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Digest #4683
Quotable Quote by p_gopi_krishna
Srimad Bhagavad Gita by p_gopi_krishna
Sri Satya Sai Baba by p_gopi_krishna


Wed Jun 6, 2018 2:51 pm (PDT) . Posted by:


It is easy to say 'I am attribute-less'; but when it comes to relating to others also as Brahman, it becomes very difficult since the dotted-i meets another dotted-i, and both of them are like Ninjā warriors, full of hurt and guilt, and have a 'never-say-die' attitude. Bringing in more of Īśvara in the form of order into one's life is the way out and to make both dotted-is' into the big 'I".

Swāmi Dayānanda Saraswatī - Prashant Parikh

Wed Jun 6, 2018 2:55 pm (PDT) . Posted by:


Not every thought is worth our thought

The word "thought" can mean two different things: an idea that has appeared in our consciousness ("I got a thought") or our calm conscious deliberation on an idea ("I have given this a lot of thought"). Considering these two meanings, let's analyze: Does every thought deserve our thought? Do we need to dwell on whatever comes in our mind?

Certainly not.

To understand why not, suppose we are driving a car. We will focus on the road ahead, while staying peripherally aware of the things around us inside the car and outside it. If we start focusing on every single thing that comes in our awareness, we will endanger ourselves.

Gita wisdom explains that we all are driving in our bodily machine. During our life-journey, we need to focus on the things necessary for us to move along, not on all the things happening along the way. Just as the things outside can distract us, so too can the thoughts inside us.

How can we avoid being distracted by our thoughts? By learning to view them just as we would view things outside us. The Bhagavad-gita recommends this observational mood when it urges us to see our thoughts as arriving and departing because of material nature's influences (14.22). As with outer things, we focus on those that matter. To neglect random thoughts, the Gita recommends that we cultivate a mood of service to the all-attractive Supreme, Krishna (14.26).

While driving, if we need to reach in time for an important meeting, that purposefulness will increase our focus on the way ahead. Similarly, Gita wisdom helps us understand that to attain lasting satisfaction, we need to reach Krishna before our life runs out. Such purposefulness will increase our focus on the thoughts that are worth our thought, thereby channeling our thought-energy and life-energy productively.

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Wed Jun 6, 2018 4:55 pm (PDT) . Posted by:


Everyone is eager to be happy; everyone wants to work less and gain more, give little and get amply, but nobody experiments with wanting less and giving more! Every want is a shackle that hinders movement - it is a drag on your feet. A young college student roams free on his two legs; when he marries, he becomes four-footed! A child makes him six-footed; thus, further restricting the range of his movements. The more the feet, the less the speed, the tighter his grip on the ground – Remember, centipedes can only crawl! More objects means more hurdles and handicaps! Reduce wants, live simply - that is the way to happiness. Attachment brings sorrow in its wake; at last, when death demands that everything be left behind and everybody be deserted, you are overpowered with grief! Be like the lotus on water; on it, not in it. Water is necessary for the lotus to grow, but lotus will not allow even a drop to wet it.

Wed Jun 6, 2018 8:49 pm (PDT) . Posted by:


Eswara is Sakala Bhuta Adhi Vaasam (within all beings) as Atma/Chida Ananda Rupam(self generating happiness) .
Eswara is beyond the conception of mind and the perception of the senses and thus Eswara is beyond knowledge.
Eswara is beyond any language which speech can express.
As Eswara took poison to save Jagath and stays in Smasaanam(cremation ground) to show us the path of Nirvaanam (extinction of all desires and passions), Eswara is Karuna Avataram.
Eswara as an embodiment of Karuna (compassion) manifested as Sri Hanuman as Chiranjivi (immortal) in the capacity as Guru Daivam to enlighten us to have Raja Rama Bhaavam in Hrudayam(mind) and to follow Dharmam as practiced by Sri Rama as a perfect human being(Maryada Purushottama) in order to realize Eswara/ Atma/Saakshe as Ananda Rupam within us.
Having realized this truth, our ancestors erected the very big and tall statues of Sri Hanuman all over the country to enlighten us to bow down to Sri Hanuman as Pratyaksha Guru Daivam.
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