The Story of Brahma’s Search for his Father – Niranjan
Kabir said to Dharam Das:
Dharam Das, you are very dear to me. Understand my teachings, and with determination keep them in your heart. Brahma didn’t take long to get there, as he desired his father’s darshan. He got to the place where there is no sun nor moon – it is only the void there. In many ways he prayed, and then he contemplated the light. In this way many days passed but still he didn’t have the darshan of his father. He wasted four yugas in contemplating the void, but still he did not have his father’s darshan.
Adhya is worried about Brahma
Brahma didn’t have the darshan of his father; meditating on the void many yugas passed.
His mother worried in her heart,
"Where is my oldest son, Brahma? How can I continue to create? When will he come back?"
The Creation of Gayatri
Rubbing her body, the mother took out filth and created the form of a daughter. The essence of Shakti was mixed with her, and the name Gayatri was given to her. Gayatri bowed down to her mother, kissed her feet, and put her head on her feet.
Folding both her hands, Gayatri made this request:
"Listen, mother, to my one question: why did you create me? Tell me so that I may obey your orders."
"Daughter, listen to this: Brahma is your eldest brother. He has gone in the sky to have the darshan of his father. Go and bring him back after making him understand that he will never have the darshan of this father. He will waste his birth in searching for him. Whatever it takes to bring him, go and do it, and bring him back."
Gayatri searches for Brahma
Kabir said this to Dharam Das:
Gayatri started on the way with the words of her mother in her heart. The girl with the tender body walked along, thinking of her mother’s words.
On reaching there she saw the wise one, whose eyes were closed; for a few days she remained there; then she thought of a plan. "How will he get up? Now what to do?" Remembering her mother, she thought and thought – and eventually made contact with her.
Adhya tells Gayatri how she can awake Brahma
When Gayatri contacted Adhya, she received this message:
"Brahma will awaken only when you touch him."
So Gayatri did as she was told by her mother: after reflection, she touched his Lotus Feet.
The waking of Brahma and his Anger at Gayatri
When Brahma awoke and his attention was disturbed, he became upset and said,
"Who is this sinner, this guilty one, who has made me leave off my Samadhi? I will curse you because you have disturbed me from my father’s remembrance! "
"First know my sin and then curse me. I am telling you the truth; your mother has sent me to bring you back. Now come on, quickly – don’t delay! Without you, who will spread creation?"
"How can I go? I haven’t had my father’s darshan yet!"
"You will have his darshan, but now come quickly with me or you will repent."
Brahma wants to persuade Gayatri to bear false Witness;
Gayatri sets a Condition
"If you will bear witness that I have seen the head of my father with my eyes and will make my mother convinced, I will come with you."
Hearing this, Gayatri said,
"I won’t utter false words; but if you fulfil my desire, my brother, only then can I lie."
"I don’t understand. Explain yourself; be clear."
"Have sexual intercourse with me, and then I will lie and you will win."
Kabir continued and said to Dharam Das:
"Of course it is selfish, but I am telling you to do it – considering it as a virtuous, charitable thing."
Hearing this, Brahma thought in his heart,
"What to do now? If I remain indifferent to her, my purpose will not be served – she won’t bear witness and my mother will put me to shame. I didn’t see my father – none of my purposes will be accomplished by thinking about sins. I must lie with her!"
Brahma copulated with her and the determination to have the darshan of his father vanished from his mind. Both of them were full of ardour, and in place of decent thoughts, bad intellect came.
The Creation of Puhupavati
When Brahma told Gayatri to come to their mother, she said,
"I have another idea. Let me create one more witness."
"Good. Do anything to make mother believe."
Then Gayatri thought, and, removing filth from her body, she created a daughter. Mixing her own essence in her, she named her Savitri.
When Gayatri told her to say that Brahma had had the darshan of his father, Savitri said,
"I don’t know this. I will lose if I bear false witness."
Hearing this, both of them were very worried. They didn’t know what to do. Gayatri tried to convince her in many ways, but Savitri didn’t accept it.
Finally, Savitri uttered these words:
"If Brahma will copulate with me, I will lie."
Gayatri said to Brahma,
"Copulate with her and complete our work."
Brahma indulged with Savitri and in this way carried more burden of sin on his head.
(Savitri has another name too: she is also called Puhupavati.)
All three started for the place where their mother was.
Gayatri: Another Hindu goddess, worshipped by many. One of the points of the Anurag Sagar, written within the Hindu tradition and last but not least aimed at the Hindu people, is to expose the inferior status of these gods and goddesses and to encourage the worship of the One True God, the Supreme Father. Today, this has also become an important point in western countries, because, with the increased popularity of the different yoga paths, the Hindu gods and goddesses have become better known in these countries and, falsely, are often worshipped there too.
The gist of a statement, which Kabir made elsewhere, is:
If someone worships Bhairon – the King of Ghosts, who is very popular in India –, he will make him to a ghost.
Shiva rides an ox and plays on a tambourine.
If someone worships Shiva, he can give him only the blessing which originates from his preference. In later life, he will become an ox, or he will ride an ox and play a tambourine.
Once the mother of Farid (1175–1265), when he was a little boy, told him to sit down in silence, then he would meet God. To the boy’s question what profit he would have, she replied that God would leave something for him every time. Then, when he sat still, she put a sweet before his feet, which he found when he opened his eyes again. In so doing, she encouraged him to sit increasingly longer and to go within. As he then sat longer, through a little of her attention, she made him hear the Sound Current.
Real Masters have only one preference – the Almighty. Thus, what kind of blessing will someone get from Them?
Of course, Sat Naam.
To sit down with the children for meditation is a duty of the mother.
Savitri: A Hindu goddess.
Puhupavati: Another name of Savitri.