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Digest #4757
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Srimad Bhagavad Gita by p_gopi_krishna
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Satsangam by p_gopi_krishna
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Spirituality by p_gopi_krishna
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Sri Satya Sai Baba by p_gopi_krishna

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Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:37 am (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Surrender makes us not just peaceful but also purposeful




When we are disturbed, we often approach God through prayer and surrender, hoping to become peaceful. Pertinently, the Bhagavad-gita (18.62) states that surrender leads to peace.




Yet the Gita itself reveals a paradoxical result of surrender. Arjuna surrenders (18.73) – and picks up his bow to fight (18.78). Did surrender make him peaceful?




Yes, but in a sense different from the ordinary. We ordinarily associate peace with peaceful situations. While that is certainly one sense of peace, such peace is frequently not in our control. Quarrels, layoffs, cyclones – hundreds of such factors beyond our control can disrupt external peace at any moment. In those situations, the only way to become peaceful is by cultivating a disposition conducive to peace. What is that disposition? It focuses on things that are in our control and lets go of the things not in our control.




Gita wisdom helps us understand that the things out of our control are still in Krishna's control. When we appreciate that he is our well-wisher and that he can bring good even out of the bad, letting go of things becomes easier. This letting-go is the sense we often associate with surrender.




But surrender also implies focusing on the things in our control and doing them to the best of our capacity. This is the sense in which Arjuna surrenders, as conveyed in his concluding purposeful declaration: "I will do your will" (18.73). He is a warrior – in fact, a champion archer. For him, surrender means fully using his God-given skills in God's service. This affirmative sense of surrender applies to us too, whereby we resourcefully discover and develop our talents to use them in a mood of service and contribution.




Thus, when we surrender, we become peaceful by letting go of the uncontrollable and purposeful by taking up the controllable.




Think it over:




What is the disposition conducive to peace?

What understanding makes letting go of things easier?

How does surrender make us purposeful?





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Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:40 am (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

True service is to serve through one's own life of contentment.




Expression:




Everyone wants happiness and is searching for ways and means to be happy. The one who is able to go within and bring out the inner happiness is able to reflect this inner state in every day life. Such a person becomes a source of inspiration to enable others to look within themselves. He also becomes a source of support during difficult times




Experience:




When I am content I am able to blend and harmonise with both circumstances and people. Thus I bring out the best in myself and others. I appreciate the beauty even in little aspects and provide an environment for this beauty to grow. The mind is not caught up with questions or doubts but is constantly finding solutions with faith.




Brahma Kumaris




Success lies not in the result but in the Effort...



"Being" the Best is not at all important,




"Doing" the Best is all that matters….



Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:46 am (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Checking Prana in Narasimha Bhagavan's Murti.
Harih Om
An astounding photo of the 35th Shankaracharya of Sringeri with Narasimha bhagwan, checking the flow of the prana flowing through the nostrils of the vigraha.
Truly, the accomplishments of our Jagadgurus know no bounds!

Dozens such incidents are mentioned in the jeevancharitra of the Acharyal.
Harih Om.
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Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:49 am (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Think deeply over the functions of a place of worship, say, the temple. Temples are centres of discipline, where the aspirant is guided step by step to attain a vision of the Truth. They are schools for the training of the spirit, academies for the promotion of scriptural studies, institutes of super-science, and laboratories for the testing of the values of life. They are hospitals for the treatment and cure not only of the 'birth-death disease', which has persisted in the individual for ages, but even the much more potent mental disorders that trouble those who do not know the secret of acquiring peace. Temples are gymnasia where people are reconditioned and their hesitant faith, waning conviction, and upsurging egotism are all cured. Temples are mirrors that reflect aesthetic standards and achievements. The purpose of the temple is to awaken the divinity in humanity, and to induce people to believe that the physical frames in which they live are themselves houses of God. Sri Satya Sai Baba



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