www.telugubhakti.com Digest Number 4680

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Digest #4680
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Appeal by p_gopi_krishna
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Srimad Bhagavad Gita by p_gopi_krishna
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Quotable Quote by p_gopi_krishna
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SPIRITUAL BLISS by swamypvap

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Sat Jun 2, 2018 2:11 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Swami Omkarananda ji, a traditional teacher of Vedanta (disciple of Swami Paramarthananda ji) makes the following appeal (translated below by Raghu Bhaskaran)

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"There will be no Dharma without Dhaarmis",




If Hindus who practice Shastras, pray to our gods, learn and teach literature life Thirukkural, practice our arts are reduced to a minority, this civilization will cease to exist.




It is already the case in many parts of the country including Kerala.




There are those who seek this state, they seek to see Nataraja replaced in Chidambaram with Jesus.




A culture which sees the divine in the rivers, the trees and all nature, doesn't seek to impose itself on other countries or preach hatred towards others.




But if this country doesn't survive as the land of Hindus, then Hindu Dharma itself will not survive.




It would not be politically correct for a Swamiji to say anything beyond this. But it is not enough if we sit in a corner and lament. This should reflect in life and field work.




Do not assume that since it is not happening to you, you are not at risk, have a thought beyond your own self and circles.




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Sat Jun 2, 2018 2:13 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Bhakti requires a radical re-assessment of our deepest desires




Some people equate bhakti with externals – they assume that if they are doing devotional rituals right, they are well-situated.




However, the essence of devotion is the dedicated direction of our desires towards the object of devotion, the all-attractive supreme, Krishna. Even when we are engaged in devotional activities externally, our deepest desires may still be something other than Krishna – for example, prosperity or popularity. We may hope that Krishna will grant us opulence or that people will glorify us for our saintliness. Such desires prevent us from tasting Krishna's sweetness, thereby keeping us away from steady spiritual consciousness.




Our distracting desires may well exist below our conscious awareness. To detect them, we need to be relentlessly introspective. We can specifically note what dreams excite us the most, what fears worry us the most, or where our mind goes whenever we aren't purposefully engaged.




After such rigorous re-assessment of our desires, we need to redirect them in the light of bhakti wisdom. The Bhagavad-gita (10.41) indicates that everything attractive reflects a spark of Krishna's supreme attractiveness. When we internalize this insight, we realize that all the pleasure we get from worldly things will be available in its fullness and richness in Krishna. This realization inspires us to make him our defining and driving desire.




Such re-assessment is radical because most people tend to be materialistic.. And this tendency extends to spiritual life too, wherein most seekers settle for some level of compromised spiritual practice that looks and feels good. Those who embrace the challenge to become purely devoted are rare indeed (07.03).




Nonetheless, the rewards awaiting the pure are worth the effort. The Gita (07.28) indicates that when we redirect our anti-devotional tendencies and reinforce our devotional tendencies, we relish Krishna's supreme sweetness, thereby becoming fixed in devotion and going beyond illusion.





Read more http://www.gitadaily.com/bhakti-requires-a-radical-re-assessment-of-our-deepest-desires/ http://www.gitadaily.com/bhakti-requires-a-radical-re-assessment-of-our-deepest-desires/



Sat Jun 2, 2018 2:19 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

The moon shines in my body, but my blind eyes cannot see it:
The moon is within me, and so is the sun.
The unstruck drum of Eternity is sounded within me; but my deaf ears cannot hear it.
So long as man clamors for the I and the Mine, his works are as naught:
When all love of the I and the Mine is dead, then the work of the Lord is done.
For work has no other aim than the getting of knowledge:
When that comes, then work is put away.
The flower blooms for the fruit: when the fruit comes, the flower withers.

The musk is in the deer, but is seeks it not within itself: it wanders in quest of grass.


Kabir Vani


Sat Jun 2, 2018 10:28 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

swamypvap

A spiritually enlightened person like Prakruti (Nature) is an embedded system in whom Brahma Jhnanam(Absolute knowledge) is embedded because Icchha Sakti,Jhnana Sakti and Kriya Sakti are embedded in Prakruti.

As enlightened by Icchha Sakti he becomes universal minded by raising above all considerations like caste, creed, color,community, region and religion etc.

As enabled by Jhnana Sakti , he withdraws internal peace and happiness (Atmaanandam) having realized that the happiness drawn from any other source is temporary, defective and ends up with misery and frustration.

As empowered by Kriya Sakti , he prays and works for the welfare of the Jagath and radiates noble thoughts/ides in the form of signals in the world.

Sat Jun 2, 2018 10:46 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

swamypvap

Every human being is subjected to a disease by name Jaadhyam which is nothing but Jadhaatma Buddi/Dehaatama Buddi.
To be from the above disease one has to surrender to a Sat Guru by belittling one self like an ant because an ant recognizes Gudh (Jaggery)/Brahma Jhnanam which is Guudham(encrypted)
Having thus acquired Gudha Vidya/ Atma Vidya due to Sat Guru Krupa (grace), the Buddi of that enabled person would be equipped with a Khadgam (sword) known as Nethi(Not This) and with the power of that Khadgam hewould burn Deha Moham (passion towards body).
Having thus been freed from Dehaatma Buddi , his Buddi would embrace Vairaagyam(renunciation), the Nitya Buddi of that spiritually enlightened person would destroy the Ari Shat Vargam (six enemies) and thus his Manasu(mind) would be free from the six viruses. Due to this enlightenment the Manasu(mind) would stop undergoing any Vikaaram(displacement). Vikaara Rahita Sthiti of Manasu is Atma Sthiti /Ananda Sththi(spiritual bliss).
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