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Digest #4866
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Sri Satya Sai Baba by p_gopi_krishna
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Sri Satya Sai Baba by p_gopi_krishna
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Srimad Bhagavad Gita by p_gopi_krishna
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Srimad Bhagavad Gita by p_gopi_krishna
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Srimad Bhagawad Gita by p_gopi_krishna

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Sun Feb 3, 2019 8:09 am (PST) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

If you plead that you don't have time for prayers, I say that it is but laziness that makes you argue so. How can any lower task claim the time that is legitimately the purpose of your birth? Rise everyday as if you are rising from death. Pray this way sitting on your bed, "Thus am I born. Make me speak soft, sweet words, make me behave calmly and comfortingly towards all; let me do deeds that shower happiness and form ideas in my mind that are beneficial to all. May this day be worthwhile at Thy service". Remember that pledge throughout the day. When you retire at night, sit up and examine quickly all the experiences of the day; evaluate if you caused pain or displeasure to any one by any word or deed. Then pray, "I am now dying and falling in to Your lap. Pardon me for any lapse; take me under Your loving shelter."

Sun Feb 3, 2019 10:46 pm (PST) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

The Lord has revealed to Arjuna, and thereby to all mankind, that He is pleased by the devotion offered by aspirants for grace. He declares: Bhaktiman me priyo narah (A truly devoted person is very dear to Me, Gita Ch 12, Verse 19). Many may assert with the pride of achievement that they love God. That takes them only half-way through in the journey. One will not gain much therefrom. You must ask yourself, did God respond with 'me priyo narah' (he or she is dear to Me)? Only then you can claim to have achieved Divine Grace. Divine Grace alone confers the most precious gift of His Love. How can one become 'dear' to God? The Gita emphasises two qualifications: Santushta Satatam (ever contented) and Dhruda niscayah (with firm resolve). The devotee has to be contented and cheerful always, without regard for the changing tides of fortune.

Sun Feb 3, 2019 8:10 am (PST) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Fanatics don't see how God is present everywhere; they see how God is absent everywhere Religious fanatics often attack those whom they deem heretics. They usually justify their actions by claiming that they are fervently devoted to God.

However, their focus is often opposite to the focus of true devotees. Whereas devotees see how God is present everywhere, fanatics see how God is absent everywhere. Let's understand this difference.
How fanatics obsess on God's absence: Fanatics operate based on their own narrow conceptions of the correct way to approach God. They consider rigid adherence to their ways as the only way to access God. If anyone deviates even slightly, they deem such deviation as evidence of God's absence. And they condemn those "deviants" and often consider it their sacred duty to issue such condemnations.
Obsession with one small thing, equating it with everything, characterizes perception in the mode of ignorance (Bhagavad-gita 18.22). Fanatics exhibit such ignorant perception by obsessing on how certain details are missing, not on whether God is manifesting.
How devotees focus on God's presence: The devoted understand that God is present in everyone's hearts and is acting to further everyone's spiritual evolution (18.61). No matter how different someone's ways may be from ours, those differences don't debar God from acting in their lives. God, being omnipresent, can manifest however he chooses. Devotees are open to all of God's manifestations, not just those that conform to their expectations. They know that God's ways are bigger than their conceptions.
Does such openness license a religious laissez faire? No, it's not that anything anyone does is religious. If God is manifesting in someone's life, that should tangibly increase their commitment to life's higher values, to inner cultivation, to God.
In conclusion, devotion is seen in receptivity to God's expansive ways, not in reducing God to conformity with one's own ways.
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Sun Feb 3, 2019 10:50 pm (PST) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Keep the mind on one track, don't keep a one track mind To keep the mind on one track means to keep our attention focused on one overarching life-purpose, whatever distractions the world may present. Those with a mind on one track can pursue goals persistently.

To have a one-track mind means to be obsessed with one thing alone, to reduce the entire world to that thing, to not be able to relate with anyone who is not interested in that thing. Those with a one-track mind come off as obsessed, eccentric, fanatical.
The Bhagavad-gita (02.41) urges us to keep our mind on one track to Krishna, to make him our life's over-arching purpose. But we may misunderstand or misapply this injunction and start keeping a one-track mind, whereby we alienate people by thrusting Krishna on them during any interaction on any subject. To avoid alienating others in the name of devotion, we need a more inclusive understanding of devotion and Krishna.
Krishna is not an other-worldly deity devotion to whom disconnects us from everything in this world. He is the Whole who has all living beings as his parts (Bhagavad-gita 15.07); the source of the attractiveness of all attractive things (10.41); and the benefactor of all living beings (05.29). When we thus appreciate Krishna's pervasiveness, we treasure our various abilities as his gifts (07.08); we celebrate others' abilities as sparks of his splendor (10.41); we savor our achievements as our loving offerings to him (09.26-27).
When we learn to see Krishna even in seemingly mundane things, we can connect with people where they are, connect their current interests with Krishna, and creatively conceive ways to connect them with Krishna from where they are.
Thus, when we keep our mind on the Krishna-track, we learn to care for others spiritually in terms they can appreciate, thereby attracting them towards us and Krishna.
Think it over:
Why is keeping the mind one track helpful, but keeping a one-track mind unhelpful? How can an inclusive understanding of Krishna enable us to relate better with others? How does keeping our mind on the Krishna track enable us to relish life? http://bhagavadgitaclass.com/bhagavad-gita-chapter-02-text-41
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Sun Feb 3, 2019 10:48 pm (PST) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Keep the mind on one track, don't keep a one track mind To keep the mind on one track means to keep our attention focused on one overarching life-purpose, whatever distractions the world may present. Those with a mind on one track can pursue goals persistently.

To have a one-track mind means to be obsessed with one thing alone, to reduce the entire world to that thing, to not be able to relate with anyone who is not interested in that thing. Those with a one-track mind come off as obsessed, eccentric, fanatical.
The Bhagavad-gita (02.41) urges us to keep our mind on one track to Krishna, to make him our life's over-arching purpose. But we may misunderstand or misapply this injunction and start keeping a one-track mind, whereby we alienate people by thrusting Krishna on them during any interaction on any subject. To avoid alienating others in the name of devotion, we need a more inclusive understanding of devotion and Krishna.
Krishna is not an other-worldly deity devotion to whom disconnects us from everything in this world. He is the Whole who has all living beings as his parts (Bhagavad-gita 15.07); the source of the attractiveness of all attractive things (10.41); and the benefactor of all living beings (05.29). When we thus appreciate Krishna's pervasiveness, we treasure our various abilities as his gifts (07.08); we celebrate others' abilities as sparks of his splendor (10.41); we savor our achievements as our loving offerings to him (09.26-27).
When we learn to see Krishna even in seemingly mundane things, we can connect with people where they are, connect their current interests with Krishna, and creatively conceive ways to connect them with Krishna from where they are.
Thus, when we keep our mind on the Krishna-track, we learn to care for others spiritually in terms they can appreciate, thereby attracting them towards us and Krishna.
Think it over:
Why is keeping the mind one track helpful, but keeping a one-track mind unhelpful? How can an inclusive understanding of Krishna enable us to relate better with others? How does keeping our mind on the Krishna track enable us to relish life?
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ఇన్ఫర్నో? హేవ్ ఐ నాట్ పాస్డ్ త్రూ ద పర్గెటొరీ యెట్?

ఎక్కడ తండ్రీ! జెహోవా! ఎక్కడ నీ ఛాపెల్!* ఏంజెల్స్! స్వర్గం!

 

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*A recently seen chapel and a very impressive one for its artistic beauty is the Tiffany chapel in the Morse Museum, Orlando. It is small and sparkly, like a jewel exquisitely crafted, quite admirable.  Looks like the chapel itself changed hands, made its own journeys trying to find its own place and peace.


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