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Digest #4681
Srimad Bhagavad Gita by p_gopi_krishna
Sri Satya Sai Baba by p_gopi_krishna


Sun Jun 3, 2018 4:21 pm (PDT) . Posted by:


Comparing various paths up a mountain can't take us up the mountain

Prospective spiritual seekers are often perplexed by a question: which path to follow? This important question merits deep deliberation. Still, if agonized over for too long, it can also lead to paralysis by analysis.

How can we find a balance between inadequate analysis and excessive analysis? To understand the answer, let's compare spiritual growth to mountain-climbing. Before climbing a mountain, we would naturally compare various paths to the peak. But to get to the peak, we would have to eventually take some path and start climbing.

The mountain's bottom is like material consciousness and its top, spiritual consciousness. If a path takes us up from material consciousness to spiritual consciousness, following it will make us less dependent on worldly things and more attracted to spiritual truths. And this transformation has to be experienced – it can't be arrived at by mere analysis.

With the contemporary world presenting us thousands of paths and the fast-paced culture filling our finite lifespans with myriad engagements, if we wait till we have compared all paths, we will be waiting till the rest of eternity.

To help us analyze, the Bhagavad-gita overviews various paths for seekers at different levels in their spiritual evolution to evolve further. To help us commit, it stresses that the indwelling supreme, Krishna, is guiding everyone's wanderings (18.61) – if we sincerely desire to be spiritual, he will prompt us to the right path, and alert us about wrong ones.

Stressing the balance between analyzing paths and accessing higher reality, the Gita calls for both contemplating and committing (18.63). And Arjuna responds by committing to the path of divine love by accepting Krishna's will (18.73).

Thus, by a combination of intellectual evaluation and personal commitment, we can attract a power far greater than ours to guide our spiritual evolution to perfection.

Read more http://www.gitadaily.com/comparing-various-paths-up-a-mountain-cant-take-us-up-the-mountain/ http://www.gitadaily.com/comparing-various-paths-up-a-mountain-cant-take-us-up-the-mountain/

Sun Jun 3, 2018 4:29 pm (PDT) . Posted by:


Welcome all the blows of fate, the misfortunes and miseries, just as gold welcomes the crucible, hammer and the anvil, to transform into a beautiful jewel. Or as the cane welcomes the chopper, crusher, boiler, pan, sprayer and dryer, so that its sweetness may be preserved and used as sugar by all. The Pandavas never demurred when disasters fell thick upon them.. They were happy that disasters helped them to remember Krishna and call upon Him. Submit to the will of God. Never seek power or position but submit to His Will so that you may be ever happy and unmoved. The Lord rushes toward the devotee faster than the devotee rushes to Him. If you take one step toward Him, He takes a hundred steps toward you! He will be more than a mother or father. He will foster you from within you, just as He has saved and fostered so many saints who have placed faith in Him!

Sun Jun 3, 2018 9:25 pm (PDT) . Posted by:


Samdeham(doubt) arises in mind because Samdeham means Samyukta Deham. Samyukta Deham means union of Manasu (mind) and Deham(body).
This fact implies that doubts come to mind because mind is associated with Deham(body) which is Anityam (temporary).
Accordingly if mind is associated with Eswara(Nityam) then the mind would be disassociated with Deham(Anityam) and then absolutely there would be no chance of any doubt coming to mind. because Eswara is Nityam(permanent) and Ekam(unique) .
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