Sunday, May 25, 2014

Human Body & Human Soul

How many of us see our face & body in the mirror? How many of us have sometimes closed our eyes & tried to be peaceful? Do we have any consciousness of our body while in sleep? Do we fell ourselves sometimes different than this body?

Now what is the link between the above questions? When you see your body in the mirror, you are seeing & relating yourself to this body of flesh & bones. When you try to close your eyes & try to be peaceful, you are trying not to link yourself to this body but to something inward, inside yourself,  where you can find peace.

What is that inward thing that you are trying to find where you find yourself to be more peaceful? Yes, It's your Soul. In Soul, there is peace & you are trying to delve into that only,  in times of closing your eyes or in meditation.

I am remembering an old English song whose two lines are here;

"Faces.......all around different faces I see,
Some are happy, some in misery.............."

On this earth there are more than 7 billion people & each one is having a unique face. In fact God has created a vast variety of human bodies (to create illusion) & it seems that these all people are different only. But if we see closely then we shall find that all the bodies are made of similar 5 nature elements (earth, air water, fire, space) & at Soul level all of us are same only. Variety of bodies is external only but on deep analysis it is not so & are the same consequence of few nature elements.

As per Bhagwat Gita, at Soul level all these people are one only as one all pervasive soul pervades through all these bodies.

"bhumir apo ’nalo vayuh
kham mano buddhir eva cha
ahankara itiyam me
bhinna prakritir astadha" (Bhagwat Gita: ChapterSeven verse 4)

"Sri Krishna said: Earth, water, fire, air, ether, mind, intelligence and false ego—all together these eight constitute My separated material energy."

"apareyam itas tv anyam
prakritim viddhi me param
jiva-bhutam maha-baho
yayedam dharyate jagat" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Sevenverse 5)

"Sri Krishna said: Besides these, O Arjuna, there is another, superior energy of Mine (Soul Nature), which comprises the living entities who are exploiting the resources of this material, inferior nature."

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

"Sri Krishna said: All created beings have their source in these two natures (Material & Soul Nature). Of all that is material and all that is spiritual in this world, know for certain that I am both the origin and the dissolution."

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

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, there is no truth superior to Me. Everything rests upon Me, as pearls are strung on a thread."

Human body is made of Eight constituents of material nature. These elements are Earth, water, fire, air, ether, mind, intelligence and false ego. At death when the body perishes it is dissolved in these elements only but the Soul which is indestructible survives. So consider yourself to be indestructible, infinite, omnipresent universal Soul, as then there is no death for you & you are immortal.

Jai Shri Krishna

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Omnipresent Soul

When we are sleeping & are in dream state or when we are in meditation, we loose consciousness of our body & dive deep within our self. If you just close your eyes & think of yourself, who you are, then you shall know that you are much more than this body. In fact you are the Omnipresent Soul.

Just like the space is all pervasive, in the similar manner, think yourself as all pervasive, Omnipresent 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 Bhagwat Gita, think yourself to be that Soul which is beyond this body, which is unthinkable, imperishable, ineffable, eternal, all pervading, immobile, un-manifest & immutable.

"athakasa-sthito nityam
vayuh sarvatra-go mahan
tatha sarvani bhutani
mat-sthanity upadharaya" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 6)

"Sri Krishna said: Understand that as the mighty wind, blowing everywhere, rests always in the sky, all created beings rest in Me.

"na jayate mriyate va kadacin
nayam bhutva bhavita va na bhuyah
ajo nityah sasvato ’yam purano
na hanyate hanyamane sarire" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Two verse 20)

"Sri Krishna said: The soul is never born nor dies at any time. Soul has not come into being, does not come into being, and will not come into being. Soul is unborn, eternal, ever-existing and primeval. Soul is not slain when the body is slain."

So we should not think our self limited to this body only. We are that omnipresent soul which is appearing to be this perishable body, due to our self relating it with the body. The Omnipresent Soul which is invisible, indivisible & all pervasive in the universe, appears to be taking the shape of a body, when seen in relation to a body. In fact all pervasive, omnipresent soul is beyond the concept of shape, color etc.

Jai Shri Krishna

Sunday, May 11, 2014

The God You Pray is Bigger than the Problems of Your Life

We all encounter problems in our life, whether it is at workplace or problems at our home. Some problems, we are able to solve while some remain unresolved, which keep our mind disturbed & agitated. In our problems of life. somehow we loose faith in God & forget that God is almighty, who can solve our problems of life. Our problems might seem big to us but our God is having much much greater powers to solve these problems. Only thing is that we should have faith in God & we should pray to Him to solve our problems.

Other than faith in God we need to see, what should be our attitude of mind, when we are disturbed by problems of life. Let us understand a very simple thing regarding the law of Nature. In this Nature, whatever there is, it is there for a limited period of time. In Nature, plants grow from seeds & after a particular life cycle, these cease to exist. When you see a movie, it starts & ends after few hours, which means it has a beginning & an end. In nature, everything changes & change is the law of nature. Seasons too change, spring goes then summer comes, summer goes then autumn comes, autumn goes then winter comes. Similarly times in our lives change as per the law of the nature.

Same is the case with the problems in our life. There is nothing called permanent problems. No problems last forever in our life & these get resolved with time just like seasons change in nature. Problems too have a birth date & a death date. Problems too have a limited duration of lifetime. Either problems automatically get resolved with time or with your understanding & acumen gets resolved very soon. So we should not get discouraged in life with problems of life. We should have faith in our mind that problems always have a solution. Have faith in God & try resolving the problem. If you are able to solve the problem, it’s well; otherwise do not get discouraged, as these shall die down it's own death with time as no problem is there to stay forever in our life. Also besides that let’s have “Full faith” in our God as He shall help us in resolving the problems of life.

Now below are few verses from Bhagwat Gita which teaches, how a person of peaceful, unwavering and undisturbed mind should behave in life:

"sama-duhkha-sukhah sva-sthah
tulya-priyapriyo dhiras
tulya-nindatma-samstutih" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fourteen verse 24)

Sri Krishna said: One who is situated in the Self (soul) and behaves same during happiness and distress; one who looks upon a lump of earth, a stone and a piece of gold with an equal eye; one who is equal toward the desirable and the undesirable; one who is situated equally well in praise and blame is the one who is of steady mind.

"manapamanayos tulyas
tulyo mitrari-pakshayoh
gunatitah sa ucyate" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fourteen verse 25)

Sri Krishna said: One who is steady in honor and dishonor; one who treats alike both friend and enemy; and who has renounced all material activities—such a person is said to have transcended the three modes of nature & lives in a peaceful state of mind.

So do not get discouraged in life with the problems. Keep your mind peaceful & think that problems in life are like small hurdles when we walk in a rough terrain but sooner that rough terrain passes with time & we come once again in a smooth terrain. Just have faith in God & let your mind be unwavering and undisturbed in all circumstances, keep your mind in control & then you shall overcome all problems of your life.

Jai Shri Krishna

Sunday, May 04, 2014

True Devotees only know God in Reality

In our life we see 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 truth about God. But do all of them know about God in reality? Do they really have knowledge about matters of God? Can these Gurus’s lead us to God? Do these gurus actually practice in their life, what they preach? Do such gurus have really known & realized the 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 one's of all those gurus present in the society are those who really have true knowledge of God or who have actually seen the God in reality. Rest all are not fake, but they may have some Bookish knowledge, from where 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's 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" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter VII verse 3)

“Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, 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 have some Guru 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 in life. Just check, whether he is the real rare Gem who knows God in reality & can lead you also to God.

Jai Shri Krishna