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Digest #4709
Srimad Bhagavad Gita by p_gopi_krishna
Srimad Bhagavad Gita by p_gopi_krishna
Sri Satya Sai Baba by p_gopi_krishna
Sri Satya Sai Baba by p_gopi_krishna
Quotable Quote by p_gopi_krishna
MEANING OF LIFE by swamypvap
SIVA LINGA TATVAM by swamypvap


Tue Jul 3, 2018 7:24 am (PDT) . Posted by:


Eswara is Karuna Rupam as well as Rudra Rupam.
Eswara is Drusyam as well Adrusyam
Eswara is Sura Vanditam as well as Asura Vanditam.
Eswara is Stuhlam as well as Sukshmam.
Eswara is the creator as well as the destroyer.
Eswara is in Tri Kaalamulu as well as Eswara is beyond Tri Kaalamulu
Eswara is in Tri Gunamulu as well as Eswara is beyond Tri Gunamulu.
Thus Eswara as Sagunam as well as Nirgunam is Achintyam(beyond imagination).

Tue Jul 3, 2018 7:25 am (PDT) . Posted by:

"sadhgurukrupa" sadhgurukrupa

భగవాన్ శ్రీ శ్రీ శ్రీ వెంకయ్యస్వామి సద్గురుకృప ఆధ్యాత్మిక మాసపత్రిక--జూలై మాసం 2018
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భగవాన్ శ్రీ శ్రీ శ్రీ వెంకయ్యస్వామి సద్గురుకృప ఆధ్యాత్మిక మాసపత్రిక--జూలై మాసం 2018

Tue Jul 3, 2018 4:09 pm (PDT) . Posted by:


Contemplation on Krishna provides purification, elevation and satisfaction

People often ask, "What do you get by thinking about Krishna, as the Bhagavad-gita repeatedly recommends?"

Let's discuss three of the fruits of thinking about Krishna, as hinted in the Bhagavad-gita (06.27): our consciousness becomes purified and elevated to the spiritual level, making us sublimely satisfied.

Purification: Dirt in our house creates a distasteful and disease-inducing atmosphere. Similarly, impurities within us such as anger, avarice and addiction create an inner atmosphere that is distracting, disheartening and distressing. Krishna is supremely pure and purifying. Thinking about him cleanses us internally.

Elevation: Suppose we have fallen in an ocean and are being tossed by stormy waves. Moving to a calmer-seeming part of the ocean won't help much – sooner or later, stormy waves will come there too; we need to be lifted out of the ocean. Similarly, the material world is like an ocean where we are tossed by the stormy waves of worldly upheavals. Trying to create a better material situation helps, but only till the waves hit there. To gain lasting relief, we need to raise our consciousness from the material level of reality to the spiritual level. Such elevation happens naturally when we think about the highest reality, Krishna, because thinking about him increases our attraction to him, and that attraction raises our consciousness upwards to him.

Satisfaction: If we think about someone attractive or loving, we feel happy. Krishna is both supremely attractive and supremely loving. When we think of him, we naturally feel happy. Moreover, he is the reservoir of all happiness. While wandering in a desert, when we come to a reservoir of water, we feel relieved and satisfied. Similarly, when our thoughts dwell on him after wandering over various unfulfilling or agitating objects, we feel satisfied.

Thus, consistent contemplation on Krishna propels us towards purification, elevation and satisfaction.

Think it over:
How does thinking about Krishna purify us?
How is our consciousness elevated by thinking about Krishna?
How does thinking about Krishna provide satisfaction?

Read more https://www.gitadaily.com/contemplation-on-krishna-provides-purification-elevation-and-satisfaction/ https://www.gitadaily.com/contemplation-on-krishna-provides-purification-elevation-and-satisfaction/

Tue Jul 3, 2018 4:40 pm (PDT) . Posted by:


Be in Krishna consciousness, not around it
To be in Krishna consciousness means to be aware of Krishna's supreme position as the source of everything and to devote ourselves wholeheartedly to him. (Bhagavad-gita 10.08).
To be around Krishna consciousness means to let our consciousness get caught in peripheral issues associated with Krishna.
Explaining Krishna's position, the Gita states that Krishna belongs to a higher, spiritual level of reality – and so do we, for we are at our core souls, eternal parts of Krishna. He descends to our material level of reality just to attract our consciousness to him and to thereby spiritualize it.
Krishna may appear at particular historical times, become well-known in particular cultures or through particular institutions. His purpose is served through such particularities – and yet his purpose transcends all such particularities. If we are to fulfill his universal purpose of spiritualizing our consciousness, we need to see beyond contextual particularities..
If we see Krishna as a cultural figure about whom we watched TV serials, we may reduce him to an entertaining mythological character or to a god in our religion's pantheon.
If we see Krishna through the lens of history, we may get lost in debates about the historicity of Krishna and various Krishna-related texts.
If we see Krishna as a deity propagated by an institution, we may get sidetracked by institutional controversies that were caused by materially motivated people with a vested interest in misappropriating that institution's resources.
Such cultural, historical or institutional perspectives can raise some valid concerns. And if it is our need or interest or service, we can address those concerns appropriately. But seeing Krishna through these perspectives doesn't spiritualize our consciousness.
Only by seeing Krishna as the supreme spiritual reality and connecting with him by practicing bhakti-yoga can we relish the immortal taste of pure Krishna consciousness – of eternal ecstatic love for Krishna.
Think it over:
How is Krishna's descent related to cultural, historical and institutional particularities? What is wrong with seeing Krishna through cultural, historical or institutional lens? How can we relish pure Krishna consciousness?
Read more https://www.gitadaily.com/be-in-krishna-consciousness-not-around-it/ https://www.gitadaily.com/be-in-krishna-consciousness-not-around-it/

Tue Jul 3, 2018 4:15 pm (PDT) . Posted by:


Swami's Prema (Love) has no trace of self-interest in it. It is absolutely pure. Swami knows only how to give, not how to receive. Swami's hand is held above for conferring something, not stretched for seeking anything. Moreover, once Swami has declared, "You are Mine", whatever wrong ways they may pursue, Swami will not abandon them. It may be asked why anyone who has been accepted by Swami thus should be subject to hardships and troubles. These troubles are the consequences of their own karma (actions). They have to see that their conduct is right. If, supposing, the Lord blesses a man with a hundred years of life, he should not get puffed up with pride and start jumping from a tree in the confidence that he will live for a century. He may live for a hundred years, but may have his leg broken in the fall. So in accepting the blessing of God, one should also try to lead a righteous life.

Tue Jul 3, 2018 4:22 pm (PDT) . Posted by:


Desires and willpower (iccha shakti), both emerge from thoughts. Willpower is very important, like the life principle of every human-being. All other powers like power of intellect, of understanding, of determination, of speech, etc., come out of it. This willpower is like the king of all other powers. It will lead one to the sacred path if one makes proper use of it. On the contrary, if one makes improper use of it, the person becomes wicked. Willpower affects your thoughts, and thoughts influence willpower. Bad thoughts make the willpower weak. Decline in willpower makes desires stronger and ultimately weakens you! Here is a small example. Suppose one person has the habit of drinking too much coffee or tea, smoking cigarettes, etc. will his bad habits not weaken his willpower and ability to accomplish great things? Hence develop good thoughts, good habits and practice ceiling on desires.

Tue Jul 3, 2018 4:30 pm (PDT) . Posted by:


Until we see nothing in the world but the Lord himself, all the evils will beset us and we shall make all these distinctions : "I am greater than any other being in the universe"; for it is only in the Lord, in the spirit, that we are all one, and until we see God everywhere, this unity will not exist for us. (Swami Vivekanand)

Tue Jul 3, 2018 10:39 pm (PDT) . Posted by:


The purpose of this human life is to realize its meaning that the ultimate step is Paramaatmaka Lingam and the ultimate word is Paramaatmaka Lingam and the ultimate thought is Paramaatmaka Lingam.

Iham and Param should converge at a single point as Paramaatmaka Lingam,
Paramaatmaka Lingam signifies Eswara as Param/Gamyam(ultimate)

Accordingly a human being should make the final call to Praana Natha/Siva by remembering His Number as Param (destination) by heart from this mobile (Deham) before Praanamulu/sim cards leave this Deham(mobile) and make it as Savam(dead)

Tue Jul 3, 2018 10:39 pm (PDT) . Posted by:


Eswara is Drusyam as well as Adrusyam
Eswara is Saakaaram as well as Niraakaaram
Eswara is Sagunam as well as Nirgunam
Eswara is Chalam as well as Achalam
Eswara is Saantam as well as Raudram.
Eswara is Sarva Vyapakam and Anantam.
Eswara is Kaala Ateetam and Desa Ateetam
Eswara is Srushthi Kaaraka,Sthiti Kaaraka and Laya Kaaraka and Eswara is beyond Srushthi, Sthiti and Layam.
Eswara is AvaakkMaanasaGocharam
Eswara is Achintyam.
Eswara Lingam signifies Eswara Tatvam.
Accordingly a seeker needs to perform Saakaara Araathana as Seva(Charity) in Baahyam(outside) as Eswara is an embodiment of compassion and Niraakara Araathana as Siva Samkalpam/ Dhyanam in Antahrangam (inside).
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