Happy Mothers Day!

Friday May 8, 2020

Happy Mothers’ Day!

This is the day to honor and appreciate the importance and love of all Mothers. There’s no greater worldly love than that of a Mother!

A mother plays a pivotal role in the life of her child’s growth and development. Mother nurtures the future of the country with great love, care and good cultural values. She ensures that her child stands up, becomes a responsible human being and leads a very happy life.

Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan always said, his mother, Zaverba, was a very noble lady; and he described how his mother played an important role in his life since childhood; how she molded his character to make him an extraordinary figure. Let’s take a quick glimpse of one such incidence in Param Pujya Dadashri’s life to understand this.

One day, the little Ambalal (Param Pujya Dadashri) came home, having fought with another boy, who stayed in his neighbourhood. He beat the other boy such that he had started to bleed. When Zaverba got to know about it, she very lovingly explained to Ambalal, “My dear, just as you did, if someone hit and bruised you, I would have to apply medicine to you, isn’t it? Right now, that boy’s mother too must be applying medicine on her child’s wounds. He must be crying and must be in so much of pain! So, look son, from now on, never hurt anyone. If you come home hurt, I will take care of you.” Such was her nobility!!

She lovingly and compassionately made Param Pujya Dadashri understand why he should not beat others. She taught him the highest lesson of life, ‘never hurt others; not even when someone hurts you’; and thus instilled in him the virtues of nobility and non-violence. This is how a mother makes her child a Mahavir!!!

Since today is a special day, celebrated in the honor of that special person who brought us in this world, taught us moral values so that we become a good human being, inculcated in us great virtues to help strengthen our inner personality, and showered all her blessings onto us so that we can accomplish our goals and lead a successful life; so, let us all, greet our dear Mother today, feeling greatly grateful to her for making us reach where we have, in our life today!

Amidst this global pandemic of Coronavirus, followers all over the world eagerly look forward to the daily live satsang of Pujyashree Deepakbhai. During this time of fear and uncertainty, Pujyashree's satsang is really a great blessing.

The satsangs are a great boost of positivity and provide the followers with the right understanding to fight against all kinds of physical, mental and emotional suffering in this current global situation. Through these live satsangs, the followers get a unique opportunity to interact with Pujyashree along with their families (through Zoom conference) and ask their questions to Pujyashree. They have different kinds of questions regarding fear, loneliness, depressed feelings as cannot go out, worries due to watching news, conflicts among family members, fear of death etc. Pujyashree addresses all their questions and concerns and motivates them by saying that it is the best time to stay in real home (in the awareness of pure Soul) and to spend time with family and maintain equanimity. Pujyashree also says that this is the time to think about the happiness of others, to be positive and pray for Jagat Kalyan. These live satsangs help resolve a lot of confusions and misunderstandings and the followers and their families feel a lot of warmth due to their daily interaction with Pujyashree.

Also, through the reading of Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan’s vaani and books during the satsangs, Pujyashree gives the right understanding to remain fearless in any situation. At the end of each live satsang, He gives homework for staying in awareness for the next day which keeps the followers connected to Gnan.

In addition to live satsangs, through video conferencing Pujyashree regularly interacts with the followers who are actively involved in seva initiatives during the pandemic. During such interactions, Pujyashree explains the importance of seva and motivates them to continue with their seva activities sincerely.

Above all, Pujyashree also prays every day for the well-being and safety of the followers and the world. 

Everyone can watch Pujyashree Deepakbhai’s Live satsang on below youtube channel from 9 to 10 pm (IST) daily.

 Dada Bhagwan Foundation Youtube Channel

In Adalaj, relief efforts to battle the Coronavirus pandemic have been going on with great energy for many days. At the same time, similar efforts of Dada Bhagwan Parivaar have begun in many other cities, in accordance with Pujyashree’s desire. Come, let’s see a glimpse.  

At Dada Bhagwan Parivaar’s Vadodara Trimandir, volunteers are preparing food packets for those who are continuously serving in the fight against the Coronavirus, such as doctors, police and other government staff. 

At all of Dada Bhagwan Parivaar centers across Gujarat, kits full of grains and other groceries are being distributed to those in need. This is happening at many centers such as Rajkot, Morbi, Bhavnagar, Valsad, Navsari and Vadodara, as well as in areas around Adalaj. 

The positive echoes of this mission of selfless service have been felt around the world and similar efforts have begun in other countries as well. In Australia, at Dada Bhagwan Parivaar’s Perth center, mahatmas are cooking food every day for those in need.  

Pujyashree Deepakbhai is praying every day that the entire world become free of this pandemic very soon and attain peace and happiness. He is explaining the same thing to everyone through spiritual discourses done via video conferencing technologies. 

With the intent that, May the entire world attain peace and happiness, Jai Sat Chit Anand.             

  

Suppose you encounter some problem in your life. Who do you think will come to your help at the earliest - someone who’s living right next to you, or your dear Aunt who stays abroad? 

Obviously, one who is nearest can help us the fastest!

Similarly, we may have great devotion and love towards the Gods and Goddesses of our faith, which is very good; there’s absolutely no harm in that! But should we not know which Lord is the closest to us? 

Gnanis, the Enlightened Ones, have discovered that Lord Simandhar Swami, who is presently residing in Mahavideh Kshetra (the neighbouring world), is the closest to our Bharat Kshetra (the world we reside in); and hence our prayers reach him the fastest. 

Lord Simandhar Swami Is A Tirthankar!!!

Just like Lord Rishabhdev and Lord Mahavir were the Tirthankaras in Bharat Kshetra, Lord Simandhar is the present living Tirthankar in another location called Mahavideh Kshetra. The ‘Tirthankar’ status is no ordinary status; in fact it is the topmost and the toughest status to attain in this world! One can achieve salvation only when one does the real darshan (see with utmost reverence and experience what He is experiencing spiritually) of Tirthankar!!! 

Recognizing the living Tirthankar, awakening one’s devotion for Him, establishing a connection with Him through continuous worship, attaining His live darshan and acquiring Keval-Gnan (Absolute Enlightenment) verily is the only way we can make it through the narrow path of liberation. This is what the Gnanis say!! 

As Our Worship and Devotion for the Lord Increases, So Will Our Connection with Him Grow

Because of the difference in two worlds, physically, we cannot meet Lord Simandhar Swami in this birth. 

But Param Pujya Dadashri shows us the easy way to connect with Him from here. He says, “Lord Simandhar Swami is present, but not in our world, He is in another world. You need a medium through which you can make a connection with Lord Simandhar Swami. I have a natural connection with Him; and the whole world can benefit from this. I have such good relationship with Simandhar Swami that if you do His darshan as I instruct you, it will reach all the way to Him (in Mahavideh Kshetra).” 

He further advises us to offer our obeisance to Lord Simandhar Swami, by saying the following prayer at least 40 times, everyday: “In the witness of Dada Bhagwan, with utmost reverence and devotion, I bow to Tirthankar Lord Shri Simandhar Swami, who is currently resided in Mahavideh Kshetra.”

The Benefit Is Tremendous!

Those who constantly revere Lord Simandhar, worship Him, do His live darshan there, be near Him and sit at His feet, attain complete liberation. There is enormous benefit in being in the presence of the Living Tirthankar, as the vibrations of His Absolute pure Self and the pure atoms of His physical body are floating around in the entire atmosphere. 

Therefore, today on the most pious occasion of Lord Simandhar Swami’s Janma Kalyanak (Birthday), come, let us establish a strong, stronger, strongest connection with the Lord, along with a pure wish in our heart, that in our next birth, we get to stay near Him, and with His grace we attain ultimate liberation!

Happy Mahavir Jayanti !

Friday April 3, 2020

Mahavir meaning the One with Supreme Courage!

His fearlessness, his courage and the right understanding with which he faced every suffering that came His way on the path of attaining Omniscience, got him the name ‘Mahavir’. Even after over 2500 years of his Nirvana, being the last Tirthankara of this era, his reign prevails and people worship him with utmost faith and devotion.

No other Tirthankara had to go through such severe suffering as he had to. Yet, while going through every result of his karmic debts, he never saw others at fault nor did he react. Rather, he always helped and blessed those who came to cause harm to him.

How did he do this? And why? Let’s understand.

Lord Mahavir, blessed with three higher forms of Knowledge by birth, and being extremely privileged in terms of every worldly and spiritual matter, had to go through such incredible amount of suffering owing to his past karma. However, he finished all his karma by remaining in equanimity and exhibiting unmatched stability so that he could attain ultimate liberation (moksha). He always saw the one inflicting pain on him as faultless, for he very well knew and was fully aware that it was solely his own karma, and no one else, who was responsible for the suffering that came to him.

Now, as compared to Lord Mahavir, our suffering is nothing! And whatever we are having to bear is mostly due to our lack of understanding. While going through any suffering or unhappiness, especially when in big magnitude, we often get depressed and disheartened, isn’t it?

Here, Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan suggests, “The world is not meant for suffering; it is meant for enjoying.” In this world, whatever and whoever we meet in life – the different people, circumstances, situations, etc. – come as a consequence of our past karma. That’s the reason why we see some people smiling while others are suffering.

Another general feeling that accompanies is that of blaming the other person(s) for one’s suffering. Param Pujya Dadashri says, “No one in this world is capable of doing anything. Whatever accounts one has already created will bind him. If it is not in your karma, then no one in this world can touch you.”

Further, Dadashri explains how the person who we can see inflicting suffering is merely a nimit, or in other words ‘instrumental’ in bringing the result of karma to you. The main cause lies within us!  Therefore, Param Pujya Dadashri strongly suggests, “Give what you would want to receive.” That is the basic principle of karma. If we give happiness, it is happiness that we receive. But if we give suffering, it is bound to return and come back to us in multiple!

If we work with the right understanding that ‘suffering is due to my karma only; and I want to finish this karma here and now’, then the effect of suffering will discharge and soon exhaust; and while this happens, we will not sow the seeds of new karma. By adopting such understanding, we too can ensure that all the effects in our life are experienced equanimously without seeing anyone guilty for it, and ultimately, ultimate liberation is attained.

So come, on this auspicious day, like Lord Mahavir, let us also determine to face every suffering in our life with the right understanding of finishing our karma without seeing others at fault.

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