Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Our Body is Overcoat of the Soul Inside

Most of us identify ourselves with this body of ours. We see this body of ours in the mirror & feel that this is our real self. However, this delusion of ours goes momentarily, when we see someone dead. Then we think, shall we too be dead like him one day or shall we live after leaving this body too? If you are a non-believer then you may think yourself to be dead but if you believe in God & religion then you may think otherwise.

In fact we are the soul inside our body & this soul can never die though body may die. As per the 'Bhagwat Gita', our body is like our clothes that we wear on our body & after death these worn out clothes are dropped by the embodied soul. In that sense your body is the Overcoat of your soul inside. You in essence are a 'Soul' & this 'Soul' of yours shall wear another body (read, shall wear another pair of clothes / Overcoat) after death. So this eternal soul is indestructible which changes its present embodied form/body for another embodied form/body, when the physical body dies.

Below are some verses of 'Bhagwat Gita' which explains the same truth.

First one is "Verse - 22, Chapter Two of Bhagwat Gita"

“vasansi jirn-nani yatha vihaay
navani grihnati naro-parani
tatha sharirani vihaya jirnany-
anyani sanyati navani dehi” (Gita: Chapter II verse 22)

"As a person discarding worn-out clothes, puts on new garments, likewise the embodied soul, casting off worn-out bodies,enters into other bodies which are new."

Second one is "Verse - 23, Chapter Two of Bhagwat Gita"

“nainum chindanti shastrani
nainum dahati pavaka
na chainam kledayanty-apo
na soshayati maruta” (Gita: Chapter II verse 23)

"Weapons cannot cut the soul, nor it can be burned by fire, nor water can moisten it, nor wind can make it dry."

Third one is "Verse - 24, Chapter Two of Bhagwat Gita"

“acchedyo-ayam adahyo-ayam
akledyo-asoshya ev ch
nity sarv-gatah sthanur
achalo-ayam sanatanah” (Gita: Chapter II verse 24)

"For this individual soul is incapable of being cut; and insoluble, and can be neither burned nor dried. This soul is eternal, constant, omnipresent, unchangeable, immovable and everlasting."

Fourth one is "Verse - 30, Chapter Two of Bhagwat Gita"

“dehi nityam avadhyo-ayam
dehe sarvasy bharat
tasmat sarvani bhutani
na tvam shochitum-arhasi” (Gita: Chapter II verse 30)

"O descendant of Bharata, this soul residing in the bodies of all can never be slain. Therefore you should not grieve for any living being."

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Only rare one knows God in Reality

We have seen so many Godly people, Priests, Guru’s, Saints, Mahatma’s, Baba’s, Fakir’s, Swamis, Gyani’s, Dhyani’s etc. etc. all around us who can be seen preaching all about morality & gospels of God. But do all of them know about God really? Do they really have knowledge about matters of God? Can these Gurus’s lead us to God? Do what they preach actually practice? Do they have really known & realize God & can they be your Guide in leading you to God?

In reality if you see, the answer to all the above questions is that very few i.e. may be only 1-2% out of all those sorts present in the society are those who really have knowledge of God or who really know God. Rest all are not fake, they do may have some Bookish knowledge where from they read & teach you but most of them do not have in depth knowledge of God. Great Swami Vivekananda when initially approached for the first time to Great Guru Ramakrishna Paramhansa, he only asked one question from him. Have you seen God? To Swami Vivekananda question, the Great Guru answered, Yes, I have seen him & I see him just like I see you.

In Bhagwat Gita also the Great Lord, Sri Krishna says the same about this matter. Below is a good verse, "Verse - 3, Chapter Seven of Bhagwat Gita" teaching the same thing.

"Manush-yanam sahes-tresu
kashchid yatati siddhyaye
yat-taam api siddhanam
kashchin mam vetti tatvatah"(Gita: Chapter VII verse 3)

“Of thousands of men some rare soul strives to realize Me & endeavour for perfection, and of those striving Yogis, again, someone rare one (devoting himself exclusively to Me) knows Me in reality."

So if you do have some Guru etc. or you know of a great soul whom you revere as Great Godly person, then be sure that your Idol person really has knowledge of God & has realized Him. Just check whether he is another run of the mill person or a real rare Gem who knows God in reality.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Is there life on other Planets???... Yes, You are a Cosmic Traveler

Is there life on other Planets??? Do we travel or can travel from one Planet / Star to another? This question is always there in modern day scientists mind. As the distances from one planet to another are so high that even if we are able to travel very very fast towards these planets, it shall take many many years to reach the nearest planet. But we do see so many stars, planets, galaxies through telescopes & now a days, through Hubble Telescope too so many Galaxies & stars are so vividly seen that our earth is not even a speck of dust in this vast Universe. But due to distances of Space & Time, we are unable to actually see into these other celestial things/bodies from closer & are unable to find the facts whether there is life there on these celestial bodies or not?

Now as per Einstein's theory of Relativity, any material body, when travels & starts nearing the velocity of light (1,86,000 miles / sec), it's weight starts increasing & it's weight shall increase to INFINITE weight, if it actually starts travelling at the velocity of light. So this clearly establishes that any material thing/body cannot travel at the velocity of light as with the increase in its weight it shall require Infinite energy to move it. So our material body travelling at the speed of light is just ruled out as per above reason. So if we with this material body cannot travel at that light speed so we cannot go & look into other celestial bodies.

So we shall have to change our thinking, rather Mindset about all such matters. Till date our Scientific World is able to think only about the Material Things & Material Bodies & our scientists are able to think & do research about these Material things only. But the vastness of this world limits their research as said above due to the limitations posed by Einstein's theory of Relativity as with this material body of theirs they cannot go & explore the outer worlds out there. Now our scientists, astronomers need to change their thinking & Mindset. They need to think beyond Material things & need to think about "Immaterial things" , "Immaterial Bodies" & "Immaterial worlds".

Now what is "Immaterial"? "Immaterial" is that thing which exists but is not in the Material Form. "Light" is a kind of "Immaterial" thing. Light can be felt, it has it's existence but still it is not material. So the Things/Bodies/Worlds made of Light or "Immaterial" substance needs to be the new research area of our scientists if they need to know more about this big, huge universe. Now, as with the material mindset we cannot know about this universe & other planets , we need to think in terms of subtle things & spiritual things, with a spiritual mindset. With this Spiritual thinking only where we go beyond this material thinking, we are able to know more about this universe. Here a thing to note is that subtle & spiritual things & thinking about it is a matter of FAITH & not reason, as those things which exists but are unable to be seen by eyes or perceived with our other senses, cannot come under the scope of physical microscope or can be reasoned. But if we do have FAITH & do subtle practices to perceive it, then we can know about these & experience these also.

In this sense, "Bhagwat Gita" is a great book which gives all these answers to these questions. Now as the science & it's laws have limitations , so we shall need to have " FAITH" in all these scriptures & shall need to find the truths of Life & it's Subtle answers from these great books. As per "Bhagwat Gita" , God has created this whole creation with its so many planets/Stars/Solar Systems/Galaxies where people live in Material, as well as, in "Immaterial Bodies" & a person goes to these places at different points of Time & Space as per their Karmic Laws.

Below are few verses of "Bhagwat Gita" which points out of a soul travelling to different planets as per Karmic Law.

Here is one "Verse - 14, Chapter Fourteen of Bhagwat Gita"

"yada sattve pravreddhe tu
pralayam yati deh-bhrit
tado Uttam-vidam lokan
malan pratipadhyate " (Gita: Chapter XIV verse 14)

"When one dies after doing Great & Good Karmas & establishsed in the mode of goodness, he attains to the pure higher planets of the great sages."

Here is another one "Verse - 15, Chapter Fourteen of Bhagwat Gita"

"rajsi pralayam gatva
karma-sanghisu jayte
tatha pralinas tamsi
mudhh-yonishu jayate" (Gita: Chapter XIV verse 15)

"When one dies after doing Mixed Karmas in the mode of passion, he takes birth among those engaged in fruitive activities; and when one dies in the mode of ignorance, he takes birth in the animal kingdom."

Here is another one "Verse - 18, Chapter Fourteen of Bhagwat Gita"

"urdhvam gacchanti sattva-stha
madhye tish-thanti rajasa
adho gacchanti tamasa (Gita: Chapter XIV verse 18)

"Those situated in the mode of goodness after doing Good Karma's gradually go upward to the higher planets; those in the mode of passion after doing Mixed Karma's live on the earthly planets; and those in the abominable mode of ignorance after doing Bad Karma's go down to the hellish worlds."

So the above said verses clearly establish that there are many many worlds in this universe where there is life & these planets / stars / worlds are inhabited by people of different good & bad qualities. Human soul after doing Good & Bad Karma's on this earth travels to these worlds after death & live over there as per Karmic laws.

There are many expert Yogis who by the power of their Yoga can go out of their present body at will & can travel anywhere in this universe by the power of their Yoga. But such Great Yogis are rare. In India there had been many mystics who had the power to rise above the laws of nature & are beyond the powers of Karma's. They had the power to move out of their body & in the cosmos at their free will. Jesus Christ too had similar powers due to which he was able to resurrect his body after death & was able to appear before his disciples after death. He too had the power to move freely on Earth & in Cosmos even after his death. Jesus had realised the all pervading God or all pervading consciousness & was one that consciousness. Due to his oneness with God, Jesus had the power to move around the many mansions of God i.e. move around different planets/ stars/ cosmos in the universe.

Now below is how a normal human soul (not a realized Yogi's Soul) travels to these worlds after death as per the karmic laws.

As per the "Bhagwat Gita", " in human body there is an entity called "Mann" which is also an "Immaterial" substance . This "Mann" is also called a spark of the universally present consciousness. It is the "Consciousness" or " Mann" through which we are able to perceive this world, i.e. all the enjoyments of senses are perceived through this " Mann" only in our body. Human intellect & memory are also a part of it & all the memories of this birth & previous births are also stored in this "Mann" only.

At the death of a person this "Consciousness" or " Mann" takes aways all the human senses, its past, present sensory experiences & all the past, present memories with it. It is so subtle that due to its "Immaterial" nature it can travel at the speed of Light & can travel from one planet to another. So due to all the Karmic law as destined by God, it goes from one body to another in the different worlds. So as a person's "Mann" moves from one body to another & one world to another world in " Time & Space", so that's why, It is also called "A Cosmic Traveler"
Below are some more verses of "Bhagwat Gita", which clearly tells that there are so many Material Worlds in which a Soul ("Mann" which is a spark of the all pervading Cosmic Consciousness) travels from one place to another after taking repeated births. These are those people who have not yet known the God, hence they take repeated births.

But then there are those great souls who have known God & becomes eligible to better worlds which are not perishable. These worlds & these human beings are not annihilated & live an eternal life over there. Below are two verses teaching the same thing.

First one is "Verse - 16, Chapter Eight of Bhagwat Gita" :

"a-brahm-bhuvanan loka
punara vartino ajuna
mam upetya tu kauntey
punara janm na vidhyate" (Gita: Chapter VIII verse 16)

"From the highest planet of Brahm Loka in the material world down to the lowest world, all are places of misery wherein a person comes in repeated birth and death from time to .time. But one who attains to to Me (God), O son of Kunti, never takes birth again."

Second one is "Verse - 20, Chapter Eight of Bhagwat Gita" :

"para's tasmat tu bhavo a'nyo
a'vyakto a'vyaktat sanatanah
ya sa sarveshu bhuteshu
nashyatsu na vinashyati " (Gita: Chapter VIII verse 20)

"Beyond the above said material worlds, which are all perishable, there is another unmanifest nature, which is eternal and is transcendental in nature. It is supreme and is never annihilated. When all in this material world is annihilated, that part remains as it is i.e. it is never annihilated & there is eternal life."

So Let us have Faith in God & Scriptures as with a spiritual bent of mind only you can unravel the mysteries of world & your life.

"Aarti Kije Hanuman Lalla Ki"- Lord Hanuman Prayer/Aarti

"Aarti Kije Hanuman Lalla Ki" is a prayer in the praise of Hindu God, "Lord Hanumana". A soul soothing prayer. Jai Sri Ram. Jai Hanuman.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Infatuation is the Cause of Most Sorrows

Infatuation is something that we get attached to some object or person badly. We are always thinking of that & without that object / person , our life seems impossible. Due to such Infatuation to that object or person our mind always wanders about that & forgets other important things in life.

In "Bhagwat Gita" Lord Krishna finds Arjuna in the same state during War at Kurukshetra when Arjuna refused to do his duty to fight the righteous war against Kaurvas. His mind became infatuated & started seeing his enemies as his relatives & refused to fight.

Seeing all such infatuation of Arjuna in which he forgot his duty to fight the war, Lord Krishna told him through "Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Two verse 2" recitation that such Infatuation to his relatives is not good as in the present situation they were standing against him as his enemies, so loving his enemies was not good.

We too find our self in such situations many times. Say you have very lovely children & you love them very much. You always think of them & little separation of them from you worries you alot. But say one day your son gets admission to some foreign university & he has to leave you for quite many years. You find yourself so much attached to him that your mind gets troubled at just thinking that he shall go away to such a faraway land & you shall not be able to meet him. Similar thing happens when your daughter gets married. So in all such cases if your mind is attached to them greatly, so great shall be the pain to the mind during separation from them also.

Same applies to other material things like your home, your car, money etc. etc. So if your mind is attached to these things greatly, so great shall be the pain to your mind during its separation also.

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 thing material 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 like a drop of water on Lotus, where though it is there on it but it is not attached to it.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Hare Rama Hare Krishna - Mahamantra

Chanting the below Maha Mantra is very auspicious:

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna,Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama,Rama Rama Hare Hare

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Be Devoted to God only

In "Bhagwat Gita", Lord Krishna Says that if a person is devoted to God only then God rescues that person from ocean of Birth & Death i.e. that man becomes eligible for permanent life beyond death forever with God.

As per ( Gita: Chapter XII verse 8 ) God says that:

" Fix Your mind on Me ( God) and establish your reasoning in Me ( God) alone; thereafter doing so you shall abide in Me ( God) only. There is no doubt about it. "

So as per assurance given by God in Gita, Lets all be devotees of God only & let's pray for Him ( God) daily.

Dive in the omnipresence of your self

Just Close your eyes & think of yourself as the omnipresent soul. Just like the space is all pervasive, in the similar manner think of the all pervasive, omnipresent nature of your self /soul. In this way you shall go away from the narrow bodily feeling of yourself as one point body in space & shall feel the greatness of soul which is all pervading in the universe.

As per Gita, think yourself to be that soul which is beyond this body, which is unthinkable, imperishable, ineffable, eternal, all pervading, immobile, unmanifest & immutable. In fact your nature is also that only which is also called Brahma.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Qualities of People of 'Demoniac Nature'

In "Bhagwat Gita", Lord Krishna tells about in detail the people of demoniac nature who are born in this world to cause pain to others & are the cause of destruction of this world. Just go through the qualities of the people of demoniac / bad nature & reflect, whether there are any such qualities present in yourself. If you find any such qualities in you, just try to weed these out of your nature, as otherwise, these shall lead to your fall only, morally & spiritually.

As per the Lord in ( Gita: Chapter XVI verse 7 to 20 ) God says that:

" Men belonging to the demoniac group know not what is right activity & what right cessation of activity. Hence they posses neither purity ( internal & external), nor good conduct nor truth." - Bhagwat Gita: Chapter XVI verse-7

"They say: The world is without any foundation & altogether false, Godless & brought about by mutual union ( of man & woman); what else?"- Bhagwat Gita: Chapter XVI verse-8

"Embracing this view, these lost souls with little understanding, ill disposed & devoted to cruel actions, are born for the destruction of the world."- Bhagwat Gita: Chapter XVI verse-9

"Possessed of hypocrisy, conceit & arrogance & given to insatiable passion, and adopting false doctrines due to delusion, they take to action with impure vows."- Bhagwat Gita: Chapter XVI verse-10

"Giving themselves over to endless cares terminating only with death, and given to the enjoyment of sensuous pleasures, they believe the highest limit of joy to consist only in this."
"Held in bondage by a hundred ties of expectation, given over to passion & anger, they strive to obtain by unlawful means hoards of money for the enjoyment of sensuous pleasures."-
Bhagwat Gita: Chapter XVI verse 11-12

"This has been won by me today; that ambition I shall realize now; this wealth is mine already; that will be mine again"
"This enemy has been already disposed of by me, and I shall make short work of others also. I am the lord, I am the enjoyer. I am perfect, powerful & happy.
"I am wealthy, and high-born. who else is like unto me? I shall perform sacrifices, give alms & rejoice. Thus deluded by ignorance, bewildered by numerous thoughts, enmeshed of the web of delusion & addiced of the enjoyment of sensuous pleasures, men of demoniacal nature fall into the foulest hell."- Bhagwat Gita: Chapter XVI - verse 13,14,15 & Bhagwat Gita: Chapter XVI - verse 16

"Self-important, unbending, filled with the intoxication of wealth & honor, performing nominal sacrifices for show & contrary to scriptural ordinance."- Bhagwat Gita: Chapter XVI verse-17
"Given over to egoism, violence, insolence, passion & anger, these malicious persons hate Me ( God) that dwell in the bodies of others, as well, as in their own body."- Bhagwat Gita: Chapter XVI verse-18

"These haters, evil, cruel, & vilest among men, I ( God) repeatedly throw into demoniacal wombs in this world."- Bhagwat Gita: Chapter XVI verse -19

"Arjuna, cast into demoniacal wombs, birth after birth, these fools, attaining not to Me ( God), sink into still lower depths."- Bhagwat Gita: Chapter XVI verse-20

So above are the demoniacal qualities of bad people as defined per the "Bhagwat Gita" in this world & we should abstain from all such qualities.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Lord, Fill the Cup of my life

'Ah, my Beloved, fill the Cup that clears
To-day of past Regrets and future Fears--
To-morrow?--Why, To-morrow I may be
Myself with Yesterday's Sev'n Thousand Years.

'Omar Khayyam'

Above few lines of the Persian Poet, 'Omar Khayyam' can be interpreted in the philosophical sense as:

Oh, my Lord , fill my consciousness with bliss, ecstasy & Your love, so that ignorance flees away from my life. Only your love can dispel my past regrets & also the fear of future wrongs, whose consequence shall be sorrow & misfortune only. O Lord, I cannot wait until tomorrow to wait for your grace to happen on me, as tomorrow can be like infinite past only, when I died so many times without knowing you. I want you to Fill the Cup of my Life, today only, with your love & devotion. I don't want to die, time & again in future, as I have done in the past. I know you shall come to my rescue & fill my Soul with your Love.

Let's Work for God only

Below are verses from "Bhagwat Gita-Chapter Twelve- Verse - 6-7", in which God is asking his disciple Arjuna to do all his actions / activities for Him only. The below verses are firstly, written in, as it is written in original Sanskrit in Bhagwat Gita & below that is English translation of that verse.

' Ye tu srvani krmani
myi sanyasya mat-para
anany-naiv yogen
maam dhyayant upasate '

' Tesham-aham samud-dharta
bhavami na-chirat parth
mayy-avesita-chetsam ' ( Bhagwat Gita: Chapter XII verse 6-7 )

'Those people, who worship Me by surrendering all their activities unto Me, are always devoted to Me, always meditate upon Me, Having always fixing their minds upon Me, O Parth - to them, I swiftly rescue from the ocean of birth and death.'

Through above verse 6 & 7, God is telling 'Parth' (another name of Arjuna, his disciple), that those people who work for God only & offer all their activities & work to Him only, to such a Soul He shows great mercy, always protects him & finally rescues him during & after death.

Now, how we can work for God only? This whole world is the creation of God only & knowingly, unknowingly, we all are working for the maintenance of this world only. Just introspect & see that, whatever, work or job (good one), you are doing in this world, it is helping in someway or the other in maintaining & sustaining this world. Just take it in that sense, that if all the people of the earth stop doing their daily work, duties, this whole world shall come to a standstill. In that case nobody shall grow food, vegetables, fruits & other things which sustain our life & hence we shall all die. Same is the case with other professions & each person is adding value to this world by doing his/her duty.

Now, though we do duty to sustain this world only but we don't realize that. As this world is a creation of God, so we should work for Him only. If we develop this sense that we are working selflessly to sustain this world created by God only, then also we shall develop an affinity towards God. In the above verses, God is making very clear that if a person offers all his work & activities to God, thinking this world to be a creation of God only, then also He shall be happy with that person & shall protect & shall deliver that person from the cycles of birth & death. By working for God, we shall attain peace & shall attain His love & devotion. So Let's all Work for God only.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

God Assures you that He shall protect you

In Bhagwat Gita, God assures his disciple Arjuna in many ways & asks him to take refuge in Him & says that He shall emancipate him of sin in all ways, shall rescue him in his life always. Through Arjuna, God is giving a message to all people that they should be devoted to Him, as through devotion, they shall reach Him easily. Below are verses of Bhagwat Gita where God assures Arjuna through these verses. Firstly, it is written, as it is written in original Sanskrit in Bhagwat Gita & below that is English translation of that verse.

'Api chet su-duracharo
bhajate maam ananya-bhak
sadhurev sa mantavya
samyag vyvasito hi sah' ( Gita: Chapter IX verse 30 )

'Even if the vilest sinner worships Me with full devotion, he should be considered a noble soul or saint; as he has taken the right step by worshipping me.'

Through above verse 30, God is telling Arjuna that even if the most sinful of person worships Him with full devotion, then He considers him to be a saint only as he has rightly resolved in his life. So many times we too think that we have done many sins in life & how God shall accept us, but here God makes very clear that once a person become devoted to Him, He does not considers that person a sinner, rather God considers that person to be a Saint as he has taken the right decision in his life to become devoted to God. Let's all be devotees of God.

'kshipram bhavti dharmatma
shasvac-chantim nigachati
kauntey pratijanihi
na me bhaktah pranashyati' ( Gita: Chapter IX verse 31 )

'He speedily becomes virtuous and secures lasting peace. O son of Kunti, know it for certain that My devotee never falls.'

Through above verse 31, God is telling Arjuna that such a sinful person after becoming His devotee becomes a person of good virtues and always remain in peace & such a peace is not temporary but is ever lasting. God is assuring the son of Kunti ( another name of Arjuna, his disciple) that his devotee never falls again in life as He always protect him. So let's all worship the God always so that He can protect us always.

'man-mna bhav mad-bhakto
madhyaji maam namaskuru
maam-evaishyasi yuktvaivam
atmanam mat-parayanah' ( Gita: Chapter IX verse 34 )

'Fix your mind on Me, be devoted to me, worship Me & offer obeisance's to Me. In this way, linking to Me, you shall surely come to Me.'

Through above verse 34, God is asking Arjuna to fix his mind on God as after worshipping Him & paying obeisance's to God, he shall automatically come to Him. We should also follow the same path & let's become devoted to him by praying Him daily. God is very clear that once a person comes in God's refuge, then all his problems are solved & God becomes his protector in this life & life beyond.

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Saturday, January 06, 2007

Let's not be egoistic

'Indeed the Idols I have loved so long
Have done my Credit in Men's Eye much wrong:

Have drown'd my Honour in a shallow Cup,
And sold my Reputation for a song.'

'Omar Khayyam'

Above few lines of the Persian Poet, 'Omar Khayyam' can be interpreted in philosophical sense as:

Human beings generally crave for Name, Fame, Sense pleasures etc. which satisfies one's ego & these are the Idols in one life which a person adores very much. But these Idols do not do any good to one self as it obscures one's real 'Soul nature', which is divine with unlimited powers & is always blissful. Such craving for Name, Fame & Sense pleasures drowns one's self respect & obscures the divine from our sight. These worthless temptations destroys one's reputation & always gives delusion by which a person is not able to know his Divine Self.

So Let's not be egoistic as it shall not do any good to one self. Let's surrender our ego in the Divine feet of the God & adore Him only so that He can give us a blissful life.

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Life is not permanent on earth

'Lo! some we loved, the loveliest and the best
That time and fate of all their Vintage prest,
Have drunk their Cup a Round or two before,
And one by one crept silently to Rest.

'Omar Khayyam'

We all become so much involved & busy in our life on this earth that we all forget that one day we all have to leave this earth, leave this body. Our Life is not permanent on this earth & it is for a limited period of time after which it shall pass away. Life is aptly described in above few lines of the Persian Poet, 'Omar Khayyam' :

Lo, here were all those our near & dear one's, whom we loved the most & are gone now. Wine of life that used to flow through their mortal body has gone. Time & fate ( karmic law of cause & effect) has acted in their case & after drinking a Cup or two (of life), they have departed from this earth & have died a short or long before us. So shall be the fate of our self also & we shall too some day depart after drinking a Cup or two. So instead of letting time & fate rule our destiny & lead us to death, why not let God immortalize us. So let's pray to God daily, know Him daily so that God can bless us with the immortality.

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What is immortality?

Basis of Hindu philosophy in 'Bhagwat Gita' is that one who is born, shall die one day & whosoever, dies shall be reborn again certainly. The embodied soul in this body is immortal. As per 'Bhagwat Gita-Chapter Two Verse - 23', It cannot be cut with any weapon, fire cannot burn it, it is impervious to water & it cannot drench it & neither air can dry this soul. As soul is beyond this visible nature elements of fire, water, air, earth etc. so these nature elements cannot cause any damage to the immortal soul.

If a person becomes firm in that belief only that soul inside his body is immortal, then too he attains immortality as then that person goes beyond the visible nature which has formed this visible body of ours.

Now what is immortality? This soul of ours wears this body made of nature elements. After karmic cycle, depending on the Karmas of our previous life, soul drops this body at death & takes on another body based on the Karmas of our present life. Again we do Karmas in our next birth & that becomes the basis of our further next birth for this soul. So this cycle of wearing different bodies goes on for this soul. As we all feel pleasure & pain in one's life, so can't it be possible that we can avoid this pain that we feel in our body.

As per 'Bhagwat Gita-Chapter Eighteen Verse - 55', when we go to a perpetual divine life, which is beyond this nature, which forms this body then that life is beyond all this pain & is a blissful life. To attain that we have to establish our self in our soul. As God is the Supreme Soul from whom all these souls have emanated, so worshipping him constantly, one shall be established in the soul & shall attain a blissful life.

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