Monday April 24, 2017
Monday April 24, 2017
Wednesday April 19, 2017
How often have the stories of Lord Krishna, Lord Rama or Lord Mahavir left us feeling mesmerized and taken us by awe at the thought of a living God on our Earth! Do you know that we do hold a chance still…Lord Simandhar Swami is a living Tirthankara, who is present in bodily form in Mahavideh Kshetra, another world within our Universe. In addition, it is possible to establish a connection with the Lord through the technique given to us by Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan.
All the tirthankaras are Vitaraag Lords (free from all attachment and abhorrence). The flawless vision of these divine beings leads them to attain the state of a vitaraag. Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan says that, “One binds karma by seeing faults in others and becomes free from his karma by seeing his own faults.” Due to ignorance of Soul, one leads to see faults in others. Through the Self Realization, one attains the flawless vision to see everyone as Pure Soul. The moment one starts seeing his own faults and regards the world as flawless, his journey towards spiritual enlightenment begins.
On the occasion of Lord Simandhar Swami’s Janma Kalyanak (birth anniversary), let us all ask for strength to attain flawless vision towards all and experience everlasting happiness.
Friday April 7, 2017
‘Mahavir’ stands for- maha- great; vir- hero, which means ‘the Mighty One’.
Lord Mahavir was the 24th Tirthankar (The Absolutely Enlightened Lord who can liberate others) of this time cycle, who lived around 2500 years ago. His name does not relate to His physical strength, but it symbolizes His victory over inner enemies like anger-deceit-pride-greed-attachment-abhorrence. The Pure Soul within is truly Lord Mahavir.
Anyone who attains Self Realization, and realizes his ‘true’ self can overcome his inner enemies and eventually become like Lord Mahavir. Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan says that, “If one realizes his own Self, then he himself is an Absolute Supreme Soul.”
Our life is the result of our past life karmas, which have to be resolved with equanimity. Lord Mahavir spent His entire life based on this understanding that all the circumstances before Him were based on the unfolding of His own karmas. Thus, as a result of Self Realization, He regarded the people who pierced nails into his ears, as being without fault.
Let us join our hands and remember Lord Mahavir and ask for strength that, May we also attain the knowledge of the Self like Him and experience our ‘true’ nature of ‘eternal bliss’.
Monday April 3, 2017
Saturday April 1, 2017
Ram Navami is a celebration, which gives us the opportunity to show our devotion and reverence for Lord Rama. To a devotee, Lord Rama is not simply a great person, but God Himself.
Param Pujya Dadashri states, “What is absolute humility (param vinaya)? It is on the one who has not disrespected anyone in the slightest! Absolute humility lies where there is no dispute, no difference of opinion or any law. Law is bondage.” Similar was the character of Lord Rama. He was a man of great principles.
Not only did Lord Ram have to face countless tests and obstacles during His life, He also accepted a 14-year long exile in order to save His father’s honour. Remaining true and sincere to His word He chose to stay in exile for 14 years even after His brother King Bharat came to free Him from His exile and make Him King.
Doubts such as, ‘Why?’, ‘What about me?’, "What difficulties will I come across during my exile?" or "How will I manage without the pleasures of the palace life?” never crossed Lord Ram’s mind. He did not let anything count more than His sincerity towards His parents, even during the time when he had the chance to walk away from exile. He was a living example of sincerity and His example is something that generations to come, can learn from.