Sunday, December 30, 2012

Infatuation Takes Our Mind Away From God

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 "Once there was a family man called “Lala Ji” who was deeply attached (in fact Infatuated) to his wife & children. He had a Guru (Master) who was a great devotee of God & used to wander in the world spreading the message of God. One day his Guru came to his home & asked him to leave the homely infatuation & come with him to work in service of God. On this proposal “Lala Ji” said to his Guru that he is happy with his family & shall join him once his son got married.

After the marriage of his son, Guru Ji again came to “Lala Ji” & asked him to leave the family infatuation & come with him to work in service of God. Once again “Lala Ji” said that he is very happy with his family & shall join him once he enjoyed the pleasure of having a grandson & playing with the little master. His Guru again went back & came to him after the birth of his grandson but this time again “Lala Ji” did not go with his Guru & asked him to come later on as he felt very happy with his family.

In this way, while not listening to his Guru of devoting his life in the service of God, “Lala Ji” died one day. As he was always in the thought of his family, so at the time of his death, he got reborn as an “Insect” in the “small open drain” of his house only. After his death, his Guru once again came to him & said, ” See, you had not listened to me to devote your life in the service of God & see that due to deep Infatuation with your family, you are now born as an “Insect” in the “open filthy drain” of your house only. On this he said to his Guru that he is happy living as an “Insect” in the “open filthy drain” as he still feels that he is in the same house & still near to his near & dear ones. On this, his Guru left him forever & never returned to him again."

So see, what happens to a person who is always deeply Infatuated with his family & not spends his life in the service of God.

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 names 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 only & forgetting the God. Pl. remember that all relatives of yours are yours, till the time you are in this physical body.

Bhagwat Gita also teaches us to live in this world like that without getting attached to anything or any being. Just like a drop of water on Lotus, where though it is there on it but it is not attached to it.

"sri-bhagavan uvacha
kutasa-tva kashmalam-idam
vishame samupasthitam
anarya-jushtam asvargyam
akirti-karam arjuna" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Two verse 2)

"Sri Bhagavan said: Arjuna, how has this infatuation overtaken you at this odd hour? It is not at all befitting for a man who knows the value of life. Neither it shall bring heaven, nor fame to you."

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

"Sri Krishna said: 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 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. Live your life unattached, just like a drop of water on Lotus, where though it is there on it but it is not attached to it.



Jai Sri Krishna

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