Self Realization Ceremony In Delhi, India

Thursday September 19, 2019

On 15th Sep, 760 new seekers attained Self Realization through Gnan Vidhi Ceremony in Delhi, India.

 

900 new seekers took Self Realization through Gnan Vidhi Ceremony in Banglore, India on 18th Sep.

Happy Teachers day!

Wednesday September 4, 2019

5th September, Birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan is celebrated as Teacher’s day all over India. On becoming the President of India, his students and friends requested him to allow them to celebrate his birthday. At this, he insisted that instead of celebrating his birthday, it would be his proud privilege if September 5, could be observed as Teachers' Day. Since then, this day has been observed as Teachers' Day in India.

Suppose if you want to go to the station from a certain place and if you get lost on the way, will you not have to ask someone for help? Whom would you ask? Definitely, it would be someone who you feel probably knows the way. So the one that knows the way, is a Guru. As long as you do not know the way, you need to ask someone; you may even have to ask a small child. Whomever you ask becomes your guru. Only when there is a guru will you find the way. The guru is the other eye. He clarifies your path and gives you the light to go ahead.

Many people feel that knowledge can be gained spontaneously, by itself. In fact that is not true. In fact, Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan says, “without a guru, no knowledge of any kind can be attained. Neither worldly knowledge nor spiritual knowledge can be attained without a guru.” One grows up learning the knowledge he has been given. The teacher gives you knowledge and you take it. You in turn give that knowledge to others. Knowledge by its nature involves give and take.

Thus, let us today remember and appreciate all the teachers, who clarified our path and gave us light in form of knowledge, to reach where we are today.

THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS

Thursday August 29, 2019

Whether it is simple fight with someone or a misunderstanding with your loved one or some long standing grudge with your friends or business associates, it affects you more deeply than you can imagine.

The suffering is in the form of enormous physical and mental burden which people often find hard to let-go. How can one mend this situation whether it has been caused to us or by us to others?

Param Pujya Dadashri says, “Life is not meant for hurting anyone. If you hurt the person you will surely have to amend the situation.” And the way to do it is – PRATIKRAMAN.

Param Pujya Dadashri has suggested Pratikraman (asking for forgiveness) as a solution to this. And the occasion of Samvatsari is the best time to both forgive and ask for forgiveness for all the grudges of the past.

Pratikraman or asking for forgiveness is considered important across all cultures. All religions emphasize it in their own way. For Christians, it is in the form of confession. Jains ask for forgiveness by saying, ‘Michhami Dukkadam’. Hindus call it kshama. And Islam too recommends forgiveness as Allah greatly values this practice.

Scientists from around the world have discovered the effects of grudges, anger, hatred, vengeance, etc. on our mental and physical health. If a person experiences this frequently, it increases the risk of depression, heart disease and diabetes along with several other problems. Forgiveness is the way to reverse the adverse effects of negative feelings on our health. Forgiveness calms stress levels, leading to improved health.

Dada’s pratikraman tool acts as an immunity booster which protects us from getting caught in a whirlpool of negativity against anyone. The simple way of doing Pratikraman is: Address the God residing in the other person whom we have wronged, and say, “Oh God! I repent for my mistakes. I firmly decide that I shall not repeat such a mistake.” Just by saying these two lines heartily and sincerely, and deciding firmly to not repeat it, the mistakes vanish.

So, why wait? Let’s make Pratikraman a part of our daily habit planner. It is an indispensable method of staying fit and happy, both mentally and physically.

Happy Janmashtami!

Wednesday August 21, 2019

It has been more than 3000 years now that Lord Krishna was born. What is the reason that even today, we celebrate His birthday with so much of enthusiasm and happiness, and worship Him with all the reverence and adoration in our heart?

It is because Lord Krishna has given to the world a very wonderful thing namely “Nishkam Karma”, which is the essence of the holy Bhagavad Gita.

What is Nishkam Karma?

Nishkam Karma means to do everything but without expecting anything in return.

Say, you receive some income from your farm, and some from the printing press too that you have started. So you estimate an income of twenty to twenty five thousand a year from both these sources put together. However, actually an income of only five thousand happens this year. What happens then? You will immediately feel you’ve made a loss of twenty thousand, isn’t it? And if you had not kept any expectations at all, would you feel the pinch then? No!

Lord Krishna has therefore advocated 'Nishkam Karma Yog' as the ideal path to ultimate liberation.

Perform your duties selflessly, without any kind of selfish motive or desire for particular fruits or specific results of the action done by you.

However, Param Pujya Dadabhagwan clarifies,

“When a person does nishkama karma with the belief of ‘I am Chandubhai (please insert your own name here)’ there is binding of new (punya / merit) karma. Doing such karma makes the worldly life smooth.”

But until there is binding of new karma, how can one attain ultimate liberation?

Dadashri solves the puzzle as he further explains,

“Nishkam Karma cannot be done without first knowing ‘Who am I’. To believe, ‘I am doing Nishkam Karma’ in itself is bondage. As long as there is a doer of nishkam karma, there is bondage.”

One’s bhaav (inner intention) in this lifetime creates new karma. And as long as we have it in our bhaav (intent) that ‘I am the doer’, good or bad karmas continue to bind.

Only when we attain Self-Realization, we realize that, “I am Pure Soul and my nature is only to see and know”. With this, our belief that, ‘I am indeed the doer of Nishkam karma’ also drops. And as a result our anger, pride, deceit, greed, desires, attachment, hatred get onto the declining curve.

So come, on this auspicious occasion of Janmashtami, let us all gift Lord Krishna on His birthday our determination to make Self-Realization the ultimate goal of our life so that we can do Nishkam Karma, as Lord Krishna has propagated, in its true spirit!

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