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Digest #4677
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Srimad Bhagavad Gita by p_gopi_krishna
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SWAMI YOGAM by swamypvap

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Wed May 30, 2018 6:12 am (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Don't go behind the mind, go beyond the mind




To go behind the mind means to follow the mind, to do whatever it does. To go beyond the mind means to seek something higher, beyond what the mind shows.




We often go behind the mind without even realizing it. If the mind proposes, "Eat this, watch this, do this," we go along with its propositions without evaluating them on merit. Due to our implicit faith in our mind, we let it distract us from serious things to trivial things. For example, students, instead of working on an important assignment, may spend hours playing a video game. As long as we keep going behind the mind, we miss out on life's spiritual side.




During some moments of fortunate insight, we sense that the mind's promises of pleasure will never materialize – if we keep going behind the mind, we will waste our whole life. Then we start wondering: Is there some pleasure beyond what the mind proposes? This inquiry brings us to Gita wisdom.




The Bhagavad-gita explains that beyond the mind exists the spiritual level of reality. We ourselves belong to that spiritual reality, whereas our mind exists at the subtle material level of reality. At the spiritual level, the supreme pleasure awaits us in a loving relationship with the supreme spiritual reality, Krishna. The Gita offers us the process of yoga, especially bhakti-yoga, to go beyond the mental level to the spiritual level.




When we practice yoga, our mind still wanders. But instead of going behind it, we determinedly strive to go beyond it. Through such consistent yoga practice, we relish devotional absorption in Krishna, and that higher taste purifies and pacifies our mind (Bhagavad-gita 06.27). Thereafter, it doesn't distract us, but helps us go towards Krishna.




Only by going beyond the mind, not behind it, can we find lasting happiness.





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Wed May 30, 2018 7:17 am (PDT) . Posted by:

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Wed May 30, 2018 8:49 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

swamypvap

Eswara is within us as Atma/Saakshe in the form of happiness which is infinite and independent of any source.
By self imposition of Vedic Dharmam (righteneousnees) if one sacrifices/ curtails the so called personal comforts especially the comforts associated with Deham body)/Anityam in the larger interest of the society (Samaajam) and the world(Lokam), one withdraws Atmaanandam(infinite happiness) from Eswara/Atma.
This is exactly what Prabhu Rama enlightens us through His life.

Thu May 31, 2018 12:29 am (PDT) . Posted by:

swamypvap

SWAMI MEANS SO AM I
As Eswara is as Atma in the form of independent and permanent and infinite happiness within us , stop withdrawing happiness from any other source as any other source gives happiness temporarily and as it carries inbuilt defects and as it finally causes Dukkham(sorrow). Start contemplating on Eswara as Nidhana Pati(Source of underneath hidden happiness) . This state implies the union of mind in the capacity as Kalpam (creation) and Siva. This state is nothing Samyuktam(union) of Siva and Manasu(mind) known as Siva Samkalpam.
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www.telugubhakti.com Digest Number 4676

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Digest #4676
1.1
Srimad Bhagavad Gita by p_gopi_krishna
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Quotable Quote by p_gopi_krishna
3.1
Sri Satya Sai Baba by p_gopi_krishna

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Tue May 29, 2018 9:57 am (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Spiritual learning culminates not just in learning about Krishna but in learning to keep learning about Krishna




When we start exploring life's spiritual dimension, we sense that something eternal exists beyond this world – and that we ourselves belong to that eternal level of reality.




Our spiritual journey takes off when we complement our nascent spiritual sensibility with study of the Bhagavad-gita. This timeless spiritual guidebook outlines both the contours of spiritual reality and the path of our spiritual realization. When we are situated in the mode of goodness – a state of consciousness characterized by introspection and insight – we perceive the eternal as the spiritual essence that permeates all of existence (Bhagavad-gita 18.20). When our spiritual understanding evolves further, we appreciate that the supreme spiritual reality is personal. The Gita reveals that person to be Krishna, the all-attractive supreme who is the source and sustainer of everything. Being thus enlightened, we become wholeheartedly devoted to him (10.08).




Is this understanding of Krishna the culmination of our spiritual learning? No, because the very next verse (10.09) states that such enlightened souls delight in discussing about Krishna and enlightening each other about him..




How can the enlightened keep enlightening each other? Because Krishna's glories are unlimited. No matter how much we know him, there's always so much more to know. We all realize and relish him from our individual perspectives. And when we share our personal appreciation of Krishna with others, the understanding and devotion of all the sharers becomes enriched.




Indeed, as our consciousness becomes infused with Krishna, our whole life becomes a process of learning about him. We learn to see him in everything and everything in him (06.30). With such a devotional learning spirit, our appreciation and devotion for him keep deepening forever.




Thus, our spiritual learning culminates in the ecstatic zeal of learning to forever keep learning about Krishna.





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Tue May 29, 2018 12:09 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

By oneself alone is evil done, by oneself is one defiled. By oneself is evil avoided, by oneself alone is one purified. Purity and impurity depend on oneself, No one can purify another. (Lord Buddha)



Tue May 29, 2018 4:27 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Establish unity among yourselves first; do not seek faults in others or excellences in your own selves. The Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man - have full faith in this and fill every act of yours with that reverence and love. Wherever you are, whatever work you do, do it as an act of worship, an act of dedication, an act for the glory of God who is the Inspirer, the Witness, the Master. Do not divide your activities as, "These are for my sake" and "These are for God." See all work as one. When you work, there should be no remainder, nothing pending. Finish all, down to the last. They should not recur again. If you offer all activities at the feet of the Lord and free them from any trace of egoistic attachment, the consequence will not bind you: you are free, you are liberated, you have Moksha(liberation).



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www.telugubhakti.com Digest Number 4675

7 Messages

Digest #4675
1.1
Quotable Quote by p_gopi_krishna
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Srimad Bhagawad Gita by p_gopi_krishna
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Sri Satya Sai Baba by p_gopi_krishna
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Sri Satya Sai Baba by p_gopi_krishna
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Sri Satya Sai Baba by p_gopi_krishna
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DANTA VEDAANTAM by swamypvap
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KAALA JHNANAM by swamypvap

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Mon May 28, 2018 8:27 am (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Every people seeks its language of good and evil: this its neighbour understands not. Its language has it devised for itself in laws and customs. But the state lies in all languages of good and evil; and whatever it says it lies; and whatever it has it has stolen. (Friedrich Neitzsche)



Mon May 28, 2018 8:28 am (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Even if we can't change our desires, we can change our attitude towards our desires




When we want to live a principle-centered life, our worldly desires often act as obstacles, for they tempt and divert us. Even if we don't want those desires, they keep coming. Why is that?




Because our present desires arise from the past impressions stored in our mind. As we have indulged in them in the past, they keep tempting us towards similar indulgence. Still, we can change our attitude towards those desires.




In the past, we might have looked forward to those desires believing that they will trigger us to enjoy. But now, we can learn to see them as unwanted visitors. Indeed, the Bhagavad-gita (05.23) recommends such tolerance of unhealthy desires. As long as the body is there, desires will keep coming, but if we can be spiritually connected, we will stay well-situated and will be satisfied.




How do we learn to neglect our unwanted desires? By having something more positive to do. If some unwanted person comes to meet us, and we are sitting alone and idle, saying no to them may be difficult. But if we are already busy meeting someone and have a whole schedule of meetings lined up, saying no to that unwanted visitor will be much easier.




The most empowering engagement is devotional service to Krishna, the all-pure, all-powerful Supreme whose parts we are eternally. In such service, if we keep ourselves busy in one engagement after another after another, then by saying yes to Krishna, saying no to our lower desires will become much easier. And as we keep consistently saying yes to Krishna and no to worldly desires, gradually they will decrease and disappear.




Thus, by striving to intensely and consistently say yes to Krishna, we can change our attitude towards our lower desires and by the resulting devotional purification, eventually change them.





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Mon May 28, 2018 8:33 am (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Some may insist that only Sai Bhajan should be sung, only the name and form of Sathya Sai be used. This is a great mistake. You are thereby dishonouring Sai. If you attach yourself to Sai and detach yourself from Krishna, you get a plus there and a minus here; the resultant gain is zero.. Do not develop fanaticism or sectarianism in spirituality. Others may have these, but that is no reason why you should meet them with the same failings. Try your best to avoid such infection. If others require help, go and help them! This will make them realise the loving universal nature of your attitude. Never encourage differences based on region, language, religion, or any such flimsy grounds. Narrow-minded ideas will undermine the spiritual outlook, the attitude of unity and oneness which is the keynote of the spirit. Spirituality is a field where inner joy, inner satisfaction, and internal purity are always more important than outer expression!

Mon May 28, 2018 9:41 am (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Some may insist that only Sai Bhajan should be sung, only the name and form of Sathya Sai be used. This is a great mistake. You are thereby dishonouring Sai. If you attach yourself to Sai and detach yourself from Krishna, you get a plus there and a minus here; the resultant gain is zero.. Do not develop fanaticism or sectarianism in spirituality. Others may have these, but that is no reason why you should meet them with the same failings. Try your best to avoid such infection. If others require help, go and help them! This will make them realise the loving universal nature of your attitude. Never encourage differences based on region, language, religion, or any such flimsy grounds. Narrow-minded ideas will undermine the spiritual outlook, the attitude of unity and oneness which is the keynote of the spirit. Spirituality is a field where inner joy, inner satisfaction, and internal purity are always more important than outer expression!

Mon May 28, 2018 8:04 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Food is the medicine for the illness of hunger; drink, for the illness of thirst; to cure bhava roga (affliction of the cycle of birth and death), God (Bhagawan) is the medicine; for the disease of desire, Jnana (wisdom) is the cure. For the infection of ashanti (anxiety), the remedy is bhajans. For the diseases of doubt, despair and hesitation, which is common to all aspirants, the most effective remedy is doing good to others (paropakara). Service today has become a common word but its value is much depreciated. Really speaking, only those who are afflicted with equal agony, at the sight of pain and suffering, distress or disease, have the right to serve; for, they are not serving others, they are serving themselves, serving to remove as fast and as intelligently as they can, their own agony! When you feel that you are serving your own pain, you are curbing your own ego. Otherwise service heightens your self-esteem and develops a sense of superiority, which is harmful spiritually.



Mon May 28, 2018 8:39 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

swamypvap

Jiva(person) is an exact replication of Jagath.
Even though the Maha Vaakyam Brahma Satyam Jagath Mithya is true, only a realized soul who sees and treats the dual aspects of the world alike can say this statement. If a person who is under the influence of ignorance (darkness) utters this sentence it would be Danta Vedaantam because his state is similar to the state of a beggar who is not aware of the hereditary treasure lying beneath the ground where he is residing.
Eswara is as Atma in all Bhutamulu in the form of Chidaanandam. Only the realized souls remain under the spell of Chidaanandam irrespective of season like Eswara who is Sadaa Vasantam.

Mon May 28, 2018 8:42 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

swamypvap

Eswara is Tri Kaalatmakam and Kaalateetam.To signify this Tatvam, Eswara wears Naagendra Haaram around his Kantham. Here Haaram points out to Chakram and Naagendram points out to Kaalam as the bite of a cobra causes death and death as inevitable(Dharmam) points out to Kaalam.. .
Accordingly Eswara having Naagendra Haaram as an ornament around his Kantham is Nityam and the Aatharam (basis) and controller of Kaala Chakram.
The Kaala Chakram consists of three states namely Bhuta Kaalam, Vartamana Kaalam and Bhavishyat Kaalam like a garland consisting of three flowers of three different colors. Kaalam is like the underlying invisible thread that connects the above said three flowers as a garland.
Thus Eswara holding Kaala Chakram around His Kantam is Kaalateetam.
As we always remain in one of the above said three states only, we are not in a position to realize Eswara. Once we conquer the fear due to , we would be empowered to realize Eswara.


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