Sunday, December 27, 2009

Milk & the Butter Story

In relation to God we have generally many queries like, Who is God? Where is God? Why don’t we see Him? What does God do all the time? etc. etc. In this blog, earlier I have written many articles which describe about, Who is God? or about the Omnipresence of God & that God is sitting in everyone's heart. But here below is a beautiful story from Hinduism which answers these questions beautifully. Here is the story:

Once upon a time, in ancient India there lived a poise Brahmin who was considered by all to be the best authority on Hindu Philosophy. One day the local king asked him to appear before him. When Brahmin did so, the king said:

“I have three questions that puzzle me, rather torment my mind always: Where is God? Why don’t I see Him? And what does God do all the day? If you can’t answer these three questions then I will have your head cut off.”

The Brahmin was appalled and terrified, because the answers to these questions were not just complex but they were impossible to formulate. In other words: he did not knew the answers. So his execution date was set.

On the morning of that day the Brahmin’s teenage son appeared before the king and asked him if he would release his father if he-the son-would answer his questions. The king agreed, and the son asked that a container of milk be brought to him. It was done. Then the boy asked that the milk be churned into butter. That, too, was done.

“The first two of your questions are now answered,” he told the king.

The king objected that he had been given no answers, so the son asked: “Where was the butter before it was churned?”

“In the milk,” replied the king.

“In what part of the milk?” asked the boy.

“In all of it.”

“Just so, agreed the boy, “and in the same way God is within all things and pervades all things.”

“Why don’t I see Him, then,” pressed the king.

“Because you do not ‘churn’ your mind and refine your perceptions through meditation. If you do that, you will see God. But not otherwise. Now let my father go.”

“Not at all,” insisted the king. “You have not told me what God does all the day.”

“To answer that,” said the boy, “we will have to change places. You come stand here and let me sit on the throne.”

The request was so audacious the king complied, and in a moment he was standing before the enthroned Brahmin boy who told him: “This is the answer. One moment you were the king and I was a common man. Now things are reversed, I am the king & you are a common man. God perpetually lifts up and casts down every one of us. In one life we are exalted and in another we are brought low. Oftentimes in a single life this occurs, and even more than once. Our lives are completely in God's hand, and He does with us as He wills.”

The Brahmin was released and his son was given many honors and gifts by the king.

Now here below are many verses of Bhagwat Gita which explain about the Omnipresence of God:

"sarvatah pani-padam tat
sarvato ’ksi-siro-mukham
sarvatah shrutimal loke
sarvam avrtya tishthati" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Thirteen verse 14)

"Sri Krishna told Arjuna about God: Everywhere are His hands and legs, His eyes, heads and faces, and He has ears everywhere. In this way the Super soul exists, pervading everything & everybody."

"mattah parataram nanyat
kincid asti dhananjaya
mayi sarvam idam protam
sutre mani-gana iva" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Seven verse 7)


"Sri Krishna said: There is nothing else besides Me, Like clusters of Yarn-Beads, Formed by knots on a thread, All this world is threaded on Me (universal soul)."

"athakasa-sthito nityam
vayuh sarvatra-go mahan
tatha sarvani bhutani
mat-sthanity upadharaya" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 6)


"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, Just as the extensive and all-pervading Air always remains in Space, likewise know that all creation & beings reside in Me (God)."

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Problems In Life

Problems, we all have problems in our life. Everyday we encounter problems at work, problems at home, problems in our relations & also in many other situations of our life. Some problems we are able to solve, some unresolved ones remain in our mind which keep our mind disturbed & agitated.

Natural state of our mind should be a peaceful one. It is generally said that we see this world through our mind, if our mind is peaceful; we see this world in a good way & enjoys the beauties of nature & love being born to enjoy this life. But if our mind remains in a disturbed, agitated state of mind, we may miss the simple beauty of a flower in our nearby place also. We shall never enjoy our life if our mind remains in a disturbed state of mind.

Now what should be our attitude when our mind is disturbed by problems of life. Let us understand a very simple thing regarding the law of Nature. In this Nature, everything that is there, is there for a limited time period. Say, every creature that is born in Nature lives for a limited time period & then die with time. Similarly plants grow from seeds & after a particular life cycle cease to exist. When you see a movie, it starts & ends after few hours i.e. it has a beginning & an end. In nature everything changes & change is the law of nature. Seasons too change, spring goes then summer comes, summer goes then autumn comes, autumn goes then winter comes. Similarly times in our lives change as per the law of the nature.

Same is the case with the problems in our life. There is nothing called permanent problems. No problems last forever in our life & these get resolved with time just like seasons change in nature. Problems too have a birth date & a death date. Problems too have a limited duration of lifetime. Either problems automatically get resolved with time or with your understanding & acumen gets resolved very soon. So we should not get discouraged in life with problems. We should have faith in our mind that problems always have a solution. Try resolving the problem, if you are able to solve the problem then it is well, otherwise do not get discouraged, as it shall die down it's own death with time as no problem is to stay in our life for ever.

Now below are few verses from Bhagwat Gita which teaches how a person of peaceful, unwavering and undisturbed mind behaves in life:

"sama-duhkha-sukhah sva-sthah
sama-lostasma-kanchanah
tulya-priyapriyo dhiras
tulya-nindatma-samstutih" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fourteen verse 24)

Sri Krishna said: One who is situated in the Self (soul) and behaves same during happiness and distress; one who looks upon a lump of earth, a stone and a piece of gold with an equal eye; one who is equal toward the desirable and the undesirable; one who is situated equally well in praise and blame is the one who is of steady mind.

"manapamanayos tulyas
tulyo mitrari-pakshayoh
sarvarambha-parityagi
gunatitah sa ucyate" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fourteen verse 25)


Sri Krishna said: One who is steady in honor and dishonor; one who treats alike both friend and enemy; and who has renounced all material activities—such a person is said to have transcended the three modes of nature & lives in a peaceful state of mind.

So do not get discouraged in life with the problems. Keep your mind peaceful & think that problems in life are like small hurdles when we walk in a rough terrain but sooner that rough terrain passes with time & we come once again in a smooth terrain. Just be unwavering and undisturbed in all circumstances, keep your mind in control & then you shall overcome all problems of your life.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Spiritual Intelligence

Today I came across a beautiful article at TOI, "What is spiritual intelligence?". It describes in detail about what it is "Being Spiritual" & "What is the difference between spiritual intelligence and spirituality?" etc. Just few lines from it below:

"Spirituality is to ‘know’ who you are and Spiritual Intelligence is to ‘realize who you are and to live life in that awareness. You have always been who you are and, in truth, you can never be other than who you are, but it requires ‘realization i.e. that moment when you ‘see it’, when you ‘get it’ and then you ‘be it’.

Spirituality is the knowledge of yourself as spirit/soul, and the understanding of your highest spiritual qualities and attributes, which are love, peace, purity and bliss. Spiritual Intelligence is the expression of these innate spiritual qualities through your thoughts, attitudes and behaviors. Being spiritual means the ego has dissolved, virtue has been restored to character and spiritual values connect your inner and outer worlds (thought to action). It is the ability to see every other human being as soul/spirit, and thereby transcend all the false identities of race, colour, gender, nationality, profession and religion. It is in this awareness that we are then able to recognize and connect with the Supreme Power."

Read full article here at TOI............What is spiritual intelligence?

Sunday, December 13, 2009

You Should See the Divinity in All


We all are having different bodies & each body is having a face of it's own. Such variety in nature creates the illusion that we all are different individual beings. But all that variety in nature is at the physical level & at the soul level there is only one indivisible, omnipresent soul that is present in all of us. Its the indestructible soul present in our bodies that makes it so lovable, otherwise no one can love this body of five nature elements. All attractions in the body are due to this divine soul only. Once this divine soul leaves this body, it is called the death of that body & all attractions, all love departs with that soul. This divine soul is nothing but a spark of the universal omnipresent soul, the Almighty God. All human beings are lovable due to the presence of this divine soul in our body.

Now all the religious texts & Bhagwat Gita also teaches us that we should love all beings equally as the God resides in everyone's heart & seeing the presence of that divinity present in all beings, we should not discriminate with any body & love everyone equally. Below verses of Bhagwat Gita explain that only:

"sarvasya chaham hridi sannivisto
mattah smritir jnanam apohanam cha
vedais cha sarvair aham eva vedyo
vedanta-krd veda-vid eva chaham" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fifteen verse 15)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, I am seated in everyone’s heart, and from Me comes remembrance, knowledge and forgetfulness. By all the Vedas, I am to be known. Indeed, I am the compiler of Vedanta, and I am the knower of the Vedas."

God again says in the Bhagwat Gita that He Himself resides in the heart of all human beings. Below verse explains that:

"ishvarah sarva-bhutanam
hrd-dese ’rjuna tishthati
bhramayan sarva-bhutani
yantrarudhani mayaya" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eighteen verse 61)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, The Supreme God dwells/resides in the hearts of all beings, who are mounted on the automation of this body, causing them by His illusive power of material energy to revolve (according to their actions) and is directing the wanderings of all living entities."

So it is certain that, God is there in your heart who is sitting silently over there in the "Antaryami" aspect, watching you & your actions. Same is the case that God is sitting in everyone's heart & watching over our actions. Now if a person is able to see that God is present in everyone's heart then he/she shall love every creature of this universe equally as he/she shall be adoring the lovable God only in every creature. Below verses of Bhagwat Gita explain that only how a person of true knowledge sees all equally.

"vidya-vinaya-sampanne
brahmane gavi hastini
suni chaiva sva-pake cha
panditah sama-darsinah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Five verse 18)


Sri Krishna said: The humble sages, by virtue of true knowledge, see with equal vision, the God present in a learned and gentle Brahmin, a cow, an elephant, a dog and a dog-eater (outcaste) even.

"ihaiva tair jitah sargo
yesham samye sthitam manah
nirdosam hi samam brahma
tasmad brahmani te sthitah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Five verse 19)

"Sri Krishna said: Those whose minds are established in sameness and equanimity have already conquered the conditions of birth and death. They are flawless like Brahman, and thus they are already situated in Brahman."

Now here below is a beautiful story how a devotee of God could not drink the nectar & attain to immortality as he could not see the God present in all beings.

"Once there was a Brahmin who was a great devotee of Lord Krishna. He had no home & always used to wander in secluded areas. He was free of desire, lust, hatred, greed & used to live in a world of his own.

Lord Krishna became very happy with his devotion & asked him for a boon. Brahmin told Lord Krishna that he was desire less and he did not want anything, but Lord Krishna insisted for some boon to be granted to him as a reward of his devotion. At this Brahmin asked for a boon that ,whenever, he was in need of water & he felt thirsty, water may be provided to him. Lord Krishna granted him that boon & disappeared.

One day, Brahmin after walking for a long distance felt thirsty, but there was no trace of water. Then he remembered that the Lord Krishna had granted him a boon that he would find water at his desire. Suddenly, he saw a hunter dressed in torn rags accompanied by furious dogs, carrying water in a leather pouch and asked him, "Sir, would you like to have some water." Looking at the apparent impure condition of the hunter & being a staunch Brahmin (High caste), he felt repelled. He politely refused "No, Thank you". The hunter again approached him for the water, but in utter disgust & in anger the Brahmin told the hunter to go way and that he was not interested in the water. The hunter and the dogs disappeared. Witnessing this, he realized that it must be God, who disguised Himself and came to quench his thirst. He felt hurt how Lord Krishna could send water to him through an impure, Scheduled Caste person. How could Lord expect a Brahmin to accept and drink water from the impure leather bag?

Now Lord Krishna again appeared before the Brahmin, smiled and asked him 'Who was the hunter? Lord Krishna told the Brahmin that He had asked the Indra Devta (King of heaven) to fetch the water, who instead of water, had actually brought nectar to make you immortal, but on one condition to test whether you could see the Divinity in all. 'Hence I allowed him to do so'.

Brahmin understood how he had failed in the test. It was his Ego, which made him refuse the nectar, which came in the form of water and through Indra Devta.

So the moral of the story is that we should see the God/Divinity present in all beings & we should not discriminate with any body & love everyone equally."

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Birth Of Lord Shri Krishna - Animation Video

Here is a beautiful Video depicting the Birth Of Lord Shri Krishna who gave the immortal teachings of Bhagwat Gita.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Unattached in Mind

We at all times are involved in the daily affairs of our family & our life. In this way, things of this world always revolve in our mind. We become so much engrossed in our mind about this world that we are unable to see beyond our daily day to day life. In such a state, our mind cannot think beyond what you are used to in your routine daily life. The higher purpose of life, what is beyond the daily routine life is always missing in your life. That higher purpose is knowing the true nature of your self & knowing the God.

Now is there any way in which we are able to live our daily day to day life normally & also able to achieve higher goals of knowing our self & making our next births beautiful. Yes, there is a way to do so. Bhagwat Gita gives us a solution for this. In Bhagwat Gita Lord Krishna teaches Arjuna that if a person's mind is unattached internally to worldly things then that person lives in this world just like a water drop living on a lotus leaf, which is there on it but is still not attached to it. If you turn your mind towards God's devotion internally then your mind shall start revolving around God internally & shall not be wandering in the outer worldly things. So if you do all your duties thinking of God only then though living with your family & living a normal life you can yet attain to higher goals.

"brahmany adhaya karmani
sangam tyaktva karoti yah
lipyate na sa papena
padma-patram ivambhasa" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Five verse 10)

"Sri Krishna said to Arjuna: One who performs his duty without attachment, surrendering the results unto the God, is unaffected by sinful action, as the lotus leaf is untouched by water."

So do not let anything else take control of your mind & let God be always on your mind. Here below is the story of two monks which describes that if you are always absorbed in thought of God then how you can still remain unattached in mind.

"Two monks were returning to the monastery in the evening. It had rained and there were puddles of water on the road sides. At one place a beautiful young woman was standing unable to walk across because of a puddle of water. The elder of the two monks went up to a her lifted her in his alms and left her on the other side of the road, and continued his way to the monastery.

In the evening the younger monk came to the elder monk and said, "Sir, as monks, we cannot touch a woman?"

The elder monk answered "yes, brother".

Then the younger monk asks again, "but then Sir, how is that you lifted that woman on the roadside?"

The elder monk smiled at him and told him "I left her on the other side of the road, but you are still carrying her"

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

What People Think & Say About God

Till now I have been writing my thoughts & views on this blog about God. Today I am presenting below what people think & say about God. I have one "Bhakti Sangeet" video channel on You Tube on which at present 106 devotional videos are uploaded & all those videos are on my this blog also. I have scanned through some of the comments posted on my "Bhakti Sangeet" channel on You Tube which gives a fair idea of views of different persons regarding God. Here below are those comments:

Hindus like to believe in only one God. They glorify and praise his thousands of qualities. For example God is love, he is symbolically represented by Krishna, God is virtue is represented by lord Ram, God is power is represented by Lord Hanuman, God is wisdom represented by Goddess Saraswati etc etc. by these symbols we develop spirituality, purity, to the ultimate one who is endless truth and bliss.

Why do people cry on the basis of religion.
There is one God,
He is called by different names by his lovers in affection.
And he also takes a visible form - like to save Prahalad he came and it is mentioned in Gurbani and also at other places.

Sri Ram, Gobind, Sri Krishn,Waheguru, Allah are all same.
The fight between people because of different names is idiotic and they are simply illiterate.


Its a matter of faith one may believe in any of the god but if he is a real believer he will have wisdom to respect others and not to comment on others faith.

Jai Shri Krishna, Jai Guru Nanak, God of gods, pls give courage to all of us so that we can achieve our final destination, that's your abode above (heaven) and get liberated from sufferings. "Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare", Jai Wahe Guru

Chant the Maha-Mantra
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Ram Hare Ram Ram Ram Hare Hare
and be happy


Krishna consciousness is for everyone.
Krishna is one of the names of God and means all-attractive. Praise the Lord!


Jai Shri Raam Jai Shri Krishna.
God of Gods, Operator of universe, the universal truth. Please bless us all and give us eternal bliss


Antaryami means who can observe every thing of your heart without explaining to him, Thats why God is Antaryami. we don't need to explain any problem to him he is Antaryami, he knows what we want.

Oh Lord of the whole Universe
Mighty Lord of the whole Universe
All Thy devotees' agonies
All Thy devotees' sorrows
Instantly Thou banisheth
Oh Lord of the whole Universe
He who's immersed in devotion
He reaps the fruits of Thy love
Lord, he reaps the fruits of Thy love
Joy, prosperity and health
Enter the homes of those who pray to thee
Oh Lord of the whole Universe...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

All Happens for the Good only


In India, whenever, I go to any grocery shop (baniya ka kiryana shop), I invariably find hanging a calendar of "Gita Saar" or "गीता सार" over there. Same wall hanging or a calendar is found, whenever, I visit barber's shop for haircut. In fact you can find this "Gita Saar" calendar hanging in most of the traditional Hindu shops & houses in India. In this "Gita Saar" is written the brief essence of the Philosophy of "Bhagwat Gita". It is generally written in Hindi language & starts with:

"जो हुआ अच्छा हुआ, जो हो रहा है अच्छा हो रहा है, जो होगा अच्छा होगा। जो बीत गया उस के लिए मत रोवो, जो आने वाला है उस की चिंता मत करो, अपने वर्तमान में धयान लगाओ"

"Whatever happened in the past, it happened for the good; Whatever is happening, is happening for the good; Whatever shall happen in the future, shall happen for the good only. Do not weep for the past, do not worry for the future, concentrate on your present life."

Now basic meaning of these lines is that a supreme power is controlling all this universe on a macro scale & is also controlling the lives of every person on this earth on a micro scale. Whatever good we are doing, Almighty is rewarding us for that & whatever wrong we are doing Almighty is punishing us for that so that we can come back to the right path. In this way Almighty is maintaining the world order in which goodness prevails over evil always & it moves in a positive direction always. Now when something bad happens to us then we think that God is doing something bad for us but in fact He is only doing so in our life for our betterment only. Below story also illustrates that, whatever, happens in our life, always happens for the Good only.

"Once upon the time there was an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically.

“All happens for the Good only,” the farmer replied. On hearing this his neighbors were surprised.
The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. “How wonderful,” the neighbors exclaimed.

“All happens for the Good only,” replied the old man.
The following day, his son tried to ride one of the untamed horses, was thrown, and broke his leg. The neighbors again came to offer their sympathy on his misfortune.

“All happens for the Good only,” answered the farmer. On hearing this his neighbors were again surprised.

The day after, military officials came to the village to draft young men into the army. Seeing that the son’s leg was broken, they passed him by. The neighbors congratulated the farmer on how well things had turned out.

“All happens for the Good only,” said the farmer. "

Read complete "Gita Saar" over here.........Gita Saar
Jai Shri Krishna



Sunday, November 15, 2009

Our Understanding or Perception of God


Can anyone tell, how God's Face look like?? May be no one can answer this question properly, as no one has come face to face with God anytime & we all have seen His pictures, idols etc. only in which God's face looks like, whatever, the painter or craftsman imagined it while making that picture or idol. There are others who believe in unmaniifest aspect of God i.e. they believe in faceless, nirakar aspect of God. So we have different perceptions of God as per our thinking & faith.

In general God is the faith of human beings that a Supernatural Power exists in this universe which has created us & all other universal forms. He is having supernatural powers, who is omniscient (knows everything), who is omnipresent (who is present everywhere), omnipotent (who is having all the powers & is all powerful), who is imperishable & indestructible. Faith of humans in such a big & great entity having all the powers is known as God.

When God is someone Superhuman, having Infinite size, knowledge & powers, then it is very difficult for a human being with limited knowledge & power to fully understand & describe the God. In this respect there is an analogy as to how differently we each understand or experience the God. There is this story about four blind men and the elephant:

There are four blind men who discover an elephant. Since the men have never encountered an elephant, they grope about, seeking to understand and describe this new wild being. One gets hold of the trunk and concludes that it is a snake. So for him elephant is like a snake. Another explores one of the elephant's legs and describes it as a tree. So for him elephant is like a tree. A third one finds the elephant's tail and announces that it is a rope. So for him elephant is like a rope. And the fourth blind man, after discovering the large body of the elephant, concludes that it is, after all, a wide mountain.

Each in his blindness is describing the same thing: an elephant. Yet each describes the same thing in a radically different way. We all are like those blind men only in our knowledge of God who describe the God as per our own understanding. Now say a fifth man (who could see) comes to the scene and he were to describe the elephant as an elephant, then he would tell clearly about the elephant as it is. Same is the case that only a true master who has seen God actually can tell how God looks like. Let's seek such a True master, Great soul or Guru who shall tell us about the true nature of God & shall lead us to Him.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Are You Attached to Your Pile of Dung?


Ancient "Mahabharata" war happened because blind king 'Dhritarashtra' was so much infatuated with his wicked son Duryodhana that he could not see what bad things his son was doing to his younger brother Pandu's sons. In fact the poise Arjuna, the devotee of Lord Krishna too fell a pray to Infatuation on the battle field of Kurukshetra & forgot his duty to fight the justful war. At that time Lord Krishna reminded Arjuna of his duty to fight a lawful, justful war & gave him the teachings of Bhagwad Gita. Arjuna after having been taught in the path of knowledge by Lord Krishna came back to his path of duty & fought a lawful battle against the Kauravas (his enemies) & won the battle with the grace of Lord Krishna.

So Infatuation is something that deludes us in our life & in such a state we get attached to some person or our family badly. Due to such Infatuation to our family, our mind always wanders about that only & forgets other important things in life. Same applies to other material things like your home, your car, money etc. etc. So if your mind is attached to these things greatly, then also you are infatuated with these things & again are forgetting other important things in life. The most important thing that we forget when we get Infatuated is God. We always remain involved with our family & do not think of God anytime. When we think of God & work for God in this life, then only our next life becomes beautiful, otherwise an infatuated person goes into lower wombs only in the next births. Below is an interesting story regarding that only.

Once there were two great friends. One of them was a monk who lived in a monastery while his friend was a family man who was deeply attached (in fact Infatuated) to his wife & children. Then in the course of time, they died within a few months of one another. Monk got reborn in the heaven realms, while his friend got reborn as a worm in a dung pile. The Monk up in the heaven realms was having a wonderful time, enjoying all the heavenly pleasures. But he started thinking about his friend, "I wonder where my old friend has gone?" So he scanned all of the heaven realms, but could not find a trace of his friend. Then he scanned the realm of human beings, but he could not see any trace of his friend there, so he looked in the realm of animals and then of insects. Finally he found him, reborn as a worm in a dung pile... Wow! He thought: "I am going to help my friend. I am going to go down there to that dung pile and take him up to the heavenly realm so he too can enjoy the heavenly pleasures and bliss of living in these wonderful realms."

So he went down to the dung pile and called his friend. And the little worm wriggled out and said: "Who are you?", "I am your friend. We used to be together in a past life, and I have come up to take you to the heaven realms where life is wonderful and blissful." But the worm said: "Go away, get lost!" "But I am your friend, and I live in the heaven realms," and he described the heaven realms to him. But the worm said: "No thank you, I am quite happy here in my dung pile. Please go away." Then the heavenly being thought: "Well if I could only just grab hold of him and take him up to the heaven realms, he could see for himself." So he grabbed hold of the worm and started tugging at him; and the harder he tugged, the harder that worm clung to his pile of dung.

Do you get the moral of the story? How many of us are attached to our pile of dung?

In fact most of us are deeply involved with our family only & do not care much about God. We do not pray to God, think of God or chant his name or His Glories. Thinking of God & praying Him only can make your this & next lives beautiful. We day in day out are feeding our family & forgetting the God. Pl. remember that all relatives of yours are yours, till the time you are in this physical body. At the death of the physical body all relations too die with the body. Nothing of this World is Yours FOREVER, neither property, nor relatives. All these seem to be yours, only once you are in this physical body.

So we should not attach our mind greatly to any material thing or human being as one day we shall have to leave these or these shall go away from us someday or the other. On that day, if you have a great attachment to these, you shall feel great pain, otherwise it shall be a normal life for you. So let us not allow our mind to be INFATUATED by any material thing or with any person, which can lead our self to sorrow someday. Gita also teaches us to live in this world like that without getting attached to anything or any being. Just live like a drop of water on Lotus, where though water drop is there on it but it is not attached to it.

Read also...........Nothing is Yours

Read also...........Infatuation is the Cause of Most Sorrows

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Divine Grace Of God

God is all merciful. His Divine grace or Blessing or 'Kripa' (कृपा) happens on all creatures. Divine grace is of two types. First one is Normal mercy & second one is Special mercy. Normal mercy is the one which is happening on all creatures, equally by God. Like Sun is shining on all beings equally or God provides for the water, air & food etc. for all the creatures, irrespective of whether these creatures love Him or not. Say there are many people who do not like or believe in God & rather there are many people who abuse the God or say ill of Him but still God never stops providing sunshine, air, water, food etc. to such people. This is called God's Normal mercy.

Other than that is Special mercy of God. This type of mercy happens on God's devotees. Such special Divine grace on devotees in Hinduism is the central tenet of Bhakti Yoga and Bhakti movements. It is a key towards realizing the spiritual path of self-realization in which God embraces His devotee. When Special mercy of God happens on any person then God gives that person, whatever, that person is lacking in life & also protects his/her life & belongings. In fact that person is always protected in life by God. Such type of Special mercy of God only happens on a person who engages his/her mind always in thinking of God, becomes God's devotee, offers obeisance's to God and always worships the God. Being completely absorbed in God, surely that person becomes eligible for God's Special mercy.

That is the reason that Adi Shankaracharya composed his famous verse Bhaja Govindam in 8th century, where he declared:

"bhajagovindam bhajagovindam
govindam bhaja muudhamate
sampraapte sannihite kaale
nahi nahi rakshati dukrijnkarane"


Worship Govinda, Worship Govinda,
Worship Govinda. Oh fool!
Nothing else will save you
at the time of your death.

Similarly below verses of Bhagwat Gita explain that:

"samo ’ham sarva-bhutesu
na me dvesyo ’sti na priyah
ye bhajanti tu mam bhaktya
mayi te tesu chapy aham" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 29)



"Sri Krishna said: I envy no one, nor am I partial to anyone. I am equal to all. But whoever renders service unto Me in devotion is a friend, is in Me, and I am also a friend to him."

"ananyas cintayanto mam
ye janah paryupasate
tesham nityabhiyuktanam
yoga-ksemam vahamy aham" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 22)


"Sri Krishna said: But those who always worship Me with exclusive devotion, meditating on My transcendental form—to them I carry what they lack, and I preserve what they have."

"sarva-dharman parityajya
mam ekam saranam vraja
aham tvam sarva-papebhyo
mokshayisyami ma suchah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eighteen verse 66)


"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, Abandon all varieties of religion or Setting aside all meritorious deeds, just surrender unto Me. I shall liberate you from all sins. Do not fear."

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Natural Course Of Life

On this earth daily thousands of new persons are born & daily thousands of people die of one reason or the other. This has been happening since creation of this earth. Life is not permanent on earth. One who is born on this earth dies after living for certain years. This cycle has been going on since ages. Bhagwat Gita also says the same thing:

"jatasya hi dhruvo mrityur
dhruvam janma mrtasya cha
tasmad apariharye ’rthe
na tvam socitum arhasi" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Two verse 27)

"Sri Krishna said: One who has taken his birth is sure to die, and after death one is sure to take birth again. Therefore, in the unavoidable discharge of your duty, you should not lament."

This truth of life & death is essential & is a natural course of life. Below story also describes that truth:

"A rich man asked a Zen master to write something down that could encourage the prosperity of his family for years to come. It would be something that the family could cherish for generations. On a large piece of paper, the master wrote, "Father dies, son dies, grandson dies."

The rich man became angry when he saw the master's work. "I asked you to write something down that could bring happiness and prosperity to my family. Why do you give me something depressing like this?"

"If your son should die before you," the master answered, "this would bring unbearable grief to your family. If your grandson should die before your son, this also would bring great sorrow. If your family, generation after generation, disappears in the order I have described, it will be the natural course of life. This is true happiness and prosperity."

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Prayers have positive results for the sick

When we are sick then we turn toward God & offer prayers to Almighty so that we can get well soon. Many times we pray for others too so that they can get well.

Many times we get surprising results & now, medical research has shown proof that healing prayers have positive results for the sick. Read full article on this at TOI here.............Prayers have positive results for the sick

Saturday, October 17, 2009

How long will it take to achieve Enlightenment?


A young man went to Gautama Buddha and sought the Master’s guidance to achieve Enlightenment, The conversation went as follows:

Young Man: Master how long will it take for me to achieve enlightenment?

Gautama Buddha: It all depends on you......

Young Man: If I put in ten hours of meditation every day how long will it take?

Gautama Buddha: Maybe ten years

Young Man: What if I put in fifteen hours meditation?

Gautama Buddha: Maybe fifteen years

Young Man; [getting irritated] What if I meditate for twenty hours?

Gautama Buddha: Maybe twenty five years

The young man was almost infuriated.

Young Man: I cannot understand your logic—the more effort I put in, the more time it will take—this is ridiculous, Please explain.

Gautama Buddha: As long as you are fixated and obsessed about your goal you will not achieve it. Just do spiritual practice without one eye on the goal. Let events take their shape.

Recently Nobel Laureate V. Ramakrishnan, an Indian American said in an TV interview that he embarked on his research not out of a desire to win laurels but out of curiosity to solve a scientific problem. He was not working with one eye on the Nobel Prize.

So ‘’It does not matter what you do in life. Let you aspire to be the very best in terms of excellence in whatever you do."


In other words EXCELLENCE ought to be our ideal and everything else ought to be a side effect.

Bhagwat Gita also teaches us to do work in this way. Doing work in such a way, is called "Nishkama Karma". "Nishkama Karma" just means, no egoism in our action, no expectation of any gain or reward but doing your work effectively. It is also that : “You have a right to action but never to the fruits of action.” Below verses of Bhagwat Gita Explains that only.

"Karmanye vadhikaraste
ma phalesu kadachana
ma karma-phala-hetur bhur
ma te sango ’stv akarmani" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Two verse 47)
"

"Sri Krishna said to Arjuna: You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action. Never consider yourself the cause of the results of your activities, and never be attached to not doing your duty."

"Yoga-sthah kuru karmani
sangam tyaktva dhananjaya
siddhy-asiddhyoh samo bhutva
samatvam yoga ucyate" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Two verse 48)"


"Sri Krishna said to Arjuna: Perform your duty with an equipoise mind, abandoning all attachment to success or failure. Such equanimity is called Yoga."

So just do your work with your 100% involvement & dedication & derive pleasure out of doing such work. You yourself shall then see that when you care for the work only & not it's final outcome, you work most effectively. Doing work in such a way is only called "Karma Yoga".

Read also...............It's Journey not the Outcome that matters

Read also...............What is Karmayoga? 

Sunday, October 11, 2009

GOD is one in Hinduism


General belief is that there are numerous Gods in Hinduism which are not there in other religions. However, the fact is that though there are numerous Gods in Hinduism but all these Gods are manifestation of one Supreme God only which is explained in Bhagwat Gita Chapter Ten in detail.

In Bhagwat Gita Chapter Ten, Lord Krishna is saying that he is the source of all beings & gods. Not even that as per Lord Krishna, all these universes & creations spring from but a spark of His splendor only. As per Him, He is seated in hearts of all living entities. He Himself is Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva & Lord Brahma. He Himself is Sun, Moon, Wind & Fire. He Himself is Rama God too. He Himself is Lord of wealth - Kubera. He Himself is Spiritual word Om. He Himself is river Ganges. Among women He Himself is manifested as Goddess of fortune (Lakshmi), Goddess of wisdom (Saraswati) & other Goddesses of fame, memory, intelligence, steadfastness and patience. As per Lord Krishna His opulence is limitless.

Hindus likewise believe in only one God. They glorify and praise His thousands of qualities. For example when God is love, He is symbolically represented by Lord Krishna, God as virtue is represented by lord Rama, God as power is represented by Lord Hanuman, God as wisdom is represented by Goddess Saraswati etc. etc. So these different aspects of Gods represent spirituality, purity, power etc. of the Ultimate One who is endless truth and bliss.



Below are some verses from Bhagwat Gita which explain about various manifestations of One Supreme God.

"aham atma gudakesha
sarva-bhutasaya-sthitah
aham adis cha madhyam cha
bhutanam anta eva cha" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 20)


"Sri Krishna said: I am the Super Soul, O Arjuna, seated in the hearts of all living entities. I am the beginning, the middle and the end of all beings."

"adityanam aham vishnur
jyotisam ravir amsuman
maricir marutam asmi
nakshatranam aham sasi" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 21)


"Sri Krishna said: Of the Adityas I am Vishnu, of lights I am the radiant Sun, of the Maruts I am Marici, and among the stars I am the Moon."

"rudranam sankaras chasmi
vitteso yaksha-rakshasam
vasunam pavakas chasmi
meruh sikharinam aham" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 23)


"Sri Krishna said: Of all the Rudras I am Lord Shiva, of the Yakshas and Rakshasas I am the Lord of wealth [Kubera], of the Vasus I am fire [Agni], and of mountains I am Meru."

"pavanah pavatam asmi
ramah shastra-bhrtam aham
jhasanam makaras chasmi
srotasam asmi jahnavi" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 31)


"Sri Krishna said: Of purifiers I am the Wind, of the wielders of weapons I am Rama, of fishes I am the shark, and of flowing rivers I am the Ganges."

"aksharanam a-karo ’smi
dvandvah samasikasya cha
aham evakshayah kalo
dhataham vishvato-mukhah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 33)


"Sri Krishna said: Of letters I am the letter A, and among compound words I am the dual compound. I am also inexhaustible time, and of creators I am Brahma."

"mrityuh sarva-haras chaham
udbhavas cha bhavisyatam
kirtih srir vak cha narinam
smritir medha dhrtih ksama" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 34)


"Sri Krishna said: I am all-devouring death, and I am the generating principle of all that is yet to be. Among women I am fame, fortune, fine speech, memory, intelligence, steadfastness and patience."

"yac chapi sarva-bhutanam
bijam tad aham arjuna
na tad asti vina yat syan
maya bhutam characharam" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 39)


"Sri Krishna said: Furthermore, O Arjuna, I am the generating seed of all existences. There is no being—moving or nonmoving—that can exist without Me."

"yad yad vibhutimat sattvam
srimad urjitam eva va
tat tad evavagaccha tvam
mama tejo-’msa-sambhavam" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 41)


"Sri Krishna said: Know that all opulent, beautiful and glorious creations spring from but a spark of My splendor."

"atha va bahunaitena
kim jnatena tavarjuna
vistabhyaham idam krtsnam
ekamsena sthito jagat" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 42)


"Sri Krishna said: But what need is there, Arjuna, for all this detailed knowledge? With a single fragment of Myself I pervade and support this entire universe."

Jai Shri Krishna



Sunday, October 04, 2009

Famous Quotes From Bhagwat Gita

BELOW ARE SOME OF THE FAMOUS QUOTES FROM BHAGWAT GITA:

"yada yada hi dharmasya
glanir bhavati bharata
abhyutthanam adharmasya
tadatmanam srjamy aham" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Four verse 7)


"Sri Krishna said: Whenever and wherever there is a decline in virtue/religious practice, O Arjuna, and a predominant rise of irreligion—at that time I descend Myself, i.e. I manifest Myself as an embodied being."

"paritranaya sadhunam
vinasaya cha duskritam
dharma-samsthapanarthaya
sambhavami yuge yuge" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Four verse 8)


"Sri Krishna said: To deliver the pious and to annihilate the miscreants, as well as to reestablish the principles of religion, I Myself appear, millennium after millennium."

"karmany evadhikaras te
ma phalesu kadachana
ma karma-phala-hetur bhur
ma te sango ’stv akarmani" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Two verse 47)


"Sri Krishna said: You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action. Never consider yourself the cause of the results of your activities, and never be attached to not doing your duty."

"na jayate mriyate va kadacin
nayam bhutva bhavita va na bhuyah
ajo nityah sasvato ’yam purano
na hanyate hanyamane sarire" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Two verse 20)


"Sri Krishna said: The soul is never born nor dies at any time. Soul has not come into being, does not come into being, and will not come into being. Soul is unborn, eternal, ever-existing and primeval. Soul is not slain when the body is slain."

"vasamsi jirnani yatha vihaya
navani grhnati naro ’parani
tatha sarirani vihaya jirnany
anyani samyati navani dehi" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Two verse 22)


"Sri Krishna said: As a human being puts on new garments, giving up old ones, the soul similarly accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones."

"nainam chindanti shastrani
nainam dahati pavakah
na chainam kledayanty apo
na sosayati marutah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Two verse 23)


"Sri Krishna said: The soul can never be cut to pieces by any weapon, nor burned by fire, nor moistened by water, nor withered by the wind."

Jai Shri Krishna



Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sri Radha Rani - Sri Krishna's true devotee


Sri Radharani was a Gopi who was most near to Lord Krishna’s heart. Sri Radha's devotion and dedication towards Lord Sri Krishna was complete that is the reason that she was most dear to Lord Krishna. Radha was not married to Lord Krishna but still she was most dear to Him even more than His wives. It was because Radha was always full of devotion towards the Lord & never thought of anyone besides Lord Krishna.. In pictures Radha is almost always depicted alongside Krishna.

It is said that Sri Radha is herself the "Devotional energy" of Lord Shri Krishna who is the Lord of the universe. Her name always comes before the name of Lord Krishna that is why God's one name is "Radha Krishna" also. Just take out only one "R" from "Radha Krishna" & it becomes just "aadha Krishna" i.e. "half Krishna" & that is the power of the name "Radha".

"Shyama" is another name of Shri Radha.

"Meri bhav badha haro, Radha nagari soey,
Ja tan ki jhaien parat, Shyam Harit duti hoey."

Hey, Goddess Shri Radha, You take care of my life of all troubles, Who's body shadow is enough to make Lord Krishna happy.

Read more about Sri Radha Rani............here.

Jai Shri Krishna



Sunday, September 20, 2009

Similarities between the lives of Jesus and Lord Krishna


I came across an article -Specific similarities between the lives of Jesus and Krishna-which finds similarities between the lives of Jesus and Lord Krishna. Though Lord Krishna was born more than 3100 years before the Jesus but some of the similarities between the lives of the two are interesting. There are some of similarities mentioned in the article which I do not subscribe to but the below mentioned ones are worth noticing......Like:
  • Both were called Savior, and the second person of the Trinity.
  • Both were sent from heaven to earth in the form of a man.
  • Krishna and Jesus were of royal descent.
  • Angels in both cases issued a warning that the local dictator planned to kill the baby and had issued a decree for his assassination.
  • Both Jesus and Krishna were called both a God and the Son of God.
  • Both claimed: "I am the Resurrection."
  • Both referred to themselves having existed before their birth on earth.
  • Both were god-men: being considered both human and divine.
  • They were both considered omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent.
  • Both performed many miracles, including the healing of disease.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Prayer


Prayer is an act of addressing the God for the purpose of worship or petition. Prayer is a way of having a personal experience and intimate connection with our loving God.

You should treat God just like your friend who knows everything about you. You can then count on your friend (God) all the time. Anytime you need Him, you can call and He won’t be upset with you. He is willing to listen to you and responds with love and concern all the time. The method of such calling your friend (God) is PRAYER. Rest assured that God is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all through the year.

Below are some beautiful quotes about the Prayer:

God looks not at the oratory of your prayers, how elegant they may be; nor at the geometry of your prayers, how long they may be; nor at the arithmetic of your prayers, how many they may; not at logic of your prayers, how methodical they may be; but the sincerity of them He looks at. -T. Brooks

Practice in life whatever you pray for, and God will give it to you more abundantly. -Pusey

We don't thank God enough for much that He has given us. Our prayers are too often the beggar's prayer, the prayer that asks for something. We offer too few prayers of thanksgiving and of praise. -Robert E. Woods, D.D.

If you would have God hear you when you pray, you must hear Him when He speaks. He stops His ears against the prayers of those who stop their ears against His laws. -unknown

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words, than words without a heart. -Bunyan

Never think that God's delays are God's denials. True prayer always receives what it asks, or something better. -Tryon Edwards

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Why You Should Read Bhagwat Gita?


Before elaborating my view point, why you should read Bhagwat Gita, below are thoughts of century's greatest saint Mahatma Gandhi about Bhagwat Gita & why he used to read this great philosophy of Bhagwat Gita.

"When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagavad-Gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. Those who meditate on the Gita will derive fresh joy and new meanings from it every day." - Mahatma Gandhi
Now here is what I have to say:

In your day to day life you encounter myriads of problems, gets work pressure, stress etc. Now if you can find some way in which you can de-stress yourself & find peace of mind within you then how good it be. The great philosophy of Bhagwat Gita not only tells us about the Yoga technique which can make your body stress free but also gives many ways by which you can calm your mind. Other than that it tells you about the mystery of Life & Death. It also tells you about the origin of this universe & life on other planets.

In fact Bhagwat Gita is the "Song of the Divine" told by the Divine (God himself) to His disciple Arjuna. In it God (Lord Krishna) himself teaches Arjuna the philosophy of truth. In it Lord Krishna tells Arjuna about the philosophy of rebirth or reincarnation & how individual soul transmigrates from one body to the other. It also teaches you the difference between a Soul & Supersoul (God). It also tells you, what is Karma & how you can do the Karma effectively through Karmayoga.



In Bhagwat Gita, God teaches basically the four paths through which one can understand the philosophy of soul or oneself. First one is "Sankhya yoga" or the "Yoga of Knowledge", the second one is "Karma yoga, or the Yoga of Action." Third one is "Dhyana yoga" or the "The Yoga of Meditation". Fourth one is "Bhakti Yoga" or the "The Yoga of Devotion."

So if you want to have a stress free life & the peace of mind then you should read Bhagwat Gita. If you want to know the mystery of Life & Death, rebirth etc. then also you should read this great "Divine Song". It is basically the essence of all the Vedas, Puranas, Upanishads & all other Hindu scriptures. My say is that if you are able to understand the divine philosophy of Bhagwat Gita then you are able to understand all the great scriptures as it is the essence of all those great books.

Personally to me, reading Bhagwat Gita gives me peace of mind, clears my doubts about life, makes me understand people better & let's me come closer to God.



Jai Sri Krishna.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

How much do you care for God?

A man once visited a temple under construction where he saw a sculptor making an idol of God. Suddenly he noticed a similar idol lying nearby. Surprised, he asked the sculptor, "Do you need two statues of the same idol?" "No," said the sculptor without looking up, "We need only one, but the first one got damaged at the last stage." The gentleman examined the idol and found no apparent damage. "Where is the damage?" he asked. "There is a scratch on the nose of the idol." said the sculptor, still busy with his work. "Where are you going to install the idol?"

The sculptor replied that it would be installed on a pillar twenty feet high. "If the idol is that far, who is going to know that there is a scratch on the nose?" the gentleman asked. The sculptor stopped his work, looked up at the gentleman, smiled and said, "I will know it."

That is the care that a true devotee of God has it for his God. He wants to care for each aspect of the God. We should also devote fully to God & His work so that He can always be on our mind, heart & soul. By such exclusive devotion only from the heart, we can attain to Him. God himself says in Bhagwat Gita:

"ananyas cintayanto mam
ye janah paryupasate
tesham nityabhiyuktanam
yoga-ksemam vahamy aham" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 22)

"Sri Krishna said: But those who always worship Me with exclusive devotion, meditating on My transcendental form—to them I give what they lack in life, and I protect what they have."

This story also teaches us that we should excel in everything we do in life. The desire to excel is exclusive of the fact whether someone else appreciates it or not. "Excellence" is a drive from inside, not outside. Excellence is not for someone else to notice but for your own satisfaction and efficiency......

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Veil

Once there was a king. He had conquered all this earth & was the supreme king of the earth. One day while he was roaming around near his palace, he saw a monk/fakir who was having something very shining in his hand. The king enquired from the monk, which jewel it is & how it is shining so bright? Somehow the monk did not wanted to tell anything about it to the king so he took some dust & threw it on that shining thing & all the bright shine was gone & it appeared to be a stone. At this the king again enquired from the monk what it is & how all the shine has gone just due to sprinkling of some dust on it. At this the monk told the king that it is a jewel just like the human eye. Human eye has all the power to see all things clearly & is always shining but if veil of dust comes upon it then the whole vision is blurred & one cannot see things properly.

Similar to the above is our situation as we are not able to see the true nature of our self & this world. We say that we are this body but one day this body perishes. We don't believe that we are immortal soul but we are born again & again after death, as your soul cannot die ever. Our inner eye or intellect is covered with the dust of ignorance & we don't see things as it is. Our intelligence is covered with ignorance, just like a mirror is covered by the dust & you are not able to see your face properly in it.

We all need to introspect & see where our thinking is right in understanding our self. Let's not cover our mind & intellect with a veil of ignorance but try to see things in right perspective. Below verse of Bhagwat Gita tells about how our mind & intellect is covered with the veil of ignorance. Let's clear this veil with the knowledge of the self (soul) & see properly. Then you shall be able to see that you are that immortal soul which is part & parcel of the Universal Soul (God). When you shall be firm in faith that you are immortal soul, then death shall cease to exist for you as death is of a body & not yourself who is an immortal soul.

"dhumenavriyate vahnir
yathadarso malena cha
yatholbenavrto garbhas
tatha tenedam avrtam" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Three verse 38)

"Sri Krishna said: As fire is covered by smoke, as a mirror is covered by dust, or as the embryo is covered by the womb, so the knowledge of living entity is similarly covered by different degrees of this (desire)."

"na jayate mriyate va kadacin
nayam bhutva bhavita va na bhuyah
ajo nityah sasvato ’yam purano
na hanyate hanyamane sarire" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Two verse 20)

"Sri Krishna said: The soul is never born nor dies at any time. Soul has not come into being, does not come into being, and will not come into being. Soul is unborn, eternal, ever-existing and primeval. Soul is not slain when the body is slain."


Sunday, September 06, 2009

Spark of the Divine


"Who are you? A reflection of the Divine Light.

What is this world? A wave on the Everlasting Sea.

How could the reflection be cut off from the Light?

How could the wave be separate from the Sea?

Know that this reflection and this wave are that very

Light and Sea.
"

Jami, a Sufi Poet

This whole world has it's existence in that Universal Soul (God) only. God is like the ocean & you are like a wave of that ocean. We all are waves of the same Ocean. There is no higher or lower wave. As the waves and the ocean are one, so are you, part & parcel of God only. One's ego only separates one from the God. Just lose your ego & dive yourself in the ocean of Universal Soul.

When a fire is burning, many sparks come out it. Similarly, all these souls have come out from that Universal Soul. "Mundaka Upanisad" explains that only:

"tat etat satyam yatha su-diptat pavakad
visphulingah sahasrasah prabhavante
sa-rupah tathaksharad vividhah saumya
bhavah prajayante tatra caivapi yanti"

The Supreme God is real and eternal. As many thousands of sparks come from a blazing fire, so many different living entities are manifested from the imperishable Supreme God and then again go & merge into Him.

In Bhagwat Gita also God says that this whole world & it's people are nothing else but part & parcel of Him only. Just like clusters of Yarn-Beads are woven on a thread, so is this whole world threaded in Him. So You are nothing but a "Spark of the Divine".

"mattah parataram nanyat
kincid asti dhananjaya
mayi sarvam idam protam
sutre mani-gana iva" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Seven verse 7)


"Sri Krishna said:

There is nothing else besides Me,
Like clusters of Yarn-Beads,
Formed by knots on a thread,
All this world is threaded on Me (universal soul)."

Thursday, September 03, 2009

My Random Thoughts - 6

Below are few of my random thoughts which I have posted recently on Twitter . I post these small thoughts regularly on Twitter , however, I shall compile & post it over here too regularly after few days of posting on Twitter :

Life & Death are essential events in God's creation, Let's see beyond these.........

If you are able to love the God then you able to love everybody..............

You are too small in comparison to this vast infinite cosmic creation..........

When your SOUL is all pervading, everywhere present, then where is the point of going & coming.........

Imperfect human beings cannot give you perfect Love, only Perfect one (GOD) can give you Perfect Love...........

Never think negative in your life as, whatever, you think in life, it just happens in your life............

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Jai Mata Di - Sabse Bada Tera Naam - Movie Suhaag - Music Video

Jai Mata Di - Sabse Bada Tera Naam - is a Devotional Bhazan in the praise of of Goddess Durga. It is from Hindi movie - Suhaag


Jai Mata Di - Maa Sherowali - Movie 'Mard' 1985 - Music Video

Jai Mata Di - Maa Sherowali - is a Devotional Bhazan in the praise of of Goddess Durga. It is from Hindi movie - Mard -1985

"Tune Mujhe Bulaya Sherawaliye" by Narendra Chanchal & Rafi - Music Video

"Tune Mujhe Bulaya Sherawaliye" is a Devotional Bhazan in the praise of of Goddess Durga. It is from the bollywood movie Aasha which was released in 1980. It is sung by Narendra Chanchal Ji & Mohammed Rafi Ji. Jai Mata Vaishno Devi, Jai Mata Di, Jai Kali, Jai Durga, Jai Ambe, Jai Gauri.


Jai Maa Durga - Ya Devi Sarvbhuteshu - Mantra - Music Video

Jai Maa Durga - Ya Devi Sarvbhuteshu - is a Devotional Mantra in the praise of of Goddess Durga. Jai Mata Vaishno Devi, Jai Mata Di, Jai Kali, Jai Durga, Jai Ambe, Jai Gauri.


Jai Maa Durga - "Oonche Parbat Dera Tera" by Sri Narendra Chanchal - Music Video

Jai Maa Durga - "Oonche Parbat Dera Tera" - is a Devotional Bhazan in the praise of of Goddess Durga. It is sung by great devotee of Maa Durga by Sri Narendra Chanchal Ji. Jai Mata Vaishno Devi, Jai Mata Di, Jai Kali, Jai Durga, Jai Ambe, Jai Gauri.


"Maa Teriya Chunniya Lal Lal" - Music Video

"Maa Teriya Chunniya Lal Lal" by Sardool Sikander " - is a Devotional Bhazan in the praise of of Goddess Durga. Jai Mata Vaishno Devi, Jai Mata Di, Jai Kali, Jai Durga, Jai Ambe, Jai Gauri. It is a devotional song.


Jai Mata Di - Maa Meri Pat Rakhiyo Sada - Music Video

"Jai Mata Di - Maa Meri Pat Rakhiyo Sada" - is a Devotional Bhazan in the praise of of Goddess Durga. Jai Mata Vaishno Devi, Jai Mata Di, Jai Kali, Jai Durga, Jai Ambe, Jai Gauri.


Jai Mata Di - Maa Tu Mujhe Darshan De - Music Video

"Jai Mata Di - Maa Tu Mujhe Darshan De" - is a Devotional Bhazan in the praise of of Goddess Durga. It is sung by Sonu Nigam. Jai Mata Vaishno Devi, Jai Mata Di, Jai Kali, Jai Durga, Jai Ambe, Jai Gauri.


Maa Durga - Chalisa by Sri Chanchal Ji - Music Video

"Maa Durga - Chalisa by Sri Chanchal Ji" - is a Devotional Bhazan in the praise of of Goddess Durga. It is sung by great devotee of Maa Durga Sri Chanchal Ji. Jai Mata Vaishno Devi, Jai Mata Di, Jai Kali, Jai Durga, Jai Ambe, Jai Gauri.

Ganesh Pancharatnam Stotram by SubbaLakshmi - Music Video

"Ganesha Pancharatnam Stotram by SubbaLakshmi" is a Devotional prayer of the Hindus sung in the praise of "Lord Ganesha - Son of Lord Shiva". It is sung by SubbaLakshmi. Pray to Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha is a Hindu God who removes all obstacles in life.


Ganesha Aarti - Music Video

"Ganesha Aarti" is a Devotional song of the Hindus sung in the praise of "Lord Ganesha - Son of Lord Shiva". Pray to Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha is a Hindu God who removes all obstacles in life.

Ganesh Chalisa - Music Video

"Ganesh Chalisa" is a Devotional song of the Hindus sung in the praise of "Lord Ganesha - Son of Lord Shiva". Pray to Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha is a Hindu God who removes all obstacles in life.


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Doubt

Doubt is a feeling of uncertainty about the truth, reality or distrust of anything. In spiritualism doubt is just opposite of the Faith. Faith in God as the Supreme reality is the essence of any religion.
If you have doubt in the existence of God & do not consider Him the all powerful one, who has created this universe & it's creation, then you are not the Faithful one. In one's life, Faith in God gives us a direction in understanding this universe & it's people, while doubt creates uncertainty, distrust & disbelief in life.

If you do not have faith in God then you cannot believe in the words of God. Such doubting person cannot find peace in life & cannot attain to Divine consciousness. Doubting soul finds happiness neither in this world nor in the next, while the faithful one's attain peace & reach to God easily. Below verse of Bhagwat Gita explains that only.

"ajnas chasraddadhanas cha
samsayatma vinasyati
nayam loko ’sti na paro
na sukham samsayatmanah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Four verse 40)

"Sri Krishna said: But ignorant and faithless human beings who doubt the revealed scriptures do not attain God consciousness; they fall down. For the doubting soul there is happiness neither in this world nor in the next."

Here is a small story which explains the virtues of faith:

Once there were four monks. Three of the monks always used to spend all of their time in debating and talking about the existence of God & all types of intellectual pursuits. Fourth one was a simple man who had great faith in God & always used to sweep the floors of the temple. At the end, this simple man got enlightenment first. At this the intellectual monks asked their mentor how come the simple man got enlightenment first. At that their mentor responded, "When he was sweeping the temple floor, he was also sweeping the corners of his mind of all doubts". His firm faith in God without any doubt is the reason that he is able to attain to enlightenment first.