Our SHASTRAS and GRANTHAS describe the path to uplift our rare human birth by three important aspects-KARM, GYAAN & BHAKTI. We can understand these aspects further with the example of farming. We need seeds, land and water for basic farming. If any of these are missing then farming won’t be possible. Same way our heart is a farm, where KARM, GYAAN and BHAKTI are the seeds with SATSANG being water.
Farming can be of three kinds:
These 3 types of farming’s are not done with efforts but it happens naturally. Just like NEGATIVITY and NEGATIVE THOUGHTS FOR ANYONE is not sowed or watered but still it grows naturally in human beings. When it rains more than needed lot of unwanted, useless plants are grown naturally and it keeps on multiplying by its own seeds which falls on the land and carries on the same growing process. Hence it should be cut and taken away in a timely fashion and must be thrown out of the farm or burnt.
What we understand from farming example?
KARM MARG is same as these plants. We don’t have to make an effort of doing Karm, it happens. Humans cannot live a single second without doing karmas. Karmas happens by three ways-MANN, VAANI & KRIYA (By heart, speech & act). Humans have to take many births depending on their kind of acts (Karm) done in this birth or the previous ones. Then in each birth they do another karmas-good or bad which then they have to face accordingly in each consecutive birth. This act of humans make them like growing unwanted plants which keeps on multiplying, which then becomes the reason for next birth. Henceforward they get entangled between the cycle of 84 lac yonis(Births) and never gets freed from the beginning of SRUSHTI upto the PRALAYKAAL(From the beginning of life on the earth upto the earths final demolition).
The nature of KARMA is mainly of 3 kinds- Good, Bad and Combination of both. The result of good karmas is SWARGA, for the bad karma is NARKA, and for the mix ones is HUMAN BIRTH. Those who follow just KARM and are KARMARGIYA doesn’t enjoy MOKSHA.
Those who follow GYAAN marga (follow via knowledge) are like the farming of GARDEN. Many different kinds of plants are planted example- different types of fruits in one garden where some grows in 3 years of span, some at 5, some might take 10 years to give fruits. It means that it gives us fruits as results but after long time (several years). SHREE KRISHNA SAYS IN GEETAJI,” BAHUNAM JANMNAMANTE GYAANWAN MAM PRAPADHYATE” which means after so many years a KNOWLEGEBLE person can meet me. This proves that GYAANI, a knowledgeable person can get MOKSHA but after long wait of years. GYAAN MARG is also difficult hence it’s not easy to follow by all in general.
Now let’s understand BHAKTIMARG. This is like farming of grains. It blooms and grows mostly in a months’ time. One doesn’t have to water it much. It grows naturally with the rainfalls. That means lesser efforts and short time we get the final results. Same way following BHAKTIMARG, one gets the result faster and in the same birth itself. Its not as difficult to follow. BHAKTIMARGIYA followers have privilege to enjoy the GRACE OF SHREE PRABHU with and by HIS WISH AND GRACE they get to achieve their ultimate goal- ALLMIGHTY! This is the easiest and speediest way to achieve God which is like a seed growing into a plant with natural rainfall at a rocket speed.
Especially for the VAISHNAVAS, from the very day you have been detached from the NIJLEELA of ALLMIGHTY that seed of BHAKTI has been sowed by SHRI PRABHU HIMSELF in everyone. Watering it by SATSANG you make that seed grow thus feel (BHAAV) for SHRI PRABHU emerges. Once you have a feel (bhaav) for Shri Prabhu you will feel from within to do SEWA, SMARAN and SATSANG and thus you receive ALLMIGHTY in the same human birth itself! This indeed is the ultimate achievement for any bhakt jeev on this earth with HIS GRACE and GURUS BLESSINGS!