Tuesday, June 30, 2009

When God walks by your side

In Bhagwat Gita Lord Krishna has given a promise that He is always with His devotees. Whosoever, worships Him with true heart, He is always with that person. But it is our mind only that is not having complete faith in Him & His powers. We do not actually know how resourceful & powerful God is & that He can take care of all of our problems. It's only that we should have unswerving faith in Him. If we do have such faith in Him & always think of Him, pray Him, then there is no chance that He shall not be with you always & in times of your adversity. Recently I was listening to a devotional song / bhazan by Sh. Vinod Aggarwal Ji in which he was describing about the story of a person, who wanted to test his faith in God - Lord Krishna, whether or not God is always with him. Story goes like this:

Once there was a devotee of Lord Krishna who always used to have faith in the powers of the God & always used to pray Him in his mind. That person was very rich. That person prayed to God & asked the God that I love you, pray you, adore you so much but how come I am to know that You are with me & shall protect me in all circumstances.

God told him, "You see, you daily goes for a morning walk by the bank of the river. Now onwards I shall walk by your side, whenever, you shall go for the morning walk."

Next day that person went for the morning walk but could not see anybody over there. When he came back from the morning walk, he started complaining to God, "As promised, You have not come to my side when I went for the morning walk. God, I could not see You during my morning walk."

God said to him, "I have come during your morning walk but with these eyes you could not see Me".

Devotee, "O God, then how am I to know that You are with me?"

God said to him, " See, whenever you walk by the side of the river, you normally see only two footsteps of yours. Now ,whenever, you see four footsteps instead of two, just think that I am walking by you."

It started happening that way only & that person always saw four footsteps & felt happy & confident that God is with him & walking by him.

Life is the name of change. Now the times changed & with the quirk of fate, somehow that person lost his wealth & got poor. When the wealth was gone, all his near & dear ones turned their faces away from that person. He started to feel very lonely but was confident that in all these times of adversity, though all his near & dear ones, friends & relatives have left him but at least his revered God-Lord Krishna is with him. That person still used to go for the morning walk. But surprisingly during these times of adversity he again started seeing only two footsteps instead of four, during his walk by the river. Now that person was very surprised that his revered, lovable God too has left him during the adverse times. He started regretting & crying but ultimately said in his mind, "Let it be the will of God, what he can do?"

Life for that man went on like that only & with time, again his times changed & he once again became rich & prosperous. But now when he went to the morning walk by the side of the river he again started seeing four footsteps instead of two. Now he got impatient & complained to God that this is not fair.

He said to God, "It's all right that in my adverse times all my near & dear ones had left me but how come that You too, who always promised me to be with me, too had left me in my adverse times. God, how come that You leave your devotee in his bad times?"

Now God could not keep His silence & told that person, "O My Dear one, in your times of adversity the two footsteps that you saw were not yours but these were of Him."
That man said, "How can it be that those footsteps were Yours & not mine?"

God said, "O My Dear one, in your times of adversity, YOU WERE IN MY LAP & I ALWAYS WALKED TAKING YOU IN MY LAP ONLY. In such a condition how can your footsteps be there on the bank of the river. Those two footsteps in your adverse times were mine only. Now your good time has come so now once again I shall be separate from you & shall always walk by your side."
Jai Sri Krishna

"Mujhe Aap Ne Bulaya" by Vinod Aggarwal Ji - Music Video

"Mujhe Aap Ne Bulaya" is a beautiful bhazan sung in the praise of Hindu God "Lord Krishna." In this devotional video the singer "Sh. Vinod Aggawal Ji" is showing his divine love & devotion to Lord Krishna.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

My Random Thoughts

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 :

Those who lived by the sword were perished by the sword; Those who lived by Divine Conciousness were survived by Divine Conciousness.

Chanting God's name produces potent vibrations which cleans & purify your living area & surroundings.

You cannot think of your Inner Self until you are alone......

Your true self, Soul is present everywhere in the world, your body only travels from one place to other, while your soul is already there.

Your mind only leaves one body & enters another, moves from one planet to another, Your soul is stationary & Omnipresent.

Zero (Shunya) is the source of all the creation, from Zero came everything & shall go back again into it. Zero aspect of God is interesting.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Let God take charge of your life

In the Mahabharata war, "Lord Krishna" did not fought the war & only became the charioteer of "Arjuna". In the war, Arjuna did not ask for the huge army of "Lord Krishna" but wanted him to be his charioteer only. Arjuna knew that Lord Krishna is almighty, Supreme personality of Godhead & in all circumstances He will take him in right direction & direct him in such a way that he is always protected from his enemies. It happened in that way only & Arjuna was protected by "Lord Krishna" in all circumstances & he won the war in the end.

In the same way we should also give charge of our life to "Lord Krishna" or God. You just put your life at the feet of God & let God direct every action of your life. When you shall let God take charge of your life, then you too shall always be protected in your life by Him. Just take an example. When you board a flight by buying a ticket, then you just sit in your seat & tie yourself to the seat with safety belt. You do not know how to fly the airplane & if something goes wrong in the air then you yourself are in no position to do anything. In fact when you board a plane you are 100% at the mercy of it's Pilot. If the Pilot is capable & is having good experience in controlling the flight then you are safe & Pilot shall protect you in adverse circumstances & shall land you safely. If Pilot is not experienced enough to manage in adverse circumstances then it's up to your fate only what shall happen.

In the same way let's give the control of our life to the Best experienced Pilot, who is non other than "Lord Krishna".

In Bhagwat Gita Lord Krishna tells Arjuna to always have faith in Him only as, whosoever, keeps faith in Lord Krishna, He always protects that devotee.

"man-mana bhava mad-bhakto
mad-yaji mam namaskuru
mam evaishyasi satyam te
pratijane priyo ’si me" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eighteen verse 65)

"Lord Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, Always think of Me, become My devotee, worship Me and offer your homage unto Me. Thus you will come to Me without fail. I promise you this because you are My very dear friend."

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

"Lord Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me. I shall deliver you from all sinful reactions. Do not fear."
In the last verse of Bhagwat Gita, "Sanjaya" is also of the same opinion.

"yatra yogeshvarah krsno
yatra partho dhanur-dharah
tatra srir vijayo bhutir
dhruva nitir matir mama"
(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eighteen verse 78)

"Sanjaya said: Wherever there is Krishna, the master of all mystics, and wherever there is Arjuna, the supreme archer, there will also certainly be opulence, victory, extraordinary power, and morality. That is my opinion."

So let's have complete faith in "Lord Krishna" & let's be His devotee. By having devotion in Him we shall be saved always by Him in all circumstances.

Not only of the saints but as per "Lord Krishna", even if a vilest sinner becomes His devotee then also He rescues that person. Below verses of Bhagwat Gita explain that only.

Api chet su-duracharo
bhajate maam ananya-bhak
sadhurev sa mantavya
samyag vyvasito hi sah'
(Bhagwat 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.'

'kshipram bhavti dharmatma
shasvac-chantim nigachati
kauntey pratijanihi
na me bhaktah pranashyati'
(Bhagwat 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, "Lord Krishna" always so that He can protect us always. Jai Sri Krishna.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Many Faces of God & Faceless God

Different religions of the world depict God in different forms. In Hinduism God is depicted as Rama, Krishna, Shiva, etc. while in some sects of Hinduism, God is depicted as formless God too. In Christianity God is depicted as Jesus Christ who is said to be the Son of God. Sikhism & Muslim sects mostly believe in a formless God. So different minded people of the world see God in different forms or formless God too.

As per me God is basically formless. As He is almighty, He is free to take any form. That's why there are so many different forms of God in Hinduism & God appears in different forms from time to time as per the Hindu mythology. As any Form is a representation of Maya as per the Hinduism, so even the different forms of God are representation of Maya only, while in fact God is formless. Formless only creates the Forms & not otherwise.

Above is one video "Allah Tero Naam Ishwar Tero Naam"
a God Prayer on "You Tube". Essence of that video is that God is ONE, whether formless or with form. Below are some comments posted on that video which only says that God is one, irrespective of any religion. I am also of the view that God is one, irrespective of all religions. Just go through the below comments & give yours comments too.

"We followers of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Nityananda Prabhu also recognize that the faces of Godhead are like the waves on the ocean. No one can count ! Krsna, God, Allah, has no limits, is One. But our herats are sold out to the beauty of Radha and Krsnas' love. So we might appear at first glance to be sectarian! Hare Krsna. Jai Prabhupada."
"We need more people with views such as yours. I was born into a Hindu family, however, my heart and mind is open to all religions and their GODS, and thus its followers. May Allah have his blessings upon you and may he give you the wisdom and strength to spread the much needed peace and unity in this world."
"Beautiful, its so beautiful that we all worship the same God. its so sad that we dont resolve our differences. may Allah open our eyes so that we can all see the truth and unite."
"Wow so nice thats what the whole humanity hv to do;...unite and pray and work towards peace of this beautifull world...""Come lets pray for the whole world to be at peace & happy."

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Offering Actions to God

"Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold but so does a hard-boiled egg."

All scriptures tell us that we should do the right action & good action. No action of ours should harm anybody. One way to do action is to lead a normal life by doing your normal duties in which you earn a livelihood for yourself & your family. It is called the normal action. The other way of doing actions as told by Bhagwat Gita is to offer all your actions to God just like you offer the offerings at the feet of God in a temple. Just devote & offer all your actions at the feet of God. By offering all your actions in such a way to God you shall be doing everything for God only & it's outcome shall be good only. God promises to Arjuna that if a person does all his/her actions in this way of offering to God then He shall rescue that person always in life.

Below are the verses from "Bhagwat Gita" 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 )

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, 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.

"mayy eva mana adhatsva
mayi buddhim nivesaya
nivasisyasi mayy eva
ata urdhvam na samsayah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Twelve verse 8)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, Just fix your mind upon Me and engage all your intelligence in Me. Thus you will live in Me always, without a doubt."

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.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Antaryami - God is in Your Heart

In your hectic day to day life, you are very busy with your work & home life. You have not gone to the temple for quite some time. You used to visit the temple earlier routinely but now you are missing that very badly. You plan to visit the temple today evening. You want to see your revered God once again in the temple. You go to the temple in the evening & feel happy to be back in the temple once again. But Lo! when you come before your revered God, You close your eyes. Why have you closed your eyes when your revered God is in front of you? You were so eager to see your God but now why have you closed your eyes & started praying in your mind? Don't you want to see the face of your God with open eyes who is there in front of you?

Why do people close their eyes & start praying with closed eyes when they are in front of their revered God in the temple or church? Simple answer to this is that they feel God much closer to their heart inside themself than in the standstill figure or statue in the temple or church. Yes, God is there in your heart who is sitting silently over there watching you & your actions. This aspect of God is called "Antaryami".

"Antaryami means the one who can observe & know every thing of your heart without you being explaining anything to Him. So God is called Antaryami as we need not explain to Him about any of our problems. In this aspect He is Antaryami & He knows what we want."

Below verses of Bhagwat Gita explain this aspect of God only:

"jyotisam api taj jyotis
tamasah param ucyate
jnanam jneyam jnana-gamyam
hridi sarvasya visthitam"
(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Thirteen verse 18)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, He is the source of light in all luminous objects. He is beyond the darkness of matter and is un-manifested. He is knowledge, He is the object of knowledge, and He is the goal of knowledge. He is situated in everyone’s heart."

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

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, The Lord / Supreme God dwells in the heart 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 when God is there in your heart in "Antaryami" aspect then you can always find daily some time from your daily routine & can pray to Him in your home only, while closing your eyes, sitting in a lonely peaceful place. Daily praying to Him like this shall make you more peaceful & shall make you feel more closer to God. A deer who is having the Kasturi (Musk) in his body only, searches for the cause of fragrance all over there in the wild, while that sweet fragrance is coming from the inside of his body only. Same is the case with us that we are searching for the God outside ourselves while He is sitting in our heart only.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Reincarnation & Scientific Community

Bhagwat Gita & other Hindu scriptures give details about rebirth or reincarnation. As per these every person is an immortal soul which reincarnates after death of the body & the individual soul transmigrates from one body to the other. When such cases happen in society then Scientific Community gets puzzled with such instances. Now what Scientific Community says about these instances. Here below is an article which gives thoughts of modern science regarding that only.

Read here about what Scientific Community says about rebirth or reincarnation.

Read also............Why Indians believe in Rebirth / Reincarnation?