Sunday, December 26, 2010

When Robbers Were Reformed

Spiritual practice can reform all types of persons including the one's who are involved in antisocial activities. Even people such as thieves, robbers etc. can be reformed with the spiritual practice. Even if you are the vilest of all sinners, when you turn to the spiritual practice & turn towards the God, you will be reformed. Below is a story in which two robbers were reformed with the spiritual practice:

"Once there were two sons of a rich & high class Brahmin (Hindu priest). Due to bad company, they got into the lustful ways and ran out of their wealth, fortune & good luck in no time and suddenly became penniless.

Having nothing to do & nothing to fed for themselves, they were not able to maintain their daily needs. They were somehow not able to keep their body and soul together. Out of misery & frustration they turned to highway robberies and hiding in jungles overpowered stray travelers, killed them and seized their possessions.

Once a sage happened to pass by them. Those two robber brothers also subjected this saint to the same inhuman treatment & were about to kill him. The sage did not cried & kept his calm. Sage through his spiritual vision saw that these two robbers are from a high caste Brahmin family. He gave the two robbers wise counsel & advised them to lead a life of spiritual practice. He asked them to turn toward the God & leave this wrong way of life. Through his spiritual counsel he was able to change the minds of robber brothers. He took them to his ashram where these two fallen brothers started worshipping the Lord and started offering prayers to God daily. In this way in the end they were able to attain salvation & finally went to Lord's beautiful abode to stay with Him."

In Bhagwat Gita also God says:

"api ced asi papebhyah
sarvebhyah papa-krt-tamah
sarvam jnana-plavenaiva
vrjinam santarisyasi" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Four verse 36)

"Sri Krishna said to Arjuna: Even if you are considered to be the most sinful of all sinners, when you turn to the spiritual practice & turn toward the God, you will be able to cross over the ocean of miseries."

Jai Sri Krishna

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas

Dear Readers,

May Love, Peace and Joy come down on earth on Christmas day to make you happy and cheerful. May Christmas spread cheer in your lives!

Merry Christmas

Here below is a sweet story titled "A Box Full of Kisses" which shows power of unconditional love. Here below is the story.........
"The story goes that some time ago, a man punished his 3-year-old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper. Money was tight and he became infuriated when the child tried to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree. Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift to her father the next morning and said, "This is for you, Daddy.
"The man was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, but his anger flared again when he found out the box was empty. He yelled at her, stating, "Don't you know, when you give someone a present, there is supposed to be something inside? The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and cried, "Oh, Daddy, it's not empty at all. I blew kisses into the box. They're all for you, Daddy."The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little girl, and he begged for her forgiveness.Only a short time later, an accident took the life of the child. It is also told that her father kept that gold box by his bed for many years and, whenever he was discouraged, he would take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of the child who had put it there.
In a very real sense, each one of us, as humans beings have been given a gold container filled with unconditional love and kisses... from our children, family members, friends, and God. There is simply no other possession, anyone could hold, more precious than this."

Sunday, December 19, 2010

When God Laughs

In this world God is all-powerful; almighty; unlimited in power & has all the ability to do anything but still we in our ego think & believe that we are the doer of everything & controller of all the events. But it is not so as God controls everything & manages all the events in the world. In His all powerful form God is called Omnipotent. Omnipotence is the attribute of God which describes His ability to do whatever He wills. No one or no force or happening can frustrate or prevent God from accomplishing his designs. God's Omnipotent power is sufficient to fulfill all His purposes and promises, including His promise of "Eternal life" for His devotees.

But still there are many people in this world who do not believe in all such powers of God & think themselves to be the master of everything. On such fools God laughs & feel pity for them. For such people Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa says:

"God laughs on two occasions. Firstly God laughs when the physician says to the patient’s mother, ‘Don’t be afraid, mother; I shall certainly cure your son.’ God laughs, saying to Himself, ‘I am going to take away his life, and this man says that he will save him!’ The physician thinks he is the master, forgetting that God is the Master.

On second occasion God laughs again when the two brothers divide their land with a string, saying to each other, ‘This side of land is mine and that side is yours.’ God laughs and says to Himself, ‘The whole universe belongs to Me, but still they say they own this portion or that portion of land."

God is supreme & we should consider His supremacy in all the events. In this world even a leaf does not flutter without the God's will. Bhagwat Gita also talks about God to be Omnipotent. Below are some verses regarding that:

"yad aditya-gatam tejo
jagad bhasayate ’khilam
yac chandramasi yac chagnau
tat tejo viddhi mamakam" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fifteen verse 12)

"Lord Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, The splendor of the sun, which dissipates the darkness of this whole world, comes from Me. And the splendor of the moon and the splendor of fire are also comes from Me."

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

"Lord 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."

"yo mam evam asammudho
janati purushottamam
sa sarva-vid bhajati mam
sarva-bhavena bharata" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fifteen verse 19)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, Whoever knows Me as the All powerful Supreme God, without doubting, is the knower of everything. He therefore engages himself in full devotional service to Me."

"kasmac cha te na nameran mahatman
gariyase brahmano ’py adi-kartre
ananta devesa jagan-nivasa
tvam aksharam sad-asat tat param yat" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eleven verse 37)

"Arjuna said to Lord Krishna: O great one, greater even than Brahma, You are the original creator. Why then should they not offer their respectful obeisance's unto You? O limitless one, God of gods, refuge of the universe! You are the invincible source, the cause of all causes, transcendental to this material manifestation."

"tvam adi-devah purushah puranas
tvam asya vishvasya param nidhanam
vettasi vedyam cha param cha dhama
tvaya tatam vishvam ananta-rupa" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eleven verse 38)

"Arjuna said to Lord Krishna: You are the original Personality of Godhead, the oldest, the ultimate sanctuary of this manifested cosmic world. You are the knower of everything, and You are all that is knowable. You are the supreme refuge, above the material modes. O limitless form! This whole cosmic manifestation is pervaded by You!"

"pitasi lokasya characharasya
tvam asya pujyas cha gurur gariyan
na tvat-samo ’sty abhyadhikah kuto ’nyo
loka-traye ’py apratima-prabhava" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eleven verse 43)

"Arjuna said to Lord Krishna: You are the father of this complete cosmic manifestation, of the moving and the nonmoving. You are its worship-able chief, the supreme spiritual master. No one is equal to You, nor can anyone be one with You. How then could there be anyone greater than You within the three worlds, O Lord of immeasurable power?"

"aham sarvasya prabhavo
mattah sarvam pravartate
iti matva bhajante mam
budha bhava-samanvitah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 8)

"Sri Krishna said to Arjuna: I am the source of all spiritual and material worlds. Everything emanates from Me. The wise who perfectly know this engage in My devotional service and worship Me with all their hearts."

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

So let's consider God to be all powerful, Omnipotent God. Let's know that God is able to do anything that is logically possible for Him to do. Let's know that God is able to do anything that it chooses to do. Let's know that God is able to do absolutely anything, even the logically impossible. So let's pray such a powerful, Omnipotent God.

Jai Sri Krishna

Sunday, December 12, 2010

How to get rid of Pain & Suffering

If you want to get rid of "Pain & Suffering" from your life then here below is a small story which shall show you the way to it :

"In the olden times a businessman had to cross a jungle. That man took a donkey to carry his baggage & heavy luggage. He put all his baggage on to the donkey's back; and also loaded an empty tin container on donkey's back. The donkey was burying under the heavy load and stopped moving forward. The businessman now removed that empty tin container from the donkey's back and threw it away. On seeing this the donkey felt mentally relived & felt that the load on his back had been greatly reduced and started moving through the jungle without having any further regret. That poor donkey was happy with the false feeling that load has been reduced from his back while he was carrying all that load."

In this world we too are getting deluded similarly by the delusive energy of God called Maya. She puts our minds through the pains and sufferings of life & we all our life feel these regularly. Our mind is always full of worries, anxieties, pains of day to day life, diseases and mental sufferings. Sometimes that delusive energy of God called Maya removes a little pain from our life & gives us a small happiness & pleasure. We at that time feel that we have got fully rid of all the problems & miseries of the life & we again rush with more vigor towards the jungle called life. We forget that all those miseries & pains of life are still there & if we do not find the true answer to get rid of all these sufferings then we shall always feel the same way all through life & shall get reborn again to live a life of pain & sufferings. To get rid of all these pains & sufferings permanently, is to know your true self which is your Soul & Supersoul (God). Once you know your Soul & Supersoul (God) then all the miseries of life shall go away from your life.

In "Bhagwat Gita", Lord Krishna Says that if a person is devoted to God only then God rescues that person from all the miseries of life. Lord says:

"ye tu sarvani karmani
mayi sannyasya mat-parah
ananyenaiva yogena
mam dhyayanta upasate"

"tesam aham samuddharta
bhavami na cirat partha
mayy avesita-cetasam" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Twelve 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 miseries of life & also from the cycle of birth and death i.e always protect that devotee.'

So let's move towards God & always worship Him. By doing this He shall take away all the sufferings & miseries from your life & shall show you the true light.

Jai Sri Krishna

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Let's Pray God as Life Is Not Permanent on Earth

Each person that is born on this earth has a specific lifetime & age before that person disappears from the stage earth. No one is immortal & has ever stayed permanently on this earth. But 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. So we all should know the real purpose of life & should not let God slip out of our mind & life anytime, as He only shall save us during this life & also after this life.

Life is aptly described in below lines of the Persian Poet, 'Omar Khayyam' :

'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'

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. Lord Krishna says in Bhagwat Gita :

"sarva-karmany api sada
kurvano mad-vyapasrayah
mat-prasadad avapnoti
sasvatam padam avyayam" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eighteen verse 56)

"Lord Sri Krishna says: O Arjuna, Though engaged in all kinds of activities, My pure devotee, under My protection, reaches the Eternal and Imperishable abode by My grace."

"ananya-cetah satatam
yo mam smarati nityasah
tasyaham sulabhah partha
nitya-yuktasya yoginah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eight verse 14)

"Lord Sri Krishna says: O Arjuna, Whosoever, always & constantly remembers Me with undivided mind; by that person, I am easy to obtain, O Arjuna, because of his constant engagement in the devotional service to Me."

So just see what's on your mind most of the time. It might be your daily affairs, your family etc. but God might be missing from your life. It is always good for a person that he does not let God slip out of his mind, anytime in his life. The person who does not forget the God in life, bids fair to realize Him in this very birth.

So Let's pray to God always as life is not permanent on this earth. Let's pray Him so that He can bless us in this & after life. Loving & praying God can only save us from all type of miseries.

Jai Sri Krishna