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Definiteness Of Purpose Is The Sail That Reaches You To Your Destination Safely

  • Posted on September 13, 2015 at 1:32 pm

The word Dharma has many meanings if you look up the word in the Sanskrit dictionary. :)

It means one’s nature, religion, law, attributes, good works, conduct, etc. One of the many meanings for dharma is also ‘duty’.

Abandoning all dharma/duties does not mean that one should not perform their duties. As explained in the commentary given below one maybe confused as to what action to perform and which not to. As a general rule of thumb, we have been given a mind to think. And as Napoleon Hill has said,we must always have a ‘definiteness of purpose’ in life and choose actions that are beneficial to oneself and others. Otherwise, like a ship without a sail keeps drifting without actually reaching the destination, we also would be simply drifting in life. We should also have the ‘sail’ of an aim in life that keeps us mentally healthy and productive and helps us reach our destination safely. And that destination is to merge with the Lord.

https://journeygita.wordpress.com/2013/07/24/bhagavad-gita-verse-66-chapter-18/

It is said that this shloka 66 from Chapter 18 of the Bhagavad Gita, containing the sum and substance of the entire Gita, is the one “take home message” for any student who feels bewildered or overwhelmed with the teaching. There are four parts to the shloka. The first part instructs the seeker to abandon all of their duties. Let us look at this deeper meaning since we should not take it literally. This means that Shri Krishna wants the seeker to stop analyzing which actions they should stop performing, which actions should they continue pursuing and which new actions should they take up. They should simply stop worrying about all these questions.

So then, what should the seeker do? The second part of the shloka gives the answer – take refuge in Ishvara alone. All our thoughts, words, actions, feelings, everything should be dedicated towards Ishvara. By doing so, we will automatically arrive at the answers to our questions regarding what to do and what not to do. When we eat our food by first offering it to Ishvara, we will automatically stop eating food that is not appropriate. When we offer all of our actions to Ishvara, we will not perform any illegal or unethical actions. Everything will automatically fall into place.

What is the result of taking refuge in Ishvara? The third part of the shloka assures the seeker that they will be liberated from all of their paapa, their sins. Sins in this context refers to the bondage of actions caused by our ego. If we perform all actions in service to Ishvara, and accept any success or failure as a gift from Ishvara, we will never harbour any worry or anxiety about the past or future. We will simple continue to fill our time in relentless service to Ishvara. Ultimately, we will reach a stage where our mind is purified of all selfishness, leading to the fourth part of the shloka, complete freedom from sorrow.

Shri Krishna ends this shloka with the words “do not grieve”. It is said that with this shloka,  the core teaching of the Gita is complete, since the teaching was begun with a view to eliminate the cause of Arjuna’s sorrow, which is his ignorance of his true nature as the self.

I AM A RADIANT BEING OF LOVE

  • Posted on March 16, 2015 at 2:07 pm
Love

I Am A Radiant Being Of Love

 

At the core of my heart I am like the Sun radiating with love and knowledge. Knowing this and meditating on it helps us connect with our inner resource to these 2 attributes that are absolutely essential for us to be in the light, for the sun has no partiality and shines on everybody that opens their window to its rays, and we are in infinite supply. It is inexhaustible! We hold that fountain of love and knowledge as that is what we are!!

Yet God speaks to us through any means possible to be heard by us even if it has to be through dreams or through other people. Our effort only lies in tuning in to our inner Self and to do so I feel inspired by Og Mandino’s scrolls on love which is worth reading every day.

“I WILL GREET THIS DAY WITH LOVE IN MY HEART”

For a slide show of the ten scrolls click here

 

 

My Power Comes Through The Use Of My Mind

  • Posted on March 16, 2015 at 6:09 am

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What We See In Our World
Is A Mirror Of What We Have In Our Minds.

MY POWER COMES THRU THE USE OF MY MIND

I am Pure Consciousness! I can use this Consciousness in any way I desire.
I can choose to be conscious of the realm of lack and limitation or I can choose
to be conscious of the realm of Infinite Oneness, Harmony and Wholeness.

It is One Infinite Conscious viewed either negatively or positively.

At all times I am one with all of life, and I am free to experience Love, Harmony, beauty, strength, joy and so much more.

I am Consciousness.
I am Energy.
I am safe.

I Keep learning, growing, and changing my consciousness and changing my
experience.

ALL IS WELL!

~ Meditations To Heal Your Life By Louise L. Hay ~

Last year I attended a workshop on “Heal Your Life” based on the teachings of Louise L. Hay. The teachings resonated very well for me because I am all for love.For a long time I thought loving others was more important but when I had my spiritual experience the first thing I realized was that we treat others the way we treat ourselves. If we are too critical of ourselves we will be too critical of others as well. Perhaps in trying to efface my ego I was giving more importance to others and was never kind to myself. It was only when I felt that oneness with the Universal Consciousness I felt the unconditional love for all beings in whom the same Consciousness radiated.

In Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, there is an interesting and famous  conversation between the wise sage Yajnavalkya and his wife Maitreyi where in Maitreyi asks him if she can get immortality through wealth. He says no and then she asks, “what is the use of the wealth, if it does not give me immortality? What is this love for wealth for?”

And then Yajnavalkya says, “Nobody loves anything for its own sake. All love is for the love of the Self, in the pure spiritual sense.” We love other things and others because it gives us pleasure and therefore, we love ourselves more than anything else. And we are nothing but a part of that Universal Consciousness that is like a sea of Consciousness.

So I do believe that everything starts with the love of Self and it is healing.

I started a skype group chat room where you can join us to discuss this topic on love and Healing. Feel free to join us by clicking here —>

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Study of the Self is the Most Important

  • Posted on December 10, 2013 at 8:33 am

The job of servicing others, of course, does not earn any interest or salary.

But we have the honor to serve the sentient beings. The job itself means:

The highest reward and honor

Every aspect of a Tree gives benefit to Others

Every aspect of a Tree gives benefit to Others

Paro-pakaraya Phalanti Vrksa:

Paro-pakaraya Vahanti Nadya:

Paro-pakaraya Duhanti Gava:

Paro-pakara-rtha-midam Sariram

 

It is only to benefit others that trees bear fruits

It is only for helping others that rivers flow

It is only to benefit others that cows yield milk.

It is only for helping others that you are given a body.

 

Yogasana

A Yogasana that strengthens the body and mind

Yoga helps us strengthen our body and mind in many different ways. While it helps us develop a strong physical body it also gives the mental attributes of courage, fortitude, patience, Flexibility and Concentration to name just a few. These are like the roots of a tree and the fruits that this tree yields are the achievements of success in our lives.While we lead a life of abundance and purposeful life, we become a source of inspiration to others and contribute to the benefit of others in many different ways.

 

Our scriptures state that the  most important study in life is the study of the Self!

The Universal Law of Use states that when you don’t use it, you lose it!

 

So what is this Self? This Self refers to the “I” that we all identify ourselves with and therefore, it is the common factor. That “I” is also referred to as Consciousness. There is only one Consciousness and not multiple Consciousnesses.  This Consciousness has no form and no Name. It is formless, nameless, attribute less, infinite, unbound and stainless.  While we are all this one and the same Consciousness that we refer to as the Self, we are all manifested as the embodied human beings in different forms with different names and attributes experiencing life in our own unique way. While it  is difficult to understand this higher, intangible Truth, it is possible to understand it by starting with the known and tangible human body and the world we experience in our daily life.

 

There is a famous quote in Sanskrit,

“Sharira madhyam khalu sadhanam!”

This body is only an instrument or medium to attain Self Realizaton

 

In the Upanishads it has been stated that the body and mind are only tools we use in this process or sadhana, like a carpenter uses his tools to care out various forms of wooden articles. If those tools are not used properly and frequently, they become rusted, dull and useless. They have to be maintained in good quality to give us good service. So it is with our body and mind. When maintained well they give us better mileage and service for a better quality and meaningful life. Life is only an experience and how we interpret it or what meaning we give to it is dependent entirely on us. Thus we are spiritual beings experiencing life thru our body and mind.

I was always interested in the why and how of things happening in life. In 1983 I had a very dramatic and transformational spiritual experience. I became hungry to understand my spiritual experience and desired to delve into it more deeply for a better understanding of life. Consequently light started shining brightly on different aspects as my spiritual journey continued.

We all can stay happy and healthy only when we engage in useful activities. Like everyone else I had a 9-5 job that kept me busy. But I was really not happy doing what I was doing as it did not feed my spiritual quest. Finally, someone introduced me to Network Marketing and Internet Marketing which opened up the opportunity for me to work from home. It all began with someone showing me some health products for my health issues. I was diagnosed with Diabetes and started buying the health products that gave me energy and nutrition.

It was then that I decided I wanted to share those good things of life that helped me and that would empower the body, mind and spirit of those I shared it with.  As I started exploring for products that would help me physically, mentally and spiritually, I decided to journal my reflections and findings on my blog. 

 

 

According to the Indian Scriptures this body is made up five sheaths.

 

1. Annamaya Kosha – Food Sheath

2. Pranamaya Kosha – Vital Air Sheath

3. Manomaya Kosha – Mind Sheath

4. Vijnanamaya Kosha – Intellectual Sheath

5. Anandamaya Kosha – Bliss Sheath

 

Annamaya Kosha and Pranamaya Kosha involve the physical body.  Manomaya Kosha and Vijnanamaya Kosha pertain to the mental body and Anandamaya kosha addresses our spiritual essence.

Having analyzed the human body to its most rudimentary level, the sages of old recommended a life style that was most conducive to all these koshas. However, due to the advances in Technology and ou rmodern thinking we have adopted a very complicated life style that is not really healthy neither for our body  nor our mind. Having been exposed to the possibilities of scientific technology, it is difficult to go back to the olden life style. However, not all the changes are bad. In fact, there are many good things that we have discovered that are empowering. 

 It is my humble attempt to share the good things of life that have helped me with the hope that the information will empower the body, mind and spirit of those who need it. Please visit my blog frequently and if you have any questions or comments feel free to leave a comment.