***कृष्णस्तु भगवान स्वयं ***

***कृष्णस्तु भगवान स्वयं ***

Monday, July 7, 2014

***In order to attain mental aboveness, man must practice a neutral attitude to all earthly changes.***



***In order to attain mental aboveness, man must practice a neutral attitude to all earthly changes.***

"O Flower among Men (Arjuna)! he who cannot be ruffled by these (contacts of the senses with their objects), who is calm and even-minded during pain and pleasure, he alone is fit to attain ever-lastingness!" —The Bhagavad Gita II:15
"The basic principle of creation is duality. If one knows pleasure he must know pain. One who cognises heat must cognise cold also. If creation had manifested only heat or only cold, only sorrow or only pleasure, human beings would not be the irritated victims of the pranks of duality. But then, what would life be like in a monotone existence? Some contrast is necessary; it is man's response to dualities that causes his trouble. So long as one is slavishly influenced by the dualities, he lives under the domination of the changeful phenomenal world.
In order to attain mental aboveness, man must practice a neutral attitude to all earthly changes.
The saints have found that happiness lies in a constant mental state of unruffled peace during all the experiences of earthly dualities. A changeable mind perceives a changeable creation, and is easily disturbed; the unchangeable soul and the unruffled mind, on the other hand, behold, behind the masks of change, the Eternal Spirit. The man whose mind is like an oscillating mirror beholds all creation as distorted into waves of change; but the man who holds his mental mirror steady beholds there naught but the reflections of the Sole Unity—God. Through realization, not mere imagination, he sees that his body and all things are the condensed consciousness of Spirit. The mind, free of artificial excitation, remains centered in its native state of inner peace and soul joy.
When the mind by deep spiritual development manifests its aboveness to the suggestions born of the external activity of the senses, the advancing yogi, like Arjuna, finds that before he can attain the promised state of everlastingness he must also neutralize, by meditation, the effects of the inner action of the sensory powers."
-Paramahansa Yogananda

Saturday, July 5, 2014

*****-Meaning of True Love-*****

*****-Meaning of True Love-*****

Once, Sri Krishna displayed the pastimes of having a severe headache in His palace at Dwaraka. At that time Sri Narada Muni came to meet Sri Krishna and was perplexed to hear about His headache. Narada never heard of such a thing before and was at a loss to ascertain what to do. Witnessing restlessness of his beloved Master, Narada asked Sri Krishna, 'O beloved Master, You are the Supreme Lord, You are Omniscient, so please tell me the remedy of the disease of Your headache.' Sri Krishna replied, 'There is one panacea for getting receovery from this headache. If you can bring the dust of the feet of a devotee and apply that to my head, I shall be cured.'

Narada Muni was contemplating, 'I am a devotee, but how can I give dust of my feet on the head of my Most Revered Supreme Lord. If I do this, I shall go to inferno.' Thus he went to Srimati Satyabhama ji, Srimati Rukmini ji and other sixteen thousand one hundred six consorts of Sri Krishna to ask for the dust of their feet. However, no queen of Sri Krishna agreed to give the dust of their feet. How can a chaste wife allow the dust of her feet to be applied to the head of her Object of worship, her husband? They all chastised Sri Narada for this impossible proposal. When Sri Narada, with frustration of heart, returned to the palace to meet Sri Krishna, Sri Krishna exhibited pastimes of being more restless. Seeing this Sri Narada became confounded. To console Sri Narada, Sri Krishna said, 'O Narada, there are some devotees in Vrajdham, who have love for Me. If you go there and ask for foot-dust, they will give you. Don't be worried.'

When Sri Narada reached Vrajadham on Sri Krishna's advice, all of Sri Krishna's personal associates sorrounded him with eagerness to know about the well-being of Sri Krishna. Perceiving the extreme anxiety and worries of the gopis, Sri Narada remained silent. After being repeatedly asked, Sri Narada finally said, 'Sri Krishna had serious headache.' On hearing this some of the gopis fainted. Some other gopis said with great regret, 'When Krishna is ill, why have you come here leaving Him behind?' Then Sri Narada replied that Sri Krishna assured him that if he could get the dust of the lotus feet of a devotee to be put on His head, Sri Krishna would recover from His headache. The gopis immediately retorted and said, 'O Naradji, you are a devotee, you could have given the dust of your feet, and there were so many queens in Dwaraka, they could have given.' Sri Narada said, 'How can a servant put the dust of his feet on the head of his Master?' How can the wives of Sri Krishna put the dust of their feet on the head of their respected husband?'

The gopis were irritated by Sri Narada's reply and said, 'Ah! So long you have given trouble to Sri Krishna unnecessarily. You can take dust of our feet as much as you want and immediately go there to put it on the head of Sri Krishna. If by our foot-dust Sri Krishna gets relief, we are ready to embrace the condemnation of hell for eternity.'

This, then, is the extraordinary speciality of gopi-prema. The gopis do not consider their own difficulty, but want the satisfaction of Sri Krishna alone.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Supreme Lord SHRI KRISHNA

Supreme Lord SHRI KRISHNA
Supreme Lord SHRI KRISHNA promises that He shall take care of His devotee and look to the needs of him who loves Him with heart and soul and contemplates on Him ceaselessly. It is useless and even foolish on man’s part to worry himself about his food, clothing, shelter, etc. For, he shall be provided with all the necessaries, the moment he learns to live in consonance with the Will of God. And when he is not in tune with Him, no effort on man’s part can bring him the desired fulfilment and satisfaction. Surrendering all other duties, the seeker should throw himself open in humility and devotion before the Supreme Master of all beings The Lord SHRI KRISHNA . When this is done, all is done.

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