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Digest #4676
Srimad Bhagavad Gita by p_gopi_krishna
Quotable Quote by p_gopi_krishna
Sri Satya Sai Baba by p_gopi_krishna


Tue May 29, 2018 9:57 am (PDT) . Posted by:


Spiritual learning culminates not just in learning about Krishna but in learning to keep learning about Krishna

When we start exploring life's spiritual dimension, we sense that something eternal exists beyond this world – and that we ourselves belong to that eternal level of reality.

Our spiritual journey takes off when we complement our nascent spiritual sensibility with study of the Bhagavad-gita. This timeless spiritual guidebook outlines both the contours of spiritual reality and the path of our spiritual realization. When we are situated in the mode of goodness – a state of consciousness characterized by introspection and insight – we perceive the eternal as the spiritual essence that permeates all of existence (Bhagavad-gita 18.20). When our spiritual understanding evolves further, we appreciate that the supreme spiritual reality is personal. The Gita reveals that person to be Krishna, the all-attractive supreme who is the source and sustainer of everything. Being thus enlightened, we become wholeheartedly devoted to him (10.08).

Is this understanding of Krishna the culmination of our spiritual learning? No, because the very next verse (10.09) states that such enlightened souls delight in discussing about Krishna and enlightening each other about him..

How can the enlightened keep enlightening each other? Because Krishna's glories are unlimited. No matter how much we know him, there's always so much more to know. We all realize and relish him from our individual perspectives. And when we share our personal appreciation of Krishna with others, the understanding and devotion of all the sharers becomes enriched.

Indeed, as our consciousness becomes infused with Krishna, our whole life becomes a process of learning about him. We learn to see him in everything and everything in him (06.30). With such a devotional learning spirit, our appreciation and devotion for him keep deepening forever.

Thus, our spiritual learning culminates in the ecstatic zeal of learning to forever keep learning about Krishna.

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Tue May 29, 2018 12:09 pm (PDT) . Posted by:


By oneself alone is evil done, by oneself is one defiled. By oneself is evil avoided, by oneself alone is one purified. Purity and impurity depend on oneself, No one can purify another. (Lord Buddha)

Tue May 29, 2018 4:27 pm (PDT) . Posted by:


Establish unity among yourselves first; do not seek faults in others or excellences in your own selves. The Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man - have full faith in this and fill every act of yours with that reverence and love. Wherever you are, whatever work you do, do it as an act of worship, an act of dedication, an act for the glory of God who is the Inspirer, the Witness, the Master. Do not divide your activities as, "These are for my sake" and "These are for God." See all work as one. When you work, there should be no remainder, nothing pending. Finish all, down to the last. They should not recur again. If you offer all activities at the feet of the Lord and free them from any trace of egoistic attachment, the consequence will not bind you: you are free, you are liberated, you have Moksha(liberation).

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