Friday September 23, 2016
Friday September 23, 2016
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Sometimes when we argue with someone, we feel that we will never be able to have the same relation with them, and that the relation will never improve. Countless questions transpire in our minds and we are left to bear the negative effect they have upon us. But this is not true, in reality, every relation no matter how bad, can return to normal again with the application of a divine key.
That key is pratikraman (asking for forgiveness)! By using this key one can erase every mistake in life.
Our life is full of interactions with countless people and sometimes we interfere in each other’s lives and knowingly or unknowingly, someone gets hurt. To remove the ill feelings, the concept of asking for forgiveness on the holy day of Samvatsari has been brought in. Samvatsari is the last day of Paryushan Parva, when everyone repents for the mistakes they made throughout the year. Pratikraman is when we ask for forgiveness from the Pure Soul residing within each and every living being, whom we have hurt and resolve never to repeat our mistake again.
By using this divine key of pratikraman we can get rid of hatred. We are bound to make mistakes in our life, but we shouldn’t stop there. To escape them; we should incorporate the concept of pratikraman into our lives and create a positive atmosphere for everyone around us!
Tuesday August 23, 2016
Janmashtami is the auspicious celebration of the birth of Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna is a symbol of righteousness. In a time when evil prevailed over mankind, He took up the responsibility of saving people from the cruelty of others.
Lord Krishna rose against external enemies, but in this day and age, more than external enemies the internal enemies within us i.e.: anger, pride, deceit and greed; have taken over our lives. How can we fight this war that rages within us? How can we experience peace in every situation in our life?
Lord Krishna gave Arjun, the knowledge of the Self, on the Mahabharata battlefield, which enabled Arjun to fight the war without charging a single karma. And by attaining this same knowledge through the grace of a Gnani Purush (the Enlightened One) in a Gnan Vidhi Ceremony, we will obtain the answer to the question ‘Who am I?’ and ‘Who is the doer?’ With this knowledge we will be able to solve all the problems in our life. We will experience peace no matter what happens because we will have a tool that empowers us against our inner enemies.
This Janmasthami, let us bring an end to the evil that takes shelter within us in the darkness of ignorance!