www.telugubhakti.com Digest Number 4884

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Digest #4884
1.1
Positive Life by p_gopi_krishna
1.2
Positive Life by p_gopi_krishna
2.1
Quotable Quote by p_gopi_krishna
3.1
Satsangam by p_gopi_krishna
4.1
Sri Satya Sai Baba by p_gopi_krishna
5.1
Srimad Bhagavad Gita by p_gopi_krishna

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Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:33 am (PST) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Morning Prayerful Whispers
If you decide not to close this... be sure you forward it so
that the coffee will continue to pour.
You'll understand the sentence, at the end of this message
(Trust me)!!

We can pretend we are sharing a
good cup of coffee while enjoying..
Good Morning Blessings...
If it stops with you,
then the blessing will
disappear.
The blessing will only keep working if it is continuously
passed around.
If you are a recipient of a
blessing, Keep the blessing working
By being the source of
blessing to other people.
This morning when I awoke
And saw the sun
above, I softly said, 'Good morning, Lord,
Bless everyone I love'
Right away I thought of you
and said a loving prayer,
That He would bless you
specially, And keep you free
from care. I thought of all the happiness a day could hold in store,
I wished it all for you because
no one deserves it more.
I felt so warm and good inside,
My heart was all aglow.
I know God heard my prayers
for you,
He hears them all, you know.
This is especially for all my friends and family.

Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:40 pm (PST) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

*How to remove ur label given by others*?(Overcoming blindspots)
Worth reading...
I sat in my chair quietly next to my Mom & Dad as my grade 4 teacher gave them an update on my progress at school.
"Your child is a slow learner", said the school teacher quietly.
I held my breath & sank a little lower into my chair. I looked up at my dad to see if he was in trouble. My father glanced down, smiled & gave me a quick wink.
On the way home from the Parent-Teacher meeting, I thought about what Mrs. Shastri had called me – 'Slow Learner'. Deep down I knew that what she really meant was that I was dumb.
Later that evening, my Mom & Dad came into my room carrying a piece of paper & a pen.
They sat down on the side of the bed & said, "Want to talk to you about what Mrs. Shastri said today ?"
"A Slow Learner", I replied.
I had already taken the words to heart.
"That's right", said my dad as my mother wrote the words 'Slow Learner' on the piece of paper.
My parents then held up the piece of paper in front me & purposefully tore it into two.
My eyes widened in surprise.
"Mrs. Shastri was wrong", said my parents as they continued to tear the paper into smaller & smaller pieces.
"You're not a slow learner."
"I'm not ?"
"No & starting tomorrow, you & we are going to show that Mrs. Shastri was wrong, OK ?"
"OK", I hugged my mom, snuggled down into my pillow & fell asleep with a smile on my face & a warm glow in my heart.
From that day on, my parents spent one hour per day helping me with my reading & writing. By the end of the year, I was doing much better at school & interestingly no one ever labeled me as a 'Slow Learner' again.
My parents knew that when a child receives a label from a person in authority such as a teacher or parent, they often take that label to heart & it becomes a part of their self-identity for the rest of their lives.
To avoid this from happening to their child, my parents created a tangible representation of the 'Slow Learner' label & tore it up it in front of me so that the label would not become a part of a child's self-concept.
Today I would like to thank my Mom & Dad.
Think about the labels that people have given to you, your kids in the past & at present.
Perhaps you were given a label by one of your parents, your best friend, your teacher, your spouse or your boss. What is the label that resonates in your mind ???
Is there a label that has become part of yourself identity because a person in a position of authority gave it to you ???
If so, write this label down on a blank sheet of paper & hold it up to see it for what it really is – A Label.
It is a label – nothing more. It is not a part of you & you do not have to accept it as a part of your identity any longer.
As you begin to see the label for what it really is – Rip it in half & enjoy the feeling of destroying the label once & for all.
When you do this exercise, you will feel a surge of motivation to take action to ensure that no one attempts to give you this label again in the future.
Just as my parents took action & helped me with my school work, make sure you follow through & do whatever you need to do to eliminate the remnants of the label from your life forever.
REMEMBER....
SOMEBODY'S OPINION ABOUT YOU DOESN'T HAVE TO BECOME YOUR REALITY !!
A teacher's / a Parent's purpose is not to create children in his own image, but to develop children who can create their own image.. 🙏 good day .


Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:37 pm (PST) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

You often say, "I would give, but only to the deserving." And who are you that men should rend their bosom and unveil their pride, that you may see their worth naked and their pride unabashed? For in truth it is life that gives unto life – while you, deem yourself a giver, are but a witness. (Kahlil Gibran)

Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:37 pm (PST) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

On Mantras, by Rajarshi Nandy ji




Mantras express or embody principles, powers of deities which are thought by the tradition to exist at a higher cosmic level. Thus to repeat a mantra is to directly engage with the deity and become located within that cosmic hierarchy. We might say even if a mantra is non-linguistic, like in case of bija mantras, it still serves to locate that deity/being in the cosmos and draw him/her towards the individual. By uttering the mantra one is able to connect to the energy-stream of that deity. The sound form of the mantra is generally imparted to the disciple by the Guru who empowers the mantra with the mantravirya. The master illuminates the mantra thereby bringing it to life and making it efficacious, says the Malinivijayottara Tantra.




Mantra practice pervades whole of Tantra sadhana from the basic setting up of an asana, to the pitha of which the deity will rest, to the prana invocation of the deity, to the bhutashuddi, to nyasa - every bit is done by use of mantras. One can do mantra sadhana for mundane secular benefits, or for greater aims like liberation from samsara, negating the bad effects of a graha, or even transporting oneself into the realm of the deity.




Mantra is also meditation. Even a high-minded text like Gita says so: yajnanam japa-yajno 'smi: "among yagya-s I am japa". As the mantra goes deeper within it cuts off awareness of the world around, breaks down all concepts and set formulas, goes beyond all likes and dislikes, beyond even the sense of the body, and finally nothing remains in the chitta except for the singular reverberation of the sounds of the mantra. THEN it can show its true Shakti!





There are only three ways in which a mantra can work: when it is empowered by someone who knows how to empower a mantra and give it to the disciple, or if the individual has progressed well in past lives then he finds support for the mantra from a still and concentrated mind or he is able to draw power form a deeper source in the pranamaya kosha of his body. Both of these assume excellent concentration power as a base. There is no other fourth way on earth that can activate a mantra. None at all.


Prashant Parikh <prashantparikh@gmail.com>


Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:45 pm (PST) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Detachment (vairagyam) is the first sign of a spiritual life. Without it you are an illiterate in spirituality. It's the 'ABC' of spiritual effort. Detachment must become strong enough for you to discard the bondage of the senses. A few minutes of thought will help you see the hollowness of earthly riches, fame, and happiness. When you are adding more and more sums of money to your bank account, consider whether or not you are accumulating troubles for yourselves and your children, making it harder for your children to lead clean, comfortable, and honourable lives. When you struggle to achieve paltry fame by devious means, remember who among crores of your countrymen are honoured today and for what. Don't you see that only those are honoured everywhere who gave up, renounced, and sought the more difficult road of God-realisation instead of the easier path of world-realisation?

Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:45 pm (PST) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Some limits restrict; some protect – knowing which limit does what is intelligence When we are limited in any way, we often see that limitation as a restriction to our freedom. And yes, many limits do restrict. But not all. Some protect.

If a person has been unfairly jailed, then the jail walls restrict their freedom of movement. Suppose a person is living inside a fort that is being attacked by rioters who are out to kill that person. Though those walls too limit that person's movement, they are actually offering protection, not imposing restriction. If that person foolishly leaves the safe haven of the fort in the name of freedom, they will be slaughtered.
For physical threats, we can easily discern that some walls protect. But we need intelligence to similarly discern when it comes to subtler threats, threats to our consciousness by temptations.
Whenever we are told to not do some activities that we consider pleasurable, we tend to rebel, "Why are you depriving me of happiness?" However, such rebelliousness is blind to the reality that what we consider pleasurable often leaves us miserable. Many of the world's pleasures are baits that entice and entrap our consciousness in sensuality, immorality and perversity, whereby we end up hurting, even destroying ourselves. That's how people end up addicted, tormented, defeated.
The Bhagavad-gita (02.64) states that when we keep our search for happiness within scriptural limits, that limitation protects us from such self-destruction and takes us towards spiritual realization and lasting happiness thereof. Thus, returning to the fort metaphor, living the scriptural way not only keep us safe from degrading temptations, but also paves a way to escape to a safe zone of spiritual absorption in the all-attractive Supreme.
To live within scriptural limits is the ultimate sign of intelligence, for it protects us from degradation and guides us towards liberation.
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