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He is the principle of real martial arts!

Jamadagni is the father of famous Rishi warrior Parashuram—his youngest and obedient son, who never said no to his father’s command even if it meant killing his own mother. Exactly, this is what Parashuram did when commanded by his father while others refused to do so.


Jamadagni, one of the Saptarishis, means “the all consuming fire”. Jam comes from the Sanskrit verb form jamati, which means “to eat” and agni, means, the fire, the energy. Therefore, Jamadangi together represents “the fire which eats all”. There are many types of fire— energy. They are essentially (1) Which creates, (2) which maintains (3) which destroys.  Jamadangi represents the latter type, which stands for samhaar (destruction). However, it is not just physical killing, it means killing the negativity. What is negativity, even a good in excess becomes negativity. Therefore, the fire which eats up what is excess or what does excesses is called Jamadagni. All beings, right from the Sun, the moon and other brilliant ones, sustain themselves through this energy of “killing and digesting the excess. The sun rays kill certain anti-creation microbes with the help of Jamadagni. The same way the moon and other brilliant ones do. This energy  applies to both spiritual and the physical. In the sphere of the spirit, this energy removes all obstructions in the way to realisation and in the physical sphere, it represents the fire which reestablishes the rule of law by destroying the unruly.   That is why Jamadagni as a principle is shown as an avatar of Lord Shiva and his son Prarashuram, the sixth avatar of Vishnu. Avatar here means manifestation of that principle. Jamadagni manifests the principle of Lord Shiva, the lord of destruction for reconstruction and Jamadagni’s son Parashuram that of Vishnu, who creates, maintains and destroys. Now what is the difference between the two principles? None. But, there is some. The fire which destroys in one go is called Jamadagni— the principle comes into force when excesses have crossed the limit despite repeat rebalancing by Lord Vishnu principle. Lord Shiva does it in one go—the final destruction, whereas Lord Vishnu as a principle comes into force again and again to reset the balance. One represents the absolute principle and the other harmonic principle. But, both have the same purpose. They are not different. It is that when the Vishnu principles is enforced absolutely, you see Shiva in action and when you see Shiva principle enforced in relativity, you see Lord Vishnu principle in action. It all is need based.


Martial arts and Jamadagni


He was the son of sage Richika and Satyavati. He acquired intuitive knowledge of the Vedas and that of martial arts himself, specially the science of weaponry and related postures. His famous discourse on the art of weaponry and physical postures and exercises with breath control was mentioned in Aushanas Dhaunrveda, which was destroyed by invaders and partly got translated into French and English. But, it is just a part. It is said that Maharishi Jamadagni had taken the martial arts to the divine levels of psychic warfare, which involved real psychokinesis and creation of electric forcefield around oneself to debilitate the enemy and his weapons. The entire science based on the use of fire power within and without in harmony. According to one of the references, Devatas learned the art of weaponry through Jamadagni’s science, which had explored in details how inner and outer energies could be used to ward off evil and enemy attacks. He had even contributed his forcefield mechanics to the science of Vimanas, which were self-sustained by the forcefield, without use of any source of power or fuel to drive them. The forcefield worked both ways —-as the energiser and as a defence shield. The mechanism was such that it will consume all objects hitting it into energy and assimilate it into its field—therefore, the field increased with each attack!


Buddha, Shaolin, Jamadagni


In the Buddhist Vinay Pitaka section of the Mahavagga (I.245) the Buddha pays respect to Jamadagni by declaring that the Vedas in their true form were revealed to the original Vedic rishis, including Jamadagni. However, it was revealed later that Buddha performed fire worship with the help of Jamadagni and learnt the principles of martial arts through his intuitive grace. However, Buddha shared only  a few principles with a few and kept the basics for the masses. Much later,  Bodhidharma, from Chennai, was an expert in the marital arts and all its spiritual and physical dimensions. He could move all the elements at his command through the Jamadagni science. He, renounced his kingdom, and went to China, where he spread part of the knowledge to enable weak Chinese to fight criminals and defend themselves. He laid down the principle of fire to them and established a monastery called shaolin (which comes from the Sanskrit word Shaleen, discipline of fire to enforce peace). The science borrowed its vitals from the fire, which remains calm and pointing upwards even while burning and only consumes with a sound whatever comes into its sphere. This is the basis of energy discipline.


Jamadagni principle


Jamadagni married the daughter of King Prasenjit, of the solar dynasty, named Renuka. The couple had five sons Vasu, Viswa Vasu, Brihudyanu, Brutwakanwa and Rambhadra, later known as Parashuram. Renuka was very chaste and never for a moment thought of another man, like a burning flame pointing skyward. She would collect water from a river in an unbaked pitcher as her aflame devotion to husband would keep the pitcher together. However, one day, a Gandharva passed over her in the sky. She thought of him for a moment and the pitcher dissolve into the water. She was depressed and felt impure. Her flame of devotion  flickered and dissipated. Jamadagni saw the entire incident in meditation after Renuka didn’t return. He commanded his sons one by one to behead their mother for her one-moment deviation. But, none agreed and they all turned into cold, fireless stone statues. Finally, he asked Parashuram to carry out his word. He did so. Jamadagni was happy and asked him for a boon. Parashuram asked him to revive his mother and brothers. Jamadagni happily granted his wish and later taught him the secret science of weaponry. Jamadagni said the fire should always point upwards and never downwards. Those who know this know everything—they are the formidable ones. Parashuram later represented his father. Karna deceitfully learnt the martial arts from him. But, he failed him when it was time to use the special techniques against Arjuna, as he lied to Parashuram. Parashuram said those who seek knowledge through lies and deceit can never use it at the right time. This again is the law of the fire—if you don’t have the dry fuel, the fire dies out! Dry fuel represents dry, naked truth. If you put wet fuel, it will smoke, make a lot of sound and the fire will die down right when you need it most! Think!

What Jamadagni says about himself is very authentic and proves everything we have discussed so far.


जाजमद्यजजानेऽहं जिजाहीह जिजायिषि।

जमदग्निरिति ख्यातस्ततो मां विद्धि शोभने॥

O beautiful lady! I am born of the all consuming fire. I am the fire, which expresses as overpowering passion in the kings and overpowering intent among the rishis and devatas. All the brilliant ones bear me as all consuming fire—which defends and offends at the same time. In short, therefore, I am known all around as Jamadagni, the all eating fire!

It is said that the rishis of the yore burnt their bodies in their own fire after Self-realisation and the common man in the funeral pyre. The fire which burns all the bodies down in the spiritual and physical spheres is called Jamadagni! Very essential and purifying force in the universe, without which the universe can’t remain even for a second. In the Gita, Chapter 10, Krishna says, “ मृत्यु: सर्वहरश्चाऽहं " I am the all consuming death. Here Krishna refers to the Jamadagni principle. Does it mean death then? No. It means the fire which converts everything to itself, which assimilates everything within. Think!



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