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Digest #4905
Sri Satya Sai Baba by p_gopi_krishna
Sri Satya Sai Baba by p_gopi_krishna
Quotable Quote by p_gopi_krishna
Srimad Bhagavad Gita by p_gopi_krishna
Srimad Bhagavad Gita by p_gopi_krishna


Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:00 am (PDT) . Posted by:


Mother Gayatri has three aspects - Gayatri, Savitri, and Saraswati. Gayathri is the presiding deity of our senses; Savitri is the presiding deity of the life principle, and Saraswati is the presiding deity of speech. All these three are within the same Principle of Truth. Gayatri Mantra beings with, Om Bhur Bhuvah Suvah. Bhur means materialisation (body), bhuvah means vibration (life principle), and suvah means radiation representing the Atma. From a scientist's point of view, matter can be converted into energy and vice versa. But in My view, matter and energy do not exist separately. These two are inseparable and interrelated. In fact, there is no matter in this world; wherever you see, you find only energy. Truth, Righteousness, Peace, and Forgiveness are all expressions of the Principle of Shakti (Energy). Truth is the primal cause. There is nothing other than this. All faculties of energy are present in this Truth. So, consider Truth as your mother and follow it.

Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:02 am (PDT) . Posted by:


More things, more hurdles, more handicaps. Accumulation of sofas, chairs, cots, tables, and curios clutter the hall and render movements slow and risky. Reduce wants and live simple, that is the key to happiness. Attachment brings sorrow in its wake! When death demands that everything be left behind and everybody be deserted, you are overpowered with grief! Be like the lotus on water; on it, not in it. Water is necessary for the lotus to grow, but it will not allow even a drop to wet it. The objective world is the arena of virtue and the gymnasium for the spirit. Use it for that purpose only; do not raise it to a higher status! Take up the simple Sadhana of Namasmarana(Remembering God), along with reverence towards parents, elders and teachers, and service to the sick and poor. See everyone as your lshtadevata (chosen form of God). That will fill your heart with love and give you stability of mind and peace.

Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:01 am (PDT) . Posted by:



हमें सबसे प्रेम हो। कोई भी पराया नहीं है। केवल नारायण ही सब जीवों में बसते हैं। उसके सिवा कुछ भी नहीं है। कभी ऐसा विचार न करो कि केवल तुम ही समझदार हो और अन्य मूर्ख हैं।

Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:04 am (PDT) . Posted by:


Living for the moment is a prescription for chaos at best and calamity at worst While driving along an expressway, suppose we see something attractive nearby and suddenly take a turn toward it. Other drivers will have to brake forcefully and come to a screeching halt. If everyone started taking such impulsive turns, traffic will be thrown into chaos, at best. At worst, calamitous car crashes will occur, turning roads into graveyards.

Just as we can't drive for the moment, we can't live for the moment either. During our life-journey, if we start living for the moment, indulging in anything that feels pleasurable, we will hurt ourselves. If we eat whatever tastes good, we will spoil our health.
Worse still, If people start having physical relations with anyone they feel infatuated by, families will splinter, generations of unloved children will be born and the foundations of society will crumble.
But shouldn't we live in the moment, as many mindfulness teachers recommend? Yes. However, living in the moment is not living for the moment.
Living in the moment is like driving in the moment – it means focusing on the road ahead of us and steering our car carefully toward our destination. Similarly, living in the moment means two things. First, we don't let regrets about the past or fears about the future distract us from doing our best in the present. Second, we use the present moment to create the kind of life we aspire for.
Forsaking present indulgence for a better future is the essential principle of sacrifice. And the intelligence to do such sacrifice differentiates humans from animals. Pertinently, the Bhagavad-gita (03.16) declares that those who live for their senses, without doing any sacrifice, waste their lives.
Ultimately, sacrifice done in a mood of devotion connects us with the all-attractive source of all joy, enriching us with lasting joy.
Think it over:
What is wrong with living for the moment? What is the difference between living for the moment and living in the moment? What is sacrifice? How can you sacrifice now to create a brighter future?
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Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:08 am (PDT) . Posted by:


If we lose faith in our potential to improve, we court cowardice and malice Suppose a patient loses faith in the potential of any treatment to cure them. They will become sicker and soon die.

What applies to our physical health applies much more to our moral and spiritual health. Why much more? Because when we become morally and spiritually sick, we can hurt not just ourselves but also others.
Let's backtrack to better understand this inner dynamic.
We all sometimes resolve to improve ourselves. Unfortunately, some inner self-destructive force thwarts our resolutions. Being repeatedly frustrated, we may give up and start justifying our status quo: "This is just the way I am."
However, even if we stop trying to improve, the inner self-destructive force won't allow us to stay where we are; it will attack us with greater force and drag us down to actions of depravity and even brutality. The Bhagavad-gita (03.37) states that the inner self-destructive force degrades us till it devours completely everything we hold sacred.
Thankfully, Gita wisdom assures that our potential to improve is never lost. It is intrinsic to who we are: pure souls, parts of the all-pure source of everything.
Still, if we somehow lose faith in our potential to improve, we unwittingly embrace cowardice and malice. Cowardice because we are chickening out of an inner war just because we have been bruised and battered earlier. Malice because this inner enemy will make us deride, even destroy, anyone who triggers our resentment: "When I have it so bad, why should they have it so good?"
If we don't want to become cowardly or malicious, we need to unsentimentally understand that in our inner war, we can't stay on neutral ground. Committing ourselves to resisting our inner enemy, we seriously seek inner empowerment, thereby increasing our receptivity to spiritual insights and practices.
Think it over:
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