Sunday, April 20, 2014

Soul in this Body makes it so Lovable

Why do we love our near & dear ones? Why it is that we love human beings in general? These are the same human bodies which if once dead are not loved the same way, when these are alive. What is there in these bodies which make these so lovable when these are breathing through the nostrils? Once it stops breathing, the same body is not that lovable.

The only answer to this is that there is someone besides this body, in the body, which makes it so lovable, otherwise how it is that this body of five nature elements seems so attractive & lovable. Yes, there is some other thing in this body which makes it so lovable & that thing is divine Soul. This divine Soul is nothing but a spark of universal omnipresent Soul, the Almighty God. All human beings are lovable due to the presence of this divine Soul in the body. All attractions in the body are due to this divine Soul only. Once this divine Soul leaves this body, it is called death of that body & all attractions, all love departs with the Soul.

God himself says in the Bhagwat Gita that He Himself resides in the heart of all human beings. Below verse explains that:

"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."

"tam eva saranam gaccha
sarva-bhavena bharata
tat-prasadat param shantim
sthanam prapsyasi sasvatam" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eighteen verse 62)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, surrender unto God fully. By His grace you will attain transcendental peace and the supreme and eternal abode."

Jai Shri Krishna

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Body is the Outer Cover of Soul, just like Clothes are to Body

Day in, day out, we identify ourselves with this body of ours. We look our body 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, that one day this body shall die. If you are a non-believer then you may think that a person is dead forever but if you believe in God & religion then you may think otherwise that the Soul of a person has survived the body at death.

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 our body is the Overcoat of our Soul inside. We in essence are a 'Soul' & this 'Soul' of ours shall take 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” (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter II verse 22)

"Sri Krishna says to Arjuna: 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” (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter II verse 23)

"Sri Krishna says to Arjuna: 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” (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter II verse 24)

"Sri Krishna says to Arjuna: 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” (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter II verse 30)

"Sri Krishna says to Arjuna: 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."

Jai Shri Krishna

Sunday, April 06, 2014

‘Food Security’ of Birds & Animals

Recently Indian government passed “National Food Security Act” which aims to provide food grains guarantee to all of the India's 1.2 billion people. Similarly World Health Organization (WHO) in its World Food Summit has defined “Food Security” as existing “when all people on this earth, at all times have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life”. So basically it has been thought by the Governments & Organizations around the world that all humans on earth should have ‘Food Security’ at all times till they live on this Earth.

Now just look around your house, near trees etc. & see how many birds live on these trees? Similarly just imagine, how many insects, animals etc. live near your place. In fact if you just calculate, all these birds, animals, insects etc. living in places around your house are much much more in numbers than humans living around you. If there are around 7000 Million humans living on this earth then there are many many times more, birds, animals, fishes, insects etc. living on this earth. In fact al these species are so much in number that we cannot calculate their number.

Now who provides ‘Food Security’ at all times to all these innumerable numbers of birds, animals, fishes, insects etc. on this earth? No Government or Organization on this earth ensures that all these species living on this earth get ‘Food Security’ at all times while they live on this earth. Then who in this universe is ensuring that all the species born on this earth get enough food daily till they live on this earth in their lifetime. Are you not amazed, how these infinite species are getting their food sustenance on this earth. Who is ensuring & providing daily food to all these species?

In fact “Almighty God” & all powerful Lord who has Created all these infinite number of species is only Sustaining all of them. God only is providing daily food to all these species. God only is ensuring ‘Food Security’ at all times while these species live on this earth. God only is the creator & sustainer of all these species on earth. So all these birds, animals, fishes, insects etc. living on this earth are sustained by God only.

God is all powerful. He is almighty. He is the Lord of the Universe. Oh Lord! You are the sustainer of all human beings & all species. Once Rukmani, wife of Lord Krishna asked Him to give her a proof that He as the Lord of the Universe is ensuring food to all the species born in this universe. On this Lord Krishna pointed to a stone & asked Rukmani, to bring that stone to Him. When she brought that stone, Lord Krishna asked Rukmani to break that stone. When she broke that stone, she found an insect sitting in that stone & that insect was having a piece of grain in it's mouth. On seeing this Rukmani praised Lord Krishna that really, as a Lord of all creatures, He is providing Food Security to all beings at all the times in this universe.

God also is the remover of the agonies & sorrows of His devotees. A devotee who is immersed in the devotion of the Lord reaps the fruits of Lord's love & blessings. Such a devotee enjoys the Joy, prosperity & health in life. God enters the home of such a devotee & always protects that person & his/her family.

Below are few verses of Bhagwat Gita in which God illustrates that He is the creator & Sustainer of all the Universes.

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

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

"aham atma gudakesha
aham adis cha madhyam cha
bhutanam anta eva cha" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 20)

"Sri Krishna said: I am the Super Soul, O Arjuna, seated in the hearts of all living entities. I am the beginning, the middle and the end of all beings."

So let's all worship that almighty & all powerful Lord who is of the Creator & Sustainer of all Universes & all beings. He is called by different names in the world like, Rama, Krishna, Shiva, Allah, Jesus etc. So let's pray to that one God who is sustaining all of us.

Jai Shri Krishna