath, wear dry cloths. Remember Sri Narayana who is embedded in Sun god, recite Gayatri mantra and give arghya three times. Meditate gayatri thousand or hundred or at least ten times. Meditate Gayatri standing until Sun rise. After Sun rise one can sit. Do the morning worship when stars are present in the sky, evening worship when Sun is present, Maintain silence while performing evening worship. Sri Narayana is sitting in Padmasana in the solar system. He is wearing vanki on shoulder, makara kundala on the ears, crown on the head, pearl necklace on the neck, he has golden body, conch and disk on both the hands. Meditate on such Narayana. After Gayatri japa meditate Narayana8letter mantra three times that of Gayatri. After the japa remember the devotees of Vishnu, other devatas, teachers and parents.

One should serve the God according to ones ability by remembering him, by talking about him. Acquire things for sadhana in righteous way. Offer daily activities, dear wealth and all activities motivated by the sense organs to Sri Hari. Give the offered food to guests, then thinking of satisfied Sri Hari eat food. Perform evening worship before Sunset. Night after 9’O clock sleep thinking about Janardhana. If you getup in between in the sleep, think about Janardhana.

Whatever jiva does with body, senses, mind, intelligence should be offered to Narayana. In the society of Jivas which are everlasting there are two types, Kshara and Akshara. Brahma and other devotees who have the destruction of body are called Kshara. Lakshmi is called Akshara as her body is everlasting and without destruction. In Vedas it is told that there is “paramatman” one who is different from Kshara and Akshara. He is all pervading. He is wearing the whole universe and is feeding it. Even if there is destruction of this universe which is governed by Him, there is no destruction for Him. Sri Hari is above Kshetra tatva and is superior to Lakshmi who represents the Akshara. That is the reason why Hari is called “Purushottama” in man made puranas and in Vedas, which are not man made. One who has faith in what is told above and worships Hari as the Supreme being above all, knows the essence of Vedic Scriptures. This is a secret knowledge. One who knows this is a Jnanin and gets liberated.

One should perform every activity with love and affection for Sri Hari. Remember Sri Vishnu always, never forget him, philosophy behind all the discipline and austerity while performing activity is to remember Him. Keep always your mind in Sri Hari. Always have devotion to Sri Hari. Do every activity to get love and affection of Sri Hari. By remembering Sri Hari one can get all the fruits. One who wants liberation from material world should be always sincere to Sri Hari. People belonging to all the varnish and Ashrams should worship Vishnu as he is the supreme personality.

One who knows Sri Hari as knower of all, ever new, regulator of universe, one who wears, having limit less attributes, one who is brighter than Sun, that Java will get liberated with the grace of Sri Hari.

||| Sri Hari Sarvothama Vayu Jivothama |||

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