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Digest #4854
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Srimad Bhagavad Gita by p_gopi_krishna
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Sanskrita Slokam by p_gopi_krishna
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Sri Satya Sai Baba by p_gopi_krishna
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Satsangam by p_gopi_krishna
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Satsangam by p_gopi_krishna

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Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:24 am (PST) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Spirituality reveals that our destiny is bigger than the biggest adversity We all work to build a better future for ourselves. Using whatever talents we have, we often dream of fulfilling our destiny by achieving something wonderful. But then life may devastate our dreams through one sweeping adversity. If we have lived with a materialistic worldview, considering this world's gain to be life's defining purpose, we will feel our destiny has been thwarted, that everything we have worked for is lost, that our life has become pointless.

How can we face such adversity? Can we achieve something that adversity can't thwart? Yes, we can if we understand our spiritual essence. The Bhagavad-gita is a time-honored classic that outlines life's spiritual side. And it reveals that our destiny is far bigger than even the biggest adversity. We are eternal spiritual beings and are parts of the supreme spiritual being, Krishna. As his parts, we are meant for a life of eternal loving harmony with him, wherein we use all our abilities and resources in his service and he fills and floods our heart with the nectar of unending love.
The Gita (06.22) explains that when we become absorbed in spiritual reality, we gain an unflappable inner calm that is not shaken by life's adversities. Whatever we may gain or lose materially, the gain of inner absorption in Krishna that is so enriching and fulfilling that nothing else can make us crave in dissatisfaction.
Being thus internally secure and satisfied, we can work with greater clarity and effectiveness to do justice to our potentials and fulfill our outer destiny in this world, making the contributions that we are meant to make. Even before we fulfill our destiny of attaining eternal life with Krishna, we experience in this very life inner contentment that keeps us stable, whether we gain outer achievement or not.
Think it over:
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:52 pm (PST) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

India's Timeless Wisdom (A Traditional Saying)


ఛాయాం అన్యస్య కుర్వన్తి తిష్టన్తి స్వయం ఆలపే |
ఫలాన్యపి పరార్థయ వృక్షాః సత్పురుషా ఇవ ||


छायां अन्यस्य कुर्वन्ति तिष्टन्ति स्वयं आलपे ।
फलान्यपि परार्थय व्रुक्षाः सत्पुरुषा इव ॥


Themselves they stand in the scorching sun, but offer the shade to others; their fruits are also for others only. Thus, trees are like noble people.



(Taken from Vedanta Kesari, January 2013)

Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:52 pm (PST) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna


Learn the lesson of self-reliance from the bird. A bird perched on the leafy twig of a tree is not affected by the wild swaying of the twig or the storm which might blow it off because it relies not on the twig or tree but on its own wings for its safety. It knows it can always fly away and save itself. The bird is always happy and carefree. Birds are not concerned about accumulating. They are content to make the best of the present, living on whatever they can get for the day. They do not worry about the careers of their children or the state of their bank accounts. They have no anxiety about the upkeep of houses or properties. Now think about what you have made of yourself? Sitting on the branch of the tree of life, are you not worried about every little tremor in life; consumed by it, and losing your peace of mind?

Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:54 pm (PST) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Some great advice from the elder generation, who have been through it all, seen it all and did it all, and have learned a lot along the way...

Before middle age -- Do not fear !
After middle age -- Do not regret !
Enjoy your life while you can !
Do not wait till you cannot even walk just to be sorry and to regret.
As long as it is physically possible, visit places you wish to visit.
When there is an opportunity, get together with old classmates, old colleagues and old friends,
The gathering is not just about eating, it is just that there is not much time left !

Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:56 pm (PST) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Paramacharya's Ten Commandments
AN EMBODIMENT of simplicity, Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Mahaswamiji, 68th pontiff of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam https://www.facebook.com/namonarayanaya?__tn__=%2CdK-R-R&eid=ARC_S0EIllTHxeToXjaGUDbM0jE23Z7AU1gmbXITl2L80KJ8PHvG135DmBbU6ijKgv1LcVoAXRuYJde4&fref=mentions, adorned the Peetam for 87 years from February 1907, when he was just 13. He travelled across the country mostly on foot, in keeping with the Math's tradition, meeting people and showering his blessings. His erudition and compassion endeared him to everyone, irrespective of class, creed and nationality. His foremost vision was the preservation of the Vedas,
tradition and dharma.

The Paramacharya also listed 10 simple commandments (Dasopadesam) and urged his followers to lead a purposeful and wholesome life.
1. One of our duties as human beings is to avail ourselves of every opportunity to do good to others. The poor can serve others by their loyal work to the country and the rich by their wealth to help the poor. Those who are influential can use their influence to better the condition of the lowly. That way we can keep alive in our hearts a sense of social service.
2. Man by himself cannot create even a blade of grass. We will be guilty of gross ingratitude if we do not offer first to God what we eat or wear - only the best and choicest should be offered to Him.
3. Life without love is a waste. Everyone should cultivate "Prema" or love towards all human beings, bird and beast.
4. Wealth amassed by a person whose heart is closed to charity, is generally dissipated by the inheritors: but the family of philanthropists will always be blessed with happiness.
5. A person who has done a meritorious deed will lose the resulting merit if he listens to the praise of others or himself boasts of his deeds.
6. It will do no good to grieve over what has happened. If we learn to discriminate between good and evil, that will guard us from falling into the evil again.
7. We should utilize to good purpose, the days of our life-time. We should engage ourselves in acts, which will contribute to the welfare of others rather than to our selfish desires.
8. We should perform duties that have been prescribed for our daily life and also be filled with devotion to God.
9. One attains one's goal by performance of one's duties.
10. Jnana is the only solvent of our troubles and sufferings.
Jaya Jaya Shankara Hara Hara Shankara H H. Shri Chandrasekarendra Saraswati
Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam
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