Sunday, October 24, 2010

Does God Exist?

There is a saying that "Seeing Is Believing". That means we believe in those things that we see. Now do you know the things which exist but yet we cannot see these with our eyes. Just see the subtle radio or micro waves that travel to your mobile phones, to your Laptops while accessing the internet through Wi-Fi technology, all those FM channels that you get in radio, seeing the television through dish technology etc. All these are examples of those invisible rays that actually travel through this invisible space & reaches to your various instruments like, mobiles, radio, TV etc. & get these working due to these invisible rays. Such subtle rays do exist but we cannot see these with our eyes, yet we can see the effects of such invisible rays.

Similarly as we do not see God so many of us do not believe in Him. But just like invisible rays travelling to your mobile, FM radio, TV etc. God too exist in the Invisible form & is sitting silently within this infinite space watching all of our actions. Now if you have faith in this then you shall believe in God, otherwise not. As a matter of fact, God exists if you have Faith in Him, otherwise not. 'Faith" in God is prime to know about His existence.

Now if you do not have faith in God, then shall God cease to exist? God is truth & truth is always having existence. God was there when we all were not, God is there when we are having our present existence & God shall be there even when we shall not be there. He is the ultimate truth & truth exists always. In the night you see many stars in the sky but when the sun rises in the morning you do not see these stars at all. Now can you say that there is no existence of stars, as these shall be again visible, once the night comes & whole sky shall again lit with stars proving their existence. Similarly when our mind wanders in ignorance, during that time we do not believe in His existence but when our mind is lit with the light of knowledge, we are able to see the existence of God. Then we do not say that there is no existence of God.

God is the faith of human beings that a Supernatural Power exists in this universe which has created us & this 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.

In Bhagwat Gita God Himself is saying:

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

"shraddhaval labhate jnanam
tat-parah samyatendriyah
jnanam labdhva param shantim
acirenadhigacchati" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Four verse 39)

"Sri Krishna said : O Arjuna, a faithful man who is dedicated to transcendental knowledge and who subdues his senses is eligible to achieve such knowledge, and having achieved it he quickly attains the God & spiritual peace."

o just come out of the darkness of ignorance & have faith in God. It's the Faith in God only which shall deliver us from all the miseries of life. If you have Faith in God then it shall enlighten your thinking & let you come closer to all humanity & to God. Once you feel yourself one with all the humanity then peace, joy, bliss shall come to your mind as you shall see the image of God & image of yourself in all human beings.

Jai Sri Krishna

Sunday, October 17, 2010

God Gives Meaning To Everything

Faith in God can change one's thinking & perspective to view this world. Everyone views this world differently as per their experiences & understanding of this world. There are two type of people in this world. First one are atheists & these people do not believe in any supernatural force called God as they have no faith in the super powers of any force called God. Second one are devotees of God who have full faith in supernatural powers of God. For them faith in some higher power makes them understand this world better. Below is simple arithmetic which shall make this difference clear between the thinking of an atheist & a devotee.

If you have "one," and you go on adding zeros in front of it, like this: 0 + 0 + 0 + 0001, does it become more than one? Does it add value to it? It does not. But if you put the "one" first and then add zeros after it: 1 + 0 + 0 + 0, the number goes on expanding to infinity. In the same way, the atheist lives in a world on his own & for him world is like the first "0 + 0 + 0001" ; there is something there, and he keeps on adding "things", but he doesn't get much. For him the world revolves around him only, for him his body, his social circle, his money, relatives etc. are prime but these things & people go away from him at the time of death. As his thinking is limited & he is not having faith in God so he is left alone. He is also not protected by God in this life & after life.

On the other hand, for a devotee God is like the second "1 + 0 + 0 + 0" & he puts God first in life before anything and in this way his thinking goes on expanding to infinity. By having such devotion, he is able to understand the mystery of this universe & God better. As everything in this world has originated from that single source called God so to keep Him prime & then adding things to it makes everything valuable.

God is actually the "Formless Brahman" (God in un-manifest aspect) & is all alone before creation. Then out of His will He creates this universe & things go on adding to Him just like 1 + 0 + 0 + 0 & infinite universe is born out of Him. When God did this creation out of His un-manifest aspect, then this manifest infinite universe came into being. God in his manifest aspect is called 'Ananta' or Infinity. Initially God was one & to multiply himself into many he created this universe; that is why it only takes 'Zeroes' to be added to '1' to get it manifested in hundreds of thousands forms.

Below are few verses of Bhagwat Gita explaining that un-manifest aspect of God:

"etad-yonini bhutani
sarvanity upadharaya
aham krtsnasya jagatah
prabhavah pralayas tatha" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Seven verse 6)

"Sri Krishna said: All created beings have their source in these two natures. I am the source of all creation & into Me again it dissolves.

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

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, there is nothing else besides Me. Like clusters of yarn-beads formed by knots on a thread, all this world is threaded on me.

"bijam mam sarva-bhutanam
viddhi partha sanatanam
buddhir buddhimatam asmi
tejas tejasvinam aham" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Seven verse 10)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, know that I am the original seed of all existences, the intelligence of the intelligent, and the prowess of all powerful men."

So let's have faith in God. Let God come first always before any other thing in our life. As God is present everywhere & controls everything, so in this world everything has meaning because of God only. Let's all pray to that supreme, divine, all powerful God only.

Jai Sri Krishna

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Do You Believe In Luck?

That day a poor person won 'Many millions worth of Lottery' & people said, "Wow, what a Lucky guy!". Recently an old lady in her last will, gave everything to her caretaker (servant) of 30 years, all her property, money worth millions & people said "Wow, what a Lucky person!". In this way, many people find themselves Lucky suddenly. Similarly, people do get sudden losses in business, have sudden misfortunes in life & people say, "What a bad Luck!". Sudden gain or sudden loss in life is said to be due to one's Luck. Now what is this Luck? Do you believe in this Luck? Here below is described what is Luck & what is it's relation with the Human Karmas.

Luck is generally said to be blessings of God. It is also similar to Bhagya, Kismet, Fate etc. but differs from these in a way that it is sudden, by chance that something good or bad happens in one's life. Now the question is, "Why suddenly Luck shines on a particular person & that person wins a lottery?" To understand this we need to understand the Hindu theory of Karmas.

As per Bhagwat Gita, individual soul is immortal & is capable of taking rebirth in different bodies after it leaves one body at death. As per the Hindu Philosophy, 'Actions or Karmas' of previous birth become the basis of this birth & Karmas of this birth become the basis of next birth & so on. Every Karma has a consequential Fruit related to it. A person has to enjoy the good or bad fruits of "Karmas", in his/her next births. Karmas done by a person, remains with that person, unless he/she has enjoyed the consequential Fruits arisen out of doing that Karma.

At the death of a person, individual soul takes with it all the accumulated Karmas, which contain Karmas done in this birth & also the Karmas from the previous births for which its fruits are yet to be enjoyed . Now when a person gets something by chance, it is the outcome or fruits of previous births Karmas which are bearing fruit now. So when a person suddenly wins a lottery, then at that time some very good deeds or Karmas of previous births suddenly bear good fruits. Similarly when a person gets sudden loss in life & have a bad Luck, then also some bad deeds or Karmas of previous births suddenly bear bad fruits.

So this explains all such events as per the Hindu Philosophy. It is also due to good & bad Karmas done by an individual in earlier births only that a person is born in a rich or poor family. All inheritances too can be explained like that only. So let's all do Good deeds or Good Karmas only so that our this & next lives can be good.

Read also: What is Karma?

Sunday, October 03, 2010

May God Bless You

If we have faith in God then we always want that Blessings of God be showered on us. God is all merciful. His Divine grace or Blessings shower on all the creatures. When mercy of God happens on any person then God gives that person, whatever, that person is lacking in life & also protects that person's life & belongings.
But to have such a mercy of God, you also need to have your mind turned toward Him in prayer. Your thinking should be toward the God, you need to become His devotee, you need to offer obeisance's to God and worship Him always. When you shall become absorbed in God in such a way then you shall become eligible for the God's mercy & He shall always Bless you.

Worshipping the God, becoming His devotee, doing service to God & making Him your only savior shall take you toward Him. Once you are eligible for such a mercy of God then He shall shower all His blessings on you. Below verses of Bhagwat Gita explain that only :

"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 beings. But whoever renders service unto Me in devotion is very dear to Me, and I am also very dear to him."

"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."

"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."

So from the above verses of Bhagwat Gita it is very clear that when God shall shower His blessings on you then He shall provide you everything in life & shall always protect you. The only thing is that you should become eligible for such a mercy of God by becoming His devotee. So let God's grace and mercy always shine upon your lives. May God Always Bless You.

Jai Sri Krishna

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Know about Bhagwat Gita

If you want to know, What Bhagwat Gita is? Who spok it? When & Where was this originally spoken? What is the size of it? When was it first translated into English? etc. then read this article...............The Bhagavad-Gita : Questions and Answers