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Friday, July 30, 2010

What is the sweetness that we should pursue in our life?

The story of the Lord's adventures is all nectar. It has no other component, content or taste. Everyone can drink their fill from any part of that ocean of nectar, just as sugar is sweet irrespective of whether it is eaten during the day or night. For, it is day or night only for the person who eats, not for the sugar. Sugar behaves uniformly always. So too, the love of God and the love for God are both eternally sweet and pure, whatever the method of accepting or attaining them. The same sweetness exists, everywhere, at all times, in every particle.

What is the crucial role played by a Guru in the life of a disciple?

It is a very difficult task to secure a good GuruSishyas(disciples) can become exemplary persons only when a real Guru accepts them. When pure-hearted, unselfish and non-egoistic students approach a Guru, the Guru exults in ecstatic delight. Parikshith, the Emperor, renounced everything and decided to realise God, and, right at that moment, Maharshi Suka appeared, to guide him straight to his goal. Similarly, when the good sishyas get good Gurus, they succeed not only in attaining Bliss but also in conferring peace, prosperity and joy upon the entire world.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

What was a strategy used in the past to resolve very hard conflicts in the society?

In olden times, when in any region, the people were sunk in fear or anxiety, or when the sources of joy and contentment ran dry, they traced the cause for the calamity to some fault or failure in the worship offered to God in the temples of that area. They sought to identify these mistakes and correct them, so that they could have inner peace. They believed that the crisis could be controlled through these means. Such acts are now bundled together and called superstitions, and are cast aside. This is not superstition at all. The ancients grasped the supreme truth only after personally experiencing its validity.

Why should we prioritize renunciation as the primary goal?

Acquisition of positions of authority and power, of skill and intelligence which can manipulate people and things, of fame and supremacy, of personal charm, of good health and happiness or of a large family with many children or wealth… none of these can confer liberation. You cannot attain liberation by undertaking sacrifices, vows, charities, pilgrimages or donations to holy projects. Though the objective world appears real, you must be aware that it is deluding you.  You must give up yearning for deriving pleasure from the objects that appear and attract - both here and hereafter. Renunciation alone can lead to immortality. You will be liberated as soon as you renounce your attachment and desire.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What is the most important quality we must cultivate whether we practice any other spiritual discipline or not?

It is mentioned that "Success begets success." But how is success to be achieved and what is the success you should aim at? The Bhagavad Gita declares: Shraddhavan Labhathe Jnanam (The persevering seeker secures wisdom). This means that without perseverance and earnestness, no success can be achieved. Man is not able to make significant progress towards the Divine because of absence of strenuous striving in the spiritual sphere. Without spiritual practice, reading religious books and listening to spiritual discourses have no value. Study of scriptures and reciting God's names may be good acts in themselves. But, if there is no love, which is the basis of all sadhana (spiritual discipline), they are of no use.

THIS BLOG  IS BASICALLY FOR THOSE WHO TRUST THAT GOD IS NOT LIMITED TO ANY RELIGION, CAST, CATAGORY, SAMAJ OR AMINITY.

GOD IS NOT A THING, PERSON, OBJECT OR WHATSOEVER YOU CAN NAME


GOD IS EVERY WHERE, SO BIGGER THEN ANY THING IN THIS UNIVERSE AND HENCE CAN NOT BE GOT IMPRISONED IN ANY TAMPLE, GURUDWARA OR RELIGIOS PLACE OR DOMB.

THE SOCIETY NEEDS TO BE MAKE TO UNDERSTAND THAT GOD IS NOT TO BE CREATED AS WE CREATE IN STATUES, PICTURES AND TRAMPLES, MOSQUES ETC. GOD IS ALREADY CREATED. 


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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

What is the simplest way to observe penance in our daily lives?

Tapas (penance) does not mean positioning oneself upside down, head on the ground and feet held up like a bat. Nor is it the renunciation of possessions and properties, wife and children, emaciating one’s body or holding the nose to regulate one’s breath. Physical actions, oral assertions and mental resolves—all three have to be in unison. The thought, the speech and the act, all have to be pure. This is the real Tapas. And they have to be co-ordinated not by the compulsion of duty. The effort must be undertaken for satisfying one’s inner yearnings, for the contentment of the Self. This struggle is the essence of Tapas.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

ON GURU PURNIMA

“Gurur Devo Bhava” means “The Guru is verily God”. This is one of the main Vedic injunctions which highlights the exalted status that is accorded to the Guru in Indian culture and spirituality. Baba says it is the mother that shows the child its father, who in turn takes the little one to his/her Guru. And it is the Guru who introduces God to the child. That is the reason why the Guru is so vital in the spiritual development of the child. “Only he is a true Guru who is competent and capable enough to raise the pupil to his own level,” said Baba during a Guru Poornima discourse in 1984. Instances of such Gurus and their devoted disciples in the history of mankind are many; however some stand out like the moon in an ocean of stars. There is plenty to imbibe from the lives of these exalted souls (as you will find out from this quiz) and practice in our daily lives so that we too can learn to serve the Lord and be dear to Him.

How can we convert a fearful aspect in life to a powerful weapon for our liberation?

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The contemplation of death is the very foundation of spiritual discipline. Without it, you are certain to fall into falsehood, pursuing the objects of sense-pleasure and trying to accumulate worldly riches.  Death is no ominous calamity.  It is a step into the auspicious brightness beyond. It is inescapable; it cannot be bribed away or adjourned by certificates of good conduct or testimonials from the great. Once born, death is inevitable. You must perform deeds which breed no bad consequences. Engage every day in every activity as an offering to God. Then you need not taken repeated births and can escape death. This inquiry is the very core of spiritual path and will help you achieve immortality.

Why should installing Love in our Hearts be the foremost task?

Your very nature is Prema (Love). You cannot survive even for a moment when deprived of Love. It is the very breadth of your life. When the six vices to which you were attached so long disappear, Love becomes the only occupant of your heart. Love has to find an object, a loved one. It cannot remain alone. You will then direct it to the charming, sweet Lord, who is Purity Personified, who is the embodiment of service, sacrifice and selflessness and who has taken residence in the cleansed altar of your heart. Then, there will be no scope for any other attachment to grow. Step by step, this love for God will become deeper, purer, more self-denying, until at last, there is no need for thoughts, and the individual is merged in the Universal.

Why is sometimes the judgement of God different from ours?


The fruits of the karma or activity appeal only to those who identify themselves with the body. They do not appeal to those, who know they are the indestructible Self or Atma, which is the inner motive force in everything. God is above and beyond the limits of Time and Space.  He is beyond all characteristics and qualities, no list of such can describe Him fully. Hence, God always appreciates the  consciousness of Unity, as the basic motive of all acts.

What is a litmus test to understand if we are pursuing real happiness?

If the intellect is dull and derives happiness from sleep and slothfulness, points out other’s faults, it characterisesThamasic nature. This nature will make one ignore the knowledge of Self throughout one’s life. True education is that which directs and counsels the mind and intellect of man towards earning Sathwic happiness. The scriptures declare Na Sukath Labhyathe Suhkam (Happiness cannot be derived from happiness), that by undergoing unhappiness alone can happiness be won. This truth has to be instilled through Vidya (Self-knowledge or education). If you understand the joy of Sathwic happiness, true Vidya will be found to be easy and palatable.

Primary duy of an educated person.

You must learn how to make your parents happy. Today, parents are being treated like servants. Some parents are being admitted into old age homes, when there is shortage of money. This is not correct. It is your responsibility to look after your parents and provide necessary support to them. They should not be sent to old age homes. You must keep them with you and serve them. You need not prepare special items for their sake.  It is enough if you can give them what you are eating. Whatever job you take up, you must always serve your parents and make them happy. Serving your parents must be the greatest fortune you must aspire for. It is enough if you take care of your parents, children and family. That is the hallmark of real education.

GURU PURNIMA

Gu represents darkness and ru means to dispel. Therefore, Guru Poornima is the day when we decimate the darkness of our ignorance and fill it with joy and bliss. This is the true significance of Guru Poornima and not worshipping the feet or circumambulating or offering contributions to the gurus who give a mantra to recite or anything of that sort. Therefore, on this sacred day, we should strive to make the principle of our heart within poornaor full by contemplating on divinity, augmenting our purity, and sincerely endeavouring to understand our innate atmic principle.

What is the tipping point for society to live in peace? Primary duties of everyone today.

Today people have lost the precious virtue of fear of sin. It is only lack of fear of sin that is responsible for the present plight of society. People these days are committing several sins with the notion that God is kind and will ultimately forgive their sins. With this belief, they are indulging in increasingly more sinful acts. They have developed a sort of complacency and think that they can escape punishment. But the fact is otherwise. Though God is compassionate and may forgive all sinful acts, every human being has to necessarily pay for his/her sins. For morality to exist in society, fear of sin is essential. Hence everyone must develop the three qualities of:  love for God, fear of sin and morality in society.