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Digest #4800
Srimad Bhagavad Gita by p_gopi_krishna
Satsangam by p_gopi_krishna
Sri Satya Sai Baba by p_gopi_krishna


Thu Nov 1, 2018 1:23 am (PDT) . Posted by:


Don't give up because of illusion – give up to come out of illusion

Some people adopt renunciation because of frustration. They want some worldly thing that they believe is enjoyable, but on failing to get it, they adopt the renounced order.

However, such renunciation can't get them out of illusion because it arises from an illusion. What is that illusion? The illusion that life's pleasure and purpose center on gaining worldly things. The Bhagavad-gita explains that we are souls, parts of the all-attractive Supreme, Krishna. We can find the greatest happiness by loving and serving Krishna. Learning to love him is life's ultimate purpose. Renunciation is meant to help us free us from obsession with worldly things, thereby facilitating our absorption in Krishna.

However, when we renounce out of frustration at our inability to gain worldly things or out of fear of the labor involved in getting those things, then we are still under the illusion that those things are enjoyable. Because of that illusion, even if we externally adopt the garb of a renouncer, internally our consciousness will still keep gravitating towards worldly objects. Not only will we stay materially captivated, but also we will keep looking for some opportunity to enjoy those objects without laboring for them. The Bhagavad-gita (18.07-08) cautions that such self-serving renunciation is in the lower modes of material nature. Far from helping us come out of illusion, it will incriminate us in further illusion – the illusion that we are renounced when we aren't.

Therefore, when we face frustration, rather than rushing to renounce, we can focus on gaining higher insight by studying the Gita and higher taste by practicing bhakti-yoga. With our illusion thus decreased, we can understand ourselves, thereby discerning how we can raise our consciousness from its present level to the level of joyful absorption in Krishna.

Think it over:

How may our renunciation arise from illusion?

How can renunciation increase our illusion?

How can we respond to frustration wisely?

Read more https://www.gitadaily.com/dont-give-up-because-of-illusion-give-up-to-come-out-of-illusion/ https://www.gitadaily.com/dont-give-up-because-of-illusion-give-up-to-come-out-of-illusion/

Thu Nov 1, 2018 4:12 am (PDT) . Posted by:


Route of Pushpak Viman of Ravana forcibly taking Sitha to his capital Sri Lanka.
Ravana forcibly took Sitha in his Pushpak Viman from Panchavati near Nasik and reached Sri Lanka via Hampi(Karnataka) and Lepaxi(Andhra Pradesh) and reached his destiny SriLanka.
I wonder to see Nasik, Hampi, Lepaxi and SriLanka are in straight line.!
Panchavati is a the place near Nasik where Rama Sitha and Laxman we're staying during vanavasa. Laxmanan had to cut the nose of Shoorpanakhi when she forced him to marry her. Hence the name Nasik to the place meaning nose.
Sitha saw Hanuman and others looking at her on the top of Rishyamookh Parvath of Hampi and threw her jewels at them tied in a cloth.
Jatayu the giant eagle saw crying Sitha captive of Ravana and fought with him to save her from Ravana and got his wings clipped by his sword. When Rama searching for Seetha saw Jatayu lying on the ground and addressed him by saying "hey Pakshi" Hence the name Lepakshi to the place.
Ramayana is not mythology . This is history only and written by Valmiki. Rawana took shortest route and travelled by air from Nasik to Lanka .Pl see below that Nasik, Hampi,Lepakshi and SriLanka are in straight line !

Thu Nov 1, 2018 4:42 am (PDT) . Posted by:


There are four kinds of temples: One, Vidyalaya (the temple of learning); second, Bhojanalaya (the temple of food); third, Vaidyalaya (the temple of healing) and Devalaya (the temple of God). All the four are places of worship for man. You go to a Bhojanalaya (also means hotel or restaurant), eat good and tasty food you like and come out happy. You go to a Vaidyalaya (hospital), consult a doctor and only receive prescribed treatment for the illnesses you are suffering from. When you go to a Vidyalaya (an educational institution) you seek only knowledge in the subjects you are interested in. Similarly when you go to a Devalaya(temple), ask yourself, do you conduct yourself properly? In a temple you should be concerned only with worship. Instead of concentrating the mind on the Divine, why do you allow it to wander hither and thither and think about useless mundane affairs? Remember, if only you secure the grace of God, everything will be accomplished easily! Sri Satya Sai Baba

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