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Digest #4737
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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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Story by p_gopi_krishna
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Srimad Bhagavad Gita by p_gopi_krishna

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Wed Aug 1, 2018 11:27 am (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Each and every one of you must work hard to overcome the habit of sliding into worry (chinta) and despondency every now and then. Once this weed takes root in your mind, it assumes many forms to assert its hold. Every stage of life is fraught with anxiety; every step in your progress is a cause for worry. In fact, birth, death, old age and illness - every one of these multiply worries of their own. How to get sleep is a cause for worry; how to get up from bed is another worry! Today admission to colleges causes worry; admission to hostels is another worry; then examination causes new worry! But these are matters that are not essential. They should not cause so much heartburn as the problem of removing the fundamental error in your thought process - ignoring the Divine who inspires and guides you always and forever. Do not worry. Develop selfless love with faith and share that love with all. Sri Satya Sai Baba



Wed Aug 1, 2018 12:09 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Each and every one of you must work hard to overcome the habit of sliding into worry (chinta) and despondency every now and then. Once this weed takes root in your mind, it assumes many forms to assert its hold. Every stage of life is fraught with anxiety; every step in your progress is a cause for worry. In fact, birth, death, old age and illness - every one of these multiply worries of their own. How to get sleep is a cause for worry; how to get up from bed is another worry! Today admission to colleges causes worry; admission to hostels is another worry; then examination causes new worry! But these are matters that are not essential. They should not cause so much heartburn as the problem of removing the fundamental error in your thought process - ignoring the Divine who inspires and guides you always and forever. Do not worry. Develop selfless love with faith and share that love with all. Sri Satya Sai Baba



Wed Aug 1, 2018 11:46 am (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

BEST PICTURE OF PEACE




There once was a king who offered a prize to the artist who would paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried. The king looked at all the pictures. But there were only two he really liked, and he had to choose between them.




One picture was of a calm lake. The lake was a perfect mirror for peaceful towering mountains all around it. Overhead was a blue sky with fluffy white clouds. All who saw this picture thought that it was a perfect picture of peace.




The other picture had mountains, too. But these were rugged . Above was an angry sky, from which rain fell and in which lightning played. Down the side of the mountain tumbled a foaming waterfall. This did not look peaceful at all. But when the king looked closely, he saw behind the waterfall a tiny bush growing in a crack in the rock. In the bush a mother bird had built her nest. There, in the midst of the rush of angry water, sat the mother bird on her nest - in perfect peace.




Which picture do you think won the prize? The king chose the second picture. Do you know why?




"Because," explained the king, "peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work.





Peace means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart.



Wed Aug 1, 2018 2:29 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Humans who pursue subhuman goals become anti-human




We humans are widely considered the most evolved among all species on our planet. Ironically though, we often cause more destruction than all other species – destruction not just of other species and of the ecology, but also of our own species. No other species develop ideologies or technologies that lead to the systematic mass annihilation of their own species.




Why are we so self-destructive? Because we are abusing our higher intelligence.




Gita wisdom explains that we humans have been given specially developed intelligence for pursuing life's higher spiritual purpose. This pursuit culminates in understanding the highest spiritual reality, Krishna, and learning to love him, thereby attaining eternal life in his abode.




However, while we are spiritually uninformed or materially infatuated or both, we use our higher intelligence to pursue the default bodily purposes that all living beings pursue: eating, sleeping, mating and defending. To fulfill these bodily purposes, we need material resources that are only finitely available in nature. Pursuing them makes us competitive, aggressive, even unconscionably destructive. The Bhagavad-gita indicates that when bodily gratification becomes our life's defining purpose (16.11), we become bound to our innumerable worldly desires (16.12). These desires impel us to seek wealth at any cost (16.13), even the cost of destroying rivals (16..14), thereby believing in our supremacy (16.15).




Such obsessive materialism misappropriates the advanced human intelligence to fashion new reasons and means for eliminating perceived enemies. Thus, humans end up becoming not just inhuman, but even anti-human – not just inhumanly cruel, but inhumanly cruel towards other humans. They devise deadly technologies and devious ideologies, deploying them in horrendous pogroms. Today, the greatest threat to humanity is humanity itself.




Nonetheless, if we start using our human intelligence to pursue spiritual realization, we can gradually savor and share higher fulfillment, thus playing our part in raising overall human consciousness.




Think it over:




What is ironic about humanity's being the most advanced species?

What is the higher human intelligence meant for?

How do humans end up becoming anti-human?





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