“Bijavadhanam” – Nurture a seed.

We sow good seeds in a field, and on their own weeds grow with them. What does a farmer do? He removes the weeds. Only when weeds are pulled out will a crop be good. Similarly, we have different types of seeds: seeds of happiness, seeds of pleasure, seeds of sadness, seeds of contentment and seeds of discontentment. “Bijavadhanam” means to nurture the seeds. If you have weeds, remove them. You have seeds of peace, tranquility, pleasantness and love, and if they are not growing well, then water them and ensure that they grow. Do sadhana so that this happens – “Bijavadhanam.”

“Asanasthah sukham hride nimajjati”  – Sit and be absorbed in the happiness in your heart.

Sit down and soak yourself in the happiness that is experienced by your heart. When we are doing some activity and happiness comes, we are not able to appreciate it. When we are happy and rest, that rest helps us feel the happiness. Otherwise life is spent just desiring happiness. In life, there have been moments of happiness, but we have not appreciated them.

That is why the sutra says sit in a comfortable position where you can have rest and learn to forget yourself.

Why do people even have a desire for happiness? It is because they want to be immersed in their own nature. That is why we desire for happiness. Those who are absorbed in their own nature do not desire happiness. They know happiness is their own nature. “Asanasthah sukham hride nimajjati” – where will those who are seated find happiness? They will find it in their own hearts, in the ocean of their minds. They will bathe in happiness. Happiness appears to come from the outside, but it actually originates from inside. The external object is just a spark. We feel that this or that object makes us happy, but real happiness comes from within, from the heart.