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Digest #4891
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Srimad Bhagavad Gita by p_gopi_krishna
Srimad Bhagavad Gita by p_gopi_krishna
Sri Satya Sai Baba by p_gopi_krishna


Fri Mar 1, 2019 6:04 am (PST) . Posted by:


Cleanse your heart of malice and cherish no hatred, not even against your enemies; but embrace all beings with kindness.(Lord Buddha)

Fri Mar 1, 2019 6:56 am (PST) . Posted by:


We don't know the future, but neither does our mind – its fears don't forecast the future Our mind often fills us with fears about the future, "What if this goes wrong? What if that goes wrong?" Indeed, "What if?" is the question by which the mind starts showing us many horror movies that can paralyze and traumatize us.

As we live in a world of uncertainty, some amount of anxiety about the future is natural and unavoidable. Fear is a fundamental feature of our existential predicament. Yet fearfulness, in the sense of having our mind full of fears and making us incapable of thinking of other things, is unhealthy.
One way to counter fearfulness is by remembering that the mind is as ignorant as us. We don't know about the future, but then neither does our mind. It's dark dystopian forecasts are no more probable of coming true than any other of the millions of possible outcomes. The mind is neither a futurologist, nor an astrologer. It is simply a fear-monger. Pertinently, the Bhagavad-gita (18.35) cautions that fearfulness characterizes a mind infected by the mode of ignorance.
Once we understand the mind's fear-mongering tendency, we can turn from it to someone who is a far better forecaster of the future: the supreme controller, Krishna. He is our greatest well-wisher (05.29) and the overseer of everything that happens (13.23). He is present in our hearts (15.15) and can give us the necessary intelligence to face whatever situation we may face (10.10), in the present or the future. And we can easily connect with him by practicing bhakti-yoga, which enables us to sense his pacifying presence and bask in his empowering grace. The more we become habituated to practicing bhakti-yoga, the more our default thoughts shift from the mind's fears to the heart's faith in our supremely faith-worthy Lord.
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Fri Mar 1, 2019 11:08 pm (PST) . Posted by:


Even if our worldview stays out of view, it shapes our every view Suppose a beautiful bird is seen in the sky. A nature lover would reach for a camera to shoot its photo, whereas a hunter would reach for a gun to shoot it down. Why are their responses different? Because of their particular worldviews: the world as an arena of natural beauty or as a hunting arena.

Similarly, our worldview shapes everything we view. Today's prevailing worldview is overall materialistic; it makes us believe that material pleasures are life's ultimate purpose (Bhagavad-gita 16.08). Even if we hear about non-material realities such as soul or God, we nonchalantly neglect them as irrelevant or even condescendingly condemn them as imaginary.
Unless we are introspective, our worldview usually stays out of view. Yet it invisibly shapes our every view, including our view of religion. We see religious rituals as tools to material gain, either prestige in a religious social circle or pious credits for future worldly benefits.
Even if we somehow desire to become spiritual and try to abstain from anti-spiritual sensuality, we still see such sensuality as immensely, irresistibly enjoyable – and, sooner or later, relapse into it. Being sabotaged by a materialistic worldview, we can't pursue life's spiritual side.
How can we challenge our materialistic worldview? By studying and applying the Gita.
The Gita's cogent philosophical analysis exposes materialism's inadequacies and fallacies. And its recommended process of bhakti-yoga gives us access to the serenity and sweetness of the supreme spiritual reality, Krishna, thereby making the spiritual experientially real. When we are thus bolstered by philosophical conviction and personal realization, our worldview gradually changes, consciously and subconsciously, from material to spiritual. We start seeing everything in terms of its spiritual potential, that is, its connection with Krishna.
With such a Krishna-centered worldview and view, we become absorbed in Krishna – steadily, increasingly, joyfully.
Think it over:
How does a materialistic worldview shape our view of religious rituals? How does a materialistic worldview sabotage us spiritually? How can we change our worldview from material to spiritual?
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Fri Mar 1, 2019 11:10 pm (PST) . Posted by:


Now, the only thing that is cheap is 'man'! All else have gone up in value. Human beings are the most defamed and most neglected. When costly projects are planned and finished, when the area becomes rich and prosperous, the inevitable result is an unfortunate increase in crime and vice. This is because there is no plan to build up the moral stamina of the human community the project is intended to benefit! The community can be really happy only if it has fine health, steady peace of mind and intelligence that is valued and directed to the service of others. The recognition of the evanescence of the body and all things material must overrule the tendency towards pride and pomp, and check avarice and ambition.

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